Black excellence abounds in Halifax, especially in the local business community. From independent artisans to authentic eateries, these incredible Black-owned businesses will keep you dining and shopping your way through the best of Halifax.
Retail & Shopping
tREv is an acronym for this brand’s pillars of success: trust, Respect, Educate, value. These principles have been instilled in brand founder Trevor Silver since he was young. The brand design incorporates the scales of justice and represents the work/life balance that so many strive for, and exemplifies universalness, inclusion and is a badge of growth and love.
If stylish streetwear clothing and accessories are your thing, you won’t want to miss shopping here.
Add some colour and a touch of Afro-flair to your wardrobe! Creative Director, Funmi, designs show-stopping clothing and accessories here made for all occasions. Find all kinds of pieces here and be prepared to be wowed by the stunning dresses.
If you’re in the market for something custom, you need to check out this business – tell MichNat your vision and let them deliver beyond your expectations.
Sankofa Afrikan Gifts
If you’re looking for Africentric clothing, accessories, jewelry, home décor, and more, Sankofa Gifts should be at the top of your shopping list. Find one-of-a-kind authentic goods made locally and abroad here.
Their goods are mainly sold online but be sure to keep an eye out for their pop-up shops, usually announced on their social media channels.
Natural Butter Bar
This local skin and hair care business offers luxurious products at unbeatable prices. Shop from a selection of natural handmade butters and oils online. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, there’s no better way to pamper.
For those who love to unwind with some self-care products, this business is for you. G&G Undressed offers handmade natural bath and body products, aimed to target eczema, pain relief, and promote overall relaxation. Browse through their online store to find facial products, massage oils, soaps, butters, bath teas, and bath bombs, including one that even contains a healing crystal inside.
Mary’s African Cuisine
Mary started her business as a rice seller in Achimota, at a little wooden stand when she was just a teenager. She now has over 30 years of experience in the culinary industry and serves up some of the most authentic African food in Halifax.
Order one of the combination platters for a generous sampling of many menu items and be sure to try one of Mary’s homemade bottled juices – you won’t be leaving hungry here.
Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint
Looking for some authentic Jamaican food? Brawta has you covered.
This family-owned restaurant offers some of the best Jerk meats around Halifax. Locally sourced ingredients go into their stews, curries, and other specialty dishes, and they pack BIG flavour. From the mouthwatering menu to the friendly service, this is a dining experience you can’t miss.
112 – 50 Eileen Stubbs Ave, Dartmouth
For those with a sweet tooth, check out this family-owned bakery, specializing in decadent truffle cakes, mousse, and gourmet cheesecakes. Build your own cake or order breakfast treats, dessert trays, and more! Any occasion calls for dessert, so add a little sweetness to your day here.
Specializing in soul food, Caribbean, and more, R&B is sure to cure your comfort food fix.
If you’re looking for new food to try all the time, this is the spot for you – R&B doesn’t have a set menu. Check out their Instagram or Facebook account to discover their daily creations and call to place an order.
Step into this casual joint for authentic Jamaican food and a great time.
Here is where you’ll find some of the best Jamaican patties and roti around Halifax. Find unbeatable meal deals and happy hour specials that just can’t be missed.
Originally from Nigeria, Temi is a multi-award-winning baker creating custom-crafted confections for all occasions.
Believe the hype – Temi’s cakes are decadent. She offers all kinds of flavours, from classic chocolate or vanilla to premium flavours such as pink champagne. Simply fill out the online form to order your custom creations.
Looking for a little something extra? Find a selection of candles inspired by Temi’s cake flavours online!
The list doesn’t end there – there are many more incredible Black-owned businesses in Halifax. Find them featured by the Black Business Initiative, Ebony Shopping Plaza, or Takin’ BLK.
Nova Scotia is rich in Black history – learn about African Nova Scotian heritage and its contribution to Canadian and African diasporic history by visiting the Africville Museum or the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia.