Black-Owned Businesses in Atlanta You Should Know

Here are several of Atlanta's black-owned businesses to visit again or for the first time.
  • Atlanta Influences Everything's mission is to preserve and share the culture of Atlanta.
    Atlanta Influences Everything's mission is to preserve and share the culture of Atlanta.

Atlanta has a wealth of Black-owned businesses that run from boutiques to spas, music stores and galleries (and restaurants). Here are some places to check out. 

Please note that some of these businesses might have changing hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check websites for the most updated information and support them by purchasing online. 


ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours

ATL-Cruzers consistently earns five-star ratings on Yelp, Trip Advisor and Google reviews. Tour Atlanta by electric car, Segway tours, ebike or even the Peachtree Trolley. The tours explore historical neighborhoods and architecture along with the best local restaurants and hidden gems. ATL-Cruzers Electric Car Tours began in the summer of 2010, becoming the first electric car tour of its kind. 
Where: Downtown, with tours throughout the city

Unexpected Atlanta Tours & Stories

Unexpected Atlanta offers Unexpected Virtual Tours, Atlanta Food Walks and Atlanta History Tours. Taste essential Southern foods while learning how food impacted the American civil rights movement, walk through the history and culture of Atlanta with Street Art and Sweet Tea, and trace the story of Atlanta with passionate storytellers. 
Where: Downtown, with tours throughout the city


Atlanta Influences Everything

This creative consultancy harnesses the influence of Atlanta culture to connect communities. Order some official Atlanta Influences Everything T-shirts, hats and hoodies, and join the celebrities, including Jermaine Dupri and Keri Hilson, who wear the merch. 
Where: online

A Ma Maniere

Book an appointment to shop at this store on the Westside specializing in new trends and styles for fashion-forward clients. Find the latest brands in street wear and footwear, all inspired by Parisian culture. 
Where: Westside

God Is Dope

This Christian-based lifestyle brand has a brick-and-mortar store on Edgewood Avenue. T-shirts, hats and hoodies for men and women are all available in-store as well as online. 
Where: Downtown


Shop online or visit this Buckhead boutique that specializes in self-expression. From top to bottom, women can style their own look with sweaters, hoodies, dresses and jumpsuits, plus accessories, wedges and sneakers.   
Where: Buckhead

SustainAble Home Goods

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LaToya Tucciarone founded SustainAble in 2017 and now offers fair and ethically made artisan goods, hand-picked decor and accessories online and at Ponce City Market. In addition to artisan products, SustainAble features a variety of ethical design services, such as developing custom pieces, styling spaces and providing design recommendations.
Where: Eastside, Ponce City Market


TAGS Boutique

Since 2009, friends Peaches Chin and Kandi Burruss offer trendy boutique wear for less than $100. Check out their store in Buckhead’s Brookwood Square or order jumpsuits, dresses and even glass slipper heels online.   
Where: Buckhead

Versus ATL

Specializing in vintage, sneakers and street wear, this buy, sell and trade boutique is located in East Atlanta. Browse Adidas, Nike and Jordan brands, Anime and Afrocentric T-shirts and denim, either in-store or online. 
Where: Eastside

ZuCot Gallery

The largest African American owned gallery in the Southeast is found in Castleberry Hill. Adorn your walls with art by local, living African American artists or view the exhibitions online and hit the merch page to support the gallery.
Where: Downtown


18.21 Bitters

18.21 Bitters is a bitters and cocktail mixer company dedicated to crafting a better cocktail. Co-owned by Kristin Wingfield Koefod, the company's handcrafted premium cocktail bitters, tinctures, shrubs, syrups, old fashioned tonic, ginger beer and craft cocktail mix also are carried in 48 states and six countries.
Where: Eastside, Ponce City Market

DBS Sounds

Find all your music needs from vinyl to books, all with excellent customer service from owner Tobago and his team. Find this independent music store in Riverdale. 
Where: South Atlanta

For Keeps

Rare and classic Black books are sold in this charming shop and reading room on Auburn Avenue. Rosa Duffy curates a collections of reading material where visitors can interact with history.
Where: Downtown

Lucky Lotus

Owner and award-winning entrepreneur Chantel Jiroch and her daughter's juicing videos on YouTube were the earliest part of her journey. Lucky Lotus serves all natural smoothies, juice and acai bowls in healthy options with a blast of flavor.
Where: Eastside, Ponce City Market

Miss D's Pralines

Find this candy shop in the historic Sweet Auburn Curb Market selling not only pralines but also popcorn, candy apples and "pratzels," a mash up of pralines and pretzels. 
Where: Downtown

Root Baking Co.

Co-owned by Nicole Lewis-Wilkins, Root Baking Co. is a Southern bakery specializing in European-style hearth breads, simple pastries and vegetable-forward food, sourcing grains and quality ingredients from the Southeast. The company offers freshly baked breads, breakfast and lunch, in addition to bread baking classes, pop-ups and events including Pizza Jeans. 
Where: Eastside, Ponce City Market

Enjoy everything from vegan fare to flavorful donuts at Atlanta's Black-owned restaurants.


•  Celestial Spa

Float away while indulging in aromatherapy massage, revitalizing facials and herbal body wraps. This Cascade Road spa also offers gift cards for lucky recipients to use later.  
Where: Southwest Atlanta

•  D’lor Salon & Spa

Hair care, body treatments and nail services are offered to make sure clients leave feeling rejuvenated. Indulge in reflexology, hot stone massage and body detoxification at this spa on Fairburn Road. 
Where: Southwest Atlanta

•  That’s a Wrap!

Mia Canada’s luxury gift wrap business specializes in boutique balloon collections and beautiful "gift scapes," which give style and uniformity to a gift table at a special event. 
Where: Southwest Atlanta and Sandy Springs

•  Iwi Fresh Garden Day Spa

The Castleberry Hill day spa presents farm-to-skin treatments with products created with fresh juice and powder from vegetables, fruits and herbs.
Where: Downtown  

•  Honeysuckle Moon

Small batch, plant- and mineral-based skincare products are sold along with organic facial therapies, natural hair care and reflexology. 
Where: Southwest Atlanta

•  Respire Massage & Spa

From reflexology to lash treatments, body massage and sauna therapy, Respire was voted one of the top 15 Black-owned spas by Essence. 
Where: Westside

Black Enterprise's BE100s

Black Enterprise also recognizes the top-grossing black-owned businesses in the nation. Among those are: 

  • H. J. Russell & Co.
  • Benton-Georgia L.L.C.
  • Jackmont Hospitality Inc.
  • C. D. Moody Construction Co. Inc.
  • TME Enterprises 1 LTD
  • B & S Electric Supply Co. Inc.
  • Engineering Design Technologies Inc.
  • Legacy Automotive Group 

In the Auto 40:

  • Wade Ford Inc.
  • The Baran Co. L.L.C. (Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead),
  • Jackson Acura

BE Financial Services:

  • Citizens Bancshares Corp. (Citizens Trust Bank, founded by Heman Perry in 1921 and located on Auburn Avenue)

Others previously ranked include: Carter Brothers LLC and The Gourmet Cos (launched in 1975 by Nathaniel R. Goldston III and among BE 100s since 1976).

Liesl Allen Merkel is editor of Atlanta Now magazine, the official visitors guide of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.


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