Meet Barbara Collins and Lillian Rambus, owners of Simply Soulful in Seattle’s Central District. What began as a small operation selling their famous Sweet Potato Pie quickly transformed into a community hub for delicious food and friendly service.

​​Get to know more about Barbara, Lillian, and Simply Soulful 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 & why?
We are excited to be on the historical corner of 23rd and Jackson! We are on the exact land that used to house the promenade, the center of the Black community in Seattle.

What’s something your customers may not know about you or your business?
Simply Soulful has a rotating art gallery for local BIPOC artists. We change our artists every 4 months.

Anything else you’d like us to know about you and your business?
We hope to remain a meeting place for people to come to. We want to always have our doors open to welcome people back to the community where many Black people grew up in Seattle.

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