DKC Voices: Celebrating Hispanic + Latinx-Owned Businesses
From September 15th through October 15th, we celebrate Hispanic/ Latinx Heritage Month! For this month’s edition of DKC Voices, we asked for Hispanic/Latinx-owned business recommendations from our very own.
Recommended by Katelyn Alegria, Account Coordinator
This is an authentic Puerto Rican comfort food restaurant channeling the flavors of the Caribbean. They have locations in San Rafael, Mill Valley, and Petaluma, California.
Tierra Mia Coffee Company
Tierra Mia Coffee Company is a specialty coffee retailer and roaster that operates 20 retail locations in California, United States.
Hija De Tu Madre
A Latinx lifestyle brand that designs accessories, jewelry, apparel, stationary and more! You can find their products here.
Recommended by Alana Morales, Account Supervisor Public Affairs
Bronx Native is a collective brand that fully embodies what it means to be from the Bronx. Bronx Native also has sister brands, such as the Bronx Native Market, where local brands and artists get to showcase and sell their work. With other exciting and important ventures, such as the “The Salsa Project” which was designed to preserve Salsa in the Bronx and “Bronx Native Records” which highlights emerging musicians, the Bronx Native deserves all of our support.
Recommended by Nichole Rhondon, Senior Account Executive Media Tech
Zona de Cuba (A Piece of the Island in the Bronx)
Zona de Cuba uses humble, simple ingredients that are authentically Cuban and widely used within the Caribbean to provide an elevated experience for the senses. Taste, smell, sight, touch, and of course, hearing, with a mix of Cuban and Caribbean. The Cuban restaurant’s interior design is set to make guests feel like they’re in Cuba, from the furniture to décor to the plants.
Republica is the new Dominican food and party sensation that has taken the Inwood neighborhood by storm, featuring three floors to savor delicious eats and handcrafted cocktails. Enjoy a delicious large menu of gourmet Dominican dishes along with an extensive selection of meats and seafood prepared to perfection and served with our authentic Latin side dishes.
Recommended by Isabelle Robinson, Account Coordinator
Juicy Lucy is a tiny spot in the East Village that many people walk past without realizing! They sell a huge range of smoothies and Juices, as well as pastries. The ladies who run it are amazing and friendly.
KC Gourmet Empanadas
I asked my friend where we could get a decent Empanada (Although it is typically a Latin American Cuisine and we are both Hispanic), and he did not disappoint by showing me this great spot in the East Village. There are plenty of options to choose from, from savory to sweet.