February is Black History Month, but we hope visitors will celebrate and support the diverse voices of York County throughout the year. Here are just a few of the many black-owned businesses in the area ready to welcome you to their table.
Grace Manor Bed & Breakfast – Not only does Joanne Wilmore own and operate the unique Grace Manor Bed & Breakfast, she also designed every room down to the smallest details. From the Parisian inspired mural in the French Suite to the ornate hand-carved Malaysian canopy bed in the Asian Suite, you will be transported to another place thanks to Joanne’s attention to detail when you book at Grace Manor.
Skillet2Plate Soul Bistro – Relocating to 221 West Philadelphia Street soon! – Owners Lauren and Terrence learned their cooking skills from their grandparents as children in Philadelphia, PA. Walking into their restaurant, you immediately feel that sense of family emanating all around. The term "soul food" refers to African-American foods originating from the South, but with roots in African culinary traditions. This is comfort food at its finest. Warm, filling, and prepared with passion.
Taqueria El Camino – Founded in 2020 by Chef Ethan Greer, Taqueria El Camino is a modern “Cal-Mex” Taqueria inspired by street food in Mexico City and Miami’s art culture. This chef-driven, fast casual brand has been serving the community a simple and fresh-focused menu. The menu might be small, but it is big on flavor! They offer traditional street tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and sides. Celebrate culture, diversity, life and great food every day at Taqueria El Camino.
Gusa by Victoria – Celebrate cultural diversity through fashion with gorgeous handmade women's clothing. Gusa by Victoria is owned and operated by Victoria Kageni-Woodard, who learned how to sew as a young girl growing up in Kenya. Gusa, a Swahili term for touch, highlights what Victoria does best as she creates beautiful, affordable women's ready-to-wear fashion. Allow Gusa by Victoria to be a part of your wardrobe.
Goodridge Freedom Center – Learn the story of prominent black businessman and underground railroad station master William C. Goodridge at the Goodridge Freedom Center. This historical figure risked his life and livelihood to ferry enslaved people to freedom. Visitors can get a look into a hand-dug hidden compartment under the Goodridge estate in York while hearing the moving story of the Goodridge family from living historian Kelly Summerford.