LA'S Black Business Scavenger Hunt

August 2022

SCAVENGER HUNT CLUES BY CATEGORY

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RETAIL

Hollywood, Valley, Pico, Mid City, West Adams

  • Everybody is somebody, even if nobody knows. If you have nothing to wear, come here for cute clothes
  • What can we say about this iconic shop? They have the best fashion, and all the best drops. From NY to LA the Union is clear. If you want to be fresh, then you better start here.
  • Fresh off the runway is what you get in this boutique, So come for all the fashions, from casual to chic!
  • PINEAPPLE MAMA VINTAGE, VISIT (Free point)

Inglewood, Compton, South Central, Long Beach, Hyde Park

  • OUR CULTURE HUB, VISIT (Free point)

Leimert, View Park, Crenshaw, Hyde Park

  • Sole not for sale, but these kicks have a price. You can buy clothing and jewelry, and everything nice. They practice group economics, it’s quite the affair. This store is for the fly and socially aware.
  • Kicks B Fresh, Kicks B fly, If your kicks B dirty, come see this guy!
  • If you watched Black Panther then you saw some of these designs. If you want some for yourself, keep this shop in mind. If you’re riding down Slauson & you’re in View Park, stop at this store for some wearable art.
  • Interior design, we love it so much! Shop at this place for a cultural touch.
  • If I didn’t know any better, I’d think it was Tony Hawk, but it’s the Neighborhood kids, who’ve got it on lock.
  • If you want to take a Ride, grab your bike and lets roll. building community is always the goal. If you’re in the village, look for the orange store. And get bonus points if you find Major’s mural at the door.

Westside, DTLA, Echo Park, Pasadena

  • With the Wolves, in the wild, unique pieces for those with style. Now that you know, you’re not in the dark. A bohemia in Highland Park.
  • This business was started by a team of 2, their main goal is to uplift you!

RESTAURANTS

Hollywood, Valley, Pico, Mid City, West Adams

  • Tacos & Cheesecake, you’re in for a treat! If you want the best of the best, then come here to eat.
  • When you’re hungry af, but you don’t eat meat. Just find this pink truck and your problem’s complete.
  • Whether its far or whether its near, experience the flavors of the world, all right here
  • A good meal and a cocktail, It’s more than could fathom. But you can surely find both in historic West Adams.
  • Welcome to Noho! If you’re hungry why wait? We’ve got food in the Haus, so come get a plate.
  • Happy as ever, cold as ice. One visit to this place and you’ll leave feeling nice. If you’re on Melrose and youre in a mood, one stop at this place fixes that tude!

Inglewood, Compton, South Central, Long Beach

  • Peace and Love, blessings to all! This healthy Caribbean cuisine is always a great call. Fraiche off the grill, hot off the press. With 3 locations, just choose the nearest address.
  • Coming up with this clue is hard because what rhymes with Sammiche. But give me that menu and I’ll sure do some damage.
  • We give this place a 10 out of 10. It’s one of the best. If you’re looking for black owned wines, This is what we suggest.
  • If you’re in a pickle, heres the Dill. Pull up in Long Beach to get your fill.
  • Save the Planet, Save our Health, because as we know, health is wealth. If you’re in Compton and you want a vegan dish, this restaurant and juice bar will grant your wish!
  • If you’re looking for Comfort food then you can choose, Inglewood or downtown, those are the clues.

Leimert, View Park, Crenshaw, Hyde Park

  • If you eat at this restaurant, you’ll Beam with delight.  It’s all so delicious, and made just right. Make sure you take a photo and make sure to Post! And if it’s Sunday Brunch then make sure to toast.
  • From Nashville to Crenshaw, this chicken is fire. Spicy or mild, it’s made to your desire.
  • Don’t be Insecure, you can climb to the top.  You’ll be so glad you did once you make it to this shop. With 3 locations to choose from, you’re always good. You can get this coffee + kitchen in several neighborhoods.
  • Iced or not, this is the spot, for coffee or tea, or something to eat. Hot or so, this is where you go for a drink or a bite that’s made just right
  • Southern girls cook & southern girls bake, so if it’s made by a southern girl you know it tastes great
  • This staple on Crenshaw started with a cart, and they warmed their way into all of our hearts. They have meatless Mondays, so vegans come eat. Vegan or not, these hotdogs can’t be beat.
  • Sweet or Savory, the pie is always just right. Find them at Slauson & Overhill. Just past the light. The pot pie is perfect, We love a good Crust. If you’re in View Park this pie is a must.
  • All Chill, Popping up at Hot and Cool Cafe, VISIT (Free point)

Westside, DTLA, Echo Park, Pasadena

  • Tacos & Cheesecake, you’re in for a treat! If you want the best of the best, then come here to eat.
  • Don’t be Insecure, you can climb to the top.  You’ll be so glad you did once you make it to this shop. With 3 locations to choose from, you’re always good. You can get this coffee + kitchen in several neighborhoods.
  • Curry or Jerk, oxtail or wings, These are some of their most delicious things. A beautiful night and a beautiful day. and a beautiful menu at this cafe.
  • If you’re looking for Comfort food then you can choose, Inglewood or downtown, those are the clues.
  • Bonnie B’s Smokin BBQ Heaven, VISIT (Free point)

BEAUTY & WELLNESS

Hollywood, Valley, Pico, Mid City, West Adams

  • Riding down Ventura Blvd, don’t forget this stop. If you need anything for your hair, this is where to shop. In the valley, up the 101, whether near or far, after leaving this store, you’ll feel like the Superstar you are.

Leimert, View Park, Crenshaw, Hyde Park

  • This place is natural, organic, and plastic free. You’ll live Nappily ever after. It’s the best place to be.
  • GRACE BANK HOLISTIC MARKET, VISIT (Free point)

ARTS, BOOKS & ENTERTAINMENT

Hollywood, Valley, Pico, Mid City, West Adams

  • Right here in West Adams find all the books you can read. Pay what you owe and get what you need.
  • BAND OF VICES, VISIT (Free point)
  • THE GATHERING SPOT LA, VISIT (Free point)

Inglewood, Compton, South Central, Long Beach

  • LA CREATE SPACE, VISIT (Free point)

Leimert, View Park, Crenshaw, Hyde Park

  • Whether Culver or Crenshaw, book lovers delight. These 2 locations are a wonderful sight. Black Books & Black authors, the selection’s top notch. Looking for hard to find books? Well this is your spot.

WESTSIDE, DTLA, & ECHO PARK

  • Whether Culver or Crenshaw, book lovers delight. These 2 locations are a wonderful sight. Black Books & Black authors, the selection’s top notch. Looking for hard to find books? Well this is your spot.

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GROCERY

Inglewood, Compton, South Central, Long Beach

  • This mini market’s a staple it’s been here for years. You can get your beverage of choice when it’s time to cheers. You can learn from blknws, and salute neighborhood Nip, and say hi to Kelli before you dip.

WESTSIDE, DTLA, & ECHO PARK

  • Alta Dena Farmers Market, VISIT (Free point)
  • Chino Hills Farmers Market, VISIT (Free point)
  • CMC Farmers Market, VISIT (Free point)
  • Ontario Farmers Market, VISIT (Free point)
  • Terra Vista Farmers Market, VISIT (Free point)

SEE LA Black Owned Businesses

  • Atwater Village Farmers’ Market, Sundays 9a -2p, VISIT (Free point)
    • DUBA/NYA Tea
    • Kathy’s Kitchen
  • Crenshaw Farmers’ Market, Saturdays 10a-3p, VISIT (Free point)
    • Nena’s Organics
    • Plant Mon
    • House of Mosaic Candles
    • Fun Time Kettle Corn
    • Major Microgreens
    • The Original Mommie Helen’s Bakery
    • Rich Boy Po’ Boy
  • Echo Park Farmers’ Market, Fridays 3-7:30p, VISIT (Free point)
    • Delvigne Croissant
  • Hollywood Farmers’ Market, Sundays 8a-1p, VISIT (Free point)
    • DUBA/NYA Tea
    • Polar Bear Kitchen
    • Cobblermania
    • Logan’s Gardens
    • Hot & Cool Cafe
    • Raw Cane Juice
    • Selah Bakery
    • Misha’s Kind Foods
  • Los Angeles River Farmers’ Market, Thursdays 3-7:30p, VISIT (Free point)
    • Kathy’s Kitchen
    • Rich Boy Po’ Boy
    • The Plant Mon

Coffee Shops

Hollywood, Valley, Pico, Mid City, West Adams

  • If you’re feeling retro then go here for the vibe. The best Thai latte is waiting inside. If you’re on Hollywood BLVD then you’re in the right place. Whether coffee or decor, it’s full of great taste.
  • The Grind doesn’t stop, so it’s best to start here. If you’re headed down Redondo, then this coffee shop is near.
  • Lazy days are earned, and that is a fact. when you work this hard you deserve to relax. Enjoy some great coffee or delicous tea. Right here on La Brea is where you want to be.
  • Dam Good Coffee, VISIT (Free point)

Inglewood, Compton, South Central, Long Beach, Hyde Park

  • Coffee from around the world and across the globe. It’s international but you can get right up the road.
  • Don’t be Insecure, you can climb to the top.  You’ll be so glad you did once you make it to this shop. With 3 locations to choose from, you’re always good. You can get this coffee + kitchen in several neighborhoods.
  • Coming up with this clue, we sure had to ponder, but one sip of this coffee, and wander no longer.
  • If you’re headed South, stop here for your coffee. They do so much for LA and they do it for free. Food giveaways, COVID tests, whatever you need. This family shop cares for the community indeed.

Leimert, View Park, Crenshaw, Hyde Park

  • Don’t be Insecure, you can climb to the top.  You’ll be so glad you did once you make it to this shop. With 3 locations to choose from, you’re always good. You can get this coffee + kitchen in several neighborhoods.
  • Iced or not, this is the spot, for coffee or tea, or something to eat. Hot or so, this is where you go for a drink or a bite that’s made just right.

WESTSIDE, DTLA, & ECHO PARK

  • The flowers bloom and the coffee drips. You will wake right up with a morning sip. Raise your fist and hold your flowers because coffee is their superpower.
  • Don’t be Insecure, you can climb to the top.  You’ll be so glad you did once you make it to this shop. With 3 locations to choose from, you’re always good. You can get this coffee + kitchen in several neighborhoods.

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