February is Black History Month and one of the best ways to celebrate is by supporting the numerous Black-owned businesses in your community (year-round too—not just in February). Here’s a guide to some of the Black-owned businesses we love here at Campus Philly!
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1. Callowhill Greens
Callowhill Greens is a plant-based wellness cafe created by former Miss Haiti Universe, Christie Désir, that promotes beauty on the inside and out. Stop by the cafe and enjoy nutritious treats such as superfood smoothies and adaptogen lattes or book a Skincare and Sip workshop! Workshops include beauty mocktails and light bites to snack on while you create a skincare product that is specifically tailored to you!
Where: 1800 Callowhill Street
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2. Alchemy Coffee
Located just a few minutes away from Rittenhouse Square, Alchemy Coffee serves delicious beverages and fluffy pastries. Their aesthetically-pleasing interior and great atmosphere makes this the perfect afternoon study spot!
Where: 119 S 21 Street
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3. Harriett’s Bookshop
Harriett’s Bookshop was created to celebrate female authors, activists, and artists. Visit the store to browse their intentionally curated collection. During February and March, Harriett’s Bookshop is a stop on the Sisterhood Sit-In Trolley Tour, designed to bring awareness of Black Women Owned businesses in Philly.
Where: 285 E Girard Avenue
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4. Farina Pasta and Noodle
Daniel Lee, Drexel Culinary alumnus and Army veteran, created Farina Pasta and Noodle after gaining inspiration from studying abroad in Italy. These customizable pasta dishes are made from scratch daily with local ingredients!
Where: 132 S 17 Street
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5. The Treat Box
Just a few steps away from Drexel University, this bubblegum pink storefront is impossible to miss! The Treat Box offers a range of delicious desserts such as cupcakes, unique ice cream flavors, and seasonal treats!
Where: 400 N 32 Street
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6. OK Produce
OK Produce offers fresh produce and great deals right in Reading Terminal Market! This is a great place to stock up on fruits and veggies for the week. Pro tip: Students get 10% off with a valid Student ID!
Where: 1136 Arch Street
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7. Lokal Artisan Foods
Home of the french toast bites! If you’ve ever visited Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary, the Christmas Village, or Spruce Street Harbor Park, chances are you’ve enjoyed these delicious and snackable french toast bites. Lokal Artisan Foods can be found year-round at Cherry Street Pier and seasonally at other locations! They also sell french toast-flavored beer, spices, coffee, and gelato!
Where: 121 N Christopher Columbus Boulevard
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8. Bower Cafe
This adorable cafe offers high quality coffee, teas, pastries, and other bites in an inviting atmosphere! Bower Cafe believes in bringing people together through genuine hospitality, good vibes, and community.
Where: 1 Convention Avenue (HUP Pavilion)
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9. Loomen Labs
Choose your own adventure! At Loomen Labs, you can create your own candle, room spray, body lotion, or bath salt. Rather stay in? They also offer at home candle-making kits! Browse Loomen Labs’ giftshop for lots of other goodies such as vegan, paraben-free candles named after the Philly neighborhoods! Check out this cute university city candle.
Where: 620 S 5 Street
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10. Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books
Located in Germantown, Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books offers quality coffee and food alongside a carefully curated book collection! They also frequently offer community experiences such as free author talks and workshops! Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books was created to “provide underserved communities with access to books and a space where everyone feels valued.”
Where: 5445 Germantown Avenue
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11. Senoj Clothing
This women’s clothing boutique is located right on South Street. Senoj offers a variety of clothing items and accessories. Shop online or in person!
Where: 1609 South Street
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12. Made with Love Juicery
This smoothie and juice bar is just a few blocks from the Barnes Foundation. Made with Love Juicery is serving up colorful smoothie bowls, sandwiches, organic cold pressed juices, coffee, and more!
Where: 547 N 20 Street
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13. Sweet Life Bake Shop
This dessert shop offers every pudding flavor imaginable–banana, salted caramel, peaches n’ cream–you name it! They also serve other treats such as cakes, pies, cookies, and cupcakes.
Where: 740 South Street
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14. Lucky Goat Coffeehouse
This family owned coffee shop is committed to community. They collaborate with locally owned roasters and bakeries to provide fresh coffee, teas, and food each day. Lucky Goat Coffeehouse is also dedicated to celebrating the art and culture of Africa with the Philadelphia community.
Where: 888 N 26 Street