It’s Pride Month!! Already parade-bound, attending events, and supporting great LGBTQ non-profit organizations around town?
GREAT! Now take a moment to support a LGBTQ-owned business. Here are some suggestions 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
Cortona Cafe — If you find yourself in the Central District with a coffee craving, look no further than Ice Dean’s coffee shop and cafe.
RenFitness — Co-owned by Ren Caldwell, Bert Abbott, and Kira Morin, RenFitness 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.
Goldmine Design — Cindy Hansen’s artisan jewelry shop is a true gem of a place where custom designs are brought to life.*
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. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
*Update: We have recently learned that while Goldmine Design is a member and supporter of GSBA, they are not LGBTQ-owned. Our apologies! In light of our error, here’s an 8th LGBTQ-owned business to check out: The Conservatory is a a community and event space in Georgetown — coffee in the morning, drag in the evening — what more could you ask for?