Black and minority-owned businesses in Columbia

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Earlier this week, we asked y’all for questions and feedback surrounding the protests + how COLAtoday could better serve our community. One of the most commonly asked questions we received was “what are some black-owned businesses I can support in Columbia?”. 

We did a little digging, utilized this list of restaurants + this list of Soda City vendors and asked y’all for input to put together a roundup of black and minority-owned businesses in and around Columbia. 

Disclaimer: Some businesses may be temporarily closed or offering limited services due to the coronavirus pandemic. We recommend calling or checking social media before visiting.

Alterations

Juanita’s Designs | 1110 Washington St.

“If your wedding dress needs alterations, there’s no one better than Mrs. Juanita at Juanita’s Designs!” – @figcolumbia

His and Her’s Tailoring | 1332 Main St.

Sew Unique Alterations | 1440 Knox Abbott Dr., Cayce

“Sew Unique Alterations – Mrs. Gail in Cayce! She stays busy but does wonderful work!” – @brumblerumble

Business services 

Blueprint Strategy LLC | Public relations + advertising | Contact them here

Glenn Destiny Consulting | Financial consulting | Contact them here

Jones Financial Service | Small business accounting | Contact them here

P&B Promotional | Advertising | Contact them here

Willis HR | HR consulting and recruiting | Contact them here

Entertainment

AR Workshop Columbia | DIY craft workshop | 4711 Forest Dr. Ste 14 

Chayz Lounge | Live jazz venue | 607 Meeting St., West Columbia

“Chayz Lounge. Super place. Great music.” – @helenwinckler

Fitness

Jamie Scott Fitness | 702 Cross Hill Rd. Suite 300-B

Strictly Running | 2515 Devine St. 

TNT Martial Arts and Fitness | 1330 Knox Abbott Dr.,Cayce

“@tntcolumbia — the owners @tamayahgoodwin and @timgoodwin_tnt are AMAZING and have built such a wonderful community ❤️” – @amandafromnebraska

Food + drink

27 Pancakes Breakfast & Brunch | Food truck 

8th Wonder Cuisine | Catering

A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen | 2338 Main St.

Alleana’s Southern Kitchen | 119 Sparkleberry Ln.

Asanka Kitchen | 10203 Two Notch Rd.

“Asanka Kitchen is one of the best restaurants in all of Columbia and a true hidden gem” – Will S.

Agnes’ Kitchen | Catering

Baked by Franny | Find them at Soda City Market 

Bessie’s Sweet Delights | Find them at Soda City and the Blythewood Farmers Market 

Big Boys Original Smokehouse | 8604 Farrow Rd. A

Big Bull’s Bag’n BBQ & Southern Comfort Food | 2614 HardScrabble Rd.

“Big Bull’s Bang’n BBQ and Southern Comfort Food is the BEST !!!” – @gordon_jamie

Big T’s Bar-B-Que | 7535 Garners Ferry Rd.

Brown Sistaz Island Vibz | Find them at Soda City Market 

Capital City Kitchen & Grill | 2732 Decker Blvd.

Carolina Donut Diva | Find them at Soda City and Lake Carolina Farmers Market 

Carolina Kernels | 2720 Main St.

Charming Cupcakes | Find them at Soda City Market 

Denean the Coffee Queen | Order here 

Dessert Before Dinner by Keysa | Kitchen/Cooking 

Eggs Up Grill at Killian’s Crossing | 961 Roberts Branch Pkwy. Suite 114

Embellished Dough | Order here 

“@embellisheddough ✨🍪 bakes delicious, beautiful, custom cookies AND offers cookie decorating classes!” – @savannah_rose_rega

Family 1st Cafe | 5100-A Two Notch Rd.

Fishin Fellas | Food truck

Fleur de Licious Creole | Food truck

Food Gallery | 3702 River Dr.

Front Porch Treats | Find them at Soda City Market 

Garners Ferry Seafood | 8006 Garners Ferry Rd. Ste C

Goat’s | 2017 Devine St. 

Gold Den | 110 Columbia NE Dr. Suite I

Golden Wings | 7971-10 N Woodrow St., Irmo

Greedy Rascals | 1900 Rosewood Dr.

Harambe Ethiopian Restaurant & Lounge | 2006 Senate St.

Indulge Npts | 5708 N Main St. Ste D

Island Paradise Jamaican Restaurant | 4435 HardScrabble Rd. Suite 101

Karolina Sweet Pastries | Order online

Karen’s Mobile Kitchen & Catering | 3120 Broad River Rd. 

Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles | 7001 Parklane Rd. + 1260 Bower Pkwy. Suite A-8

“red velvet waffle is life changing !!” – @maallen30

LaBoo’s Finest Turkey Wangzzz | 3908 W Beltline Blvd.

Lamb’s Bread Vegan Cafe | 3600 River Dr.

Lita’s Treats | 421 Bush River Rd. + 460 Killian Rd. Suite 3

Mad Yum Eats | Order here

Main Street Bakery | 3307 N Main St.

“Main Street Bakery! Love that place.” – @rhondasrich

MainEatz | Food truck

Mesha’s Sinful Cakes & More | 9003 Two Notch Rd. #13

Mimie’s Delect-A-Bowls | 1002 Rabbit Run, Hopkins

ML Bartending | Order here

Moctezuma’s Taqueria | 506 Beltline Blvd.

Mojak Snacks | Delivery

Mr. Seafood | 3902-f Two Notch Rd.

Ms. B’s Southern Soul Food | 676 St Andrews Rd.

My House Restaurant and Bar | 7205 Two Notch Rd.

Mynt Chophouse 75 | 2732 Decker Blvd.

Noisy Wings | 1501 Bush River Rd. + 905 Bluff Rd. A

“Noisey Wings on Bush River Rd has the best wings in town” – Judy S.

Palate | 116 State St., West Columbia  

Palmetto Seafood Company | 2200 Gervais St.

Perfectly Plated Cafe & Catering | 6230 A St Andrews Rd.

Piecewise Coffee | 2001 State St., Cayce

Queen’s Diner | 300 Long Pointe Ln. #110

R & B’s Bar and Grill | 104 Columbia NE Dr.

Railroad BBQ | 2001 Hampton St. 

Rare Variety Cafe | 4622 N Main St.

Rawkin Kitchen | Order here

Rawtopian Bliss | 8502 Two Notch Rd. Suite I 

“Rawtopian bliss for the vegan food 🤞🏾 – @who_val

Restaurant Next Door | 147 S. Congress St., Winnsboro 

Ronnie’s Ribs | 2435 Main St., Elgin

Roy’s Grille | 711 W Main St., Lexington

Scott Bennys | 420 McNulty St. Suite I, Blythewood 

“Scott Bennys! My favorite place to eat in Blythewood. Owner is a cool dude.” – Scott S.

Silver Fox Grill | 7444 Broad River Rd., Irmo

Smoke it Up | Food truck

Southern Seafood & Diet | 2237 Charleston Hwy., Cayce

Sweet Temptations | 2231 Main St.

The Donut Guy | 149 S. Congress St., Winnsboro + food truck

The Food Academy | 5 Lake Carolina Way #130

The Gold Den | 110 Columbia NE Dr Suite I

The Lick Popsicles | 1602 Marina Rd, Irmo 

The Reggae Grill | 901 Holland Ave., Cayce

The Reizod Vegan Experience | 110 Columbia NE Dr. Suite A/B/C

The Twist |  9300 Two Notch Rd. Suite L

True BBQ | 1237 D Ave., West Columbia

TRUEhippie Smoothies | Find them at Soda City Market 

TruJerk Jamaican Cuisine | Food truck 

Two Notch Restaurant Bar & Grill | 2325 Two Notch Rd.

Von’s Southern Diner | 5618 N Main St.

Law offices

Dessausure Law Firm, P.A. | 1928 Barnwell St.

Dickey Law Group | 440 Center St. West Columbia

Johnson Toal and Battiste | 1615 Barnwell St.

Katherine R. Myers Law Firm | 1803 Hampton St.

Pyatt Law Firm | 1507 Bush River Rd.

Shadd Law Firm, LLC | 5000 Thurmond Mall #348

Solomon Law Group, LLC | 3501 North Main St.

Starkes Law Firm | 1817 Hampton St.

Miscellaneous

Balloon King and Queen | Event decor | 6729 Two Notch Rd. Suite 30

Royal Automotive Techs | Mechanic | 1614 Alta Vista Dr.

Table Linen and More | Event rentals | Contact them here 

Xpressions Floral and Event Design | Florist + designer | Contact her here

Personal Care

Antonia Scott Beauty | Makeup artist | Contact her here

Body Sugaring and Wellness Spa | Spa | 1623 Pickens St.

“Mabel is the absolute best!” – @eaborucki

Carolina Hair Studios | Salon | 1537 Main St.

“@carolinahairstudios_mainstreet — Tia is the only woman I trust with my hair. Incredible studio!” – @reganfreeman

DW Headquarters | Salon | 2313 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia

Ladytluxuriesllc | Nail salon | 3715 Broad River Rd. Suite F

No Grease | Barbershop | 929 Gervais St. Suite B

Polish to Perfection | Nail salon | 107 N Royal Tower Dr. Unit H, Irmo 

“Polish 2 Perfection in Irmo, they are wonderful! They give the best manicure & pedicure!” – @jeyes4us

Queen Naturals by Dee | Hair and Skin Care | Order here  

Raw Body Piercing | Piercing studio | 9557 Two Notch Rd.

Raw Essence Natural Soaps & Bath Co. | Hair and Skin Care | 9003 Two Notch Road, Suite 12 

Regal Lounge, Men’s Barber & Lounge | Hair and Spa | 1217 Bull St.

Sebastian Harper | Hair and Skin Care | Order here

ShaySlay Nail Studio | Nail salon | 108 Columbia Northeast Drive Suite H

Shear Rhythms | Salon | 2728 Decker Blvd.

Wesley’s Salon and Spa | Salon + spa | 2710 Gervais St. Suite D

Photography

Ariel Tiana Portrait, LLC | Contact them here

Pinpoint Visual | Contact them here

“@pinpointvisual Great photographer and videographer” – @myreinvintage

Stephanie Williams Portraits | Book a session here

Retail

Allen’s Gems & Rocks | 1505 Charleston Hwy., West Columbia | Find them at Soda City Market 

A Stitch of Faith | Find them at Soda City Market

Bend A Lights | Find them at Soda City Market

Canvas Bags by Travln Partners | Order here 

Carolina Clutches | Find them at Soda City Market

Ernest Lee, “The Chicken Man” | 1113 Lady St. 

Healing Gems LLC | Find them at Soda City Market

Infinite Treasures | 244 Pointer Dr., Hopkins

JAAS Boutique | 2313 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia

January Remingtonn | Order here

Maman Afrique Boutique | Find them at Soda City 

Messie’s Closet | 729 Meeting St., West Columbia

Rare Maníere Boutique | 8602 Farrow Rd. Suite D

Re-Invintage | 912 Harden St.

“@myreinvintage is one of my favorite stores!! Everything is so beautiful 💗” – @missyandtots

Southpaw Cigarbox Guitars | Find them at Soda City Market 

Styled by Naida | 607 Lady St. 

Sunrise Artisan Bath and Body | 710 Saluda Ave.

“@sunriseartisan in 5 points!! The best soap shop, hands down” – @annielou1212

The Livve Kulchurr Store | Find them at Soda City Market + order here

Your Best Friend’s Closet | Find them at Soda City Market