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A List of Raleigh’s Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support

In Buzz, June 2020, Web Exclusive by Raleigh Magazine29 Comments

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WEB EXCLUSIVE North Carolina ranks fifth as the best state for Black-owned businesses and we want to make sure Raleigh’s get the love they deserve. In response to requests from our readers, we’ve compiled a list of some of the city’s Black-owned restaurants, shops, fitness centers, arts studios and other businesses; our list isn’t exhaustive so if you know of some we’ve missed, email us or tell us on social media! Remember to be safe when you visit; wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Eat and Drink

Alpha Dawgs
6209 Rock Quarry Road, Suite 102

Boss of Vegan
2161 South Wilmington Street

421 South Fayetteville Street

D&S Cafeteria
1177 Buck Jones Road

The District
317 West Morgan Street

Jack’s Seafood & Soul Food Restaurant
1516 New Bern Avenue

Jamaican Grille
5500 Atlantic Springs Road

Jamaica Jerk Masters
1909 Poole Road
3110 New Bern Avenue

3301 Rock Quarry Road

Lee’s Kitchen
1100 Raleigh Boulevard
4638 Capital Boulevard

1350 5th Ave., Garner 

Mum’s Jamaican Restaurant
3901 Capital Boulevard, Suite 101

Nafkot Ethiopian Restaurant
2109 Avent Ferry Road #146

The Naked Empanada
203 Capcom Ave., Wake Forest

Oak City Fish and Chips
411 West Morgan Street

ORO Restaurant and Lounge
18 East Martin Street

Premier Cakes
6617 Falls of Neuse Road

Proverbs Bakery

Sarge’s Chef on Wheels

The Shrimp Truck

Sinful Delights Cupcakery

Swahili Grill
Triangle Town Center
3721 Sumner Boulevard, Suite 100

Sweet Tea and Cornbread Grill & Eatery
NC Museum of History
5 East Denton Street

Triangle Bakery

Wingz American Grill
3400 New Birch Drive



Flavors Ice Cream
2831 Jones Franklin Road

Health and Fitness

8804 Gulf Court

Colors of Yoga Raleigh
16 Glenwood Avenue

CORE Fitness Studio
1105 Capital Boulevard

My Pink Cherry Pole Studio
3862 Capital Boulevard

Results Fitness
2205-109 Westinghouse Boulevard

TrapFit Raleigh
2822 New Birch Drive

Truce Hemp Co

Salons, Spas and Personal Care

Adara Spa
608 West Peace Street

Azia B’s Salon Nails
7400 Six Forks Road, #4

Blalock’s Barber and Beauty Salon
217 South Wilmington Street

City Market Barber and Style Shop
307 South Blount Street

Geometry Curly Hair Studio
6600 Six Forks Road, Suite 202

Hair Creations
425 South Blount Street

Men at Work Barbershop
600 West South Street

Metro Style Salon
3611 Spring Forest Road, Suite 104

Nail Yeah
22 Glenwood Avenue, #1

Nicholson’s Barber and Style
206 East Hargett Street

Posh Hair Concepts
450 East Davie Street, #105

Red Rose Grooming

Sellar’s Beauty Salon
133 South Wilmington Street

Something to Smile About
6213 Rock Quarry Road

Capital Beauty Supply
3029 Capital Blvd.

Specialty Retail

A Peace of My Passion
7633 Knightdale Boulevard, Suite 102

Artikle 74
602 West South Street

Azurelise Chocolate
702 North Boylan Avenue

6260 Plantation Center Drive, M 103
(pictured above)

Bon Vie Mobile Cigar Lounge

Classy Hair Products

The Chocolate Boutique
8480 Honeycutt Road

Cockamamie Jewelry
14 Glenwood Avenue, Studio 26

Élan House

Heavenscent By Aarynn LLC

6451 Triangle Plantation Drive

One of One Boutique
207 East Cabarrus Street

Rocket Fizz
121 Fayetteville Street

Natural Nourish and Handcrafted Skincare

610 West South Street

Social Status
308 Parham Street

Triangle Cultural Art Gallery
8320 Litchford Road, Suite 138

6320 Capital Boulevard

The ZEN Succulent
208 South Wilmington Street

1731 Trawick Road


A Plus Family Care
1500 Garner Road
4551 New Bern Avenue

Birth Sisters Doula Services

Nelson Orthodontics
10940 Raven Ridge Road

Renewed Strength Counseling Services

Triangle Doulas of Color

Urban Healing Counseling
8392 Six Forks Road

Professional Services

AJ Custom Services, LLC

Before the Bell Preschool
2414 Kennington Road

Bening Pest Management
10030 Green Level Church Road, Cary

Brand on Demand

CLS COX Locksmith

DDR Realty

Fuller’s Photography
410 Lord Berkley Road, #2467

Glenwood South Tailor & Alterations
743 West Johnson Street, Suite A

Good Son Residential & Commercial Services LLC

JT Willis Moving Services

McLaurin Realty Group
324 South Wilmington Street, Suite 275

Men at Work Car Care Center
330 Tryon Road

New Legacy Realty
211 E. Six Forks Road, Building C #108

Pretty N Paid Media

Open Arms Child Care of NC LLC
5875 Sparrows Nest Way, Wendell

Third Multimedia

TribeTalk Media

The Wardsworth Group
6325 Falls of Neuse Road

Arts, Music and Dance

Expressions in Rhythm Studio
5416 Rock Quarry Road

The McNeill Studio
16 Glenwood Avenue, Studio 30-C

Music Is Life RDU

Triangle Cultural Art Gallery

Kelley Consulting Firm

Nonprofits and Philanthropy

The Christy Foundation
2611 Spring Forest Road, Suite 104

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  1. I’m a big fan of D & S, and I wouldn’t get a pedicure anywhere other than Adara Spa. However, many of the other businesses on this list are unfamiliar to me. Thank you for sharing it so I can start exploring!

  2. This list is forgetting the Triangle Cultural Art Gallery in Raleigh, NC! They are great for classes, art lessons, and rental space! Also goes with out saying their artists work are amazing!!

  3. Thank you very much! I’ve been patronizing the same places. This list is more expansive.

  4. Skin Deep Life Coaching ( Black Owned)
    Life-Executive-Business-Personal Development Coach

    **Note: I also emailed you!🙂

  5. Capital Beauty Supply is a black-owned beauty supply store located in Raleigh, NC.

    3029 Capital Blvd., Suite 107
    Raleigh, NC 27604

  6. I am a Black man and I have Beautiful White Bird that I use for Weddings, Funerals and Special Events.

    I do releases in the Raleigh Area…

  7. Need a more extensive list of professional general contractors for home/property repairs, flood, water, fire, mold restoration contractors, home/property repairs/remodeling, flooring contractors, roofing and siding property, property upkeep/handyman repairs, custom designs/construction etc. Black contractors/black owned business go well beyond the food, hair and crafts!

    1. I’m looking for a black owned business that installs fencing..I thank you for your help

  8. How can I get my child care business on the list?
    Open Arms Child Care of NC LLC
    Wendell, NC

  9. Thank you so much. Didn’t know` most of these places existed. New adventures in dining await.

  10. My business:

    Just For U Custom Funeral Programs, Inc.
    “Make Celebrations of Life Memorable”

    Custom Keepsake funeral programs/brochures/bulletins.

  11. I would love to have my business added to the directory.

    AJ Custom Services, LLC
    Handyman Services
    Furniture Assembly
    TV Mounting, etc…

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