7 Black-Owned Business to Support in Montreal

Let's support black owned businesses every month, not just in February!
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We’re diving into Montreal’s bustling business landscape, highlighting the creativity and entrepreneurship of its Black-owned establishments. From delicious restaurants to cozy cafes, cool shops, and more,  Montreal offers a treasure trove of diverse businesses infused with cultural flair. While our list offers just a glimpse into the city’s vibrant Black entrepreneurship, it’s a testament to the cultural richness of the Black community throughout the year. 

Beyond the confines of February, let’s seize the opportunity to uplift and support these businesses, recognizing their invaluable role in shaping Montreal’s dynamic scene.

Get ready to discover these exceptional establishments and join us in celebrating the vibrant Black-owned community in Montreal!

1. Kwizinn

Nestled in the vibrant culinary scene of Montreal, Kwizinn brings a taste of the Caribbean to the city with its fusion cuisine. Offering an incredible blend of Caribbean flavors infused with global influences, Kwizinn invites you to experience a diverse array of dishes inspired by Asian, European, and American culinary traditions. From flavorful platters that showcase the best of Caribbean cuisine to dishes that transport your taste buds, Kwizinn promises an unforgettable dining experience that deserves a spot on every foodie’s must-visit list in Montreal!

Where to find them: 4030 Wellington St, Verdun, Quebec H4G 1V3

2. Atelier Marjorie

Get ready to be whisked away by Atelier Marjorie! This beautiful pastry shop, born from humble beginnings as a home baking business, has quickly become a beloved destination in Montreal. Known for their custom bento box cakes and delightful high tea offerings, Atelier Marjorie is a must for those with a sweet tooth. Its eye-catching pink exterior draws you in, but the amazing creations will keep you coming back! Whether you’re joining a cupcake decorating class, customizing your own bento box cake, or simply stopping by for a treat, Atelier Marjorie ensures a sweet experience you won’t forget!

Where to find them: 2121 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T5

3. La Ruche Barber

It’s time to revamp your look at La Ruche Barber! With two locations in Montreal, one in the Plateau Mont-Royal and the other in Downtown Montreal, this innovative barber brings a fresh vibe to the city’s grooming scene. Created by founder Jean-Ferdinand Jerome, a connoisseur of men’s styles, fashion, and urban culture, La Ruche Barber is more than just a place for a trim. It’s a dynamic hub where you can spruce up your hair, unwind, browse pieces from emerging designers, or simply grab a cup of coffee at the snack counter. With its range of unique services, this barbershop promises to leave you feeling like a brand new you after every appointment!

Where to find them: 4276 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Z3 or 2000 Peel St, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2W5

4. Pikliz

Step into the flavorful world of Pikliz restaurant, where the Acacia brothers, Akim & Abdel, have crafted a culinary oasis in Montreal. These brothers have whipped up a dining experience like no other. From the moment you walk in, you’re greeted with the warm embrace of authentic Caribbean aromas and incredible vibes. But Pikliz is more than just a place to eat; it’s a hub of activity and community spirit. With special events every Tuesday and live DJs setting the mood on Saturdays, every visit promises an unforgettable experience. So, come hungry, leave happy, and let Pikliz take you away on a flavorful journey through the heart of Montreal!

Where to find them: 4210b Rue Saint-Jacques ouest, Montreal, Quebec H4C 1J4

5. Beauté VMV

Let’s introduce you to Beauté VMV a vibrant salon shaped by the vision of three women: Verline, Mélissa, and Victoria. Their shared love for all things beauty ignited the spark that brought this incredible spot to life. At Beauté VMV, it’s not just about hair and makeup; it’s about embracing your unique beauty and amplifying it to the max. With a diverse range of services catering to all hair types and textures, these women are here to redefine your hair game and leave you feeling like the ultimate glam goddess.

Where to find them: 2406 Boulevard Henri-Bourassa E, Montreal, Quebec H2B 1T7

6. Épices de Cru

It’s time to get spicy, Montreal! Prepare for a flavour-filled adventure at Épices de Cru, your go-to destination for all things tea and spice. Tucked away in the Marché Jean Talon, this family-owned boutique is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. With a passion for sourcing the finest spices and teas from around the world, Épices de Cru is on a mission to spice up your life, one aromatic blend at a time. Whether you’re a culinary genius or an amateur chef, get ready to elevate your cooking game with their exquisite selection. Get ready to spice things up like never before!

Where to find them: 7070 Av. Henri-Julien C-6, Montréal, QC H2S 2W1

7. Choose Life Foods

Introducing Choose Life Foods, your go-to for incredible plant-based Jamaican Patties. Founded by Carolyn Simon, this flavorful venture began when she couldn’t find vegan Jamaican Patties on store shelves. From her kitchen to your plate, these patties are crafted with wholesome ingredients, satisfying cravings while staying true to a clean lifestyle. While there’s no storefront, you can grab these savoury treats from various retailers across Canada and the United States or order them online. Made with love right here in Montreal, Choose Life Foods brings a taste of the Caribbean to your doorstep!

Where to find them: Order online or check out their store locator!

[Featured photo by Beauté VMV]

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