Your dollars can help create change for the better.
There’s a widespread movement across the country to shop black to protest the systemic racial injustices that exist in our society. According to the CDC, the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the black community. By spending money at Black-owned businesses, you can help combat this and fuel positive economic and social changes such as closing the racial wealth gap, creating jobs, and amplifying black voices.
Juneteenth is a prime opportunity to support the Black community and fuel change. That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of 15 local Black-owned businesses in Seattle (see below) that you can support today, and everyday! There’s also a crowd-sourced map tool you can use to discover more Black-owned businesses in your area.
BooSH Nursery is a Central District plant shop with a community-building goal, which translates to accessible prices, free services, and a welcoming feel.
Our Fabric Stash is “an innovative, eco-friendly fabric consignment shop” conveniently located at Pike Place Market.
Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry’s vision is to create beautiful jewelry that is modern while feeling classic at the same time.
This bakery offers everything from cupcakes and vegan treats to wedding cakes and birthday cakes.
This community-minded beer company in Ballard is a great place to enjoy interesting and hard-to-find beers and ciders.
With locations in Shoreline and Ballard, this Black-owned coffee shop strives to be a gathering space for the community. For Juneteenth they are offering a reparations latte, with the funds going to good causes.
Treat yourself to these hand-poured soy wax candles that are infused with essential oils.
This eatery serving up authentic Trinidadian food is so popular it now has two locations: Wallingford and South Lake Union.
This community-based cross-fit gym in South Seattle offers a supportive and encouraging atmosphere for all.
This local family-owned business has been serving up the best fried chicken in Seattle since 1984.
This popular soul-food restaurant in the Central District says their mission is “to foster community through the cultivation of fresh food and fine cooking.”
12. Plum Bistro
Looking for delicious vegan food in Seattle? You have to try Plum Bistro in Capitol Hill.
Black-owned and woman-powered, Marjorie offers to-go meals and reservations for its heated patio. Find it in Capitol Hill.
14. Jerk Shack
Enjoy classic Caribbean food at this restaurant centrally located between Pike Place Market and the Space Needle.
Owned by the same folks behind Communion, That Brown Girl Cooks makes amazing hummus and can cater your next event.