Support Black owned businesses in Des Moines

Posted at 3:19 pm on July 15, 2020

In addition to having conversations with family and friends who don’t understand why this movement is so important…another way to help the #BlackLivesMatter movement is to support local Black owned businesses. You can view a full list of options put together by the Des Moines Black Lives Matter organization HERE. My list below is just a few options of places I know and love and new places I want to try. Let’s build up our community and support these businesses!

Food & Beverage

Palm’s Caribbean Cuisine

Their curbside pick-up changes weekly and I can tell you the wings are amazing! I can’t wait to try more of what they offer.

1620 Pleasant St, Des Moines, Iowa 50314

Blk & Bold Coffee

Their coffee is AMAZING and their commitment to giving back and investing in our communities is infectious. Blk & Bold is a company that truly makes a positive impact and I am proud to support them.

Coaches Kolaches

You will be hooked once you try these. I haven’t tried their hot sauce but I hear it is to die for!

8527 University Blvd Suite 1, Clive, Iowa 50325

Bess Twin Soul Food

Every Thursday they post their weekend menu, it’s always unique and always delicious!



Smiths Auto Detail

For Mother’s Day every year Marc gets me a full car detail. My car leaves looking brand new.

1985 NW 94th St Suite E150 Clive, Iowa 50325 

Studio Delta Designs

I have followed her on social media for years and I love her talent and enthusiasm for social media and web design.

Lauren Patrick, DDS

Not only one of my very good friends, but also an incredible dentist! I’m terrified of the dentist and she is so calming. I trust her with life (and my teeth!)



Amazing store where you will find a beautiful & diverse collection of African Art, Women’s ethnic wear and a wide variety of clothing accessories, home décor, gifts, and more.

1141 42nd Street, Des Moines

Bottle and Bottega

Owned by Des Moines residents, Bridget and James Neely, Bottle and Bottega is a fun place to unwind while tapping into your artistic side.

3753 86th St, Urbandale

Universal Kutz Barber Shop

One of the Des Moines Metro area premier barbershops that has the most diverse staff that truly work hard to exceed your expectations.

4719 University Avenue, Des Moines


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