Juneteenth Freedom Day

Happy Juneteenth: Supporting Minnesota Black-Owned Business 

We believe Juneteenth is a time for us to honor the end of slavery in the United States and celebrate the freedom established. We also want to acknowledge the inequalities and systematic barriers that communities of color still face in our country. It is a time to reflect on our nation's past and educate ourselves for its future. 

For Juneteenth, our team decided to share our favorite Black-owned businesses from around the state. By showing your support, you strengthen local economies, help close the racial wealth gap, and celebrate the contributions of local Black businesses. 

Conservation Minnesota Team’s Top Picks 

  • Black Garnet Books
    With a large selection of carefully curated books, you will find a diverse set of authors supporting underrepresented voices.
  • Cheesecake Funk
    Prepared from scratch, these delicious cheesecakes are available for order pickup and can be found in Crave restaurants, Paisley Park, Tequila Butcher, and other Twin Cities locations.
  • Doc Witherspoon’s Soul Food Shake
    Homemade southern dishes located in downtown Duluth.
  • Du Nord Social Spirits
    A local distillery in the heart of Minneapolis focused on making a difference in their community.
  • Flour & Flower
    Located in St. Joseph this bakery specializes in artisan bread and thoughtful picked fresh flowers.
  • Handsome Hog
    This spot features traditional southern dishes and a large selection of bourbon, all in a charming restaurant setting.
  • La Boulangerie Marguerite
    For over 100 years, this St. Paul neighborhood bakery has served delicious baked goods for the surrounding community.
  • Nashville Coop
    Authentic Nashville-style hot chicken, located in St. Paul and Rochester.
  • Pimento Jamaican Kitchen
    Serving authentic Jamaican food, this award winning spot is a favorite on Minneapolis’s Eat Street.
  • Roseline’s Candles
    Made in recyclable glass jars, Roseline’s Candles make for great gifts that are also good for the environment.
  • Ted Cook's 19th Hole BBQ
    If you're looking for some classic BBQ, you need to check out this Minneapolis favorite with large portions and house-made sauces.
  • The Dripping Root
    Minnesota’s first and only black-owned cold-pressed juice bar.
  • The Get Down Coffee Company
    Bringing specialty coffee to North Minneapolis; this shop serves signature drinks like their Sweet Potato C.R.E.A.M. Latte.
  • Ties Lounge and Rooftop
    Located in downtown Minneapolis, this swanky new space is a great place to meet friends for drinks.
  • Trio Plant-Based
    This vegan spot takes a soulful approach to plant-based dishes.
  • Wendy’s House of Soul
    Find your comfort food fix at this casual dining spot in North Minneapolis.

Find more local Black-owned businesses near you.