The Stranger

Dear readers,

Now more than ever, The Stranger depends on your support to help fund our coverage. Please consider supporting local, independent, progressive media with a one-time or recurring donation. Our staff is working morning, noon, and night to make your contributions count.

Thank you and we are truly grateful for your support.

All locations with Black Ownership near Seattle
Black-Owned Restaurants Recommended Weed Grocery & Provisions Takeout Delivery Curbside Pickup Walk-Up Ordering Beer/Wine/Booze
Showing locations near 98101

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
206-538-0380

Meskel

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
206-860-1724

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
206-328-2127

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
206-322-7717

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
206-328-0404

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
206-322-9140

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
206-240-8153

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
206-474-9841

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
206-325-1126

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
SoDo
206-625-1339

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
206-453-4892
3019 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Greater Duwamish
206-723-7445

Scoop Du Jour Ice Creamery

Scoop du Jour, which has a long history in the Madison Park neighborhood, serves brightly colored local sherberts and ice creams, as well as lunch fare like bu…
4029 E Madison St
Madison Park
206-325-9562
3219 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Rainier Valley
206-721-7537
3621 33rd Ave S, Ste C5 and C6
Mount Baker
206-708-7417

Emerald City Fish and Chips

The Allen brothers are local (they went to Garfield—go Bulldogs!), with New Orleans heritage, and they run this fish 'n' chips place on Rainier. It's order-at-…
3756 Rainier Ave S
Mount Baker
206-760-3474

Pam's Kitchen

Donate to Pam's Kitchen's COVID-19 relief fund here.

Roti and curry are the stars of Pam Jacob’s Wallingford kitchen, which turns out plate after plate of mea…
1715 N 45th St
Wallingford
206-696-7010

Ezell's Famous Chicken

"That's Oprah's favorite fried chicken" is a sentence you'll hear over and over when people refer to Ezell's. It is, indeed, famous chicken. But while we at Th…
2300 N 45th St
Wallingford
206-453-5250

ClockWork Counter Bakery

This Columbia City spot run by a South Seattle native has converted to a wholesale bakery famous for its artisan bread.
4200 Rainier Ave S
Mount Baker
206-941-6267