When I say "Mom & Pop" I mean hardworking local people who have started their own small businesses. Thus, the phrase "Mom & Pop." Starting your own business takes a lot of guts, willpower and some good hard work to keep it going. We have some excellent small businesses in the Yakima Valley. March 29 is National Small Business Day, so I salute them today.It is always best to shop and eat locally. We help them by keeping their small business going.

Here are some "Mom & Pop" businesses in Yakima. Join me by shopping and eating at these places to keep them going. If I missed anyone, tell me in the comments below.

  • Carousel French Cuisine on North Front Street.
  • Owens Cycle
  • Speed Motorsports
  • Moulin Brew
  • Smittys Log Cabin Café
  • Oak Creek Ace Hardware
  • Yakima Craft Brewing
  • Selah Sweets
  • Bale Breaker Brewing
  • Cascade Chiropractic
  • Wray's Meats
  • Jack-son's Sports Bar
  • Station 420
  • Peppermint Stick Drive-In
  • Mercy Movies
  • Mickeys Pub
  • The Porch
  • Silvercreek Bar
  • Howards Pharmacy
  • Howards Medical Supply
  • Cobblestones Gift and Collectables
  • Washington Broadband

Tree Top Store and Visitors Center is no longer a small business, but that is exactly how they started.

Tell me your favorites in the comments below. Join me by helping out our small businesses in Yakima Valley.