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Ms. Helen

Ms. Helen Coleman first set up shop in 1970 in the Seattle Central area on East Union & 23rd Ave, serving up her signature fried pork chops, oxtails, collard greens and butter-slathered corn cakes.

For over 3 decades Helen’s Diner was the place to be for delicious food, great music,  & even better vibes which made Ms. Helen’s place of business a cornerstone of an electric & deeply cultured piece of Seattle. It was always a place to satisfy your craving for home-style, classic, “comfort soul food”.

After the Nisqually earthquake in 2001 destroyed Ms. Helen’s Soul Food(the most recent brick and mortar), she continued to serve the community by partnering with nearby businesses and catering services with the help of her daughter Ms. Jesdarnel “Squirt” Henton who kept the business alive for years preparing for an opportunity to once again serve the city of Seattle.


We are humbled & grateful beyond words to continue our family legacy here in our beautiful home of Seattle & we fully intend to “Get people back in this neighborhood, eating soul food.”