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!
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.
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.
Hit up Kicking It for a little love from Austin, Texas. They stock the latest releases from Nike, Jordan, adidas, Vans, and more plus a dope selection of matching apparel. The place embodies the name: a full-service bar, non-alcoholic beverages for the kiddos, and gaming consoles create a full in-store experience for customers. And Kicking It does their share of good, too, like their recent sneaker donation drive to collect shoes for the homeless.
Experience Austin’s only Black Owned art gallery at Riches Art Gallery featuring local artists, clothing, events, & classes. Richard Samuel is committed to diversifying Austin’s art scene and bringing work from underrepresented communities to the forefront. RichesArt hosts weekly events in East Austin, Texas. These unique events include water-color painting classes, live-figure drawing classes, stand-up comedy, business block parties, and guest lectures.
Austin-area dog owners can now get fresh, all natural dog food delivered to their doorstep. Your Pets’ Chef is a natural pet food company based in Austin, Texas, and offering subscription-based services for dog lovers who want to offer their pets high quality food.
Menu choices include turkey, chicken, and beef entrees made with USDA-approved ingredients. For example, the turkey entree includes high quality ingredients such as ground turkey, chicken gizzards, green peas, brown rice, carrots, garbanzo beans, strawberries, blueberries, basil, and oregano. All of their pet food is made by a seasoned professional chef.
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The Shag Noir Salon is in East Austin and accepts all Hair Textures exactly like they accept all Genders and Races! Their hair stylists want to help you look amazingly beautiful on the outside because we are all amazing and beautiful on the inside. Shag Noir is in the heart of downtown historic East Austin. All textures are welcome in their studio, from custom haircuts to dimensional balayage and non-toxic hair care! This Austin hair salon focuses on recycling and minimal plastic usage.Minnie Little opened Shag Noir in March 2022 to expand industry techniques, business knowledge, education, exemplary customer service, and neighborly networking.
GoodenSweet Cookies is a family business. Sean Gooden, Sr., aka “The Cookie Man”, is the owner and lead baker. His family has been in East Austin, Texas for five generations. GoodenSweet Cookies gourmet cookie company that offers the most delectable regular and gluten-free cookies. Their incredibly delicious cookies are all natural, square, and you just can’t share! Our guarantee to you? They never take any shortcuts when it comes to using the best ingredients and making you the best cookies they can (like the best in the galaxy)! No gimmicks. No fluff. No funny stuff. Just phenomenal, all-natural cookies. From flavors you know and love to those you’ve never heard of, a GoodenSweet Cookie is a cookie like no other!
Gigi’s in-store menu offers a selection of both classic and seasonal cupcakes, minis and cakes! Each cupcake is topped high with 2 of Gigi’s Signature Icing swirls. Their local bakeries are proud to design custom cupcakes and cakes for almost any occasion. Find the bakery nearest you and don’t forget to ask about this week’s in-store specials!
Check out their new show on the Roku Channel, “The Cupcake Guys”. The show follows Tennessee Titans’ former safety and linebacker Michael and Brian as they dip their toes into entrepreneurship in a majorly hands-on way. They fell in love with Gigi’s Cupcakes in Nashville during their time on the team and decided to open their own franchise in Austin, Texas, in 2018, alongside longtime friend Bryan Hynson, after leaving the league.
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