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Pandemic-born, women-owned businesses in Seattle



Opening a business is hard work – but opening a business during a pandemic? Even tougher! Over the course of the last few years, we’ve seen consumers and business owners alike rally to keep our community thriving. The greater Seattle area is incredibly lucky to have a strong women-owned community, and we’re highlighting a handful of spots that have opened over the course of the pandemic and are thriving. 

*This list was determined with a number of factors, including opening dates, review ratings, and more. All business’ hours and health score information are accurate as of February 21st, 2022.*

Kitchen & Market – Seattle, WA
“They have everything from affordable and easy meal kits, grab-and-go items, marinated meats, delicious sides, inventive desserts, and even fresh cocktail mixers – all, that I believe, are reasonably priced. Everything in the store is made in-house or locally sourced, which makes the decision to buy here even easier.” – Yelper Andrea E.

Only Oatmeal Cookie Creations – Tacoma, WA
“OMG SO GOOD! We stopped for a cookie for after lunch and loved it so much we went back and bought more for the road! Bonus, she had gluten free choices! Next time we are in the area, we are definitely going back!” – Yelper Laura C.

Biang Biang Noodles – Seattle, WA
“This was our first stop visiting Seattle and it was absolutely delicious! Their Szechuan noodles were absolutely delicious! We got their spicy mala beef hand-rolled noodles, pork belly noodles, their lamb cumin noodles, and their fried chicken baos. Everything was top notch and we devoured everything instantly.” – Yelper Anne P.

The Captain Crab – Tacoma, WA
“This is 100% a hidden gem! The fact that you can mix and match your bag is a wonderful option. The price matches the quantity and quality of food… for sure worth your money! The Cajun seasoning is very flavorful… the service was great.” – Yelper Shayne D.

Mimi’s Zero Waste Market – Seattle, WA
“It’s great having a bulk, zero-waste store like Mimi’s in town where I can easily use my own containers to buy spices, flours, grains, etc. They also offer environmentally friendly kitchen supplies (dishwasher powder, scrubbers), bath stuff (razors, shampoo and conditioner bars), dental hygiene (bamboo floss), etc. I wish places like Mimi’s were more common and located in my neighborhood, but I am more than happy to drive (electric) and support such a wonderful shop!” – Yelper Kate B.

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Lunar’s Pho – Tacoma, WA
“Truly some of the best Vietnamese food I’ve had in Tacoma! The food is so flavorful and the owner is the sweetest person in the world! Veggies are super fresh and complement the dishes perfectly. My favorite dish so far is the fish sauce wings and short rib rice plate! Overall, 10/10 experience.” – Yelper Jenny W.

Muriel’s All Day Eats – Seattle, WA
“Welcome to the neighborhood! Excited to have this and Chuck’s within walking distance. We’ll definitely be frequent visitors. Lots of goodies to choose from like bagels and toasts. Got the Israeli toast and it was delicious and they definitely don’t short you on the avocado.” – Yelper Melissa N.

Humble Cow Ice Cream – Olympia, WA

“The waffle cones are a must-try – warm, light and crispy – perfect for every flavor we tried. Went on their first day and they had their act together. Staff were friendly & efficient, even after hours of crowds. Everyone was masked up and the place was really clean. If you like ice cream and you’re in the south Puget Sound, take a drive to Humble Cow!  Open 2-9pm every day.” – Yelper Josh S

Black Coffee Northwest – Shoreline, WA

“I was intrigued to visit after hearing about their mission. This is a community center that happens to sell coffee. They employ mostly young adults in high school and college, teaching them job skills that they can carry later. They also give back on some of their other sales of items like clothing.” – Yelper Scott L. 

Manic Meatballs – Tacoma, WA
“Great new restaurant in Lakewood… a fresh take on a family dinner or a quick lunch. This is the ultimate comfort food… where else can you get Swedish meatballs with all the side choices you could imagine?” – Yelper Colleen Z.

Be sure to check out our full Collection of Women-Owned businesses in the greater Seattle area. Know of a spot that should be included? Be sure to send us an email at seattle@yelp.com to let us know, and we’ll update it as soon as possible.

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