Here’s a List of Black-Owned Businesses and Organizations to Support in O.C.

Georgia's Restaurant; Photograph by Mariah Tauger

Originally posted on June 5, 2020.

Lasting and meaningful change starts within our own communities. You can make a positive impact by patronizing these local Black-owned businesses and donating to organizations that are helping improve the lives of Black residents in O.C.


Aosa Coffee
Huntington Beach, 714-840-5700

Beale’s Texas BBQ
Huntington Beach, 562-588-3070

Cloud 9 Bakers
San Juan Capistrano, 949-388-8311

Fork in the Road Catering
Costa Mesa, 562-252-6923

The Fuel Shack
San Clemente, 949-388-4015

Georgia’s Restaurant
Anaheim, 714-906-1900

Hambone’s BBQ Bar & Grill
Huntington Beach, 714-968-1261

Iron Catering Crew
Costa Mesa, 888-641-8187

Made by Yub
Costa Mesa, 562-354-1331

McClain Cellars
Laguna Beach, 805-426-4441

Munchies Diner
Santa Ana

Morika’s Southern Delights
Laguna Hills

Naughty Panda
Santa Ana

The Nest
Garden Grove

Protein Lab
Buena Park, 714-503-0775

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles
Anaheim, 714-823-4130

Tico Rico
San Clemente

Tribute Coffee House
Garden Grove, 714-852-3005

Here is a Google spreadsheet of other local Black-owned restaurants organized by O.C. food influencers @lovetram and @nonstopeats.


Amour Propre
Mission Viejo, 562-335-5947

Carla Rae Photography

C Dobbs
Newport Beach, 949-427-2321

CCC Acting Studio
Garden Grove, 714-710-1053

Cherry Hills Market
Huntington Beach, 800-504-6979


Flawless Wedding Events

Grocery Outlet
Irvine, 949-732-3876

Just Succ It
San Juan Capistrano

K.O. Dog Training
San Juan Capistrano, 949-391-0206

Laguna Candles
Laguna Beach, 949-680-8444

Leadership in Heels by Scharell Jackson
Lake Forest

Lucky Black Skin Solutions

Makena Electric
Huntington Beach, 714-960-6756

Naturalistic Brows

Noisia Display
Irvine, 858-927-4128

The Nurse Milk

Right Choice Fitness
Virtual/home fitness services
Irvine, 949-413-7405 cell, 949-786-2155 office

Rock City Climbing
Anaheim Hills, 714-777-4884

Sandra Johnson Designs
Anaheim Hills

Shen Does Hair
Orange, 714-206-4130

Sporty Cuts
Irvine, 949-387-2444

Studio C Florals
Newport Beach, 949-400-1951

Sweet Spot Waxing
Mission Viejo, 949-295-0613

The Wax & Sugar Skin Boutique
San Clemente, 949-391-2279


Arts & Learning Conservatory
Costa Mesa, 714-728-7100

Orange County Bail Fund

100 Black Men of Orange County

Black Chamber of Orange County

Orange County African American Community Center Inc.

Young Black Professionals of Orange County

Orange County Heritage Council, which organizes the annual OC Black History Parade & Unity Festival

OC Realtist

Further Reading and Resources:

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Meet L. Song Richardson, New Dean of UCI’s School of Law
A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School and a faculty member at the UC Irvine School of Law since 2014, she is one of the nation’s leading experts on the complex and politically charged issue of racial bias and the criminal justice system.

The Rap Bias
With the national debate on race relations as a backdrop, we talk with UC Irvine professor Charis Kubrin about her research on rap music and the judicial system. Is there really justice for all?

‘Yonder they do not love your flesh’: Mourning, Anti-Blackness, and Claiming All of Us
A webinar hosted by UCI Humanities meant to “reflect on the persistence of anti-black violence and harm during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Have a local Black-owned business or organization you think we should add to this list? Leave a comment below.

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