If there’s one thing we need more of in the Black community, it’s Black-owned grocery stores. Many minority neighborhoods lack fresh produce & healthy options that are in close proximity to housing.
Having access to healthy food options at an affordable price is necessary to help combat health issues that primarily affect the Black community such as diabetes, heart disease & high blood pressure.
Although there isn’t an abundance of Black-owned grocery stores in the U.S., there are a few that we should support and shop with.
Here are 7 Black-owned grocery stores around the U.S.
Grocery Outlet – Compton, CA
Owner Eugene Bennette prides himself on encouraging healthy eating and educating the Black community on diabetes.
Forty Acres Fresh Market – Chicago
Located on the West Side of Chicago, this grocery store is helping fight food inequality in Black neighborhoods.
Order groceries online to be delivered directly to your door. Find a wide variety of ethnic foods such as African, Asian, Indian, Caribbean, Latin and more.
Cleo’s Bodega Grocery And Café – Indianapolis
All of the produce sold at Cleo’s is grown locally by Flanner House. There is also a café to get a delicious meal.
Modaland Market Place – Las Vegas
Modaland has a wide variety of African and Caribbean products, as well as clothing and handbags.
West Phillie Produce – Philadelphia
Arnett Woodall is passionate about bringing fresh and affordable food to the community. He also hires youth from the neighborhood & teaches them how to run a store.
Buy Better Foods – Brooklyn, NY
This Black woman-owned grocery store offers local and natural foods as well as health and wellness products.
Find out more about these Black owned grocery stories and how they're feeding the community.