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10 Baltimore Businesses to Support During Black Business Month

Black Business Month is here, and it's time to celebrate our local entrepreneurs.

Celebrated annually in August, Black Business Month was established in 2004 to acknowledge and appreciate Black-owned businesses and their contributions to our economy.

Here are 10 Black-owned businesses in Baltimore you can support this month, and all year long!
  1. Fishnet

Located in Mount Vernon Marketplace, Fishnet’s menu features items such as fish & chips, crab dip, and Baja fish wraps. At Fishnet, the quality of every plate served starts with the quality of its fresh fish, which is responsibly and sustainably source from regional waters whenever possible.

  1. Cheezy Mike’s Food Emporium

Also located in Mount Vernon Marketplace, Cheezy Mike’s serves up warm and gooey elevated comfort food with a cheese focus! Cheezy Mike's celebrates the place where food and entertainment intersect, and memories are created. The restaurant also offers vegan options!

  1. Taharka Brothers Ice Cream

Well known for serving up classic flavors along with a constantly evolving roster of delightful, small-batch flavors beloved in Baltimore, Taharka Brothers’ award-winning ice cream lineup includes favorites like Honey Graham, Mintflix & Chillz, Key Lime Pie, and Caramel Crunch. Taharka Brothers is focused on creating an impactful, profitable business managed and operated by young adults from some of Baltimore’s most troubled neighborhoods. The menu features rotating seasonal and one-time flavors inspired by local happenings and a handful of “collaborations” with other local small businesses throughout the year!

  1. The Doll House Boutique

Since 2003, The Doll House Boutique has been committed to providing fashion that ranges from couture to simple and stylish staples and providing local designers with a platform to showcase their collections. The Doll House is in the heart of Mount Vernon, in a cozy boutique, where the infamous display window gets all the glory.

  1. Pandora’s Box Boutique

Pandora's box boutique is a mod, vibrant, ever-evolving privately-owned lifestyle store located in Federal Hill. Much like the city of Baltimore, the customers at Pandora's Box come from various backgrounds and have different stories, but they still have so much in common. The brands featured at Pandora’s Box support local designers, jewelry makers and artisans, and promote social change, individuality, support for women and overall happiness.

  1. Drama MaMa Bookshop

Drama MaMa bookshop is a “journal lovers paradise” featuring locally made journals and accessories. Through the workshops offered by the bookshop, you can also learn to create your own “book box” wooden bullet journals.

  1. Art of Balance Wellness Spa

Art of Balance offers an unprecedented experience where guests can truly learn to balance it all. A destination within a destination, where the importance of discovering the best version of yourself is at your fingertips. The spa’s holistic approach to treating the entire person is about embracing who you are and exploring how the balance of mind, body and spirit is integral to bringing forth the best of you. 

  1. The Urban Oyster

The Urban Oyster is both the first female and black-owned oyster bar in Maryland. The restaurant is “sort of a movement” for those who prefer quality food in a relaxed atmosphere! The menu features oysters in the raw, soups, steam pots and more!

  1. Bar One

Bar ONE is a dining experience curated for you. It’s about good people coming together in a space to be ONE…ONE vibration, ONE energy, ONE good time, ONE bar… Bar ONE. The menu features items including Jamaican oxtail dumpling stew, king crab legs, curry chicken and more!

  1. Off The Rox Wine & Beer

Off the Rox is a wine and beer boutique, conveniently located in Highlandtown. The store offers an appreciable selection of wines and craft beers, all handpicked and carefully selected.

Black Business Month gives us an opportunity to focus on a community that is too often underrepresented when it comes to access to capital and opportunities to build wealth. Join us in celebrating the Baltimore Black-owned businesses and their important contributions to our economy.