Restaurants, bars, and cafes are the heart and the soul of any city. In Seattle, our community’s diversity, values, and spirit are expressed through the take-out counters, fine dining establishments, and late-night spots that unite us. This third place weaves the fabric of our city, nourishing not only us, but our relationships with each other, our community, and our economy. These are some of the stories of the people that make up these essential places.
Watch the series and learn more about how we can support our independent restaurants.
Good Food Kitchens
Good Food Kitchens is a food assistance, economic development, and local food resilience program serving King County. Funds received through individual donations and public and private institutions directly support restaurants preparing meals to those in need, while supporting local farms and producers and building long-term local supply chain relationships.
Good Food Forum
Good Food Forum is an online community connecting stakeholders across our regional food system to facilitate new market opportunities, match resources, and share events, knowledge, recommendations, and best practices. This is a free, business-to-business resource open to anyone who works to grow, harvest, preserve, prepare, move, provide, and serve food & beverages within or with service to the Puget Sound region, as well as the businesses and organizations that support that work.
Watch the video below to see how it works, and register to join here.
Seattle Restaurant Week
Seattle Restaurant Week is a biannual celebration of Seattle-area cuisine, inspiring diners to explore the regional flavors of the Northwest through prix fixe dining promotions served by some of the city’s best most celebrated chefs from Seattle’s best restaurants. The event is both a celebration of the amazing food and diversity in our local cuisine and an invitation to support our restaurants and communities.
The fall event will run from October 24th – November 6th, 2021.
Restaurants at Home was created to help people find fresh & locally produced foods while supporting local restaurants, local farms and producers, and community members in need who have been challenged by the COVID crisis and its response.
Use the Food Finder button at the top left to search a la carte and food box options for pantry items, CSAs, meat & seafood, meal kits, and ready-to-heat meals. Use the Community Kitchen filter to find food if you are in need of a meal or to support restaurants providing those to the community.
If you would like to add or update your restaurant, please use this survey to submit the listing or forward to someone who should be included!
For other resources to find farm-direct options and local delivery services, along with restaurants doing traditional takeout and delivery, visit our Eat Local Support Hub. While there, take a look at other ways you can be supported and support the local community during this time.
Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting & Food Biz Week
Seattle Good Business Network is partnering with Sustainable Connections and Business Impact NW to make the annual Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting a virtual regional event during Food Biz Week. Join us for a week of educational panels and conversations, facilitated networking activities, and an opportunity to taste the bounty of Puget Sound food producers from the comfort of home. The event will be all virtual, so folks working in the food and farm community are invited to attend from anywhere in the region.
Tasting Boxes will be available for sale starting in January, with samples from food producers all over the region. You can order boxes to enjoy during the week’s festivities and connect with producers virtually to learn more about each one. Purchasing boxes will help support our food producers. Three box options will include a mix of fresh foods & pantry items with the choice to add on alcoholic beverages delivered to your door, and a shelf-stable selection available to ship outside of the delivery area.
Good Food Resilience Series
A series of three virtual workshops to provide meaningful peer-learning and partnership building opportunities across the Puget Sound regional food system in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
These workshops will spotlight new models and programs that food businesses, community members, organizations have developed to address the negative impacts of the pandemic. We’ll identify opportunities for collaboration to support their work and explore how these new systems can help build a more resilient, sustainable, and just local food economy going forward.
Questions about Good Food Kitchens? Reach out to gro.doogelttaes@kfg.
Questions about Seattle Restaurant Week? Reach out to gro.doogelttaes@wrs
Questions about the Good Food Economy program? Reach out to gro.doogelttaes@hairam.
Interested in sponsorship opportunities to support our work? Reach out to gro.doogelttaes@nire.
Help Support Our Mission
By supporting Seattle Good Business Network, you help support our work to build a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive local economy, and to help our local businesses when they need it the most. Learn about all the work we do here.