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10 delicious Black-owned eats to add to your kitchen

From tea to waffles, and everything in between.

City Tasting Box's Memphis-themed box, open, showcasing all of the food products inside, on a blue zigzag pattern Credit: City Tasting Box

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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

A tin of chocolate chip cookies individually wrapped in plastic wrap sits on a pink board, accompanied by matchbooks and an information sheet.
Credit: Reviewed / Madison Trapkin

Because every kitchen needs 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.)

Get The Grey’s Tin of Chocolate Chip Cookies from Goldbelly for $62

2. Wine made with love

Three bottles of Longevity Cabernet Sauvignon wine are arranged across a red gradient background.
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A wine made with love by Black winemaker Phil Long.

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.

Get the Longevity Cabernet Sauvignon on Drizly for $14.99

3. Colorful pancakes and waffles

Four packages of pancake mix are arranged across a white background in the following flavor order from left to right: pumpkin, blueberry, carrot, and beet.
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You’ve never had pancakes and waffles as colorful as these!

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.

Get the Kickerfeast Pancake & Waffle Mix 4-Pack for $26

4. The freshest juices and açaí bowls

A blue to yellow gradient serves as the backdrop for three colorful bottles of cold-pressed juice from Philadelphia-based Stripp'd Juice.
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The best fresh juice made in the city of brotherly love.

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.

Get Stripp’d Juice açaí bowls on Caviar starting at $11

5. A city tasting box

City Tasting Box's Memphis-themed box, open, showcasing all of the food products inside, on a blue zigzag pattern
Credit: City Tasting Box

Bring the flavors of Memphis, Tennessee to your kitchen.

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.

Get The Official Memphis Travel Box from City Tasting Box for $74.99

6. Ready-to-eat beans

Five assorted flavors of colorful pre-packaged beans from A Dozen Cousins are arranged on an orange gradient background.
Credit: A Dozen Cousins

These beans mean business, with flavors like Cuban Black Beans and Trini Chickpea Curry.

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.

Get a 6-Pack of A Dozen Cousins beans on Amazon for $24.99

7. Chef-made spice blends

Three jars of chef-made spice blends on a blue background in the following flavors: Nola Creole Spice Rub, Citrus-Herb Rub, and Ancho-Chile BBQ Rub.
Credit: Rondeno Culinary Designs

The perfect spice blends to expand your recipes.

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.

Get the Original Rondeno Spice Collection for $35

8. Unique teas

A brightly lit top-down photo of tea blends and tea cookies, featuring shades of white and pastels.
Credit: What’s Your Tea

This Black-owned tea company offers creative flavors like Lavender Love and Bougie Hippy.

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.

Get the Ultimate Tea and Cookies Package from What’s Your Tea starting at $44.99

9. Kid-approved wildflower honey

Left: A jar of golden honey sits on top of a white fence post with a scenic farm as the backdrop. Right: Two young Black children sit laughing in front of a red barn with a jar of honey in between them.
Credit: Zach & Zoë Sweet Bee Farm

For a natural remedy to seasonal allergies, try eating local honey to build up resistance to local pollen.

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.

Get Zach & Zoë Sweet Bee Farm Raw Wildflower Honey on Amazon for $19.99

10. Brazilian bon bons

A box of eight assorted colorful Brazilian bon bons, covered in yellow, pink, brown, and white toppings.
Credit: Sweet Kiss Brigadeiro

Get a sweet taste of Brazil with these bite-sized confections.

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.

Get a Custom Sweet Kiss Brigadeiro Box starting at $11.50

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