Iowa City Area Black Owned Businesses

In the Iowa City area we believe that cultural diversity enriches our community, builds economic vitality, and uplifts our community as a whole. Our area’s Black-owned businesses offer everything from sustainable self-care and spiritual goods to childcare and home improvement services. We encourage you to look at the list below and support our locally-owned Black businesses.

We tried our best to make this list as accurate as possible. If your business is not listed and you would like it to be added, please contact info@icadgroup.com.

A to Z Thrift

A to Z Thrift

Thrifted clothing, furniture, home goods, and more [Coralville]

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Access Transportation Services

Access Transportation Services

Transportation Services from Asaad Makawi

Amara Esche

Amara Esche

Mental health + spiritual goods

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Amina Decor

Amina Decor

Decor services from Amina Tarisi

AMO Pet Care

AMO Pet Care

Pet day care + overnight care + training [Iowa City]

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AMT Detailing

AMT Detailing

Professional auto detailing [Iowa City + Coralville]

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Anaman Concierge Services

Anaman Concierge Services

Chauffeur + limousine service, airport service, corporate shuttles, and more [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Angels With Wings

Angels With Wings

Chilcare Serice [Iowa City]

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Artisan Jewelry by Erica Gooding

Artisan Jewelry by Erica Gooding

Handmade jewelry. Made with love.

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Barney + Company

Barney + Company

General Contractor [North Liberty]

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Basic Goods

Basic Goods

Clean + inclusive essentials for self and home [Iowa City]

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Bell Movers

Bell Movers

Moving + packing services [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Big Jay's Barber Shop

Big Jay's Barber Shop

Barber Shop [Iowa City]

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Born Leaders United

Born Leaders United

Lifestyle brand + talent agency

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Broadway Market

Broadway Market

Market

Candice Luter Art + Home

Candice Luter Art + Home

Custom furniture + home decor

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Caribbean Kitchen

Caribbean Kitchen

Jamaican comfort food + catering [Cedar Rapids]

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Caring Hands & More

Caring Hands & More

Medicaid services, adult day care, professional cleaning, lawn care + snow removal, and more [Iowa City]

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Chef Green & Co.

Chef Green & Co.

Jamaican jerk marinade products, private or public cooking classes + private chef services [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Christina's Unity Beauty Supply

Christina's Unity Beauty Supply

Hair + beauty supply store [Iowa City]

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Complete Player Evolution

Complete Player Evolution

Basketball workouts + training [Iowa City]

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Crab Attack Cajun Seafood Shack

Crab Attack Cajun Seafood Shack

Cajun seafood restaurant + custom seafood boils [Cedar Rapids]

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Creative Printing Plus

Creative Printing Plus

Screen printing from Maurice Nurse

Crepes de Luxe Cafe

Crepes de Luxe Cafe

Authentic French cuisine [Iowa City]

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Diamond Label Films

Diamond Label Films

Wedding photography + videography [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Disney By Jessica

Disney By Jessica

Plans magical Disney vacations for FREE [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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DJ Big Daddy HD

DJ Big Daddy HD

Mobile DJ service [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Dream City

Dream City

Inspiring change through advocacy, art, wellness, and community connections [Iowa City]

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Dunn Brothers

Dunn Brothers

Fresh coffee + good food [Coralville]

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E's Gluten Free Bakery

E's Gluten Free Bakery

Gluten free cookies, cakes, cheese puffs, and more [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Emi's Treats

Emi's Treats

Custom decorated sugar cookies [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Finer Streetwear

Finer Streetwear

Luxury streetwear brand

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For Cake's Sake

For Cake's Sake

Homemade character cakes [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Gabrielle Williams

Gabrielle Williams

Personal trainer + wellness coach

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Galaxy Cleaning Services

Galaxy Cleaning Services

Office cleaning, floor + window cleaning, and post-construction cleanup [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Hard Tymes Printing

Hard Tymes Printing

Printing services from Raamses Taylor

Humanize My Hoodie

Humanize My Hoodie

Fashion activism + ally workshops

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I Heart Black Business

I Heart Black Business

Corporate event planner [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Island Vybz

Island Vybz

Jamaican mobile food truck [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Jay's Water Ice

Jay's Water Ice

Italian Ice truck [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Keepin' Up with the Jones's

Keepin' Up with the Jones's

Mobile food truck, entrees + sandwiches [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Knallhart Kennels & Training Academy

Knallhart Kennels & Training Academy

Personalized + elite dog training, dog boarding [Iowa City]

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LaLa Boutique

LaLa Boutique

Women’s clothing store [North Liberty]

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Law Office of Melvin O. Shaw

Law Office of Melvin O. Shaw

Family estate planning, real estate + business ventures, general practice [Coralville]

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M&M Food Truck

M&M Food Truck

Food truck featuring burgers + sandwiches [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Modina African Market

Modina African Market

African market [Iowa City]

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More Flavors

More Flavors

Ribeye steak + deli hoagies, hand packed ice cream + shakes [Cedar Rapids]

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Multicultural Development Center

Multicultural Development Center

Provides access to education + economic support [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Need Organizing

Need Organizing

Professional organizing services [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Neva Evans' State Farm

Neva Evans' State Farm

Retirement planning services [Coralville]

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One More Bite Catering

One More Bite Catering

Food truck serving hot sandwiches, delicious homemade salads, fries + desserts [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Ovolv3

Ovolv3

Electronics repair [Iowa City]

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RareFettish Collection

RareFettish Collection

Clothing, accessories, and swimwear [Iowa City]

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Reminders Plus Photography

Reminders Plus Photography

Headshots, portraits, family collections, landscapes, animal portraiture + and nature photographic services [Coralville]

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Renewal Skin & Body Center

Renewal Skin & Body Center

Facial + eyelash services, LED light therapy, body therapy + waxing [Iowa City]

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Rodney's Jamaican Jerk & BBQ

Rodney's Jamaican Jerk & BBQ

Food truck serving Jamaican cuisine, wood-smoked  BBQ + American comfort food classics [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Royal Renovations

Royal Renovations

Interior painting + home renovations [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Rumble in the Woods Custom Decor

Rumble in the Woods Custom Decor

Custom event decorating + art memorabilia [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Sams Daycare

Sams Daycare

Daycare provider [North Liberty]

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Shawn Williams Health

Shawn Williams Health

Total Life Changes health + wellness products

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Shawnniecakes

Shawnniecakes

Homemade cookies, cakes + other pastries [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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Sliced: A Bakery Emporium

Sliced: A Bakery Emporium

Homemade, small batch baked goods (gluten free and dairy free available) [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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S.T.R.I.K.E. Martial Arts & Fitness

S.T.R.I.K.E. Martial Arts & Fitness

Martial arts + fitness [Iowa City]

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Sugapeach

Sugapeach

Soul food restaurant specializing in chicken + fish fry [North Liberty]

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Sweetpeas Home Daycare

Sweetpeas Home Daycare

Home Daycare [North Liberty]

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Textures Salon

Textures Salon

Hair + spa services [Iowa City]

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The Hook

The Hook

Spoken word, story, + poetry event production [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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The Jordan Agency: Allstate Insurance

The Jordan Agency: Allstate Insurance

Auto and home protection, life and specialty insurance products [Iowa City]

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Title Boxing Club

Title Boxing Club

Full-body boxing workouts [Coralville]

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Top Notch Cuts

Top Notch Cuts

Locally sourced barber shop [Iowa City]

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Tweety Juice Bar

Tweety Juice Bar

Juice + smoothie bar [Coralville]

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Unified Ballers

Unified Ballers

Athletic apparel company

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Venus Beauty Supply & Salon

Venus Beauty Supply & Salon

African hair braiding, beauty supply shop + salon [Coralville]

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Versa Fitness

Versa Fitness

High intensity workout classes [Coralville]

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Vice

Vice

Iowa City’s first + only buy/sell/trade store for sneakers, streetwear + vintage [Iowa City]

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Vivian's Soul Food

Vivian's Soul Food

Authentic soul food, specializing in traditional Southern and
American cuisine [Cedar Rapids]

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Wadadly's Island Flavorz

Wadadly's Island Flavorz

Caribbean Restaurant in Cedar Rapids [Cedar Rapids]

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Willie Ray's Q Shack

Willie Ray's Q Shack

Slow smoked BBQ shack, catering available [Cedar Rapids]

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Yasmin Marrero

Yasmin Marrero

Leadership + empowerment coach [Iowa City–Cedar Rapids]

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