There are plenty of ways to continue to celebrate and support black excellence in our community. Here are a few of our favorite black-owned businesses whose products and services deserve a shout-out this month and every month!

Awash Ethiopian Cuisine

For an authentic and delicious Ethiopian dining experience look no further than Awash Ethiopian Cuisine, family-based and right here in Lancaster!

A Concrete Rose Book Bar

A Concrete Rose merges a bookstore, urban winery, and live entertainment venue under one roof! Coming Soon to Lancaster!

Blazin J’s

Blazin’ J’s goal is to serve delicious fried or grilled chicken while building a strong community. They use fresh, never frozen chicken along with hand-made sauces and dips. All walks of life are welcome!

Beauty by Judelyne

Judelyne offers makeup services, Lash extension applications, and skincare services for men and women, and teens!

Caribbean Wave Jamaican Jerk

With an extensive menu featuring authentic Jamaican dishes and sides, there is something for everyone at Caribbean Wave and you will never leave hungry!

Culinary Services by Chef Oliver

Born in Liberia, and raised in the United States Chef Oliver offers catering, cooking demonstrations, and private dinners with a focus on West African Diaspora. Featuring food and ingredients from West Africa to the America’s.


EpitomeFIT was founded with a passion to help people transform their health into what their highest obtainable level looks like for them. This passion is what drives them day in and day out to provide top industry-level service to their clients in the areas of movement, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle coaching.

I:Train Studios

Whether you’re a beginner or you’re just looking to change up your routine, I:Train Studios offers solutions for every fitness level. Their team of certified instructors is here to help you get the most out of every movement and set yourself up for long-lasting success in no time.

KC’s Italian Ice

KC’s Italian Ice is a local family-owned-and-operated Italian Ice shop that serves a variety of Italian Ice flavors.

Makeup and Magick

 Owner Melody Leon of Makeup and Magick Transformational Services can best be thought of as a Life Coach meets Fairy Godmother. She offers unique opportunities to enrich your life through makeup lessons, magick sessions, or both!

Melanin Essentials

Melanin Essentials products are crafted with all-natural and organic ingredients designed to nourish, restore, and revitalize your body’s largest yet most delicate organ: the skin. Oh, and there are no sneaky ingredients at the end. Melanin Essentials is 100% chemical-free all the way down the subtly aromatic, natural scents they bare. Trust us, your skin and body will thank you!

Nicole Taylor Boutique

Not only does her merchandise make women feel beautiful, it makes the Earth feel good, too. Nicole carefully curates her store to comprise of ethically and sustainably-made goods. As a part of her purchasing process, Nicole closely examines the history of what she sells at her store, from where the materials come from to how the producers treat their workers. That way, women can do good and feel good at the same time by shopping at the Boutique.!

Rafiki Shoppe

Rafiki, which means ‘friend’ in Swahili provides unusual and delicious ethnic African food for all ages and diets. All profits support charity, locally and in Africa. Rafiki Africa Foundation is the main beneficiary. Rafiki Africa Foundation works in Western Kenya to provide sustainable development and end physical and spiritual poverty.

Redeux Vintage

In a world of disposable brand new, low-quality bullshit, Redeux Vintage has been selling the best vintage goods and apparel for the working class since ’05. Sometimes, they even throw in some modern #madeintheusa favorites.

Rosa’s Jar

Eat their desserts first! Rosa’s Jar offers desserts in a mason jar, with your logo, of any kind to remind people of you! They sell cupcakes and so much more. 

Supernatural Wellbeing LLC

Supernatural Wellbeing is much more than a therapeutic massage service. Grace Henderson is committed to helping her clients create the amazing lives they deserve by empowering them to make necessary changes for a perfect balance of mind/body/spirit. Through her many therapeutic massage treatments, she’ll help you come to the realization that you have always been perfect and worthy of all the good in the universe. 

Supernatural Wellbeing is LGBTQIA+ Friendly.

The Big 5 African Cuisine

With a rotating menu of African cuisine, you are sure to find something to satisfy any craving!

For a full list of other person of color owned small businesses located throughout Lancaster see ASSETS’ Business Directory