Intentionalist and Seattle Sounders FC are teaming up to support ten Black-owned businesses so that the broader community can get to know the diverse people and stories behind them one donut, pie, smoothie, and sambusa at a time.
Seattle Sounders FC is not only a championship winning team in Major League Soccer, it is also an organization that walks the talk when it comes to harnessing the power of sport to make change. From racial justice, to environmental stewardship, to LGBTQ+ inclusion, to the right to play, Seattle Sounders FC is committed to making a difference on and off the field.
We are excited to share the Seattle Sounders FC Black History Month InTENtional List, and will be hosting a $250 #IntentionalTab at each business. Keep an eye on our social media accounts to learn about the delicious treats you can enjoy “on us” as you show up for some of the Black-owned businesses at the heart of communities throughout the Puget Sound region.
Monday, February 1
Burien Fish House (Burien)
In 2010, Van Kirk left his job in construction to pursue an entirely different path. After graduating from culinary school, he and his wife Manda started with a seafood truck before eventually opening Burien Fish House in 2015.
*Get an order of 2 piece cod Fish & Chips on us – just let them know to put it on the Sounders FC x Intentionalist tab!
Jerk Shack (Belltown)
Trey Lamont always wanted to be a chef, so he opened his Caribbean-inspired restaurant, Jerk Shack, to honor his family’s roots. Jerk Shack features thoughtful dishes with made-from-scratch ingredients and house-made spices.
*Get an order of Coconut Milk Caramel Bread Pudding on us – just let them know to put it on the Sounders FC x Intentionalist tab!
Friday, February 5
Taste of the Caribbean (Central District)
At their restaurant, Taste of the Caribbean, Dwayne Blake and Carlene Comrie make Fridays feel like a day at the beach with their monthly fish fries. Their true-to-Jamaica restaurant offers home-cooked, delicious Caribbean foods such as oxtail, jerk chicken, curried goat, and fried plantains.
*Get an order of Jerk Wings & Plantains on us – just let them know to put it on the Sounders FC x Intentionalist tab!
Central Cafe and Juice Bar (Central District)
Nestled inside a 1920’s historic building in the Central District is a special neighborhood cafe. Eager to preserve the historic integrity of their community, Bridgette and Kevin Johnson opened Central Cafe and Juice Bar in January 2020. Their menu is plant-forward and features a mouthwatering array of fresh pressed juices, smoothies, wraps, and sandwiches.
Get a 12 oz. juice or smoothie on us – just let them know to put it on the Sounders FC x Intentionalist tab!
Friday, February 12
Baked From The Hart (Mt. Baker)
Bill Hart baked his first bean pie in 1971, which is now a staple at his neighborhood pie shop, Baked From The Hart. In addition to serving up an array of delicious pies, cobblers, and tarts, Bill takes pride in being a humble example of what’s possible when people are able to harness their passion and talent into a thriving small business.
Get a Medium Pie on us – just let them know to put it on the Sounders FC x Intentionalist tab!
Pam’s Kitchen (Wallingford)
Originally from Trinidad, Pam Jacob moved to Seattle in the mid-1990s, and dreamed of opening her own restaurant. She began catering events for her housecleaning clients, and before she knew it she had opened Pam’s Kitchen, where she serves her outstanding Trinidadian food.
Get a Jerk Chicken Sandwich or Veggie Roti Wrap on us – just let them know to put it on the Sounders FC x Intentionalist tab!
Friday, February 19
Zuri’s Donutz (Lynwood)
Zuri’s Donutz is not your average donut shop. With galaxy-swirled donuts, garlic chili chicken donuts, and Bailey’s apple fritters, you’ve never seen donuts like this before. Owner Davis Vincent is a U.S. Navy veteran, self-taught baker, and culinary mad genius behind the truly unique and inventive flavors at Zuri’s Donutz.
Get two donuts on us – just let them know to put it on the Sounders FC x Intentionalist tab!
The Fish House Cafe (Tacoma)
Shana and Ahmad Ward own and run a business that judging by the line out the door is truly loved by their community. Originally founded by Ahmad’s father, The Fish House Cafe in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood is locally renowned for their mix of seafood, comfort food, and casual dining.
Get any burger or sandwich on us – just let them know to put it on the Sounders FC x Intentionalist tab!
Friday, February 26
KJ’s Cakery (Kent)
Kathy Miller-Taylor’s passion for baking was born in her grandmother’s kitchen. In 2019 she opened KJ’s Cakery Bakery, and while she still uses many her grandmother’s southern cake recipes, the expanded offering includes a fantastic array of flavors for her cake-pops and custom cakes.
Moyo Kitchen (Tukwila)
Mwana Moyo is originally from Tanazinia and Batulo Nuh is originally from Kenya. They began their business partnership as neighbors who spoke the same language. Moyo Kitchen blends the flavors and foods of their countries of origin, including sambusas, Samaki wa Kupaka (fish with coconut sauce), and other East African dishes. The restaurant opened in September 2020 as part of the Food Innovation Network’s Spice Bridge food hall.
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