Black Diversity

Support Black-Owned Businesses

Now, more than ever, it's important to support our local businesses, especially in the Black community.

Every February, Pasadena celebrates Black History Month and the achievements and contributions of Black Americans. But these Black-owned restaurants in Pasadena are our family and they need our support all year round. So we encourage you to visit, eat, chat, and get to know these businesses and their owners now and into the future. Below is a list of restaurants and shops you can visit during your next stay in Pasadena.

Clothing Store

April Blooms


Shopping at April Blooms' clothing boutique will not only make you look good, but it will also make you feel good. April Blooms strives to empower women to...

Spa & Wellness

Brick City Boxing

BCB Ring 2

Brick City Boxing is brought to you by heavyweight champion, Joe Hanks. The black-owned business provides an atmosphere where the everyday person can train...


Clifton's Gourmet Barbecue offers authentic Southern comfort-style meats that fall off the bone and is drenched in finger-licking, homemade BBQ sauce. Their...


Coffee and Plants


100% aesthetic and 100% plant-based, Coffee and Plants cafe is located in Old Pasadena's One Colorado. Enjoy dairy-free lattes, coffee, teas, and more while...


Deluxe 1717

Deluxe 1717

"From long time Pasadena chef and caterer Onil Chibás, Deluxe 1717 is a warm and welcoming eatery offering New American cuisine interwoven with ingredients...


Since 2019, Chef Michael Gray has been dishing out some of the most unique and innovative takes on classics from burgers to good 'ol Southern delights. Try the...


At the Gourmet Cobbler Factory, you can expect quality delicious homemade cobblers and pies mixed with only the best and freshest ingredients paired with ice...


Home Brewed Bar


Cold Brew Coffee Shop. Home Brewed Bar specializes in artisan cold brew coffee and tea, and non-dairy milk, boba from all over the world and each cup is...


The Naughty Panda is a collaboration between My Vegan Panda and Naughty Boy Sushi. Panda and Naughty Boy both started out as a pop-up. Panda served burgers and...


Octavia's Bookshelf is an independent bookstore by Nikki High that opened in Pasadena in February 2023, in honor of Pasadena native, sci-fi author, and...


Pasadena Fish Market is a no-frills, counter-serve stop with limited seating featuring fried fish and traditional Jamaican fare. The market also sells raw fish...


Perry's Joint


Perry's Joint is the best place to get massive deli-style sandwiches loaded with fresh veggies and well-seasoned dressings, specialty desserts, smoothies, and...


View the full list of Black-owned businesses in Pasadena and surrounding Altadena areas from the City of Pasadena Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Hood Liberation.

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