Black-Owned Grocery Stores in the U.S.
The ideal neighborhood grocery store is a community anchor and serves as a social hub. It is part of the neighborhood’s fabric and a source of pride in the area.
Although it is rare to see them, there are some Black-owned grocery stores in America. Check out our list below.
Daily Organics (Los Angeles, CA)
If you are looking for organic produce, Daily Organics is a Black-owned market that curates delicious organic produce and other products. They are dedicated to providing the highest grade of food, so all items are examined before they purchase them for the market. Also, this market has its very own coffee blend, the Daily Organics House Blend, which is roasted locally for optimum freshness. No GMOs desired? No problem! | dailyorganicsla.com
Grocery Outlet (Compton, CA)
Eugene Bennette owns the Grocery Outlet in Compton. He takes pride in promoting healthy eating in the African-American community, targeting diabetes education and other health issues. | groceryoutlet.com
Forty Acres Fresh Market (Chicago, IL)
Owner Liz Abunaw wants her grocery service to speak directly to Black Americans, to fight against food equality in minority neighborhoods. This Black-owned market is located on the West Side of Chicago. The name itself is distinctly Black and reminiscent of the unfulfilled promise to freed slaves in 1865 for 40 acres and a mule. The grocery service is committed to bringing healthy food to the neighborhood so the local community can have equal access to foods that promote a sound and vigorous mentality. | fortyacresfreshmarket.com/
OjaExpress (Chicago, IL)
OjaExpress brings people and culture together through food. The concept was conceived to eliminate the restrictions of availability for outlandish cuisines. Enjoy the best of African, Asian, Indian, Mediterranean, Latin, Caribbean, and of course American, foods. | ojaexpress.com
Cleo’s Bodega Grocery and Café (Indianapolis, IN)
This Black-owned grocery store and café serves as a food hub for the community. They provide fresh meats, vegetables and packaged food. Their produce is grown by Flanner House, Cleo’s parent organization. | flannerhouse.org/cleos-bodega-cafe/
Modaland Market Place (Las Vegas, NV)
If you are looking for a wide range of African and Caribbean products, Modaland is the place to go. You can satisfy your outlandish taste buds and browse clothes, handbags, and slippers to update your wardrobe as well. | modalandmarket.com
West Phillie Produce (Philadelphia, PA)
Arnett Woodall clearly understands how eating healthy affects a community. His mission is to bring food that is affordable and fresh to inner city food deserts. Woodall employs neighborhood youth at his Black-owned grocery store, and he teaches them life skills as well as the basics of running a community-based grocery store. | westphillieproduce.com
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