Black-owned businesses to support in Seattle
As protestors filled the streets of cities across the world last week, the COVID-19 pandemic was and still is affecting many small businesses — particularly restaurants and retailers, who are struggling to stay afloat.
For Black business owners, the economic crisis brought on by the global pandemic is more overwhelming, as historically, they face greater obstacles when it comes to accessing credit, gaining investments, and the ability to even open a business from the start. An easy way you can help make a positive impact is to buy from Black-owned businesses, as many of them around the world have been forced to lay-off their employees, reduce their hours of operations, or shut down completely.
Here is a list of Black businesses you can support in Seattle.
Fat’s Chicken & Waffles
Southern-style & New Orleans-influenced bistro, Fat’s Chicken & Waffles, is located in the heart of Central District. They pride themselves on authentic food made with natural ingredients — serving up mouth-watering dishes like their signature chicken & waffles, shrimp & grits, fried okra, and red beans and rice. Currently open for takeout and delivery.
- Instagram: @fatschicken
- Address: 2726 E Cherry St., Seattle, WA
Jebena is an Ethiopian-inspired restaurant, established in 2011 and located in the Northgate area. They’re currently offering their full menu through take-out, and delivery through DoorDash. Their wide-range of plates also includes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
- Address: 1510 NE 117th St., Seattle, WA
The Ride is a premium indoor gym that offers cycling, body camp, and meditation classes. Due to COVID-19, they’ve shifted to online classes until it’s safe to open their facility. Check out their active Instagram page & website to learn more about their classes and how you can join!
- Instagram: @therideseattle
- Address: 112 E Lynn St, Seattle, WA
Conscious Eatery is a philanthropic restaurant & catering business. For every meal purchased, they donate a meal to non-profit organizations that help families suffering from homelessness. This environmentally-conscious business only uses packaging & cutlery made from plant-based and biodegradable materials. You can learn more about their mission and order online through their website.
- Instagram: @weeatconscious
- Address: 5620 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA
Erica is a Seattle-based photographer that started her company, Emazing Photography, in 2013. She specializes in outdoor natural light portraiture but is working on opening her own studio which will allow her to expand her knowledge on various lighting techniques. Her portfolio and contact form are available through her website.
- Instagram: @emazingphotography