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Raleigh’s Black-Owned Small Businesses

In Buzz, February 2022 by Raleigh Magazine31 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. So we’ve compiled a list of some of the city’s Black-owned restaurants, shops, fitness centers, arts studios and other businesses for you to support.

Food & Bev

black-owned business wonder puff

Alpha Dawgs
6209 Rock Quarry Road, Ste. 102

Bestow Baked Goods
4208 Lassiter Road, Holly Springs

Black Farmers Hub
1409 Cross St.

Boricua Soul
705 Willard St., Durham; 11016 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest

Boss of Vegan
2161 S. Wilmington St.

Cake Town Bakery
903 North Smithfield Road, Knightdale

City Dogs & Stuff
11016 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest

The Cooking Mama

11016 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest

Corner Boys BBQ


421 S. Fayetteville St.


11016 Capital Blvd.,Wake Forest

The District
317 W. Morgan St.

Fishin’ Shrimp

The Fish House
837 Perry Road, Apex

Fish House Eatery
841 Perry Road, Apex

Flavors Ice Cream
2831 Jones Franklin Road

Greens N Goodness
11016 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest

Jack’s Seafood & Soul Food Restaurant
1516 New Bern Ave.; 5416 Rock Quarry Road 

Jamaican Grille
5500 Atlantic Springs Road

Jamaica Jerk Masters
1909 Poole Road; 3110 New Bern Ave.

3301 Rock Quarry Road

Kwench Juice Cafe
9660 Falls Neuse Road

Lee’s Kitchen
1100 Raleigh Blvd.; 4638 Capital Blvd.

Melanated Wine
4608 Industry Lane, Durham

1350 Fifth Ave., Ste. 250, Garner

Mum’s Jamaican Restaurant
3901 Capital Blvd., Ste. 101

Nafkot Ethiopian Restaurant
2109 Avent Ferry Road, #146

The Naked Empanada
203 Capcom Ave., Ste. 11, Wake Forest

Oak City Fish and Chips
411 W. Morgan St.

Oink N Moo

245 College Road, Smithfield

ORO Restaurant and Lounge
18 E. Martin St.

Premier Cakes
6617 Falls of Neuse Road

Proverbs Bakery


Sarge’s Chef on Wheels

The Shrimp Truck


Smallcakes NC
1132 Parkside Main St., Cary

Smiths Smokehouse and Smoothies
1318 South Main St., Wake Forest

Sweetheart Treats

10930 Raven Ridge Road

Sweet Tea and Cornbread Grill & Eatery
NC Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St.

Tall Grass Food Box

Triangle Bakery

Wingz American Grill
4506 Capital Blvd.

900 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle (Boxyard RTP)



black-owned business
Anne’s Apothecary

A Peace of My Passion
7633 Knightdale Blvd., Ste. 102, Knightdale

Anne’s Apothecary
3812 Tarheel Drive, Ste. C
Check out our coverage on Anne’s Apothecary here.

Artikle 74
602 W. South St.

Azurelise Chocolate
702 N. Boylan Ave.

Blackology Coffee Company

Bon Vie Mobile Cigar Lounge

Bria’s Balloon Boutique
3708 Benson Drive, Ste. 505

Caps Raleigh
1601 Cross Link Road, Ste. 55

The Chocolate Boutique
8480 Honeycutt Road

Classy Hair Products

Cockamamie Jewelry
14 Glenwood Ave., Studio 26

Cocoa Body Co.

1731 Trawick Road

Élan House

Graffiti Panda

Heavenscent By Aarynn LLC

6451 Triangle Plantation Drive

The Hemptender
590 E Chatham St., #110, Cary

Irresistible Boards

One of One Boutique
207 E. Cabarrus St.

McCormick Creations Gifts Co.

Natural Nourish and Handcrafted Skincare

Rocket Fizz
5017 Falls of Neuse Road

The Rooted Baby Co.

Shea La Vie

610 W. South St.

Social Status
308 Parham St.

Triangle Cultural Art Gallery
8320 Litchford Road, Ste. 138

Crabtree Valley Mall, Ste. 1035

Truce Hemp Co

Usu Company Candles

The ZEN Succulent
208 S. Wilmington St.

Health & Fitness

black-owned business CORE
CORE Fitness Studio

Find a Way Fitness
3607 Falls River Ave., Ste. 111

CORE Fitness Studio
1105 Capital Blvd.

My Pink Cherry Pole Studio
3862 Capital Blvd.

Results Fitness
2205-109 Westinghouse Blvd.

TrapFit Raleigh
2822 New Birch Drive

Salons, Spas & Personal Care

black-owned business adore spa
Adara Spa

Adara Spa
608 W. Peace St.

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

Blalock’s Barber and Beauty Salon
217 S. Wilmington St.

Brit & Yank
6608 Six Forks Road

Capital Beauty Supply
3029 Capital Blvd.

City Market Barber and Style Shop
307 S. Blount St.

Geometry Curly Hair Studio
1126 N Blount St.

Hair Creations
425 S. Blount St.

Men at Work Barbershop
600 W. South St.

Metro Style Salon
3611 Spring Forest Road, Ste. 104

Nail Yeah
431 Hill St.

Nicholson’s Barber and Style
106 E. Hargett St.

Posh Hair Concepts
450 E. Davie St., #105

Red Rose Grooming

Sellar’s Beauty Salon
133 S. Wilmington St.

Something to Smile About
6213 Rock Quarry Road


A Plus Family Care
1500 Garner Road;
4551 New Bern Ave.

Araminta Wellness

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

ATS Commercial

Before the Bell Preschool
2414 Kennington Road

Bening Pest Management
10030 Green Level Church Road, Cary

Brand on Demand

CLS COX Locksmith


DDR Realty

201 West Chatham St., Ste. 206, Cary

Dream Weddings & Events
3708 Benson Drive

Find a Way Travel

Fuller’s Photography
410 Lord Berkley Road, #2467

Glenwood South Tailor & Alterations
743 W. Johnson St., Ste. A

Good Son Residential & Commercial Services LLC


JT Willis Moving Services


Life Lines

McLaurin Realty Group
150 Fayetteville St., Ste. 300

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

4801 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 200

Top Notch Picnics

TribeTalk Media

The Wardsworth Group
2409 Crabtree Blvd., Ste. 107

Two Ladies and A Broom

Arts, Music & Dance

Black-owned business Triangle Cultural Art Gallery
Triangle Cultural Art Gallery

Expressions in Rhythm Studio
3545 Maitland Drive

Kelley Consulting Firm


The McNeill Studio
16 Glenwood Ave., Studio 30-C

Music Is Life RDU

Triangle Cultural Art Gallery

8320 Litchford Road, Ste. 138

Nonprofits & Philanthropy

The Christy Foundation
3611 Spring Forest Road, Ste. 104

*Have or know of a Black-owned small business in Raleigh or Wake County that isn’t on the list? Email and cc

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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!

        1. Good day. How can we get our business added to this list. We are Two Ladies and A Broom commercial cleaning company in Raleigh. Our number is 919-333-8855.

  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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