02. 01. 2021
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Supporting small businesses

Black History month edition

We have a passion for living locally and believe that shopping small makes a big impact. Finding those little local treasures is one of our favorite pastimes. In honor of Black History Month, we’re sharing some not-to-be-missed Black-owned shops and businesses in three of our favorite walkable cities: Atlanta, Seattle, and Austin.


just add honey tea company @justaddhoney 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave

A sophisticated twist on a southern tea tradition. Located in Downtown Atlanta, just add honey tea company is a modern mix of retail and relax. Book a Tea Tasting or Afternoon Tea experience. Stop in for your favorite blend of tea. Sip a cup with a friend. Stay for an experience.

gita tip: Bring gita with you so you can stock up on their delicious loose-leaf teas, unique gifts, and tea accessories.

Gymnetics Fitness @gymneticsfitness 3220 Butner Rd

A private fitness studio founded in 2010 by mother-and-daughter fitness duo, Ellen and Lana Ector. Built on the idea that fitness should be a part of ones’ D.N.A., Gymnetics Fitness offers personalized nutritional advice, customized weight loss programs and a workout regime that is totally unique to you and your body.

gita tip: Toss your weights and yoga mat in gita to take your workout outside.

the beehive collective @thebeehiveatl 1250 Caroline Street, C120

Atlanta’s first designer collective. All handmade. Modern. Made local. A place where designers can come to learn, grow, network, and flourish. A place where area residents can come to learn a craft, have a party, and meet those who make the things they love. 


Footprint Wine Tap @footprintwinetap 1222 E Madison St, Suite C Seattle's first and only sustainable keg wine-on-tap bar and shop sourcing fine PNW wines and food for your palate pleasures. A sustainability-focused small business and practice offering local wine and food while reducing their carbon footprint as much as possible. 

gita tip: Bring gita for a trip to the Footprint retail store to stock up on your choice of cans, boxes, pouches, growlers, or bottles from 20 different local producers.

Marjorie restaurant @marjorieseattle 1412 E Union Serving up food for the soul nightly with warm hospitality, cart cocktails, and patio and private dining in Seattle. The cooking at Marjorie reflects the freshness and seasonality of foods primarily grown and harvested in the Pacific Northwest.

gita tip: Use gita for a fully contactless way to enjoy marjorie’s new meals-to-go offering.

Percussion farms & reserves growing community @percussionfarms 507 28th Ave

This mission-minded farm works to undo racism and other oppressions that prevent access to nutrition and healthy spaces for people of color. In addition to growing healthy produce, this urban farm provides gardening and food preservation classes, employment, and volunteer programs for people exiting the prison system.


You + Brie, LLC Graze Box and Picnic Experience @youandbrie

A charcuterie/graze box company that caters to the individual and small intimate gatherings. You + Brie prides itself on sourcing local produce and products from merchants in the Austin, TX area and other vendors.

gita tip: To enhance a You + Brie picnic experience, make a special playlist to stream through gita’s Bluetooth speaker and pack gita with a selection of your favorite drinks.

Dia's Market @diasmarket_austin 812 Justin Lane A curated, specialty grocery store and deli serving north Austin, Texas. Our mission is to surprise and delight customers with our wide selection of locally- and internationally-procured products.

gita tip: Bring gita so you can mosey and chat without being loaded down; the staff has a reputation for being incredibly friendly and talkative.

Melanted Market Place @melantedmarketplace 1106 East 11th St

Melanted Market Place is a space for the Black and brown businesses of the Austin area to sell, promote, and network with like-minded entrepreneurs. Through monthly gatherings (now gone virtual), the Melanted Market Place connects the Black and brown entrepreneurs of the Austin community and gives them a platform to connect with consumers.

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