LA'S Black Business Scavenger Hunt

August 2023

Join Prosperity Market’s 3rd Annual Black Business Scavenger Hunt.

Explore Los Angeles, win fun prizes, and find all the local treasures and hidden gems that are our black-owned businesses with this month-long scavenger hunt in honor of Black Business Month!

Are you interested in participating in the 2024 black business scavenger hunt?

LET THE GAMES BEGIN
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Explore LA. Discover local Black-owned businesses. Win fun prizes.

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LA Black Business WORD BANK

Use this word bank to guide your search.

Arts & Education

  • Band Of Vices
  • Malik Books
  • Octavia’s Bookshelf
  • Reparations Club
  • The Salt Eaters Bookshop
  • Teach To Reach

 

Beauty

  • Curly Gurl Luv
  • Emerald City Nail Bar
  • Hair Reborn by Phoenix
  • Superstar Hair & Wigs

 

Coffee Shops

  • 7even Seas Coffee Co.
  • Bloom & Plume
  • Coffee Del Mundo
  • Creme Brulee LA
  • Dam Good Coffee
  • Hilltop
  • LA Grind Coffee & Tea
  • Lazy Rose Cafe
  • Mingles Tea Bar
  • Neighborhood Coffee
  • Obet & Dels
  • Sip & Sonder
  • South LA Cafe

Co-working

  • Gathering Spot
  • LA Create Space
  • The Connect

Dispensary

  • Josephine & Billies

 

Food Trucks

  • Dulanville
  • Compton Vegan

 

Grocery

  • Hanks
  • The Good Water Co.
  • Grace Bank Holistic Market

 

Restaurants

  • 1010 Wine
  • All Chill
  • Cea-Lo LA
  • Coco’s Lip Smacking Cupcakes
  • Cooshi Cakes
  • Crustees
  • Earles on Crenshaw
  • Gritz N Wafflez
  • Happy Ice
  • Harold & Belles
  • Honey’s Kettle
  • ILÉ Bistro
  • Jazzy’s Kitchen
  • Juice Bae
  • Kathy’s Kitchen
  • Lovelei Duo
  • Planet Health Compton
  • Poppy & Rose
  • Sammiche Shoppe
  • Say Cheese
  • Simply Wholesome
  • Sky’s Gourmet Tacos
  • Southern Girl Desserts
  • Southern Taco Catering
  • The serving spoon
  • Wutapickle

Retail

  • Afro City Marketplace
  • Black Beverly Hills
  • High Fidelity
  • Jungalow
  • Kutula
  • My Black Beauty Box
  • Nappily Naturals
  • Nobody Jones Boutiques
  • Our Culture Hub
  • Pineapple Mama Boutique
  • Runway Boutique
  • Snoop Dogg Clothing
  • Spaces by Bricks & Wood
  • Union
  • Uplift Us Marketplace
  • Zoes Vintique

 

Wellness

  • AlignD Studio
  • BodyCrush Studio
  • G Train Fitness
  • Meet Me in the Dirt
  • Moya Body Care
  • Relaxed and Restored

Arts & Education

  • Band Of Vices
  • Malik Books
  • The Salt Eaters Bookshop
  • Reparations Club
  • Octavia’s Bookshelf
  • Teach To Reach

 

Beauty

  • Curly Gurl Luv
  • Emerald City Nail Bar
  • Hair Reborn by Phoenix
  • Superstar Hair & Wigs

 

Coffee Shops

  • 7even Seas Coffee Co.
  • Bloom & Plume
  • Coffee Del Mundo
  • Creme Brulee LA
  • Dam Good Coffee
  • Hilltop
  • LA Grind Coffee & Tea
  • Lazy Rose Cafe
  • Mingles Tea Bar
  • Neighborhood Coffee
  • Obet & Dels
  • Sip & Sonder
  • South LA Cafe

 

Co-working

  • Gathering Spot
  • LA Create Space
  • The Connect

 

Dispensary

  • Josephine & Billies

 

Food Trucks

  • Dulanville
  • Compton Vegan

Grocery

  • Hanks
  • Heritage Farmers Market
  • The Good Water Co.
  • Grace Bank Holistic Market

Restaurants

  • 1010 Wine
  • All Chill
  • Cea-Lo LA
  • Coco’s Lip Smacking Cupcakes
  • Cooshi Cakes
  • Crustees
  • Earles on Crenshaw
  • Grilled Fraiche
  • Gritz N Wafflez
  • Happy Ice
  • Harold & Belles
  • Honey’s Kettle
  • ILÉ Bistro
  • Jazzy’s Kitchen
    • Juice Bae
    • Kathy’s Kitchen
    • Lovelei Duo
    • Planet Health Compton
    • Poppy & Rose
    • Post & Beam
    • Pucker Up
    • Sammiche Shoppe
    • Say Cheese
    • Simply Wholesome
    • Sky’s Gourmet Tacos
    • Southern Girl Desserts
    • Southern Taco Catering
    • The serving spoon
    • Wutapickle

    Retail

    • Afro City Marketplace
    • Black Beverly Hills
    • High Fidelity
    • Jungalow
    • Kutula
    • My Black Beauty Box
    • Nappily Naturals
    • Nobody Jones Boutiques
    • Our Culture Hub
    • Pineapple Mama Boutique
    • runway boutique
    • Snoop Dogg Clothing
    • Spaces by Bricks & Wood
    • Union
    • Uplift Us Marketplace
    • Zoes Vintique

     

    Wellness

    •  AlignD Studio
    • BodyCrush Studio
    • G Train Fitness
    • Meet Me in the Dirt
    • Moya Body Care
    • Relaxed and Restored

    Events

    Visit any of these events and check-in to earn bonus points!  Check event information for details.

    JLH Dual Court Classic

    20 points

    AUG 5, 11am - 5pm

    The Holiday Classic is a fun basketball and soccer competition with Olympic Athletes & Champions Jrue & Lauren Holiday and their celebrity friends.  This fundraiser is in support of the JLH Social Impact Fund which provides grants to black-owned businesses and nonprofits.

    50% off Discount Code: Prosperity

    Get Tickets >

    Barista Life LA | Community Market & Throwdown

    20 points

    AUG 7, 5pm - 9pm

    This community market and throw down brings food, drink, and coffee vendors to the community. There will be a raffle, tasting challenge and a cupping tasting as well as a Latte Art Throwdown. Tickets range from $10 to $20.

    Get Tickets >

    Owie! Art x Creme Brûlée | Wardrobe Wake-Up & Clothing Swap

    20 points

    AUG 12, 11am - 5pm

    Owie! is teaming up with Creme Brulee LLC to raise money to keep thier doors open.  All entry proceeds go toward that cause.  $10.  

    Get Info >

    Black Business Association | Black Busines Day Empowerment Fair

    10 points

    AUG 19, 12pm - 6pm

    Building Legacies. Bolstering Black Prosperity.  This event is free to the public with registration.  Featuring a live DJ, activities and prizes, with experience tents hosted by US Bank and KJLH Radio, the Harold & Belle's Food Truck, guest speakers and business spotlights, you won't want to miss this event.

    Get Tickets >

    Octavia's Books | Rasheed Newson in Conversation with Traci Thomas

    10 points

    AUG 22, 6pm - 8:30pm

    Join us August 22, with author Rasheed Newson and Traci Thomas of "The Stacks" Podcast, for a deep dive into Rasheed's book " My Goverment Means To Kill Me".

    More Info >

    How It Works

    JOIN THE HUNT

    Text #BBSH23 now to 323-417-0465 sign up! Play anytime between Aug 1 – Aug 25. Earn points, get special announcements, and stay up to date on all things scavenger hunt. Follow @Prosperity.Market on Instagram for more ways to join the fun!

    Visit Participating Businesses

    Use the treasure map and word bank of LA black-owned businesses to guide your hunt.  Search by category, neighborhood, or visit them all! Earn points at every business! 

    Check in For Points

    Check in at each business by texting their unique keyword (signs will be posted at the business). Each business you visit is 1 point.  Make a purchase? That’s another 5 points! Take a photo and show us what you got!

    Earn bonus points

    Pile on the points! Earn even more points by supporting businesses in multiple ways:

    • Make a purchase & text us a photo.
    • Check in at a featured BBSH event & text us the event keyword (check the website & Instagram for event list).
    • Post your fave scavenger hunt photos on Instagram, tag @Prosperity.Market and the business. Use the hashtag #BBSH23

    Collect points to win Prizes

    Play along with the Black Business Scavenger Hunt all month long.  Earn as many points as you can by discovering all the local businesses and events. Players with the most points WIN PRIZES at our pop-up farmers market on 8/27!

    CELEBRATE WITH US

    Close out August by celebrating Black Business Month at our grand finale pop-up farmers market! We’ll have local farmers, vendors, food, music, photo booths, family activities, community resources, and more! You won’t want to miss it!

    Sunday, August 27th, 11am-3pm.

    Personalize Your Hunt

    Play Your Way

    Use the BBSH map and word bank to hunt for businesses by category or neighborhood to discover businesses no matter where you are.

    Bring friends or family

    Make it a family affair!  Invite others to join you on the Black Business Scavenger Hunt.  Create your own game and challenge each other to see who can get the most points!

    Share your experiences

    Become a small business champion!  Take photos and share on social media to encourage others to participate in the Black Business Scavenger Hunt and support black-owned businesses.

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