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Vanessa Punche turned her coffee truck into a Mid City brick and mortar coffee shop on Redondo Boulevard, just south of Pico Boulevard.

Inglewood sisters open this wine bar on La Brea Avenue, just north of Centinela Avenue, which features the largest selection of Black-owned wines in California.

Rick Burton created a mobile restaurant that gives his customers a lounge type experience.

This Mid City restaurant on Pico Boulevard is Chef Alisa Reynolds’ infusion of soul food and American comfort food from a Los Angeles perspective.  

This club brings wine enthusiasts together while educating people who are learning about the beverage.

Five Xavier University of Louisiana classmates, three of which attended Washington Prep High School, created an investment group and coffee company.

Owner Anthony Jolly serves a customer. Photos by Jason Lewis

Black-owned coffee shop Hot and Cool Cafe in Leimert Park Village creates a meeting place for the community.

Angela Means cooks the food and takes photos with customers. Photos by Jason Lewis

Means, best known for portraying Felicia in the film “Friday,” serves tacos, burritos, and bowls with soul food ingredients at Jackfruit Cafe.

Simply Wholesome serves great food while creating an Afrocentric vibe in the restaurant and health food store. Photo by Jason Lewis

The health food store and restaurant mixes culture, community, heath and wellness.