by We Are Memphis on 02/15/24

For Black History Month, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite Black-owned businesses around town that you can support all year round. Memphis is known for its delicious food and unique goods. And when you check out these spots this month, you can support a local business while buying just what you need for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day.

City Tasting Box

No matter where you are in the world, City Tasting Box lets you bring a bit of Memphis with you anywhere. Cristina McCarter and Lisa Brown started this business not only to showcase local businesses but also to make Memphis treats and eats even more accessible. Their collection of curated boxes offers a mix of sweets, sauces, and so much more to anyone wanting a taste of the 901. These boxes make great holiday gifts or a way to send your loved ones home with some one-of-a-kind treats while supporting small businesses around Bluff City. 

Lucyja Hygge

This shop on Madison has a selection of oils, incense, and other self-care items for a truly “hygge” life. Stop by here for some relaxing ways to beat those winter blues for the month!

Trap Fusion

With two locations in Memphis, Trap Fusion is bringing the world of local and international flavors. Guy Fieri even paid them a visit, so be sure to stop by for some Southern food with a 901 twist.

Trap Fusion Owner-Chef Jason Gardner works in the kitchen on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Trap Fusion was recently featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” show on the Food Network. (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

Cheryl Pesce

Indulge in fine luxury goods while supporting a local business when you stop at Cheryl Pesce. This shop has everything from jewelry to hand-crafted home goods to elevate every facet of your life.

Feast & Graze

Charcuterie boards are all the rage, and Feast & Graze takes all the work for you so you can sit back and enjoy some tasty bites. These grazing boxes, platters, and trays are perfect for parties or even a romantic Valentine’s Day meal.

Cristina McCarter, founder/CEO, Feast & Graze