Go get your take-out on at these prime picnic supply places!
This place has new owners, so give it another try. Always ask to see the harvest tag for shellfish and you'll come off as a savvy seafood shopper. Crab and shrimp cocktails are a fine snack to munch on while exploring Pike Place Market.
A little slice of Europe in the middle of Pike Place Market, this newly expanded space is packed with incredible food, especially the housemade sausages and exceptional potato salad, red cabbage and cheese you won't find anywhere but The Continent. In 2013, the deli will begin offering dishes that can be enjoyed while sitting at the brand new counter. Don't be surprised if the German-speaking ladies who run the place offer you a wiener!
If you think paella is the only export from Spain worth eating, you've got to go spend some time exploring the Spanish Table. This outstanding store has tons of cool spices and pantry essentials not found anywhere else in Seattle, from smoked paprika salt to a stellar selection of cheese and charcuterie. Plus, the wine department is out of this world in terms of depth and value. Ask the helpful staff for suggestions. It's a must visit, especially if you're at the Pike Place Market. Oh, and they validate parking with a qualifying purchase.
Could spend hours in here, looking at all the exotic imports on the shelves and in the cases. Good for pantry staples, picnic supplies (love the antipasti options), as well as pasta cut to order. Head upstairs to check out the extensive wine selection, as well as one of the best collections of bitters sold in the city, and a fine assortment of bulk food items such as dried beans, risotto and nuts.
A super groovy new tapas place from the owners of Honore Bakery in Ballard. Try the charcuterie plate, a beautiful assortment of cured meats from Europe and the Northwest. The sandwiches burst with flavor, built on terrific bread from Columbia City Bakery and there's always sangria on tap. On the ground floor of one of the new soulless condos on Capitol Hill, but after a couple glasses of wine, that won't matter as much.