February marks the beginning of Black History Month, and what better way to celebrate than by supporting Black-owned businesses in Orlando? The Nickley Group, a leading real estate team in Orlando’s Mills 50 District, is excited to share a comprehensive guide highlighting a variety of Black-owned businesses thriving in the Central Florida area. Whether you’re in the mood for delicious cuisine, artistic creations, or seeking wellness services, this list has something for everyone.
Culinary Delights in Orlando
- Chicken Fire: A staple among Black-owned businesses in Orlando, Chicken Fire is renowned for its Nashville-style Soulful Hot Chicken. Check them out at 2425 E Colonial Dr.
- Brick & Spoon Orlando: This upscale brunch spot offers an extraordinary dining experience, complete with a Bloody Mary bar. Find them at at 933 S Orlando Ave, Maitland,.
- Sister Honey’s: This award-winning bakery at 247 E Michigan St is a highlight among Black-owned businesses. It offers freshly made, artisan baked goods daily.
- Nikki’s Place Southern Cuisine: At 742 Carter St, this soul food haven is a testament to the rich culinary heritage found in Black-owned businesses.
Pop-Ups and Catering Services
- Smoke Made Meats – BBQ lovers, rejoice! This catering service offers some of the best barbecue in town.
- Pretty Peacock Paperie – Explore Natalie’s collection of funny, modern greeting cards and art prints online. Her work is also available at College Park’s Good Crowd and other major retailers.
- Peace Petals Art – Discover Krystal’s unique pressed flower art, a testament to the diverse talent in Orlando’s Black-owned business community, available online or at The Owl’s Attic in Audubon Park.
- Miscellaneous Market – Run by sisters Landrea and Dede, this shop on Ivanhoe Row offers everything from home decor to natural skincare.
- Lou Jewels – Shannon’s minimalist jewelry, inspired by geometry and nature, is a must-see. Discover her creations and the story of her cat, Lou, the inspiration behind her designs.
Bath, Body, and Wellness
- Naked Bar Soap Co. – Natasha and Jennifer offer handcrafted bath and body products with all-natural ingredients. Find their products in College Park or online.
- Vitality Wellness Spa – Founded by Hillary Harris, LPN, this spa focuses on self-care with a range of services like massage, facials, and more.
- Bloom in Glory – Kimberly Cook brings upscale floral designs, from bouquets to monthly subscriptions, perfect for any flower lover.
Fitness and Health
- House of Sweat Orlando – With Coach Damien Priester at the helm, voted #1 best trainer in Orlando, this gym offers personalized training sessions for various fitness goals.
As we celebrate Black History Month, let’s embrace the diversity and richness of our community by supporting these local entrepreneurs. For more information on real estate and community insights, visit The Nickley Group or find our newspaper inside some of your favorite local businesses!