Support Local This Black History Month at These Baltimore Businesses
February is Black History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the achievements of African Americans throughout our history.
A nice way to support and appreciate Black History Month is by shopping locally at black-owned businesses. Check out these black-owned Baltimore businesses, not too far from your home here at Anthem House.
Pandora’s Box, an adorable boutique in Federal Hill, is stocked full of gifts, clothes, and home-goods from locally sourced places. Monesha Phillips, founder and owner, has attained her goal of representing everyone. This black-owned local shop has everything you might need.
If you are a planning junkie or love paper products, you cannot go wrong with DramaMama Bookshop. Inspired by her love and admiration of black writers and authors, Alisa Brock, founder of this unique bookshop, has created a business with a purpose! Build your own or purchase a fantastic journal, notepad, or bookshelf from this Baltimore shop.
Letta’s inspiration for her candle business came from the popular television show, the Walking Dead. Why? She wanted to help others create a skill set that would survive the Zombie Apocalypse. And so, Knits, Soy, and Metal Candle Company was born! KSM Candles is ready to teach you, your family, and your friends how to make your own soy candles… making your house smell amazing and prepping you with Zombie Apocalypse skills!
Sustainable, yet stylish fashion, is found at this black-owned Baltimore store, The Dollhouse Boutique. Natalia Karyl, a featured designer, and owner of this boutique has dressed celebrities and had her clothes featured in renowned publications like The Baltimore Sun and VIBE Magazine. For all shapes, sizes, and styles, your bag will be full of amazing clothes when you shop at The Dollhouse Boutique.
There’s sweet treats galore created at Midnite Confections Cupcakery! Born from a family of cooks, Sandra and Aaron, a mother and son duo, were destined to build Midnite Confections Cupcakery. This bakery is loaded with over 15 flavors of cupcakes and cookies!
Order online for the best bakery items from Crust by Mack. This bakery began amidst the pandemic and has managed to feed the bellies of thousands of Baltimoreans, but also support over half a dozen minority-owned brands.
Black History Month is also home to another holiday: Valentine’s Day. If you are looking for a February 14th classic, look no further than Berries by Quicha. Here, you will find the best, most deluxe chocolate covered strawberries in the state of Maryland! So deluxe, President Obama and Beyonce have indulged in these berries. Conquer Valentine’s Day and Black History month by ordering sweet treats from Berries by Quicha.
Home of Baltimore’s best chocolate, Pure Chocolate by Jinji is handcrafted on a daily basis. Their locally sourced ingredients make their chocolate stand out above the rest! Jinji Fraser and her father Guy work together every day to ensure their chocolate is of the highest quality
Magdalena Restaurant is currently open for takeout and delivery! This local restaurant has an extensive lunch, dinner, and drink menu. Your stomach will be full with the best flavor combos and your wallet will support another black-owned business when you order from Magdalena. If you are lucky, you might be able to meet the owners of this amazing restaurant and hear their backstory. Eddie and Sylvia Brown eat at Magdalena once a week, where they engage with customers and workers alike.
Serenity Wine Café is one of the only self-serve wine bars in Baltimore! This black-owned restaurant is owned and operated by Nneka Bilal, who worked at Pizza Hut for 23 years before opening her own place. With classic thin crust New York pizza, house-made sangria, and countless beers and wines, your time will be well spent dining at Serenity Wine and Café.
Off the Rox Wine and Beer shop, local to Baltimore, is full of the best local and small production wines and beers. Owners Jeryl Cole and Tyrekia Jackson are nothing shy of experienced in customer service and product management, which has helped their small business succeed! Complete with a collection of black-owned wine brands, Off the Rox is here to help you celebrate and appreciate Black History Month.
The CAnE Collection began three years ago, when three rum-junkies wanted more appreciation for their favorite drink: rum! Three owners, Clinton Jackson Alexander, Aaron Joseph, and Ezra Allen have created dozens of cocktail mixers that pair with any kind of rum to make delicious drinks. Try out their Cranberry Fizz, Guava Tiki Punch, or Passion Fruit Margarita this February!
There are countless ways to support and celebrate Black History Month this February, right around the corner from your home at Anthem House.