UNATION ATX is bringing you Our Favorite Black-Owned Businesses in Austin! We are proud of our diversity in Austin and strive to give back by supporting all of our local small businesses. From Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls to Ace Tailors, we tried to bring you a little something of everything around the city!
Cranky Granny Sweet Rolls
Enjoy a sweet roll any time of the day. Whether it’s a snack, dessert, or breakfast, Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls will have you covered. One of our favorite Black-owned businesses is home to fluffy, buttery cinnamon roll varieties it all depends on which one you’re craving. You can even enjoy the sweet rolls in an ice cream sundae form!
Get ready for the best fried chicken sandwich you ever laid your eyes on. Delicious crispy chicken between two buttery biscuits is what we’re craving and Bird Bird Biscuit has just the remedy. A respected culinary creation amongst the Black-owned businesses in Austin, Bird Bird Biscuit is bringing chicken ‘n biscuit sandwich creations to your fingertips in all sorts of flavor combinations. They even have vegetarian option!
JP’S Pancake Company
Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned flapjack?! JP’s Pancake Company has just the remedy for your sweet tooth. Grab tons of different pancake creations from this innovative take on one of our favorite breakfast foods. JP’s Pancake Company has garnered recognition across local media as one of the most well loved Black-owned businesses in Austin. Head to their food truck near campus and create your own delicious pancake creation!
New Origin Shop
This locally owned business is a favorite amongst our community. New Origin Shop curates a stance on boutique shopping that focuses on minimal and contemporary wares that are made sustainably. Sourced entirely from female creators, Black artists, and many other hyper local businesses, New Origin Shop caters to aesthetics we commonly enjoy. As one of our top Black-owned businesses to feature, New Origin Shop is driven by their core values and mission of being female and minority owned.
Anything Baked Potato
There’s nothing like a savory, loaded baked potato. Bringing you one of most celebrated comfort foods, Anything Baked Potato is catering our cravings for steamy potatoes in all kinds of forms. Known as the “Best Baked Potato” in Austin, Anything Baked Potato brings fried chicken, brisket, Portobello veggie, stir-fry veggie, and chicken & steak all that can be loaded into a piping hot baked potato!
Emmer & Rye
Check out this space cultivated in a warehouse style setting next time you’re in the Rainey Street area. Offering innovative farm-to-table fare, Emmer & Rye is known for their ingredients. They source directly from farmers, foragers, and ranchers to ensure a quality menu that celebrates the flavors in season. By utilizing everything they source, Emmer & Rye is committed to discarding very minimal waste. Check out why Emmer & Rye is one of our favorite Black-owned businesses in Austin today!
From the creators of Emmer & Rye comes their fast casual counter service concept Henbit. Their farm-fresh dishes are refreshing, savory, and will satisfy anyone with an appetite. They source their products and ingredients from small family farms in and around Austin ensuring quality and local freshness. Try tons of different bowls, salads, sandwiches and their famous monster cookies with a matcha latté made from scratch!
Located inside one of Austin’s newest food hall, TLV is bringing you delicious Israeli food within Austin’s Fareground space. Brought to you by the creators of Emmer & Rye and Henbit, TLV is a counter-service eatery that offers Israeli and Mediterranean staples like pita pocket sandwiches, hummus, and falafel dishes. Try tons of street food that you’ve always wanted to try at TLV next time you visit the Fareground.
Austin is known for barbecue, so we had have a barbecue joint on this list of fantastic Black-owned businesses! SLAB BBQ is home to juicy barbecue sandwiches that pack a punch of flavor. Originally a food truck concept, SLAB now offers a space where you can enjoy all their lip-smacking sandwiches washed down with a beer or your favorite beverage. Try their Cuban pork sandwich, prime rib, or a juicy Texas bbq classic sandwich next time you visit SLAB!
Need a quick hem? Zipper broke on your favorite dress? Ace Tailors offers all of your sewing alteration needs. With attention to detail at the project at hand, Ace Tailors will have your garment back to you good as new. Their centrally located in the North Lamar area and also have a custom bridal tailoring studio in South Austin off Walsh Tarlton Lane.
Get in on some yummy Jamaican street food that will surely warm you up! Winston’s Kitchen is a celebrated food truck offering tons of flavorful dishes from the Caribbean. Authentic Jamaican food right in the heart of Austin, Winston’s Kitchen serves up popular dishes like jerk chicken wraps, veggie wraps, curry plates, and an assortment of sides. Try a traditional Jamaican beverage: Ting, which is composed of sparkling grapefruit juice offering tartness and sweetness!
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