Community Service Student Staff's Favorite Local Black-Owned Businesses


A Goodman's Desserts

Alem Ethiopian Village

Ashley’s Que - BBQ

Big Daddy’s BBQ and Soul Food

Buffalo Boss 

Coffee Makes You Black 

Confectionately Yours

Daddy’s Soul Food and Grille*

Deli 1614 

Island Jam - Jamaican restaurant

Jizzles Sandwich Shop*

Lisa Kaye Catering

Lush Popcorn

Pass Da Peas - Soul Food

Pop’s BBQ 

Sauce & Spice - Pizza place

Tony’s BBQ Unlimited 

Twisted Plants - Plant-based/vegan dining


414loral - A grassroots floral initiative

Aspired Ink - Sustainable printing for t-shirts and other apparel

Heal + Glow - Candles and yoga

JazzyRae' Jewels & Accessories

KONKADA - Handcrafted home decor and gifts

Sensational Flames - Candles and aromatherapy

The Underground Makers Market (located in the Sherman Phoenix)

Unfinished Legacy - Clothing

*An asterisk denotes businesses located on the Near West Side of Milwaukee.

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More Staff Recommendations for Minority-Owned Businesses:

Latinx Owned


El Tlaxcalteca Restaurant

Johanna's Cakes & Desserts Café

La Finca

Lopez Bakery

Modern Maki - Sushi Restaurant

Myra’s Jugos y Frutas

Orenda Cafe

Triciclo Peru

Zocalo Food Park


Canelita Brown - Earrings, magnets, and other creations

Ladi Nayaase, Organic Bath & Body

Maranta Plant Shop

Asian-American Owned

Mekong Café - Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine

Vientiane Noodle Shop - Laotian and Thai cuisine

EE-Sane - Thai cuisine

Maharaja - Indian cuisine

Mo's Asian Food Market - Specialty Grocery Store

Bollywood Grill - Indian cuisine

Middle Eastern Owned

Damascus Gate - Middle Eastern cuisine

Taqwa Bakery & Restaurant - Mediterranean cuisine

Shahrazad Restaurant - Persian and Middle Eastern cuisine

Students, staff, and alumni who would like to make additional recommendations to be added to this list, please reach out to Jacki Black at