February 12th marks the beginning of Lunar New Year — a time of celebration as we enter into the first new moon of the lunar calendar and the Year of the Ox.
Cultures across Asia typically celebrate Lunar New Year with traditional dances, family celebrations, fireworks, and more. Though festivities will look different this year, many small businesses are doing their part to safely ring in the new year.
Chinatown communities and Asian-owned small businesses in particular have been hit hard by the pandemic. With a rise in anti-Asian racism linked to the virus, it’s more important than ever to support the AAPI-owned local businesses that add to the vibrant culture of our communities.
Here are some of the ways small businesses in Greater Seattle are celebrating Lunar New Year and how you can celebrate with them:
Free crispy red bean pancake on pick-up orders and when you spend $40 or more on UberEats and DoorDash.
$25 meal combo of phở Wagyu, chè trôi nước, and a suprise lì xì (red envelope). They’ll also sell bánh tét, a Vietnamese rolled sticky rice cake, from February 8th to February 14th.
On February 14th, Ba Sa will host a lion dance by the Mak Fai Kung Fu Club along with specials and festive cocktails.
15% off on all orders from February 12th to February 21st as part of Tết in Seattle Restaurant Week.
Stop by Blue Poppy Floral and receive a red envelope with a prize ranging from shop discounts, free plants, and gifts from other Wedgwood shops.
The cafe is offering golden mandarin egg tarts.
The coffeehouse launched a limited edition gold stainless steel bottle available for nation-wide shipping.
For Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day, Fuji Bakery has sets of Azuki Milk Macarons available.
15% off online orders made from February 12th to February 21st as part of Tết in Seattle Restaurant Week.
The new Vietnamese cafe will have a daily Year of the Ox Tết-themed backdrop in store daily from February 8th to February 22nd.
Ho Ho Seafood is offering Lunar New Year meal combos for three to four people and two to three people.
Jade Garden is having a Chinese New Year Instagram giveaway with Valicious Kitchen. First prize winner receives a $50 gift card and second prize winner receives a $25 gift card to Jade Garden. The giveaway closes Friday, February 12th at 10 pm PST.
12% off online orders made through their website and on dine-in orders (reservation only) through the end of February.
From February 12th through February 13th, Lucky Envelope Brewing will release four limited beers, Year of the Metal Ox merch, and host red envelope giveaways on their outdoor Beer Patio.
20% off assorted macarons, mini macarons, and their Lunar New Year Gift Set from February 12th to February 21st using the code TIS2021 for Tết in Seattle Restaurant Week.
15% off orders made from February 12th to February 21st as part of Tết in Seattle Restaurant Week.
Place an order of $50 or more to get a chance to get a lucky red envelope of various prizes from February 8th to February 12th.
Bánh tét available for purchase at dinner from February 8th to February 14th.
The restaurant has flowers for Lunar New Year available for purchase.
The bakery has Lunar New Year red and gold doughnuts that will only be available on February 12th for pre order.
Buy one drink and get your second drink 50% off from February 12th to February 21st as part of Tết in Seattle Restaurant Week.
For Tết in Seattle Restaurant Week, Tamarind tree is offering one scoop of homemade roasted coconut ice cream with any pick-up order as well as one homemade cloth mask and one scoop of roasted coconut ice cream on pick-up orders over $50. The offer is available from February 12th to February 21st.
15% off online orders made from February 12th to February 21st as part of Tết in Seattle Restaurant Week. Use the code TIS2021 at checkout.
Spend $30 or more at Uwajimaya between February 3rd and February 16th and receive a lucky red envelope with a special prize
The market is selling Lunar New Year candy along with new year specials.
Vinason Pho & Grill
30% off pho and other food items on orders made in-person and over the phone from February 12th to February 21st as part of Tết in Seattle Restaurant Week.
Young Tea is hosting a pop-up on February 19th and February 20th with hot grass jelly and cold tofu pudding. Place your orders by February 17th online.
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