Gourmet Stores

Do you dream of premium ingredients and superior foodstuffs? Do you crave spices, covet kitchen gadgets, and yearn for farm-fresh, organic goods? Then bliss awaits at Seattle's best gourmet stores. These culinary havens are a treasure trove of everything you need for incredible meals and impressive entertaining. Plus, they're local, which means the owners and staff tap into neighborhood needs and handle special requests easily. Drooling yet? Then make a beeline to The British Pantry, a Seattle mainstay.


This expansive emporium is the largest Japanese department store in the Northwest. If you're a connoisseur of Asian goods and cuisine, you'll definitely want to browse through the well-stocked aisles. Along with sections for produce, seafood, meats, and grocery items, you'll also find an on-site deli and an interesting array of quality gift items. A branch of one of Japan's best bookstores can be found on the premises and carries a selection of Asian books and periodicals. Paid parking only.

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Located beneath the clock in Pike Place Market, where a bordello once operated, Market Spice features an exquisite line of teas, including black, blended, flavored, loose-leaf, and decaffeinated. Each tea is noted for its robust flavor and rich aroma, especially the signature blend which shares its name with the shop.

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Sur La Table

This business has been a leading importer of kitchen items for more than 20 years. With their extensive stock of cookware, cutlery, table linens, and accessories, you're certain to locate the perfect gift for the gourmet or the sous-chef in your life.

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For more than 25 years, this traditional open-air market has offered a wealth of the freshest fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, organic produce, and plants. Equally impressive is the assortment of handmade arts and crafts, specialty foods, and gifts. A fun way to spend a Saturday!

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Since 1982, this nationally acclaimed chocolate authority has satisfied Seattle's sweet tooth with an unsurpassed array of sumptuous candies. Fine truffles, candy bars, and triple chocolate tortes are just a smattering of the goods that will have you swearing off the exercise bike. If you crave something cold and rich, delve into the selection of ice creams.

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This popular Italian gourmet market boasts a phenomenal inventory of meats, olive oils, sauces, breads, vinegars, cheeses, and pastas. An espresso cafe, serving food and pastries, is available upstairs as well.

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An authority in classic British cuisine for more than 20 years, British Pantry offers menus for lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. There's also a separate shop decked out with posters and British memorabilia and stocked with candy, sausage rolls, iced teacakes, fruitcakes, and biscuits packaged to go. Also look for gift items such as English bone china.

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SAVOUR proprietors Holly McLean and Steve Klemaier love to travel and taste the flavors of the world, so they've created a welcoming Ballard spot at which visitors can also "savor the best in life." Shoppers find delectable artisan cheeses and charcuterie, shelved gourmet foods, an impressive assortment of wine and beverages, "decorative accessories" for one's home and table, gifts for fellow culinary lovers and a full café menu.

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Beecher's Handmade Cheese
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In 2003, Kurt Beecher Dammeier put his passion for artisan cheese into action as he opened the first Beecher's shop in the heart of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. Visitors now delight in the store's tempting smells, tastes and sights (watch as a large vat of creamy white milk is transformed by the experts). The company commits to producing pure, all-natural, full-flavored food, handcrafted in traditional ways and using the best of ingredients. Fresh milk is pumped into the holding tanks daily at the Beecher's cheese making-kitchens, as part of the day-long process of cheesemaking. There cheesemakers create masterpieces like Beecher's signature 15-month aged Flagship, Flagsheep and Marco Polo.

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Loyal patrons love this small gem of a store in Capitol Hill for its culinary and mercantile goods like chocolate, salt, local honey, tea, a collection of bitters, preserves and spices.

Local Expert tip: Have a chat with the owner, who shoppers praise for being kind and helpful.

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