Black-Owned Businesses

Thanks to our friends at University Heights Center for helping to assemble this list of Black-owned businesses around Seattle. This is not a comprehensive list of Black-owned businesses in Seattle. Want to suggest a business for this page? Please email Mary at [email protected] with the information. Be sure to check with each business to learn about current options during COVID.

 

Food/Restaurants

Black Coffee NW (Shoreline) Black Coffee is a coffee shop and community space featuring a variety of pop-ups, merchandise, youth leadership programs, and more.

Bongos Cafe (Phinney/Green Lake) Authentic Caribbean cuisine. Their newly renovated patio and seating area are ready for you to visit!

Brown Sugar Baking Company (Central District) A Seattle based, vegan baked goods catering company. Their treats use organic, nut-free, and locally-sourced ingredients! 

Cafe Campagne (Pike Place Market) A Seattle tradition! Visit this French Bistro for brunch, lunch, and dinner – takeout and delivery.

Communion Restaurant & Bar (Central District) A new “Seattle Soul” restaurant from Chef Kristi Brown (That Brown Girl Cooks) and her son Damon Bomar. Their mission is to foster community through the cultivation of fresh food and fine cooking.

Delish Ethiopian Cuisine (Rainier Ave S) Owner Delish and his wife Amy (also the head chef) serves authentic Ethiopian dishes made with fresh ingredients. They offer vegetarian options along with beef, chicken, and fish.

Geo’s Cuban Bar & Grill (Greenwood) Geo’s features authentic Cuban cuisine, craft cocktails, select wine, and draft beer 7 days a week.

June Baby (Ravenna) This award-winning restaurant serves up delicious Southern food. Click here to learn more about Chef Edouarado Jordan and the June Baby story.

Linden Park Whisk (North Seattle) Gluten-free cakes that are as delicious as they are pretty. Coming soon!

Nadine’s Kitchen (Port Townsend) Owner and chef Grace Love has been a community advocate for over 2 decades. Visit if you are on the Peninsula, and show your support anytime by purchasing her delicious Soul Drop Biscuit Mix!

Pam’s Kitchen (Wallingford) Owner and chef Pam Jacob has been serving fresh, homemade Caribbean food in Seattle for almost 12 years. Each dish has a connection to Pam’s upbringing in Trinidad and is made from scratch every day. More about her story here.

Simply Soulful Cafe (Madison Valley) Woman & family-owned; Simply Soulful serves soul food, using recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Their flavorful southern dishes are made with fresh, organic ingredients.

That Brown Girl Cooks! (Central District) Chef Kristi Brown serves traditional soul food as well as dishes inspired by cultures from around the world. As the Central District becomes increasingly more gentrified, Chef Kristi Brown wants to create a place that feels like home, particularly to Black people and people of color.

 

Clothing/Accessories

areandbevintage (West Seattle/online) “Handpicked vintage clothing for contemporary earthlings.”

KnotBadBritt (Online) A local crochet designer and maker living in the Ballard area, who specializes in cozy accessories with a timeless style and fit.

Laceandpearlsjewelry (Online) Started in 2014 as a fashion blog, Seattle based Asa Herrman started Lace and Pearl to help inspire women with outfit posts and tips, but soon turned into the brand Lace & Pearls jewelry. 

Lika Love Boutique (multiple Seattle locations) With locations in West Seattle, Madison Valley, and Queen Anne, Lika Love Boutique carries women’s apparel, handbags, jewelry and accessories for women “on the go” who like to transition from a casual outfit to dressed up easy and quickly. 

Paradise Avenue Souf (Rainier Valley) They recently held a fundraising event for FEEST, a youth-led organization working to improve health in schools!

ShopMÉMÉH (Online) MÉMÉH is a clothing and accessories brand from Seattle based Namie Memeh, who specializes in women of all age and size. “We sell Afrocentric everyday clothing and accessories to help represent the motherland – AFRICA, within the Diaspora.” 

Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry (Madrona) Valerie Madison creates sustainably handmade engagement rings, wedding bands, & fine jewelry. 

 

Beauty

Bruja Hair Salon (Phinney Ridge) Bruja offers a full range of hair services from cuts to high fashion color and use and sell high quality skin and hair products. Visit them at their new location in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge Neighborhood! 

Coven Salon (Madison Valley) Coven’s services range from haircuts and perms to tarot readings. They strive to create a salon experience that inspires people of all gender identities, races, ethnicities and body types.

Earl’s Cuts and Styles (Central District) Owner and master barber Earl Lancaster has a reputation for providing professional barbering services and high quality customer service.

Lash Me Out (Seattle/Auburn/online) Owner Iman is passionate about helping women find their confidence, providing high-quality lash strips and lash extentions.

Mr. Naturalz Salon (Renton) Mr. Naturalz empowers, educates, and liberates their client’s natural hair journey. They cater to curly, kinky, and loc’d textures of hair and provide services such as coloring, braiding, cuts and all stages of locing hair.

QueenCare (Columbia City) Offering handcrafted products made from natural ingredients, including body care, fragrances, hair and skin care. A portion of their proceeds benefit youth programming in the Seattle/King County area.

The Lounging Barber (Madrona) Owner Paul Gray uses traditional grooming techniques to provide quality service and ensure healthy hair for their clients. With modern hairstyling, and full-service grooming that cater to men, women, and children.

 

Services

Cat Ladies Cat Sitting (Phinney Ridge) Owners Coco and Heidi and the rest of the team treat your cats like family! Cat sitting services available in North and Central Seattle.

Scott Sherman Auto Care (Greenwood) Since 1952, Scott Sherman’s has provided reliable, fast, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services.