Yakima Local Business Guide

Our Favorite Local Businesses in Yakima

Whether you’ve lived in Yakima your whole life, or just moved to the valley like we have, you can always use some recommendations to “shop small.” We’ve been casing the area and have found a few hidden gems, right here in Yakima near our brand new campus.

At Evergreen Beauty College, Yakima, we have compiled a list of some of the best activities, delicious foods, and unique boutiques in our beautiful valley. Next time you’re looking for some entertainment, to do a little shopping, or to grab a bite to eat, be sure to stop in at these local businesses that have been serving the Yakima community for years.

By shopping locally, and supporting small business, you are helping our local economy, and helping our beautiful city to thrive. We are excited to see what else we discover in Yakima as we look for ways to become a part of our new community.

The Little Soapmaker

the little soapmaker yakima washington This quaint little shop offers natural soaps in over 72 varieties. Not only that, they also offer lotions, bath salts, massage oils and more – all from natural ingredients! Made from goat’s milk, shea butter, or glycerin, this soap shop is perfect for gift ideas and products to pamper your skin!

Fiddlesticks Gift Shop

fiddlesticks gifts yakima washington If you are searching for the perfect gift for a friend, something to spruce up your home, or just love to collect knick-knacks, Fiddlesticks is the place to go! Choose from untold treasures and unique gift ideas in a store that has thrived in Yakima since 1976. All this and Fiddlesticks’ customers get FREE gift wrapping, too!

Bergen Screen Print

bergen screen print yakima washington Do you need a screen printer for your softball club or roller derby team? Look no further than Bergen’s. After relocating to our valley from Hawaii, the owners and operators transformed their 82 year-old family ranch into a rustic screen print shop, ready to imprint or embroider images onto apparel, mugs, glass, and more! Their motto is: “You name it, we can do it.” We hope you love what they have to offer as much as we do.

Mel’s Diner

mels diner yakima washington Chances are you’ll need to grab a quick bite now and then and what better place than Mel’s Diner? For over 36 years, Mel’s has been serving up scrumptious, homestyle fare in a classic diner that brings the 1950s back to life. Stop by soon, call for carry-out, or even order online here. Oh, and don’t forget the milkshakes – a Mel’s must-have!

Santiago’s on the Ave

santiagos on the ave yakima washington If you are in the mood for Mexican, get over to Santiago’s. With award-winning recipes and outstanding service, this Yakima restaurant is a great place for girls’ night out, date night, or family gatherings. Be sure to visit in spring and summer when the outdoor dining area is open for a real cantina experience.

Madd Hatter Amusements

madd hatter escape yakima washington Escape the madness of everyday life. These smartly-themed escape rooms are your thrilling chance to break out from the norm. Choose from Pirate’s Cove or Pharoh’s Tomb for unique team-building or unforgettable parties. Discover clues, solve riddles, and escape the same ol’ Friday night routine!

Skateland Fun Center

skateland yakima washington Skate the night away at Skateland! Bring your friends, your kids, or your sweetheart for some memory making that will get your heart racing. Complete with gaming room, Skateland is perfect for parties, too. You can even get your hair done in our salon, then head over to show off your new look while you skate to your favorite music under the disco lights.

Yakima Area Arboretum

yakima area arboretum washington Looking for a new place for your yoga practice? Or just need a place to get away from it all? Visit the Yakima Area Arboretum, a local getaway for over 50 years! Washington state is known for its dedication to preserving our environment, so with 46 acres of gorgeous greenery this refuge honors this endeavor. We found the arboretum to be a quiet, serene, and, well, “evergreen” sanctuary so we instantly fell in love.


Do you love shopping local? Have we forgotten your favorite shop here in Yakima? Let us know in the comments and be sure to share this list with your friends.


Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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