15 Black Owned Businesses in Ottawa
February is Black History Month. It is an annual celebration of Black creators, successes and achievements. It is a time to read Black authors, learn about anti racism, amplify Black voices, make goals to help the Black community and support Black owned businesses. Things we should be doing 12 months of the year.
Check out these amazing Black owned businesses in the city of Ottawa, to support all year long.
This elegant café in Ottawa’s west end, is both cozy and classy. Not only do they serve locally roasted coffee, they offer decadent desserts and savoury meals. They source locally whenever possible and have a beautiful space you won’t want to leave. Takeout for pickup and delivery is available during the pandemic, including cocktails, beer and wine.
An online boutique owned and operated by the same female entrepreneur as Thirsty Maiden! They sell chic and bohemian women’s apparel, stylish accessories and home décor. Village Envy opened in 2020 and hosted a few in-person pop ups, including a current pop up at Thirsty Maiden.
Stomping Ground has curated a unique collection of fashion, grooming products, books and home décor, in the heart of the Glebe. Their clothing and accessories are primarily geared toward men; finally a local boutique to shop for our favourite dudes.
A luxury sweatshirt and tee brand, designed and made in Canada. Previously known as The Kania Life, they’ve recently rebranded and therefore have a lot of items on sale! The owner and founder is a dancer; creating items that are both stylish and comfortable.
More than a local coffee roaster, they work on building a community. This mother daughter duo connects coffee from their native country of Burundi to their home country of Canada. This quality coffee brand has collaborated with local breweries Whiprsnapr and Beyond the Pale on some seriously crafty beer.
Handmade honeycomb buns serving Ottawa and Gatineau. The standard flavours have either cream cheese or Nutella filling, served with their homemade honey syrup. They’ve recently created limited edition flavours such as pumpkin spice and cookies n’ cream. Message via Instagram to order.
With a focus on intentional living and the power of plants, Nurture with Botanics incorporates botanics into our self-care routines. Shop herbal teas, dandelion hot chocolate, face oils, soy candles and more. You can also try one of their botanical recipes.
Minimalist bathing suits made of eco-friendly fabrics, with every body type in mind. They believe every woman should be confident while wearing affordable, quality swimwear. Their styles are simple, in colours including black, lilac and yellow.
A self-care brand inspired by the sunshine of Barbados and the serenity of Farley Hill National Park. They created a variety of scented candles with certain vibes in mind, to enhance your experiences. They also offer skin care products including clays, oils and lotions. All perfect additions for a spa day at home.
Natural skin care and hair products, handmade soaps and gift boxes. They have a collection of themed gift boxes, such as their Relaxing gift box, Lavender box, spa sets, Valentine’s box and a beard box for him.
Quality, stylish active wear that is affordable. Saint Lyon not only brings us comfortable workout clothing you’ll want to wear, they hope to encourage confidence for every woman. It gets even better – they give 10% of profits to a charity of your choice.
A sister duo with a love of plants, who sell and deliver within the Ottawa area. They also create custom, hand painted pots from Koukatelier. Koukatelier offers beautiful paintings, prints, crafts and graphics.
Bohemian ethnic home décor. Chez Kwetu designs colourful wall hangings using mudcloth ethically sourced from Mali. You can now book a live birthday activity, including craft kits and a live Zoom session.
More than your local flower shop, Luxe Blooms creates elegant arrangements and flower boxes with a modern twist. They have rose boxes, mixed blooms, ‘bites and blooms’, and more in various colours and sizes. The most unique – Infinity Collection – real roses preserved to last a year or longer!
Jogo Juice is a tasty and healthy alternative to sweetened sodas. They are made from the nectar of hibiscus flowers and other natural ingredients. The hibiscus flowers are a source of nutrients and antioxidants, sourced from their homeland in Thiès Senegal.
Do you have any favourite local black-owned businesses? Let us know in the comments!
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