Ping Liu, owner of Ping’s Dumpling House

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Intentionalist is encouraging folks to amplify, recommend, and support women-owned businesses in their communities. As we reflect on a year in a pandemic, we acknowledge the severe impact on Asian-owned businesses in our communities, which research shows have been among the most negatively impacted.

HR Consulting Firm Reverb Seattle is passionately joining us as a woman-owned business in support of other woman-owned businesses. As a supporting sponsor of our month-long Women’s History Month activation, Reverb is also partnering with us to host tabs at Asian-owned businesses in Seattle’s International-Chinatown District.

“With the tumultuous year we’ve been through, it’s more important to me now more than ever that my dollars have an impact,” Reverb CEO and Founder, Mikaela Kiner, said. “Our team is saddened and appalled by the recent wave of anti-Asian violence in the U.S. When we started thinking about ways to show our support for the Asian community, partnering with Intentionalist was a no brainer. We hope this will shine a light on just some of the incredible businesses and business owners right here in Seattle. Hopefully it will also remind people that we’re all in this together, which is in key with our core value of Kindness.”

All you have to do to support is show up, support these woman-owned businesses, and put it on our tab! Mark your calendars to head to Seattle’s Chinatown-International District to #SupportHer and #SpendLikeItMatters.

Thursday, March 11

Ping’s Dumpling House

Ping Liu’s dumplings are made using a recipe from her hometown Qingdao, in northern China, that has been handed down over three generations. At her small restaurant, Ping’s Dumpling House, she serves homemade dumplings at an unbeatable price.

*Enjoy an order of dumplings or xiaolongbao on us – just let Ping know to put it on the Reverb x Intentionalist tab!

Tuesday, March 16

Mi La Cay

Authentic Vietnamese cuisine doesn’t have to be limited to popular American options like pho and vermicelli. At Mi La Cay, the Vietnamese-Chinese menu is robust, and you just might discover a new favorite Vietnamese dish. Their house-made salted plum lemonade is an excellent adventurous pairing with an entree of star-anise barbecue duck! Fun fact: After owners Man Truong and Trinh Ong opened the restaurant in 1992, it was only six months until the popular restaurant made the front page of The Seattle Times.

*Enjoy an order of Trinh’s signature Butter Glazed Chicken Wings on us – just let them know to put it on the Reverb x Intentionalist tab!

Thursday, March 18

Dim Sum King

Amy Eng and Zhen Cai’s Dim Sum King is counter service dim sum at its best. Fast service and inexpensive prices make this spot a go-to for people on the run with a craving for dumplings, buns, and egg tarts.

*Enjoy a Dim Sum Sampler (2 shrimp dumpling, 2 sui mai, 2 BBQ pork buns, 2 egg tarts) on us – just let them know to put it on the Reverb x Intentionalist tab!

Tuesday, March 23

Young Tea

Young Tea opened in 2015 and has since amassed a loyal following, and for good reason. Owner Caroline Lee touts the health benefits of tea, and has prioritized the use of high quality, natural ingredients for all of Young Tea’s offerings. Environmentalist at heart? Pick up a reusable container and stainless steel boba straw for your sustainable tea habit.

Thursday, March 25

Hood Famous

Owned by Chera Amlag and her husband Geo Quibuyen, Hood Famous Bakeshop is a sought after culinary destination operating out of a basement kitchen in Ballard. Suffice to say there’s a reason the shop has sparked a new passion for Filipino sweets, including its signature ube cheesecake.

Thanks for all that you do to #SpendLikeItMatters! Discover awesome brick + mortar small businesses in your community, suggest your favorites, and be sure that you’re following us on social media (InstagramFacebookTwitter).

Intentionalist is your local guide to small businesses and the diverse people behind them. We believe that where you spend your money matters, and we’re sure glad you do too! Whether you identify as a localist, activist, or just a good neighbor, we make it easy for you to connect with, learn about, and support small businesses in your community through everyday decisions about where you eat, drink, and shop.

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