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Black-Owned Local Businesses

One of the most direct ways you can support the Black community is shopping local, Black-owned businesses in your community and when you travel.

There's a huge variety of Black-owned businesses in the Toledo area offering tasty cuisine, craft beer, unique art and retail shopping and more. We've compiled a growing list just for you!

We know that this is just a fraction of the Black-owned businesses in our area, we've focused on those related to the travel and tourism industry for visitors to Toledo, however we will continue to expand the list. 

If you know of a business or resource you'd recommend to be included, email us at



Al & Zoe's Fat Boyz
Owned and run by veterans, FatBoyz serves the best American classics such as Burgers seasoned to perfection, The best appetizers around town and amazing wings. This is where to go when you need the taste to hit home.

Beeez Nutz
A local family owned busines handcrafting delicious "nutz" and participating in many local events featured in various markets and locations around town. 

Bertha Mae's Kitchen
Bertha Mae’s Kitchen is located in the heart of downtown Toledo, serving delicious catfish and more.

Black Frog Brewery
Black Frog Brewery may have been born in a garage, but it’s become something more to the Holland community just outside Toledo, Ohio. Chris opened his taproom doors in October of 2016 as the first Black-owned brewery in Northwest Ohio and hasn’t looked back.

Bridgette Be Cooking
A fully licensed and insured LLC catering company in Toledo specializing in bringing a delicious menu to your next event.

The Caribbean Breeze Restaurant and Lounge

Restaurant serving up authentic Caribbean, African And American Cuisine.

Classy Occasions
Gourmet Treats for all occasions and stunning cake decorating and design.

Corggens Couture Cakes
A specialty cake studio where unmeasured elegance meets your needs.

Duwey Wings
Wing Joint serving a full menu with burgers, fries, tacos, and especially all manor of wings with a list of sauces to choose from.

Fangboner Farms
Fangboner Farms is an all natural herb farm in the Toledo area. Driven by a passion for food, flavor and experiences, they create blends of rubs, herbs and sprices to bring enjoyment - and great taste – to your table.

Feez Fusions
Proudly made in Toledo, Ohio their sauce is low sodium and gluten free. With a secret blend of fresh apples, peppers and spices their sauces will enhance any food while minimizing a fridge full of condiments.

Glaze'Em Gourmet Funnel Cakes
A local food truck specializing in flavorful and sweet gourmet funnel cakes.

Hot Box Bistro
Restaurant and bar serving fresh gourmet food.

Jamaican Spice
One of Ohio’s most authentic Jamaican restaurants, located on the West Side of Toledo. Here the spices are traditional, classic Jamaican Grandma’s style cooking.

Jera's Heavenly Sweet
For years, Jera baked from her home for leisure, but eventually began selling her sweets as they began to grow in popularity. It is important to Jera that each customer that encounters the bakery walk away having had incredible baked goods, but more importantly, the feeling of being at home.

Jerzei's Ice Cream
Serving up sizeable Build-Your-Own ice cream options in unique bubble waffle cones.

Jikoni Toledo
Food Truck and caterer known for authentic East African cuisine. Jikoni means kitchen in Swahili.

J'maes Home Cooking
A soul food restaurant in Toledo, where the food tastes just like mama's.

Josephine's Kitchen
Serving up soul food with an authentic taste, they pride themselves on treating customers like family.

Kim's Kakes 
Serving up cakes like your grandmother used to make! They kakes and pies are always fresh and homemade from scratch with several flavors to choose from for your special occasion.

MudCity BBQ
Local food truck serving up fresh BBQ and Soul food.

The Onyx Cafe
Coffee Shop providing organic, fair trade tea and coffee. They work with local suppliers and bakeries to source the freshest, highest quality offerings. 

Ruby's Kitchen
Restaurant offering a wide array of fresh food such as grilled salmon salad, perch fillet sandwich, breaded steak, bbq/hot wings, walleye fish & shrimp dinner, shrimp & wings platter, ruby's ribs full slab and ruby's ribs sandwich.

Smashdawgz Food Truck
Food Truck selling gourmet hotdogs frequenting local breweries.

Sweet Experience
Ice Cream Shop featuring sweet treats and their famous ready to eat dessert in a jar.

Vegan Taste
Vegan Taste is a small, family owned bakery located in Toledo, Ohio. Serving up vegan and gluten free options

We Be Ribs
Since 1993 We Be Ribs has been well known throughout the Toledo area for bringing you the best barbecue in town with catering and food truck offerings.



Simply D'Vine Boutique
3606 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH | 567-455-5940

Toledope Apparel
Apparel Company
3111 Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH | 419-290-4105

Kingdom Christian Bookstore
Specialty Bookstore & Gift Shop
958 South Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH | 419-407-5992 

Wats On U Apparel
Online Boutique

5119 Dorr St., Toledo, OH | 419-531-9699

1201 Shoetique & Accessories
Online Boutique

Little Diva's Boutique Co.
Online Baby & Children's Clothing Store

Eye Envy Eyewear
Online Sunglasses & Eyewear Store

The Jewel Vault
Online Jewelry Boutique

Excellence T-Shirts
Clothing Brand

Meelys Shoes
Online Shoe Boutique



A Byrd’s Eye Photography

B. Piri Photography

Campbell Art Creations
Art/Hand Crafted Decor

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Personalized Art & Calligraphy

Leap Graphics

Motherhood Portraits by Tiana Lashae



Ouch! Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy
340 N Erie St, Toledo, OH 43604 | 419-304-1099

4145 Monroe St, Toledo, OH | 419-407-5401