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33 Black-Owned Food Products Sure To Make Your Mouth Water

Caribbean-inspired ice pops to fill up your freezer, unfiltered raw honey you'll wanna put on everything, perfectly seasoned microwaveable beans that'll speed up any meal, and lots more stuff that'll make you hungry.

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1. City Tasting Box's The Majority Box is a curated collection of yummy things from Memphis food artisans to help your taste buds travel, even if you can't.

the box with a variety of food items like coffee, cookies, popcorn, and hot sauce
City Tasting Box

Cristina McCarter and Lisa Brown (of small biz City Tasting Tours) created City Tasting Box as a pivot for COVID-19. This specific box celebrates Black History Month, Memphis's food culture, and local Black-owned brands. It includes Pop’s Kernel Gourmet Popcorn, Flying Sobie’s Memphis Gold sauce, Chef Tam’s Black as Midnight blackening seasoning, Cxffeeblack Guji Mane Ethiopian coffee, and Mae’s Gourmet Jam, Elle Elixir’s custom tea blend.

Get it from City Tasting Box for $74.99 (Shop Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal available).

2. Hot N Saucy hot sauces can transform all of the recipes you've grown sick of cooking at home. Just wait until your leftover grilled chicken meets the Sweet Potato N Habanero. Yes, I will officiate at their wedding.

the three bottles of hot sauce with colorful labels
Hot N Saucy

This Black woman-owned small business is based in NYC and made in small, flavorful batches to bring the heat.

This set includes a Garlic N Peperoncini (pairs with salads, sandwiches, and pizza), Beet N Fresno (pairs with chicken, tacos, and pork), and Sweet Potato N Habenero (pairs with chicken, shrimp, and fish).

Get the hot sauce flavor pack from Hot N Saucy for $30 (Shop Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal available).

3. Sol Cacao vegan chocolates are ready to snap to it when your chocolate craving hits and you crave something *good.*

the three chocolate bars in illustrated packing
@solcacao / Via

Sol Cacao is a Bronx-based small business started by the Maloney brothers who grew up in Trinidad and Tobago where they were surrounded by cacao trees and the delicious chocolate made from them. They started their chocolate company after they moved to the U.S. and couldn't find chocolate that compared to the amazing stuff back at home. They currently sell three types of single-origin chocolate bars in gorgeous packaging, as you can see!

Get the bars from Sol Cacao for $7 each (available in 72% Madagascar Chocolate, 70% Peru Chocolate, 70% Ecuador Chocolate).

4. Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm Unfiltered Raw Honey may just be the sweet thing to level up your afternoon tea.

bottles of the unfiltered honey on a table

Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm is family-owned and operated in Hunterdon County, New Jersey where they skip pasteurization and filtration in their honey production to keep the naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids intact.

Promising review: "So now no one in my house wants any other honey! We bought this wildflower and another with ground ginger, and the children and adults look for excuses to use honey now. They spread on everything and the 6-year-old drinks tea now when she never would before.

I was not excited at first to see that the honey seemed solid — I am used to ultra processed dripping viscous liquid honey from the supermarket. But I quickly learned this is far better tasting. Not sure how I stumbled across this but I am glad I did. We are spoiled now, it is either Zach and Zoe, or we start to keep our own bees!" —Tich

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in eight styles and two gift boxes).

5. Me & The Bees Lemonade (while we're on the subject of bees) that'll quench your thirst without stuff like high-fructose corn syrup.

various bottles of lemonade
Me & The Bees Lemonade

Founder Mikaila was only 5 years old when she started her lemonade business which, BTW, has been going strong for 10 years! The lemonades are shelf-stable and based on a family flaxseed lemonade recipe. But I'll let her tell you her story.

Promising review: "Tastes like it’s fresh from the lemonade stand! Gives a little pucker just like real lemonade should. I’ll be sending some gift boxes to friends to share the joy." —Denise B.

Get 10 bottles of lemonade from Me & The Bees Lemonade for $39 (free shipping; Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Amazon Pay available).

6. BLK & BOLD coffee is a certified fair-trade version of the good stuff with hundreds of 5-star reviews to convince you to *add to cup.* Then add to your cup again and again. (Slow down there, cowboy. It's only 8:15 a.m. OK?)

two bags of coffee beside a drip coffee machine and a French press

BLK & BLD carefully sources and micro-roasts their coffee. Plus! They contribute 5% of their profits to support at-risk youth both locally and nationally.

Promising review: "We're in love with this coffee's flavor and packaging! The ziplock is genius! The Rise & Grind is super smooth and we're ordering again to check out the rest of the flavors! Going for their teas next!" —Tanya M

Get a 12 oz. bag from BLK & BOLD on Amazon for $14.99 (available in four roasts).

7. It's NOLA bite-sized snacks are a delish vegan substitute for crumbly, cumbersome granola bars.

bag of the snacks with one of the granola balls being held above it

Brooklyn-based It's NOLA was founded by Margaret Barrow after eating subpar (and super crumbly) granola bars for three decades. The vegan ball snacks are meant to support healthy eating.

Get the Luscious Cranberry Coconut snacks from It's NOLA for $3.80 (Shop Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal available).

8. Trade Street Jam Co. cherry chipotle mocktail elixir will work magic over ice or mixed into a mocktail or with spirits. Oh, and the jam (as indicated by the name) is also great. Cheers!

person drinking a mocktail while holding the mocktail mixer and playing cards
Trade Street Jam Co.

Trade Street Jam Co. is small chef-, woman-owned business specializing small-batch jams to be used in cocktails, salad dressings, BBQs, marinades, pan sauces, and more. Note that this mocktail elixir is limited edition, so grab it while you can!

Promising review: "All I can say is, thank God I bought six bottles." —Marie

Get two bottles from Trade Street Jam Co. for $36 (Amazon Pay available).

9. The Naked Bar's Vegan Oreo Cheesecake is made for plant-based folks but can be enjoyed by anyone with an appreciation for the best cookie out there.

oreo cheesecake

The Naked Bar founder Shurina Jones started experimenting with a plant-based diet after her daughter was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2013. Her experiments perfecting raw vegan desserts made without artificial and processed ingredients benefits us all with her Atlanta-based biz she launched in 2018.

Get the Vegan Oreo Cheesecake from The Naked Bar on Goldbelly for $79.

P.S. Check out more Black food makers on Goldbelly. And if you've never ordered from Goldbelly, I can vouch that it's a fantastic experience. I recently ordered some rainbow cookies to send to my North Carolina family for Valentine's Day.

10. A Dozen Cousins Refried Pinto Beans might just become a pantry staple for you (they have for me!) once you realize how easily these microwavable mains will fit into your meal rotation. But that's just where the beans start!

quesadilla made with the pinto beans
A Dozen Cousins

A Dozen Cousins is a small California-based business. All the beans are 100% plant-based, non-GMO, made with avocado oil, and gluten-free. I've tried all of their offerings except this one. (The Cuban Black Beans are my fave, but the Trini Chickpea Curry is a close second!) Oh and I didn't even get to the best part, you just microwave the bag! Seriously, it couldn't get any easier.

Also, the brand provides an annual grant (and volunteer support) to non-profit organizations that are working to eliminate socio-economic health disparities in the US.

Get eight packs from A Dozen Cousins on Amazon $29.99.

11. Berry Bissap can be a new (to you) sippable way to honor the traditional hibiscus tea recipe of Bissap — a popular West African beverage originally from Senegal — with its own tart twist and a smidge of sweetness.

tall glass of berry tea with the bottle of tea behind it
Berry Bissap

Berry Bissap is a small biz that sources ingredients from Northern Ghana which are, BTW, natural, plant-based, caffeine-free, ethically sourced, and free from chemicals, and artificial coloring.

Get four bottles of the Original Bissap from Berry Bissap for $26 (Shop Pay, Google Pay available).

12. Iya Foods celery juice powder is a super convenient way to sip on that green juice without waking up your roommates with that juicer that's on its last leg anyway (tbh). But you can also put it in some food recipes to share with said roommates.

mason jar of celery juice surrounded by apples and celery

Iya Foods is a Black woman-owned company founded by Toyin Kolawole with the intent of creating foods she'd like to feed her family. Each serving equals 8 oz. freshly juiced celery without the prepping stress or the cleaning mess. There are lots of options from this brand on Amazon!

Promising review: "Love this stuff! I swear by celery juice and this makes traveling and life in general so much easier. My only complaint is that there is no scooper in the bag (not sure how to measure out a serving). I just use a tablespoon for 8 ounces. I'll be ordering for my husband and I again. Love it!!" —Randy

Get a 1-pound bag from Iya Foods on Amazon for $18.99 (also available in several varieties; plant-based, non-GMO, gluten-free, and grain-free).

13. Winfrey Foods Royal Relish chow chow, which is really just fancy talk for something you'll want in your mouth ASAP. If you've never tried chow chow, you are not living.

row of three jars of the chow chow

Winfrey Foods' delicious concoction is based on a 1930s family recipe and is made of a blend of vegetables and spices (so it's OK for vegetarians and vegans too!). Traditionally in the South, one eats it with beans and greens but chow chow makes a great side for a variety of dishes. My mom serves it as a side alongside all kinds of stuff like chicken and pork chops.

Promising review: "Ordered the gift pack for my friends. They loved it! I do too! I grew up on a farm in Jackson, Tennessee. This is true downhome goodness. Love it on eggs and sandwiches!" —reg marshall

Get them from Amazon for $36.

14. Callaloo Box curates themed boxes full of delish stuff from The Caribbean. Or you can buy the snacks separately. Really, you need no more convincing.

open box with various snacks, mixes, and bottles of sauces
Callaloo Box

Callaloo Box is a small, woman-owned shop created by Malika and Jamila, two sisters from the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. They moved to NYC to attend college, moved to Florida more than a decade later, and then started the company in 2017 to make favorite Caribbean food far more accessible for all!

Get a box from Callaloo Box for $39.99 and check out the full selection of snacks (Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal available).

15. Chef Kenny's gift set of spices because, well, do we really need to remind folks to season their food? I don't wish unseasoned chicken on even those I detest.

five jars of spice shakers

These spices are from celeb chef Kenny Gilbert. They're freshly ground, low-sodium, and come in a decorative gift box (which, IMO, is nice even if you're just buying them for yourself). Includes Fried Chicken Seasoning, Moroccan Spice, Cinnamon Coffee Rub, Raging Cajun, and Jerk Spice.

Promising review: "I love this spice set. I remember Chef Kenny from Top Chef and I see why he was a fan favorite! This spice gift set far exceeded my expectations. Spices are a large size and I love how each one comes with a menu card. Like Oprah said... The Fried Chicken seasoning should be declared a national treasure! I am keeping two and giving the other three as stocking stuffers. Lovely gift and I cannot wait to order more. Thank you." —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $45.

16. Slim & Husky's Nuthin But A "V" Thang Vegan Pizza looks *so* good and has such a good name (like the brand's other non-vegan pizzas) that you might just convince your meat-eating dad that this is for supper. (TBH, I think it'd convince mine.)

the vegan pizza
Slim & Husky / Goldbelly

Nashville-based Slim & Husky's started in 2010 by three best friends in their North Nashville neighborhood to create change and opportunities in underserved communities. It'll be no surprise that "Pizza. Art. Music” is the motto with lots of great names for their pizzas made with fresh dough and five signature sauces made in-house daily. You can visit one of their four Tennessee, two Atltanta, or Sacremento location. But they aren't just about pizza. My mouth is watering just looking at pics of the cinnamon rolls.

Get four of the pizzas from Slim & Husky's on Goldbelly for $99.

17. SoCu Kitchen sells delectable pancake and waffle mixes (plus more items!) that'll make you break up with your favorite brunch spot.

stack of pancakes with lemon peels and blueberries
@southernculturefoods / Via

SoCu Kitchen founder Erica got to work on her delicious creations after a trip to the grocery store in pursuit of pancake ingredients turned into a $30 bill. She appeared on CNBC's the Profit and has since paired up with Marcus Lemonis to license her goods. Her fried chicken mix is currently sold out, but keep on the lookout for it.

Get the Meyer Lemon Blueberry Pancake and Waffle Mix from SoCu Kitchen for $7.99 (Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal available).

18. Rockin Jr Ranch spicy jam for treating your taste buds not once (with Peach Raspberry Habanero Jam) but twice (with Strawberry Jalapeno Jam).

the two jars of the jam

It's vegan, gluten-free, and made in small batches.

Promising review: "I think this is the first time I've ever bought from Oprah's list, but her people were right on with this one! The peach habanero is, of course, the spicier of the two, but it's not so hot that you lose the flavor. The same with the strawberry jalapeno — the flavors really come through. I can't wait to cook with these and just eat them in a sandwich! So glad I got these!" —Yvaine4

Get them from Amazon for $20.

19. Cocoa Belle Chocolates Mississippi Mud Pie Bark is chock(olate, hehe) full of possibilities if you've ever uttered "I need chocolate" or are even far less dependent on that magical stuff.

bowl full of the chocolate candy bark
Cocoa Belle Chocolates

Cocoa Belle Chocolates is a small woman-owned business started after Carmen Portillo indulged in gourmet chocolate abroad in the UK and Paris, then returned stateside and became the first and only Certified Professional Chocolatier in the State of Arkansas.

Get the Mississippi Mud Pie Bark from Cocoa Belle Chocolates for $20 (PayPal available).

20. TRUFFLIN Sriracha & Ranch VIP Set here to make your mouth water. Your wings and french fries will never look back.


Trufflin is a small family-owned business that also whips up buffalo sauce, salt, and honey (that are truffle-infused, of course).

Promising review: "We bought this a month ago, my husband and I put this stuff on everything! Both flavors equally as delicious, just put the Sriracha on homemade tacos and it was so good I had to write a review immediately." —Destinee

Get them from Amazon for $65.46.

21. Pipcorn heirloom cheese balls may just become a movie night essential once you bite into these crunchy, non-GMO snacks in a variety of flavors. Oh yeah, you may have heard of these from Shark Tank.

bowl of the cheeseballs beside a board game

Pipcorn Heirloom Snacks is a family- and woman-owned biz created in 2012 by Jen (sister), Jim (brother), and Teresa (Jim's wife) who were inspired by some heirloom popcorn kernels that popped up into just about the best thing they'd ever tasted. The brand now has crackers, popcorn, and delicious snacks made of said heirloom corn (yep, they went to the same supplier!) in a range of flavors. And many of the items are non-GMO and gluten-free!

Promising review: "Love the light and puff and airy taste and the lower sodium. YUMM." —Julie Thomson

Get a three-pack from Pipcorn Heirloom Snacks on Amazon for $14.99 (available in cheddar, jalapeno cheddar, white cheddar, or a combo pack).

22. Lillie's of Charleston "Hab Mussy" Hot Mustard BBQ Sauce is already award-winning but you'll likely make up some awards of your own for it once you've used it as a marinade. Time to grab that bowling trophy and a Sharpie.


Lillie's of Charleston is a South Carolina-based biz. This sauce was first introduced by the owner's dad in 1985 at his restaurant, The Rib Shack. But you don't have to travel to the *excellent* food city to enjoy it! (Seriously, go to Charleston and eat a lot of food.) It was awarded two prestigious Scovies in 2010 and 2021 for balanced heat and flavor profiles. You can use it on ribs, burgers, chicken, tofu, veggies, and even salad. It's natural, vegan, and made with no high-fructose corn syrup.

Promising review: "This is THE BEST BBQ sauce I've ever tasted. Warning: If you don't like spicy, you won't like this! But I LOVE THIS 🤩 100000/10 stars! It's smokey, it's spicy, it's sweet. I add this stuff to literally everything. Sandwiches, Persian food, pizza, pasta, you name it, it's good!" —T.Krug

Get it from Lillie's of Charleston on Amazon for $10.98.

23. Adjourn Teahouse Sunday Morning blend is naturally sweet with strawberry, lemongrass, and low caffeine for an effect that'll make you pause and gradually wake up. Just like any Sunday Morning I'd wish for you.

wooden spoons holding the loose leaf tea with strawberries surrounding them
Adjourn Teahouse

Adjourn Teahouse is an artisanal looseleaf tea company founded by LaTonia, who had the vision to start a small tea and wellness brand as a teen growing up in Richmond, Virginia. Winning a business competition was the kickstart for this brand that encourages people to recenter and find balance via tea-drinking rituals.

Get a classic tin (enough for 15-18 servings) from Adjourn Teahouse for $18.

24. Tubby's Oh. Wow. Yum! Vegan Cookie Box would be a real treat for any day that ends in -y. Or you can sign up for a recurring subscription. (Psst, you should sign up for the subscription. You deserve it!)

plate of chocolate chip cookies

Tubby's cookies are inspired by the founder Danielle Tubbs' Jamaican and American roots. They're vegan, nut- and soy-free, and made with organic ingredients.

This cookie flavor is inspired by the founder's Jamaican grandmother, Mama, who'd grate fresh cocoa blocks into a pot of condensed milk and hot water to make chocolate tea. (Yum, obviously.)

Get the dark chocolate chip and sea salt cookies from Tubby's for $19.99+ (available in 6 or 24 cookies; Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal available).

25. The Welle Made Company's Hand Pies are filled to the brim with traditional West African flavors in flaky, buttery crust for a meal that'll make your eyes roll into the back of your head — in a good way, of course.

four hand pies cut in half and stacked on top of each other
The Welle Made Company / Goldbelly

Rose Essiem founded the Lorton, Virginia-based The Welle Made Company in honor of her grandfather who would snack on hand pies with her every day after school in Accra, the capital of the West African nation of Ghana.

Get the choose-your-own six-pack from The Welle Made Company on Golbelly for $65.

26. EXAU Olive Oil can help make everything feel a bit fancier. Oh, what's that? You have a nice loaf of bread? You know what to do...

bottle of the olive oil on a table with bread and nuts
@exauoliveoil / Via

EXAU Olive Oil was founded by husband and wife, Giuseppe (a third-generation olive oil producer from Calabria, South Italy) and Skyler (a third-generation Californian with a passion for design and agriculture who worked in the wine industry). They moved to Calabria for seven months to start the biz (jealous).

Preorder the 2020 Harvest Lina from EXAU Olive Oil for $28 (PayPal available).

27. Cornbread 26 Food Co.'s Cornbread Madeleine for the ultimate treat with your morning coffee, as a mid-day snack, or on a side of wine. Really just eat them how you want. And there are so many variations!

plate of cornbread madeleines beside of a bowl of corn mill
Cornbread 26 Food Co.

Cornbread 26 Food Co. is an NYC-based catering company owned by couple Claude and Craig (they met on Claude's birthday of May 26th, hence the 26 in the name!) who grew a business for their love of entertaining. But lucky for everyone not based in NYC, you buy can their goods online!

Promising review: "The classic cornbread madeleines are a most delicious treat! Perfect sweetness, perfect texture and perfect corn taste!" —Alderfer

Get a 12-pack from Cornbread 26 Food Co. for $23.99 (Shop Pay available).

28. OH-Mazing Food lemon bar granola might actually get you pumped to peel yourself out of bed in the mornings.

sliced green apple with peanut butter and the granola on it

OH-Mazing Stephanie Williams developed her own granola recipe for her family and friends (which was a hit, to say the least). She was able to quit her day job and bring us this delicious stuff in her small biz which is based in Washington DC!

Get the lemon bar granola from OH-Mazing Food for $2.99 (Apple Pay and PayPal available).

29. Blondery birthday cake blondies in case you wanna send something tasty to a friend... or yourself. No judgment! Actually, I may steal your idea.

open box of dark chocolate blondies covered in colorful sprinkles

Blondery was founded by professional pastry chef Auzerais Bellamy in her pursuit of baking the perfect blondie (lucky us!). They're baked to order in Brooklyn and shipped nationwide. *Plus* there are gluten-free options!

Get the 24-pack from Blondery for $65.

30. Island Pops' Bestseller Pops can help fill up your freezer (full freezers run more efficiently, BTW) so you can treat your taste buds to Trinidadian-inspired desserts and feel kinder to your appliances. (I'm here all day if you need any similar rationale to buy dessert.)

various colorful popsicles
Island Pops / Goldbelly

Brooklyn-based Island Pops came to life after husband and wife Khalid Hamid and Shelly Marshall returned home after vacationing in Trinidad but found themselves craving Caribbean-flavored ice cream and sorbet. So they made their own! They started selling these sweet treats in 2015 that are handmade with many ingredients sourced directly from the Caribbean.

BTW, these beauts are made with water, sugar, and all-natural fruits and flavors. This is a collection of Island Pops’ bestsellers: Mango, Lemon-Lime Basil, Passionfruit, and Sorrel.

Get the 20-pack from Island Pops on Goldbelly for $79.

31. LoAdebar sampler will take you on a tasting tour of fuel to get your through all your activities. Yep, even the ones that make you break a sweat.

two of the bars with a closeup of nuts and dried fruit in them

LoAdebar came about when founder Norma Maloney started making energy bars for her husband's long cycling rides. Years later, Norma's daughter and son-in-law convinced her to start making them to sell. The bars are made minimally processed and with natural ingredients.

Get the LoAdebar sampler (1 each of Original LoAdebars and Real Dark Chocolate LoAdebars) from LoAdebar for $9.

32. Partake soft-baked cookie butter cookies are sure to please your palate, whether you're on the prowl for an allergy-free treat or not. These are free of all kinds of stuff but don't skimp on the taste.

the box of cookies

Partake was founded by Denise Woodard in Jersey City, New Jersey, to fill help fill the void of snacks for her daughter who was diagnosed with food allergies as a toddler. All of the goods are baked with allergy-free ingredients, meaning there's no GMOs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, eggs, dairy, preservatives, artificial flavors, or preservatives.

Promising review: "I’ve eaten a lot of gluten-free cookies, and most of them are close to being good, but still not quite right. The first taste of cookie butter cookies was a shock! They were so delicious, and they were the perfect soft cookie sensation. I went on to try the chocolate chip cookies, and they were amazing too! I am much more of a fan of soft cookies. Read more about review stating Delicious! But the crunchy ones are very good too. I wish these had been around 20 years ago, when my daughter was diagnosed with severe food allergies, but I’m so glad that they are available now for kids who want something tasty and safe!" —Jennifer W.

Get a box of the cookie butter soft cookies from Partake for $14.99. You can also find some of the cookies on Amazon.

33. Michele's Syrups will have you planning for pancake night a few nights a week. Which, honestly, sounds genius.

the three bottles of syrup
Michele Foods

Michele Hoskins (yep, Michele's founder) followed the family tradition of homemade syrup made of honey, cream, and butter for family breakfasts in the 1980s after her own mother passed it down to her. The original recipe was by America Washington, who was formerly enslaved and Michele's great, great, great grandmother. She whipped up the recipe as an alternative to molasses for her plantation owner's family. After Michele divorced, she moved her children into her mother's attic and pursued her dream of making these syrups. In 1984 Michele Foods was born!

This set includes 1 Butter Pecan Syrup, 1 Maple Creme Syrup, and 1 Honey Creme Syrup.

Get them from Michele Foods for $29.97.

Want more products from Black-owned businesses? Check out Cool Products from Black-Owned Businesses, Black Womxn-Owned Etsy Shops, and our ongoing Minority-Owned Business Gift Guide 2021, which features loads of products by Black entrepreneurs that we think you'll love.

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