6 Black-Owned Businesses in Texas You Should Support
In honor of Black History Month, we put together a list of some of our favorite Black-owned businesses in Texas, all the way from San Antonio to Austin and Houston to Dallas.
From art to homemade goods, natural products and our favorite restaurant spots, make sure to visit these businesses when you’re in town or support them online by purchasing gifts for friends—not just for Black History Month, but all year round.
Support These Black-Owned Businesses in Texas
Join us in supporting Black-owned businesses. There are so many ways to show your support for small businesses and the Black community as a whole. Whether you’re a native Texan or planning to visit soon, here are some of our favorite Black-owned businesses to add to your list:
- The Carmel Soap Company: The Carmel Soap Company is based in San Antonio with roots from Carmel, California. When the owner, Tarra, bought a natural body wash from a store, she noticed a strong chemical smell and could never understand the ingredients on the back of the bottle. This inspired a handcrafted line of artisan soaps, lotions and scrubs made from real (and legible) natural products. Handmade in San Antonio, The Carmel Soap Company products are honest, made-from-scratch self-care products you should add to your list. Support The Carmel Soap Company online.
2. Sweet Yams: Sweet Yams is the first organic take-out restaurant in San Antonio. The restaurant is on a mission to heal the world through food, using organic local ingredients to help nourish the mind, body and soul. From free ranged tender chicken breast dishes, to blackened BBQ salmon, we love treating ourselves to this San Antonio staple. Whether you’re visiting or looking for a new local favorite, make sure to stop by and order some delicious meals from Sweet Yams in San Antonio.
3. The Steeped Leaf: We’re big tea drinkers. The Steeped Leaf in San Antonio is your next must-visit tea spot when you’re in town. Exploring the experience of tea from around the world, The Steeped Leaf will fulfill your passion for tea. If you’re not in the area, you can shop for loose leaf teas on their website. They even have tea time events you can participate in, like cooking with tea and finding ways to pair it with your favorite meals. Visit their website for more amazing tea information, including a wonderful video on the beauty of matcha.
4. The Coy Collection: Coy, owner and artist, created The Coy Collection in Austin as a place to share and sell their ceramic wares. Coy connects with ceramics through a practice of self-love and care, crafting each piece to remind everyone to love their body and home. Coy’s pieces will add joy to your space. Whether you’re planning a trip to Austin, or thinking of a piece to buy for a friend, make sure to support The Coy Collection. Shop online, and check out their current collections here. They even offer a made-to-order option.
5. ThroughGood Coffee: Looking for a new coffee spot to try? ThroughGood Coffee in Houston is a Black-owned business you have to add to your coffee shop list. It provides a great atmosphere for that remote work spot or a cool place to catch up with an old friend in their covered patio area. You can even order your coffee online before you arrive. From classic coffee options, to some vegan donut options, ThroughGood Coffee uses locally roasted coffee beans, supporting the community with every cup you consume. Check out their menu and plan a visit next time you’re in Houston!
6. The Plant Project: Are you a plant king or queen? Make sure to add The Plant Project to your list when visiting Dallas. This Black-owned business is rooted in diversity, celebrating plants through culture and community. Located on Uptown Dallas’ Routh Street, The Plant Project is the first Black Woman-Owned plant shop in Dallas. This plant shop is not only a great Instagrammable spot, but it is a great way to support local Back-owned businesses in Dallas and find yourself a new plan to nurture. Check out their plant selection and shop online. They ship nationwide.
Support Black-Owned Businesses in Your Community Year-Round
Whether you’re in the area or looking for some amazing Black-owned businesses to support in Texas, it’s important to make sure you support locally owned Black-owned businesses in your own community. Consumers across generations expect companies and corporations to take a stance on social issues. Pledge to stand by Black communities through your shopping and dining decisions — and remember, you have the power to celebrate and support the Black community every month, not just in February for Black History Month.
Need help planning a meaningful marketing campaign celebrating Black communities? Check out our Black History Month Marketing Guide for evergreen campaign ideas, along with a diversity case study for how to generate significant audience and engagement growth for a nonprofit with diverse audiences.
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