Your fridge may be packed with everything you need to head out with your blanket and basket on your arm. But if you find your picnic supplies lacking and you need to grab provisions on the go these places can set your up!
While many come to visit the first Starbucks or the gum wall, the market has so much more to offer. Food (fresh and prepared), wine (including a tasting room for Washington wineries), $5 bouquets, a newsstand, a rummage hall, a cabaret, a theater, a gallery and a shoe museum.
No-nonsense cheese counter (with olives & crackers as well) in the heart of the market. Fine selection,fair prices.
Pike & Western has friendly, knowledgeable staff an interesting selection of wines at every price point and free tastings each Friday 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. The proprietor also operates a sister shop ,Soul Wines, in South Lake Union.
Recently renovated the market has a nice selection of grocery, produce and deli items and an impressive selection of beer & wine for a store it's size.
This is the perfect spot to grab a roast chicken, mashed potatoes and a bottle of champagne to pack into Zoo Tunes at Woodland Park.
Order the chocolate fudge or bittersweet hazelnut cake. And why not take a friend since the portions are large enough to share?
Good floral, wine, liquor, cheese and seafood departments. Also check out their special events which include tastings, demos & celebrity appearances such as book signings. The location near Alki Beach makes it a great stop for picnic provisions.
Grab a giant made to order sandwich or assemble your own with the wide array of meats and cheeses available by the pound. Don't miss their old time candy counter (rum balls anyone?) or their incredibly popular ice cream cones.
Fish & Chips? Yes please. Oddly the go to menu item at the coney is just that, old school fish & chips served up from the walk out window. Savor the flavor at one of the outdoor tables or take a short walk and enjoy them beach front at Golden Gardens.
Fish & chips, slaw and chowder keep folks coming back to this Seattle classic. Grab your order to go and enjoy it on one of the nearby benches overlooking Salmon Bay and the marina.
The size of a large convenience store with the selection of a much larger market especially when it comes to the quality & variety of produce, deli, beer & wine.
Friendly and efficient customer service and great roast chickens & mashed potatoes keep us coming back.
This seafood shop in Fishermen's Terminal deals in fresh and frozen seafood. Grab a whole crab and get crackin.
Chicken tacos and steak fajitas are my go to at this QA hole in the wall. Complimentary chips & salsa and a few outdoor seats are a bonus.
This stellar Mediterranean deli serves up soups, sandwiches and a sea of fresh salads. Generous portions, and affordable prices mean you can almost always count on a line. Eat in at the small counter or grab your booty to go for a picnic on the waterfront or in Victor Steinbrueck Park--both are just blocks away.
One stop shopping for sustainable produce, meat and seafood. The bulk spice and produce departments also shine at this member cooperative. Extensive cooking class offerings are a great value at just $45.
Vendors change with the season but there is always a great selection of fresh and prepared food products from fish to flowers.
Watch their award winning cheese be made while you queue for some of their hearty mac & cheese or a sandwich to takeaway.
It's easy to get your omega-3s here since the cases are stocked full with beautiful, fresh seafood including salmon, clams and crab.
Get here now. Armando Batali (father of Mario) offers up quality charcuterie and sandwiches to eat in or takeaway. Ask about their private luncheons.
One of the smaller Whole Foods in the area but well stocked with what you've come to expect from their larger stores. Don't miss their barbeques, happy hours and wine & cheese departments. Outdoor seating with a view of the Space Needle is a plus.
Tremendous belly filling tortas are served up along side traditional Mexican fare from Malenas.
Some of the best pulled pork in the city comes out of this tiny wood shack just up the street from Golden Gardens Beach. Grab an extra napkin--you'll need it!
Cheese, bread, charcuterie and wine this shop has it all along with other locally and internationally sourced prepared food products like membrillo and preserves. They also offer soups, salads and sandwiches to eat in or takeaway.
Convenient location just across from Woodland Park and the zoo make it a favorite stop for picnic provisions.
Proving bigger isn't always better this tiny shop has probably the best selection in town of artisian made cheeses from around the world.
When the moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie that's amore--or maybe it's the gelato talking--this stuff is that good.
Roz and Kamala's beautiful bites now have a view to match at their latest outpost in West Seattle. Outdoor dining, shaved iced, cocktails and arrival by water taxi make this the jewel in their crown.
Order the roast pork sandwich and feel good about it because you just helped support a Washington State farmer. Kids menu is a good value.
Perfect place to buy noshes for parties or to fill your own shelves with Italian & Mediterranean meats, cheeses, olives, oils & spices.
The best thing about this cheery cafe is the large selection of house-made baked goods including some killer baguettes.
Cheese, chaucuterie, pasta and sweet bites are a valid reason to visit this purveyor of all things Italian but don't overlook the wine & bitters selection upstairs.
Free wine tastings on Fri & Sat afternoons.
This full service grocery on the market's main drag has a nice wine & cheese department, a fine selection of cook books and a deli that serves up affordable grab n go paninis.
Grab some house-made sausage or bacon out of the butcher case to take home and prepare or settle in and enjoy a classic reuben, steak frites or cassoulet. Affordable house pours are a bonus.
Sleek environs offer fresh, affordable shellfish including oysters, crab, geoduck and clams.Grab 'em to go ask or ask Kevin to recommend an award winning Oyster Wine and savor a dozen or two onsite.
The younger sister to their long-time shop on Phinney, expect the same great selection of wine and Mediterranean food stuffs only with a larger deli and space to eat in.
Carefully chosen wines from around the world priced from $6 to $600 and not a loser in the bunch-- at least that I've found. Dan McCarthy makes customer service and education a priority and hosts free weekly tastings each Saturday. Join the Vintage Select club and save 15 - 17% on all of your purchases.