Did you know Hispanic Heritage Month starts today? The month-long celebration (Thurs., Sept. 15-Sat., Oct. 15) is a national holiday dedicated to recognizing the contributions + achievements of Hispanic Americans.
Here are five Hispanic-owned businesses in the Triangle to consider supporting this month:
📍 109 E. Franklin St., Ste. 100, Chapel Hill
Books and churros go hand in hand at Epilogue Books, an independent bookstore that opened in 2019. Owners Miranda and Jaime Sanchez took their love of food, culture, and books and transformed it into a bookstore experience unlike any other found in the Triangle. Pro tip: Check out Epilogue’s staff picks if you need a recommendation for your next read — and don’t forget to check out its new sister shop, Prologue Used and Rare Books, right next door.
📍 11 locations throughout the Triangle
Ruby Bakhshi started Alpaca in 2006 — since then, the business has expanded across the Triangle. The family-owned business specializes in Peruvian “Pollo a la Brasa”-style rotisserie chicken, marinated and slow cooked over natural wood charcoal in a custom-made rotisserie oven. Yum.
Gonza Tacos Y Tequila
📍 Six locations in the Triangle
Gonza Salamanca and Carlos Rodriguez opened this award-winning taco + tequila joint in 2011. Diners will find colorful decor, hand-crafted cocktails, and authentic Colombian-Mexican cuisine at Gonza. Pro tip: While the weather is still nice, grab a table on the patio and dine outside at the North Raleigh location.
📍 223 S. West St., Ste. 1100
Colombian Willy Stewart and his engineering firm, Stewart, are behind some of the most exciting development projects in the Triangle. Comprised of ~200 employees across eight offices, the company works with domestic + international clients to provide a range of services including civil engineering, landscape architecture, structural engineering + more.
📍714 W. Peace St. (next to Peace Street Market)
Urban Pothos is an eclectic houseplant shop with unique plants and a classroom space for workshops. The shop is Latinx and LGBTQ-owned. Pro tip: If you don’t have a green thumb and your plants are looking a little sad, book a 30-minute, in-home plant consultation with the Urban Pothos team to assess your plants’ needs.
We know there are dozens of other Hispanic-owned businesses in the Triangle. Share your favorites with us here.*