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Support Small Businesses at SEA

May 2, 2022

Welcome to National Small Business Week at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) as we celebrate the tenacity and resiliency of our local entrepreneurs over the last two years.  

Your travel experience at SEA reflects the spirit of the Pacific Northwest, which strives for inclusion. This mission provides more opportunities for small, local, and disadvantaged businesses to ensure that the face of the airport reflects the diversity of our community. 

Next time you’re traveling, eat and shop at these small businesses and support the entrepreneurs that keep you well-fed and well-stocked for the journey ahead. 

Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen & Bar, near Gate N19 

Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen & Bar offers cherished family recipes with freshly prepared Vietnamese food supporting local farmers and producers. The inviting decor provides a casual sit-down dining experience featuring a full bar with specialty coffees, beer on tap, as well as the cuisine favorite Vietnamese coffee. Bambuza also offers plane-ready take-out options.  

Up close shot of barista pouring milk into a latte at Caffe D'arte

Caffe D’arte, near Gates N13 

As the premier Northwest artisan coffee roaster, Caffé D’arte was founded in Seattle in the 1980’s by Italian espresso master Mauro Cipolla. Along with offering award-winning coffee drinks, Caffé D’arte features quality pastries from Macrina Bakery and Alki Bakery, and an Italian-inspired menu featuring made-to-order pizza, grilled sandwiches, hot breakfast items, and fresh grab-to-go sandwiches and salads, all prepared on-site every day with the highest quality. 

Dilletante, Central Terminal 

Dilettante Mocha Café was founded in 1976 in downtown Seattle by a third-generation chocolatier. Expertly paired melted chocolates with select blends of coffee create unparalleled beverages. In addition to the drinks on the signature mocha menu, Dilettante offers a wide variety of hand-crafted chocolates and desserts, both for personal consumption and gifts in beautiful packaging. Truly one of Seattle’s best chocolatiers, Dilettante offers a unique chance to indulge or show someone you truly care. 

Floret, near Gate A1 

Floret by Café Flora is a full-service restaurant and bar featuring sit-down and grab-and-go options. The menu features flavorful and creative vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes that utilize fresh and organic produce from local farms. Floret is committed to showcasing beloved local vendors through their partnerships with Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Rachel’s Ginger Beer, Mystic Kombucha, and Fran’s Chocolates, among many others. 


Teriyaki from Hachi-ko

Hachi-Ko, near Gate C10-F 

Faithful dog Hachi-ko is remembered in Japan for his remarkable loyalty. He would wait diligently for his owner’s return from work, which continued even years after his passing. Hachi-ko builds upon these beliefs as a “faithful gathering spot” at SEA. Hachi-ko offers authentic Northwest-inspired Asian cuisine featuring freshly grilled teriyaki items, fresh high-quality sushi and poké, chicken adobo, yakisoba, fried rice, hot Portuguese sausage, and eggs and rice breakfast, along with on-site prepared grab-to-go sandwiches and salad items – all prepared with the same devotion and care. 

Lady Yum, near Gate A1 

Lady Yum brings the magic of baking and the Pacific Northwest to life through delectable macarons, champagne, and artisanal products from the area’s most adventurous and passionate makers. A woman-owned shop, Lady Yum offers signature flavors such as honey lavender, raspberry chardonnay, and espresso fudge alongside mini bottles of sparkling and local wines.  

Planewear, near Central Terminal (closed for upgrades)  

Planewear is a unique airport retail store, offering everyone from the casual traveler to the seasoned flight enthusiast a fun and memorable shopping experience. Passengers are taken back in time to the golden age of flight as they browse the nostalgic line of aviation-themed products and apparel embellished with logos from Pan Am, TWA, and Western, to name a few. Bring the junior aviators too, and explore their vast selection of books, games, and toys for in-flight entertainment. Planewear strives to provide first-class customer service and is an airport favorite. 

the exterior of the Show Pony boutique showing apparel and accessories for travelers

Show Pony, near Gate N3  

Show Pony is a locally-owned boutique featuring clothing, jewelry, accessories, and gifts from independent small designers, many local to the Pacific Northwest. The hand-selected lines are always unique, high-quality, and primarily American-made. 

Sports Tavern, near Gate D3 

Seattle is home to incredible sports fans, from 12s and Storm Crazies to Kraken, Sounder, Cougar and Husky fans. Newly opened Sports Tavern is a Black-owned sports bar with light bites, an extensive whiskey selection, and local beers on tap.   

Other small businesses to explore at SEA include:  

Check out Asian-owned and Black-owned businesses as well as women-owned businesses at the airport. 
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