Black-Owned Dessert Spots To Satisfy That Sweet Tooth

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


Craving something sweet? From lemon squares and cake pops to donuts and pies, these celebrated dessert spots are dripping with melanin and sugar.

Shop these Black-owned dessert spots to satisfy your need for sweets.

Sugar Jam, Scottsdale, AZ

Owner Dana Dumas, opened her shop in 2011. Today, the sweet spot serves everything from baked goods to lunch specials.

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Sublime Donuts, Atlanta, GA

Founder & Creative Director Kamal Grant demonstrates a love for baking and bringing smiles to customers’ faces with delicious donuts and an assortment of ice cream flavors.

Photo via sublimedoughnuts.com

Big Man Bakes, Los Angeles, CA

Once a physician-in-training, owner William “Chip” Brown serves up “fresh, moist, fantastic” mini and extra-large cupcakes.

Justice Of The Pies, Chicago, IL

Justice of the Pies is a bakery owned by Maya-Camille Broussard that specializes in sweet and savory pies, quiches and tarts. 

Photo via justiceofthepies.com

Buttermilk Drop Bakery, New Orleans, LA

Located in the historic neighborhood of Treme, Buttermilk Drop Bakery has received many accolades for its perfected renditions of classic baked goods including their award-winning king cakes, melt in your mouth donuts, and of course the timeless buttermilk drop.

Sugar Vault Desserts, Hyattsville, MD

Sugar Vault Desserts is a neighborhood bakery and confectionery shop located in the Arts District of Hyattsville, Maryland. They offer custom cakes, cake pops, cookies, chocolates, cupcakes and more.

Photo via sugarvaultdesserts.com

Petsi Pies, Somerville, MA

Petsi Pies is an indie bakery and coffee bar owned by Renee “Petsi” McLeod serving up handmade pies and pastries since 2003.

Photo via petsipies.com

Judith’s Dessert Boutique, Lawrence Township, NJ

Judith’s Dessert Boutique specializes in baked-from-scratch desserts and is committed to using only the freshest ingredients. Expect to find everything from cakes, cookies, bread, and more.

SweetArt, St. Louis, MO

This family-owned bakeshop is on a mission to serve the best desserts in St. Louis as well as to create an atmosphere and community of service.

Photo via sweetartstl.com

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Cakery Square, Homestead, PA

Shakes, Ice cream, tortes, cake pops, cookies, cheesecake, donuts, and so much more, Cakery Square has it all. Founded by former Pittsburgh Steeler, Wes Lyon and his friend Amber Greene, this dessert spot is on a mission “to make a sweet difference”.

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