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Buying Black has never been easier thanks to these Black women-owned marketplaces in Atlanta.
Here are three shopping experiences in Atlanta that you can’t miss:
1. The Village Market
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 225, Atlanta, GA 30308
Before we officially wrap up our 2-month stay in Atlanta, we knew we *had* to stop by one of the city’s premier Black woman-owned shopping destinations, The Village Market!
Even though we don’t celebrate traditional holidays, they had exactly what we needed to grab some gifts for our incredible lodging hosts. They carry everything from dope hats, crewnecks, socks, and camo jackets to skin and hair care, kids toys and fashion, Black art and books, plus more.
The icing on the cake? Every vendor in the store is a 100% Black-owned company.
2. Mutana Market & Afrobeets Juice Bar
668 Metropolitan Pkwy, Suite 103, Atlanta, GA 30310
Atlanta’s West End is the plug, y’all.
Self described as a “wellness & imported goods shop,” Mutana Market & Afrobeets Juice Bar is one of at least two Black women-owned cultural markets in the area. They had just what we needed—plus more—to re-up on some nomad essentials.
As soon as we walked in, our curiosities were excited and impressed by the spaciousness of the store; make no mistake, Mutana is no “hole-in-the-wall” joint. The team is warm and welcoming, and the store is filled with a variety of great and necessary finds.
They had plenty in-stock of our favorite Black-owned True Laundry Detergent, as well as bulk healing herbs to help us stay healthy on the road. They also carry natural soaps, body butters, toothpastes, and deodorants; Kwanzaa kinaras and candles; African art and sculptures; spiritual supplies; mudcloth; fashion and jewelry; and other African imports, too.
We even grabbed some refreshing “Sweet + Soursop” and “Power to the Brotha” smoothies to-go from the Afrobeets Juice Bar nestled inside.
Add Mutana to your list of shop local/shop small Black-owned spots in Atlanta! (They’re located right next to Black-owned Rodney Scott’s BBQ.)
3. Wadada Healthy Market & Juice Bar
878 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
We know we aren’t the only ones who really dialed in on our health in 2020. Jess released 40 pounds, Steve dropped 30, and we both never intend to pick up that extra weight again.
While we’re traveling, places like Wadada Healthy Market & Juice Bar are like gold when it comes to keeping our health goals on track.
One hundred percent of their food and beverages are natural, vegan-friendly, and plant-based. Whether you want a made-to-order juice or smoothie, or one of our favorite finds, a hot ackee or callaloo patty, you’ll be glad you popped in this haven for health and wellness.
According to their e-commerce website, over 90% of their products also come from other local Black-owned vendors. Their shelves are filled with bulk herbs, tonics and tinctures, bulk nuts and grains, quality waters, health literature, and other Black-owned essentials for the home and body.
One of our favorite things about Wadada is their thorough commitment to helping other local Black businesses thrive. They host local vegan vendors at their in-store pop-up each weekend, and the options are always unique, delicious, and right-on-time. This model keeps the food offerings exciting, makes healthy food accessible to the surrounding community, and supports better circulation of the Black dollar.
Wins all around.
Whether you’re shopping for birthdays, holidays, or everyday life, The Village Market, Mutana, and Wadada are all top-tier options for conscious shoppers.
Visit these Black women-owned markets in Atlanta on your next visit to the city!
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