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June 22, 2020

A portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth," Juneteenth celebrates emancipation an and the abolition of slavery. On June 19, 1865 — two months after the U.S. victory over the Confederacy, and two years since the Emancipation Proclamation — U.S. troops arrived at Galveston, Texas, a Gulf coast town deep in the former Confederate South. Commanding officer Gordon Granger's announcement that the war was over and all slaves were now free was met with tremendous celebration. Since then, Juneteenth has often been celebrated with festivities and food.

On Juneteenth, Port employees submitted their favorite businesses owned by members of the black community in our region. Give one of them a try!



Amy's Merkato Amy's Merkato Ethiopian & Eritrean Restaurant and Deli
This market offers Ethiopian and Eritrean food as well as specialty groceries in Southeast Seattle. Yodit Seyoum, the owner, is a warm and helpful host who can help you make a selection if you're not familiar with the menu!
5710 Rainier Ave S., 
Seattle, WA 98118
Baked From the Hart
Baked from the Hart connecting Rainier Avenue South and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Walk in the door and the warm buttery fragrance of baking pie will wrap around you like the best-smelling, coziest scarf in the world.
Order online
Baked from the hart
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Bells Pastries
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Bells Pastries
Online baking classes and custom cakes, cookies, macarons! Also, winner of Food Network Halloween Baking Championship.
Order online

Brown Angel All Naturals
Brown Angel is a Queer, Black, Woman-owned micro-business based in Seattle, WA offering skin and haircare products.

Brown Angel
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Fried catfish Catfish Corner Express
11805 Renton Ave South
Seattle, WA
(206) 735-7084
NOTE: Call ahead to avoid wait times!
Coach KS Shabazz
One – On – One Virtual Personal Training 
Motivation, accountability and know-how delivered over video conferencing
4714 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 659-6737
Photo of Coach Shabazz

Downtown Spirits

Order online or through the app for alcohol delivery on demand. The owner also operates a store at SEA Airport.



Marquis Warren, owner of Downtown Spirits
BBQ ribs
Jones Barbeque
Ribs, pulled pork, bean, potato salad, and cornbread — yum :)
4417 Fauntleroy Way SW
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 739-6169
Delish Ethiopian Food
The food is wonderful and full of flavor. Delish, his wife, and family are the best.
5701 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, Washington
Emerald City
Emerald City Fish and Chips
3756 Rainier Avenue 
Seattle, WA 98144 
(206) 760-FISH (3474)
Emma's BBQ
I dream about the mac and cheese here sometimes. Tess Thomas (the owner) and her family are also the nicest folks.
5303 Rainier Ave South
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 413-1523
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Emmas BBQ
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Fish box logo and fish
The Fish Box


The Fish Box
The Fish Box provides deliciously seasoned catfish fried to perfection in a grab and go box. 
172 20th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 227-1911
Pam’s Kitchen
1715 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 696-7010
Casual Trinidad-Caribbean food in Wallingford with jerk chicken, curries, and deliciousness.
Pam's kitchen callaloo
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Island Soul
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Island Soul Cafe
4869 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 329-1202
Jacob Willard Home
A Mom and Pop Shop Serving Up Vintage Home Furnishings and Aural Nostalgia
Buying and selling mid-century furniture in the heart of Seattle.
5600 Rainier Ave South
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 290-8619
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Jacob Willard
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Jerk Shack logo
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Jerk Shack
The Jerk Shack pays tribute to classic Caribbean food thoughtfully cooked with care and modern technique.
2510 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-7817
Masons' Cheesecake Co.
Michael Mason began experimenting with various cheesecake flavor ideas while he was finishing his culinary education at Renton Technical College. Vegan flavors available!
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Mason's Cheesecake
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Ice cream cone
"Vanilla Ice Cream Cone 8-6-09 2" by stevendepolo is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Scoop Du Jour — Madison Park
Ice creamery conveniently located near Madison Park Beach. Opened by Edward Washington and his mother in 1984. Offering ice cream, burgers, and sandwiches.
4029 E. Madison St., Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-9562
Simply Soulful Cafe
2909-B E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 474-9841
Note: CALL ahead to avoid wait times!
Simply Soulful
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Swagg N Wagon
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Swagg-n-Wagon Wings & Things
Food truck in West Seattle 
4514 SW Fauntleroy Way
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The Postman
The Postman provides private mailboxes and self-service copying, faxing and scanning. Pictured above are the owners, KeAnna and D’Vonne Pickett.
1143 Martin Luther King Junior Way
(206) 257-4623
The Postman logo
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The station imenu
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The Station Coffee Shop on Beacon Hill
Leona Rodriguez, pictured here, co-owns The Station with her husband Luis. This café hosts many community gatherings that focus on making this a welcome space for black and brown folks. During the pandemic they have hosted a food drive in the café.
1600 S Roberto Maestas Festival St.
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 271-7302
Dr. Terrill Harrington 
My Family Doctor of West Seattle
My Family Doctor offers a full range of medical care to people of all ages, amidst a respectful environment.
3623 SW Alaska
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 362-8674
Phot of the doctor and patients
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Cheers from Metier
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Métier Brewing - Woodinville
Washington's first black-owned brewery, Métier offers distinctive award-winning beers, local cider, and their own in-house nitro brewed coffee.
14125 NE 189th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
Seattle Cinnamon Roll Co.
13410 NE 175th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 939-0541
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Seattle Cinnamon Roll
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altha's Cajun
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Altha's Louisiana Cajun Store & Deli
Po-Boys, Red Beans and Rice, and Crawfish dishes made by "real" NOLA folks!
201 E Meeker St., Kent, WA 98032
b/t S Railroad Ave & S 2nd Ave
(253) 719-2242
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Nana’s Southern Kitchen
10234 SE 256th St, Kent, WA 98030
(253) 243-6711
Facebook page
Nana's southern kitchen
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Salon Dayvion Salon Dayvion
I get better haircuts at Salon Dayvion than anywhere else, ever! (They do nails now too.) And it is close to the airport!
17817 1st Ave S #3
Normandy Park, WA 98148
(206) 420-3288




Image of a black lives matter bracelet
Copyright Swagg N Wagon
Your one stop shop for handmade jewelry!



Boon Boona Coffee
I was in Renton yesterday and decided to try Boon Boona for lunch — the lavender latte is pictured here. The owner, Efrem Fesaha, was very warm and friendly. He appreciates the support of everyone loving on Black-owned businesses right now!
724 S 3rd St.
Renton, WA 98057
Boon Boona lavender coffee


Beautiful Awakenings Massage
Jamila April B.A., LMP
(253) 951-1852
351 Strander Blvd
Tukwila, WA

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