One of Milwaukee’s strengths is its diversity. It’s a tough time for many businesses and in light of what is happening in the world, some people are making sure that they’re spending their money with locally-owned, minority-run businesses. There are a large number of Black-owned businesses in the Milwaukee and many are open and working to survive these tough economic times.
As of publishing, the restaurants listed were open for carryout and the businesses had online and pick-up options, but please call ahead for business hours and to verify the rules or regulations they are following.
These are just a few of the great Black-owned businesses that help make Milwaukee great. Make sure you’re supporting them now and in the future. You can find a continually updated list on MKEBlack.org.
1501 W. Center St, Milwaukee
Widely acknowledged as the best barbecue in the city, you’ll find ribs, chicken and all kinds of smoked meat goodness. They also serve up delicious catfish, perch, hamburgers and more.
The Bronzeville Collective
339 W. North Ave, Milwaukee
There are 25 Black-owned vendors here and their goods are available online.
Coffee Makes You Black
2803 W. Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee
Get some of the best breakfast in town all day long, including chicken and waffles, grits, corned beef and hash and more.
Mr. Dye’s Pies
8103 W. Tower Ave, Milwaukee
This small business bakes up some of the very best pies you’ve ever had. They can be purchased in whole and half sizes directly from the business, but also at a number of local grocers and farmers markets.
Mrs. Betty’s Kitchen
327 Main St, Racine
There’s a lot to love here, from grilled wings to jerk chicken soup, shrimp po-boys to fried green tomatoes.
3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee
This multi-use commercial space is home to more than two dozen minority-owned businesses. Within the space you’ll find restaurants, a barber shop, salons, boutiques, a massage therapy studio, artists and more.
Find a list of beauty salons and barbershops here.
There’s a great collection of design, real estate and construction businesses here.
Graphic designers, artists, photographers, branding businesses and more can be found here.
There are automotive businesses listed here.