The Seattle Storm are longtime social justice advocates on and off the court. We’ve teamed up with them again to recommend 15 woman-owned businesses where Seattle Storm fans can eat, drink, and shop!
Pro tip: The Storm also recommends 15 Black-owned Businesses where fans are encouraged to #SpendLikeItMatters!
Osteria La Spiga (Capitol Hill) – Chef Sabrina Tinsley and her husband Pietro Borghesi share a passion for the cuisine of the Northern-Italian region Emilia-Romagna, and opened Osteria La Spiga as a place to come together around a fresh, seasonal meal.
Uptown China Restaurant (Queen Anne) – Most evenings, you can find Yu-Mei Wang making rounds and chatting with her customers over savory Chinese cuisine served, which is a combination of Hunan, Szechwan, and a touch of Cantonese.
Simply Soulful (Central District) – Mother-daughter duo Barbara Collins & Lillian Rambus recently celebrated opening a new location on the historically significant corner of 23rd and Jackson.
Fuji Bakery (Interbay) – Akihiro Nakamura founded Fuji Bakery to provide Seattle with a Japanese artisan bakery. In 2017 Susien Lee took over, leveraging her passion for French pastry technique to continue Fuji’s tradition of exceptionally delicious baked goods.
Maiz Molino (Belltown) – Aldo Góngora, his wife Angelica, and sister-in-law Roxana Martin opened Maíz in a tiny space at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. The menu features classic recipes of sopes, gorditas, tamales, and tacos with their house-made nixtamalized masa.
Rough & Tumble Pub (Ballard) – When Jen Barnes couldn’t find a bar or any place outside her living room to watch the 2021 OL Reign’s semi-final playoff game, she was inspired to create Rough & Tumble, Seattle’s pub for women’s sports.
Elsom Cellars (Sodo) – Winemaker Jody Elsom is a deep believer in the power of wine to bring people together around a table to share stories and build community. This is the spirit at Elsom Cellars, which brings together fantastic wine, good conversation, and inspiring community events.
Rob Roy (Belltown) – Owner Anu Apte has been running Rob Roy with a passion since 2009. Anu’s cocktail den celebrates classic drinks with a bit of punk cheek, using ingredients from all over the world.
Seattle Best Tea (Chinatown International District) – One of the oldest tea houses in the city, Lydia and Joe opened their shop in 1996 and have been educating people on the health benefits of tea and providing some of Seattle’s best tea ever since.
Makeda & Mingus (Greenwood) – Prashanthi Reddy is one of the biggest Seattle Storm fans we know! Her neighborhood cafe began as a coffee shop and has expanded to serve beer, wine, sandwiches, salads, and home-cooked Indian food on Thursday nights.
Retail Therapy (Capitol Hill) – Wazhma Samizay’s wonderfully quirky boutique specializes in clothing, gifts, jewelry, cards, art, and accessories made by small independent artists and designers.
Sairen (Chinatown International District) – In addition to offering carefully-curated, one-of-a-kind clothing items and accessories, Sairen boasts an eclectic mix of goods made in Japanese, Hawaii, and locally in Seattle.
Two Big Blondes (Central District) – Owned by Lisa Michaud, Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment offers a warm and inviting place to shop for everyone and quality clothes at great prices. It is the only consignment store in the region that specializes in plus-size women’s clothing.
Elliott Bay Book Co. (Capitol Hill) – The multi-level, cedar-shelved line shop in the heart of Capitol Hill houses over 150,000 titles for customers to shop from. Elliot Bay Book Co. also regularly hosts author readings and events to help its community connect with the authors they love.
The Shoppe Seahurst (Burien) – Beka Atwood has refined her talent for a unique collection of lifestyle items, home goods, and antique furniture. The Shoppe Seahurst is definitely a peek inside Beka’s heart and creative mind, and you’re sure to learn something about her as you explore the store.
Okay Seattle Storm fans, did we miss one of your favorite Woman-owned small businesses? Let us know in the comments below!
Bonus: Most of the businesses above have gift cards available for sale in our Women’s History Month Marketplace, where thanks to the generosity of Intentionalist partners like the Seattle Storm, you can save 20% between March 21st-31st!