Black Owned Brands for Your Barbecue
With Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s time to make sure you are ready for cookout and grilling season. Try a new seasoning blend or find some barbecue sauce that will wow your taste buds. But when it comes to Black owned Businesses, sauces aren’t the end of the road. We will highlight some here in the beverage category and of course, at least one where you can find your hot dog rolls and hamburger buns. So check out our guide of Black owned businesses for your barbecue below. When you’ve done that, give our directory a search and find even more Black owned brands that can make any event a success.
It doesn’t matter what you need to get started, Mike D’s BBQ of Durham, NC has you covered. First if you are one of the many people who just bought a home over the past couple of years, you might need a new grill and guess who has them? Get a professional grill or smoker but don’t forget the seasoning. They have their own branded dry rub and barbecue sauce to finish with. You can also get an assortment of some wood and charcoal briquets if you so choose. Check out Mike D’s to get yourself started.
You know if we are talking about Barbecue, we have to stick in the South for a minute. This North Carolina based brand actually has a story that starts in Florida. The King of Foods line of rubs, seasonings and barbecue sauces got a start when founder Kelly Hunter began barbecuing as a teenager in Miami. In 2008 King of Foods became official and 6 years later, he was packaging and selling his seasonings locally. Now anyone can get these flavors and bring the King home today.
Station 1923 is a Husband and Wife owned brand of spice blends that began in early 2020. This brand offers a wide variety of flavors from those great for breakfast to a multitude of blends that are perfect for the grill. You can get a single flavor or try one of their themed variety packs and have half of the work done for you in advance.
JP’s Que is spice and sauce brand that blends the founder’s Black and Mexican heritages for bold flavors. This rapidly growing brand has developed new ways to combine heat and flavor and recently was admitted into the Target Forward Founder Accelerator Cohort. However, don’t let that stop you from ordering some sauce and seasoning now though so head to their website today.
This BBQ sauce brand from Lathay Pegues is inspired by and named after his grandfather, John Tom Branson. It took 5 years for Lathay to recreate the classic recipe and since then has grown to include three other varieties. While Indiana doesn’t have a regional flavor or style, John Tom’s BBQ hopes to change that and spread BBQ love across the globe.
The Barbecue scene is always a big one for African Americans and Kyvan Foods is a soul food brand with a family of products that start with the taste of apples. From Barbecue sauce, to salsa, you can fill out your summer functions with their great products. Don’t forget the hot sauce and if you need some seasoning, get some barbecue spice rub for your chicken or ribs.
Belay and Bell
Belay and Bell is a flavorful seasoning and sauce brand. These spices and sauces are inspired to be better for you after the founder, Sara Hood, had experienced her own series of health troubles and had experienced the birth of her twins. Belay and Bell is her way to share fun, fresh and nutritional meals. Get a variety pack and taste each of the three unique flavors.
If you’re cooking out, pickles are optional. But if you are barebecueing, having pickles is as mandatory as the pork. Spanky’s Pickles is a family owned brand that offers up the traditional farmhouse pickle but that’s not it at all. You can get pickled beets, carrots, okra, and even sliced green tomatoes. There are so many options and if you’re trying to step up your game you can think of some great and creative ways to incorporate these in all kinds of different ways.
If you’re grilling, cooking out, or barbecuing, you have to have the buns. The Black Bread Co is often going to be on your must try lists because there are few Black Owned Brands that fit a need like this company. If you’re frying fish and you need some bread slices they’ve got you or you can get yourself some great hot dog and hamburger buns. Take the plunge and order in advance and support this Black Owned Company.
Now these aren’t your normal hot dogs, but you can impress with the gourmet sausages from The Goon With the Spoon. Bay Area legend E-40 is steadily growing his food and beverage empire and these sausages are just one of the products under his banner. You can order these frozen sausages to your door and taste unique gourmet flavors. You’re going to pay a little bit more but these are premium products. While you’re at it, get some Earl Stevens collection wine and moscato for the evening.
For every cookout you have to have some beverages and the most key beverage of all is water. Black people are some of the highest consumers of bottled water in the country. For your barbecue, you can get a Black Owned Bottled Water Brand like Eleven 86 Artesian Water. If you live in the South, you have more access to a brand like this or LA Great Water. Nationwide, some of these brands that you can find in our directory will ship to you. You can also find Just Water from Jaden Smith around the country as well.
Everyone at a cookout always wants to know, who made the potato salad. Now you can tell them Granddaddy made it. This Black Owned Company will handle one of the most important sides for you. If you were planning on just going to the market, plan ahead a bit and order from Grandaddy Potato Salad. Get it in Original, Spicy, or Vegan varieties. Better yet, get all three and have something for everyone who may be coming through.