Eight Black Owned Food Brands You Should Know About

Published on June 10, 2020

Let’s load up and stack that pantry with these fantastic food brands and products from black-owned businesses. If you can’t be out protesting, let’s not forget other ways you can support the Black Lives Matter Movement. 

Donating money, signing petitions, and posting things online always help, but support doesn’t have the end there. One way you can help and be apart of the movement is to support local black-owned businesses out there doing this time. 

If you want to add some more flavor and variety of foods to your pantry, here’s your chance. Check out these beautiful, natural, savory, and soulful black-owned brands and products. Trust me, you can never go wrong with a little soul in your life. 

Iya Foods 

Toyin Kolawole founded Iya Foods in 2015. This brand promotes sustainability and focuses on the environment. Iya Foods focuses on making sure their foods are sourced from local growers. They promote nourishing African inspired ingredients. 

Partake Foods

Denise Woodard founded Partake Foods. Partake Foods is an allergy-friendly and healthy cookie company. It’s perfect for parents out there whose kids can only eat certain foods due to their allergies. These cookies are gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly.


Founded by duo Trinity Woddord and Issey Kobori in 2017 with the mission of “bringing good vibes to the wellness industry.” Golde is a superfood that’s here to help digestion clear skin and boosting your immune system. Not only do they have food products but also beauty products as well. 

Sanaia Applesauce

Founded by Keisha Smith Jeremie, she realized many adults like applesauce as much as kids do. The problem was there wasn’t a lot of adult products like applesauce. So, she took matters into her own hands and created “adult-like” flavors like guava, hibiscus, lavender pear, and more. 

Trade Street Jam

Founded by Ashley Marie Rouse and let me tell you this is not your average jam. This is not the regular jam that you pop on a top of toast. No honey, this is more than that. This jam serves as salad dressings, cocktails, BBQ sauces, marinade, and whatever else you can think of. 


Pipcorn was co-founded by Jennifer Martin, who was named one of Essence magazines “50 Black Women Founders to Watch” This popcorn brand will surely have you munching nonstop.

Red Bay Coffee

For all my coffee lovers out there, this one is for you. Red Bay Coffee was founded by renowned artist and food entrepreneur Keba Konte in 2014. It sources coffee from countries with “the unique combinations of climate and elevation required for high-grade specialty coffee.”

Southern Culture

In need of a little southern flair to your kitchen? Well, Southern Culture is just for you. Founded by Erica Barrett after leaving a grocery store with an idea and a plan. From banana pudding pancakes to herb stone-ground grits, Southern Culture has got you covered.

Jori Ayers is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily based in Tampa, Florida. She was formerly with the editorial team at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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