Black Future Month: 28 Black Owned Businesses in Houston

February is here and it’s officially “Black History Month” or “Black Future Month” as some would call it. The “Black Dollar” is more valuable than ever and it’s important that we keep that money circulating within the community. Here are 28 black owned businesses in the Houston area that you can spend your money with to keep that coin thriving:


28. Ashley Smile Dental – General + Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Winifred Dike is a skilled dentist serving the varied oral health needs of patients from all over the Houston area and surrounding communities. Her office is located on the West Side of Houston on Highway 6.

Website: https://www.ashleysmiledental.com

Address: 3711 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX 77082

27. Lilly’s Kloset – Clothing Boutique

After nealy a decade of running an online store, Houston native, Kemetria Lilly opens her first brick and mortar luxury clothing boutique. Known for it’s chic decor and pink from head to toe aesthetic, you can find Lilly’s Closet on the north west side of Houston. The online store is always an option too and has gained heavy popularity accumulating more than 1million followers on Instagram. Kemetria has a truly inspiring success story.

Website: https://www.lillyskloset.net

Address: 9000 Hempstead Rd #100, Houston, TX 77008

26. T & C Supply – Beauty Supply Shop

T & C Beauty Supply Store is a black owned beauty supply store located in the heart of 3rd Ward Houston, TX. We are here to provide our community with great service, knowledge and products for hair care and beauty, human hair, wigs and cosmetics.

Website: https://www.tandcbeautysupply.com

Address: 3928 Old Spanish Trail D, Houston, TX 77021

25. Jas The Barberdoll Barbershop – Barbershop

Jas graduated from Genesis Career College in Nashville, TN. and is licensed with the Barber State Board of Tennessee and Texas. She has been passionate about the beauty industry since she was a young girl playing with Barbies. She started off in a Cosmetology co-op program in high school. That led to shadowing hair stylists as a shampoo technician/apprentice, where she quickly realized that wasn’t necessarily what she wanted to specialize in. She switched over to the dark side and made it her mission to become a lady barber. And she did exactly that.

Jas is proficient in all haircuts and styles. She is also skilled in hot lather shaves using a straight razor, natural hair, brow waxing, makeup,  facials and manicures. Jas aims to provide top level service to create the ultimate relaxing experience.

Website: https://jasthebarberdoll.com

Address: 5804 Newcastle Suite 2, Bellaire, TX 77401

24. Gifted Handz VIP – Barbershop

Kendall Harris is an entrepreneur from Monroe, Louisiana who attended Grambling State University where he discovered his gift of transforming lives his freshman year of college in 2010. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management in Fall 2014. After graduating college he joined the United States Armed Forces where he served as a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force. He has been a structured individual since a very young age. His passion for professional grooming & self care lead him to create a vegan-friendly hair and skincare line that would be suitable for all hair and skin types. No stranger to the barbering industry, Mr. Harris (Gifted Handz) has gained global recognition for his works.

Website: https://giftedhandsbarbershoptx.com

Address: 8449 W Bellfort St, Houston, TX 77071

23. Glossed Glam Factory – Nail Salon

Theresa White established Glossed Glam Factory for all to be pampered and save time while tending to their routine beauty needs.  What started as a dream, Glossed Glam Factory was built to serve you!  

Whether you are in need of  a mani and pedi, full makeup beat or a new set of lashes please come in, relax, grab a mimosa and get glossed in a luxurious environment with Glossed Glam Factory.

Website: https://www.glossedglamfactory.com

Address: 1701 Webster St ste a, Houston, TX 77003

22. SKINBYDI – Day Spa

With #SKINBYDI you’ll find revolutionized skincare treatments created with all that is good and natural.

Dineka takes pride in using products that are free of unpronounceable ingredients, chemicals, fragrances, or fillers. Every powerful component used in her practice has a distinct purpose which is why her highly effective treatments actually display real time beneficial results.

Website: https://www.skinbydi.com

Address: 11693 Westheimer Rd. suite 120 Houston, Texas 77077

21. Essential Body Bar – Day Spa

Ms. Letrice Mason is the caring and dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner who created Essential Body Bar with her clients in mind. Using her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in Tyler, she devoted her career to women’s wellness at every stage in life. She is a firm believer that emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness can truly be life-changing and strives to provide this through her work at Essential Body Bar.

Website: https://essentialbodybar.com

Address: 1622 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006

20. Redzone Training Zone – Fitness Center

Created by Jerald Redmon, Redzone Training Center is a 24 hour gym in the Northwest Houston area to help you reach your goals.

Website: https://www.redzonehtx.net

Address: 6125 Cypress Creek Pkwy A, Houston, TX 77069

19. Fenixx Fitness – Fitness Center

Located in the heart of Houston, Texas, FeNixx Fitness is a step beyond conventional gyms.  We offer a variety of innovative fitness classes with strength training always at the core.

At FeNixx Fitness, they believe that everyone can push pass their limitations, inside the gym and with everyday life.  No matter the age or current fitness level.

Website: https://www.fenixxfit.com

Address: 5325 Glenmont Dr suite c, Houston, TX 77081

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18. Inner Me Studios – Dance Studio

Since 2009, they’ve been the alternative to the big box gyms. They offer a variety of exercise classes that vary from Belly Dancing, Zumba, Kickboxing and Pole Dancing aerobics. With both dance and boot camp based classes, there is something on the schedule for everyone.

Classes are small and will make you feel as though you received a personal training session, yet they’re affordable enough to satisfy the thinnest wallet.

Website: https://www.innermestudios.com

Address: 2206 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77003

17. Kindred Stories HTX – Bookstore

Kindred Stories is a bookstore in Third Ward – a culturally thriving historic African American neighborhood in Houston, TX. Their mission is to create a community-centered space committed to celebrating the works of Black authors and artisans.

Website: https://kindredstorieshtx.com

Address: 2304 Stuart St, Houston, TX 77004

16. Sanman Studios – Photo Studio

Sanman Company was created to construct positive influence within communities by developing innovative cultural and social concepts through art, music, design, and event curation. Sanman Company was established in 2018, while consistently connecting with various creatives and businesses in Houston, Texas. Sanman currently manages a creative studio located in Downtown Houston to facilitate its creative vision.

Website: https://sanman.company

Address: 1109 Providence St. Houston, TX 77002

Sanman Company – See A Need. Meet A Need.

15. Sweenshots x Shae Moné Studio – Photo Studio

Specializing in capturing the unique details of who you are in a photograph. Whether it’s capturing the freedom of fun and movement in a Lifestyle Shoot or creating a special moment for a specific blog post, they take their time to ensure that photographs speak out loud.

Website: https://sweenshots.com

Address: 3815 Garrott St #101, Houston, TX 77006

14. Bisong Art Gallery – Art Gallery

Owner, Carla Bisong founded Bisong Art Gallery in 2013 inside a 1300sq. ft loft located in the Historic Warehouse District of downtown Houston, Texas. While working for Merrill Lynch, she decided it was time to follow her passion and open an art gallery to showcase the talented artists that might not have representation from the larger well known art galleries. For years she worked full time in the financial industry and grew the art gallery until it was time to leave the corporate job to make Bisong Art Gallery what it has become today.

Website: https://bisonggallery.com

Address: 1305 Sterrett St, Houston, TX 77002

13. The Gite Gallery – Art Gallery

Located in a charming two-story brick house, built in 1943, The Gite Gallery has been described as one of the most elegant galleries in the United States. Owner and curator, Lloyd Gite, takes great pride in the fact that the gallery is decorated to look more like a home than a typical “white walled” gallery.

Website: http://thegitegallery.com

Address: 2024 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004

12. Throughgood Coffee – Cafe

ThroughGood Coffee is located in the Historic Heights neighborhood in Houston, Texas. The shop is nestled in between North Shepherd Dr. and Durham St. two blocks south of the North Loop with a great enclosed parking lot.

Website: https://www.throughgoodcoffee.com

Address: 732 W. 27th Street, Houston, Texas 77008

Throughgood Coffee Owner and Pastor Rudy Rasmus poses for a photograph at the coffee shop after it reopened for dine-in Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Houston.

11. Mo Better Brews – Cafe and Vegan Restaurant

Mo’ Better Brews is a Vegan Breakfast Restaurant from the creators of Houston Sauce Co., Courtney and Chasitie Lindsay in partnership with DJ and Ethnomusicologist, Flash G. Parks. Serving up a unique Vegan experience with vinyl vibes like no other.

Website: https://www.mobetterbrews.com

Address: 1201 Southmore Blvd. Houston, Tx 77004

10. Day 6 Cafe – Cafe

A specialty coffee shop for creatives, entrepreneurs, and high-performers to build on ideas that will change the world.

Website: https://www.daysixcoffee.com

Address: 910 Prairie St Suite 100, Houston, TX 77002

9. Trez Art & Wine Bar – Gallery/Wine Bar

Trez Art and Wine Bar is located northwest of downtown, in the historic Heights neighborhood.

Website: https://www.trezartandwinebar.com

Address: 920 Studemont St Suite #150, Houston, TX 77007

James Davis, owner, left, and Shawntell McWilliams, general manager, are shown at Trez Art and Wine Bar, 920 Studemont St., Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Houston.

8. A’dor Kitchen & Cocktail – Restaurant/Cocktail Lounge

Houston area sports bar, hookah lounge, and chill ambiance all wrapped into one. Whether you are looking to have a night on the town or a quaint spot to relax.

Website: https://adorhouston.com

Address: 403 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

7. Taste Bar + Kitchen – Lounge/Restaurant

Late-night chicken & waffles menu plus fusion Southern fare & cocktails served in a casual space.

Website: https://www.tastebarkitchen.com

Address: 3015 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77006

6. Lost & Found – Lounge/Restaurant

Within the heart of Houston, Lost and Found brings a new twist of eatery and drinking to Midtown. Offering a unique outside patio dining experience with balcony views of downtown.

Website: https://www.lostandfoundmidtown.com

Address: 160 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

5. Glazed The Doughnut Cafe – Deserts

Creative housemade donuts pair with gourmet coffee at this specialty cafe open around the clock.

Website: https://www.eatglazed.com

Address: 1333 Old Spanish Trail Ste E, Houston, TX 77054

4. Houston Sauce Co – Restaurant / Vegan Shopette

Houston Sauce Co. was started by husband and wife duo, Courtney and Chasitie Lindsay. With dreams of entering the culinary world, Courtney would spend 2 years developing his special hot sauce which would eventually launch on Super Bowl Weekend 2017. They were able to get the sauces into various restaurants and food stores throughout Houston, and gained a following from the exposure.

Later that same year, they decided to invest in a BBQ Trailer. Little did they know, they would also decide soon after, to commit to a Vegan lifestyle. With this new and sudden change, they were uncertain about how to move forward with the BBQ Trailer. Chasitie would convince her husband to offer a vegan menu instead. From then on they would agree to move forward as a Vegan company.

Website: https://www.houstonsauceco.com/vegan-shoppette

Address: 4300 S Wayside Dr Suite 102, Houston, TX 77087

3. The Breakfast Klub – Restaurant

A casual family style restaurant decorated with modern art, lush plants and wood tables. Located in Houston’s Midtown and Zagat rated, the breakfast klub has been recognized as one of the “best breakfast restaurants in the nation” by Good Morning America, USA Today, Esquire and Forbes Magazines, and acknowledged by the Houston Press 2011 Readers Choice.

Website: https://thebreakfastklub.com

Address: 3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

2. Cafe Rian Cajun Cafe – Restaurant

Cafe Rian is a locally owned and operated restaurant specializing in authentic Louisiana and Gulf Coast cuisine. Conveniently located in the heart of Generation Park and Houston’s fastest growing zip code, 77044. Cafe Rian is just a couple of minutes from Lake Houston, TechnipFMC, Summerwood, Balmoral and Fall Creek communities. 

Since 2014, Cafe Rian has become the place where food lovers near and far come when they want to enjoy a great meal while receiving high-quality, personalized customer service- it’s the Louisiana way. 

Website: https://www.caferian.com

Address: 12230 W Lake Houston Pkwy Suite 190, Houston, TX 77044

  1. Lucille’s – Restaurant

Lucille’s is a tribute to a legacy of culinary excellence started almost a century ago. A locally-owned restaurant in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, they specialize in well-refined Southern cuisine with infusions of international techniques and flavors. Co-founded in August 2012 by brothers Chris and Ben Williams, the restaurant is a tribute to the culinary tradition began by their great-grandmother, Lucille B. Smith, who was an educator, culinary innovator and successful entrepreneur who founded her own food corporation.

Website: https://www.lucilleshouston.com

Address: 5512 La Branch St, Houston, TX 77004

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