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‘A Day Without Immigrants’: Seattle Restaurants Participating

A handful of places are closed on Thursday, February 16

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To push back against the current administration’s immigration policies and to remind the United States of the importance of immigrants — undocumented or otherwise — a national strike is underway today, called “A Day Without Immigrants.” The restaurant industry employs a particularly large number of immigrants; as such, there is a large and growing list of restaurants nationwide that are doing things differently today.

Below is a (surprisingly short) list of Seattle restaurants that will be closed or adjusting to show solidarity in some other way. Eater will do its best to update this list with any new information as it becomes available; please direct alerts to the tipline.


In recognition of #ADayWithoutImmigrants, we are CLOSED today. #FreeDaniel

  • Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant (White Center) — Via Facebook:

Amigos y Clientes de Salvadorean bakery, Jueves 16 de febrero estaremos cerrando, por el paro, UN DIA SIN IMIGRANTES.
Y regresaremos a nuestros horarios normales el Viernes 17th febrero .

Dear friends and costumers,
Thursday February 16th we're gonna be closed.

We're supporting immigrants nationwide & are closing the deli today. Sorry for any inconvenience, be back Fri.

Pam's Kitchen is joining the growing list of WA restaurants who are participating in and/or supporting their employees who are participating in 'A day without immigrants' boycott Thursday February 16th. We have stayed pretty neutral during and after the elections, but the recent attacks on civil liberties, and especially immigration executives that seek to attack immigrants have hit too close to home. This is a country of immigrants, since our opening in 2006 the hard working folks that help to make Pam's Kitchen an integral part of the Seattle community have hailed from all over the world. We are proud of all the countries and cultures that we have come from, but this is our home and we have a right to be here.

A day off hurts a small business like ours financially but, staying quiet is no longer an option.

Thank you for your continued love and support and for making Pam's Kitchen a part of your lives. We will be open regular hours on Friday. One love, one heart...

Good morning Gracia fans!
As some of you may have heard, today Thursday February 16th is national "Day without immigrants".
Gracia stands in solidarity with all of our immigrant employees and all other immigrants protesting today.
We join and support today's boycott and hope you will join us too.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope to see you when we open our doors again, tomorrow Friday February 17th.
Thank you.

As immigrants, we want to support this movement. We are not ( working) opening this February-16 - 2017....Thank you for your support.... thank you!!!!

  • Best Roated Corn, Greenbridge Cafe, Taqueria El Mezon, Deli Garcia, and more businesses (White Center; South Delridge) — via West Seattle Blog


Dear FB friends,
This Friday, Feb. 17th, Biscuit Bitch will only be open from 7am to 11am. 50% of revenue made that morning will be donated to the ACLU and the other 50% will go to the staff on the schedule. We will then be participating in the General Strike #F17. Here is what we stand for at Biscuit Bitch: We stand for Women’s Rights, LGBTQIA Rights, Immigrant’s Rights, Native’s Rights, Civil Rights, Reproductive Rights, Worker’s Rights, Disability Rights, Religious Rights, Black Lives Matter!, Environmental Justice and Ending Violence. Hear us LOUD, the Bitches do not, and will NEVER stand for hate. WE STAND FOR LOVE!

*Just a reminder, we know some folks are not going to agree with the above. I would ask commenters to keep comments in the vein of my post: Against HATE, For LOVE. For all people, not just the ones we agree with. You do have a right to express your opinion, whatever it may be.

As many of you know, today is the Day Without Immigrants strike. Hecho will be open for dinner service only starting at 4pm. We support much of our staff staying home today, so as a result, Chef Danny will be putting together a special pop-up menu. A quarter of tonight's sales will also go towards the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project here in Seattle. We are proud of our diverse staff and proud to be able to do business in such a wonderful city. Thank you for all your support!!

  • Huxley Wallace Collective, including Great State Burger, Quality Athletics, Westward, St. Helens, Poulet Galore, Cantine, Vestal (Various neighborhoods) — via Instagram:

Unfortunately we are too small of the Business to close for the day but.....

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Pam's Kitchen

1715 North 45th Street, , WA 98103 (206) 696-7010 Visit Website

TAT'S Delicatessen

159 Yesler Way, , WA 98104 (206) 264-8287 Visit Website


513 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 456-2660 Visit Website


7410 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 206 588 1919

Quality Athletics

121 South King Street, , WA 98104 (206) 420-3015 Visit Website

Great State Burger (South Lake Union)

2041 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 775-7880 Visit Website

Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant

1719 SW Roxbury St, Seattle, WA 98106 (206) 762-4064 Visit Website

Montis Grill

4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 (206) 535-7087 Visit Website

Cafetal Quilombo Cafe

4343 15th Avenue South, , WA 98108 (206) 602-6412

El Quetzal

3211 Beacon Avenue South, , WA 98144 (206) 329-2970 Visit Website


2501 North Northlake Way, , WA 98103 (206) 552-8215 Visit Website

Biscuit Bitch

1909 1st Avenue, , WA 98101 (206) 441-7999 Visit Website

Kraken Congee

88 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104 Visit Website


5313 Ballard Avenue Northwest, , WA 98107 (206) 268-0217 Visit Website

Tacos Chukis

832 Dexter Avenue North, , WA 98109 (206) 518-9025 Visit Website