Sure, the holidays are for spreading good will and whatnot...but maybe it's also an opportunity to show that friend or relative in New York, San Fran or another town that Seattle is not just some soggy tech outpost. Check out these places to stock up on delicious gifts - often with options in the $10-15 range. Pick up Deluxe preserves at Picnic or Sugar Pill, Boat Street Pickles or Tom Douglas's Rub with Love at Met Market, tons of cookbooks by Seattle-based authors at Book Larder, Holmquist Hazelnuts or Jonboy caramels at the West Seattle Farmers Market, local wines & spirits from Wine World, and some excellent chocolates from local confectioners.
Always a great way to spend a Sunday morning. Get cider from Rockridge, mushrooms from Foraged & Found, fish from Loki & produce from any number of great farms.
President Obama himself loves Fran's sea salt caramels. But you don't have to be partisan about it; they stand all on their own, no matter your party affiliation.
Head to the store to pick up treats & locally made gifts & to sample their chocolate. And, if you have time, take their factory tour to see the whole chocolate-making process.
A little pricey? Yes. But AMAZING service & products with excellent variety of produce, including organics . They have a focus on local producers. Plus they offer free events like cheese classes. Hometown fave.
Friendly, helpful service, and stocked with delicious local products.
The perfect community bookstore for food-obsessed Seattle. In addition to all manner of cookbooks, the store also offers demos and cooking classes. A favorite spot.
Well-balanced, sophisticated flavors. If they happen to have a sea salt rosemary truffle available (some flavors are seasonal), grab it.
This little Cap Hill gem has what you need: great gifts, delicious specialty food products, tonics, and bulk herbs for making bitters and other home concoctions.
It's a giant wine and spirits store. If that alone didn't sell you, how about: locally-owned; tons of great classes, tastings & events; and helpful staff.
Look for Deluxe's jams, butters and other preserves at local food shops like Picnic, Sugar Pill & more. Amazing flavors coming from jam genius Rebecca Staffel's kitchen.