We've gathered together some of the fantastic Stockton, California Black-owned businesses you can start supporting right now.
Stockton, California was named the most diverse city in the nation in 2020. A great way to celebrate that designation is by supporting the businesses and organizations headed by dedicated members of our Black community. From restaurants to retail shops, Stockton’s unique and culturally rich flavor is made more valuable by the influence of our Black business owners. Read on for a collection of Black-owned businesses we are proud to highlight.
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Stockton has a unique style, and a part of it comes from the trendsetters that reside in it. Lilou of the Valley Vintage, located in Downtown Stockton on Acacia Street, specializes in fabulous clothing and accessories everyone in the family will enjoy. We suggest picking up a few unique pieces to add to your wardrobe, or finding that perfect gift for a friend. Pop in for a visit and try on some new (to you) classy threads. Find them on social.
Also showcasing Stockton's style is Trendy Boutique, which provides a diverse mix of women’s fashions. You'll find jackets, dresses, ponchos, jumpsuits, rompers and more. The tagline on their Instagram is "Make the world your runway!" You can see how their fashions will do just that as they model many of their looks on that platform.
The beginning of every day should start off with a hot cup of Joe and a good book. Head over to Stockton's historic Waterfront Warehouse and stop in at Legendary Coffee & Books. Grab a cup of hot Temple Coffee, enjoy some pastries from Terri Desserts, and read a few pages of the many books in stock. Now THAT is how you start a day. Find them on social.
NOTE: Coffee and a Book is temporarily closed. They anticipate reopening as COVID restrictions ease.
Located just around the corner from Lilou is House of Ice Cream. No matter the weather outside, House of Ice Cream has some delicious pastries and desserts that will quell your desire for something sweet. Stop in for a delicious ice cream waffle sandwich as soon as the cravings begin. Some may say eating dessert before lunch or dinner is crazy, but we enjoy being a little rebellious here. Find them on social.
Local favorites: Mangonada Sorbet, Mazapan cheesecake, Fruity Pebbles cheesecake, and Pineapplenada ice cream.
The crew at Smitty’s Wings & Things offers up homemade sauces like Hot Honey and Thai Sweet & Sour drizzled over flavorful wings. You can find them at their new, larger, location along Pershing Avenue. With the new location comes the addition of some delicious pizza recipes that you won't want to pass up. Find them on social.
Looking for some unbelievably tasty seafood instead of traditional food truck menus? All you have to do is Chase The Smell along Pacific Ave. to make it happen. Serving up spicy and zesty fish and shrimp, as well as their own batch of homemade Mac n' Cheese and greens, Chase the Smell is a favorite among locals. Find them on social.
For those looking for a variety of specialty deli sandwiches, Delroy's Deli & Catering is a great choice. Located on Fyffe Ave near the Port of Stockton, Delroy's serves up flavorful hot and cold sandwiches, including BBQ tri-tip and Jamaican Jerk Chicken. You can have them à la carte, with a soup or salad, or as part of a combo meal with potato salad, beans, and bread. Learn more.
Time for more desserts! D’lilah’s Cakery is loaded with sugary delights, offering a collection of delicious confections including cupcakes, truffles, and their popular signature cake jars. Housed in the historic Waterfront Warehouse, decoration and beauty are hallmarks of D'Lilah creations. Be sure to snap a few photos to show off on social before you sink your teeth into your purchase. Find them on social.
Taste of Texas food truck offers a touch of the South with BBQ combos that include links, chicken, ribs, and brisket. Don't forget the sides, because their potato salad is the stuff of legend. Any restaurant claiming to deliver something as iconic as Texas BBQ better deliver, as Lone Star State residents have strong opinions on the subject. Taste of Texas does just that, as reviews by visitors from Texas have all agreed, it's like the food truck made the journey from their state along with them. Look for the truck where it's most commonly seen, parked on Pacific Avenue. Just be sure to stock up on napkins.
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