Help Support Local Businesses

Support small businesses in the Chinatown-ID

As the weather warms up this summer and with many of you eager to head outdoors, please remember to follow physical and social distancing guidelines and best practices. Additionally, King County's directive call for all residents who are out and about to wear facial coverings to limit the spread of COVID-19. This is especially important to consider in communities where its residents are more vulnerable against the Coronavirus.

Please continue to show your support to Chinatown-International District neighborhood restaurants by grabbing take-out, utilizing a food delivery service, buying gift cards to use at a later date, and shopping for retail through available online storefronts.

To avoid long wait times, be sure to call ahead to place your order with restaurants before picking up. Check out the neighborhood directory here and begin planning for your next trip.

Different ways to support small businesses
Donnie Chin Children's Park
Interior of International Model Toys
People waiting for the link light rail in tunnel
Jars at the herbal shop
Little Saigon crosswalk intersection

Business Resources

If you are a small business seeking resources, updates, and reopening toolkits rearding COVID-19, visit the CIDBIA's resource page here.

C-ID restaurants and other Small Businesses Relief Fund

Managed and disbursed by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area, Friends of Little Saigon, and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (the CID Business Relief Team) has given direct dollars to the small businesses in the CID to help them mitigate the impacts of this pandemic. 

The fund was seeded by a generous $100,000 donation from Vulcan and has raised over $750,000 with support from various funding sources and over 1500 individual contributions. 165 qualified small businesses have received between $1,000-$5,000 over three rounds of grant distributions.

The Relief Fund is still accepting donations! Donate here:


The City of Seattle's #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz map helps residents find small businesses providing takeout ot delivery in their neighborhood. You can visit the map here.

Moksha's Karleen speaks about what the CID community means to her.