Spread Love: Our Favorite Black-Owned BK Businesses

As a small business, one of our favorite ways to support other small businesses is by using our platform to share their products and mission. Below are some of our favorite Black-owned small businesses in Brooklyn.


Sweeten is a free service designed to make home renovation easier (please). Tell Sweeten about a renovation you’re planning and they’ll send you a list of vetted, reviewed contractors and you hire your favorite. 

We’ve written about Curator and Art Consultant Cierra Britton before but if you’ve not yet heard of her service offering personalized art curation for your home based on your tastes and you budget, check her out


Marche Rue Dix is a cultural concept store and one-stop creative oasis. The Crown Heights favorite boasts a nail salon, curated vintage and jewelry selection, plus home goods. Get hungry? There’s an onsite cafe.

Bed-Stuy-based Brooklyn Blooms’ floral designs look like no others we’ve seen. Maybe because their designers take cues from art and fashion just as much as traditional floral arranging. Check out their gorgeous wedding flowers!

If you know Park Slope, we probably don’t have to tell you about Dixon’s Bicycle Shop since it’s practically an institution there. Owner Dave Dixon’s shop has been there since 1966! This place not only has a great selection of bikes and parts, it’s got a friendly neighborhood feel (i.e., no aggro “bike guy” vibes).


Sacred Vibes Apothecary offers plant medicine based in spiritual herbalism. The Ditmas Park store is warm and cozy and the staff is ready to help you with whatever ails you. There’s also a spiritual herbalism apprenticeship program with the store’s founder, Karen Rose. 


The Juicy Box offers delicious juices, smoothies, and healthful meals and recently added a second location (you can find it at 2281 Nostrand Ave near Flatbush Junction and now in Newkirk Plaza in Ditmas Park). 

Maybe it’s because we only want what we can’t have but weekends have seemed off since we can’t go to Sweet Chick. But good news—their Bedford Ave location is open again for takeout and delivery. 

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