Shopping with Purpose in 2023 + 2024

2 min readNov 18, 2023


How to shop small & support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-owned businesses this holiday season

After a whirlwind of challenges over the past few years, turning to beloved holidays and traditions can provide a sense of normalcy. For those of us fortunate enough, this involves giving gifts to loved ones as a way to affirm our connections and care for each other.

At Dr. Logan Consulting, we encourage you to continue your commitment to racial equity by supporting Black, Indigenous, and people-of-color-owned businesses this holiday season (and beyond). Check out some local Evanston/Chicago businesses for all your holiday shopping needs and discover unique ideas to make your holidays special. Please — what other ones can you share? Stay safe and enjoy the festivities!

Here are just a few:

C&W Market Quality products at reasonable prices range from homemade ice cream, snacks, old-fashioned candies, beverages, produce, frozen goods, dairy, soup, sandwiches, catered foods and so much more! Owned by a power couple!

Batters and Berries is an eclectic world-class restaurant offering the freshest breakfast, lunch, and brunch possible with flavors that people would come from all over the world to experience, and want to come back for more.

Dr. Logan Consulting for all your diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting, coaching, and learning needs!

Fleetwood Jourdain Community Theatre is a great place for African-American and African-diaspora community events!

Gallery Guichard Located on the first floor of the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, Gallery Guichard features a rotating collection of modern and contemporary works from numerous global artists.

Hammell Homes Home Repair and Construction Services for any winter home repair needs!

Luella’s Southern Kitchen Some of Chicago’s best southern fried foods.

Noir d’Ebene Chocolate Patisserie for yummy holiday treats

Plant Shop to cheer up your home this winter

Sip and Savor Immerse yourself in the rich flavors of meticulously sourced fair trade coffee, fine pastries, and a relaxing atmosphere.

Unan Imports is Loaded with art, soaps, oils, clothes, fabrics, jewelry, and much more for the continent of Africa. Owned by one of the most honorable and nicest humans you will ever meet.

YoFresh Yogurt Cafe is owned by a husband and wife team, Dr. Murphy and Dr. Murphy. Enjoy a cool atmosphere with couches, comfortable chairs, games, good frozen yogurt, tasty pastries, and warm service.

Here is a list of over 150 more Black-owned businesses in Evanston and surrounding areas. Stay safe, and enjoy the holidays! What other Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-owned businesses can you share that we did not cover?




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