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Searching for that go-to weekend brunch or lunch spot that won’t completely ruin your weekday workouts? Don’t sweat it! Grab your friends and get ready to chow down on all things healthy at a few of our favorite cafés around the city.
Multiple locations across the city
From Beacon Hill to Harvard Square, this elegant and oh-so-tasty landmark bakery and cafe has 12 uniquely elegant restaurants throughout the greater-Boston area. A favorite weekend haunt, Tatte is the place for a deliciously delectable brunch that offers a variety of savory and sweet plates to please any crowd. Plus, they have an awesome gluten-friendly menu (their flourless sweets are to die for!).
What to order: Veggie Croque Madame, Multigrain Avo Smash Tartine or Chicken & Sweet Potato Salad with a Cardamom House Latte
Books and brunch? Yes, please. This quirky and quaint Newbury Street staple is unassuming and worth waking up early or rolling in midday for a can’t-miss healthy dining experience. With everything from a Build Your Own Omelet to Smoked Salmon Scramble and Kale Quinoa, Trident’s menu has all the basics and then some. Check out their espresso with CBD oil and loose tea selection; it’s so good.
What to order: Cranberry Maple Quinoa, Breakfast Pizza, Butternut Squash Tacos, or Popeye Bowl with a Grapefruit Sunrise Smoothie
Multiple locations across the city
Grain bowls and breakfast cookies—you can’t go wrong at this Boston staple morning, noon or night. With eight locations that include the South End, Back Bay Station and Harvard Square, Flour’s menu spans everything from sweet treats to gluten-free specialty items and hearty snacks. Switching it up on a seasonal menu, their minimal selection of sandwiches, salads, and grain bowls shows that they know what they're doing and man do their healthy options make all of our vegetable and protein dreams come true!
What to order: Arugula + Farro Salad, Grilled Cauliflower Melt, or Roasted Chicken Sandwich with a Granola Bar Cookie.
February is Black History Month—a celebration of the achievements and contributions of African Americans in society. As the beauty and wellness industry becomes a more welcoming and inclusive space for all, we are taking this opportunity to continue to shine a light on the gap of inclusivity and diversity in our industry, and take action to promote, empower, and honor the Black community that shapes and grows wellness.
While the beauty industry is making improvements—it's important to showcase and support Black businesses and the creatives in this space every day. To honor them, we're shouting out some of our favorite Black-owned beauty and wellness businesses to support.
Beauty Bin is a full-service day spa and dry bar located in Asheville, NC. With a focus on inclusivity for people of all backgrounds, genders, and races, their MO is to match the outer beauty of every client to their inner beauty. From eyelash extensions and hydrafacials to waxing and massage, Beauty Bin is a one-stop-shop for all the spa services.
The KIKA Method® is a gentle assisted stretching process that loosens up tight muscles freeing your body from pain and stress. By practicing this method, clients can experience decreased muscle tension, increased energy, enhanced flexibility, a substantial reduction in stress, improved posture and relaxation, and increased mental clarity. While its headquarters is located in Las Vegas, NV, they have multiple locations sprinkled throughout the US, including Atlanta, New York City, and Dallas—just to name a few.
At Kimberly Coleman Salon, their philosophy begins with promoting healthy tresses, elegant sets, unique accouterments, perfect pampering of hands and feet, and precision cuts. Known for working with models and celebrities, they fully appreciate and celebrate the diversity of their clientele which also includes super moms and warrior dads.
Pressed Roots was developed with the simple concept in mind—that everyone deserves access to easy, and quality hair care. What started as a single pop-up shop in Boston, grew to a multi-city pop-up tour, and is now slated to be the largest national hair salon franchise specializing in the care and styling of highly textured hair, they launched their first flagship location in Dallas, TX.
Jersey City resident, Alyza Brevard-Rodriguez started SW3AT. The company began as a fitness apparel line in 2015 but evolved into a sanctuary catered to health and wellness now known as SW3AT Sauna Studio—the first infrared sauna studio in Jersey City. The healing power of infrared heat therapy is a phenomenal option for holistic health proven to strengthen the immune system and provide relief from joint stiffness and muscle pain. It is also supportive of any fitness program as it aids in weight loss (you can torch up to 900 calories in a 45-minute session) while also detoxifying your body from some of the most harmful toxins.
Kelli Coleman and Anika Jackson opened The TEN Nail Bar in Detroit to address a void in their city. They saw a need for a quality, modern nail bar that could also serve as a fun social space for Detroit’s residents and professionals. They designed the TEN to provide their clients with a #Perfect10 experience—where you can relax, enjoy music, a drink, your friends, a clean and precise manicure, and a much-needed break from all your hectic days.
Located in the beautiful downtown Hyde Park Chicago area, Bettye O Day Spa specializes in first-class treatments. They aim to nurture and relax each of their clients with individualized and innovative therapeutic techniques. From body wraps and massages to facials and hydrotherapy, this day spa promises to be a safe place for healing to occur.
Looking for more businesses to support? ClassPass has also created a list of Black-owned business to check out all year-round. While both of these lists are a great start to get you familiar with many of the Black-owned businesses either in your neighborhood or around the globe, we have only scratched the surface. We'd love to keep these lists growing.If you have any businesses you'd like to see on this list, click here to submit a Black-owned business we should be highlighting as well!