Mendoza’s Mexican Mercado: More Than a Market

Mendoza's Mexican Mercado owner and chef, Sonia Mendoza Sonia and Carlos Mendoza have been operating Mendoza's Mexican Mercado on Aurora in Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood since 2011. Today, Mendoza’s is a favorite local destination known for its delicious traditional Mexican food and menu...
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Business Spotlight: Seeking Kombucha

Meet Lyz Bartolome and Jeanette Macias, owners of Seeking Kombucha in Seattle’s South Lake Union. After years of success at local farmer’s markets, in February 2021 Jeanette Macias and Lyz Bartolome opened the brick-and-mortar for their small batch kombucha business, Seeking Kombucha.  ​​Get to know more about Jeanette Macias, Lyz...
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Latinx Heritage Month 2022

Celebrated from September 15-October 15, Latinx Heritage Month 2022 is an opportunity to explore and support small businesses owned by members of Latinx, Hispanic, and Latino-identified communities. Our artwork this month features the designs of Catherine Macias, sister of Seeking Kombucha co-owner Jeanette Macias. The design draws inspiration...
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Business Spotlight: Lazy Cow Bakery

Meet Lara de la Rosa, the owner of Lazy Cow Bakery in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Lara started the plant-based Lazy Cow Bakery out of her basement and opened her Fremont brick and mortar in December 2021. Get to know more about Lara and Lazy Cow Bakery in this Business Spotlight Q&A. This interview has been edited for...
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Business Spotlight: Post Pike Bar & Cafe

Meet Onjoli Dela Torre and Max Lovelace, the team behind Post Pike Bar & Cafe, a destination for any and every time of the day in Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington. You’ll find bagels, booze, and espresso morning, noon, and night. Onjoli and Max’s bar and cafe features locally sourced, small batch bagels and a full cocktail, wine,...
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Business Spotlight: Garzón Latinx Street Food

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...
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Business Spotlight: Mose Auto

Meet Mariajosé “Mose” Barrera, the owner of Mose Auto in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Mose not only offers a three month or 12,000-mile guarantee on all auto repair, but also specializes in providing training and information sessions to women in the community for maintaining their vehicle and entering automotive careers. She...
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Business Spotlight: Libélula Books and Co.

Meet Jesi Gutierrez, the co-owner of Libélula Books and Co. in San Diego, CA. Growing up, Jesi's mom instilled a love for reading in her and her sisters, and they dreamt of one day opening their own bookstore. After Jesi lost her job working as an art integration teacher, she and her partner, Celi Hernandez, took the opportunity to open their...
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Deysi Serrano’s Favorite Los Angeles Latinx-Owned Businesses

We spoke with Latinx small business owner of Milpa Grille, Deysi Serrano, to discuss her favorite Latinx-owned Los Angeles small businesses for Latinx Heritage Month. Explore Deysi’s go-to spots and recommendations below and in Intentionalist’s Apple Guides.  Milpa Grille At...
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