Black Owned Businesses

Baltimore, Maryland

Eateries:

The Avenue Bakery

Full line on fresh baked goods from Donuts, Pastries, and Cakes to fresh made Crepes. It is our mission to provide unique products freshly baked here in our community on our historic Pennsylvania Avenue. It is also our mission to support the efforts of the “The Royal Theater & Community Heritage Corporation” to pass the history and legacy of this great community that contributed so much to both our city and our country.

2229 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

(410) 225-3881

https://www.theavenuebakery.com/about-us

Bentley’s Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

Delectable food, soulful music and upscale ambience characterize this impressive location run by a team of native Baltimoreans.

885 N. Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201  

(Antique Row)                        

(443) 853-8200

https://bentleysrestaurantlounge.com/about-us

Blue Carribbean Bar and Lounge

Premier Caribbean owned and operated Bar and Lounge. Top Caribbean Djs Thursday- Sunday.

5402 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215

(443) 388-8012

Breaking Bread

Voted 2019 Best Lunch in Baltimore by the Baltimore Readers Poll.

771 Washington Blvd, Baltimore MD 21230

(443) 708-1903

http://places.singleplatform.com/breaking-bread-8/menu?ref=google

*Colin’s Seafood

Seafood, steak, sandwiches & cocktails in an unassuming, contemporary shopping-center locale.

3653 Offutt Rd, Randallstown MD 21133

(443) 272-7818

https://colinsseafoodandgrill.com

Connie’s Chicken and Waffles

Serving up a delicious selection of Chicken & Waffles! Now open in Baltimore's Historic Lexington Market! Come to Connie's!

400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201 w/multiple locations 

(410) 528-0555

http://www.connieschickenandwaffles.com/locations/lexingtonmarket/

Darker Than Blue Cafe

Darker Than Blue Cafe’ is committed to delighting guests with an emphasis on low country cuisine and vibrant flavors. Warm colors, soft lighting, and jazzy background music set the mood for an unforgettable dining experience.

3034 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218

(443) 872-4468

Dovecote Cafe                                            Community first, cafe second. One of Baltimore's newest cafes connecting community, food justice, creatives and wellness.

2501 Madison Ave #1f, Baltimore, MD 21217

(443) 961-8677

http://www.dovecotecafe.com

Ethel’s Creole Kitchen

Gumbo, jambalaya & regional specials served in a funky bi-level eatery with balcony dining & a bar.

1615 Sulgrave Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209

(410) 664-2971

http://ethelscreolekitchen.com/

Flight Restaurant & Bar

Flight American Fusion exists to provide excellent food and service in a relaxing atmosphere. We are located in a neighborhood that is rich and diverse in culture, which we respect and embrace. As a part of our community commitment we provide exhibition space throughout our venue for local artists to showcase their work. Our menu is built to serve the dietary needs of all our patrons, as we have provided several Vegan and Vegetarian selections.

5723 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212

(410) 978-8190
http://www.flightbaltimore.com/home.html

*Fresh Fresh Seafood

Intimate eatery featuring classic seafood options such as clams, chowder, shrimp & fish platters.

507 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204

(410) 821-3474
http://freshfreshseafoodbaltimore.com/10971

*Georgia Peach

Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Georgia Peach will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds). Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too. 

7165 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244

(410) 298-7685

http://www.ilovegeorgiapeach.com/menu/

Georgia Southern Chicken House

From baby back ribs , sweet corn and mashed potatoes, to southern fried chicken with candied yams and cornbread, even to flavorful turkey wings, collard greens and mac n' cheese, we have something to satisfy any craving. And don't forget to order yourself a glass of kool aid -- No meal is complete without it!

2915 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore MD 21218

(443) 708-1145

http://www.gocomaryland.com/default.aspx

*Grannys

Granny's Restaurant is an upscale, yet casual place where folks come to relax and enjoy a delicious homestyle meal. All of our dishes are prepared and served with loving care. Granny’s also has a special children’s menu.

9712 Groffs Mills Dr, Owings Mills MD 21117

(410) 654-0101

http://grannysrestaurant.net

*Grind and Wine

The Grind & Wine has redefined all-day dining for locals and visitors alike, offering a welcoming place to meet, hang out, eat and drink, any time of the day, seven days a week.

3627 Offutt Rd, Randallstown, MD

(443) 405-7070

info@grindandwine.com

The Green House Juice Cafe

(formerly Grindhouse)

The Green House is Baltimore’s premiere provider of natural products. We are driven by our mission: “giving life to the community thru juice and music”. Even if you are not a health food junkie, there is something for you at The Green House.

2431 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 366-2441

https://www.facebook.com/pg/grindhousejuicebar/reviews/?ref=page_internal

Harpi’s

A new soul food and Cajun/Creole takeout and delivery spot has made its debut in the neighborhood. Where food is love.

2915 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 235-0700

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Restaurant/Harpis-where-food-is-love-669992010048279/

Homemaid

Classic American brunch is served in buzzy, homey surrounds featuring country-chic decor.

1400 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230

(443) 759-8033

 info@homemaidbrunch.com

Ida B’sTable

A modern soul food restaurant with four distinct areas for guests to enjoy: the bar, the parlor, the drawing room, and the main dining room.

235 Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202

https://www.idabstable.com/home

Khepera’s Kitchen

Personal Chef Service - Artisanal cooking at its best. We provide a unique sensory experience that includes the interplay of flavors, healthy and nourishing foods, and memorable tasty meals.

Khepera’s Kitchen, LLC

418 E. 31ST Baltimore, MD 21218

https://www.kheperaskitchen.com

Land of Kush

Vegetarian & vegan soul food, including desserts & smoothies, is on offer at this laid-back hangout.

840 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 225-5874

http://landofkush.com/

Magdalena

Tony brasserie serving refined French-Influenced cuisine in an elegant expanse at the Ivy Hotel.

205 E Biddle St, Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 514-0303

https://www.theivybaltimore.com/dine/restaurant/

Next Phaze Cafe

Enjoy the ultimate Southern dining experience with a Charm City twist for breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and soulful jazz.

112 E. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 449-3232

http://nextphazecafe.com/

Noir Restaurant

We welcome everyone to experience great food, elegant atmosphere, and awesome drinks. Night club upstairs.

5716 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212

(443) 708-7081

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Noir-Restaurant-Lounge/2493805977513276

Saturday Morning Cafe

Not only black-owned but also proudly veteran owned and operated. This cozy cafe offers “southern treats” like shrimp and grits and southern biscuits and gravy as well as sandwiches and lighter fare to get your day started.

111 Water St, Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 528-7789

https://www.facebook.com/saturdaymorningcafe/

Shareef’s Grill (House of Wraps)

Kosher and Halal restaurant specializing in wraps and Rotisserie Chicken.

3320 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21213

(410) 255-9111
http://www.shareefshouseofwraps.com/index.html

Soul Kuisine Cafe

Chef Keme Jones-Evans and Chef Alan Blue collaborated to bring some of the finest food to East Baltimore

203 E North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 539-7685

St. Mary’s Restaurant & Bar

Casual bi-level restaurant & nightspot with traditional Jamaican dishes & cocktails, plus DJ music.

120 W. 25th St. Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 889-9600
http://crookedstreetz.wix.com/stmarysrestaurantbar

https://www.stmarysrestaurantbar.com/

*Sugar Vault Desserts

Sugar Vault Desserts is a neighborhood bakery and confectionary shop located in the Arts District of Hyattsville, Maryland. We're your number one source for the best homemade baked goods in Prince George's County Maryland. We offer an array of baked goods including cupcakes, cookies, brownies and so much more baked daily on site!  

5606 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781

(240) 487-6440 (voice)

info@sugarvaultdesserts.com

Taste this Balt

Modern, art-lined cafe offering classic American soul food for dine-in, takeout or delivery.

102 E 25th St, Baltimore MD 21218

(443) 563-2845

https://m.facebook.com/Tastethisbalt/

Teavolve

Mellow tearoom & cafe with free WiFi, plus coffee, cocktails & breakfast-to-dinner American eats.

1401 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

(410) 552-1907

http://teavolvecafe.com/

Terra Cafe

Food from scratch with the rawest ingredients and Baltimore's best chefs. From the mouth-watering menu, familial service, and a host of local events, they create a welcoming place to unwind and catch up with friends and family.

101 E 25th St, Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 7775277
http://www.terracafebmore.com/

The Civil

New American Food, Fun, Music & Networking, all combined in one amazing Social Experience!

518 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21201

(443) 682-8792

https://www.facebook.com/civilbaltimore/

@civilbaltimore

The GruB Factory

Relaxed joint turning out vegan versions of hearty American breakfast, lunch & dinner grub.

1210 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

(443) 602-7018

https://www.facebook.com/thatgrublife

The Urban Oyster

The first female and black-owned oyster bar in Maryland, specializing in chargrilled oysters and other seafood dishes.

1704 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD, 21230

(443) 948-5898

https://www.theurbanoyster.com/

Water for Chocolate

Clever cafe eats with regional flair dished up in snug, laid-back digs with sidewalk seating.

1841 E Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21231

(410) 675-7778

https://www.waterforchocolate.com/

*Local but not Baltimore address

Hotels and Hospitality:

The Ivy Hotel Baltimore

In a 19th-century mansion in the historic Mount Vernon area, this luxe boutique hotel is 1.5 miles from the National Aquarium.

205 E. Biddle Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 514-6500

http://www.theivybaltimore.com

Shopping: 

Dollhouse Boutique

Chic showroom featuring funky, colorful designer fashion & accessories for women & girls.

525 N Charles St # 1, Baltimore, MD 21201

(443) 874-7900

https://shopdollhouseboutique.com/

Everyone’s Place Bookstore

Pan-African bookstore, clothes, jewelry, beauty products, health food selection

1356 W North Ave Baltimore, MD 21217

(410) 728-0877

Jump In Studio

The Art of Shadra Strickland

4918 Grindon Ave

Baltimore, MD 21214

http://www.jumpin.shadrastrickland.com/shop/

KSM Candle Company

(Knits, Soy and Metal)

A Make Your Own Candle shop in historic Meadow Mill. The shop spans 1000 sq ft and houses a workshop space for groups and a retail boutique.

229 West Read St., Baltimore, MD 21201

(443)278-3956

https://www.knitssoyandmetal.com

Services:

Black Male Yoga Initiative

The BMYI Center Baltimore promotes holistic education, and supports and engages men and boys of color to live healthy lives of peace and calm using yoga and mindfulness and LifeForce™ Development training as a means of human development.

4639 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209

443-519-2251

https://www.bmyi.org/

Che Yoga

Che Yoga intentionally creates a welcoming and positive environment that encourages diversity of practitioner, self-acceptance, accessibility of yoga postures, and individual-paced progress.

Che Yoga's classes often use curated musical selections consistent with yogic principles to enhance the environment for those who appreciate a practice that incorporates music.

P.O. Box 7139

Baltimore, M.D., 21218, USA

202-656-4651

E-mail: dea.lott@cheyoga.org

Scrub Nail Boutique

We've created Scrub to be your safe-haven nail salon where your nail care comes first. We carefully select only nail lacquers that are 3-free or better and make sanitation a top priority.

You can relax, and enjoy your experience, as you are pampered by our staff. We are happy to have you and can't wait for you to experience what we have to offer.  

722 S Broadway Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21231

(443) 869-6470

http://www.scrubnailboutique.com/behind-the-brand

The Spa at the Ivy

The Spa at The Ivy is a small and perfect sanctuary on the The Ivy Hotel’s second floor, a jewel box of comfort, warmth and well-being dedicated to Ivy guests. Natural health and vitality are the guiding principles at the Spa. Our treatments and massage expertise will indulge you in an experience that is restful, euphoric, and unrivaled among spas in Baltimore.

205 E Biddle St, Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 514-6500

https://www.theivybaltimore.com/spa/

Arts and Culture:

For an extensive list of African-American historical sites in and around the Baltimore area, check out the Dream Baltimore Heritage Guide linked below. https://baltimore.org/sites/default/files/pdf/dreamguide_2017-18_final_edit.pdf

Arena Players Inc.

The oldest continuously operating African-American community theater in the United States.

801 McCulloh St, Baltimore, MD

(410) 728-6500

https://www.arenaplayersinc.com/

Baltimore Museum of Art

Special Exhibits:

Hitching Their Dreams to Untamed Stars: Joyce J. Scott & Elizabeth Talford Scott  (Through December 2019)

MacArthur award-winning artist and Baltimore icon Joyce J. Scott’s earliest art lessons were at the knee of her mother, the renowned fiber artist Elizabeth Talford Scott. The eldest Scott passed down to her daughter knowledge inherited from generations of craftspeople in their family who had honed their expertise and persisted in their artistry through the extreme deprivations of slavery and its aftermath in sharecropping, migration, and segregation. “They couldn’t buy things,” Joyce J. Scott recounts, “so they made things. And they wouldn’t just make something, they’d make something beautiful.”

Isaac Julien: Baltimore  (Through January 5, 2020)

Baltimore unfolds across three videos as a narrative of two people, filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles and an Afro-Cyborg woman embodied by Vanessa Myrie, making their way through significant cultural sites of the city. The pair traverses the Walters Art Museum, the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, and the George Peabody Library. Each institution lays a different claim to history—whether the over 5,000 years of art held at the Walters; diverse figures of black historical personalities, from Egyptian queens to formerly enslaved people, all rendered in wax; or the holdings of the Peabody, a library that supports the first research university in the U.S. The work explores the many ways that history is made, documented, silenced, or foretold, and indicates the artist’s deep concern for the construction of an archive. Julien seeks to create a “third dimension,” a space that draws from Afro-futurism and the past, present, and future of black culture in the U.S.”

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

443-573-1700

Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center.

Compact institution honoring the ragtime pianist & other local musicians plus a performance venue.

847 North Howard Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

410-225-3130

http://www.eubieblake.org/

Fredrick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park 

Shipyard-turned-heritage park with gallery exhibits honoring African-American maritime history.

1417 Thames St. Baltimore, MD 21231

(410) 685-0295

Knits Soy and Metal Candle Company

Candle Making Workshop

229 West Read St., Baltimore, MD 21201

443.278.3956

https://www.knitssoyandmetal.com/book-online

Motorhouse

Motor House is a creative crossroads rooted in the culture of Baltimore. A non-profit arts hub, gallery, and performance space that encourages new visions, bold experiments, and emerging voices to celebrate the artistry of the city.

120 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 637-8300

https://motorhousebaltimore.com/

National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is a wax museum in Baltimore, Maryland featuring prominent African-American historical figures. It was established in 1983, in a downtown storefront on Saratoga Street.

1601-03 East North Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland 21213

Office: 410-563-3404

http://www.greatblacksinwax.org/index.html

NAACP Headquarters and Dorothy Parker Memorial Garden (named for the poet and short story writer.)

4805 Mount Hope Drive, Baltimore MD

(410) 580-5777

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture 

(a Smithsonian Affiliate)

830 East Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

p: (443) 263-1800

https://lewismuseum.org/

The USS Constellation

From 1859 to 1861 the USS Constellation was the flagship of the United States Navy’s African Squadron stationed off the mouth of the Congo River. The ship, deployed to interrupt the African slave trade, captured a slave ship holding 705 African men, women and children. The squadron itself captured a total of 14 ships and freed more than 4,000 people. The Constellation is the last sail warship built by the U.S. Navy and is the only Civil War-era vessel still afloat. The ship is open to the public.

301 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-539-1797

https://www.nps.gov/thingstodo/board-the-uss-constellation.htm