Black-owned food-related businesses in the Lansing, Michigan area compiled from posts in the Lansing Foodies Facebook group. Last updated in February 2023.
- 4 Tha Soul Restaurant - 5920 S Cedar St, Lansing
- Agape Organic Farms
- Altu's Ethiopian Cuisine - 1312 E Michigan Ave, East Lansing
- The Americana Bistro - 5262 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing
- Berdie's Berries Amore
- Capital City Soul Food - 3280 S Waverly Rd Apt A, Lansing
- Cravings Gourmet Popcorn - 1221 Turner Rd, Lansing
- D's & C's Barbecue - 4215 N Grand River Ave, Lansing
- Designed by Daddy Custom Cakery - 1266 Kristina Dr, Charlotte
- Everything is Cheesecake - 5214 S Cedar St, Lansing
- Finger Lickin' Chicken & Fish - 2317 W Michigan Ave, Lansing
- GoodFellas Bagel Deli - 600 E Michigan Ave, Lansing and 235 Albert St, East Lansing
- Gregory's Soul Food - 2510 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Lansing
- It's SlapN - 3418 Pleasant Grove Rd, Lansing
- Juice Nation - 111 S Washington Square, Lansing; 2830 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing; and 3520 Okemos Rd Suite 3, Okemos
- Krystal's Kitchen
- Micky's Catering
- Mr. Leslie's Cheesecakes - 1615 E Kalamazoo St, Lansing
- Smoke and Soul
- The Smoke N' Pig BBQ - 908 Elmwood Rd, Lansing
- Southside Smitty - 5214 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Lansing
- Sweet Encounter Bakery & Cafe - 300 S Washington Square, Lansing
- Tatse Restaurants & Alobosa Lounge - 221 S Washington Square, Lansing
- Willie Dee's BBQ - 1225 W Holmes Rd, Lansing
Why support Black-owned businesses
Supporting Black-owned businesses is important for several reasons:
- Addressing systemic racism: Black-owned businesses have historically faced systemic barriers and discrimination, such as lack of access to funding, discrimination in lending, and limited access to networks of influence. By supporting Black-owned businesses, we can help to address these disparities and create a more equitable business landscape.
- Community development: Black-owned businesses are often located in under-resourced communities, and supporting these businesses can help to stimulate economic growth and development in these areas.
- Cultural preservation: Black-owned businesses often reflect and celebrate Black culture, which is an important part of our collective cultural heritage. Supporting these businesses helps to preserve and celebrate this culture.
- Diversity and innovation: Supporting Black-owned businesses helps to promote diversity and innovation in the business world. Black entrepreneurs bring unique perspectives and ideas that can lead to new products, services, and business models.
- Economic empowerment: Supporting Black-owned businesses helps to create economic empowerment within the Black community. It allows Black entrepreneurs to build wealth, create jobs, and provide goods and services to their communities.
Supporting Black-owned businesses is important for economic empowerment, addressing systemic racism, preserving culture, promoting diversity and innovation, and fostering community development.
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