10 delicious Black-owned eats to add to your kitchen
From tea to waffles, and everything in between.
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Historically in Black culture, food has been used as a way to pass down generational stories, family history, and of course, recipes. I recall watching my grandmother in the kitchen many times over the years—whenever she cooked, she’d share a story about her grandparents who were former slaves, and with every story came a recipe.
I love that there are Black chefs who, like my grandmother, want to share their family recipes with the world. Here are 10 delicious and unforgettable Black-owned eats that will make you, your family, and your kitchen happy.
1. The perfect chocolate chip cookies
Baking cookies from scratch is a gift and science. But don’t worry, Chef Mashama Bailey of The Grey—a Savannah, Georgia-based eatery—has mastered this craft so you don’t have to. These cookies are the perfect balance of sweet and salty, plus they’re available for delivery via Goldbelly. (The cookies have a waitlist, so if you’re short on patience, try these biscuits instead.)
2. Wine made with love
Phil Long began his Longevity Wines as a way to celebrate the love that he has for his wife. As one of the few Black winemakers in the industry, Long has created everything from clean, delicate Muscat to bold Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of black cherry, cassis, and plum.
3. Colorful pancakes and waffles
These vibrant pancake and waffle mixes will satisfy kids, foodies, and health enthusiasts. Made with real blueberries, beets, pumpkin, and carrots, this colorful mix offers a natural sweetness and all you need to add is water to make your breakfast dreams a reality.
4. The freshest juices and açaí bowls
If you ever find yourself in Philadelphia and need a healthy energy boost, then make sure you make your way to Stripp’d Juice. Their menu consists of a number of açaí bowls, fresh cold-pressed juices, and smoothies. The Bishop juice which combines apple, lemon, and ginger root is a tasty and refreshing juice. It will put a little pep in your step on days you feel less than your best. Delivery service is offered to certain areas so you can taste the fresh deliciousness whenever you want to.
5. A city tasting box
While you might not be able to travel the way you want to, you can always get a taste of another place through its food, like this curated package from City Tasting Box. This particular box is packed with local culinary must-haves from Memphis, Tennessee, such as Rendezvous's BBQ seasoning, My Cup of Tea's teabags, and Makeda’s Cookies.
Most of these delicious treats highlight a Black cook, chef, or eatery as well, so your purchase will support multiple businesses.
6. Ready-to-eat beans
It’s ok if you can’t cook beans like your grandmother—A Dozen Cousins makes tasty pre-seasoned, ready-to-eat beans to make mealtime a bit easier. With flavors like Cuban Black Beans and Trini Chickpea Curry, these legumes are the perfect side dish.
7. Chef-made spice blends
Sure, you'll need the standard black pepper and salt to season your food, but have you ever wondered what’s in the spice rack of Louisiana chefs? Or perhaps you want to know how Texans season their meats? Chef Ryan Rondeno has taken the guesswork out of a plethora of flavorful spice blends to help you cook regional dishes at home.
8. Unique teas
Step up your tea party game with flavors like Lavender Love and Bougie Hippy from What’s Your Tea. Pair these teas with equally tasty tea biscuits made from tea leaves, in flavors like Honey Butter and Berry Rich. What’s Your Tea has everything you need to turn your home into a trendy and tranquil mental getaway.
9. Kid-approved wildflower honey
Honey lovers, this one’s for you: Zach & Zoë Sweet Bee Farm’s honey is smooth, delectable, and totally raw. This company began when the founders discovered their child had allergies, so they tried feeding him local honey as a natural remedy.
Once they saw that their son was having fewer allergy attacks, they decided to invest in honey as a family. Soon after, they were making their own raw honey and the rest is sweet, golden history.
10. Brazilian bon bons
These sweet Brazillian confections will instantly melt in your mouth. Crunchy Strawberry and Salted Caramel varieties are just a few of the memorable flavors offered by Sweet Kiss Brigadeiro. And there’s no need to pick a favorite flavor—curate your own 4-, 8-, 15-, or 30-piece box.
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