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QuickBooks Small Business Guide to Inglewood, California

Where to eat, drink, shop, and support small businesses in the City of Champions

The vibrant and growing city of Inglewood is near and dear to our hearts, with the new Intuit Dome set to open for the 2024 NBA season. Located in southwest Los Angeles, it’s a community full of rich culture, cuisine, and entrepreneurial spirit.

As part of our ongoing efforts to spotlight small business owners, we recently sat down with four businesses in Inglewood to learn about their business journey and the incredible impact they are each having on the rapidly growing City of Champions. 

For Leslie Jones of 1010 Wine and Events, it’s an exciting time for people like her that were born and raised in Inglewood. “We know the heart of Inglewood. So for Inglewood to now have the spotlight on it, I think that’s pretty cool,” she says. 

With all of the events happening in the neighborhood that continually bring people to visit, we asked the business owners to share their favorite local spots. The hard part? Narrowing the list down. 

“Now that these businesses have popped up like flowers growing from the concrete, I’m excited. I’m thrilled. My kids love it. We’re walking. We’re able to frequent businesses of people who are invested in the betterment of the community,” Claudine Cooper of The Grace Space told us about the growth in the neighborhood she’s proud to call home.

The next time you’re in town for a basketball or football game, a concert, a championship, or just to explore the area, check out the list below for where to eat, drink, shop, and support small businesses in Inglewood. 


Sip & Sonder: More than a coffee shop, Sip & Sonder was created to bring an entrepreneurial and creative hub to Inglewood. Stop by for coffee, bites, and a taste of Inglewood’s connected culture. They also have a nonprofit focused on financial literacy. 

Find them at 108 S Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301

Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen: The Inglewood location opened in 2019 to bring a hub for community and coffee to the neighborhood. From beignets to bowls to their signature droptop sandwiches, Hilltop is a great stop for your caffeine fix, breakfast, or lunch. 

Find them at 170 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301


1010 Wine and Events: opened by siblings Leslie and Le Jones, you’ll find the largest selection of Black-owned wines and “one of the most underrated food menus in the city” at Inglewood’s first and only wine bar. 

Find them at 1010 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302

1010 Wine and Events

Jamz Creamery: Across the street from Dulan’s, you’ll find this favorite spot to satisfy your sweet tooth. As one of the business owners told us, “Their ice cream is fire.” 

Find them at 231 E Manchester Blvd #1717, Inglewood, CA 90301

Crowns & Hops: While we anxiously await the opening of the flagship location, which will be just down the street from all of the action around town, you can find their beers, like the 8 Trill Pils and the Inglewood Juice IPA, in locations across the city.

Crowns & Hops

Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen: A soul food neighborhood staple since 1975, Dulan’s is not to be missed. Come hungry and enjoy a heaping plate of entrees like fried chicken and short ribs, sides, and cornbread. 

Find them at 202 E Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301

Fiesta Martin: A family business that’s been serving up traditional Mexican favorites in Inglewood for decades. 

Find them at 300 E Florence Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301

Sweet Red Peach: This family-owned and operated bakery specializing in Southern desserts is “a must.” 

Find them at 1035 S Prairie Ave #2, Inglewood, CA 90301

Nile Bar: If you’re looking for a sports bar after the game, head to Nile Bar on Market Street, where locals love to connect after hours. 

Find them at 207 S Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301


Philthy Ragz: A women’s designer clothing boutique that focuses on inclusivity and styles for every body type. All items are designed in-house by owner Gaynelle White. 

Find them at 201 S Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301

The Salt Eaters Bookshop: Opened in 2021 by Asha Grant, The Salt Eaters Bookshop is an Indie bookshop that prioritizes stories by and about Black women, femmes, and gender-expansive people. 

Find them at 302 E Queen St, Inglewood, CA 90301


La Create Space: founded by Marisa and Terell Johnson, La Create Space provides a place for creative community building, including event, production, and meeting spaces. 

Find them at 401 E Hillcrest, Suite I, Inglewood, CA 90301

La Create Space

The Grace Space: Co-owned by Marisa Johnson and Claudine Cooper, The Grace Space provides a place for people from all walks of life to find wellness. Check out their class schedule. 

Find them at 401 E Hillcrest, Suite H, Inglewood, CA 90301

The Grace Space

The Miracle Theater: located on Market Street, The Miracle Theater hosts events and provides a stage for local artists and touring acts. 

Find them at 226 S Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301

As Teo Hunter of Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. told us, “Come to Inglewood—what are you waiting on? Why are you sitting down? Show up. There are so many spots.” 

Help us support the local businesses invested in Inglewood. Happy exploring!

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