Boston Moms loves to support local! We are excited to share some of our favorite Black-owned businesses, as sourced by our writing team.
Do you know an exceptional Black-owned business? Let us know in the comments!
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Caring for Mamas is a doula service owned by Boston Moms contributor Dashanna Hanlon. Dashanna serves families throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period, helping them to create a beautiful experience. With her guidance, families will feel empowered to advocate for themselves and understand the birthing process.
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When Boston Moms contributor Tracy Skelly‘s daughter was born, she realized she was unable to find the nutrient-dense, pre-packaged baby food her little one needed to thrive. She created the Little Cocoa Bean Company to fill this void. Little Cocoa Bean Company strives to provide families with access to vital information about nutrition, along with the tools and services they need to thrive during their child’s first 1,000 days of life.
336 Washington Street, Dorchester :: (617) 506-0519 :: Click here to contact
4 Corners Yoga + Wellness believes yoga should be for everyBODY. In this body-positive space, the dedicated team offers a safe, welcoming, and culturally affirming sanctuary for the community to participate in bodywork treatments, workshops, and classes.
1770 Massachusetts Avenue, PMB 621, Cambridge :: Click here to contact
If you are tired of plain, boring, square bars of soap, you are going to love Artifact Soapworks! These luxurious vegan soaps are molded into beautiful and unique shapes, giving them the appearance of artifacts!
2255 Dorchester Avenue, Boston :: (617) 698-0103
BRED Gourmet founder Tambo Barrow has a passion for burgers, and it shows. Drool-worthy recipes such as the Maui burger (featuring grilled pineapple, pepper jack cheese, crispy onions, sweet plantains, grilled ham, and M&M Ribs’ BBQ sauce) adorn the menu, alongside delicious smoothies and decadent salads. A must-try for any foodie!
57 Warren Street, Roxbury :: (617) 541-1722 :: Click here to contact
Frugal Bookstore, the only Black-owned bookstore in Boston, was voted the Best of Boston in 2020, and for good reason! They love everything about books! This community bookstore is passionately dedicated to promoting literacy, not only in children, but in teens and adults too. There is nothing quite like the feeling of a book in your hand, and this is the perfect place to pick one out!
(978) 930-1382 :: Click here to contact
Since owner Fiona Kikoyo created Last Lust in 2017, the brand has flourished in creating gorgeous, unique robes and kimonos that evoke a sense of beauty, style, and comfort. Expanding her brand the following year, she also began to create decorative pillows that enhance any space.
304 Dudley St, Roxbury :: (617) 207-0551
If you are looking for southern goodness, look no further than Maxine’s! Cooking up old fashioned soul food, their menu includes favorites such as jambalaya and chicken and sausage gumbo. And don’t forget to order the baked mac and cheese — it definitely IS something to write home about!
107 Savin Hill Avenue, Dorchester :: Click here to contact
In 2020, mother and daughter team Dana Bonner and Florence Taylor fulfilled their dream of opening a nail salon. Guests at Pink & Pretty Nail Salon experience a chill zone where customers feel relaxed as they get a beautiful manicure or pedicure!
1906 Dorchester Avenue, Boston :: (617) 297-5621
Located in the Ashmont T station, Ripple Cafe serves up something for any kind of appetite! Whether you are looking for bacon or for vegan steak, your taste buds will thank you! If you aren’t in the mood for a killer cup of coffee, try the fresh fruit smoothies. They are as beautiful as they are delicious!
777 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston :: (617) 922-2181
If you are looking for a health boost but don’t want to sacrifice delicious flavor, look no further than Shea Butter Smoothies. From superfood smoothies to fresh-squeezed juices, nutrition has never been so refreshing! And doesn’t a smoothie bowl sound like the absolute perfect dessert?
415 Medford Street, Somerville :: (617) 718-0558 :: Click here to contact
Tipping Cow Ice Cream is a little scoop of heaven, right in Somerville! Their handmade, gourmet ice cream is available in seasonal flavors, and they even offer vegan and dairy-free options! And Tipping Cow doesn’t stop at ice cream — they also handcraft hot chocolate, milkshakes, floats, sundaes, and affogatos, as well as nut-free baked goods that are made from scratch right at the shop.
Follow the Flamingo to find the Kreyol Flavor! Chef Nathalie grew up in Miami, where she watched her parents run one of the most successful Haitian restaurants in the area. She brought the amazing flavors to Boston, by way of a brightly colored food truck! Find the Flamingo, reserve some catering, or book her for your events!
1484 Tremont Street, Boston :: (617) 544-7690 :: Click here to contact
TRILLFIT® is Boston’s coolest hip hop workout! This boutique fitness studio was founded with the idea that exercise should be inclusive and fun — and set to an ill soundtrack! TRILLFIT classes range from cardio dance to sculpt and include something for every interest and skill level. Monthly subscriptions can be used in the studio or digitally, bringing this exciting fitness trend from Mission Hill to anywhere in the world!
Greater Boston :: (978) 315-0055 :: Click here to contact
If you are looking to help your little one get some much needed zzzzz’s, look no further than Jensine Casey! Jensine is a certified pediatric sleep consultant with a Masters in Early Childhood, and will be the answer to your sleepy time prayers!