February is Black History Month, and during a time when shopping local is more important than ever we’re highlighting 12 Black-owned businesses on the Eastside. From pet spas to septic tanks, it’s vital that our entire community continues to support these small businesses and help them flourish.
TL/DR? Follow our Collection of Black-owned Eastside businesses on Yelp.
1. Order takeout from Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi—Bellevue
Thuy K. says: “My favorites were the hamachi + truffle roll, wagyu cheek bao sliders and nori malt vinegar truffle fries. Hamachi is not my first fish of choice however, this went beyond your regular sushi roll and was perfection in every bite.” Yelp Delivery (and takeout) available. Check out their special Valentine’s Day menu at: ascendprime.com.
2. Spruce up your pup at Suds Pet Bathhouse and Spa—Bothell
Astha P. says: “These folks were simply amazing. We took our recently adopted rescue dog in. It was her very first time experiencing a grooming service. They did treat training to get her socialized, were so wonderfully patient and kind, and even sent her home with a report card.” Book an appointment directly through Yelp. Website: www.sudspetspa.com.
3. Get pumped with Septic Response—Kirkland
Brandon S. says: “I reached out to three companies on a Saturday evening. I didn’t expect a response right away from any of them. One didn’t respond at all, one sent information after 24 hours, and Septic Response responded right away.” Offering 24 hour service throughout Seattle and the Eastside. Book an appointment directly through Yelp. Website: www.septicresponse.com.
4. Bag a bagel (or 12) from Bruchelle’s Bagel Bistro—Covington
Nicole C. says: “We loved it here and would come again. They do serve their whole menu, including their breakfast bagels, all day and you can order online and pick up or get it delivered.” Yelp Delivery (or takeout) available. Check out their full menu at: bruchelles.com.
5. Get pierced at Obelisk Body Piercing—Renton
6. Enjoy a pint at Metier Brewing Company—Woodinville
Angela Y. says: “I honestly cannot stop raving about Metier! This is our favorite brewery and we try to come by every chance we get… Aside from the beer, my absolute favorite thing about Metier is that it feels like home. The team always treats you like family, each and every visit.” Currently offering delivery, takeout and heated outdoor seating. Current beer list and food truck schedule available at: metierbrewing.com.
7. Get twisted at Mr. Naturalz Salon—Renton
Carline S. says: “Got a loc maintenance and color. Best wash ever. The knowledge that was on display was impressive. Glad I came. Left looking and feeling great.” Book an appointment directly through Yelp. Website: www.mrnaturalz.com.
8. Cool down with Airloop Heating & Cooling—Woodinville
Laura S. says: “I was pleasantly surprised they were able to send someone out the same day. Their team diagnosed the problem, got us a new thermostat, explained how to use it and we had cool air the same day.” Check out their $100-for-$150 Yelp Deal or request a quote directly from their Yelp page. Website: www.airloop.com.
9. Order treats from KJ’s Cakery Bakery Sweet Shop—Kent
Amanda J. says: “Love this bakery! …I live for their cupcakes. My absolute favorite is the s’mores flavor. Ordered my holiday boozy apple pie and hot cocoa bombs!” Order directly from their website for Valentine’s Day: www.kjscakerybakery.com.
10. Do some renovating with JBN Remodeling LLC—Newcastle
Sergio L. says: “We requested some electrical work from JBN, upgrading all of our switches and outlets throughout the house. Couldn’t be more happy with their workmanship.” Request a consult via Yelp. Website: jbnremodelingllc.com.
11. Send the gift of cookies from Pinckney Cookie Cafe—Kirkland
Alonda W. says: “I’ve loved these cookies since the launch and they have only gotten better over time. The brown butter bourbon gives me life and I could eat it every day of my life.” Local and nationwide delivery available. Order online at: lovethesecookies.com.
12. Spoil yourself at US Nails—Renton
Karina Shandar M. says: “My daughter and I get our nails done here and we always leave completely happy and satisfied. They don’t just do great nails, they try their best to get to what you want and if they don’t get it exactly right, they try again!” Appointments available via Yelp.