February is Black History Month. If you’re anything like me, you want to talk to your kids about our nation’s history, even when it means talking about the parts of it we’re not so proud of, but you may not know how to approach hard topics in an accessible way for kids, or you may worry about misrepresenting the facts. There are many books, podcasts and resources out there to help you celebrate Black achievement and history with your kids and approach hard conversations in a positive way. You can also make an effort to support Black owned businesses in Austin this month (and beyond) with your family.

Black Owned Restaurants

Black Owned Shops, Makers, Coaches and More

If there is a black owned business in Austin that is missing from this list, please email [email protected]

Featured Photo:: Tina Clark, Austin Moms Contributor, Owner of Jewel Rules

Ali Tierney
Ali is a lover of boybands, cheese, and a good leather jacket (not always in that order). Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, she left her career as a radio personality to move to Texas with the love of her life, Ed. Since moving to Austin, she became a wife, mama to two sweet little boys, and author of "B is for Boy Bands." She loves salsa dancing, nail salons that serve champagne, and has an Mmmbop tattoo. You can check out her book on Instagram @bisforboybands


  1. Thanks so much for this list, I’ve been looking around for black-owned restaurants and coffee shops to support but just like other lists this one is unfortunately outdated. The Pandemic has closed many local Austin places and to see black-owned businesses close doesn’t do justice! Many places on this lost are out of business (I.e. youandbrie, Sassy’s vegetarian soul food…). Thank you for the resource – I recommend checking and updating for the future, thank you!

    • Thanks so much for the feedback! We’ve updated the list again, including some of our fabulous Austin Moms contributor’s work. This list will be ever evolving and we strive to provide an accurate resource. Thanks again, Amy!


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