All locations with Black Ownership near Seattle

Adey Abeba

Traditional Ethiopian cuisine (including breakfast!) in a lovely room. Meat-eating fans praise the stews and doro wat; vegetarians love the veggie combination.
2123 E Union St
Central District


This Ethiopian restaurant and Eritrean restaurant serves crispy kitfo rolls (crispy injera rolls filled with ground beef and cooked in Ethiopian herbal butter)…

1801 S Jackson St

Ezell's Famous Chicken

What might be the best fried chicken in the country, sold over-the-counter (and on wheels). Oprah has it FedExed directly to her mouth. Also: dinner rolls so g…
501 23rd Ave
Central District

Shawn Kemp's Cannabis

Seattle's first Black-owned dispensary, which officially opened on October 30, 2020, is helmed by six-time NBA All-Star and legendary Seattle Supersonics power…
3035 First Ave


At long last, chef Kristi Brown of That Brown Girl Cooks and her son and business partner Damon Bomar have opened their much-anticipated "Seattle soul food" re…
2350 E Union St

Cortona Cafe

Cortona Cafe's motto is "Espresso • Waffles • Beer • Wine • WiFi • Community." There's peaceful upstairs seating with an impressive collection of books to flip…
2425 E Union St
Central District

Central Cafe and Juice Bar

This eco-conscious cafe features espresso, fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, teas, pastries, and grab-and-go deli items like wraps and sandwiches. The cafe's we…
2509 East Cherry
Central District


Meskel stands out among the sea of Ethiopian restaurants with an atmosphere unlike any other—or rather, three atmospheres. In the main restaurant, on the upper…
2605 E Cherry St
Central District

Quick Pack Food Mart

While this little grocery on South Jackson Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way doesn’t offer seating, it “induces a good hang.” We watched neighborhood folks…
2616 S Jackson St
Central District
535 Warren Ave N
Lower Queen Anne

East African Imports and Restaurant

This Ethiopian restaurant inside a cheerful import shop at 23rd and Jackson is run by Berhane Amanuel and Megan Eyre, who grind and blend their own spices (wit…
306 23rd Ave S #104
Central District

Cafe Selam

For years, I've turned to the Central District's Cafe Selam for my ful needs. Here the ful is satiny smooth and spicy—the fava beans are lightly pureed with ol…
2715 E Cherry St
Central District

Joyce's Market And Cafe

Owned by Joyce Hosea (owner of the Melding Pot commissary kitchen), this specialty neighborhood market, tapas bar, bistro, butcher, and cheese shop features a …
2717 E Union St
Central District

Fat’s Chicken & Waffles

Marcus Lalario (Li’l Woody’s, 95 Slide) has taken over the Central District space that was home to Catfish Corner for nearly 30 years, given it a structural up…
2726 E Cherry St
Central District
(206) 602-6863
2609 S Jackson St
Judkins Park

Simply Soulful

Simply Soulful serves classics like sweet potato pie (from an old family recipe), red beans and rice, and pulled chicken. They cater, too.
2909-B E Madison St
Madison Valley

Cafe Soleil

A small, casual neighborhood cafe run by Kuri Teshome, serving Ethiopian takes on classic American breakfast-y and brunch-y foods.
1400 34th Ave
Central District

Jones BBQ

This barbeque place has little to prove—it must merely continue in its deliciousness. Among the popular favorites: giant ribs smoked with Northwestern cedar, s…
2454 Occidental Ave S

The Station

Owner Luis Rodriguez is extra-proud of the mocha Mexicano, made with Ibarra chocolate, at his Beacon Hill cafe. The Station is also the 206’s place to be, empl…
2533 16th Ave S
Greater Duwamish
3019 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Greater Duwamish