February is Black History Month and therefore a great time to support black-owned businesses. Here's a list of black-owned shops, businesses, and restaurants that you should know about in and around Austin! You can always check out the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce to learn about even more local, black-owned businesses to support.
This Austin-based lemonade brand uses honey in lieu of sugar to create a delightfully sweet lemonade. The company is on a mission to save the bees and a percentage of the profits are donated to such efforts. Check out their website for a store locator and more information.
Awkward Auntie is a brand known for using cement as a medium to create fun planters, candle holders, and home decor Check out the full collection on their website.
Bird Bird Biscuit is a neighborhood restaurant serving house-made buttermilk biscuit sandwiches for breakfast & lunch.The menu includes biscuit sandwiches such as the Queen Beak with a spicy breaded chicken, cayenne-black pepper honey, and a bacon-chipotle mayonnaise, alongside fries, standalone biscuits, and drinks.
Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls has become well known in Austin, TX for its unique sweet rolls, including the popular Sweet Potato roll, Peach Cobbler and Banana Cinnamon roll varieties.
Black Pearl Books is an Austin based independent bookstore which promotes diversity, inclusion, equality, and cultural awareness through literature. Visit their website here for upcoming events and more information.
Hoover’s Cooking comes to us courtesy of native East Austinite and fifth-generation Texan, Hoover Alexander. Located at 2002 Manor Road, the award-winning eatery has offered to-die-for menu options for the last 20 years.