New in Greenwood/Phinney: Chocolate Shoe Box where sweets and footwear are sold animal-free. Shoes and chocolate? you say, why not recliners and soup, or … car seats and tamales? Sooner or later Seattle will have a shop that sells a vegan version of everything, so just hold your horses.
WWW: What’s your personal spin on the ubiquitous “How can I help you?” question?
Sadaf: If they’re looking at chocolates I’ll start talking about our most popular items, or I’ll ask them what types of chocolates they like and make recommendations. Often I will just converse with them about how their day is going.
What is your favorite thing in the store right now?
The chocolate-covered peanut butter pillows with peanuts. They’re so scrumptious.
Where do you shop when you’re not at the Chocolate Shoe Box?
Sidecar for Pig’s Peace. It’s a general merchandise store for vegans and they always are trying to get the latest vegan goodies. The staff there is super-friendly and very knowledgeable.
What specific store or type of store do you think is missing in Seattle?
Vegans are huge foodies. We definitely need a vegan cupcake cafe.
What is the weirdest thing that has ever happened in your store?
We’ve only been open for a few weeks, so we really haven’t had any weird stuff happen in our store yet.