Celebrate Juneteenth by Dining at a Local Black-Owned Restaurant

Monday, June 19 is Juneteenth and we encourage you to join us in dining out at one of Seattle’s many Black-owned restaurants as part of your celebration.

Here are six of our favorite wholesale customers that we highly recommend you try:

La Spiga
La Spiga: Capitol Hill’s beloved Osteria La Spiga has been serving northern Italian cuisine since 1998. It’s like dining in Italy — without the plane fare. Chef Sabrina Tinsley consistently makes elegant dishes ranging from handmade pastas to roasted meats and vegetables. It’s poetry for the mouth.

Boon Boona CoffeeBoon Boona Coffee: Founder Efrem Fesaha was born in Eritrea and came to Seattle as a child when his father took a job with Boeing. He opened Boon Boona as a showcase for top-quality African coffee. He sources and roasts the coffee. Enjoy coffee drinks, pastries and savory items at the Renton, Capitol Hill, and University Bookstore locations.

Plum BistroPlum Bistro: Chef/owner Makini Howell makes food so good that you forget everything is plant-based. Her airy, contemporary restaurant is in the lively Pike/Pine corridor. Recognized in 2019 by The New York Times as one of 16 Black chefs changing food in America, Makini has a creative, healthy approach to food and serves beautiful dishes.

Poco Bar and LoungePoco Bar & Lounge: Established in 2006, Poco Bar & Lounge is a casual, cozy neighborhood wine and cocktail bar located in a two-story space on Capitol Hill with a private lounge and outdoor patio seating. They serve Mediterranean tapas-style snacks and mains, signature cocktails and wine.

Lil Red's Takeout and Catering
Lil Red’s Takeout and Catering: Located in the Rainier Valley just north of Columbia City, Erasto “Red” Jackson runs not only one of Seattle’s best BBQ joints, but one of the best in the nation. Lil Red’s Jamaican BBQ and Soul Cuisine landed on a prestigious list of top 20 Black-owned BBQ spots nationwide. The tender meat is exquisitely smoked. Sandwiches are served on Macrina’s brioche buns.

Ms. Joyce's CateringMs. Joyce’s Catering: Long one of Seattle’s choice caterers, Central District gem Joyce’s Market and Café closed their retail business in May to focus on catering. Joyce Hosea, the driving force behind the fabulous community spot, can cater to nearly any occasion, big or small, letting you focus on the guest list rather than the food.