Chicago is filled with businesses that make delicious foods and beverages, and many even go an extra mile. We encourage you to check out these Black-owned businesses that are finding unique ways to give back to the Chicago community.

1. Justice of the Pies

Photo courtesy of @justiceofthepies, Instagram

WHY: Justice of the Pies is committed to delivering amazing pies, quiches, and tarts while honoring the belief that everyone deserves an opportunity to reform their lives.

WHERE CAN I BUY: Head to their website for addresses of local establishments and farmers markets, or order online!

2. Tea Squares

Photo courtesy of @myteasquares Instagram

WHY: TeaSquares is on a mission to create energizing snacks to help people fuel their focus, while their social mission is fueling economic development in low-income neighborhoods.

WHERE CAN I BUY: Local Foods, Sugar Beet Food Co-op, online, and other local retailers.

3. Iya Foods

Photo courtesy of @iyafoods, Instagram

WHY:  Iya Foods’ mission is to provide nourishing foods while staying true to their culture of food purity and exceptional taste. They want to provide new ways to eat old favorites.

WHERE CAN I BUY: Online and local retailers.

4. Chicago French Press

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WHY: Grinding for a cause, Chicago French Press supports nationwide and local 501( c)3 organizations by donating a portion of its proceeds to charitable programs. Not to mention CFP produces premium, organic coffee that is single-origin, and flavored by hand!

WHERE CAN I BUY: CFP is an online coffee destination and subscription service.

5. Love Cork Screw Wine

Love Cork Screw Wine

Photo courtesy of @lovecorkscrew, Instagram

WHY: Love Cork Screw is a lifestyle brand founded by Chrishon Lampley, who uses her platform to mentor young women and budding entrepreneurs, and gives her time and resources to nonprofit organizations through sponsorship and speaking engagements

WHERE CAN I BUY: Numerous retailers, bars, and restaurants across the Chicagoland area, or online.

For more information on how SPINS can help you, contact us today!