7 Black-owned food brands to support on Thanksgiving — and all year long

With Thanksgiving upon us, it serves — get it? — as the perfect opportunity to spotlight some dope Black food-preneurs.

  /  11.25.2020

All year, it has been at the top of our minds to support Black-owned everything. With Thanksgiving upon us, it serves — get it? — as the perfect opportunity to spotlight some dope Black food-preneurs who are putting on for the culture in the food game.

Like many other industries, the food and restaurant scene is known to be extremely homogenized — dominated by most white men. Thanks to these fearless chefs and entrepreneurs who weren’t afraid to bet on their dreams, the world of commercial food has broadened and provided us all with a blueprint.

Check out seven Black brands making waves in the food industry below.

1. Partake Foods

If you see this packaged food company on shelves at your local Target or Walgreens, invest in it for your next snack break. According to Partake Foods’ website, the brand’s famous recipes were developed after founder Denise Woodard struggled to find healthy snacks that agreed with her daughter’s food allergies. Woodard took matters into her own kitchen and just like that, her company was born. Partake’s cookie recipes exclude all of the common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, milk, soy, fish, and shellfish. JAY-Z is a big fan of the brand, we well. His Marcy Venture Partners led a $1 million investment into the company.

2. The Spice Suite

Five years ago, Howard University alum Angel Gregorio was working as an educator when she walked past a vacant retail space. According to an interview with ESSENCE, she says the idea to open a spice shop immediately popped in her head as if it had been dropped off by the universe. She wasted no time securing that retail space and the rest was history. Today, Gregorio travels all over the world to find unique flavorful spices that she then combines into hand-tossed seasoning blends. Her Washington D.C. brick and mortar location draws in lines around the block, and her monthly online spice boxes sell out within minutes. That should let you know how delicious this food boss’ creations are. Most recently, The Spice Suite teamed up with singer Kelis’ Bounty & Full sauce brand to release a collaborative spice box, which also sold out in minutes. They’ve promised more boxes are coming…so hold on to your coins.

3. Iya Foods

Iya Foods was founded by Toyin Kolawole, who wanted to pay homage to her Nigerian roots with her company. After moving to the United States, she says her palette was open to popular ethnic cuisines like Mexican and Japanese food. She was disappointed, however, to notice a lack of representation for African food. “By that time, I had two boys, who are now 14 and 11. I wanted them to have a positive experience with the Nigerian aspect of their heritage because they were born here,” she told Food Drive. Iya Foods offers a host of seasoning blends, baking mixes and soups that celebrate African flavors, but can be used in a variety of traditional dishes.

4. Symphony Potato Chips

André Anderson, a Black retired Las Vegas chef, originally had his heart set on creating a spice company. He went forth with his plan by seasoning potato chips with his 28-spice blend at grocery store demos. Customers loved the seasoning, but couldn’t stop raving about the chips. That’s when Symphony Chips came to life. Its unique flavor profiles include original, smoked and balsamic. Rumor has it that these chips will have you shamelessly licking your fingers…but you didn’t hear that from us.

5. Swag Brownie Barz

You’ve never really had a brownie until you’ve had Swag Brownie Barz. The company was started by Amy Staten, a self-taught baker from Fort Worth, Texas who has built a steady brand and loyal following because of her delicious creations. Like many other companies on this list, her products sell like hotcakes and customers always come back for more. When you hear of Swag’s unique flavors like white chocolate and cranberry or stuffed Nutella Oreo, it’s proof that you’ll never get bored of the dessert selection from this Black-owned bakery. It’s also worth noting that Swag Brownie Barz are made to order and come in small batches, which means you’ll be getting quality in each order.

6. Trade Street Jam

This Black woman-owned jam company is blowing its competition out of the water with some out-of-the-box flavor combinations that are high-key addicting. Ashley Rouse started experimenting with making homemade jams in her kitchen while living on Trade Street in Charlotte, North Carolina. With exotic combinations like sour cherry ginger and Blackberry Mulled Merlot, Trade Street Jam’s products aren’t just limited to toast. You can spread them on sandwiches, shake them up in cocktails or combine with other ingredients to make marinades.

7. Capital City Mambo Sauce

Washington D.C. and its famed condiment “Mambo sauce” go hand in hand. But, if you’re not immediately located in or near the DMV area, Capital City Co. is coming through to deliver that heat — or, that mild…whichever you prefer. The company was founded and is owned by Charles and Arsha Jones. According to the brand’s website, Arsha, who is a Washington, D.C. native; began to miss this sauce she grew up on after moving to the suburbs. She started recreating it for her family, and decided to bottle up her tangy, sweet creation to sell. It was her best idea yet because now the whole world can get in on this D.C. staple.




View More



View More


Walmart has the home essentials for everyone on your holiday shopping list

Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.

  /  11.24.2023

The Auditions | 'Shoot Your Shot'

The competition begins at REVOLT WORLD as rising rappers, singers, and musicians line up to audition for their spot on the main stage. Brought to you by McDonald’s.

  /  11.28.2023

Mogul made | 'Moguls In The Making'

REVOLT presents this special look back at the first five years of Ally’s Moguls in the Making program, an entrepreneurial competition celebrating HBCU students and their innovative, community-driven business ideas.

  /  12.05.2023

Meet The Semifinalists | 'Shoot Your Shot'

Get to know our semifinalists a little better. Learn what motivated them to shoot their shot, as well as how they describe their personality, and sound.

  /  12.05.2023

Walmart's Makers Studio at REVOLT WORLD transformed passion into progress

Take a look inside the Makers Studio presented by Walmart at REVOLT WORLD, a space where Black creators could hone in on their brand and see it come to life.

  /  12.04.2023

Dig In & Drink Up | 'Bet on Black'

In this new episode of ‘Bet on Black,’ food and beverage take center stage as aspiring Black entrepreneurs from It’s Seasoned, Black Farmer Box, and Moors Brewing Co. present their business ideas to judges with mentorship from Melissa Butler. Watch here!

  /  11.15.2023

Walmart's Opportunity Center at REVOLT WORLD empowered HBCU students

Fly Guy DC taps in with REVOLT WORLD attendees to learn what the Opportunity Center, presented by Walmart, means to them and their futures.

  /  12.04.2023

5 things you need to know about the 2023 Billboard Music Awards

“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.

  /  11.20.2023

Fly Guy DC highlighted HBCU students' passion and pride at REVOLT WORLD

Walmart supports HBCU students and encourages them to be Black & Unlimited. Fly Guy DC talked to a few at REVOLT WORLD about how being an HBCU student has changed their lives.

  /  12.05.2023

The $200,000 goes to… | 'Bet on Black'

In the season finale of “Bet on Black,” special guest judge Ray J joins as the finalists take the main stage to show they have what it takes to win the $200,000 grand prize; Melissa Butler and Eunique Jones Gibson mentor. Presented by Target.

  /  12.04.2023

So Phresh, so clean | 'Bet on Black'

There’s only one round left as the last few founders – Terra-Tory, Phreshly, and ConditionHER – pitch to the “Bet on Black” judges for their chance in the finals and winning the grand prize; Eunique Jones Gibson mentors. Watch here!

  /  12.04.2023

Walmart brings in heavy-hitters for Black and Unlimited Tour panel

REVOLT is continuing its impactful partnership with Walmart by teaming up to showcase Black creatives at HBCUs all-across America. The panel consisted of three experienced, accomplished Black HBCU alumni: Actor and media personality Terrence J, entertainment attorney John T. Rose, and actress and “REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy-Rue McCullough.

  /  11.30.2023

Dr. Jaqueline Echols' mission to cure environmental racism

The health of a community can often be traced to the health of the environment that surrounds it. In Atlanta, a woman named Dr. Jaqueline Echols has dedicated her life to helping ensure that people in economically underserved communities have clean rivers – for better health and for the joy of outdoor recreational space.

  /  12.01.2023

Ludacris & Will Packer on celebrating Black Christmas films with 'Dashing Through the Snow'

Join Kennedy Rue on “REVOLT Black News Weekly” as she dives into the world of Black entertainment in 2023. In this episode, we welcome the iconic Ludacris, celebrated producer Will Packer, and renowned director Tim Story. Together, they explore the cultural shifts in Hollywood, emphasizing the importance of Black representation in holiday films. The discussion highlights ‘Dashing Through the Snow,’ a Christmas movie that celebrates Black joy and tackles deeper themes of faith and childhood trauma. Watch!

  /  12.08.2023

Pheelz talks expressing himself through music & his biggest inspirations | 'On In 5'

On this all-new episode of “On In 5,” multitalented Nigerian artist Pheelz opens up about waiting for his opportunity to fully express himself through music, his inspirations and emotions, and the musical icons he grew up admiring. Watch!

  /  07.11.2023

Tiffany Haddish on therapy, wild fan interactions & the upcoming 'Haunted Mansion' movie | 'The Jason Lee Show'

On this all-new episode of “The Jason Lee Show,” the one and only Tiffany Haddish sits for a must-watch conversation about wild interactions with fans, her new movie ‘Haunted Mansion,’ bringing her therapist on dates, and being present. Watch the hilarious interview here.

  /  07.12.2023

Kareem Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke & networking | 'The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels'

On this all-new episode of “The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels,” the host and REVOLT CEO sits down with Kareem Cook. Throughout the introspective episode, Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke and being nervous to be in the South at the time, network vs. education, taking advantage of your opportunities, and connecting with Debbie Allen. Watch!

  /  07.10.2023

BNXN talks leaving IT for music, linking with Wizkid, going viral & new album | 'On In 5'

For this all-new episode of “On In 5,” singer-songwriter BNXN discusses his journey from IT to music, finding his voice and originality, linking up with Wizkid for their hits “Mood” and “Many Ways,” and what fans can expect from him this year — including a new album. Watch the full episode here!

  /  08.08.2023

DDG has his sights set on becoming a fashion hero & talks Halle Bailey being his "best friend"

In this exclusive interview, DDG opens up about his fashion inspiration, what drew him to girlfriend Halle Bailey, dealing with negative opinions about his relationship, and more. Read up!

  /  11.28.2023

17 of Megan Thee Stallion's most motivational lyrics

The artist has remained remarkably consistent in her song lyrics about making money, telling off haters and feeling liberated since her debut.

  /  11.07.2023
View More
Revolt - New Episodes