What do you give friends who are obsessed with all things edible? This lineup makes retail therapy downright delicious!
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.
Readers unite! This wonderful bookstore is like an old-fashioned community clubhouse drawing all ages. Beyond the well-organized collections of best sellers, cookbooks, gift items and used paperbacks, there's a stage where musicians play regularly and a better-than-your-average food court. Authors read in The Den. It all adds up to a big bunch of awesome.
If you can't find it here, well, then you don't really need it. There's every sort of foodstuff here, but the place really shines in the seafood, meat and produce departments. And the housewares gift selection is fantastic, especially during sales.
When greeted at this stylish shop by an offer of chocolate, there's only one correct answer. YES please! The salted caramels are Fran's most famous treat, but you'd be a fool not to order a hot cocoa, and drink it there. (Where it's served in large bowls for sipping, along with a dish of whipped cream on the side.)
This long-anticipated haute gourmet food shop is stuffed with obscure and esoteric items -- kangaroo meat! -- along with carefully chosen olive oils, vinegars, cheeses and charcuterie from around the globe. Don't go hungry!