To celebrate Black History Month, we want to give a shout out to black-owned local businesses Downtown. Of course, we don’t want to celebrate these establishments only this month, but every month of the year. Read more about these businesses and add them to your Indy go-to list!
Grab a bite
When was the last time you had authentic Ethiopian food? Axum Ethiopian Restaurant has the best Dero Alicha, Gomen Wot, and Whole chickpeas. There are vegan options, friendly workers, and delicious Ethiopian beer.
If you want a mix of sweet and savory, check out Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles where they provide the “taste of love in every bite.” Made from fresh ingredients at an affordable price and generous servings, Maxine’s will make you feel like you are at grandma’s house.
For a sweet treat, go to Gordon’s Milkshake Bar and order from Gordon’s Signature Menu of ice cream nachos, beignets, cinnamon apple tamales, and more!
A&M Bakery Cafe also has plenty of desserts to choose from along with signature breakfast items and delicious lunch options. During the winter, they operate as a web based business, but you can catch them at the Garfield and Irvington Garden Club Farmers Markets in the spring and summer.
Meet your goals
Whether you made a new year's resolution or not, these black-owned fitness studios and wellness spas will help start your year off right (or turn it back around). Rise House Fitness Studio is a black-and-woman-owned studio that will have you burning up a sweat in a fun, community-centered workout incorporating high-energy music with intense cycling and upper body training.
Taylor Made Wellness, also woman-owned, brings a total wellness approach around mind, body, and community to empower people of all ages and fitness levels.
Mothers Earth LLC, another woman-owned business, was created with you in mind. Reconnect with Mother Earth and elevate your mind & body with plant-based products that leave you feeling amazing without toxins and parabens.
Home of the Utopia Table, Jacuzzi Table, and everything you need to care for your mind, body and soul, check out B. Bliss Spa, Indianapolis's first medi-spa providing a wide array of services from massage to skin care, wellness and more!
Shop til you drop
Craving a new place to shop? Looking for candles, clothes, jewelry and more? A Scent of Sunshine makes homemade soy candles and fragrances you won’t be able to get anywhere else.
ZURRI Boutique was created to offer high-quality, on-trend apparel for women of many different sizes. If you’re looking for a new outfit, more accessories, or a gift for a friend, stop by the carefully curated premium hat, accessories, and trendy apparel boutique.
Corporate is a premiere sneaker and clothing boutique that opened last year specializing in household names including Jordan Brand, New Era, Mitchell & Ness, Spalding, Starter and many more.
As our Downtown’s diverse business community continues to grow, keep these hot spots on your radar!