We have compiled a list of the local Black-owned businesses that we know personally below. Additionally, Krystal Faircloth has amazing resources over on her blog, A Pinch Of Lovely, and 225 Magazine and Visit Baton Rouge both have an extensive list of Baton Rouge Black-owned restaurants.
Also, be sure to check out SupportBlack.biz. This website is an online directory of Black-owned businesses in the community so that consumers can more easily discover them and the businesses can connect with each other and grow together.
As we have a large community, we know that some businesses and restaurants are not yet on any of these lists. Please comment and share more companies that are from here in the Greater Baton Rouge Area and we will continue to update our list.
Breedlove Beauty Co.
Breedlove Beauty Co. is a Baton Rouge-based natural, minimalistic skin and hair care company. They use 100% natural and organic ingredients in their small-batch products. Meant to be a simple approach to natural beauty, Breedlove Beauty Co. aims to simplify your skincare routine. Every product is thoughtfully created to make everyday self-care indulging, relaxing, and rejuvenating.
Chef Schonberg’s Sweets
Chef Amanda Schonberg is a renowned chef and baker, passionate about her boozy sweet treats and the Baton Rouge community. Her sweets, designed with adults in mind, are widely praised and also support the community. Specializing in alcohol-infused cakes and gourmet confections, Chef Schonberg focuses on using locally sourced, non-GMO ingredients in her orders.
H KYLE Boutique
H Kyle is a boutique on the outskirts of Baton Rouge, started in 2013. With a love for fashion, owner, Tia, hopes that you will find H Kyle as a perfect stop for cute accessories, gifts, and apparel.
Honey Dew Sips and Savory
Toni Shea and her team made our 2019 Local Pop-Up Shop MAGICAL with Honey Dew Sips and Savory’s coffee and treats offered inside the shop during our two-week Pop-Up Shop. We loved seeing her smile every day and if you’re lucky – you may spot Mazi & Toni soon. Their team is back in business, serving our community in the cutest vintage camper cafe you’ve ever seen.
LaKenda, owner of Krafty Kravingz, is of our own Sweet Baton Rouge Insiders. LaKenda is the definition of a #girlboss, and her shop is full of accessories for the everyday fashionista, personalized Krafts, and more.
Makeup by Meggan
Meggan is a New Orleans native with a passion for creating unique, personal, makeup looks. Highly recognized by some of the biggest brands in the industry, Meggan has her own makeup line and can be contacted on her website.
Morgan Udoh launched her passion project, Okoye Couture, in May 2018. It quickly developed into a wearable art small business that focuses on storytelling through polymer clay creations. Inspired by Morgan’s own genealogy research, Okoye (meaning “one who is born on market day” in Yoruba) Couture allows her to tell and share the beauty, diversity, and history of the African continent and its diaspora one culture at a time.
Plant Based Sweets by Lotus
Sweet Baton Rouge has worked with Plant Based Sweets by Lotus first at the Ultimate Tailgate last August and again last fall for our Local Pop Up holiday event. You can shop their tasty vegan treats all on plantbasedsweetsbylotus.com.
Jared Jarvis used to go to thrift shops and goodwills to find old ties with fresh patterns so he could alter them to fit his style. In 2020, he decided to create Tie Travel, a private label of handmade neckties that are influenced by the places all around us. His goal is not only to support his passion for travel, but to also introduce new places, styles, and designs to any who stumble across his creations.
The Cupcake Collection
Mignon Francois, owner and CEO of The Cupcake Collection, is a New Orleans girl through and through. Having perfected her cakes, a trip to her location in NOLA should be in the near future for all of us in Baton Rouge. Mignon is an entrepreneur well recognized for her accomplishments, and a mother of 6 who creates a sense of home and family in her bakeries because that is the same environment that her idea was created in.
Pottery by Osa
Pottery by Osa is a one-woman business; Osa Atoe sells her handcrafted red stoneware clay creations on her Etsy shop. She is a “Louisiana transplant”, originally from the Washington DC area, and she is proud that her work can be expressive of many of the different cultures prevalent in the US.
West London Btq
This New Orleans fashion staple began as a small, out of a home office operation by owner Mariah Walton Bencik. With her expertise, West London Btq. was bound to grow, and so it did. Mariah has worked with numerous “high fashion houses”, styled the covers of many magazines, and been an educator on business and fashion. Mariah “believes that with the right tools and where-with-all, that anyone can become set up for success and outclass the competition.”
This restaurant prides itself on home-cooked, healthy meals. Daily, you can find sandwiches, salads, and other lunch plates to pick up. Zeeland Street is located in the Garden District in Baton Rouge.
You can order 225 Sweets online, and allow 48 hours for your yummy treat to be ready, like their flavored popcorn such as; cookies & cream or strawberry cheesecake to name a few or pralines to cookies! Visit 225 Sweets here!
2 Sistahs Produce
At their stand, you can find so much produce, of fruits and vegetables, you can find them ready with smiles every Wed & Sat from 10 am – 4 pm. Corner of Hwy 19 & Cunard Ave, 70807. The stand was opened for business in April of 2020, to read their full story, written in 225 Magazine this month, click here!