To celebrate the first Sounders FC home game of AAPI Heritage Month, we’re inviting fans to get to know five Asian-owned businesses in Seattle’s Chinatown International District.
On Sunday, May 2 we’re opening a $200 tab at each business so that you can enjoy a treat on us!
- Offers are only available when ordering in-person or over the phone unless noted below
Fuji Bakery – International District (7:30 AM-4 PM)
Fuji Bakery is an East-meets-West endeavor, combining ingredients and techniques from Japan and France to create wonders like the Yuzu Bacon Epi. Akihiro Nakamura founded Fuji Bakery to provide Seattle with a Japanese artisan bakery. In 2017 Susien Lee took over, leveraging her passion for French pastry technique to continue Fuji’s tradition of exceptionally delicious baked goods.
Enjoy a pastry on us – just let them know you’d like to put it on the Sounders FC x Intentionalist tab and show them the “Celebrate AAPI” graphic in the business listing.
Hello Em (8 AM-4 PM)
Yenvy Pham opened Hello Em in 2021, specializing in Vietnamese roasted coffee, pressed banh mi, and other tasty treats. The cafe is located in the Little Saigon Creative Space, which includes beautiful installations highlighting the history of Little Saigon and Vietnam’s coffee production regions. Hello Em roasts their own coffee with beans sourced directly from Vietnamese farmers. Enjoy your coffee while admiring Vietnamese art and learning about Vietnamese culture.
Enjoy any coffee beverage on us – just let them know you’d like to put it on the Sounders FC x Intentionalist tab and show them the “Celebrate AAPI” graphic in the business listing.
Maneki (4:30-8 PM)
Maneki opened its doors in 1904, making it Seattle’s oldest Japanese restaurant. Jean Nakayama began waiting tables at Maneki in 1974 and is now the president of the historic restaurant, which is officially owned by InterIm CDA — a nonprofit committed to preserving the International District. In addition to serving stellar sushi, Maneki serves other Japanese dishes like black cod collar miso, sukiyaki, udon, and more.
Enjoy a special treat from Maneki – Sounders Fan Appetizer – which will be FREE for the first twenty lucky fans who order online via the Maneki website using the code: MANEKIFANS.
Seattle Best Tea (10:30 AM-8 PM)
Lydia Lin and Joe Hsu are steeped in knowledge at their International District store, Seattle Best Tea. One of the oldest tea houses in the city, Lydia and Joe opened their shop in 1996 and have been educating people on the health benefits of tea and providing some of Seattle’s best tea ever since. In addition to selling premium loose-leaf varieties, Lydia and Joe sell bubble tea that lives up to the shop’s name. And if you stop by and have any questions about how to steep, store, or pick the right brew for you, Lydia is more than happy to spill the tea.
Enjoy any tea or smoothie on us – just let them know you’d like to put it on the Sounders FC x Intentionalist tab and show them the “Celebrate AAPI” graphic in the business listing.
Tai Tung (11AM–8PM)
Tai Tung Restaurant opened in 1935, making it the oldest Chinese restaurant in the International District. Third generation owner Harry Chan has preserved much of the restaurant’s appearance and menu and has continued to use the freshest ingredients available so their quality is second to none. Its history — along with its delicious spareribs and chow mein — also earned it a spot in a 2017 documentary, “Taste of Home.”
Enjoy any rice dish on us – just let them know you’d like to put it on the Sounders FC x Intentionalist tab and show them the “Celebrate AAPI” graphic in the business listing.
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