Black-owned businesses in the Fayetteville area to support in Black History Month and beyond

Taylor Shook
Fayetteville Observer

It's Black History Month, and buying from Black-owned businesses is one of the many ways to show your support this month and all year long.

Fayetteville has been known as a hub for Black-owned businesses, and in the recent past has been said to have a higher number of Black-owned businesses per capita than any other U.S. city.

There are too many Fayetteville-area Black-owned businesses to name, and this list of nearly 100 barely scratches the surface.

If you own a business that we missed, let us know by emailing reporter Taylor Shook at

Here's a look at some of the Black-owned businesses in Fayetteville, Hope Mills and Spring Lake.

Restaurants, bars and food 

A&M Island Cafe

Food type: Jamaican 

Address: 5197 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-222-8824   


Addictive Kravings

Food type: Bakery (mobile) 

Contact: 910-916-2400 

Website: or 

Arctic Sno Snoballs

Food type: Dessert/hotdogs   

Address: 451 N. Bragg Blvd, Spring Lake   

Contact: 910-491-1031 


Fre' Ballard, left, and Barnisha Ragin-Graham put together orders for customers at Barbara Ann's Southern Fried Chicken restaurant at 3740 S. Main St., Hope Mills.

Barbara Ann’s Southern Fried Chicken  

Food type: American Southern 

Address: 3740 S. Main St., Hope Mills  

Contact: 910-491-5859 

Danielle Sheikh, 41, owns and operates Bella Melange Mobile Bartending Service, which serves up luxury cocktails around Fayetteville and beyond.

Bella Melange Mobile Bartending Service 

Food type: Mobile bartending  

Contact: 910-778-6365 

More:Black Tastemakers: Fayetteville bartender serves chic drinks wherever the party takes her

Basil, artichoke and egg sandwich at Blue Moon Cafe, 310 Hay St.

Blue Moon Cafe  

Food type: American 

Address: 310 Hay St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-860-4700  


Bowls on a Roll  

Food type: Healthy (vegetarian, keto, low-carb)  

Address: 306 Owen Drive, Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-491-6755  


Bruce’s Sports Block and Lounge  

Food type: Sports bar 

Address: 126 Person St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-263-6889  


Caribbean Grill  

Food type: Caribbean   

Address: 934 Brighton Road, Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-423-0249  



Food type: Healthy    

Address: 130 Bow St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-364-9593  


Josh Carroll grills hamburgers at Crown Fried Chicken in 2016 on Murchison Road in Fayetteville.

Crown Fried Chicken  

Food type: American  

Address: 2013 Murchison Road and 3404 Ramsey St., both in Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-488-3034 and 910-779-2261  

Website: and 

Dimitri Parker, left, and Terrance Jones of Cru Lounge at 114 Gillespie St.

Cru Lounge Fayetteville 

Food type: Elevated bar food 

Address: 114 Gillespie St. 

Contact: 910-916-6556 

Website:Search “Cru Fayetteville” on Facebook 

Black Tastemakers:FSU alum and Fayetteville native to open late-night restaurant downtown

Antonia "Dab" Adams, owner of Dab's Soul Food Cafe in Spring Lake.

Dab's Soul Food  

Food type: Soul food  

Address: 412 N. Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-436-0110  


Fayetteville Hidden Gems:Dab's in Spring Lake, where music fills your ears and food fills your soul

Dhan Truitt and her husband, PJ, stand in front of their restaurant Dhan’s Kitchen on Oakridge Avenue in Fayetteville on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

Dhan's Kitchen on the Go  

Food type: Caribbean   

Address: 115 Oakridge Ave., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-491-0458  


Strictly Business:Dahns Kitchen serves authentic Trinidadian, Caribbean cuisine

Jelisa Montalvo, 35, owns and operates Dorothy's Catering 2, a Fayetteville-founded business of 40 years.

Dorothy’s Catering 2 

Food type: American southern (catering)  

Contact: 910-302-1871 

A small cup of strawberry frulato from Feena's, 1047 Murchison Road, Fayetteville.


Food type: Ice cream, fruit gelato   

Address: 1047 Murchison Road, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-818-4668  

Website: or search “Feena’s” on Facebook  

Flavors Restaurant and Bar  

Food type: Soul food   

Address: 500 N. Reilly Road #128, Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-568-5719  


Carl Pringle, of Flip Flop Barbecue, cuts up some ribs at the 2nd annual Black BBQ Cook Off on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, at Murchison Marketplace.

Flip Flop Barbecue 

Food type: Barbecue sauce 

Contact: 910-584-0203 

Erica Baldwin, owner of Food 4 the Soul restaurant at 6829 Fillyaw Road.

Food 4 the Soul  

Food type: Soul food 

Address: 6829 Fillyaw Road, Suite 102, Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-302-0116  


Related:Four women put their hearts and 'soul' into the Fayetteville-area food scene

The Friends Table  

Food type: Southern 

Address: 252 Westwood Shopping Center, Fayetteville  

Contact: 940-339-7257 

Glam Shop Sweets & Customs 

Food type: Dessert 

Address: 803 Stamper Road, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-308-8425 

Chef Trell Liles, of Heart and Soul Soulfood Cafe.

Heart and Soul Soul Food and Lounge 

Food type: Soul food 

Address: 4808 Ramsey St., Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-920-2022 

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Marilyn and Michael Henley, owners of Henley's Vintage Kitchen on Murchison Road in Fayetteville, pose for a photo outside their new restaurant.

Henley's Vintage Kitchen 

Food type: Soul food 

Address: 1911 Murchison Road, Suite A, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-745-9816 


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Island Tease Cuisine  

Food type: Caribbean  

Address: 2945 Hope Mills Road, Suite 100, Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-339-8000  


Jamaican Kitchen  

Food Type: Caribbean   

Address: 2401 Murchison Road, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-480-3099

Shekita “Kita” Taylor-Evans and her husband Darelle “Dee” Evans opened Kitadee’s Soul Food Lounge at 1161 N. Bragg Blvd. in Spring Lake in October.

Kitadee’s Soul Food Lounge  

Food type: Soul food  

Address: 1161 N. Bragg Blvd., Spring Lake 

Contact: 910-339-4706  


Mama D’s Chicken & Waffles 

Food type: American 

Address: 3915 Ramsey St., Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-339-5622 

Chef Sheldon China smokes pork ribs outside his restaurant, Melvin's at Riverside at 1130 Person St.

Melvin’s at Riverside  

Food type: American Southern  

Address: 1130 Person St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-339-3059 

Black Tastemakers:Cumberland County native's riverside restaurant makes a splash

Anita Tucker, owner of Nita's Kitchen, takes a bite out of a wing from her restaurant.

Nita's Kitchen  

Food type: Soul food, American   

Address: 8200 Cliffdale Road, Suite 102, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-867-9550   

Website: Search “Nita’s Kitchen” on Facebook 

Fayetteville Hidden Gems:Nita's Kitchen serving up 'old fashioned mama recipes'

Popcorn Is Us 

Food type: Gourmet popcorn 

Address: 3300 Rosehill Road, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-705-6716 

Pretty Stickie

Food type: Dessert

Contact: (910) 758-1864


Tonya McNeil and Robb Barber, owners of The Salad Box & Some at 132 Person St.

The Salad Box & Some 

Food type: Brunch, health food 

Address: 132 Person St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-339-5701 

Previously:Downtown Fayetteville gets a new brunch restaurant with Instagram-worthy decor

Mac Patty Oxtail sandwich from SimLo's Island Cafe at 3057 Boone Trail Ext.

Simlo’s Island Cafe  

Food type: Jamaican 

Address: 3057 Boone Trail Extension, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-965-7783 

Website:Search “Simlo’s Island Cafe” on Facebook 

Inside The Sip Room, 106 Hay St.

The Sip Room  

Food type: Wine bar 

Address: 106 Hay St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-920-3442 


Toni Bryant-Chance, right, and her daughter Tamiko Dixon at Suga Mama's Confections. Bryant-Chance won the $10,000 prize on the Netflix baking show "Nailed It".

Suga Mama’s Confections 

Food type: Desserts 

Address: 6900 Cliffdale Road, Suite 105, Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-491-7577 


Related:From 'Nailed It!' winner to candy shop owner, Fayetteville woman one step closer to a dream

Sweet Factory 

Food type: Dessert 

Address: 2733 Freedom Parkway Drive, Suite 6, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-339-3214 

Melissa Moore and Melinda Borom sell their cupcakes in a vending machine at the Cross Creek Mall.

Sweet Favorite Cupcakes 

Food type: Dessert 

Address: 419 Cross Creek Mall, Food Court, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-776-9122 

More:Sisters open Fayetteville's first cupcake vending machine

A Taste of Trelawny Jamaican Restaurant  

Food type: Jamaican   

Address: 2918 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-779-1100   


Taste of West Africa: Awo’s Cuisine 

Food type: West African 

Address: 116 Person St., Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-779-2375 

Thee Treats

Food type: Dessert 

Contact: (910) 853-1338

Uptown's Chicken & Waffles  

Food type: Soul food    

Address: 1707 Owen Drive, Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-676-8039  


Yoniara and Robert Montoya are opening up The Vegan Spot restaurant at 3421 Murchison Road.

The Vegan Spot  

Food type: Vegan 

Address: 3421 Murchison Road, Suite A, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-500-3027   

Website: and 

Black Tastemakers:Fayetteville couple to bring vegan restaurant to Murchison Road

Food trucks 

A+ Comfort Foods 

Food type: American 

Contact: 910-476-1909 

Bado’s Louisiana Kitchen 

Food type: Cajun  

Contact: 910-580-8462 


Charles Baldwin, B&B BBQ & Catering, cuts up some ribs at the 2nd annual Black BBQ Cook Off on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, at Murchison Marketplace.

Big Chiefs

Food type: Barbecue

Contact: 910-224-7248


B&B Mobile Barbeque and Catering 

Food type: Barbecue 



Big Chiefs 

Food type: Barbecue 

Contact: 910-224-7248 

Blasian Asian Grill  

Food type: Korean and American fusion 

Contact: 910-778-3669 

Website: Search “Blasian Asian Grill” on Facebook 

Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ 

Food type: Barbecue 

Contact: 910-849-2709 


G-ma's Fried Ribs and Southern Cooking  

Food Type: Southern (food truck)   

Contact: 910-229-7315  

Website: Search “G-ma's Fried Ribs and Southern Cooking” on Facebook 

Stacie Huderson-Simfukwe, owner of Household 6 Catering food truck.

Household 6 Catering  

Food type: Brunch 


Kwon's Kitchen Korean Fusion Cuisine

Food type: Korean fusion

Contact: 910-339-1913

Mac’s Grill Aroma 

Food type: Barbecue 

Contact: 205-296-7688   


Related:Meet the pitmasters competing at Fayetteville's Black BBQ Cook Off this weekend

Bruce Yeomans, owner of Noth’n Fancy food truck.

Noth’n Fancy 

Food type: Barbecue 


Website: Search “Noth’n Fancy” on Facebook 

ArRee Bateman, of Red, White & Blue BBQ, dishes up plates for customers at the 2nd annual Black BBQ Cook Off on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, at Murchison Marketplace.

Red, White & Blue BBQ 

Food type: Barbecue 

Contact: 910-635-3334 

Website: Search “Red White and Blue BBQ” on Facebook 

Savory Southern Cuisine 

Food type: Soul 

Contact: 910-813-9118 

Website: Search “Savory Southern Cuisine” on Facebook 

Vee's Seoul Kitchen

Food type: Korean fusion

Contact: 910-578-4474

Website: Search "Vee's Seoul Kitchen" on Facebook

Shops and retail 

Bath Snob is a bath, body and candles boutique located in Hope Mills.

Bath Snob  

Shop type: Bath products, candles and wax scents 

Address: 3505 N. Main St., Hope Mills   

Contact: 910-568-3238   


Recipe for success:Bath Snob blends quality products, customer care

Beauty Bar & Supply  

Shop type: Hair and beauty products 

Address: 7830 Good Middling Drive 

Contact: 910-223-9252 


Blush Bridal  

Shop type: Wedding and bridal-party gowns   

Address: 116 Broadfoot Ave., Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-420-0080 


Samantha Thompson is the owner of Fabulous Finds Boutique, which had to turn to online orders and social media to boost sales after changing stores before COVID-19 but the model has helped her business a lot during the pandemic.

Fabulous Finds Boutique  

Shop type: Women’s clothing   

Address: 310 Hay St., Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-483-0733   


Game Day Kutz & Apparel  

Shop type: Apparel  

Address: 114 Hay St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-426-3329  

WebsiteSearch “GameDay Kutz&Apparel” on Facebook  

Tianna Dean, owner of The Hummingbird Candle Co. located at 240 Hay St.

Hummingbird Candle Co.  

Shop type: Eco-friendly luxury candles   

Address: 240 Hay St., Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-223-6247   


The Livery Cigar Emporium  

Shop type: Cigars  

Address: 147 Maxwell St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-758-8599 

Shaylin and Kirk Bell, owners of Scented Wicks Candle Bar at 3109 N. Main St. Suite 102 in Hope Mills.

Scented Wicks Candle Bar

Shop type: Candle-making bar  

Address: 3109 N. Main St., Suite 102, Hope Mills  

Contact: 910-339-1137  

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Together As One Bridal Boutique  

Shop type: Bridal and special occasion   

Address: 7716 Raeford Road, Suite D, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-600-0637 

Eric Washington is the owner of The Washington Apparel Company, located at 100 Hay St. in Fayetteville.

The Washington Apparel Company  

Shop type: Bespoke men’s clothing   

Address: 100 Hay St., sixth floor, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-248-3999  


Related:Active-duty soldier opens custom clothing store in downtown Fayetteville


Abundant Living Consulting Corporation

Business type: Accounting

Address: 200 Dick St., Suite D, Fayetteville  

Contact: 833-357-2522 


Adams, Burge, Boughman Attorneys at Law  

Business type: Law firm  

Address: 201 Hay St., Suite 103, Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-223-1400  


American Barber Shop 

Business type: Salon  

Address: 118 Hay St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-401-7593 


Attorney Lila E. Washington  

Business type: Law firm  

Address: 117 Person St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-433-2171  

Bold Real Estate  

Business type: Fitness  

Address: 120 Gillespie St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-483-9656 

Ayana Washington, founder of Book Black Women.

Book Black Women 

Business type: Arts and entertainment 


Burn Boot Camp 

Business type: Gym 

Address: 864 Prestige Blvd., Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-853-4040 

The Cave Spa & Halo Therapy 

Business type: Spa  

Address: 311 Hay St., Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-500-3088 


Dancing Without Sin Fitness 

Business type: Dance fitness 

Address: 208 Campbell Ave., Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-703-7075 

The Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery  

Business type: Art gallery  

Address: 113 Gillespie St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-483-1388  

Fonteneaux Boxing Academy 

Business type: Boxing gym 

Address: 8122 Cliffdale Road, Suite B, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-745-9548 

George Law  

Business type: Law firm  

Address: 103 Fay St, Suite B., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-223-1307  

Gifted Hands Hair Salon  

Business type: Salon  

Address: 125 Donaldson St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-487-0910  

Gillespie Street Barber Shop  

Business type: Barbershop  

Address: 110 Gillespie St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-483-8057  

Innergy Educational Consulting 

Business type: Private tutoring  


JoeGrind Heating & A/C Services

Business type: Heating and air conditioning repair

Contact: 910-568-6735


Johnson Ceramic Tile 

Business type: Tile design and installation 

Address: 120 N. Main St., Spring Lake 

Contact: 910-221-8673 

Keji Services Inc.  

Business type: Consulting  

Address: 105 Person St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-676-8818  

Laundry Day 

Business type: Laundry services 

Address: 919 McArthur Road and 4820 Ramsey St., both in Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-568-5849 or 910-229-2551 

Lottie’s Lovely Locs  

Business type: Salon  

Address: 106 Hay St., Suites 303-305, Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-568-3106  

Marcus Doss Salon 

Business type: Hair salon 

Address: 2203 Southern Ave., Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-670-9662 

The Metropolitan Room  

Business type: Wedding venue  

Address: 109 Green St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-689-7007  

Miracles Barber Shop  

Business type: Barbershop  

Address: 123 Donaldson St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-485-4432  

Angela Tatum Malloy, Momma's Village founder, Black maternal health professional.

Momma’s Village  

Business type: Doula care  

Address: 131 Hay St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-227-9071  

Natural Genius Hair Salon  

Business type: Salon  

Address: 315 Hay St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-635-2648 

Sylvia Glanton, owner of Personameant Solutions in Fayetteville.

Personameant Solutions 

Business type: Credit repair, marketing services 

Address: 100 Hay St., Suite 705, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-387-1334 

Prima Elements Holistic Wellness Center  

Business type: Wellness  

Address: 124 Anderson St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-483-8406  

Quack Quack Phone Repair  

Business type: Phone repair  

Address: 218 Hay St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-406-2288  

Ro's Corner Barber Shop  

Business type: Barbershop  

Address: 138 Person St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-484-1300  

The Rogers Law Firm  

Business type: Law firm  

Address: 111 Person St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-433-0833 

Mo McPhaul stands in The Stadium Event Center, which recently opened in the former, AIT building.

The Stadium Event Center 

Business type: Event venue 

Address: 421 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-500-3030 


Therapeutic Solutions and Wellness  

Business type: Yoga and counseling  

Address: 105 Person St., Suite B, Fayetteville  

Contact: 910-916-6657  

Tress Connoisseurs Hair Extension Company  

Business type: Salon  

Address: 833 Elm St., Fayetteville  

Contact: 720-608-3880  


Business type: Radio broadcasting 

Address: 2520 Murchison Road, Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-483-6111 


Zoe Whitehead and her mother Dr. Shenae Whitehead run Zoe Noelle’s Princess Spa at 321 Hay Street.

Zoe Noelle’s Princess Spa 

Business type: Spa for kids 

Address: 321 Hay St., Fayetteville 

Contact: 910-500-3154 

Reporter Taylor Shook can be reached at