Melrose Market Photo: Charity Burggraaf

Open Market

Looking for the latest in the city’s shopping scene? Enter the market hall and mercantile trend—fresh spaces housing boutiques, specialty food stores, and more. Each is an ideal venue to shop and linger during your Seattle visit. 

Melrose Market

This industrial-chic structure sits on the edge of Capitol Hill, with lofted ceilings and 13 businesses in open storefronts. Pick up picnic supplies like custom-cured charcuterie from Rain Shadow Meats, or stop for small plates at Bar Ferd’nand or seasonal Northwest fare at *Sitka & Spruce. For gifts, Butter Home peddles well-crafted treasures and Marigold and Mint assembles organic floral bouquets. Don’t miss the curated selection of clothing, housewares, and accessories at Glasswing. 1501-1535 Minor Ave;

Votive from Chophouse Row Photo: Charity Burggraaf

Votive from Chophouse Row Photo: Charity Burggraaf

Chophouse Row

In an airy garden courtyard, Chophouse Row offers all the essentials, each elevated and artisanal. There’s French baked goods and coffee at Amandine and hearty brunch, and Kurt Farm Shop has house-made cheeses and ice cream to write home about, thanks to a velvety custard base from the shop’s own herd of cows on Vashon Island. And garden boutique Niche Outside sells beautiful botanical gifts and goods, from brass watering cans to nature-focused coffee table books. 1424 11th Ave;

Flowers from Pike Place Market Photo: Charity Burggraaf

Flowers from Pike Place Market
Photo: Charity Burggraaf

Pike Place Market

Although fresh, new marketplace concepts abound in Seattle, don’t forget the original. Pike Place Market has been doing food-meets-shopping in one place since 1907. Around 225 local craftspeople display their handmade wares, imported goods, and curious collectibles here. What’s more, the market is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar expansion, adding 50 new stalls, a plaza, and a connection to the waterfront and Elliott Bay. *First Ave and Pike St;


Salami & olives from Assembly Hall Photo: Charity Burggraaf

Salami & olives from Assembly Hall Photo: Charity Burggraaf

Assembly Hall

Seattle celebrity chef Tom Douglas crafted this market hall iteration to house a juice bar and modern-Asian restaurant, Godzilla Bar at *TanakaSan. There’s also *Home Remedy, a 2,000-square-foot deli-meets-flower-shop stocked with craft snacks, to-go meals from other Tom Douglas eateries, garden gifts, and sundries. 2121 Sixth Ave;


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