Explore local businesses in downtown Renton as you eat, drink, and shop your way through the city center.

Southeast of Seattle and Southwest of Bellevue, Renton is a great place to experience different cultures and a variety of small businesses.

Spend an intentional day exploring and #SpendLikeItMatters!

The Rose Gift House
The Rose Gift House & Coffee

1. Start off next to the Veterans Memorial Park, and grab a drink & pick up a gift at The Rose Gift House and Coffee #WomanOwned #LatinoOwned

The Rose Gift House and Coffee is your neighborhood shop for unique gifts, works of art, cool home goods, freshly baked snacks, robust coffee, herbal teas, and so much more. Owner Katie Newman is excited to serve her community by offering quality coffee and foods as well as providing a platform for local artists to sell their goods. The gifts sold at The Rose Gift House and Coffee are a curated selection of handpicked artisan goods. The locally roasted coffee is carefully chosen and pairs perfectly with the grab-and-go eats.

2. Rejuvenate and cleanse your energy at 4 Sisters Holistic Remedies #WomanOwned

Jennifer Leverton opened 4 Sisters Holistic Remedies to create an inviting, healing, and educational environment for the community of Renton. 4 Sisters Holistic Remedies offers a variety of books, jewelry, aromatherapies, PNW-sourced organic herbs, spices and teas, and crystals at an affordable price. Beyond their vast selection of products, they offer classes in Reiki healing, tarot, numerology and astrology readings, and even nature-based ceremonies. Their main emphasis is to educate the community about holistic health. 

3. Grab a quick lunch at Naan-N-Curry #AsianOwned #FamilyOwned

Naan-N-Curry is a family-owned Indian and Pakistani restaurant that opened in Renton in 2005. Owner Majid “Mike” Janjua, offers lunchtime customers fresh, authentic dishes in under four minutes, including made-to-order naan. The halal menu includes traditional Indian food as well as authentic Pakistani dishes like Mughlai Korma (chicken curry) and Karahi (goat or lamb thick curry).

4. Enjoy a sweet treat at the newest addition to downtown Renton, Macadons #AsianOwned

Originally founded in 2015 by Michael Huynh and Donna Chan, Macadons, Michael moved his macaron shop from White Center to Renton in 2022. With the move comes a larger cafe space and an expanded menu. What remains unchanged? A rainbow selection of macarons, from traditional flavors vanilla and chocolate, to the Asian flavors that originally put Macadons on the map like Thai tea and taro.

Boon Boona owner, Efrem Fesaha.

5. Visit Boon Boona Coffee for an incredible cup of coffee #BlackOwned

After falling in love with coffee culture in Eritrea, Efrem Feseha knew that he wanted to bring the East African coffee experience to Seattle. In 2019, he opened Boon Boona Coffee in Renton, sourcing the highest quality coffee in collaboration and relationship with farmers in coffee’s birthplace, East Africa. Through his coffee roastery and cafe, Efrem brings the local community together in a vibrant and inclusive space. In 2021, Boon Boona Coffee opened its second location in Seattle.

6. Stop by Urban Sprouts, a plant lover’s dream #WomanOwned

Jen Stearns opened Urban Sprouts in 2016 with the mission to help both her customers and their plants thrive. Located in historic downtown Renton, the stylish plant and gift boutique offers plant-centered services such as re-pots and local plant delivery, as well as plant diagnosis and treatment guides. Jen and her team also specialize in easy-to-grow houseplants such as sansevieria (snake plant), aloe vera, and jade plants, and are always prepared to share their judgement-free knowledge about flora.

Bonus: Jen is also the author of The Inspired Houseplant, a beginner’s guide to indoor plant life.

Aerial Class at Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts

7. Take a break from browsing and enjoy a class at Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts #SocialEnterprise

Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts is a nonprofit studio that seeks to foster a positive environment for women, people of color, and the LGBTQIA+ community to explore performance art and build self-esteem. Supported by a board of directors, the studio hosts events and regularly scheduled classes including pole, lyra, aerial yoga, and more for all experience levels.

8. Refresh your wardrobe at Esme Elodie #AsianOwned #WomanOwned

Emily Brooker founded Esme and Elodie to create a home for trendy, boho, size-inclusive clothing at affordable prices. Emily started her journey in the fashion world as a plus-sized woman trying to find confidence after having children. Her studies in fashion design and merchandising helped her create the Esme and Elodie brand and launch her business in 2021. Emily’s online boutique expanded into a brick-and-mortar store in downtown Renton, and she hopes to create a welcoming community of local fashion-loving curvy women.

9. For dinner, head to Blossom Vegetarian Restaurant #WomanOwned #AsianOwned 

Are you a vegetarian who misses some of the comforts of Vietnamese meat dishes? Chef and Buddhist nun, Hue Phan opened Blossom Vegetarian restaurant eager to recreate some of her favorites dishes. Menu items like lemongrass chicken and sesame beef are made with soy-based meats and carefully prepared to perfection. Whether your needs are vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free, the menu at Blossom Vegetarian Restaurant is full of exceptional flavor.

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