Celebrate Black History Month & Support These Incredible Black-Owned Food BrandsFebruary 12, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting 9 outstanding Black-owned food and beverage brands, plus some important resources that deserve the spotlight—this February and always.
How do you find Black-owned restaurants near you to support? That’s exactly what EatOkra—a comprehensive, user-friendly Black-owned business directory app—was created for. Just download, sign up, and watch it populate! You’ll also find an extensive Marketplace feature where you can purchase pantry staples, from ketchup to soursop tea. You can check out local events near you, or peruse their Black History Month feature which highlights prominent Black inventors and innovators in the food industry.
Even if you’ve never gardened before, it’s tough to resist browsing the Seed Mail Seed Co site. After a few minutes of scrolling, you’ll be planning out your dream garden bursting with Texas Blue Bonnets, Cylindra Beets, Royalty Purple Pod Bush Beans, and Chubby Luffa Gourds. Lucky for us, founder Stefane believes anyone can acquire a green thumb. Plus, the heirloom seeds that Stefane has curated are as beautiful as they are affordable, making them widely accessible.
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Founded by professional pastry chef Auzerais Bellamy, Blondery’s bite-size blondies are unlike any you’ve tasted before. With flavors like Pecan and Salted Caramel (the original, which Bellamy developed for 10 years!), Oreo-inspired Birthday Cake, Strawberry Rosé, and Brooklyn Blackout (which happens to be gluten free), it’s impossible to pick a favorite. Luckily, they offer beautifully-packaged variety boxes. Psst—don’t miss the amazing flavor descriptions on the site, like for the Cinnamon Sugar variety: “…imagine if Cinnamon Toast Crunch had an Amex and drove a Benz.” Enough said.
EssieSpice’s small-batch sauces and spice rubs are bursting with flavor. You can see (and taste!) founder Essie Bartels’ global influence, “spurred by her insatiable appetite for travel,” in all her unique blends. There’s Mekko Dry Rub with roasted ground peanuts, Mango Chili Medley with Jamaican Scotch bonnet peppers, savory and fruity Coco-for-Garlic, and sweet and tangy TamarindOH. They’re perfect for marinating meats, spreading on sandwiches, pairing with cheese and crackers, or anything your heart desires.
Nigerian-born founder ‘Yemisi Awosan is serving up the flavors and ingredients of her childhood through these delectable soups and sauces. Egunsi Foods offers ready-to-eat soups that are delicious both hot and cold. In them, you’ll find classic West African ingredients like Egusi melon seeds, groundnuts, and Nigerian Honey browned-eyed peas. Simply heat and eat for a quick and easy meal, or use as simmering sauces.
McBride Sisters Collection is the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States. The aforementioned sisters, Robin and Andrea, have been producing their superb wine since 2005. In addition to their namesake collection, they also have a Black Girl Magic collection and She Can canned wine and spritzers. According to their site, the “SHE CAN collection and it’s related SHE CAN Professional Development Fund, are inspired by the endless pursuit of all women who are making their dreams a reality and breaking barriers daily. And the Black Girl Magic collection, Robin and Andrea’s personal ode to their culture and story, is inspired by the magic and resilience of Black women, to be enjoyed by all.”
去年，他们的虚拟“与爸爸烹饪”活动汇集了数百家当地的黑人和他们的孩子在哥伦布，哦，哦，地区，免费互动的Hellofresh烹饪示范。必威开户户退房相片from the event on Instagram.
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