10 Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Buffalo & Erie County

10 Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Buffalo & Erie County Image


Supporting black business means supporting black communities. To capture all the wonderful Black-owned businesses Buffalo offers would be impossible, but below are some of our NGU members’ favorites. If you’d like to learn more about Black-owned businesses in Buffalo check out That Brown Bag Business Directory


1. African Heritage Food Co-Op – 2616 Highland Ave Niagara Falls, NY

What to expect: “Our mission is to serve food desserts and give ownership back to the community, so YOU can dictate what foods are available in your neighborhoods.”

Website: https://myahfc.com/


2. Agorie Headwear – 1434 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216

What to expect: “At Agorie Headwear, we believe that there is a hat for everyone. We offer a wide variety of Fedora's, Panama's, Flat Caps, Sun Hats, Fascinators and so much more. We specialize in helping each person that walks in to find the hat that not only looks great but fits well.”

Website: https://www.agorieheadwear.com/


3. Black Monarchy – 527 W Utica St, Buffalo, NY 14213

What to expect: “The boutique curates the vividness of cultural clothing and jewelry made of raw authentic materials and authentic fabrics that recreate the conglomerate of our world. These pieces have diverse origins from India, Africa, America, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, and many more. Fashion has always been our personal form of expression that transcends all racial or societal constructed barriers.”

Website: https://www.blackmonarchy.com/


4. Global Villages – 242 Grant St, Buffalo, NY 14213

What to expect: “Global Villages carries a wide range of clothes, jewelry and home accessories from all over the world. We carry products from Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Russia, Thailand, Nepal, Ecuador, India, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Columbia, Guatemala, Philippines, and Brazil. We focus on unique handmade products that will brighten any home or add a touch of flavor to any fashion selection.”

Website: https://m.facebook.com/Global-Villages-417253704995597/


5. Janie’s Emporium – 2943 Delaware Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217

What they sell: “At Janie's Emporium, we take our customers on a trip around the world by granting them with the opportunity to purchase unique, one of a kind handcrafted jewelry, accessories, apparel, bath & body products, wellness teas, and other specialty gift items from local and international artisans. We also carry many fair trade items as well.”

Website: http://www.janiesemporium.com/


6. MS Eye Candy – 85 Allen St. Buffalo, New York 14202

What they sell: “Ms Eye Candy is a women's clothing and accessories boutique specializing in unique finds for the most fashionable woman. Our pieces are hand-picked by our stylists and offer glitzy and unexpected details. We carry a variety of items that will set you apart from the run-of-the-mill crowd.”

Website: https://m.facebook.com/mseyecandybuffalo/


7. Scents & Sensuality By Shajuan – 3281 Delaware Avenue Kenmore, NY 14217

What they sell: “Our perfume store doubles as a candle store! This makes us your one-stop-shop for all things self-care. You'll love spending time in our shop because we carry a wide inventory of premium-quality products and take pride in providing exceptional customer service.”

Website: https://scentsandsensualityny.com/


8. The Hair Hive Hair – 1413 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14211

What they sell: “The Hair Hive is a black women-owned beauty supply store in Buffalo, NY! The Hair Hive specializes in all of your beauty needs. From wigs to eyelashes, we have it all!”

Website: https://www.thhbuffalo.com/


9. What’s Pop-in’ Gourmet Popcorn – 418 West Ferry, Buffalo, New York 14213

What they sell: “What’s Pop-In Gourmet Popcorn is a proud family business, founded and run out of Buffalo, New York. We started this company because we wanted to make something that anyone could afford and would bring people together, and what’s better at that than popcorn. Movies! Picnics! Sitting on the couch! Every one of those moments is a chance to come together and find out what’s pop-in. We make a variety of flavors so that everyone has a bag they can call their own and join the party.”

 Website: https://www.whatspoppingourmetpopcorn.com/


10. Zandra Beauty – 255 Great Arrow Ave, Ste 208 Buffalo, NY 14207

What they sell: “Zandra Beauty is committed to sustainable practices with a priority on appreciating the gentleness and sensitivity of skin. Our mission is to create premium, sustainable, plant-based skincare products with natural & lively scent combinations without all of the unnecessary yucky stuff & chemicals.”

Website: https://zandrabeauty.com/