Thanksgiving may be over, but the holiday season has just begun!   That means it’s time to start shopping, and what better place to start than at a small business?  Whether you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend, your children’s teachers, the mail carrier, or just something nice for yourself, try shopping at a local, small business first.  While you’re out, take some time to try something new and grab a meal at one of the many family owned restaurants in the Washington, DC area.  We think you’ll have much more fun shopping at small businesses on Saturday, where you’ll have a more personal, laid back experience, than you would fighting off the crowds and crazy people on Black Friday.

In an effort to encourage others to support small businesses and stimulate the local economy, we have put together a list of some of our favorite small, local businesses in the Washington, DC area that we enjoy and think you will too.  We have also included some of the businesses we have spotlighted over the last few years.  Please consider choosing some of these businesses on Saturday, and during the rest of the year as well.  The relationships you will garner with some of your neighborhood business owners are invaluable.  Happy holidays and enjoy your shopping this season!


2016 Featured Small Businesses

Bits of Thread Sewing Studio

Event Farm

Finger Foods Culinary

Flying Dog Brewery

Founding Farmers MoCo

Gregorio’s Trattoria

Hunter’s Bar and Grill

Normandie Farm

The North Potomac Times

Potomac Paddlesports

Stella’s PopKern

Vie de France


2015 Featured Small Businesses

Appliance Builders Wholesalers

Bagel Towne Deli

Bombay Bistro

Bradley Food & Beverage

Butler’s Orchard



Osman & Joe’s Steak’n Egg Kitchen

Pizza Palace

Protec Inspections

The Market at River Falls

Town & Country Movers

Yoyogi Sushi

Yummy in My Tummy


2014 Featured Small Businesses

Art & Frame Depot

Bella Bethesda

Cava Mezza

Continental Pizza

Gaver Farm

Guru Groceries & Chaat House

Inner Reaches Yoga & Health

Kicks Karate

Potomac Pizza

Renato’s Restaurant

Studio Ten83

Tastee Diner


2013 Featured Small Businesses

Allentuck Landscaping

Diana Nails

Elite Image, Inc

Glenvilah Vet Clinic

Milestone Cleaners

Pigtails and Crewcuts


Tami’s Table

The Original Pancake House