25+ Black-owned businesses in Chattanooga

August marks National Black Business Month, and while we spotlight these locally-owned businesses all year long, we wanted to create a helpful guide on some spots to check out for your next day out on the town.

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Shop locally for handmade and regional goods at these spots.

Photo by Eros Hat Co.


Eros Hat Co., 45 E. Main St. | This woman-owned spot offers customized hats, permanent jewelry + vintage denim — check out various community events the store puts on.

Blue Boys Barber Shop & Beauty Salon, 734 E. MLK Blvd. | Check out this shop in the heart of downtown for your next fresh haircut.

BarberKings The Original, 517 E. MLK Blvd. | Whether it’s hair or beard care you’re in the market for, this spot will take care of you.

Allgood’s Used Books & Coffee, 2420 Glass St. | Spend an afternoon sipping on coffee while perusing books at this small shop.

Escential Things, Online | This small business opened in 2020 + offers handcrafted candles and home fragrances.

SOL Rejuvenated, Online | Cleanse your mind, body, and spirit with handcrafted items like soaps, candles, serums, and body butters — check out its Instagram for where to find the products in-store locally.

Since Birth, Online | This apparel company creates “cultural, factual, and inspirational clothing that represents the unspoken and unheard” — bonus: Shop items through Six and Main.

Mooshi Mugs, Online | Brought to you by local artist Genesis the Greykid, these handmade tea and coffee mugs will bring art to you every morning — bonus: Shop items through Six and Main.


Sweet or savory, these local spots have it all.


Cocoa Asante, Online (storefront coming soon at 4300 N. Access Rd.) | Get your sweet fix with this local artisanal chocolate company that went viral on TikTok.

Marckita’s Munchies, Online | Get customizable cakes or cupcakes for your next event from a third-generation baker.

Blue Orleans, 1463 Market St. | This spot has been downtown for 17 years, serving up Creole-inspired dishes.

Uncle Larry’s, Locations vary | Opened by Larry Torrence in 2017, you can expect classic southern comfort food items at all locations.

Mac’s Subs and Fries, Locations vary | This food truck offers hearty items like the Philly Cheesesteak sub + loaded steak or chicken fries.

Fūd Vybez, Locations vary | This truck specializes in Caribbean and southern-fusion dishes + can be booked for small and large events.

Chatt Taste Food Tour, Locations vary | Taste a little bit of everything around town with a guided tour while learning more about the culture and history of the city.

Bad Wraps Incarcerated, 426 E. MLK Blvd. | Enjoy various tasty wraps from this downtown spot.


Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. MLK Blvd. | Visit this museum to learn more about the African American history and culture in Chattanooga.

Cempa Community Care, Locations vary | Get different health screenings and care at any location — keep an eye out for the organization’s community outreach + mobile services.

Chattanooga Segway Tours, 204 Walnut St. | Explore the Scenic City via a segway, bike, or walking tour — just look for the folks with the capes.

The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | Take a variety of informational + recreational classes at this women-founded nonprofit.

Southern Soul Yoga, Locations vary | Take guided yoga classes for all level types at this studio.

Adventure Pediatric Dentistry, 6413 Lee Hwy. | This dentistry focuses on providing care to children of all ages in a “safe, comfortable, compassionate, and kid-friendly environment.”

River City Restoration, LLC., Location by request | This family-owned business offers its cleaning services (power washing, gutter cleaning, etc.) to Chattanooga + surrounding areas for home and commercial buildings.

Sharp Slingshot Rentals, 6111 Shallowford Rd. | Take a joyride around Chattanooga on three-wheeled roadsters — renters must be 21+. Bonus: Check out the owner Euwayne Bennett’s mobile auto repair shop.

The Sweet Spot Waxing Co., 6925 Shallowford Rd. |This spot offers skincare, makeup + body waxing services from licensed estheticians.

Bonus: Check out this directory of Black-owned businesses + artists curated by the Hunter Museum of American Art and the museum’s bi-monthly networking event Black Professionals at The Hunter.

Know of a business you want us to add to this list? Let us know.

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