5 Restaurants
A catering company, a seasoning source, and an entrepreneur and training mentorship/campus organization makes DayoSense in Seattle, Washington a unique Black-owned food-focused establishment.

DayoSense Catering


Chef Dayo Edwards began her catering career in 2005, initially serving just a few Seattle friends and family, and eventually bigger events and clients, like Amazon, the City of Seattle, and the University of Washington. Her main principles (and main ingredients) are joy and excellence, which find their way into every everything she does, including DayoSense’s two main properties – their Black Love Seasoning line and the Kwanzaa Campus. The latter is both the headquarters of DayoSense and an event/meeting space for entrepreneurs, creatives, and community members.

Try healthy and nourishing fresh pressed juices, smoothies, sandwiches, and more at Intentions Juice and Smoothie bar in Tacoma, Washington.

Intentions Juice and Smoothie Bar


Based in Tacoma, Washington, Intentions was born from a simple provocation – What happens when you become more intentional about how you nourish yourself? These days, the goal is to create a casual and welcoming environment to grow healthily together. They specialize in fresh pressed juices, smoothie bowls, sandwiches, and more.

Visit Nana’s Southern Kitchen in Kent, Washington for a menu of legendary family favorites including pork chops, and catfish candied yams.

Nana's Southern Kitchen


Boasting a menu of family recipes – ones that belonged to chef/owner Todd Minor’s great-grandmother, for whom he affectionately named his restaurant – Nana’s Southern Kitchen is about more than just her legendary recipes for pork chops, catfish, candied yams, and collard greens; it’s also about Nana’s vision for strengthening and inspiring community, the restaurant’s North Star since they first opened.

For a menu that includes delicious, handmade, small batch Sweet Potato Pies and Tarts, visit Simply Soulful Simply Soulful Café in Seattle, Washington.

Simply Soulful Café


Seattle’s Simply Soulful Café is the city’s premier location for authentic southern cooking. Inspired by the traditional cuisine and recipes from their family’s matriarch, Simply Soulful first opened in 2014.

For classic, home-cooked meals all day, visit Trotter's in Auburn, Washington, serving the community for over 50 years.

Trotter's Restaurant


Trotter’s is a family-run restaurant serving classic home-cooked cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located in Auburn, Washington, it’s been a jewel of the community for over 50 years. The Braxtons took over in 2017, with Michael Braxton having worked there since 2004, starting out as dishwasher.