Black-Owned Businesses in Raleigh


Here is a list of Black-owned businesses in Raleigh that residents can support. This article includes businesses providing food, clothing, fitness, personal care and other businesses. 

For more in-depth information on specific Black-owned business, check out Nubian Message’s new series, Black Business Highlight. 


  • Alpha Dawgs: A hotdog restaurant with vegan options.

  • Baton Rouge Cuisine: A food truck that serves cajun style food.

  • Beans and Bubbles: A cafe with bubble tea. 

  • Boss of Vegan: Causal restaurant serving vegan comfort food.

  • The Chocolate Boutique: A chocolate shop that also hosts chocolate parties.  

  • Crema: A coffee shop that also serves ice cream, homemade soups and freshly made salads and sandwiches.

  • Cupcake Craze by Azaria: Sells personalized homemade desserts 

  • Jack’s Seafood Restaurant: Serves fried fish and chicken, as well as other traditional American soul food.

  • Jamaican Grille: Serves Jamacian classics like jerk chicken and oxtails. 

  • Jamaica Jerk Masters: Another option for Jamaican food.

  • Jersey Mike’s Subs: Creedmoor Rd. location. 

  • Jonathan’s Sports Lounge and Grille: Menu features traditional sports lounge foods like wings and ribeye, but also vegetarian options like the Beyond Burger and a PowerGrain bowl.  

  • Kandy Apples by K: A shop that sells candy apples. 

  • Kwench Juice Cafe: Serves acai bowls and raw juices.

  • Lee’s Kitchen: Serves Jamacian food and classic Southern soul food.

  • Mum’s Jamaican: Serves Jamacian dishes.

  • Oak City Fish and Chips: Two locations, one in Farmington Square and one in the Morgan Street Food Hall. 

  • ORO Restaurant & Lounge: They cater to vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free needs.

  • Premier Cakes: A bakery that specializes in Southern, made-from-scratch, old-fashioned cakes and pies.

  • Rocket Fizz: A candy shop specializing in soda, candy and novelty items. Fayetteville Street location. 

  • Sarge’s Chef on Wheels: Food truck that serves food with Asian/Caribbean flair.

  • Swahili Grill: Serves Kenyan cuisine.

  • Sweet Tea & Cornbread Grill and Eatery: Located in the North Carolina Museum of History.

  • Sweetheart Treats: A bakery where every dessert is customizable to suit dietary restrictions.

  • Uncorked: Shop and cafe with unique wines, craft beers and locally roasted coffee, as well as small plates.



Personal care: 

  • Adara Spa: Spa that offers facial, massages, waxing and more. 



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