Any day is a good day to support some of the best black-owned businesses Seattle has to offer. From restaurants and coffee shops, to grocery delivery and financial planners, these enterprising companies have families and kids in mind.MoreLess
Barely two months old, this hot new brick and mortar, serving up “Seattle Soul,” is the latest venture from That Brown Girl Cooks! duo Chef Kristi Brown and her son, Damon Bomar. You’ll find favorites from TBGC!’s menu, like the Black Eyed Pea Hummus at COMMUNION, alongside new creations that blend American soul food with Pacific Northwest influences—the Catfish Po’Mi is a great example of this ingenious mashup. Grab some for takeout or delivery today.
If you love books, love people and love social justice, we’ve discovered the perfect hang-out spot for you. Estelita’s Library is a justice-focused community library and bookstore. Its mission is to foster a community space for people to build and learn through thoughtful interactions with each other. This unique space features a curated community bookstore and library with titles focused on social justice, ethnic studies and liberation movements.
If you’ve got your heart set on a new-to-you vintage or mid-century piece for your space, chances are you’ll find it at Jacob Willard Home. This family-owned furniture store located in Rainier Valley has been part of the Hillman City community for around a decade. Known for their record player and vintage vinyl collection, this is more than just a furniture spot.
Black Coffee Northwest’s motto is “grounded in excellence,” and their commitment to brewing up great coffee and being a community hub for Black youth is just that. An internship program, after school study hours and serving as the Northside Step Team's home are just some of the ways this business empowers local youth. Plus, folks will find an array of Black-made products in their Black Marketplace any time you visit. Drive through to warm up on a chilly winter day.
Crush your Southern comfort food craving on a cold winter day when you head to Nana’s in Kent. Owned by the Minor family, the traditional Southern favorites you'll find on their simple but scrumptious menu pay homage to great-grandma, Myrtle Henderson's cooking. The Mains are fried to perfection and the Sides are everything you want them to be—whether you’re eating collard greens, picnic-perfect potato salad or simply sweet candied yams. Families can pick up a meal or have it delivered.
Because there's always room for pie, there's Baked From the Hart. Proclaimed Pie Guy, Bill Hart has been baking up from-scratch pies for over 20 years and it shows. Flakey, buttery crusts and traditional as well as inventive flavors (he’s known for his sweet bean supreme pies) are what you’ll get in every bite. While pie lovers can't enjoy his pies in the cozy café for now, families can still order them for pick up.
Mom boss makeover, anyone? Kim at Uniquely Savvy can help. Her styling services save parents time and money by keeping them “tailored to the task.” Not sure what to wear for your body type or shape? Kim knows. And when it comes to your personal brand, she works with women to drill down and get to the heart of who they are, defining their strengths and talents so they’re seen and heard for the right reasons. It’s all about building confidence so you can look and do your best.
When local farmer’s markets shut down due to the pandemic, ag-heads Amber and Damon had a brilliant idea. They would bridge the gap by working with local farms to deliver fresh produce and other products directly to doorsteps in Seattle. And Local Yokels was born. With a focus on sustainability, be it environmental or economic, families can feel good about using this service to get groceries, health and beauty products, even weekly subscription boxes delivered for free.
Whether you’re looking for a special gift for someone or a pick-me-up for yourself, you’ll find creative and responsibly-made necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more at this downtown shop that’s by appointment only. In addition to using recycled materials to make their inspired designs, Valerie Mason Jewelry is committed to sourcing conflict-free diamonds (usually) from Canada.
Craving something hearty, filling and flavorful? You’re destined to find just what you’re looking for at Fat’s, a southern style, New Orleans-influenced restaurant in the heart of the Central District. Using authentic and natural ingredients, Fat’s serves up soulful delights including their signature chicken & waffles, shrimp & grits, red beans & rice and more. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, there is something on the menu to tantalize your taste buds. Try the Fat’s Sampler, you'll love it!
As the name implies, Maya Whole Health Studio offers services that connect your mind, body and spirit and work to bring health and energy to patrons and the community. Whether you’re looking for an innovative yoga class, a great Pilates workout, a restful massage or an acupuncture session, you can find expert practitioners here.
Gresham Financial owner, Isaiah Gresham is about to embark on an amazing adventure with his wife, Marta...the two are currently expecting their first child. It's exciting moments like these that call for financial peace of mind, whether you're on your first or fourth (or beyond!) baby. And that's what families will find when they work with Gresham Financial to prepare annual taxes or plan for college tuition or private school fees. We heart that Gresham even teaches financial classes for kids.
Creative confections and cakes abound at KJ’s Cakery Bakery. This boutique bake shop offers custom desserts that meet every customer’s specific request. Founder, Kathy Jo Miller, has had a love for baking and an entrepreneurial spirit since she was a young girl. Her first foray into the bakery world was Taylor Made Pantry, a bakery focusing on cake pops. The business grew and evolved and KJ’s Cakery Bakery was born, creating uniquely-designed, made-to-order cakes and desserts.
The Station Community Coffee House serves up more than just coffee and delicious food; it serves community. An icon in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood for many decades, The Station is home to artists, activists, advocates and others in search of a good cup of coffee. Try a cup of locally-sourced coffee and pair it with a sandwich (psst... put the El Centro on your list, a sandwich loaded with chicken, avocado, spinach, pepperjack, jalapeno and tomatoes).
Sweat your way to wellness at City Sweats, Seattle’s infrared sauna lounge. Come alone or bring a friend (hello, gal pal time!) and discover the healthy benefits of sweating it out. Explore other holistic detox treatments like a sauna wrap, lymphatic drainage, organic facial or organic massage when you visit. It's a sure fire way to treat yourself to a relaxing, quiet time that will refresh your mind and body.
We love this local biz that started out years ago as a mobile fashion studio and has since grown into a thriving business with two storefront locations (on Queen Anne and in West Seattle), focused on making fashion inclusive. Owner Malika Siddiq is passionate about fashion and she wants to make sure Lovelies of all shapes and sizes can find passion in their wardrobe as well. With expert stylists waiting at the ready, this is a great spot to find the perfect outfit for any night!
Grab some of Scoop Du Jour’s delicious ice cream in a waffle cone and walk down to the park or waterfront in Madison Park. No frills and around forever, Scoop Du Jour is an unpretentious, beloved Seattle tradition. Don’t miss out on their kid-approved burgers or grilled cheese, either.
Get ready for a 45-minute transformative cycling experience that will keep you coming back for more! From high-end cycle bikes to top notch instructor-curated playlists, muted lighting to tiered seating, this cycle studio caters to all riders–from beginning to advanced. For more than 20 years, founder and master instructor, Aina Oyewole-Williams, has been bringing fitness-minded people together to heal, transform and connect.
Rainier Health & Fitness is so much more than a gym. This South Seattle non-profit health organization makes exercise fun, accessible, and affordable. It encourages healthy lifestyles, strong bodies, and authentic community through its high-quality fitness center. Founder Sili Kalepo, along with friends and non-profit Urban Impact, opened the first gym in 2005 inside a warehouse after recognizing that fitness centers were sparse in South Seattle neighborhoods.
JuneBaby is a celebration of Southern food, sharing its delicious tastes, textures and flavors through signature dishes like JuneBaby’s Fried Chicken and Red Beans & Rice with Hotlink Ragu. We also love their vegan menu favorites like Oven Roasted Beets with Walnuts, Ancient Grain Salad and Smoked Carrots. In addition to spreading the love of Southern food throughout Seattle, JuneBaby shares the cuisine’s humble beginnings.