Support Market Black-Owned Businesses during Black History Month

February is Black History Month! As we celebrate and uplift the history of Black Americans, we invite you to explore the Black-owned businesses that call Pike Place Market home. These businesses offer a diverse collection of products, ranging from art and books to scratch-blended juices, hot sauces and more!

The Market has always been a place where so many come to sell goods and welcomed millions of people from all over the world. Find a list of Black-owned businesses in the Market below and ways you can support them.

Foods + Farmers

Falafel King

Falafel King

On any given day, the delicious fresh aromas and spices wafting from Falafel King’s takeout window will draw you in and lead you to a satisfying meal. Owner Yacab Gazaee specializes in authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. From spanakopita to their signature falafel plate, all of the choices on the menu are guaranteed to satiate your cravings. Stop by the 1st Avenue shop!

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Grimm Brothers Foods

Grimm Brothers Foods

You might have seen Antonio Lovett and his Grimm Brothers tent set up in the Market’s North Arcade or at our Express Farmers Markets across the city. Specializing in products made from ghost, scorpion and reaper peppers, all of Antonio’s products are made with love and heat from his local farm in Des Moines, Washington. Purchase his hot sauces and spices here!

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Herban Farm

Herban Farm

Ras Levi Peynado started Herban Farm in 2012, after a trip to Jamaica and a yearning to follow in his parents’ footsteps. Ras grows a variety of herbs and hot peppers on an urban farm in north Seattle. His business mission is to make cooking fun by enhancing the flavors of food with his hot pepper and flavorful herb products. Try his small-batch culinary spice blends, seasonings, sauces, salts, and more by visiting his booth or online here.

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rōJō Juice

rōJō Juice

Rhonda Faison, owner of rōJō Juice, offers refreshing combinations produced from 100% organic and natural ingredients. The drinks are made using a cold-press process with organic fruits and vegetables and zero added ingredients or sugar, so the juice remains in its purest form. Rhonda also offers pop-ups in other local businesses on a rotating basis. Visit their Instagram for all the latest fresh and new offerings!

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Arts, Crafts + More

Banner Bags

Banner Bags

Robert Jones of Banner Bags has been making and selling upcycled backpacks, vinyl messenger bags, flower bags and totes since 2009. Find Robert in the crafts market.

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BLMF Literary Saloon

BLMF Literary Saloon

The BLMF Literary Saloon in the lower levels of Pike Place Market is a book lover’s dream with literature filling the windows, lining the shelves and piled around the floor. For more than 17 years, owner J.B. Johnson is always helpful with friendly, knowledgeable service and an eclectic collection to tailor recommendations just for you.

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East Africa Fine Art

East Africa Fine Art

Wais Ali first became interested in visual arts while growing up in the country of Djibouti in East Africa. Now a Seattleite, Wais has been selling original acrylic paintings and prints at Pike Place Market since 2015. Visit his Etsy store here to shop his works or visit the Market’s North Arcade.

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Gradient Art Gallery

Gradient Art Gallery

Mena Aklilu is one of three artists that make up the Gradient Art Gallery. Mena is a self-taught Seattle artist who finds inspiration from nature and loves using acrylics and spray paint to craft her pieces. Check out her online store here!

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GraffRoots

GraffRoots

Randy Loctor has been selling airbrushed original artwork in the Pike Place Crafts Market since 2009. His artwork depicts scenes from cult movies and pop culture. Check out works in his Etsy store here.

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Lungu Gifts & Antiques

Lungu Gifts & Antiques

You might have stumbled upon Lungu Gifts & Antiques when exploring the building near Michou and Le Panier. Shop owner Philip Kwara specializes in hand-carved wooden products, hand-carved soapstone, authentic clothing, jewelry and accessories from Africa and Indonesia.

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Our Fabric Stash

Our Fabric Stash

Our Fabric Stash is an eco-friendly consignment shop in the lower levels of Pike Place Market. Experience the art of consigning fabrics, notions, and textile-related supplies to “turn your accumulated stash into cash.” Check out their online store here.

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Saragraphics

Saragraphics

Sara Porter and her son Isaac have been selling colorful T-shirts, bags, and aprons with artwork inspired by the Tlingit people for over 30 years. Her son Isaac grew up a “Market Baby” and is now co-owner of Saragraphics. Check out their online store here.

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Spearman Designs

Spearman Designs

Spearman Designs

Stephanie Spearman has been creating tie-dyed children’s clothing, hand-knit scarves and hats and selling at the Market for over 40 years. Find Stephanie most days in the Pike Place Crafts Market.

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Historic District Black-Owned Businesses

Be sure to pay a visit to our neighbors!