Discover Your New Favorite Snacks
Black Business Month
Discover Your New Favorite Snacks
Support Black Businesses
We're highlighting black-owned food and beverage entrepreneurs who ventured out to start their own business and created amazingly delicious and healthy products. Discover your new favorite cookies, foods, snacks, and more.
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Meet The Makers
Partake Foods - Deliciously Crunchy Allergen-Free Cookies
Food allergies were never top-of-mind for us, but when our daughter, Vivienne, began eating solid foods, it suddenly became clear she had several. And just as suddenly, our lives began to change. We set out to find the healthy, allergy-friendly snacks we'd need to fuel our active lifestyle, but came away from stores frustrated and mystified. So we set out to create our own. Making allergy-friendly, healthy snacks for my daughter was hard work, but I refused to give up or give in – and Partake Foods was born. Our products are deliciously made for just about everyone - from those with restrictions to those who simply want to eat more healthfully.
Today, Partake Foods is a mom-run, minority-owned company that makes delicious, nutritious, allergy-friendly cookies designed to provide peace of mind to those with dietary restrictions and simple enjoyment to those without. Our cookies are made with simple, whole food ingredients like organic ancient grain flours, fruits/veggies, and minimal sugar.
TeaSquares - Crunchy Energy Bars for Mental Focus
TeaSquares Focus Bites are deliciously crunchy energy bars made with superfoods for mental energy, focus, and clarity. They contain organic tea, Ashwagandha, and coconut oil. Tea contains naturally occurring caffeine + L-theanine that may boost of short-term working memory and focus. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that may improve cognitive performance and reduce stress. Coconut oil contains MCTs that have been shown to increase mental clarity.
TeaSquares also has a social mission to hire young adults from underserved communities. We partner with organizations to hire single fathers and people who were previously incarcerated for minor crimes. In that way we hope to provide employment opportunities for those who need it most.
Do Well - Hand Crafted Cocktail Syrups
We're Mike and Malaika Wells, owners and operators of Do Well Sandwich Co. We meet decades ago in elementary school, but we never thought one day we would be married AND run a business together. One Thanksgiving Day, Mike was charged with making the lemonade for dinner. He took the assignment seriously and the Wells Family Craft Lemonade was born. Knowing we were on to something great and that we could diversify the food and beverage industry, we began the journey of developing flavors and getting our beverages in the hands of more people.
We started selling at local pop-up events and vendor markets offering sandwiches to complement the beverages and to draw in more attention. Our lemonade soon became the star of the show, so we left the sandwiches behind and now we are fully committed to providing our community with better beverage options. Our mission is to lift as we climb. We regularly collaborate with other local small businesses and organizations that serve undervalued communities. In addition, we have a goal to employ and mentor young aspiring entrepreneurs.
Triple A Chin Chin - West African Snacks
Triple A Gourmet Treats began with a mother’s desire to share the delicious West African Treats she grew up eating with her children, and the world. Known by a number of names, CHIN CHIN crunchy dough bites are best enjoyed when sudden cravings hit or paired with coffee, tea, mimosa and wine.
From our kitchen to yours, Triple A Gourmet Treats are curated and crafted to indulgently cure those sugary cravings. With pride and a concentration on exceptional service, we strive to bring the tastiest African delicacies to dinner tables, catered celebrations and gift baskets worldwide.
Irresistibly sweet and mouthwateringly delicious chin chin crunchies are totally crave-worthy. Individually handmade using a traditional recipe with West African origins. These delectable fried goodies are best enjoyed during holidays spent in the company of family and friends. Pair them with coffee, tea or wine to treat your taste buds with an indulging gourmet experience.
Pat's Granola - Uniquely Delicious Crafted Blend of Granola
Pat’s Granola is a line of gluten-free granolas which were first created to fulfill a need that Founder Pat Bennett had to feed her family better. “When my school age son began playing sports, it quickly became apparent that junk food was abundant at practices and sports meets—not the best food for a growing athlete.” Pat, over the course of a year, created a real food that her family would not only enjoy but would keep them full and was good for them as they went about their active lives at school, work or traveling to basketball games, track and swim meets.
Our hand-crafted granolas are made with specially selected organic ingredients that are tasty and provide sustained nourishment for health conscious consumers who desire a better quality food for their busy lifestyles. Our mission is to make food that we’d share from our own kitchen for the ultimate granola eating experience. Available in Tropical, Ginger Spiced and Peanut Butter flavors, enjoy Pat’s Granola as a meal or snack—it’ll fuel your day with each delicious mouthful!
A Dozen Cousins - Soulfully Seasoned Beans
A Dozen Cousins is a natural food brand that makes convenient side dishes inspired by traditional Creole, Caribbean and Latin American foods. Their first product is a line of authentic regional beans that are seasoned with real vegetables and spices and cooked with nutrient-dense avocado oil. The brand is named after the founder's daughter and her 11 cousins.
Bio: Ibraheem Basir is the founder and CEO of A Dozen Cousins. Growing up in Brooklyn, his kitchen was a melting pot of his mother's Southern cooking and the recipes that she picked up from their Caribbean and Latin American neighbors. After spending years working in the natural food industry, he started A Dozen Cousins so that he could share some of his family's favorite dishes using authentic recipes and real wholesome ingredients.
Emily's Foods - Paradise Icing Snax Pax. Gluten-Free Pretzels and Icing Dip
Emily D. Edwards is a former social worker in private practice turned Founder of Emily's Foods. During her own weight loss journey, she became frustrated with the lack of snacks, dips and icings options that was healthy, contained less sugar, more plant protein and convenient for her busy lifestyle. So Emily started making plant based icings:dips with pea protein powder to pair with her snacks in her kitchen and quickly realized that people who did not eat healthy icings and dips fell in love with them.
Our new product line, Paradise Snax Pax are convenient, organic better for you on the go snack packs. We created Paradise Snax Pax to be shared at home with your family and loved ones or for the busy on the go individual.