This list is not meant to be exhaustive in any way—we’re just hoping to highlight some Black-owned businesses and get them on your radar. Let’s get to it.

Batiqua

Though the bricks and mortar store is closed for the time being, the textile maker’s online store, with fair-trade, ethically-sourced textiles made in Zimbabwe, is open for business. It’s a great source for throw pillows, placemats and table runners alike.

Devi Collective

The handmade jewellery shop operates online and sells beaded necklaces and mala beads made in India and Bala, respectively. Also on offer are scarves, toiletry bags, rings, earrings and bracelets. They can be found at retail stores across the city as well.

Ice Kol Kut

The Commercial Drive barber is back open and has five-star reviews across the board on Yelp.

Karibu Soapz

Creates unique, handmade soap bars using natural, locally-sourced ingredients. They also incorporate recyclable material like milk cartons and cardboard containers as molds.

The Lion’s Den Café

This Fraserhood Caribbean restaurant is now open for takeout and is serving up tasty brunch dishes from the morning to the late afternoon.

Locus Restaurant

The Main Street haunt is currently offering takeout and delivery of its traditional pub fare with some interesting twists (think Miso poutine).

Sade Thomasos Nutrition

Sade Thomasos bills her business as “trying to helping women become the best versions of themselves. This is not a diet but a lifestyle that allows you to feel more inspired, mindful and intentional.”

Her 12-week program includes one-on-one consultation and meal planning.

Salt N Sear Catering

Jacques Kabuya caters events large and small out of East Vancouver, and is happy to customize his service to your needs.

Sleepless Mindz Clothing & Design

“Dreaming with our eyes open” is the slogan of this clothier, which offers colourful t-shirts, jackets, jeans and other apparel.

Stolbie Sisters

The “Witches of Gastown” specialize in media and event production and in showcasing cannabis education, awareness and understanding through several different ventures.

Below is a longer list from food delivery service @feedingmama, who gives credit to meal prep/catering service @kulakitchen for starting and updating it and artist @kenziecatessongs for designing.