5 Black-Owned Brands You Need in Your Kitchen Now to Add Spice to Your Next Meal
When it comes to cooking, finding recipes is the easy part. But what really takes a dish from drab to out-of-this-world, are its flavors, flavors that can only come from the right combination of herbs, spices, and sauces. If you’re a novice, figuring out how to properly season your foods can seem challenging, or maybe you’re an at-home chef who has the basics down but is looking for some new flavors to take your culinary prowess to the next level.
Lucky for you when it comes to seasoning foods, the ancestors have blessed Black folk, and now a few of these people want to pass the blessings on to you. These Black-owned spice brands will change your entire life. From one-of-a-kind hand blended spices to sauces that bring the heat, these products leave no dish flavorless and are must-have additions you need in your kitchen to spice up your next meal.
My Fabulous Food
My Fabulous Food Founder Chanel Murphy has a passion for food. Whether she's discovering new restaurants, cooking new dishes, or sharing her culinary passions with the world, one thing is clear - Chanel lives a well-seasoned life, and it shows in her gourmet spices.
In the Caribbean, a Bacchanal is a hot island fete, and that unique, flavorful heat is exactly what Founder and Head Sauce Maker Sonya captures in every bottle of her Bacchanal Sauces. The Brooklyn made hot sauce is the perfect mix of all-natural Caribbean fruits, herbs, and spices, including scotch bonnet and habanero peppers. It's definitely a party for your tastebuds.
When Toyin Kolawole created Iya Foods in 2015, she was inspired by the nourishing foods of Africa. All of Iya Foods' spices and sauces are 100% made in the U.S., contain no sugars or preservatives, are sourced from traceable sustainable farms and small businesses, and most importantly, are chock full of flavors and love only Mama Africa can give.
The Spice Suite
They don't call Angel Anderson D.C.'s "Spice Queen" for nothing. Angel's Spice Suite is home to unique, one-of-a-kind, hand blended spice you won't find anywhere - seriously. The Spice Suite doesn't just sell spices either, you can also find unique blends of honey, balsamic and olive oils, teas, rice, and a lemon pepper hot sauce so popular that it sells out in mere minutes every time it hits the shelves. But don't worry, for those that can't spice shop in person, The Spice Suite sells monthly boxes sure to spice up any dish.
ATC Spice Blends
Airis the Chef is a champion - literally. This chef cooked on one of food's toughest stages to become one Food Network's Chopped champions in 2017. Her all-natural ATC Spice Blends add flavor and flair to your dishes without the MSG and preservatives, and are perfect for grilling, stewing, sauteing and more. Grab a few bottles so you can cook like Chopped chef in your own kitchen.