Black History Month in Baltimore: Shop and Eat Locally
February is the annual celebration and recognition of African Americans. Black History Month honors and celebrates the achievement of African Americans throughout history in the United States. Now more than ever, it is important to support our community. And right in Baltimore, not too far from your home at Union Wharf, you can shop, eat, and do so much more at Black-owned businesses!
The Dollhouse Boutique will have you dressed in style! Celebrity stylist and fashion designer, Natalie Karyl has the best taste! So, stop by and try on her designs.
Who doesn’t love a good candle?! KSM Candle Co. is owned and run by Letta Moore. Her candle making workshop makes for a great date with a pal or special someone, and her products make great gifts.
Pandora’s Box is a wonderful shopping experience full of realness, humor, charm. They are proud to be a black-owned business in the heart of Federal Hill.
Drama MaMa Bookshop believes in the power of the written word! Alisa L Brock is an avid reader and writer. As a black woman, she hopes to inspire other black women through her store, her writing, and much more!
Crust, a bakery in Whitehall Market is owned by an adorable couple, Jarrod and Amanda Mack. They not only sell delicious baked goods, but are partnered with the Black Yield Institute to raise money for the future first black-owned grocery store.
Codetta Bake Shop is one of Baltimore’s finest dessert providers. Founder and baker-in-chief, Sumayyah Bilial, creates the best cheesecakes, cupcakes, and of course… cake!
If you’re looking for more sweet treats, and a last minute Valentine’s Day present, be sure to check out Berries by Quicha.These gourmet chocolate strawberries are made with passion and love by this black owned business. They are so good, even celebrities like Beyonce and President Obama have ordered them!
Celestial Cafe, run by the talented Tondria Simon-Allen, specializes in farm-fresh ingredients and old fashioned techniques. Inspired by her family recipes, you will get that family-love-family-feel from her lunch, dinner, and appetizer menus.
Cuples Tea House is a small black/woman-owned business in Baltimore. Tea has always been the passion of owners Ber and Lynnette Dodson. With the sweetest selection, teaware, and more, you can’t go wrong with Cuples Tea House.
The Ivy Hotel, a luxury hotel in downtown Baltimore, is owned by the lovely Eddie and Sylvia Brown. They aim to demand equality, educate themselves and others, and create equity in the workplace. Their commitment to diversity is interwoven into the fabrics of their hotel. Enjoy a 5-star staycation in Baltimore and check them out here!
We hope you will support and fall in love with black-owned businesses in Baltimore this Black History Month, and every month!