DC Travel Guide

Below we have several Black Owned Businesses located in DC area (some of the general DMV area) that we recommend. This is a growing list.

If you are an online-only business and would like to be featured, stay tuned as we create an directory for both online + physical stores.



Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar
402 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
+202 803-2063

One of the best raw spots we’ve visited. Bright take-out spot featuring organic, raw-vegan mains, salads & sides plus a selection of juices. The atmosphere is colorful + uplifting as well as the food that serves you energy for hours! Flavorful + powerful meals here.

Torrie’s Restaurant
700 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001
+202 462-3700

Spacious diner offering Southern breakfast & lunch fare, plus late hours on weekend nights. Discounts for near-by students with ID. Vegetarian options are available.

Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant
1114-1118 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
+202 667-8745

A multi-level Ethiopian spot with live music, bar + hookah lounge. Vegan/vegetarian options are avaible within the Ethiopian cuisine.

Sugar Vault Desserts & Bakery
5606 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
+240 487-6440

Creative, mouth-watering homemade + custom desserts with vegan options.

Everlasting Life
9185 Central Ave, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
+301 324-6900

Veteran vegan cafe/coffee shop providing cooked & raw soul-food dishes in a casual space. Check out their Cashew Mac + fillets that I’m so obsessed with.

The Grub Factory
1210 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
+443 602-7018

One of PLM’s (Pan-Afrikan Liberation Movement) cerifitied institutions. Top Chef’s Hurani & Heru bring vegan comfort foods to the city of Baltimore, showing once again plant-based meals can always be delicious and nutritious.

NuVegan Cafe
2928 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
+202 232-1700

Once home to Woolands + Everlasting life, NuVegan Cafe is a spacious eatery with multiple options. Relaxed spot with a menu of meat-free salads, sandwiches & entrees, plus fresh juices & smoothies.

The Brookland Grill
3528 12th Street NE Washington, DC 20017
+202 526-7419

A small diner style shop with multiple inexpensive options.


Sankofa Video Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
+202 234-4755

Probably my favorite place to go to have a cup of tea + work on writing. Sankofa has a cafe and several Afrakan centered books, with some rare finds. Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Everyone’s Place African Cultural Center
1356 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
+410 728-0877

My favorite bookstore in the DMV area with rare book finds, fabrics and other Afrakan centered products.

Speciality Stores

Blue Nile Botanicals
2826 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
+202 232-3535

For all your bulk herb/root needs. Right in DC, Blue Nile not only has herbs, but body butters, oils and other bath/body and medicinal products.

The Spice Suite
6902 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20012
+202 506-3436

A shop with custom herb blends, spices, seasonings, vinegars and other condiments for all your culinary needs.