Knowing better allows us to do better. Running a small business creates profound connections with members of the local community. Since its inception, Bartleby's has made it a priority to create positive change within the circles we operateâthrough our hiring choices, our partnerships with other local entrepreneurs, our picks for food suppliers, even the makers from whom we gather inspiration for new creations. We're not perfect, but we remain committed to listening, learning, and striving always to do better in support of the Black community.
As a part of the food industry, and we have many outstanding peers working hard to bring their good eats to the people. Black-owned businesses had already been hit hard because of COVID-19 closures, and in the wake of the brutality and unrest of the last couple weeks, these folks need our help more than ever.
Consider supporting these businesses in our birthplace (Boston) and in our new headquarters (Northwest Arkansas). Some are open for take-out, some are offering gift certificates for future business, some have staff funds set up to which you can contribute. And if you're not able to send along your dollars, you can still amplify their voices by sharing their names, re-posting their messages, and talking to your friends and family about their existence.
Being a plant-based business ourselves, we want to highlight these Black-owned vegan restaurants and services:
Pammy's in Cambridge shared a list of "60+ Black-Owned Restaurants to Support in Greater Boston," and @taste_andsea compiled a general list of Black-owned business, including restaurants.
Northwest Arkansas Area
Holy hell, there's a vegan kitchen in NWA! Huge devil props out to Mary:
VegOut Magazine has compiled a list of Black-Owned Vegan and Vegan Friendly Restaurants in the U.S.
VegOut Magazine also has a list of 21 Black-Owned Vegan Food Brands to Support Right Now.
VegWorld Magazine has a similar list of Black-Owned Vegan Restaurants & Eats By State.
Black Lives Matter
Rolling Stone Magazine says Hereâs Where You Can Donate to Help Protests Against Police Brutality.
New York Magazine has a list of 115 Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color.