Welcome to

Good Food, Live Performances, and beautifully handcrafted art, housewares, textiles, jewelry, apparel, toys and accessories from cultures around the world.


300 5th Ave SW,
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 705-2819

We are open!

Thursday through Sunday 11 to 4! Takeout, outdoor seating, and the shop is open!
Check out our Summer Menu at: NewTraditionCafe.com.
We can’t wait to see you!

Help New Traditions Survive...

Donate on GoFundMe!


Dear Friends of New Traditions

New Traditions Fair Trade is seeking donations of any size to allow us to continue to serve you and to keep this magical place alive while we all practice the social distancing that will preserve the health and well being of our local and global communities.

We are asking for donations to support our laid off employees, to pay our rent, to pay our suppliers who are mostly 1-2 person businesses from other countries, to pay off loans that have supported us, and to keep up the work of creating intentional and conscientious community. We want to stay afloat in this urgent time of need and still have the resources to reopen when the tides change.

If you would like to be a part of New Traditions continuing then go to this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-new-traditions-through-this-tough-time.

Please know that we will do everything we can to reopen and recreate, with you, the community that supports so much in Olympia and in many places around the world.

In peace,
Jody, Stacy and the New Traditions staff

As a fair trade store we support Indigenous communities, cultural survival, Eco-Projects, Women’s empowerment & Economic Opportunity through fair, equitable and direct trade relationships.

“Traditions is AMAZING! Friendly folks, cool food and fair trade everything.”

GH – from Google Reviews

"This place is a community treasure. They have been generous with community groups and are meticulous in humane, fairly traded product offerings."

RF – from Facebook Reviews

“This place is a "must go to" place to experience Olympia Washington.”

CC – from Yelp Reviews

You can choose from our creative entrées, tasty sandwiches, or hearty soups and salads. Add something from our large selection of beverages and finish everything off with a Fantastic dessert.
With one of the Northwest’s best collections of everything from housewares and textiles to jewelry and clothing, we are sure you will find the ideal gift or the perfect addition to your home. You can buy from us knowing that everything is artisan crafted and fairly traded. Stop by and explore.
Each week throughout the year, we feature performances by local, regional, and national musicians. Check our schedule for an interesting evening of jazz, Americana, blues, or bluegrass. We also host local music jams and poetry readings.

We’re easy to find and everyone is always welcome.

Check out our reviews:

“Good food at a reasonable price, supports great local and regional musicians, ownership is committed to Fair Trade. Traditions is the real deal!”

CH – from Facebook Reviews