SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES
MAISON CHÂTEAU ROUGE
The official store of the famed Parisian lifestyle brand, Maison Château Rouge, is located in the heart of the Château Rouge neighbourhood in Paris. The location was a deliberate choice by the brand in order to introduce store customers to the culture of the surrounding area.
40 bis, rue Myrha, 75018 Paris //
UNCLE JOHN'S BAKERY
This London-based Ghanaian bakery has been going strong for over 20 years. Originally set up by Uncle John himself (John Mensah) and his wife Emelia, to bring Londoners a taste of the family's traditional sweet bread recipe, the bakery now serves up a whole host of delicious baked goods.
76 West Green Road, London N15 5NS //
London's first boutique dedicated solely to cacti and other succulent plants is the creation of photographer, Gynelle Leon. In addition to offering a selection of unusual and exotic plants, Prick have also designed their own their own small contemporary terracotta pots (dubbed 'prick pots') created perfectly to fit their plants.
492 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE //
FAT TIGER WORKSHOP
Fat Tiger Workshop is often described as a hip retail store, but it's much more complex than a simple retail space. - From creating their own unique contemporary streetwear designs, to hosting a variety of workshops, FTW prides itself on being a vehicle for others to express their own ideas and visions.
836 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642 //
Founded by sisters Theresa and Corinna Williams, Celsious is an eco-friendly laundromat in Brooklyn, New York. The sisters' backgrounds in design, coupled with their obsession with all things clean, inspired them to open up the chicest and most energy efficient laundromat in New York.
115 North 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 //
NEW YORK CITY
This small restaurant close to the Canal St Martin serves up great soul food, including its famous seasoned chicken.
23 Rue Beaurepaire, 75010 Paris //
PULL UP BAR CAFÉ
Billed as 'Manchester's authentic Caribbean restaurant', this chilled place is famed for their six-stage Jerk Chicken - and be sure to check out their 'Reggae Roast', an Anglo-Carribean take on a Sunday Roast dinner (available only on Sundays).
14-16 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JN //
Bringing a taste of the Caribbean to Copenhagen, Dexter's specialises in cocktails crafted from some of the finest Caribbean rums. Our F1FTY community praise the owner, Dexter himself, for his fantastic hosting + craftsmanship. A cosy bar with an international crowd and decent drinks.
Åboulevard 9ab, Copenhagen //
Recommended by: Carriene Rendbo
FLAVOUR LIKE FANCY
Independent gift shop based in Leeds, stocked with a wide array of colour-popping items, carefully curated by owner, Tasha Grant. London-born Tasha set up the store in July 2019 with the mission of supporting creative independent makers in the North.
8 Stainbeck Avenue, Meanwood, Leeds LS7 2PA //
Recommended by: Bobbi Rae
WATER & BROOD
Opened in June 2017, Water en Brood promises 'Good food. No Bullshit. With a touch of brotherly love.' - A favourite brunch spot for many Amsterdammers, this place is known for the best chicken + waffles in the city.
Nieuwe Kerkstraat 84, 1018 EC Amsterdam //
THE LIT BAR
THE LIT. BAR was set up by Bronx-native Noëlle Santos, after she recognised an opportunity to create a sustainable, more accessible bookshop serving the needs of the local community. This independent book store / wine bar / community centre offers an eclectic vibe - the ideal place to chill.
131 Alexander Avenue, Bronx, New York City //
NEW YORK CITY
Launched in 2011, Badehaus is a concert & party club located in the popular RAW area in the hip district Friedrichshain in Berlin. The venue is known for the diversity of both its clientele and its programming, from Japanese psychedelic blues to Kazakh hip hop.
Revaler Straße 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain //
MIKEY LIKES IT
Mikey Likes It Ice Cream is a pop-culture-inspired ice cream shop created by founder + owner, Michael "Mikey" Cole. With locations in Harlem and the Lower East Side, Mikey's creations include flavours like Pink Floyd, Foxy Brown, and Southern Hospitality. But more than that, it's all about building lasting relationships with local business + customers
LES: 199 Avenue A, New York 10009 //
NEW YORK CITY
The flagship store of Amsterdam-based fashion and lifestyle brand, Daily Paper. Set up by three childhood friends, Hussein, Jefferson and Abderrahmane, the brand has quickly developed into one of the hottest in Europe, blending the rich heritage of African culture with contemporary designs.
Bilderdijkstraat 131, 1053 KN Amsterdam //
Deadstock is a sneaker-themed coffee shop in Portland. They don't sell shoes in store, but expect a rotating selection of displays of rare sneakers and artwork from across the globe, as well as books + magazines while you chill. But these guys don't let theme steal the show - they are serious about their coffee craft.
408 Northwest Couch Street, Portland 97209 //
A blend of artful mixology, African-Caribbean soul food, music. spoken word and poetry, Bar Labyrinth brings a unique flavour to the green heart of Amsterdam, close to the Vondelpark. This place is the vision of owner, Cameroon-born poet-turned-alchemist, Sam Kingue Ebelle.
Amstelveenseweg 53, 1075 VT Amsterdam //
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