50 Latinx- and Hispanic-Owned Home & Kitchen Brands We Love
My childhood summers at abuelita’s house in Mexico City were always so fascinating to me — her home held colorful trinkets, traditional cookware, handcrafted furniture, and, of course, the best food and drinks!
My Latinx heritage has always played an important role in making my house a home — especially when it comes to the kitchen. Whether it’s the best hot sauces or artisanal placemats, choosing products that are not only inspired by my culture, but also made by my people are what makes the shopping process so special.
Here is a list of 50 Latinx- and Hispanic-owned or -operated businesses and brands to fill your kitchen with this month (in honor of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month) and beyond!
Kayla Castañeda and Erin PonTell created the often sold-out Agua Bonita to have a sugar-free option to the traditional aguas frescas of Mexico. With flavors such as pineapple cucumber and watermelon chile, these refreshing beverages taste like summertime without the overwhelming sweetness. Get them while you can!
More info: Watermelon Agua Fresca, $30 at Agua Bonita
Calabash Tea & Tonic
Fifth-generation herbalist and natural lifestyle expert Sunyatta Amen created Calabash Tea & Tonic with her Syrian-Jamaican and Cuban roots in mind. Calabash’s teas, tonics, and spices focus on self-care, immunity health, and wellness.
Buy: Love Potion Chai, from $9.99 at Calabash Tea & Tonic
Bodega Catena Zapata
Argentinian father-daughter duo Nicolás Catena Zapata and Laura Catena operate their family vineyard together, which was started by their ancestors in 1902. Today, Bodega Catena Zapata boasts dozens of wines, including the notable Argentinian Malbec.
Buy: Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino, $99.99 at Vivino
Doña Vega Mezcal
Prefer mezcal over tequila? Then Doña Vega Mezcal is the bottle you. Owner and founder Sonya Vega has traveled throughout Oaxaca and met with Mexican women mezcaleras. Together, they created a light, smoky, smooth drink that’ll make a splash on any bar cart.
Buy: Espadín, $49.99 at Doña Vega Mezcal
If tequila is more your style, Espolòn Tequila is the perfect, award-winning choice. Master distiller Cirilo Oropeza spent decades perfecting the art of tequila making, creating the now highly popular Espolòn Tequila. It was founded in Mexico, but is now owned by Campari Group. Get blanco for margaritas, reposado for shots with friends, and añejo for a slow sip.
Buy: Espolón Tequila Blanco, from $26.99 at Drizly
It’s likely you’ve seen the Argentinian-owned Guayakí Yerba Mate at your local grocery store. The delicious yerba mate infusions — offered in such flavors as Revel Berry, Enlighten Mint, and Lemon Elation — are the ideal refreshing drink with an energizing boost. Plus, there are sparkling and bottled versions, too!
Buy: Guayaki Yerba Mate, Revel Berry, 12-pack, $39.99 at Guayakí
Colombian-owned Muchacha Coffee not only has a rich, medium-roast blend, but it’s also dedicated to empowering and supporting women-owned businesses in the coffee industry. Which means you can feel even better when drinking your morning cup!
Buy: Coffee Inés, $18 at Muchacha Coffee
The idea for Progeny Coffee came to Maria Palacio after moving to the U.S. from Colombia. She noticed the expensive coffee-shop experience and realized an $8 specialty coffee could go a long way for Colombian coffee farmers. Teaming up with co-founder John Trabelsi, Palacio created a company that would not only highlight its farmers, but also provide free education and agricultural support.
Buy: Ardiente, $17 at Progeny Coffee
Best friends Hannah Matthew Martinez, of Puerto Rican descent, and Hannah Brock, of Colombian descent, started Salut as a way to enjoy drinks with all-natural ingredients and zero-added sugar. Salut offers six infusions (think: Berry Beautiful and Espresso Martini) made from dried fruits and herbs to create delicious cocktails or mocktails. All you have to do is add your choice of liquid!
Buy: Berry Beautiful, $29 at Salut
Topo Chico is one of the most popular beverages out there on the market, but did you know it’s been sourced and bottled in Mexico since 1895? The beloved sparkling water has since expanded its flavors to include Twist of Lime and Twist of Grapefruit, as well as a line of hard seltzer.
Buy: Topo Chico Mineral Water, $17.99 at Topo Chico
Established in Puerto Rico, Cleancult uses plant-based, sustainable formulas in its extensive line of cleaning products made with Cococlean technology (using coconuts and other biodegradable elements). With dishwasher pods, dish soap, and more, Cleancult offers eco-friendly products to keep your kitchen sparkling clean.
Buy: Complete Home Bundle, $89.99 at Cleancult
Pretty much every Latinx family is familiar with Fabuloso, the all-purpose cleaner with the long-lasting fresh scent. Created in Venezuela in 1980, Fabuloso has become a mainstream cleaning staple (it’s owned by Colgate-Palmolive today) that now transcends cultures. Use it to clean counters, kitchen floors, and the stovetop.
Buy: Fabuloso Lavender Scent All-Purpose Cleaner, $7.36 at Amazon
The Honest Company
Third-generation Mexican American actress and founder of The Honest Company, Jessica Alba started her waste-conscious company with safe ingredients in mind. The Honest Company has everything you need, including refillable multi-surface cleaner and reusable microfiber towels, to keep your kitchen super clean.
Buy: Clean Vibes Kit, $39.99 at The Honest Company
Soap bars aren’t just for the bathroom — especially during a time when we are conscious about washing our hands so often. Lilasuds founder, Desirée Velazquez, highlights her Puerto Rican heritage with small-batch soap bars, like coffee-inspired Cafecito and Guac Star, made with vitamin A-rich avocado purée.
Buy: Cafecito, $12.50 at Lilasuds
Founder Sandra Velasquez was inspired by her Mexican culture to create Nopalera, a line of soothing cactus soaps that keep hands smooth and clean. Made with plant butters and oils, her soaps will leave your skin feeling nourished and moisturized.
Buy: Flor de Mayo Cactus Soap, $14 at Nopalera
Cookware and Tabletop
Elexia de la Parra started Artelexia after getting inspired by the colorful gift shops of the American Southwest. The shops reminded her of the rich traditions of her Mexican culture. Artelexia offers a variety of goods sourced from vendors and artisans throughout Mexico. It’s your one-stop shop for glassware, napkins, cookbooks, and stoneware dishes.
Buy: Otomi Oven Mitt & Pot Holder Set, $30 at Artelexia
Calavera Press specializes in Mexican-inspired textiles and decor that add a lively pop of color and culture to any kitchen. The serape aprons, oven mitts, and tortilla warmers also make great gifts for any home chef.
Buy: Mexican Serape Apron, $20 at Etsy
Based in Cartagena, Colombia, Chiqui de Echaverría describes herself as a “lover of rare and beautiful objects.” To share her love of traveling around the world and her collection of global treasures, she opened an online boutique called Casa Chiqui. Don’t miss gorgeous must-haves, like cactus-shaped salt-and-pepper shakers and this glass tumbler.
Buy: Large Blue Carved Glass, $5 at Casa Chiqui
As the owner of Casitasign, Monica Cervantes was inspired to create wooden coasters, cutting boards, serving boards, and signs with phrases her mother would tell her growing up. The “Hay comida en la casa” (there’s food at home) Cutting Board makes for a nice daily reminder.
Buy: “Hay comida en la casa” Cutting Board, $27 at Etsy
After traveling extensively between 2014 and 2017, Carina Santoyo was inspired to start Ceremonia. She has partnered with artisans from Indonesia and Mexico to source sustainable handcrafted items, such as bamboo cutlery, fringed woven placemats, and rattan shell coasters.
Buy: Handwoven Linen Napkin Set, $58 at Ceremonia
Keeping ancestral techniques in mind, all products from Guelaguetza Designs are made with dedication and passion by the hands of Mexican artisans. Whether you need a spoon rest, molcajete, or tortillero, Guelaguetza Designs offers finely crafted Mexican home goods for la cocina.
Buy: Birds Guerrero Spoon Rest, $15 at Guelaguetza Designs
Ellen Marie Bennett couldn’t stand the cheap-quality aprons she wore as a line cook, so she started making her own. The half-Mexican, L.A.-born chef created Hedley&Bennett, a line of kitchen workwear and accessories, including its well-known handcrafted aprons. They look so good, you’ll want matching ones for the entire family.
Buy: The Carryall Apron, $85 at Hedley&Bennett
Established in Colombia in 1934, Imusa cookware and appliances are essential to Latinx kitchens and are now owned by Groupe SEB. You can find Imusa’s products, like the versatile stone caldero (cauldron), at large retailers, including Amazon, Target, and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Buy: Imusa Black Stone 4.4-Quart Caldero, $15.97 at Amazon
La Mexicana has been a popular Latinx cookware brand since 1984, best known for its terra-cotta clay products. The clay casserole and hand-painted pots and pitchers, for example, also double as authentic and cultural Mexican decor for your kitchen.
Buy: Cast Iron Comal, $24.99 at La Mexicana
Mandana Blvd. is all about Japanese minimalism and Brazilian modernism. Partners and founders Cristina Ramos and Nu Goteh started Mandana Blvd. with their favorite vintage finds in mind, curating standout collections of glassware, vases, and wooden furniture.
More info: Mandana Blvd.
Melanie Abrantes Designs
Founder and designer Melanie Abrantes founded her company in 2013 after noticing the growth in demand for handmade goods. With a passion for woodworking and the use of unique materials, Melanie Abrantes Designs carries elegant household items like cork wine coolers and wooden cooking spoons.
Buy: Cork Wine Cooler, $110 at Melanie Abrantes Design
Mexico in My Pocket
Mexican-American journalist Luisa Navarro founded Mexico in My Pocket after confronting her own negative cultural identity. Luisa created her company as a platform to not only bring awareness to her travel tips and cultural recipes, but also to create an online shop with artisanal Mexican goods, like authentic clay mugs, swoon-worthy wooden cheese boards, and one-of-a-kind wooden utensils.
Buy: Rainbow Serving Board, from $85 at Mexico in My Pocket
Founders Alex Lopez, Danny Vivian, and Rachel Matos of the subscription box service and shop MyCajita have worked with more than 1,000 Mexican artisans to offer monthly curated, limited-edition boxes filled with handmade products, such as glassware, multi-colored Talavera tile coasters, and molcajetes.
Buy: Handblown Glass Pitcher, $49, and Talavera Tile Coasters, $30 at MyCajita
Based in California, OF Boutique offers high-quality, handmade textiles by artisans throughout Mexico. With all sorts of goodies including Oaxacan placemats, tortilla warmers, and vibrant table runners and tablecloths, this Etsy shop has all your kitchen textile needs covered.
Buy: Traditional Handmade Mexican Tablecloth, $95 at Etsy
If you own a cast iron tortilla press, it’s likely a Victoria. A third-generation family brand, Victoria was founded in Colombia in 1939 and has since become one of the most popular cast iron brands, known for its skillet, tortilla press, and paella pan.
Buy: 8-inch Cast Iron Tortilla Press, $19.78 at Amazon
Breukelen Rub Spice Co.
Brooklyn-based husband and wife team Chef JD and Isalia Lebron launched Breukelen Rub Spice Co. in 2017 to combine cultural and culinary experiences. Two of their blends, East New York and Abuela’s Adobo, are a special nod to their neighborhoods and upbringings. Use the rubs for soups, stews, and grilling.
Buy: Abuela’s Adobo All Purpose Spice, $15 at Breukelen Rub Spice Co.
Brazilian confectioner Zeila Santos-Schappelle came up with the idea for Brigadeiro Sprinkles after making brigadeiros, traditional Brazilian truffles made with condensed milk and cocoa, for her daughter’s birthdays. Taste a bit of Brazil with the caipirinha and guava brigadeiros.
Buy: Classic Brigadeiro, $16 at Brigadeiro Sprinkles
Owners Lilly Cabral and My Thai launched Calivolve to de-stigmatize the use of cannabis as a natural remedy. Calivolve’s gluten-free and vegan chocolate truffles are made with Belgian dark chocolate and added touches like cherries, mint, or matcha.
Buy: Restore Collection Box, $32 at Calivove
Chosen Foods celebrates one of the most beloved Mexican ingredients: the avocado. With avocado-based oils, sprays, dressings, and mayos, Chosen Foods products are delicious additions to any pantry. The avocado oil mayos alone are worth the hype, including flavors infused with wasabi and roasted garlic.
Buy: Avocado Oil Spray, $7.99 at Chosen Foods
Helados La Neta
Ice cream brand Helados La Neta, a slang phrase in Spanish meaning “The Truth,” consists of Mexican-inspired flavors, like horchata and avocado with lime. Each flavor aims to bring the traditional and authentic heladería (corner ice cream shop) experience so you can transport yourself to the streets of Mexico. Find it at grocers nationwide, including H-E-B, Albertson’s, and Safeway.
More info: Horchata Clásica
Peruvian entrepreneur Ismael Petrozzi and his wife, Lisa, founded LLamaLand Organics with the goal of bringing the Andean diet to American pantries. With ancient superfoods like quinoa, maca, and lucuma, the spreads and cereals make for a delicious breakfast or afternoon snack.
Buy: Superfruit Spread Variety Set, $22.47 on LLamaLand Organics
Founded by a group of Latinx and multi-cultural culinary enthusiasts, Loísa is a line of seasoning blends and spices that adds Latin flavor to your favorite dishes. Try their new Sofrito sauce for a rich, savory taste.
Buy: Flavor Trio Combo Pack, $29 at Loísa
Micheladas Matacrudas (MMC)
Cousins Marcos and Jorge Rosales started MMC after creating and selling their rim paste out of the back of their truck. Rim paste is a sweet and salty addition to kick off any spirit, as it coats the rim of your glass. Today, MMC rim paste and mixes are available in more than 150 locations throughout California and Las Vegas as well as online.
Buy:Tamarindo Rim Paste, $8.99 at BuyMyLiquor.com
Cactus is not only one of Mexico’s most popular foods, but it’s also a symbol of culture with Indigenous roots. That’s what inspired Regina Trillo, hailing from Mexico City, to create her crunchy cactus snacks Nemi Holisticks. Trillo wanted to take the food she grew up with and remove its intimidating look, adding unique flavor combinations, like churro cinnamon and chile turmeric.
Buy: Chili Turmeric Nemi Holisticks, $19.99 at Amazon
As the founder of Pisqueya, Maritza Abreu started her line of hot sauces in 1986 from a passed-down Dominican family recipe in Brooklyn. Using natural, fresh ingredients like scotch bonnet and passion fruit from the Caribbean, Pisqueya hot sauces add a wave of tropical heat to your cooking.
Buy: Gift Box, $16 at Pisqueya
Porto’s Bakery & Cafe
The iconic Cuban bakery Porto’s has been the go-to spot for every Southern Californian. Now, with the bake-at-home option, pastry-lovers nationwide can order Porto’s frozen bestsellers to enjoy anywhere. Serve up the bakery’s famous cheese rolls and potato balls at your next dinner party. (One of our editors actually just had the potato balls and says they’re an absolute must try!)
Buy: Cheese Roll, $16.99 at Porto’s Bakery & Cafe
Siete Foods was founded in 2014 by the Garzas, a family of siete (seven). After daughter Veronica was diagnosed with autoimmune disorders, she and the rest of the family adopted a grain-free diet, but all were missing the staples of their Mexican culture. Siete Foods was then born as a line of natural and grain-free foods for anyone to enjoy. Look for the brand at Target, Whole Foods, Walmart, and Amazon.
Buy: Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips, $30 at Amazon
Founded in 1985 by Mexican national Horacio Fernandez, popular Tajín has become a leading seasoning brand throughout Mexico and the U.S. Tajín can be used to add its lime-chile flavor to almost anything, including fruits and veggies, cocktails, and desserts.
Buy: Tajín Clásico Chile Lime Seasoning, $5.99 at Amazon
Tia Lupita Foods
If you love your mami’s homemade hot sauce and tortillas, then Tia Lupita Foods is for you. Hector Saldivar started Tia Lupita Foods to pay homage to his family’s Mexican recipes and his mother, affectionately known to everyone as Tia Lupita (Aunt Lupita).
Buy: Tia Lupita Cactus Tortilla Chips, $5.99 at Tia Lupita Foods
Chef Jocelyn Ramirez started Todo Verde in 2015 to create delicious plant-based food inspired by her Mexican and Ecuadorian roots. Todo Verde’s new line of seasoning includes al pastor, carnitas, and tinga flavors. Use a sprinkle on your favorite tofu and jackfruit for a dash of Mexican flavor.
Buy: La Familia Trio of Seasoning, $36 at Todo Verde
Gourmet cotton candy with a Latin influence is an uncommon snack, but that’s exactly what founder Lucia Rios had in mind when creating her small company Twisted. With flavors like churro, horchata, and mango with chili powder, Twisted is the perfect sweet to bring out the kid in you.
More info: Twisted
If you grew up Latinx, you’ve definitely collected a few Vero candies from falling piñatas at family parties. Vero’s unique sweet and spicy flavors bring a Mexican flair to a simple lollipop or gummy. While the business began in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, it’s now owned by Barcel USA. Find their bestselling Vero Elote and Vero Mango lollipops on Amazon, at Walmart, or in your local grocery store.
Buy: Vero Elotes Paletas Sabor Fresa and Vero Mango Con Chile, $14.49 at Amazon
Brazilian design is at the forefront of Bossa Furniture’s curated pieces. Founder and curator Isabela Milagre selects mid-century and contemporary dining tables, chairs, and bar carts inspired by a cultural flair.
More info: Joaquim Tenreiro Dining Set, price available by request
Comité de Proyectos
In 2014, Andrea Flores and Lucía Soto founded interior and furniture design studio Comité de Proyectos in Mexico City. Their collection of dining tables, chairs, and stools are a mix of handcrafted, natural Mexican materials and modern design to create statement pieces for any kitchen.
More info: Mexico Sideboard, price available by request
If your aesthetic is more rustic, DeMejico offers a selection of vintage furniture made with hand-dyed leather, reclaimed and exotic woods, and other natural materials. Founded in Tequila, Mexico, DeMejico stocks artisanal furniture for the kitchen and dining room, including a Hacienda-style hutch or mesquite dining table.
More info: Antigua Hutch, price available by request
Do you have any favorite Latinx- and Hispanic-owned businesses to add? Tell us in the comments below.