When the General Comes to Town: How Dollar Stores Create Food Deserts
Dollar stores fill the gap when grocery stores leave small communities. As a result, they make food inequity even worse.
As we continue to celebrate Black excellence, we’re spotlighting some standout Black-run food and beverage industry businesses. Let's dig into some tasty and innovative brands to support!
A Dozen CousinsBeans are a soulful, hearty protein standby. The diverse flavor options of this brand are inspired by authentic, family-based dishes.
BLK & BOLDCoffee and tea sold with 5% of profits donated to initiatives focused on sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development, and eradicating youth homelessness.
Global Village CuisineGet a taste of African-inspired cuisine, delivered to your door. These frozen ready-to-eat meals and snacks are allergy friendly, and boast bold flavors made from clean ingredients.
PipcornGet your snack on with heirloom popcorn, chips and crackers. What makes heirloom corn so special? It tastes better, offers more nutrition than commercially grown corn, and it’s more environmentally sustainable!
PartakeIt’s a tall order to find a gluten free, vegan, and allergy friendly dessert that actually tastes good. An on-the-go mom whose daughter has several food allergies set out to create her own simple and tasty snacks that can satisfy anyone's sweet tooth.
GoldeIf you’re looking for a superfood fix, check out these wellness drink powders. Golde uses ingredients like matcha, turmeric and cacao to make superfood-boosted vegan and keto friendly daily drinks.
Berhan GrainsTeff is a lesser-known gluten free African ancient grain. With a host of nutritional benefits, and it just might be your new favorite alternative flour.
MuniqThe gut microbiome is something that’s been proven to affect the entire body. Muniq offers nutritional shakes that promote gut health, and personalized plans to help reach your goals.
SanaiaApplesauce isn’t just for kids! It’s a healthy, plant-based snack that can satisfy a sweet tooth, and Sanaia integrates adventurous flavors like lavender-pear, ginger and tamarind.
Journey BitesFounded by the owner of the food tech software Journey Foods, Journey Bites are functional, and nutrient-dense snacks made from 100% fruit purées. These small “micro food” cubes are a handy and nutritious on-the-go snacking option.
PlantmadeThis company stands out in the sea of protein powder brands, as their supplements are plant-based and designed with people of color in mind.
Better ChewAfter seeing loved ones suffer from afflictions linked to poor diet and overconsumption of animal meat products, the founder of Better Chew was driven to create plant-based proteins that satisfy.