Capitol Hill is home to more small businesses than any other neighborhood in Seattle, with a rich variety of creative entrepreneurs who curate beautiful products and experiences.
Now, with the recent beautification efforts by the Pike Pine Renaissance Project, getting to Capitol Hill is easier and safer than it’s ever been thanks to more visible crosswalks, wider sidewalks, more greenery, and protected bike lanes.
Make your way to Capitol Hill this holiday season (and beyond!) to check out these unique shops.
Stitches on Pike St, just west of Broadway, sells everything you might need for sewing and knitting in addition to a wide variety of crafting kits for people just getting started. Check out the Felt Snail Sewing Kit, the Rainbow Trifecta Cross Stitch Kit, or the Make A Little Friend Crochet Lamb Kit. Stitches owner Amy has been running this store since 2004 and will be glad to share a smile and some Capitol Hill history when you visit.
Stitches Laura Culberg
Sergius & Bacchus
Sergius & Bacchus, an independent menswear boutique in the emerging fashion district of East Pike, focuses on men’s contemporary casual and resort wear. They are known for their creatively curated collection of unique and hard to find brands and bold fashions like their gorgeous men’s Irish wool scarves, hand woven on a 200-year-old loom in Killarney, Ireland. Sergius & Bacchus takes pride in partnering with new and emerging clothing brands, many of which are LGBTQ+ owned. Sergius & Bacchus is offering a holiday bonus on gift card purchases. When you buy $200 worth of gift cards, you will receive a bonus $50 voucher towards your next purchase.
Sergius & Bacchus Laura Culberg
The Naked Grocer
The Naked Grocer, an independent “Waste-Less” grocery and restaurant, offers an inventory of fresh produce, pantry supplies, dairy, and bakery supplies. In addition, this adorable sustainable grocery sells natural wines and gorgeous housewares including ceramics and wooden kitchen utensils. While visiting, make time for a sit-down at their café which offers a variety of healthy treats like their famous Chili Crunch Chopped Salad or rotating weekly soup.
The Naked Grocer Laura Culberg
Half and Half Doughnut Co
Half and Half Doughnut Co is the place to go for early risers. Open at 6am Tuesday-Sunday, stop in here for a special pre-shopping treat. Half and Half is known for their commitment to non-GMO products and a compelling list of creative, delicious flavors. If you are partial to sweet, all the standard flavors of doughnuts are available, or try out the Bananas Foster or Marocchino (coffee caramel) filled doughnut. If you’ve got a more savory palate, indulge yourself with the Fontina and Parmigiano Biscuit or their selection of Sous Vide Eggs.
Half and Half Doughnut Co. Laura Culberg