Seattle has long been blessed with excellent gourmet and specialty food grocers: Big John’s PFI for Italian pastas and its terrific cheese counter; Uwajimaya, our first stop for obscure ingredients, from pomelo to gobo root. Then there’s Pike Place Market, home to DeLaurenti, El Mercado Latino, La Buona Tavola, The Spanish Table, Bavarian Meats and the oft-overlooked Pear Delicatessen. But the recent resurgence in home cooking has ushered in a new era of heightened awareness about what we’re eating, where it comes from and whether it’s sustainably or artisanally produced. Demand, meet Supply. The latest wave of gourmet grocers caters to the ever-growing number of food obsessives who can name-drop their favorite ham producers (domestic and foreign) and are picky about the particular olive oil they drizzle on their heirloom tomatoes. So we shopped around and found Seattle’s best places for culinary inspiration. Shown here: Sugarpill in Capitol Hill.
Exotic Offerings at Seattle's Specialty Grocers
A whole new world of things to eat is on offer at a flight of gorgeous gourmet grocers.
| May 2013