The Seattle Storm are longtime racial justice advocates on and off the court, and we’ve teamed up to recommend 15 Black-owned small businesses for Storm fans to consider when deciding where to eat, drink, and shop.
Emma’s BBQ (Hillman City) – Owner Tess Thomas is a longtime admirer of the Seattle Storm as a force for positive change in the community.
Fat’s Chicken & Waffles (Central District) – You can go for the Wings, but the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit is what blew Crystal Langhorne away.
Marjorie (Capitol Hill) – Delicious food and delightful ambiance for a special occasion, like Thursday.
Shikorina Pastries (Central District) – Black, queer woman-owned zero waste bakery serving homemade poptarts, cookies, cupcakes, and more.
Umami Kushi (Rainier Beach) – Mercedes Russell has made the trip to try the diversity of okazu pan flavors, plus, there are made-to-order beignets available on the weekend.
Boon Boona Coffee (Renton) – A coffee shop and community space that celebrates coffee’s origin with beans sourced from East Africa.
Black Coffee Northwest (Shoreline) – You saw the Seattle Storm schedule release video, right?
Central Cafe and Juice Bar (Central District) – Fresh pressed juice, smoothies, coffee, and more. And be sure to check out this conversation between Crystal Langhorne and owner, Bridgette Johnson, a longtime resident of Seattle’s Central District.
Footprint Wine Tap (Capitol Hill) – Sustainably made wine on tap.
Metier Brewing Company (Central District) – Washington state’s first Black-owned brewery opened its flagship taproom in Seattle’s Central District in 2022.
Elementals Healing Boutique (Yesler Terrace) – This shop’s metaphysical magic is hard to put into words – a worthwhile Herbalism, Crystal/Reiki Healing, Womb Healing, and Aromatherapy destination.
Good Sister Shop (West Seattle) – Clean beauty and wellness products featuring BIPOC-owned brands, plus a variety of self-care services.
Noir Lux Candle Co. (Belltown) – Colina Bruce sells a candle called Mamba Mentality. Enough said.
QueenCare (Central District) Self-care products to indulge, engage & uplift. Crystal Langhorne sat down and spoke with owner, Monika Matthews last year to talk about how QueenCare proceeds benefit King County youth.
Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry (Madrona) – Ethical, sustainable, beautiful jewelry for someone special – like you!
Okay Seattle Storm fans, did we miss one of your favorite Black-owned small businesses? Let us know in the comments below!
Bonus: Most of the businesses above have gift cards available for sale in our Black History Month marketplace, where thanks to the generosity of Intentionalist partners like the Seattle Storm, you can save 20% through the end of February!
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