This Pi Day, celebrate intentionally by visiting one (or all!) of these woman-owned bakeries and restaurants in the Greater Seattle area and enjoying a slice of pie, or 3.14 if you feel so moved.
Here’s an InTENtional List we hope will insPIEre you to #SupportHer:
Coconut cream pie from Marination Ma Kai or Super Six #WomanOwned #AsianOwned #LGBTQOwned
Since 2009, Kamala Saxton and Roz Edison have been serving their Hawaiian-Korean fusion cuisine with the motto “Everyday Aloha.” At Marination Ma Kai, situated on the shores of Alki, customers can enjoy favorites like the katsu sandwich or fish tacos on a dockside patio.
Blueberry pie from Sugar Bakery #WomanOwned #AsianOwned #FamilyOwned
When the original owners, Stephanie Crocker and John McCaig, opened Sugar Bakery & Cafe in 2006, all they wanted to do was explore their passion for pastry. Since Stephanie and John retired in 2016, current owners Quynh “Queenie” La Walton and Matthew Walton have been working hard to carry on their passion for pastry and community. Just ask the customers who’ve left smiling after ordering a gorgeous custom cake or simply had a conversation with Queenie herself. No matter your pastry preference or breakfast bias, Sugar Bakery & Cafe has got you covered.
Sweet potato pie from Simply Soulful #WomanOwned #BlackOwned #FamilyOwned
Owned by mother-daughter duo Barbara Collins & Lillian Rambus, Simply Soulful serves up authentic Southern cooking in a relaxed and welcoming cafe atmosphere. What began as a small operation selling their famous Sweet Potato Pie quickly transformed into a community hub for delicious food and friendly service.
Chocolate cream pie from Pie Bar – Ballard #WomanOwned
Owned and operated by Natalie Stroeve, Pie Bar is the Ballard complement to the savory and sweet pie eatery + bar on Capitol Hill (owned by her twin sister Alyssa Lewis). Grab a slice to go at the window or treat yourself to pie-cocktail pairing inside!
Pecan pie from Fuji Bakery – Interbay #WomanOwned #AsianOwned #FamilyOwned
Fuji Bakery is an East-meets-West endeavor, combining ingredients and techniques from Japan and France to create wonders like the Yuzu Bacon Epi. 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.
Pro tip: Savory kare buns? Malasadas? Yes.
Lemon tarts from Cafe Pettirosso #WomanOwned #AsianOwned #FamilyOwned
Sisters Yuki and Miki Sodos’ quaint Café Pettirosso transitions smoothly from day to night, serving breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner every day with a full service café and bar. The over 100-year-old building gives this hole-in-the-wall lots of vintage charm.
Piroshki (hand pies) from Piroshki on 3rd #WomanOwned #AsianOwned
Originally established by Galena Lyublin, now owned by Alyssa Anderson, Piroshki on 3rd serves up authentic sweet and savory Russian baked goods. In addition, drawing on her pastry background, Alyssa has contributed a variety of cakes and sweet treats. The majority of the employees are immigrants, and the bakery prides itself on being a business that supports and welcomes diverse communities.
Vegan raspberry pie from Nuflours Bakery #WomanOwned
Phebe Rossi’s inviting bakery produces delicious gluten-free baked goods with their signature flour blend. You’ll find classic baked treats alongside some creative twists that will delight gluten-free eaters and non-gluten-free eaters alike. Their popular cinnamon rolls are a must-try!
Shepherd’s pie from Premier Meat Pies #WomanOwned
It’s about time you’ve experienced a proper Scottish pie or devoured a savory shepherd’s pie. Premier Meat Pies, owned by Karen Bainbridge, Nathan Bainbridge, and Kavin Haggard, reputably makes the best in town. But they don’t just serve the traditional menu items, they’re also great at crafting creative flavors like hatch chile & chicken. The pies are baked fresh daily and the recipe has been refined to perfection.
Bonus: You can also find their famous meat pies at Pier 54 Waterfront, and CenturyLink Field events.
Pizza from Via Tribunali #WomanOwned #NativeOwned #FamilyOwned
If you’ve had authentic Neapolitan pizza, you know just how crave-worthy it is. Unlike pizzerias that claim to make the “real thing,” Via Tribunali always uses their wood-burning brick oven, imported directly from maples and bricks made from the ashes of Mt. Vesuvius. Via Tribunali is owned by the same pair who own Seattle’s Off The Rez, Mark McConnell and Cecilia Rikard. Stop in to relax and enjoy a delicious bottle of wine and traditional margherita pizza!
Fun fact: There’s another location in Queen Anne.
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