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28 Black-Owned Businesses Around the Main Line & Philadelphia Suburbs

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Support local black-owned businesses this Juneteenth. From restaurants to clothing designers, these Main Line-area businesses offer a variety of great products and services.

Be sure to check out these black-owned shops and restaurants in and around the Main Line region. Shop local and support small businesses this Juneteenth (and every day!).


Try this adult playdough, perfect for the young at heart, to engage in mindfulness and awaken your senses though aromatherapeutic relaxation. This product is made with natural ingredients and infused with essential oils, making it a simple way to practice self-care. AroDough was founded and created by a Villanova University graduate.


Each and every leather product sold by ATELIER 56 is locally manufactured by a cobbler in the Malvern shop. Products range from smaller bags—even single penholders—to larger duffle-style bags.

81 Lancaster Ave., Malvern

Bamba Soap Co.


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Founded by husband-and-wife duo Kenza and Joe Bamba in 2021, this online soap shop developed a soap bar recipe as natural as possible. Scented with essential oils and colored with natural clay, every bar has shea butter and coconut oil to treat your skin to the ultimate washing experience.

The Black Reserve Bookstore

Peruse literature and comics by African American authors, plus clothing, jewelry, art and more at this intimate yet airy black-owned shop in Lansdale.

319 W. Main St., Lansdale

BTC Envelopes & Printing

In business for over 20 years, this Plymouth Meeting company offers an array of services including graphic design, large format printing and envelope printing.

4 Karen Rd., Plymouth Meeting

Byrum’s Shoe Service


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Open since 1975, this black-owned company specializes in repairing and cleaning leather products. Restore and save your favorite shoes, boots, zippers, equestrian items and other leather accessories.

81 Lancaster Ave., Suite 39, Malvern

The Cheesecake Lady

After falling in love with the creamy, savory flavor of cheesecake at the age of 34, Vanessa Jackson decided to set up her own shop. From her Elkins Park bakery, Jackson offers over two dozen cheesecake flavors from classics like cherry, chocolate and strawberry to more creative ones like Girl Scout Thin Mint, cinnamon roll, pineapple and Reese’s peanut butter.

910 Township Line Rd., Elkins Park

Chloe Johnston Experiences

Based in Berwyn, Chloe Johnston helps clients roam the globe with her luxury travel tours, whether it’s exploring the beautiful beaches of Bali or taking in the mesmerizing volcanic terrain of Iceland. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a month-long stay abroad, Chloe Johnston Experiences tailors every trip to create your ideal personalized vacation.

Claranda Tay Hair Care & Lifestyle Boutique

Explore this all-inclusive retailer of hair care, beauty and lifestyle products that focuses on carrying minority products exclusively. Invigorate your hair journey with consciously-made natural and organic shampoo/cleaners, conditioners and more.

3927 E Lincoln Hwy., Downingtown

Deneen Marcel Lashes

Add subtle glamour to your everyday look with lash lifts and extensions from Bryn Mawr’s Deneen Marcel Lashes. The salon also offers eyebrow styling and skin treatments.

828 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr


Inspired by her native Nigeria, Adesola Elabor, along with her brother, Dara Ajayi, brings African-inspired prints to the United States. The men’s, women’s and children’s ready-to-wear lines range from skirts and dresses to t-shirts, shorts and pants. Shop the collection online or at the Norristown showroom.

910 E. Main St., Norristown

Diane Matthews School of Dance Arts

This dance studio offers wide varieties of dance styles for all ages. The founder and director, Diane Matthews, is one of the original members of Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco). Also a resident at this dance school is West Chester Dance Works, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dance company that provides opportunities for the surrounding community to experience the benefits of equally artistic and athletic movement.

315 Westtown Rd., Ste. 9, West Chester

Embellish Beauty

Owner Marcia Williams brings expertise from her time as a QVC hair and makeup artist to her signature line of lip products. Even better, the company’s newest formula is vegan and cruelty-free. The website features a virtual mirror that allows you to sample different shades on your own lips using your webcam.

Girls Auto Clinic


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Looking to empower and educate women about car care, Patrice Banks set out to create her own mechanic shop. In addition to maintenance and repairs, Banks offers her Shecanic workshops to teach women the fundamentals.

7425 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby

Holland & Milan Organics

Based out of Ardmore, this beauty and skincare line focuses exclusively on natural ingredients to make vitamin shots, essential oil blends, facial cleansers, serums, face masks and more.


Offering stylish modern fashion out in King of Prussia, Jeantrix is a unique blend of cultures that has been worn by influencers from New York to Paris. The brand also offers workshops, the latest of which focuses on denim. Both men’s and women’s styles are available here, so plan a visit to shop local and get ahead of the trends.

160 N Gulph Rd., King of Prussia

Mabel’s BBQ

With the knowledge and techniques of generations before her, Mabel Spann brings some of the best brisket, fried chicken and barbecue ribs to the Main Line. It’s all too easy give into the temptation to take short cuts or speedy solutions, but Mabel’s does soul food right. Cooking these items is an all-day affair, and it shows.

607 E. Market St., West Chester

Mimi’s Favorite Things

Get lost in a world of luxurious self-care and décor items at this Coatesville shop. Michele Allen curates a selection of soap, bath bombs, lotions, balms, butters, jewelry, purses, artwork and teas.

228 E. Lincoln Hwy., Coatesville

Miss Winnie’s

Dishing up creative Jamaican-inspired cuisine since 2017, this West Chester restaurant is the brainchild of Bert Johnston. Honoring his family’s heritage and the restaurant’s namesake (Winnifred Joyce Johnston), Johnston presents a culinary tour de force of the Caribbean islands. Dig into jerk chicken wings, jerk pork sandwiches, curry chicken platters or the Winnie Classic—a ground beef patty seasoned with jerk spices and topped with pickles and jicama slaw. Don’t miss the rum cake, plantain tarts or guava swirl cake for dessert.

211 E. Market St., West Chester

Moody Jones Gallery

Owners Adrian Moody and Robyn Jones—the gallery’s namesakes—curate a monthly rotating selection of fine art. From sculptures to paintings, the works of art are always interesting and evocative.

107B S. Easton Rd., Glenside

NBeauty Inc.

Naeemah Johnson runs NBeauty Inc., a family-owned and -operated endeavor since 1996. Catering to hair types ranging from fine and thin hair to dense coils, NBeauty specialists with over 50 years of combined experience offer visitors the opportunity to treat their hair follicles right with stress-relieving scalp massages and more.

6 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore

Philadelphia Gymnastics Center

This black-owned gym in Conshohocken helps young athletes hone their talent with classes tailored for a variety of ages and skill levels.

200 Ridge Pke., Suite L-211, Conshohocken

Salon Tenshi

After years of studying nourishing techniques, Brandy DaVila helps clients maintain healthy skin and hair through services like a two-part oil treatment meant to heal dandruff and a variety of other scalp ailments.

859 Montgomery Ave., Narberth

Still Beauty Brow Lounge

Head on over to Wayne to indulge in facial and body waxing services for a unique and individual experience aimed to elevate your confidence and natural beauty. The lounge also offers brow stylings and makeup consultation.

121 North Wayne Ave., Suite #156, Wayne


From relaxing deep tissue massages to facials, there’s something for everybody at Spavia’s King of Prussia location.

100 Main St., King of Prussia

Shugar Shack Soul Food

Soul food takes center stage at this black-owned eatery and catering company in Glenolden. Choose from wings, jumbo shrimp, fried salmon and a bevvy of fries.

45 N. Chester Pke., Glenolden

The Tattooed Pig

What began as a catering company in 2007 eventually morphed into a food truck and later a brick and mortar. Today, this Tex-Mex restaurant dishes up favorites like nachos, quesadillas, burritos and empanadas. Putting a twist on classics, the Texas and Cali tacos are must-tries. Burgers and sandwiches round out the extensive menu.

4405 Pennell Rd., Aston

Waxing the City

Expert wax treatments leave skin feeling soft and silky smooth. The black-owned studio also offers brow and lash services.

258 W. Dekalb Pke., King of Prussia

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