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Black Owned Businesses in Detroit You Should Know

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Not only is Detroit home to national treasures like the Motown Museum and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, its a city where you can find an array of Black owned businesses that are sure to please. We’ve listed a few.

Black Owned Businesses in Detroit

Ellis Island Tropical Tea is a flavorful hibiscus tea, made with 100 percent natural extracts, a unique kick of citrus and refreshing, tropical flavor.

Moon Reflections Photography is an on-location photography service specializing in personal branding, commercial and high school senior photography.

Detroit Wholistic Center offers wholistic health services such as Colon Hydrotherapy, Reflexology, Massage, Body Wraps, Iridology, Aqua-Chi Footbaths, Far Infra Red Sauna and Consultations in Nutrition and Wellness.

Bridgewater Interiors provides automotive interiors manufacturing services.

GO! Smoothies is part of GO! Beyond Ventures, “a wellness movement,” aimed at providing holistic education and experience for a healthy balance of mind, body, and spirit

Source Booksellers is a bookstore that also hosts Mind/Body/Spirit classes as well as Book/Author Talks, Local Plays, Poetry Talks and more.

Detroit Vegan Soul is Detroit’s first 100% vegan soul food restaurant. Fresh, mostly organic and completely plant based food.

Detroit Seafood Market provides modern booths with mood lighting & live jazz lend this seafood spot & lounge an intimate vibe.

The Block is a contemporary restaurant & bar serving global-inspired dishes for lunch & dinner, plus Sunday brunch.

 Alley & Eye has a goal to provide you with the best in eyewear as well as other cool things like bowling bag purses, snap backs, t-shirts, and vintage clothing.

Central Kitchen and Bar is an Industrial-chic hot spot offering creative American comfort food, plus weekend brunch & happy hours.

Good Cakes and Bakes specialize in vegan and organic made-to-order treats. They use only organic and local products.

Kuzzo’s Chicken Waffles is a casual spot serving fried & griddled dishes all day, plus Southern classics, breakfast & a full bar.

Flo Boutique is eclectic, independently owned women’s apparel retailer with accessories & a homey vibe.

Negash Apparel and Footwear was inspired by Detroit, the arts and life of Egyptian culture, and the ancient ancestral royal blood that still runs through our veins.

Savannah Blue is a stylish eatery featuring contemporary soul food, sophisticated cocktails & a select wine list.

Louisiana Creole Gumbo provides Jambalaya, po’ boys & other Southern soul food served with homemade lemonade in a basic setting.

House of Pure Vin is a signature retail destination and a consumer attraction for wine lovers to experience and acquire a taste for wine.

Floods Bar and Grille is a soul-food joint with a loungey vibe plays R&B & hip-hop plus hosts DJs & MCs every weekend.

Detroit Is The New Black is an apparel brand inspired by the city.

Eric’s I’ve Been Framed provides custom framing for pictures and many other items. They also serve as an art gallery.

Detroit vs Everybody is a brand embodies the pride and unapologetic spirit of Detroit.


-Tony O. Lawson

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  1. Congratulations to all those who made this list and may your success continue to exceed your greatest expectations. My name is Henery and I’m the vice-president of Tees That Rule, which is a Detroit based T-shirt company that does business primary online. We pray to some day have a brick and mortar and be amongst such Legends of the city we Love. So proud to be Black at this very moment. There’s nothing we can’t do once we allow our actions to bully our words.

  2. Yes mr. Henery very well said to all that heard. Keep an open mind and a positive attitude and walk it like you talk it. The brick and mortar will be in reach keep your eye on the light in the tunnel. You will be there soon,??

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