Highlighting Downtown Brooklyn’s Black-Owned Businesses
February 03, 2022
Black History Month is a time to honor the achievements of the Black community. Here in Downtown Brooklyn, there are many ways to celebrate Black excellence and the diversity of the district. This month we highlight Black-owned Downtown Brooklyn businesses and the many ways you can support them!
Fuel your day at Buffalo Boss, located at Jay and Willoughby Streets, with mouth-watering organic wings and crispy fries. Try their selection of sweet and savory sauces, or, if you dare, their hot and spicy options appropriately labeled “Hell Sauces.” This will warm you right up, guaranteed!
Follow your nose to DeKalb Market Hall and the exotic scents of authentic Jamaican food from Likkle More Jerk. Whether you’re feeling for a fresh flaky patty (try it between coco bread!) or a hearty oxtail stew with rice and peas, you’ll never leave here hungry. Ready to go? Grab a delicious curry chicken roti or “jerkito” burrito to go.
Upstairs at City Point indulge yourself at Beautiful Amore Skincare with their handmade vegan skincare, hair products and aromatherapy treatments. Elevate your routine with aromatic and moisturizing options such as an invigorating oatmeal orange foaming face wash, a lemon lavender hair and body oil, or a papaya mango body butter.
Whether on a zoom or heading to your favorite Downtown Brooklyn spot, you’ll be sure to turn heads and make a statement with these creative Black-owned fashion businesses. Add a personalized edge to your wardrobe at Privélege, with their uniquely styled suits and made to measure fittings. “Looking Good While Doing Good” is their slogan that rings true to this premium line of fabrics, linings and styles for both men and women.
Swing over to Da Spot, a specialty curated boutique boasting more than 25 indie Black-owned brands, from custom clothing and accessories to creative home goods and hand-poured candles. Both Privélege and Da Spot are also located inside City Point.
Get colorful with Tempo, a women’s clothing boutique on Court Street selling affordable clothes, shoes, and accessories for all seasons. And for the men, head over to Jide’s Dandy on Jay Street which is packed with everything for a full suited outfit with a hat to match.
Visit Bed Stuy Fish Fry at their newly-opened Livingston Street location. Their rich platters include salmon, catfish, seafood mac and cheese, steamed veggies, and chicken cooked seven different ways - just to name a few. A couple of blocks over you’ll find Sandy Beaches on Lawrence Street, a cozy Caribbean eatery that will take you on a food journey to Jamaica without leaving Brooklyn.
Happy Black History Month! Be sure to explore Downtown Brooklyn and please tag us on social media to show your support for these businesses and the folks who are an integral part of Downtown Brooklyn!