Boston Moms Guide to Black-Owned Businesses in Greater Boston

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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!

Caring for Mamas

Greater Boston :: Click here to contact

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.

Little Cocoa Bean Company

Greater Boston and beyond :: Click here to shop

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. 

4 Corners Yoga + Wellness

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.

Fusion Dolls

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Fusion Dolls specializes in multicultural, biracial, and Black dolls and accessories. Every doll is created with love and care. Each comes with their very own custom outfit, stylish curly hair, vinyl body, and a movable head.

Artifact Soapworks

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! 

Urban Grape

303 Columbus Avenue, Boston :: Click here to contact

Located in Boston, the Urban Grape is one of the most successful and award-winning wine stores in America. Urban Grape is a Black-owned and woman-owned small business dedicated to building community through beverage.

BRED Gourmet

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!

Cafe Juice Up

1290 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan :: (617) 702-1808

The mission of Cafe Juice Up is to bring healthy blends of fruits and vegetables to underserved communities. These delicious drinks are prepared with clean ingredients in a casual, friendly, and affordable environment. Nutrition has never tasted so good!

Frugal Bookstore

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! 

Last Lust

(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. 

Maxine’s On Saint James

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! 

Pink & Pretty Nail Salon

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! 

Ripple Cafe

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! 

Shea Butter Smoothies

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?

Tipping Cow Ice Cream

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.

TrelleBlazers International Hairport

1465 River Street, Hyde Park :: (857) 345-9991 :: Click here to contact

Founder LaTrelle Pinkney-Chase had long dreamed of opening a trendy salon that possessed both the sophistication of a high-end salon and the warm, welcoming atmosphere of a neighborhood salon. And thus, she TrelleBlazed her own path! TrelleBlazers caters to a multi-cultural clientele and specializes in hair color and highlights, edgy cuts, gorgeous updos, detailed and fierce styling, and overall hair care. Every client leaves feeling like they have had a first class experience of being TrelleBlazed!

TRILLFIT

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! 

Mama O’s Bakery

Framingham, MA  :: Click here to contact

Mama O has something for EVERYONE. And, she ships!