Support local entrepreneurs and diversify your dollars with these family-friendly local restaurants, artists and more!

These are just a few suggestions to get you started, try searching the AEDC database, tuning in to the latest Shop Black Live episode on Facebook or checking out our sister publication Little Rock Soirée's list of 150+ Black-owned businesses in Little Rock to find even more options.

Education Support

Evelyn D. Johnson Child Enrichment Center
1410 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive, Little Rock | 501-313-5339
This integrated facility accommodates families with academic and therapy services.

Lessons for Life
P.O. Box 23881, Little Rock | 501-590-7824
Lessons for Life builds relationships with teens through speaking and school partnerships.

Velvatex College of Beauty Culture, Inc.
1520 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock | 501-372-9678
Continue your education by learning modern cosmetology techniques.

Health & Wellness

A Kick Above
12400 Cantrell Road, Suite 3, Little Rock |
A Kick Above is a private personal training and general fitness studio.

Keyfit Life
Little Rock |
Virtual workout program you and your family can do from home.

New Beginnings Behavioral Health Services
1 Lile Court, Suite 200, Little Rock | 501-663-1837
Behavioral health care provider that offers individual and family counseling services.

Passion Unlimited Counseling & Consulting
204 Executive Court, Suite 208, Little Rock | 501-825-0189
This practice offers individual, family, couples, telehealth and group counseling.

Key Fletcher, her husband, Derrick, and their daughter Lyric at Keyfit Life.


Certified Pies
9813 W. Markham, Suite B, Little Rock | 501-442-5096
Fresh dough is just one of the secrets to Certified Pies’ takeout deliciousness.

The Grind Coffee Bistro
11525 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | 501-476-7511
Nestled in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center, this bistro offers coffee, food and treats.

Lassis Inn
518 E. 27th St., Little Rock | 501-372-8714
Get your fish fix at this James Beard Award-winning spot.  

Sims Bar-B-Que
2415 Broadway St., Little Rock | 501-372-6868
Sims has been serving up delicious, family-style barbecue since 1937.

Fried buffalo ribs with hushpuppies and fries at Lassis Inn.


Classie Photography
Little Rock |
This photographer does weddings, personal branding and family minis.

Third Photography
Little Rock |
Book for portraits, events, family portraits and weddings.

Sweet Stuff

Cheesecake on Point
9813 W. Markham, Little Rock | 501-612-2973
Order a cheesecake in any flavor you can imagine.

Creme de la Cookies & Cakes
Little Rock |
This bakery specializes in decorated sugar cookies, buttercream cakes and cupcakes.

Mr. Keith's Kettle Corn
6929 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite B, North Little Rock | 501-864-4083
Take your pick of sweet or savory kettle corn from Mr. Keith.

Shortcakes & Etc.
Little Rock |
Order gourmet cookies made from the best ingredients available on the market.


Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing
1001 Wright Ave., Suite C, Little Rock | 501-372-5824
Come to Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing for any book and stay for a children’s storytime.