Shop Small and Support Washington Creatives Amidst Coronavirus: Part Two

Is it just me, or does being in lockdown make you extremely hungry too? I’m craving comfort food, cozy clothes and social contact. While Skype and social media can provide human contact during this time, let’s talk about fulfilling your cravings. 


Trophy Cupcakes

If you haven’t heard about Trophy Cupcakes before, are you even from Washington? Jokes aside, I crave their lemon meringue pie cupcake like nothing else. 

They provide a different menu of gourmet cupcakes each day of the week, and they have a wide variety of flavors including vegan and gluten-free options. For an extra special cupcake, try their Life of the Party cupcake!

Trophy Cupcakes is taking a serious approach to COVID-19, and has put extra safety measures in place. Trophy is offering no-contact deliveries, and a Pay It Forward program to support small businesses and those in need. You can also order their cupcake decorating kit to have delivered to your door in the Seattle area for a fun family activity.  

Brick of Beechers Aged Cheese a great Washington State Business

Beecher’s Cheese

Now that your sweet tooth has been satisfied, let’s talk savory. Our team is deeply saddened that Beecher’s Cheese had to cancel their Cheese For All event this year. Mostly because, well, we are all cheese obsessed. 

Thankfully though, they offer shipping! Shipping is not only available for their cheeses, but also for their awesome mac and cheese kit. The kit comes with their recipe, two of their cheeses and even the penne you’ll need.

If that isn’t encouraging enough, or you’re not a fan of mac and cheese (you’re wrong), they have other sets that you can purchase like the Chocolate and Cheese, Best of Beecher’s, and The Land of Cheese and Honey kits. 

Beecher’s also sells their pre-made food online, which is easy to pop into the oven for the ultimate comfort food sensation. Each order over $99 ships in two days, for free and gluten-free options are available. We highly recommend their cheese curd lasagna or their roasted potatoes in flagship sauce. If those don’t make your mouth water, what will? 

Wenatchi Wear

Okay, so we have eaten our way through cupcakes and cheese… now what? Well, time to change into some cozy clothing.

Back in February, we discovered Wenatchi Wear. According to their website, each design has a unique story about geographical areas, local Indigenous tribes and are produced on high-quality products, creating authentic threads.

They are extremely passionate about spreading knowledge about the Wenatchi Tribe, originally known as P’squosa. 

Wenatchi Wear hoodie Washington State Small Business

Personally, I own the Two Bears hoodie, which came with a little card with the background story. The inspiration for this design is a popular hiking location in Wenatchee, currently known as Saddle Rock.

Wenatchee Wear’s website shares the P’squosa Indians’ tale of the landmark: Black bear and grizzly bear are seen squaring off with one another. The two bears bickered nonstop and coyote grew tired of them arguing. After many warnings the wise coyote turned the two bears into stone because they couldn’t get along.

It is one of the coziest hoodies I have ever owned, and I wear it on an almost daily basis to bed (yes, I wash it!). 

When we support Washington businesses and creatives, we support the local economy. Check out part one of the series and share with us who you are supporting! Let’s spread the love and the word. 

Photo credits:
Molly Allen
Wenatchi Wear
Trophy Cupcakes

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MacKenzie Passegger

MacKenzie Passegger is the face behind our various social media accounts, and also routinely writes articles on our blogs (that you’re hopefully enjoying). She's a Washington state native who found herself settling in Austria after bouncing around Europe. When her toddler isn’t keeping her on her toes, she enjoys cooking, craft beer & traveling back home. Being away from Washington allows her to have a different perspective and has deepened her love for the Evergreen State.

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