Meet Stefanie Hieber and chef José Garzón of Garzón Latinx Street Food in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. José serves Latinx street food and “drinking snacks”, inspired by his experiences traveling as a musician throughout South America. Inside Seattle’s Black Cat Bar, you can find Garzón serving an array of Latinx food the same way José ate it growing up in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Get to know more about José and Garzón Latinx Street Food in this Business Spotlight Q&A.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
What’s your favorite part about the community your business is in and why?
In Belltown we get to meet lots of tourists and people in the industry. We also get visited by nearby neighborhoods which we love! Being a pop up for three years we got to visit many neighborhoods, but we think Belltown is the perfect place for Garzón.
Why is it important to you and your business that people #SpendLikeItMatters?
Coming from a different state, I love seeing that Washington really cares where they spend their money. This is important because if we support the businesses we like, they can thrive and stay in business!
As a business owner, what’s the strangest or craziest idea you’ve ever tried?
Opening a restaurant in 2022 is crazy enough!