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Black-owned restaurants you can support around Seattle

Christina Ausley

June 4, 2020 Updated: Oct. 12, 2020 11:39 a.m.


Though it's a seemingly small action for a much larger issue within and far beyond the Emerald City, ordering delivery or takeout from one of Seattle's Black-owned restaurants can help show your support during these times.

"Marjorie is fully in support of peaceful protest and we hope that they bring about a radical change in the inequity and institutionalised racism that our society has become all too comfortable with," said Marjorie restaurant owner, Donna Moodie. "The painful loss of George Floyd's life should mean something more than a phrase or a cause to rally. It should ignite unequivocal change in us all."

From bookstores and restaurants, to stores that have sustained families for generations, local businesses are part of the heart and soul of the places where we live and work - they're places where we come together, whether to make new connections or celebrate longtime friendships.

Local businesses bring cultural diversity, contribute philanthropically, and quite simply, make our communities better. Scroll down for a handful of Seattle-area restaurants to nab your next meal, as small businesses are important to the social and economic fabric of our communities.

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Island Soul Rum Bar and Soul Shack, Columbia City


“Thinking about what’s going on in our community, around the world, one thing that I learned is that food brings people together. Food is something that is international, no race is involved. One thing I know is that no matter what color people are, what race they are, when they eat food they always remember something good, something happy. Our food makes people happy, and that’s something that even during these terrible times, when people come to the window, no matter how they look, the color of their skin, whatever their religion or race, they’re coming to eat our food. We’re breaking records, we can’t even keep up with all the orders coming in to show support.” -Theo Martin, owner.

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