It’s Pride Month! Already parade-bound, party-ready, and supporting great LGBTQ nonprofit organizations around town? Great! Now take a moment to #SpendLikeItMatters at LGBTQ-owned businesses in Seattle.
Here are some suggestions of well-known and underappreciated LGBTQ-owned businesses to help you get started.
8 Intentionalist LGBTQ-owned businesses you know
Cone & Steiner — Fuel coffee? Ice cream? Made-to-order sandwich? Happy hour? Dani Cone’s reimagined corner stores have got you covered.
Stoup Brewing — Robyn Schumacher is the brewery’s science teacher turned brewer and co-owner at Stoup.
Century Ballroom — Hallie Kuperman has paired the awesome fun of social dancing with the deliciousness of The Tin Table eats and libations. Treat yourself (and a friend) to an evening at this Capitol Hill institution.
A la Mode Pies — Is it just us, or do Chris Porter’s pies taste extra delicious during Pride Month? Once slice is never enough.
Cupcake Royale — Jody Hall has been serving social justice, sustainability, equality and inclusion alongside delicious cupcakes, donuts, and coffee since 2003! This year, a portion of the proceeds from their Pride cupcakes are support the Gender Justice League.
Terra Plata — Because summer weather necessitates a visit to the rooftop garden at Tamara Murphy and Linda Di Lello Morton’s “earth-to-plate” restaurant! That said, the incredible food and creative cocktails keep folks coming back year round.
Marination — Kamala Saxon & Roz Edison are the #BadAss duo behind the Marination restaurants. Yes, *everyday aloha* tastes incredible. And while you’re at it, you’ll want to be sure to add the beer garden at their Columbia City SuperSix restaurant to your list.
Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria — Serving up delicious slices of authentic wood-fired pizza, Joe Fugere’s Tutta Bella is known throughout Seattle neighborhoods not only for the food they serve, but for the way that they translate their values into support for the local community.
And 8 Intentionalist LGBTQ-owned business you should get to know
Cafe Argento — Café Argento proudly stands for coffee, conversation, and community service. Since 2004, owner Faizel Khan has partnered with a variety of local nonprofits infusing his coffee shop with a special sense of community.
Math ‘n’ Stuff — Mother-daughter team Gini Wingard-Phillips and Mikaela Wingard-Phillips want to encourage life-long training through books, brainteasers, puzzles, and more at Math ‘n’ Stuff.
Strive & Uplift — Owned by Ren Caldwell, Strive & Uplift is a strength and performance gym that provides a safe and inclusive space for ALL.
Repair Revolution — Eli Allison has revolutionized Seattle’s auto repair industry, making vehicle maintenance and service a transparent, educational, and — dare we say — pleasant experience.
Sugarpill — Stop by this modern apothecary owned by Karyn Schwartz, and treat yourself to her insight regarding all things natural medicine. While you’re there, you can also pick up a variety of artisanal foods, chocolate, and other pantry essentials.
Looking for veterinary care? Check out Urban Animal. In need of a plumber? Louise Hansen is the owner of Weezee’s Plumbing. Ready to take our yoga practice to the next level? From hot yoga to meditation, SweatBox Yoga has what you’ve been looking for.
Looking for more ways to support LGBTQ-owned businesses in Seattle, be sure to suggest them to our directory.