Our 30+ Favorite Seattle Eateries Owned/Operated by People of Color

UPDATE:

We had an amazing community response to our map and hope to update this list once we try some of the fantastic suggestions you all have made! Many folks wanted to highlight Marjorie and Plum Bistro as two black-owned knock-out restaurants! Since we haven’t had the opportunity to try these place they flew under the radar. We’re so grateful for the community input to make this list robust and representative! Keep your suggestions coming by commenting below!

What’s good, Eater HeatMap? I had long relied on Eater’s elite list of “the buzziest restaurants” around our beloved Emerald City, when I realized there was a need for a new kind of map. One with intention that will still lead your tastebuds to nom nom bliss!

The privilege to be able to spend money on restaurants is one that I cherish deeply. I am so grateful to be able to explore the depths of Seattle’s food scene. As such, I am very picky about where and how I spend my food dollars. My philosophy: if I have the power to invest in the restaurant industry why not support my black, brown, and yellow brothers & sisters (or aunties & uncles)?

Coming from a family that ran a mom-and-pop butcher shop and corner store (that, over 40 years later, is still standing tall with my grandfather’s namesake), supporting POC-run family businesses is deeply personal. My grandfather’s shop wouldn’t have survived without the support of his community, which resonates through generations and has led me to the place of privilege I hold today. Something as seemingly small as redirecting money to POC economies has a cumulatively large effect.

So, without further ado…

The Foodways Project’s 30 Favorite POC-Owned Eateries:

The List [In no particular order]:

This is by no means a definitive list (our tummies and wallets can only cover so much ground) We need to know what we missed! Let us know in the comments below what POC-owned cafes, restaurants, and food trucks you love!

Happy eating!