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Wellness Brands + Services

This page houses a list of BIPOC-owned food, drink, clean beauty and other wellness brands and services.

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Food + Drink 

McBride Sisters with bottles of their wine
Photo of McBride Sisters from WWD

LIST: U.S. Black-owned restaurants and Black-owned restaurants by city 

Article: 5 Ways To Find Black-Owned Restaurants And Food Services In Your Area 

Adjourn Teahouse - loose leaf tea

BLK & Bold - fair trade coffee and loose leaf tea

Couples Tea House - premium loose leaf tea and accessories

Dope Coffee - coffee beans and accessories

Forty Acres Fresh Market - grocery that operates pop-ups with fresh food in underserved neighbourhoods

Ivyees - honey products

KoiaShakes with functional benefits

Loadebar - natural energy bars

Makomas100% natural beverages created from hibiscus, baobab, moringa and ginger using sustainably grown premium organic West African fruits, flowers and native U.S. ginger roots

McBride Sisters - Female-owned, California winery

Partake Foods - gluten-free, vegan and allergy-friendly cookies

Power Bites - Soft granola snacks using all organic, gluten-free and vegan ingredients

Red Bay Coffee - committed to ensure coffee production is not only high quality and sustainable, but a vehicle for diversity

The Spice Suite - spices online and Washington D.C. store

VeganSmart - nutritional shake powders

Clean/Natural Beauty

Beauty Bakarie

Photo by Beauty Bakarie

Full-body beauty brand supporting ethical business practices and empowering women and communities in West Africa 

Angie Watts - Natural, vegan, cruelty-free skin food

Marketplace: BLK + GRN - online marketplace for natural beauty and wellness products made by black artisans and entrepreneurs

Beauty Bakerie - vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free beauty products

Body Love - Beautifully crafted body products

Camille Rose - handmade and all natural hair and skin products

Flowers & Moondust A brand inspired by African ancestral healing magic to bring you high quality African superfoods + beauty products

Ginger Yum. - Body products made from ginger essence

JaeSyn's Cart Beauty Co. - A beauty supply store.

KNC Beauty - natural collagen-infused face masks

LIHA BEAUTY. - London-based beauty brand with African roots.

Martous Naturals - Natural Skincare Products; soaps, lotions, & more. Family owned, vegan, handmade, cruelty free and soy free

Miss Jessie's Original A hair care line full of potent natural ingredients

Nyakio. - Global-inspired skin care brand. Formulated without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehyde

Pear Nova - Nail Polish with flattering shades in 10-free formulas

ROSE Ingleton MD Skincare - A derm-created, clean skin care line

The Lip Bar - vegan and cruelty-free makeup

Other Products

Variety of Pur Home Products
Photo By PUR Home

Akasha Apothecary - Eco Conscious Handmade Goods, Skin Care, Apothecary, Clothing,  Tea  and more

Forage & Sustain - online curated shop of products from sustainability-focused artisans and small businesses, including numerous BIPOC-owned businesses

Cherry Blossom Intimates - bras for women who have had mastectomies

Love Notes - scented soy candles

PUR Home - non-toxic cleaning products

Ruby Love - reusable period underwear, underwear, swimsuits, and workout wear for teens and women

The Honey Pot - natural feminine care products

Tru Supplements - vegan supplements 

Vibrant Health - nutritional supplements


Sistah of the Yam - Taylor Johnson-Gordon

Photo of Sistah of the Yam - Taylor Johnson-Gordon by Bri Morse Photography

4D Healthware - virtual health management for patients

Black Girl Beautiful A loving, safe space that honors + uplifts women of African descent. Founded by Nikia Phoenix

Chicago Birthworks - full-service doula collective

Ev'Yan Whitney - sex educator

HealHaus (Brooklyn) - yoga and meditation studio and cafe (offer livestream classes)

Karma Bliss Retail and lifestyle company designed to guide and support women of color on their journey to self-discovery through products, curriculum and events created around powerful methods of proven spiritual growth. Founded by Devi Brown

NightLight Pediatrics - urgent care centre for kids

Mama Glow - support for women along the childbearing continuum

Maya Feller - dietitian, nutrition counselling

The Underbelly- online yoga classes. Founded by Jessamyn Stanley

Shayla Boger - skin therapy and well-being consultations

Sistah of the Yam - Taylor Johnson-Gordon - herbalist, certified health coach (prenatal health), plant food educator  

Spiked Spin (Brooklyn, NY) - Boutique hip-hop cycling studio

Black Owned Bookstores

Semicolon Bookstore

Photo by Semicolon Bookstore

Cafe Con Libros- Feminist Bookstore 
Feminist community bookstore and coffeeshop catering to folks who are book lovers, coffee aficionados, or both. Located in Brooklyn, NY

Harriet’s Bookshop
Independent bookshop and writing space celebrating female writers, activists and artists. Located in Philadelphia, PA

Loyalty Bookstore
Offers a selection of books that highlight the diverse voices and creatives that make our communities great. Located in Washington, DC

Mahogany Books
Dedicated to meeting the literary needs of readers in search of books written for, by, or about people of African Diaspor
a. Located in Washington, DC

Semicolon Bookstore
Black Women-owned safe space that was created to merge minds through books and art alike. Located in Chicago, IL

Sistah Sci Fi 
Cauldron of all things afro-futurism, mysticism, science fiction, voodoo, magical realism, speculative fiction and horror- casting spells to uplift literature written by Black women

The LIT Bar
Haven that inspires reading, encourages healthy social connections, highlights diverse voices and increases intellectual visibility. Located in the Bronx, NY

Uncle Bobbie’s
Community space designed for sharing, building, earning, laughing, debating, eating and building. Coffee shop and bookstore in Philadelphia, PA


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