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andrewtree Jul 13, 2010 06:45 PM

Into Seattle from the Olympic Peninsula on thursday to drop someone at Seatac. What foods that I can't get at home (we have an excellent food co-op, fish and farmers market) should I take the trouble to bring back? First on the list is tortillas from Guadalupe Market, ideas please, I will bring a cold box.

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    andrewtree Jul 15, 2010 09:29 PM

    Thanks for all the great suggestions, I was delighted to find Salumi and Boat Street pickles at Metropolitan, will follow up on others another time.

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      PAO Jul 16, 2010 09:11 AM

      While you're at Metropolitan, pick up a container of Spanish almonds. Usually in a stand alone stand near the deli. Addictive!

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      seattleviking Jul 14, 2010 02:40 PM

      Since you are on the Peninsula... Uwajimaya might be a worthwhile stop. You can get all the Japanese and many Asian ingredients that you probably don't find as much over there. The American Wagyu beef is good.

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      Uwajimaya
      600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

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        Lauren Jul 14, 2010 11:56 AM

        When my friends visit from California, they always get smoked salmon from Pure Fish in the market and frozen pie cherries from Cascadian Farms.

        1. lavaca Jul 14, 2010 08:18 AM

          Some Puget Sound-specific ideas:

          Salumi salami (Metropolitan Market also carries it)
          Boat Street pickles (the figs are my favorite)
          Theo chocolate
          A growler of beer from Black Raven or Schooner EXACT, and cans of beer from 7 Seas

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            Leper Jul 14, 2010 08:02 AM

            Cougar Gold cheese is available at the Made In Washington store. Definitely a unique-to-Washington chow item. Also, while it's not from Washington, it is only available at the Spanish Table (back side of Pike Place Market): Nunez De Prado Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain is simply amazing. (They also have an excellent selection of white anchovies.) Delille Cellars wines are amazing and generally not available outside of Puget Sound (unless you are on their customer list.) Delille's D-2 can be found at Metropolitan Market. Worth seeking out if you love great wine. Also, McCrea's Voignier should not be missed as well.

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            Pike Place Market
            1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

            Metropolitan Market
            1908 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA

            Spanish Table
            1426 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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