A guide to the Charleston area's Black-owned businesses

Black-Owned Charleston

The Lowcountry is a place of fierce tradition, boundless creativity, and deep-rooted hospitality. Whether shopping, dining, or seeing the sights, engaging with Charleston’s Black business community promises the fullest experience of these singular characteristics—and a tangible connection to the people who define this place.

Rodney Scott's BBQ

Rodney Scott's BBQ serves true South Carolina whole-hog barbecue alongside Southern favorites in a lively, upbeat atmosphere in Charleston.

Carolima's Dessert Boutique

We offer special occasion cakes and delicious southern desserts. Our menu includes items such as cupcakes, sweet potato pie, Charleston chewies, red velvet cheesecake brownies, banana pudding, and pound cakes.

Republic Garden & Lounge

Republic Garden & Lounge is a modern venue setting the Gold Standard in hospitality through great drinks, luxurious surroundings, and exceptional nightlife.

Vibrant Alkaline Vegan Meals, LLC

Vibrant Alkaline Vegan Meals is a Nationwide Vegan Meal Prep company and service the local country as well. We offer cooking classes, health seminars, catering and immunity teas. We have recently expanded our business model to service the community with a Mobile Food Truck.

Martini Me

Martinin Me is a tapas and hookah lounge in North Charleston. We offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Karaoke and live music as well.

Modalan African Restaurant

Akwaaba to Modalan African Restaurant, a flavorful experience like no other! Modalan is the place where authentic African cuisine brings family and friends together. This is a place to enjoy organic tropical fruit bowls, daily fresh pressed juices, bold African spices and much more.

MESU

MESU is a lively urban spot with a dual cuisine of both Mexican and Sushi. Tequila infusions complement Sake Sangrias with a full cocktail list.

ChuckTown Mobile Seafood LLC

Premier Indoor and Outdoor Seafood Catering Company Providing Lowcountry Southern Sides. Specializing In Family Reunions, Weddings, Corporate and Private Events. Est. 2011.

B&T Daiquiris, LLC

B&T Daiquiris LLC is a mobile daiquiri bar serving frozen alcoholic and non alcoholic daiquiris in Charleston, SC and surrounding areas. Our mobile daiquiri bar offers a unique flair to any event. Laissez le bon Temps rouler!

Bourbon N' Bubbles

Enjoy our offerings of appetizers and shared plates coupled with a premier selection of Champagne, bourbon, and hand-crafted cocktails.

Gillie's Seafood

Gillie’s is a restaurant that gives recognition to all Grandmothers as their scratch made soul food brings the memories of childhood to every customer that visits!

Montague Room

Upscale restaurant offering live music and great food to entice your palate.

Nana's Seafood & Soul

One of Charleston's lead entrepreneurs of Lowcountry Soul, now a mobil food trailer. Dishing up down-home grub such as fried whiting, deviled crab and pork chop sandwiches.

CKBakes4U

Baking up the best Crab Pies EVER, s A well as other sweet and savory dishes. Rather it’s a pound cake for dessert after Sunday dinner or a full spread complete with crab pie bites, seafood rice, dessert bars, and an array of shooters, let The Crab Pie Queen, CK, bake for you!

Hannibal's Kitchen

Family Black owned business serving soul food to the Charleston community. Established in 1983 Feeding the Soul of the City

My Three Sons of Charleston

My 3 Sons of Charleston offers a modern twist on original Charleston dishes ranging from deviled crab to chicken & waffles priding themselves on something for everyone to eat!

Keoni's Low Country Diaspora

Pop-up turned Food Trailer, Marcus Middleton is serving up Southern-inspired dares, and specializing in smoked foods, fresh ingredients, and soulful dishes served at any location.

Lew's Heavenly Treats LLC

We are a grab and go bakery/ bake supply store. Lew’s specializes in over 30 flavors of cheesecakes with our Charleston Chewie cheesecake being our top seller. However we aren’t limited to only cheesecakes we also offer pound cakes, pies, cakes, banana pudding and our famous sweet potato chewies. We also teach classes and sell baking supplies at this location. Lew’s is the only bakery supply store here in Charleston. [email protected]

Daddy's Girl Bakery

Daddy's Girls Bakery is a family owned business that includes Nate and Chasity Brown along with their five kids. The company specializes in specialty baked goods including custom cakes, pies, cheesecakes, Charleston Chewies, and ice cream made in house.

Bintu's Atelier

Experience the vibrant flavors of Africa in the downtown East side of Charleston, South Carolina.

Twinz & M Homemade Treats, LLC

At Twinz & M Homemade Treats, LLC; we will meet your sweet needs. We are a small family owned home bakery that specializes in a variety of different treats from cupcakes, freshly baked ooey gooey cookies to cakes; with the favorite being the Real Red Velvet Cake.

Graft

Graft is a wine shop and wine bar in uptown Charleston, South Carolina. Created by two long-time friends, it is a celebration of good wine, community, great times and the best music.

Not Your Average Wings

We offer chicken wings in over 34 plus flavors accompanied by sides including fried okra , fried picks , waffles , onion rings , crinkly fries and so on .

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