Each year, roughly 2,500 to 3,500 refugees resettle in Georgia, bringing new skills, enriching their new communities with vibrant cultures and helping the local economy thrive. In fact, of the more than 63,000 refugees who now call Georgia home, more than 5,000 are entrepreneurs.
Check out these refugee-owned businesses around the Atlanta metro area that are serving their community while sharing their cultures and a little piece of home.
Kabul Market is notably known as the only Afghan market in Georgia. The grocery store provides the Atlanta metro area and beyond, with a range of Afghan products, such as freshly baked Afghan bread, freshly cut Halal meats, spices, sweets and other Afghan products.
The Bombchel Factory
Located at the Ponce City Market, The Bombchel Factory offers contemporary West African clothing and merchandise made in Liberia. This ethical fashion brand not only offers an array of vibrant outfits and accessories but strives to provide job opportunities to refugees residing in Atlanta.
Sweet Sweet Syria
Sweet Sweet Syria is a local home-based bakery owned and operated by Syrian refugees. The bakery strives to provide its Atlanta community with a diverse selection of Syrian pastries and foods such as coconut macaroons, traditional Syrian cookies, and savory dishes like baba ganoush and hummus.
EM & EM Asian Grocery
EM &EM Asian Grocery Market, is a family-operated grocery store that specializes in Southeast Asian groceries, offering products from Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, India and more.
Aleppo Kitchen brings the authentic taste of Syrian cuisine to the community of Clarkston. This full-service catering business offers a range of Syrian dishes, including delicious treats like sweet baklava and kofta.
Serving the greater Atlanta community, Mint Coffeehouse is an espresso bar on wheels that creates and serves customized espresso drinks on demand. The espresso bar can roll into homes, offices, weddings, parties, schools or anywhere people gather, serving events of all sizes.
Located in Duluth, Kababji Grill serves a variety of Mediterranean dishes, such as Chicken Shawarma, Mix Kabab and more. The restaurant provides both dine-in options at its physical location and delivers throughout the Atlanta metro area.
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