Ways to Support Ukraine in Seattle
Businesses across Seattle have rallied to support those affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Read on for some ways you can stand in solidarity.
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> Fremont's cookbook store Book Larder has been selling copies of the Ukrainian cookbook Mamushka by Olia Hercules to raise funds for UNICEF—they're currently sold out, but encourage you to still purchase the book from a local bookseller to support the author (copies are still available at Elliott Bay Books).
>Restaurateur Shubert Ho aims to raise at least $10,000 for Ukraine by donating 10% of sales from his various restaurants: Bar Dojo (March 28), Salt & Iron (March 29), Market Edmonds (April 4), Fire & The Feast (April 5), Shore Pine Coffee & Gelato (April 11), and Market Seattle (April 13).
>Tinte Cellars is working with the nonprofits Ukrainian Association of Washington State and International Ministry of Charity Emmanuel to collect donations for Ukrainian citizens from March 26-April 27. Details, including a full list of desired items, are available here.
>Lady Yum is offering blue and yellow macarons in support of Ukraine through May 31 and will donate $1 of each sale to World Central Kitchen.
>On Sunday, May 1, former Top Chef contestant Shota Nakajima's Capitol Hill karaage restaurant Taku will team up with the Ballard fried chicken joint Cookie's Country Chicken to offer 100 $60 buckets of Taku's karaage and Cookie's Southern fried chicken bites along with sauces, available for takeout only from 3-5 pm at Taku's takeout window. $20 of each bucket will go directly to World Central Kitchen.
Ukrainian Restaurants to Support
> If you're planning a trip to Mt. Rainier, consider booking a room at the Paradise Village Hotel & Restaurant, a Ukrainian family-owned lodge that also serves delicious pierogis and has an Instagram-worthy cannibal hot tub