Black History Month

Savor Black Culture In-Store & More

Enjoy the rich flavors, heritage, and culinary diversity of Black History Month with celebrations and curated collections from Mariano’s.

Evergreen Park | 2/2 | 4-6PM

Enjoy live music and samples from local vendors including:

Alexander James Whiskey
Danie's Natural Juices
Dinobi Detergent
Essie Marie's
Goode Foods
Lexington Betty Smokehouse
Love Cork Screw
Moors Brewing
Old Arthur's
Shock N Shrimp
Solomon's Sauces
Soul & Smoke
Special Taste Seasoning
Uncle Jerry's Mac & Cheese

Bronzeville | 2/9 | 4-6PM

Meet & Greet Dominique Leach, winner of BBQ Brawl Season 4 and owner of Lexington Betty Smokehouse.

Plus, listen to live music and taste samples of Moors Brewing.

Bronzeville | 2/13 | 4-6:30PM

Two Fish To Go Sampling Event

Enjoy Mardi Gras cake, seafood boil, gumbo samples, cocktails and a NOLA style band.

Lombard | 2/23 | 4-6PM

Enjoy live music and samples from local vendors including:

Alexander James Whiskey
Lexington Betty Smokehouse
Love Cork Screw
Old Arthur's
Shock N Shrimp
Solomon's Sauces
Soul & Smoke
Special Taste Seasoning
Two Fish To Go
Uncle Jerry's Mac & Cheese

Evergreen Park | 2/2 | 4-6PM

Enjoy live music and samples from local vendors including:

Alexander James Whiskey
Danie's Natural Juices
Dinobi Detergent
Essie Marie's
Goode Foods
Lexington Betty Smokehouse
Love Cork Screw
Moors Brewing
Old Arthur's
Shock N Shrimp
Solomon's Sauces
Soul & Smoke
Special Taste Seasoning
Uncle Jerry's Mac & Cheese

Bronzeville | 2/9 | 4-6PM

Meet & Greet Dominique Leach, winner of BBQ Brawl Season 4 and owner of Lexington Betty Smokehouse.

Plus, listen to live music and taste samples of Moors Brewing.

Bronzeville | 2/13 | 4-6:30PM

Two Fish To Go Sampling Event

Enjoy Mardi Gras cake, seafood boil, gumbo samples, cocktails and a NOLA style band.

Lombard | 2/23 | 4-6PM

Enjoy live music and samples from local vendors including:

Alexander James Whiskey
Lexington Betty Smokehouse
Love Cork Screw
Old Arthur's
Shock N Shrimp
Solomon's Sauces
Soul & Smoke
Special Taste Seasoning
Two Fish To Go
Uncle Jerry's Mac & Cheese

Feast on These Chef Favorite Recipes

Mariano’s Tastemakers and many popular Chefs throughout our area have collaborated to share this special collection of popular restaurant-quality recipes you can make with ease at home.

Explore More Local Flavors

Chicagoland is home to a flavorful assortment of local black-owned businesses that bring time-honored traditions and products with a tasty twist into our homes, our kitchens, and our plates.

Join Us in Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

Learn more about the local and national brands you (and we) love. Then fill your cart with their products, available from your neighborhood Mariano’s.

Danie's Natural Juices

This locally loved, black woman-owned business believes in the power of daily juice to transform your health first thing in the morning. Each Danie’s Natural Juice Blend is 100% all-natural, cold-pressed, and made without additives or extra flavorings. Danie’s Natural Juice Blends also offer many nutrients, minerals, and vitamins such as A, C, D, E, and K. If you haven’t yet tried Danie’s Natural Juice Blends for Your Health & Wellness, buy a bottle today!

Dinobi Detergent

Doing laundry is less of a chore and more of a feel-good, smells-good experience when you suds your duds with Chicago’s own plant-based Dinobi Detergent. As a mother of four, it was Sylvia Emuwa’s children who inspired her to create this unique detergent, made of precious ingredients for precious skin, and backed by the encouragement of her loving husband. One customer review exclaims, “I really love the fragrance it leaves on my linens.”

Doc's Gourmet

When Doc's Gourmet first opened for business in 1998, the Illinois-based company’s premiere product was a traditional tomato salsa. Using all-natural ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup is just what the Doc ordered and kept satisfied customers coming back for more! Today, Doc’s also makes a variety of other products, most notably specialty black bean salsa and peach salsa that you can find on the shelves at your local Mariano’s.

Essie Marie's Salad Dressings

Growing up on the South Side, Itiona Scott remembers how her mother, Essie Marie, fed their family the best food in the neighborhood. After her mom passed away from heart disease, Itiona created Essie Marie’s Dressings & Marinades in her honor. Today, make your family some of the best-tasting meals when you cook with each of the five heart‑healthy dressing varieties that Mariano’s carries. Try making Lemonette Cajun Seafood Pasta.

Danie's Natural Juices

This locally loved, black woman-owned business believes in the power of daily juice to transform your health first thing in the morning. Each Danie’s Natural Juice Blend is 100% all-natural, cold-pressed, and made without additives or extra flavorings. Danie’s Natural Juice Blends also offer many nutrients, minerals, and vitamins such as A, C, D, E, and K. If you haven’t yet tried Danie’s Natural Juice Blends for Your Health & Wellness, buy a bottle today!

Dinobi Detergent

Doing laundry is less of a chore and more of a feel-good, smells-good experience when you suds your duds with Chicago’s own plant-based Dinobi Detergent. As a mother of four, it was Sylvia Emuwa’s children who inspired her to create this unique detergent, made of precious ingredients for precious skin, and backed by the encouragement of her loving husband. One customer review exclaims, “I really love the fragrance it leaves on my linens.”

Doc's Gourmet

When Doc's Gourmet first opened for business in 1998, the Illinois-based company’s premiere product was a traditional tomato salsa. Using all-natural ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup is just what the Doc ordered and kept satisfied customers coming back for more! Today, Doc’s also makes a variety of other products, most notably specialty black bean salsa and peach salsa that you can find on the shelves at your local Mariano’s.

Essie Marie's Salad Dressings

Growing up on the South Side, Itiona Scott remembers how her mother, Essie Marie, fed their family the best food in the neighborhood. After her mom passed away from heart disease, Itiona created Essie Marie’s Dressings & Marinades in her honor. Today, make your family some of the best-tasting meals when you cook with each of the five heart‑healthy dressing varieties that Mariano’s carries. Try making Lemonette Cajun Seafood Pasta.

Every Body Eat

Chicagoans agree these thins are a great go-to for snack time. The company started when Nichole Wilson, who lives with dietary restrictions, teamed up with Trish Thomas to make clean, allergen friendly, gluten-free snacks for everybody! Mariano’s is proud to carry their delicious super-thin crackers and thins in flavors like Cheese-Less, Fiery Chili Lime, Chive & Garlic, and Sea Salt Chia. Share their love of delicious food when you try Every Body Eat!

FH Jerk Sauce

If you're craving a flavorful Caribbean cuisine experience but aren’t sure how or where to get started, look to local legends Whitney DuBois Gardner and Clifton Gardner of FH Jerk. Their line of Caribbean-inspired sauces, marinades, and seasonings are all-natural and made with no preservatives. This is 100% real Jerk made with real ingredients for real flavor. Fill your cart with Original Jerk Sauce, Signature Jerk Marinade, and Jerk Seasoning.

Goode Foods

You can feel good when you stock your cabinets with canned items by Goode Foods. The Lincolnshire, Illinois, company is “Dedicated to Good Nutrition for Our Country™” by canning mixed veggies, assorted beans, sweet peas, whole kernel corn, and more that is always low in sugar, sodium, and fats. Get creative in the kitchen cooking with Goode products when you make their recipes for Spinach and Chickpea Salad or No-Churn Corn Ice Cream.

Love Cork Screw

In 2013, Chrishon Lampley launched Love Cork Screw with six varieties of wine. Today, the work of this incredible black woman business owner is more than just wine, it’s a mood! Enjoy it. Drink it. Don’t overthink it. Her determination and entrepreneurial spirit over the years has skyrocketed Love Cork Screw to amazing success! Chrishon is also a Mariano’s Tastemaker and her wines can be found in our Adult Beverage Department.

Every Body Eat

Chicagoans agree these thins are a great go-to for snack time. The company started when Nichole Wilson, who lives with dietary restrictions, teamed up with Trish Thomas to make clean, allergen friendly, gluten-free snacks for everybody! Mariano’s is proud to carry their delicious super-thin crackers and thins in flavors like Cheese-Less, Fiery Chili Lime, Chive & Garlic, and Sea Salt Chia. Share their love of delicious food when you try Every Body Eat!

FH Jerk Sauce

If you're craving a flavorful Caribbean cuisine experience but aren’t sure how or where to get started, look to local legends Whitney DuBois Gardner and Clifton Gardner of FH Jerk. Their line of Caribbean-inspired sauces, marinades, and seasonings are all-natural and made with no preservatives. This is 100% real Jerk made with real ingredients for real flavor. Fill your cart with Original Jerk Sauce, Signature Jerk Marinade, and Jerk Seasoning.

Goode Foods

You can feel good when you stock your cabinets with canned items by Goode Foods. The Lincolnshire, Illinois, company is “Dedicated to Good Nutrition for Our Country™” by canning mixed veggies, assorted beans, sweet peas, whole kernel corn, and more that is always low in sugar, sodium, and fats. Get creative in the kitchen cooking with Goode products when you make their recipes for Spinach and Chickpea Salad or No-Churn Corn Ice Cream.

Love Cork Screw

In 2013, Chrishon Lampley launched Love Cork Screw with six varieties of wine. Today, the work of this incredible black woman business owner is more than just wine, it’s a mood! Enjoy it. Drink it. Don’t overthink it. Her determination and entrepreneurial spirit over the years has skyrocketed Love Cork Screw to amazing success! Chrishon is also a Mariano’s Tastemaker and her wines can be found in our Adult Beverage Department.

Moor's Brewing Co

Uniquely Chicago, Moor’s Brewing Co. pays homage to the rich untold history of their African ancestry and the “original craftsmen” who made it happen. There’s something refreshing about sipping an ice-cold Moor’s IPA and lager on game day or giving cheers to a win at work, a birthday, or celebration. Quench your thirst and support local Moor’s Brewing Co. when you fill your fridge or cooler with their beers from our Adult Beverage Department.

Old Arthur's

Great taste is timeless, and Old Arthur’s is proof. The classic recipes of this Chicago-based company were first formulated 160+ years ago by one of America’s original pit masters: Arthur Watts. Old Arthur’s award-winning recipes predate the U.S. Civil War and continue to win honors. The big, bold blends are free of high fructose corn syrup, gluten free, and non-GMO. Fill your cart with Old Arthur’s Mild BBQ Sauce and Hot & Spicy BBQ Sauce.

Pennie's Tea

More than a refreshing and comforting beverage, Pennie’s Tea is a part of a bold movement! As a domestic violence survivor, founder Pennie donates part of the Chicago tea company’s proceeds to help others in need. Show your support for this beloved hometown business with a purpose when you purchase loose-leaf teas in flavors like Black, Jasmine, Island Berry, and Detox, as well as bottled flavors like Ginger Peach Blast and Tropical Bliss.

Reggio's Pizza

Reggio’s legendary "butter crust" pies have been a longtime Chicago favorite ever since the family-owned pizzeria opened on the South Side in 1972. Today you can fill your freezer with everyone’s favorite Reggio’s varieties available at Mariano’s in our Frozen Foods Department. These hometown staples are a must-have to grab on busy days, for game days, birthday parties, gathering with your besties for nights of binge watching, and more.

Moor's Brewing Co

Uniquely Chicago, Moor’s Brewing Co. pays homage to the rich untold history of their African ancestry and the “original craftsmen” who made it happen. There’s something refreshing about sipping an ice-cold Moor’s IPA and lager on game day or giving cheers to a win at work, a birthday, or celebration. Quench your thirst and support local Moor’s Brewing Co. when you fill your fridge or cooler with their beers from our Adult Beverage Department.

Old Arthur's

Great taste is timeless, and Old Arthur’s is proof. The classic recipes of this Chicago-based company were first formulated 160+ years ago by one of America’s original pit masters: Arthur Watts. Old Arthur’s award-winning recipes predate the U.S. Civil War and continue to win honors. The big, bold blends are free of high fructose corn syrup, gluten free, and non-GMO. Fill your cart with Old Arthur’s Mild BBQ Sauce and Hot & Spicy BBQ Sauce.

Pennie's Tea

More than a refreshing and comforting beverage, Pennie’s Tea is a part of a bold movement! As a domestic violence survivor, founder Pennie donates part of the Chicago tea company’s proceeds to help others in need. Show your support for this beloved hometown business with a purpose when you purchase loose-leaf teas in flavors like Black, Jasmine, Island Berry, and Detox, as well as bottled flavors like Ginger Peach Blast and Tropical Bliss.

Reggio's Pizza

Reggio’s legendary "butter crust" pies have been a longtime Chicago favorite ever since the family-owned pizzeria opened on the South Side in 1972. Today you can fill your freezer with everyone’s favorite Reggio’s varieties available at Mariano’s in our Frozen Foods Department. These hometown staples are a must-have to grab on busy days, for game days, birthday parties, gathering with your besties for nights of binge watching, and more.

Signature Sweets Factory by Marcus J

At age 18, self-taught pastry chef Marcus J. Freeman turned this love of baking into a budding Chicagoland-area business. As his baking skill expanded, so did Marcus’ popularity, earning him the honors of catering a wide variety of local events. Today, this small Black-owned family-run bakery specializes in making the best Chicago Style Butter Cookies with high-quality ingredients like Mexican vanilla beans, Amish cream, and European butter.

Solomon's BBQ Products & Condiments

Turn up the flavor the next time you fire up the grill with Solomon’s collection of savoy BBQ sauces and lip-smacking condiments. With just one taste, you will see why Solomon’s had definitely earned their reputation as being the king of barbeque. Since launching in the 1970s, this Chicago‑area business has been mixing up their signature sauces using a family recipe that is all-natural, low salt, and free from gluten, sugar and preservatives.

Soul & Smoke

Chicago-area Chef D’Andre Carter and his wife, Heather, know BBQ and have earned a devoted following with their Soul & Smoke food truck. Inspired by a mix of St. Louis flavors, the secret spice blend in their signature Soul & Smoke Original BBQ Sauce is off the charts! It’s a sensational combination of deeply savoy; lively, fruity acidity, and not overtly sweet. Don’t wait to try Soul & Smoke. Add it to your ribs, chicken, pork, and more today!

Two Fish To Go

The local legends at Two Fish Crab Shack make it easy to devour some of their succulent seafood right in your own kitchen! Our partnership with these seafood masters brings you restaurant-quality offerings like Two Fish To Go seafood bags that include potatoes and corn. Add extra flavorful with their 3 Chi-Way Sauce. Find Two Fish To Go at Mariano’s Bronzeville, South Loop, Bridgeport, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Crystal Lake, and Vernon Hills.

Signature Sweets Factory by Marcus J

At age 18, self-taught pastry chef Marcus J. Freeman turned this love of baking into a budding Chicagoland-area business. As his baking skill expanded, so did Marcus’ popularity, earning him the honors of catering a wide variety of local events. Today, this small Black-owned family-run bakery specializes in making the best Chicago Style Butter Cookies with high-quality ingredients like Mexican vanilla beans, Amish cream, and European butter.

Solomon's BBQ Products & Condiments

Turn up the flavor the next time you fire up the grill with Solomon’s collection of savoy BBQ sauces and lip-smacking condiments. With just one taste, you will see why Solomon’s had definitely earned their reputation as being the king of barbeque. Since launching in the 1970s, this Chicago‑area business has been mixing up their signature sauces using a family recipe that is all-natural, low salt, and free from gluten, sugar and preservatives.

Soul & Smoke

Chicago-area Chef D’Andre Carter and his wife, Heather, know BBQ and have earned a devoted following with their Soul & Smoke food truck. Inspired by a mix of St. Louis flavors, the secret spice blend in their signature Soul & Smoke Original BBQ Sauce is off the charts! It’s a sensational combination of deeply savoy; lively, fruity acidity, and not overtly sweet. Don’t wait to try Soul & Smoke. Add it to your ribs, chicken, pork, and more today!

Two Fish To Go

The local legends at Two Fish Crab Shack make it easy to devour some of their succulent seafood right in your own kitchen! Our partnership with these seafood masters brings you restaurant-quality offerings like Two Fish To Go seafood bags that include potatoes and corn. Add extra flavorful with their 3 Chi-Way Sauce. Find Two Fish To Go at Mariano’s Bronzeville, South Loop, Bridgeport, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Crystal Lake, and Vernon Hills.