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Assist Native Black-owned Companies – Rhode Island Month-to-month


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Use our record as a useful resource information for planning occasions, hiring catering and advertising help and eating out and procuring. If we missed any companies that belong on this record, please touch upon social media and we’ll be sure you maintain it up to date.

 

FOOD AND DRINK

Garden of Eve Caribbean Cuisine, 405 Harris Ave., Providence, 401-688-5166, gardenofeveri.com 

Garden of Eve, owned and operated by chef Yveline Bontemp, graduate of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s Community Kitchen program and Best Of Rhode Island Award winner for Caribbean Food, is devoted to serving genuine dishes from Haiti. The Haitian restaurant provides dishes similar to curry hen, beef tasso, oxtail stew and different Caribbean specialties, together with jerk hen. Read about Garden of Eve right here

 

Bintimani, Instagram.com/bintimanipvd.com

Bintimani is presently offering catering of West African delicacies by way of Hope and Main incubator kitchen in Warren whereas the enterprise earns extra funding by way of a WeFunder marketing campaign. The Josiah-Faeduwor household, together with Sahr and Baindu, sons Aiyah and Tamba, and two sisters, Xia and Satta, settled in Providence to work collectively to open a brick and mortar restaurant, hopefully within the spring. The household was additionally granted a mortgage by way of the Papitto Foundation, and has been helped alongside by so many neighborhood members.

 

The Glow Cafe and Juice Bar, 389 Admiral St., Providence, 401-421-7000, eatdrinkglow.com 

The Glow Cafe and Juice Bar provides a wide range of wholesome choices to accompany your at-home exercise, or as an incredible addition to a sunny day. The bar provides supply and pickup choices for protein and fruit smoothies and bowls, vegan Jamaican patties and different recent juices. The Glow Cafe and Juice Bar is open Wednesday by way of Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They have been additionally an Editor’s Pick within the 2021 Best of Rhode Island.

 

The Black Leaf Tea and Culture Shop, theblackleaftea.com

The Black Leaf Tea and Culture Shop was began in 2019 by Amber Jackson. The firm provides many alternative tea and herb blends, similar to “Lotus” and “Glow,” that promote well being, whereas selling neighborhood engagement and celebrating Black tradition. Jackson not too long ago held a digital panel dialogue on Racism within the Hospitality Industry. Read our characteristic on The Black Leaf Tea and Culture Shop right here

 

Island House Restaurant, 242 Broad St., Providence, 401-572-3011, islandhouserestaurantri.com 

The Island House Restaurant is understood for genuine Jamaican dishes each within the restaurant and in addition as a catering firm. In addition to creating Jamaican delicacies, the restaurant additionally shares recipes for the dishes on the web site.

 

Flames Restaurant, 734 Eddy St., Providence, 401-331-2225

Meals at Flames come small, medium and enormous, however regardless of the dimensions, you may anticipate a heaping takeout tray full of meat, rice and greens to final multiple portion. Choose from the cafeteria-style unfold, which begins with a pile of plain white or yellow rice with pigeon peas, adopted by decisions just like the terrific spicy blackened jerk hen, oxtail with savory gravy, curried goat, shrimp or snapper and extra, served with a scoop of coleslaw. Pair it with a Jamaican pineapple soda and a well-known meat patty, and also you may simply have dinner for days.

 

Humming Bird Newport, 104 Broadway, Newport, 401-619-0032, hummingbirdnewport.com

The Humming Bird, situated in Newport, provides friends “a taste of the Caribbean” with dishes similar to Jamaican jerk hen and oxtail. All dishes can be found for pickup beginning June 2.

 

Ja Patty, 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket, 401-302-3185, japatty.com

Ja Patty provides Jamaican curry, jerk hen rice bowls and patties manufactured from seasoned meat or greens enveloped within the firm’s signature dough.

 

The District, 54 South St., Providence, 401-421-0050, thedistrictri.com 

This award-winning pizza place provides a wide range of pizzas, sandwiches and pasta dishes to take pleasure in. The District is open for takeout and supply Thursday by way of Sunday.

 

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Kin Southern Table and Bar, 71 Washington St., Providence, 537-7470, kinpvd.com

Julia Broome has prolonged an invite to her household dinner — to all of Rhode Island. Everything is celebratory on this Washington Street restaurant, from the biscuits and honey butter to the fried hen sandwich topped with thick slabs of bacon and Old Bay aioli. Drink down a Stoli and Kool Aid and also you’ll assume you’re again on the yard barbecue with the kin you miss most. Read our meals critic Karen Deutsch’s evaluate of Kin.

 

Troop, 60 Valley St., Providence, 401-484-0046, trooppvd.com

This Black, Indian, white and feminine minority-owned enterprise “lives, breathes and believes in power equality and inclusion.” Troop’s founders established the restaurant with the dream of making an revolutionary and distinctive expertise for friends whereas celebrating road tradition and music. The menu contains enjoyable dishes and drinks such because the grilled chickpea salad, Vietnamese brief ribs, margarita jello pictures and the best-selling pineapple upside-down cocktail. Read our meals critic Karen Deutsch’s evaluate of Troop.

 

Bake Eat Love, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket, 401-302-0207, bakeeatlovebakery.com

When Crystal Sparkman began Bake Eat Love, it was an at-home enterprise, however over the previous few years, it has grown to serve greater than 400 purchasers. Bake Eat Love provides a wide range of sweets similar to desserts, cupcakes, cookies and extra.

 

Maxine Baked, 401-753-3605, maxinebaked.com

Shantel Maxine Neal realized to bake from her grandmother, Grammie Maxine. She’s turned her homestyle recipes right into a enterprise serving up cupcakes, celebration desserts, cookies and extra. She additionally hosts non-public adorning events and might be discovered at totally different pop-ups all through the state similar to Blackbird Farmers Market each different weekend in Smithfield.

 

Incred-a-bowl, 208 Vermont Ave., Providence, 401-305-0490, incredabowl.sq..web site

The Incred-a-Bowl meals truck provides Asian-fusion bowls on the go. The menu contains a wide range of dishes such because the Spicy Kim Noodle Bowl (udon with hen or tofu, chopped veggies and kimchi), the Cuban Chili Mango Bowl (rice, hen, chili-seasoned mango, black beans, mojo aioli and plantain chips) and extra.

 

Cakes by Eboni, 560 Mineral Spring Ave., unit 2-161, Pawtucket, 442-8084, cakesbyeboni.sq..web site

Cakes by Eboni is Eboni Silva’s small, scratch-made bakery serving Rhode Island and surrounding Massachusetts areas. Custom-designed desserts and treats might be made for any event in a wide range of flavors. She creates sculpted desserts, makes use of fondant to characteristic themes and makes use of drip methods, recent flowers and berries to create lovely designs. Orders should be positioned by Thursdays for pickup on Saturdays between 3 and 4:30 p.m.

 

White Dog Distilling, 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Unit 2-143, Pawtucket, whitedogdistilling.com

White Dog Distilling is a bar and distillery situated within the historic Lorraine Mills on Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket. The enterprise’s 4 founding companions, affectionately referred to as “the pack,” embody Alecia Catucci and her husband, Carlo Catucci, Eric Sylvestre and Vincent Greene. The companions create corn whiskey, gin, white rum and moonshine, and so they additionally age whiskey in barrels, together with their Cornucopia whiskey, which is aged and spiced, and bourbon, aged in new American Oak barrels. They additionally make limoncello primarily based on Carlo’s late aunt Lella’s recipe from Italy. Read an article about White Dog Distilling.

 

Panaday Takeaway, 7 Parade St., Providence, 401-273-1506, fb.com

Order genuine West Indian and Caribbean delicacies for takeout on the West Side of Providence.

 

Sarcastic Sweets, 184 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, Massachusetts, 508-336-5458; meals truck, 401-368-5458, sarcasticsweet.com

Native Alaskan and Johnson & Wales University alumna Nina Reed’s cell dessert store and storefront supply a number of sweets which might be as distinctive as the girl who bakes them. Try the layered cake jars and infused cupcakes which might be made with the flavors of cocktails like margarita, mudslide, Irish Car Bomb and extra, plus wine- and beer-infused variations. Reed provides a variety of gluten free, vegan and different allergy-sensitive dessert choices. The meals truck visits occasions in Rhode Island and the two-in-one storefront sells desserts and in addition hosts the Alaskan Treehouse Cafe with Alaskan specialties.

 

10 Rocks Tapas Bar, 1091 Main St., Pawtucket, 401-728-0800, 10rockstapasbar.com

Established in 2015, 10 Rocks Tapas Bar and Restaurant is devoted to sharing Cape Verde’s tradition by way of its tapas, drinks and ambiance. The menu contains dishes similar to coconut mango shrimp, candy plantains and fried goat cheese.

 

Blaze Smith Hill, 209 Douglas Ave., Providence, 401-270-3100, blazesmithhill.com

After 5 years, Blaze is again in a brand new location. Longtime culinary fixture and chef Phyllis Arffa has teamed up with Berry-Jean Murray to open Blaze Smith Hill inside the previous Brooklyn Tea, Coffee and Guest House, which is owned by Murray. The menu options a number of the previous favorites from Blaze that we all know and love like spanakopita pizza, beef tenderloin and salmon teriyaki, however Arffa can also be cooking up jerk hen and catfish and baking cornbread.

 

MXR Cocktails, mxrcocktails.com, and BAS PVD, instagram.com/baspvd

For MXR Cocktails kits, bartender Michael Silva creates cocktail recipe playing cards, crafts his personal infused syrups and matches them with recent juices and bitters for folks to combine up their very own drinks at house. All the components (besides the liquor) come properly packaged in a field with easy-to-follow directions, a jigger and fancy garnishes. Silva can be employed to run digital cocktail occasions and he and his workforce conduct occasional foods and drinks popups at numerous spots round city, together with at their new Pawtucket occasion house, Booth on Main. Silva can also be the brand new bar supervisor at the Dean Bar, owned by James Mark of north, the place he has created a motion and vibe to help Black bartenders and all folks of shade. “That vision is to create a space where we literally accept everyone and anyone who comes through our doors and patiently awaits for their cocktail of the evening. It’s always been my goal to be a part of something like this,” Silva says.

 

FARMS

African Alliance of Rhode Island, 807 Broad St, Suite 121, Providence, africanallianceri.org

This group sells greens grown at inside metropolis gardens and creates carrot-apple jam and bitterball relish merchandise on the market at farmers markets, together with the Wintertime Farmers Market at Hope Artiste Village, Roger Williams Park and the Farm Fresh RI Armory Farmers Market. Read our article in regards to the African Alliance of Rhode Island.

 

Quaintly Farm, 58 Chatham St., Providence, 401-808-8180, quaintlyfarmri.enterprise.web site

Quaintly Farm is a “black-owned urban farm in the North End of Providence.” Owner Quatia Osorio runs the farm together with her 5 kids in hopes of providing farm stands crops that she and her household raised, similar to watermelons and tomatoes.

 

Abundance Farm, 135 Parade St., Providence

Abundance Farm is a neighborhood farm on the West End of Providence.

 

EVENT PLANNING

Designed by Delsie, 401-249-9291, designedbydelsie.com 

Designed by Delsie is a marriage and occasion planning firm owned by Pearl Farquharson, who spent years as a marriage coordinator for the Catered Affair on the prestigious Boston Public Library. Services embody full marriage ceremony and design planning; month-of marriage ceremony coordination; social gathering and celebration planning; and intimate marriage ceremony and elopement planning. Read our article about intimate marriage ceremony experiences by Designed By Delsie.

 

DJ Valentina, 401-457-5873, djvalentina.com

DJ Valentina is a Rhode Island marriage ceremony and occasion deejay providing a photograph sales space, uplighting and dance ground monograms. She speaks 4 languages fluently (Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean creole and naturally English) and offers music of all genres. She can combine, maintain the power upbeat and get folks on the dance ground.

 

MARKETING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Ann Clanton Communications, Annclantoncommunications.com

Ann Clanton is understood for inventive advertising and public relations experience in public and authorities affairs, in addition to theater, books and extra. She offers advertising technique and execution, public relations and social media, model administration and digital and e-mail advertising. She additionally helps facilitate press and consciousness for occasions and high-profile purchasers.

 

Brittanny Taylor Photography, brittannytaylor.com

Brittanny Taylor is a Providence-based photographer who makes a speciality of a wide range of kinds of images. She provides packages for marriage ceremony and engagement images, trend images and boudoir picture shoots. 

 

Myke Yeager, mykeyeager.com

Myke Yeager is an distinctive trend photographer who has shot runway pictures at StyleWeek Northeast from its inception, serving because the resident photographer. He additionally makes a speciality of photographing magnificence, well being, health and wellness. He has been within the images enterprise for greater than twelve years and has been printed in Good Housekeeping journal, Ladies Home Journal, Vogue, Elle and Forbes.

 

Piper Brown Photography, 401-287-4120, piperbrownphotography.com

Piper Brown Photography, owned by Morayo relies out of Smithfield, Rhode Island, and focuses particularly on engagement and marriage ceremony images. Morayo grew to become a photographer when she realized her love for the totally different cultures and views that made up the United States after transferring right here from Nigeria in her late teenagers.

 

Kindell Brown Photography, kindellbrown.com

Kindell Brown is a filmmaker and photographer primarily based in Cranston. She found her love for images whereas taking a category on the University of Rhode Island again in 2016. Her work contains a wide range of occasions and portraits together with highly effective photos from the Black Lives Matter protests all through the state.

 

HEALTH, BEAUTY AND FITNESS

Soulita, soulita.com

Started in 2019, Soulita Soap is an natural skincare enterprise based in Rhode Island. Founder Lexus R. S. Fernandez began the enterprise in hopes of offering clients with wholesome merchandise made with important oils and different extracts. Shop her popup store in downtown Providence at 229 Westminster Street (open by way of the top of February). There’s a particular occasion with Style Loft on Feb. 10 from 6-9 p.m. that features complimentary cleanups, beard trims and manicures, plus hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Donated funds will assist help Rhode Island’s homeless shelters.

 

Omoge Cosmetics, omogecosmetics.com 

Blessing Mariah established Omoge Cosmetics just a few years in the past when she determined she needed to create an inclusive false lashes model for each women and men to really feel extra lovely. She named the enterprise “Omoge,” a Yoruba phrase that means “beautiful young lady,” however stresses the inclusivity of her enterprise, and encourages anybody who needs to purchase and put on her model to take action. Lash units vary from $12 to $20. 

 

Fit First RI, 1655 Elmood Ave., Cranston, 401-588-9517, fitfirstri.secureserversites.internet

Fit First RI is a private coaching firm with a mission to “provide safe and effective fitness training and dietary regiments to ensure that you achieve your goals.” Training classes embody boxing, a sixty-day problem and gymnasium entry.

 

Afrobeat Fit, 65 Blackstone Ave., Pawtucket, afrobeatfit.com

Dance to upbeat West African music whereas working up a sweat with homeowners Kemi Omisore and Carven Bernadeau. “Afrobeat Fit hosts inclusive Sweat Sessions where music and movement derive from the late and great artists and influencers of Africa.”

 

So Fit Cycle, 1276 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick; 685 Boston Neck Rd., North Kingstown, 401-996-6107, sofitcycle.com 

So Fit Cycle’s two places in Rhode Island supply clients a high-energy and motivated biking class. The firm is dedicated to serving to riders enhance and “have a ridiculously fun time doing so!”

 

RBF Fitness and Nutrition, 25 Coronado Rd., Warwick, 401-359-4652, rbffitness.com

The “RBF Methodology” is made particularly to assist adults burn fats and take inches off their our bodies. When Robert Foster started RBF Fitness and Nutrition, he devoted himself to educating exercise and consuming habits that may permit folks to see lasting adjustments in only a week and proceed to enhance after that.

 

SHOP

Lola’s Fashion Boutique, 120 N. Main St., Providence, 401-383-0021, loc8nearme.com/rhode-island/windfall/lola/3143583

Lola’s Boutique, opened again in 2006, provides each retail and consignment choices, giving clients many colourful and classy decisions whereas procuring. The store specialised in clothes, jewellery, sneakers and purses.

 

Public, 1 Aleppo St., Providence, publicshopandgallery.com

Public Shop and Gallery is “a space that welcomes all members of the community to experience and interact with art.” Owners Cas Inez and Spocka Summa opened Public again in September of final 12 months in an effort to showcase native artists and create a heat and alluring ambiance for everybody. Vendors with artwork similar to classic clothes, poetry, and physique oil and equipment are included of their present showcase.

 

Roam Loud, roamloud.com

Roam Loud’s founder Toyin Omisore dubs herself the “Wanderer in Chief.” The thirty-five-year-old entrepreneur created the athletic and athleisure put on firm referred to as Roam Loud on the south facet of Providence and phrase about her model is touring throughout the nation. It’s now on the market nationwide at Kohl’s shops. When clients, formally referred to as “Wanderers,” step into Roam Loud’s clothes, they’re certain to be happy, inspired, empowered, and most of all, represented. “While Roam Loud is for all women, Black women are often left out of authentic, non-trauma-related conversations and storytelling,” Omisore says, believing that Wanderers are absolutely seen and celebrated whereas sporting the model. Did you realize Roam Loud is now out there at Kohl’s?

 

Geri’s Bluffing Boutique, 285 Main St., Suite 2, Woonsocket, 401-488-4182, bluffingboutique.com

Woonsocket resident Geraldine Barclay King says the inspo for her boutique got here throughout a visit to Liberia, the place she was born, however had left at age seven when her household moved to the United States. In Liberia, bluffing means sporting one thing that’s enjoyable and colourful to make you feel and look good, she advises. Her eye-catching jewellery and vibrant printed males’s and girls’s clothes, luggage and totes just do that. Geri’s Bluffing Boutique was additionally an Editor’s Pick within the 2021 Best of Rhode Island. 

 

THEATER

Mixed Magic Theater, 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket, 401-305-7333, mmtri.org

Mixed Magic Theatre is a nonprofit arts group based in 2000 by Ricardo and Bernadet Pitts-Wiley. For the previous twenty years, the corporate has strived to convey various tales and pictures to the stage by way of prose and track, tackling well-known dramatics in addition to authentic theatrical productions. The mission is devoted towards constructing extra literate, arts-active communities.

 

REAL ESTATE

Fab Living Realty, 272 Broadway, Providence, 401-648-2999

The solely black-owned actual property and brokerage faculty in Rhode Island, Fab Living Realty assists each patrons and sellers and in addition provides monetary literacy lessons.

 

Theresa Brown and Jamie Coelho contributed to the enterprise listings.

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