Avenue South is a natural body and culinary product line based in Seattle, WA. Nyema Clark, a black south Seattle native created this exclusive product line in 2014 to introduce more benefits and ingredients found in nature. Our products offer one of a kind flavors and unforgettable results, many of them grown locally through partnerships with local farmers. We believe it is important to harness the gifts given to us from the earth and to always uplift your mind, body and soul.
Avole produces and sells authentic Ethiopian Coffee and curates a culture of hospitality and cooperation in local community. Known for our outstanding coffee and culture, we understand that our connection to people we serve is what makes us great. We pride ourselves in roasting premium coffee and creating a thriving community space of empowerment. The ultimate vision of Avole is to develop an equitable coffee business ecosystem that empowers the farmers who grow our coffee and the people who consume it.
Amy's Merkato offers deliciously authentic Eritrean, Ethiopian, and Mediterranean recipes- all inspired by generations of home cooking. Whether you're looking for sweet or savory, we've got it all. Although our contribution to this week's kit is a jam that is popular in Ethiopia, we are best known for our home cooking, our variety of stocked spices in our grocery section, and our house-roasted coffee.
The owner of Beach Bakery, Amy, grew up in the neighborhood. Opening a bakery has been Amy's calling long before she has opened the bakery’s doors in 2016. Ske bakes from her heart, and baking is her whole world; it shows in every single pastry, scone, macaroon, muffin, and dessert. Amy said laughing: “I got fired from every single job that I had until I started baking. This is what I am the best at, and I want to share it with my community”. You must try this inclusive and full of love bakery if you haven’t already!
Belle Epicurean has been active since 2002. Carolyn Ferguson and Howard Ferguson are responsible folks, who are in charge of ensuring that all the activities in our restaurant run smoothly. A native of Seattle, Carolyn Ferguson, had one dream of bringing her beloved Paris and her home together in one place. We are proud to have chefs who have studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. At Belle Epicurean, you have the unique opportunity to experience the magic of France and fabulous food prepared by a trained chef.
BG’s - BG’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce was founded by Bernard and Renee’ Givens. As transplants to Seattle, both natives of Kansas
City, we understood that a tender smoky savory piece of meat
could only get better with the perfect Barbeque Sauce. BG’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce is family owned and operated. We take pride in being a local Washington owned business. BG’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce, crafted with LOVE. www.bggourmetbbqsauce.com
Providing quality scratch cooked breakfast and lunch in a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere, Both Ways Cafe sits on the corner of 50th Ave. and S. Genesee St. Since 1990 Owner Dick Wall has tried to keep it basic, simple and welcoming. With quality food and a comfy setting, it is a place for the neighborhood to gather. Both Ways Cafe embarked on a long tradition of quality baked goods, and innovative but basic breakfast and lunch fare.
My name is Cherish, I’m a single mom from Seattle with a love for the beautiful fragrances of candles. After becoming ill in 2019 and countless doctors visits, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. There were so many nights I was in pain and discomfort and I would light a candle and they became my nightly peace and brought me the comfort I needed at the time. After a friend suggested I save money by making my own candles, I quickly began to learn. I received such great compliments on my own candles I wanted to share with others in hopes they would bring comfort and peace I received during my darkest time and so birthed Cherish the Moments Home Fragrance. Now, almost a year later, I am here and happy to continue to provide luxury soy candles to my community.
CORO by Salumi We are two women and longtime friends following in the footsteps of generations of pioneers in American Salumi. Each of us has brought a unique palate and imagination to Salumi, making it what it is today and what it will be tomorrow. We hope you will enjoy our bold and delicious spices mixed fresh by hand for each batch.
Doughbaby, a one-woman micro-bakery by Kala Wolfe, is focused on naturally leavened sourdough. She has a few more tricks up her sleeve, however. Keep an eye out for Doughbaby’s pop up sourdough pizza kitchen coming this fall.
This real Greek yogurt is the yummy, fresh and pure outcome of a really yogurt-obsessed family who wanted to share their obsession with Seattle! They combine traditional Greek yogurt recipe and handcrafted process with local ingredients and distinctly Pacific Northwest flavors (hence today’s addition to your brunch- Turmeric Orange flavored Greek Yogurt). Ellenos opened his first yogurt bar in Pike Place in 2013, and the rest is history!
Empire Espresso has been established in the heart of the Columbia City neighborhood over 11 years. We started Empire Espresso as a walk-up espresso
bar, but have grown throughout the years into a full two-level cafe serving waffles, sandwiches, and other house-made items such as cashew milk and granola. We have been roasting our own coffee for a little over two years now. And although the future is uncertain, we will always stay committed to serving the highest quality of house-made drinks and foods.
Essential is a Black-Owned Company that just launched in April 2020! We offer freshly made plant-based products for the whole family: cold pressed juice, smoothies, and steams. Each bottle is packed with vitamins, herbs and minerals that feed your mind, body, and soul! Check out our website for our wide variety of products!
A Columbia City staple! Geraldine's provides the best in Americana comfort food breakfast, brunch, and lunch. We proudly support small, local vendors in our commitment to the finest and freshest ingredients. A must try if you haven't yet!
Hello Robin has achieved cult status as a go-to Capitol Hill dessert spot offering a variety of homemade cookies and Molly Moon’s ice cream for customizable ice cream sandwiches.
Nestled between Columbia City and Hillman City, Hill City is a community gathering space with convenient access to the largest and freshest variety of craft beer with a focus on first-rate customer service and a family-friendly atmosphere. We stock and serve an extensive variety of craft beers and ciders as well as wine offerings with a focus on local producers, and also offer a variety of non-alcoholic specialty beverages. We're pro-family - kids of all ages and fur-babies are welcome and encouraged.
Island Soul is a family business opened 15 years ago at a location on Martin Luther King Way and Judkins. In 2007, the Martin family purchased a building in Columbia City and established a new look for Island Soul. The food can be best described as Caribbean-inspired soul food. It is a fusion of native Caribbean foods with traditional soul food from Louisiana Bayou. Items you see from Caribbean side include plantains, mango, jerk, and habanero spicing, coconut milk, goat, and more. From the Louisiana side you see BBQ chicken, ribs oxtail stew, gumbo, catfish, collard greens, and chicken and waffles.
Although popular in the US and around the world, it is nearly impossible to find authentic Indian chai. While it’s always best to brew fresh chai from scratch, it’s a challenging endeavor away from home. The idea for our company was thus born in 2010, with the mission to introduce all-natural, instant chai mixes that taste as great as the freshly brewed homemade kinds. Our instant mixes make unmistakably authentic-tasting chai with a great body and full flavor. The low sugar content and the lack of any artificial additives and preservatives appeal to the modern palate that appreciates the flavor of tea and spices without excessive sweetness. We hope you enjoy!
Jonboy Caramels is an artisan confectionery company based in Ballard, Seattle. Jon Sue and Jason Alm came together with the idea of making the finest small batch caramels using the best ingredients available. What started out as a side business, soon became a full time endeavor frequenting the farmers market scene around WA. We aim to use ingredients produced close to home such as blackberry juice from local berry farms in our Balsamic Berry Caramels and Pacific Absinthe in our Absinthe with Black Salt Caramels. Those ingredients paired with local cream and butter, and organic cane sugar all come together to make the finest textured and tasting caramels!
Kaffa Coffee and Wine Bar - We await your orders with smiles. And we can beat Major Chains!! You are our focus, so we can grow to feed you more! Kaffa is a very small family owned cafe established in 2014, located at 8136 Rainier Ave S, Seattle. We serve single origin Ethiopian coffee beans and healthy Ethiopian dishes with fresh Ingredients! We also sell spices, coffee bean, tea, herbs, and unique wines! www.kaffafoods.com
We strongly believe foods have the power to heal, nourish and connect us. And let's face it, snacks that are tasty AND 'good for you' aren't always easily accessible. We invest time and energy in the right foods for our family. We believe YOU deserve the same! Whatever your busy day brings, our kale chips are sure to make a great companion for your appetite while giving you the nutrient-filled fuel you require!
Macadons is a women/minority owned macaron shop based in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle. We specialize in uniquely flavored macarons and ice cream with many different Asian inspired flavors. Our handcrafted macarons are also fully customizable and can make a perfect gift or be a great addition to any event big or small. Personalize it in any way with our custom printer that can print photos, images, and logos in high definition to make every order unique every single time.
Macrina Bakery started as a dream long before the doors opened on August
27, 1993. This dream followed me through culinary school, and kept me company as I traveled the world. I opened Macrina in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. My dream of Macrina has reached heights I’d never imagined. Gathering to share a meal, to break bread with family and friends, and to enjoy the simple pleasure of good food and community is the richest
part of my life.
Marge Granola is locally owned family business baking in South Seattle since 2014. We believe that hand-made small-batch granolas tastes best! Our premium Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Certified Vegan ingredients include organic grains, lots of good nuts and seeds, olive oil, organic Vermont maple syrup, and our signature blend of warm spices. We bake each batch slowly at a low temperature to give it the characteristic toastiness that our customers have come to know and love. We dare you to find another granola like it.
The history of Market Spice can be traced back to a small tea and spice shop established in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market in 1911. Our retail store is still located in this world-famous location today. Through the years, we have offered a vast assortment of teas and spices available in bulk form or prepackaged. We are confident that our customers will always find superb quality and freshness in our products. MarketSpice is proud of its 100+ flavorful years of history and continues to share the belief that “spice is the variety of life!
Molly Moon's mission is to make the world better, one scoop at a time as a multigenerational gathering place with sustainability and happiness at the core of all we do. The world is a big place, made smaller, we believe, by the act of sharing a sweet treat with someone you love. Our team works hard to create deliciousness by partnering with local farmers and producers — from jam-makers and beekeepers to strawberry farmers and coffee roasters — to turn the best, freshest, most creative local flavors into truly outstanding ice cream.
Moon Valley Organics, a company out of Deming, WA run by Kim and Aaron Otto, has a mission to follow the highest organic standards. They have created a 4-acre pollinator sanctuary on their own farm. Moon Valley specializes in organic, healing body care products including medical salves, lip balms, and soaps to name just a few! Find them online, in select stores, and in the Pike Place Market.
Onda Origins is a coffee sourcing and roasting company that’s creating a new way of doing business: connecting coffee growers and drinkers so together we can make coffee more sustainable. Onda shares revenue from every purchase directly with the grower, so every cup supports higher wages, better coffee, and a healthier planet. All coffee is freshly roasted at their cafe & roastery in Hillman City (on the corner of Rainier Ave S & S Findlay St).
I started making soap for Christmas gifts more than thirty years ago, and haven't stopped. Hundreds of batches later, I still enjoy making it all! New fragrances and new packaging ideas are still exciting, and ideas for new products never stop bubbling to the surface of my mind. All of these natural gentle products are still made in my home; these days I have a separate soap kitchen with sound system in my basement. Paula's Soaps will always be an earth-friendly, home based business, with the highest possible standards. We hope you will enjoy our products.
From 1987 to 2018, Phnom Penh Noodle House gathered a robust following around its flavorful Cambodian food and “Phnom(enal)” service. The restaurant was originally opened by Sam Ung, a beloved community member and Cambodian refugee. He passed the restaurant to his daughters, and they continued its legacy. In 2018, sisters Dawn Ung, Diane Le, and Darlene Ung experienced a family tragedy and were forced to close the business. However, the Seattle community has rallied around the Ung family, and with their re-opening in 2020, Phnom Penh Noodle House proves the enormous power of community (and Cambodian noodles). Our housemade spicy saté sauce recipe has been in the family for over 3 generations- try it on all your favorite rice and noodle dishes!
QED is a Latin phrase used at the end of mathematical proofs meaning “that which was to be proven”. It signifies the conclusion of a specific intention – saying, ‘I have achieved what I set out to do and I am ready to share it with the world.’ Through meticulous roasting and tasting, we are proud to showcase only the finest coffees. Each coffee has its own unique identity, and we are here to share it with you. Coffee. Proven. QED.
Queencare products were designed with thoughts of how to best
serve our skin while utilizing aromatherapy to heal and uplift our mood. Each handcrafted product is infused with good energy, love and natural ingredients that will leave your body feeling luxurious! But QueenCare is much more than a self-care supply store. Monika opened Queencare (located at 3702 S. Hudson St. Ste. 103) in December 2018, and she employs young women of color and provides them with mentorship, job training and support. www.queencareproducts.com
Rainier Valley Preserves - Local breadmaker Alex Salkin specializes in sourdough developed from the native flora of the Rainier Valley. He is currently obsessed with developing recipes only from products grown within 100 miles of Seattle. Look for more bread and jams coming in 2021.
We provide the Seattle area with a complete range of beauty salon services. We provide cuts and styling for all hair types. Our highly trained cosmetologists have been hand-picked from among the best in the industry. We are trained to provide you with the solutions you need as well as the quality you deserve. Zed has been doing hair since 1993 and opened Salon Adidez in 2001.
Located on beautiful Whidbey Island, Wa, Seattle Seed Company is a family-owned and operated businesses founded in 2010 under the principle that we wanted to offer our customers quality products, affordable prices and the ability to feed their families and others wholesome, nutritious foods that are GMO-free. We are dedicated to the health and sustainability of our local and global communities and by encouraging people to buy locally and eat organic foods, we feel that we can make a difference in the world around us.
Serene Tea strives to provide you with an authentic tea experience through its exquisite Chinese teas. Made directly by true tea growers, we value and promote the artisan made tea that embody the regional tea culture which is gradually becoming a rare feature in the world today. Our main focuses are high quality Chinese white teas and some of the finest oolongs in their unique form, which offer one of the kinds aromas and sophisticated flavors. We are a tea lovers and professionals based in Seattle with the primary aim of preserving and sharing true Chinese teas, its originality, its 2000+ years old history, and its culture.
Super Six is inspired by its location in a former auto body shop on Hudson Street in Columbia City. Back in the early 1900’s, there was a great American car company called the Hudson Motor Company and one of their prized models was the Super Six. The Super Six was big enough to fit the family but powerful enough to earn driving respect. We love the spirit of this practical, saucy and full-of-life roadster. Along with a full cocktail bar and beer garden, the menu at Super Six focuses on Asian flavors complementing American comfort food and Pacific Northwest staples.
Taproot, located in the heart of Columbia City focuses on quality ingredients. In a community unlike any other, we feel privileged to provide the very best for our
guests. What makes us unique is that we offer diverse selections, whether it is hearty sandwiches, salads, weekly 3 course menus, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso, beer, wine, custom cocktail kits and catering.
For us, it's about more than chocolate. We believe that organic ingredients are
better for people and the planet, and that fair-trade practices are essential to
ensure farmers receive a living wage for their work. Everything we make and sell meets the highest organic and fair-trade standards. We established Theo early in 2005, and sold our first chocolate bar in March 2006; we were the first organic, fair trade certified chocolate maker in North America, and we remain committed to pushing the industry forward today.
Twin Sisters Creamery- Inspired by our twin girls to pursue our dreams of starting a family business, we blended experience and passion for cheese with IT and manufacturing background, embarking on a journey to become artisan cheese makers. Our first inaugural Blue Cheese- Whatcom was born in 2013. We are excited to share our experience of building a creamery and quality cheese with you.
The Works is a woman-owned small business in Seattle, WA. We’re passionate about providing you with the tools and know-how to learn new things and discover the joy of making. We believe in community, connection, and making people happy. Previously specializing in in-person maker classes, we have pivoted to creating maker kits with online tutorials so that you can continue to create in the comfort of your own home!
Toffee O! is a family oriented, women owned company from humble roots. It all started when the recipe was given by a dear family friend to Momi to be shared with the world. Originally called Mom's Toffee and sold at high school volleyball tournaments and small craft fairs, the toffee was an instant hit! As the jars of soft, decadent toffee rose in popularity, it became apparent we would need to expand and add toffee popcorn!