Omnivorous vendors

Culinary curators

Every year generous local restaurants, bars, bakeries, wineries, cafes, and distilleries devote time, energy, and resources to making Omnivorous a reality. Community Roots Housing is extremely grateful to these businesses and invites you to learn more about them below.

A la Mode Pies

From the baker: “Today, my vision for A la Mode Pies is not just to re-create Mom’s recipes, but reinvent them using imagination and high-quality ingredients. We create pies and tarts that look as good as they taste – no sprinkles, frosting, or grocery store gimmicks.”

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Ba Bar

If you are curious about the name Ba Bar, “Ba” means father in Vietnamese. The Banh family dedicated this restaurant name to their patriarch. His insistence on hard work and dedication to the family had truly paid off, and that same dedication and hard work lives on today.

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Brazilian-born Chef Emme, has won culinary awards, including Food Network’s Chopped Champion in 2021 and beating Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli in 2022. Raised in Seattle’s restaurant scene, she graduated as the “Outstanding Culinarian” from the Seattle Culinary Academy in 2010. She later became a private chef, served celebrities, and founded her catering company, Soul and Spice.  

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BLK Pepper Catering

Southern California native Toni Thomas found her love for cooking in her grandmother’s kitchen. After a basketball career and coaching, she returned to her culinary passion, specializing in Southern, Creole, and Latin-inspired cuisine. Toni now runs Blk Pepper LLC, a supper club focused on tasting menus that create cultivated meals for independent, collegiate, and professional sports teams, including the Seattle Storm 

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Bateau, Boat Bar

James Beard winner, five-time semifinalist, and two-time nominee, Chef Renee Erickson continues her French-inspired culinary journey with Boat Bar, offering a blend of raw and cooked seafood and meats, a curated French-focused wine list, and classic cocktails 

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Café Avole

Since 2016, Café Avole has been roasting and brewing traditional Ethiopian coffee for the greater Seattle area. You can visit Café Avole at the Liberty Bank Building, which is a Community Roots Housing property named after the area’s first Black-owned bank.  

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Chris S. Nishiwaki

Chris S. Nishiwaki has been a local wine expert and journalist for the past 30 years.

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Cinnaholic, founded by Shannon and Florian Radke in Berkeley, California, specializes in gourmet cinnamon rolls. It gained fame for its customizable cinnamon roll experience, offering various frosting flavors and toppings. Known for its vegan and dairy-free options, Cinnaholic has expanded, becoming a well-loved dessert brand with a commitment to high-quality ingredients and sweet creativity. 

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COMMUNION is a heartfelt tribute to my roots: Lima beans & ham hocks, sizzling cornbread in a cast iron skillet, and a rich tapestry of comforting dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf, and red beans & rice. These flavors hold precious memories that tie me and my son to the legacy of my grandmother’s culinary talents, from baking pies and biscuits to playing the organ before preaching a sermon.” Chef Kristi Brown, 2022 James Beard Nominee for Best Emerging Chef  

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Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Raised in Seattle, Chef Ethan Stowell is an active member of the local community, known for his collaborations with organizations like the Seattle Mariners, United Way King County, and Rainier Scholars. His renowned restaurants, including Tavolàta, How to Cook a Wolf, Ballard Pizza Company, and The Victor Tavern, have been staples in Seattle’s dining scene. Most recently, Chef Ethan introduced Bombo Italian Kitchen, a modern Italian eatery offering Woodstone oven pizzas and Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine, conveniently situated across from the Paramount Theater. Be sure to join the ESR Rewards Club to earn rewards while dining!

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Fast Penny Spirits

Fast Penny Spirits and Amaricano are the result of Jamie’s dream to create American-made amaro, influenced by her Sicilian background and Pacific Northwest upbringing. The company is dedicated to sustainability and community support, proudly holding a B Corporation certification. Amaricano and Amaricano Bianca, perfect for sipping or mixing, took two years of meticulous development. The brand channels the elegance and fun of Jamie’s burlesque journey, emphasizing community empowerment and celebration. 

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Footprint Wine

As a sustainability-driven small business, Footprint Wine is committed to minimizing their carbon footprint at every opportunity. This includes wine sourcing, vineyard management methods, product transportation, fair treatment of employees, waste management, as well as the use of salvaged and repurposed equipment, furniture, and design elements in the establishment. Additionally, the decision to offer keg wines on tap further contributes to a substantial reduction in environmental impact. 


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Full Tilt Ice Cream

Full Tilt Ice Cream, founded in 2008 in White Center by Ann Magyar and Justin Cline, crafts natural ice cream with local ingredients. Their locations feature ice cream, vintage games, sodas, music, and Northwest beers. Their mission was to revitalize White Center, and they have expanded to Ballard, the University District, and Columbia City, with more to come. 

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General Porpoise

General Porpoise, a popular doughnut and coffee shop, was founded by James Beard winner Renee Erickson. Known for its handcrafted doughnuts with flavors like lemon curd and chocolate marshmallow, it quickly gained a loyal following. General Porpoise’s artisanal approach to doughnut making and stylish interiors have made it a beloved fixture in Seattle’s culinary scene. 

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Gold Coast Ghal

“My grandmothers taught to cook in West Africa. I earned trust making rice by age 4. Meals were celebrations, reuniting family and friends displaced by the Liberian Civil War. After settling in the U.S. in 2001, I stayed connected to West African flavors. Moving to Seattle, I was disappointed by the lack of West African cuisine. So, I began hosting dinners, founded Gold Coast Ghal Kitchen, and now share my food, enriched with spices from home, to bring people together, transcending distance.” – Chef Tina Fahnbulleh 

Gold Coast Ghal Kitchen will open its doors at 1011 Boren Ave. on October 20, 2023.

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Hello Robin

 Since 2013 Hello Robin has been a Seattle favorite and a go-to destination for those seeking the best in cookies and ice cream sandwiches. Hello Robin has been voted Seattle Magazine’s Readers’ Choice awards “Best Cookies” in Seattle multiple years and Yelp rated Hello Robin as having the best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the state of Washington. 

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Ma and Pop’s

Drawing inspiration from our Caribbean and Southern heritage, we craft flavors that evoke a sense of nostalgia and a deep connection to the African diaspora. Our ice pops are meticulously handmade, vegan, and sourced with care.” – Co-owner Amanda Licorish 

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Metier Brewing Company

As beer enthusiasts, the MBC team draws inspiration from tradition while embracing innovation. Their commitment to craft is unwavering, brewed with intention, integrity, and no compromises. Proud to be among the few Black-owned breweries, they aim to transform the industry, making diversity and inclusion the norm. At MBC, they are redefining the essence of craft beer, from suppliers and label art to a diverse team, serving the beer-loving community. 

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OOLA is not only opening up a new bottle shop, cocktail bar, and restaurant at 14th and Union, it is named after the greatest German Shepherd who ever lived—sorry, fellow dog owners, this is a non-debatable fact and completely unbiased. 

Try out the recipe for a OOLA’s RGB Kickin’ Mule:

  • 1.5 oz OOLA Pepper Vodka
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz RGB Original

Combine and enjoy!

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Pike Place Brewing

Pike Place Brewing Company is a renowned craft brewery in historic Pike Place Market. With a commitment to quality and sustainability, the brewery offers a diverse range of handcrafted beers in a welcoming pub-style setting. It’s a must-visit destination for craft beer enthusiasts and those looking to experience the vibrant culture of Seattle. 

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Poquitos is all about authentic Mexican cuisine with a fusion of local and unique ingredients. The menu includes fresh guacamole, seasonal margaritas, pork carnitas, coastal ceviche, and more. The name was inspired by a neon sign salvaged from an ’80s Mexican restaurant in Seattle. Owners James Weimann and Deming Maclise carefully curated Spanish colonial-influenced design elements, like 15,000 handmade Talavera tiles. Chef Manny Arce brings this vision to life, drawing inspiration from Mexican and Latin American culinary traditions. 

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Rachel’s Ginger beer

Rachel’s Ginger Beer began in Pike Place Market in Seattle, founded by the incomparable Rachel Marshall. RGB produces handcrafted ginger beer with unique natural flavors like blood orange and pomegranate. It’s a Seattle favorite, known for quality and innovation in ginger beer, available at various locations beyond its original market stand. 

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Revolver Bar in Seattle has a dynamic history, offering diverse entertainment and craft cocktails in a welcoming atmosphere. Known for inclusivity, particularly within the LGBTQ+ community, it’s a vibrant venue for locals and visitors to enjoy Seattle’s nightlife. 

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Single Shot

Single Shot is a Capitol Hill dining establishment that blends classic and contemporary elements. With a focus on innovative American cuisine, Single Shot uses locally sourced ingredients to create a diverse menu, including perfectly seared steaks and seasonal seafood. Single Shot’s inviting ambiance and dedication to quality have made it a beloved culinary destination for Seattle locals and visitors alike. 

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Tea Moss Shop

Tea Moss Shop emerged during the pandemic, aiming to provide immune-boosting solutions for families and communities. Their core ingredient, St. Lucian Sea Moss, is sustainably harvested, ensuring top quality. From skincare to beverages, ice pops, and more, Tea Moss Shop creates delicious and nutritious products using simple, whole ingredients. Their goal is to support your journey to a healthier lifestyle, offering versatile Sea Moss gels with potent health benefits. 

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Sea Moss Infused Coconut Cinnamon Coffee Bliss

  1. Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of your favorite Tea Moss Shop, Sea Moss Gel to your cup. (Plain Golden, Purple, Green, Full Spectrum, Chai Bliss)
  2. Brew your favorite blend of coffee and pour over your Sea Moss Gel
  3. Stir to dissolve
  4. Add your favorite coconut creamer
  5. Add some cinnamon!
  6. Add your sweetener of choice (sugar in the raw, stevia, monk fruit, date sugar, etc…)
  7. Take space and enjoy yourself!
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T'Juana Tacos

T’Juana Tacos a family-owned and run Mexican food business. Mexican Chef/co-owner Monica Rodriguez was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico; she brings northern Mexico flavors to the NW landscape and naming the business after her mother “Juana.” Monica has always been inspired from her parents’ true passion and dedication for family gatherings and traditional cooking. Juana was born and raised in the countryside of Durango, Mexico in a ranch near Tepehuanes with no electricity or running water but food was the essence of life, where all food was raised and farmed. Today, T’Juana Tacos carries family recipes proudly.

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Tom Douglas Restaurants

Three and a half decades ago, Tom Douglas and Jackie Cross introduced Northwest cuisine through the Dahlia Lounge, emphasizing innovation and hospitality. Their culinary venture expanded to multiple restaurants, a farm, catering, and bestsellers, all grounded in excellent food and gracious service. Today, Tom Douglas restaurants is a quintessential example of Seattle cuisine.  

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Umami Kushi

Umami Kushi produces Japanese okazu pans, beignets, and yuzu kosho out of their Rainier Beach production kitchen. Owner and chef, Harold Fields found inspiration for the food in Japan during an extended overseas trip.

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