7 Black-Owned Business to Support in Dallas

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As we honor Black History Month, let’s take a journey through Dallas’s dynamic business landscape with a spotlight on 7 remarkable Black-owned establishments. From amazing restaurants to chic dessert spots, cool tattoo parlors, and trendy shops, Dallas boasts a wealth of diverse businesses to explore and support. 

While our list is just a glimpse into the vibrant Black entrepreneurship in the city, it’s a testament to the rich contributions and cultural influence of the Black community year-round. Beyond February’s dedicated recognition, let’s embrace the opportunity to uplift and support Black-owned businesses, recognizing their integral role in shaping Dallas in the city we know and love. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore these incredible 7 businesses and show your support for the vibrant Black-owned community in Dallas!

1. Lilac Tattoo Studio

Lilac Tattoo Studio stands out as a must try in Dallas, as it has quickly become known around the city for their creativity and inclusivity. Renowned for their exceptional service and commitment to creating a comfortable space, this all-female staffed studio welcomes clients with open arms. Whether you’re seeking your next tattoo masterpiece or a daring piercing, Lilac Tattoo Studio is ready to turn your vision into reality. Drop by for your next ink session– they even welcome walk-ins!

Where to find them: 4409 Belmont Ave. Dallas, TX 75204 or 4550 Basswood Blvd. #170 Fort Worth, TX 76137

Journey Fit

It’s time to sweat, Dallas! Journey Fit is your go-to spot for all things fitness, fun, and feeling fabulous. Forget the boring gyms; at Journey Fit, they’re all about personalized wellness that fits your unique journey. With energetic HIIT classes, expert nutrition guidance, and tailored training programs, they’re here to help you smash those 2024 fitness goals in style. So why wait? Join the Journey Fit fam today and let’s get those gains!

Where to find them: 2025 Irving Blvd ste 104 Dallas, Tx 75207


Dive into a world of literature that celebrates diversity and representation at BLACKLIT, the brainchild of Nia-Tayler Clark. This isn’t just your average bookstore; it’s a vibrant hub of empowerment and storytelling. From its humble beginnings in Nia’s apartment to becoming a beloved community fixture, BLACKLIT is on a mission to bridge the literacy gap and amplify black voices through its curated selection of books and subscription boxes. Whether you’re a bookworm or just curious, BLACKLIT invites you to explore a treasure trove of literary gems both in-store and online.

Where to find them: 4050 McEwen Rd Suite 9105, Farmers Branch, TX 75244

4. Cookie Society

Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth at Cookie Society. What began as an ecommerce venture and a few pop-up shops has evolved into a cookie empire, complete with two retail locations in Dallas. Despite the challenges of launching their first retail store in 2020, The Cookie Society has quickly become the talk of the town, drawing cookie lovers from all over. Boasting a mouthwatering menu of over 130 flavors that rotate monthly, including 6 beloved classics and 4 epic new creations, there’s a treat for every craving. If you haven’t experienced the magic of Cookie Society yet, what are you waiting for?

Where to find them: 9320 Dallas Pkwy #160, Frisco, TX 75034 or 5100 Belt Line Rd Suite 830, Dallas, TX 75254

5. Koffee Day Spa

Indulge in a little luxury at Koffee Day Spa, where relaxation meets affordability in the heart of the city. This haven specializes in rejuvenating body treatments, soothing massages, and refreshing facials, offering the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Whether you’re treating yourself to a solo self-care day or planning a pampering session with your girls, Koffee has everything you need for a blissful retreat. Treat yourself to some well-deserved TLC at Koffee Day Spa today!

Where to find them: 1118 S Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201

6. Smokey John’s

Let’s eat some mouthwatering BBQ goodness at Smokey John’s – a true Texas gem since 1976! Originally known as Big John’s, this legendary spot earned its new name after a small fire incident. Although founder John Reaves may no longer be with us, his legacy lives on through his two sons and daughter, who have kept this family-owned business thriving. Whether you’re a die-hard BBQ aficionado or just dipping your toes into the world of smoked meats, Smokey John’s is a must-visit. Hungry for more? Be sure to order their juicy meats by the pound for the ultimate Texas-sized feast!

Where to find them: 1820 W Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75235

7. Shells & Tails 2 Geaux

Shells & Tails 2 Geaux – the ultimate seafood sensation on wheels! From mouthwatering boiled crawfish to hearty gumbo and specialty desserts, every bite is a burst of authentic Southern soul. But it’s not just about the food – it’s about the community spirit that Chef Jermaine brings to the table. With a commitment to lending a helping hand and supporting local events, this spot isn’t just a food truck; it’s a deliciously heartwarming experience you won’t want to miss. So keep your eyes peeled on their socials and your appetites ready – because Shells & Tails 2 Geaux is rolling into town, and it’s bringing the flavor with it!

Where to find them: Follow along to see where they’ll be next

Keep your eyes peeled on our website for more date ideas, businesses, and things to do all around Dallas!

[Featured photo via BLACKLIT]

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