Sunday, November 28th is Recommend Local Sunday!

Recommend Local

Miro Tea: I love how Jeannie is so intentional about the tea she selects for her shop! I believe she travels far + wide to find the best tea out there in the world. Also, I’m obsessed with the teapots they use 😍 So beautiful!! I bought two teapots and own several bags of their leaves. I used to dislike tea but Miro changed my mind + made me fall in love with tea ❤️ This is truly my favorite cafe in Washington! – Sara B.

Frelard Tamales: I cannot say there is anything about Frelard that I don’t love! They are the only tamales I have ever loved and it is a struggle to decide which one to get each time. I appreciate how they continue to add more options and make it so easy to eat vegetarian or vegan. But I have fully fallen in love with Frelard as a business. They are active in promoting diversity, equality, and equity on their social media. They provide educational content that is clear and impactful. And they walked the walk by partnering with other minority owned businesses during Covid. – Hannah M.

The Station: The Station is the definition of a community cafe. During the pandemic, this cafe showed up for the Beacon Hill community in a way that many cafes seek to emulate. They serve espresso drinks, pastries, and hot sandwiches, with Latinx flair. The Hot 16 is my go-to, a spicy chai with cayenne pepper that swiftly transitions from sweet and warm to spicy and hot. The service is always kind and considerate and the staff represent the diverse clientele. I appreciate that they are also home to many local food and decor start-ups: they sell locally made candles and Kryse’s ice cream. While you’re there for your caffeine fix, consider donating to their food drive or adding funds to the community card that serves homeless and disenfranchised members of our community. – Jennifer V.

Monsoon: We’ve frequented Monsoon for many many years, back to when one of the sisters ran the front of the house! My favorite story about them involves a birthday special when they were offering a slice of their delicious banana cake as a complimentary dessert for their birthday celebration. One of the servers overheard us teasing our server for another slice and when one of her tables declined their slice, she brought it on over to us! That banana cake is so good that I even forego chocolate desserts for it! And the clay pot catfish?! And should you ever see the stuffed Monterey squid show up on the menu again… – Teresa W.

We’re often asked how to support local businesses on days when we can’t #SpendLikeItMatters, and what small business owners have told us time again is that recommendations and referrals make a huge difference.

Join us in celebrating Recommend Local Sunday by writing a recommendation for a small business you love on Intentionalist.

  • Log in to your account on Intentionalist
  • Search for your favorite local business
  • Scroll down, write, and post your recommendation

We will randomly select and host a $250 tab in December at one of the recommended businesses!

Be sure to check out all of Intentionalist’s activities and promotions throughout the Small Business Saturday long weekend: Small Business Saturday 2021.

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