Happy February! This month, we celebrate Black History Month and all the contributions of Black Americans. At Spoon, we love to talk about food, and these Black-owned food businesses deserve a place in your pantry or refrigerator. Whether you are shopping for a Valentine's Day gift or just looking to treat yourself, here are some Black-owned food businesses you can support this February and all year round.


Blondery is a Brooklyn-based bakery started by Auzerais Bellamy, who spent a decade perfecting her delicious and decadent blondie recipe for her customers. She offers options ranging from a pecan and salted caramel blondie to a Brooklyn Blackout Blondie. Blondery baked goods are a great gift to impress someone special. Plus, this company ships their treats nationwide.

922 Main St Peekskill, NY 1056

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Sweet Dames Artisan Confections

Sweet Dames is a family-owned bakery created by Genelle Drayton, who name the business after her grandparents, Henry and Daisy Dames. At Sweet Dames, they offer a variety of unique macaroon flavors including a pineapple coconut with flavors of rum and ginger. Additionally, they have a CocoMallow Sandwich, which is made with a fluffy marshmallow between two coconut cookies. The best part is that these sweet treats are all wheat and dairy-free. However, you can only enjoy this bakery if you live close by, as they do not have a delivery option.

2800 10th St. NE, Washington, D.C.

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Baked Cravings

No one can say no to a delicious treat on Valentine’s Day, and Baked Cravings is the perfect place to go. This bakery, created by Craig Watson in 2017, is 100% nut-free and the tastiest way to satisfy your sugar craving. Additionally, they deliver their products nationwide.

1673 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

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Cornbread26 Food Co.

This New York-based company is known for their full-service catering. You can book them to cater any number of your events and deliver their most popular product, their cornbread madeleines, to any location. Show your loved one you really care with a plethora of flavors like orange, lemon, strawberry velvet, and caramel bourbon brulée. 

Jamaica, NY

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The Sweet Life Bakeshop

This small bakery opened in 2010. They not only have a variety of banana pudding flavors such as original, salted caramel, and peaches ‘n cream, but also sell them in cupcake versions. They offer mini pudding samplers, peach cobblers, mini cupcake samplers, and pineapple upside-down cakes. If you live in the Philadelphia area, you can order their products straight to your doorstep using GrubHub or UberEats.

740 South St, Philadelphia, PA

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Sweet Mae’s Cookies

Sweet Mae’s Cookies is a place of family history and tradition. The owner Tiffany Biddle was inspired by watching her grandmother and mother cook southern delicacies, which then motivated her to open Sweet Mae’s. Here, she sells 10 unique flavors of cookies including Oreo red velvet cheesecake, lemon white chip, and carrot cake. They also ship nationwide.

1719 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH

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Lloyd's Carrot Cake

I can say from personal experience that Lloyd's Carrot Cake is one of the most delicious bakeries I have ever been to. Along with their two locations in New York City and the Bronx, they also ship their treats nationwide with Goldbelly. Lloyd Adams opened his first store in Riverdale in 1986 with a carrot cake recipe given to him by his mother. Their menu includes their famous carrot cake, red velvet cake, German chocolate cake, chocolate layer cake, double chocolate cake, pineapple layer cake, and strawberry layer cake. They also sell cupcakes and carrot muffins.

6087 Broadway Bronx, NY

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