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Seattle gourmet groceries for camping

brian j Jul 28, 2009 01:14 PM

We'll be up in Seattle next Thursday evening for one night before we skip out to the Gorge for a weekend of camping. We were hoping to get some Batali Salumi, but they close early at 4pm, and our flight doesn't get into until then. Any recommendations other than Whole Foods for where to shop for some gourmet camping/BBQ provisions for the weekend?

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    GreenYoshi RE: brian j Jul 28, 2009 03:11 PM

    I know Metropolitan Markets sell Salumi salamis. (and they have all kinds of great food, I often find their quality, especially with meats, cheeses and prepared food, to be higher than Whole Foods)

    And isn't there supposed to be some new foodie picnic place in Greenwood or Fremont or something?

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      BallardFoodie RE: brian j Jul 28, 2009 03:12 PM

      I've not been there, but I plan to. Seems to fit your bill.

      Picnic at 68th and Greenwood

      1. barleywino RE: brian j Jul 28, 2009 04:38 PM

        DeLaurenti's (Pike and 1st) for cheeses/charcuterie/wine/beer, Uwajimaya (5th and Weller) for kalbi (beef short rib steaks)

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          mrnelso RE: brian j Jul 28, 2009 05:16 PM

          Big John's PFI, for sure, and Pike Place Market.

          1. paulj RE: brian j Jul 28, 2009 06:28 PM

            Where are you staying? How early Friday do you want to get going? I assume you'll have a rental car. How much of a cooler?

            Downtown Seattle options might be awkward for you.

            At the airport end of Lake Washington there are HMart, for Korean style meats, and 99Ranch, which you are probably familiar with. There's at least one WF on the east side, as well as an Uwajimaya (Japanese based Asian).

            Any other suggestions for the south and east sides (on the way to the Gorge)?

            1. nanette RE: brian j Jul 31, 2009 08:54 AM

              If you're headed East on I-90 there is a PCC (local version of Whole Foods, and perhaps better?) right off of I-90 in Issaquah before the pass. I would suggest that over going to Whole Foods in Bellevue which is a complete zoo.

              There is also a Trader Joe's nearby should you miss anything else to stock up on and a farmer's market in Ellensburg on Saturday mornings.

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                adamb0mb RE: brian j Jul 31, 2009 11:25 AM

                The Queen Anne Farmers Market is happening that night. I've never been, so I don't know which vendors will be there, but Seattle typically has pretty great farmers markets.


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