A sandwich shop with traditional classics yet historical meanings, MLK Deli is an innate part of the city’s culture and history. MLK Deli specializes in premium sandwiches that are made fresh. MLK Deli serves hundreds of customers who are eager to try an extensive selection of close to 30 meal choices named after D.C. heroes and important landmarks. All of the food options in the deli are created by a wonderful team of D.C.’s native culinary specialists. The shop is located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.
3113 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032
A streetwear boutique that sells both espressos and sneakers. In an unforgettable fashion shopping experience, the ability to check out new sneakers and grab a latte in the same place will keep shoppers coming back for more. Somewhere offers a cafe in front of the store, where they serve pastries and drinks, including espresso and matcha. Heading to the back of the store, you will find clothing some of your favorite clothing brands from vans and new balances to Rick Owens and Comme des garcons. In addition, a new location has opened in Union Market; this store, in particular, includes women’s and kid sizes.
1239 First St SE, Washington, DC 20003
The Museum isn’t your typical art gallery. Instead, the Museum is a premium boutique that caters to people who use fashion and art as sources of inspiration. The store’s inspiration forms from art, fashion, and hip-hop. The boutique is designed as an art gallery that showcases the views of popular culture through grace and design. If you check out this wonderful boutique, you will find things such as a station for people to create posts on social media, figurines, sneakers, and clothing and accessories from well-known designer labels.
2014 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018
Sodapop shop is a family-owned business that you won’t be disappointed if you swing by for dessert after your dinner! Sodapop Shop serves tasty nostalgic treats such as ice cream, root beer floats, popsicles, and more. With many ice cream flavors to choose from, there are also numerous toppings you can mix to create your favorite dessert. Southwest Soda Pop Shop even includes an array of foods like their famous crab grilled cheese sandwiches. They even serve breakfast sandwiches too. So enjoy a yummy snack on a warm summer by the wharf!
1142 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
With spices inspired by travels worldwide, olive oils and balsamic are imported from Tunisia and Rome. No wonder why people are raving about the Spice Suite. Each spice is individually sourced from other countries. There are over 100 spice blends made from these ingredients around the world. Orders naturally sell out in five minutes or less, and you’ll never be able to get the same spice mix twice.
6902 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012
Sandlot Southeast is a great outdoor food and drinks venue highlighting Black-owned businesses in the District. The Sandlot team continues to bring positive vibes to some of D.C.’s hidden gem locations.
This outdoor container bar & event space offers cold-pressed cocktails & grab-and-go meals w/ a side of sports, music, cultural arts & entertainment. Coming soon, a new additional Sandlot location will be open to the public in Anocatia.
71 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
Lee’s Flower Shop is the oldest Black-owned flower shop in D.C. It has been a family-run business since 1945. Currently owned and operated by the founder’s granddaughters, Lee’s Flower Shop has been supplying and delivering unique floral arrangements for any special occasion. With beautiful floral arrangements and phenomenal plants, you should visit Lee’s Flower shop to shop the bouquets, gift baskets, and other products online.
1026 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
MahoganyBooks has been focusing on the Black experience and culture since 2007, amassing one of the most impressive inventories. MahoganyBooks is a place where black books matter. The store aspires to connect local communities through reading, writing, and thoughtful cultural awareness. This bookshop is extremely diverse and serves a greater purpose for D.C. MahoganyBooks’ has a website filled with wonderful suggestions and reading lists.
1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC 20020
Gift Shop is a Black-owned retail space featuring products from Black creators throughout the DMV located in Union Market. The Gift Shop is a physical space specifically to help people find, learn, discover and shop incredible brands from Black entrepreneurs in the DMV. Gift Shop aims to inspire people to shop Black-owned every month through its ever-expanding selection of local Black brands. One staple point of their mission is to provide opportunities for Black-owned businesses in DC.
1258 Fourth Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Black Pepper Paperie Co. is a DC-based mix-media art + design studio and lifestyle brand. This brand also focuses on creating globally-inspired, one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces, including wearable ceramic art, home decor, paper goods, and apparel. These modern ancestral pieces are rooted in memory and cultural influences from the African diaspora. Black Pepper Paperie Co. focuses on uniquely crafted and globally inspired handmade pieces.
style brand. This brand also focuses on creating globally-inspired, one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces, including wearable ceramic art, home decor, paper goods, and apparel. These modern ancestral pieces are rooted in memory and cultural influences from the African diaspora. Black Pepper Paperie Co. focuses on uniquely crafted and globally inspired handmade pieces.