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17 Black Owned Businesses in Dallas & Houston

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The list of Black owned businesses in Texas would be too extensive if we tried to list even just a few from each city. Therefore, we’ll break it down piece by piece and start with some that are located in Dallas and Houston. Enjoy!

Black Owned Businesses in Dallas & Houston

Vertical Life Farms works with the community to develop and implement vertical farming technology solutions that grow food in urban environments.  Their mission is to grow food for all communities of Dallas with a special focus on those communities that have gone underserved.

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Brown Girls Do Ballet was initially a personal photo project focused on highlighting underrepresented populations of girls in ballet programs. It has since morphed into a movement seeking to celebrate while increasing attention to the need for diversity in ballet. (Dallas)


Sunshine’s Health Food Store and Vegetarian Deli is a socially responsible restaurant and store that promotes healthy living through food. Sunshine’s also holds free health classes and special events to educate the Houston community about healthy food choices. 


Off the Bone Barbeque is a family owned and operated business that offers old fashioned pit-smoked meat and home recipes at their best.(Dallas)


Lucille’s offers modern takes on Southern classics by a classically trained chef served in a cozy, vintage house. (Houston)


Hank’s Ice Cream has been a Houston institution for 20+ years. Hank’s produces ice cream the old-fashioned way: slowly, by hand, using fresh ingredients. The bright and humble parlor showcases eighteen delicious flavors each day, rotating from a list of nearly 100. (Houston)


LA Maison in Midtown is a peaceful, relaxing environment within walking distance of Houston’s finest restaurants and most lively entertainment venues. Their newly constructed three-story haven offers seven luxurious guest rooms, each with its own unique décor and amenities.


Kesha’s Kakery is your source for quality, homemade cakes for any special occasion. They offer custom decorated cakes and popular theme cakes all in a variety of flavors and colors. (Houston)


Café 4212 is the museum district’s hidden jewel and an urban oasis in the heart of midtown Houston. Live jazz & DJs are on offer at this chill club serving small bites plus a weekend brunch.


The Breakfast Klub is “kasual” family style restaurant decorated with modern art, lush plants and wood tables. They offer diner-style American eats & stick-to-your-ribs soul food including chicken & waffles. (Houston)


The African American Museum is an institution dedicated to the research, identification, selection, acquisition, presentation & preservation of visual art forms. (Dallas)


Frenchy’s Chicken has been serving Houston since it was founded in 1969. Since then, Frency’s has become one of the most popular Creole cuisine restaurants in Houston and surrounding areas.


Joe Black Barber Shop originated in New Orleans and relocated to Houston after Hurricane Katrina. They offer haircuts, “MANicures” and other “special” haircut services.

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The Fade Shop is a mature, professional barbershop delivering the best haircut services with locations in Dallas, Frisco and McKinney Texas.

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Koffee Day Spa is a boutique spa located in downtown Dallas. They provide Facials, Massage, Makeup, Manicure/Pedicure, Body Treatments and Waxing.


Deep in the Roots is a natural hair care salon located near Downtown Dallas. They provide quality 100% natural products that will keep your hair  looking marvelous.


Mikki’s Cafe & Catering is a well known soul food spot. “Eating here is like eating at Grandma’s house.” (Houston)



-Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson




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