Celebrating Diversity: BIPOC-Owned Local Businesses to Support
The Twin Cities Gateway area offers a diverse array of restaurants and businesses that represent the unique flavors of many nations near and far, making it a great place to support local BIPOC-owned businesses. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite spots!
Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, so if you’re a true coffee lover, you need to make a trip, or drive-through, to Ethiopian coffee shop, Limu Coffee in New Brighton! You’ll experience its premium gourmet Ethiopian coffee that transports you on a delightful flavor journey. If coffee isn’t your jam, you can enjoy its wide array of teas, smoothies and pastries. Want the full experience? Limu Coffee also offers Ethiopian Tea ceremonies.
500 5th Ave.
A family-owned business, King’s Thai Cuisine was created around recipes passed down through generations. Today, it offers more than 25 mouthwatering Thai dishes. Get closer to Thailand, one bite at a time from King’s Thai Cuisine’s expertly trained chefs.
7890 University Ave. NE
Red Ginger China Bistro
Treat yourself to great Chinese food at the Red Ginger China Bistro! You’ll find generous portions of authentic Asian food at reasonable prices. Try the Mongolian beef, Kung Pao Chicken or Walnut Shrimp. Order your favorite Chinese dish and enjoy it all to yourself, or go with group and sample a bit of everything!
5999 Rice Creek Parkway
Pink Flower Vietnamese Restaurant
For fresh and tasty Vietnamese food, look no further than Pink Flower Vietnamese Restaurant in Mounds View. This family owned restaurant has been serving delicious Vietnamese food for more than 30 years. Choose from a wide variety of Vietnamese specials from Egg Foo Young to Pho-Beef Noodle Soup, and everything in between!
2563 Hwy 10 NE
Treats Cereal Bar & Boba
The next time you’re in Blaine, be sure to visit Treats Cereal Bar & Boba! A cereal-centric dessert shop, where every day is sweet. Treats provides you with a nostalgic experience! Because you deserve it!
10340 Baltimore St. NE
Shop prints and fabrics from Africa in the Twin Cities Gateway! Local designer, Kwamina, is creating brilliant works of fashion with stunning African prints. View her high-quality, amazing and gorgeous prints here.
Upgrade your style with modern looks at MAD Style at Northtown Mall in Blaine. This modern clothing store for men and women, features trendy clothes from Fashion Nova. Located near Champs in the mall. Follow the store on Facebook for the latest updates.
Northtown Mall (Next to Champs, near Hobby Lobby)
398 Northtown Drive
Katwalk the Glam Shop
Find all things glamorous; from outfits and shoes, to purses and accessories at Katwalk the Glam Shop at Northtown Mall. Located next to Auntie Anne’s in the mall. Follow Katwalk on Instagram for the latest glam looks.
Northtown Mall (Near the food court, next to Auntie Annie’s)
398 Northtown Drive
Filipino Village Grocery Store
Craving the flavors of the Philippines or looking to spice up your pallet? Head to Filipino Village Grocery Store, a unique store offering Filipino specialties and truly one of a kind options in the Twin Cities area! Learn more about the only Filipino specialty grocery store in Ramsey County in this St. Paul Pioneer Press article.
2408 County Road I
Elevations Beauty Salon
No matter the texture of your hair, Elevations Beauty Salon will leave you looking and feeling beautiful! This full-service hair salon offers top styles for women, men and children of all different ethnicities and hair types. Located on Best Buy Court in Northtown Mall in Blaine. Follow the salon on Facebook for the latest news.
Northtown Mall (Near Best Buy)
398 Northtown Drive
Monroe Beauty Shop
Turn up the glam at Monroe Beauty Shop! This local shop dedicated to making every guests look beautiful, specializes in Black hair and skincare. Check out the stunning work of Monroe Beauty Shop here.
3059 Coon Rapids Boulevard NW
Purple Rose Event Hall
PurpleRose Event Hall is the perfect location for any event that is both elegant and affordable.
This stunning event venue holds up to 300 people (pre-COVID) and is a great spot for Weddings and Receptions, Graduation and Birthday Parties, Quinceañeras, Organization Events and Celebrations, Meetings and Private Parties.
PurpleRose Event Hall is made of 7,500 square feet of elegance and class. We will take your dream and turn it to reality with fabulous event packages and rental options.
PurpleRose Event Hall offers a space with custom design options, tables, Chiavari and/or banquet chairs and equipment rental, full service cash and open-bar options, as well as catering, bridal decor and decorating service with one of its many service partners.
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