Looking to upgrade your home cooking and baking this season? Shop local! Produce, seafood, and dry goods grown and packaged right in Seattle’s backyard are bound to boost any meal’s freshness factor. Start here as you stock your fridge and pantry with all the necessities.
Carpinito Brothers | 1148 Central Ave N | 253-854-5692
The family-owned and operated Kent Valley farm has been supplying Seattle kitchens with fresh and local fruits, vegetables, and more for more than 50 years. The produce market is a summer and fall staple, and until December, locals can get their hands on seasonal goodies such as late-season apples, Carpinito-grown corn, and Bartlett pears. Pick some up while you and the family spend the day at the fan-favorite pumpkin patch, corn maze, and Family Fun Yard between the end of September and Halloween. Take home a variety of u-pick pumpkins with your fresh produce and get baking and cooking with the Pacific Northwest’s cream of the crop!
Whether or not you’re cooking in a gluten-free kitchen, Manini’s has got any health-conscious family covered with a complete lineup of fresh, whole grain, all-natural pastas. Cater to gluten-free family members or plan a gluten-free night once a week to lighten up on difficult-to-digest ingredients… all while squeezing in your Italian fix! Look for cheesy ravioli, classic and garlic fettuccini, lasagna, linguini, macaroni, rigatoni, and spaghetti in the gluten-free aisle of health food stores including several local Whole Foods. Manini’s also offers three types of flours for baking or making your own favorite handmade pasta recipe without sacrificing flavor or texture, plus buns and rolls for barbecue burgers, sandwiches, and sides.
Petra Mediterranean Bistro | 2501 4th Ave | 206-728-5389
We love that in addition to satisfying our Mediterranean cravings with in-house recipes from Jordan, Lebanon, Greece, Turkey, and Northern Africa, Petra encourages creative and diverse home cooking adventures. The restaurant’s authentic spice blends are available for purchase online and at both locations, setting home cooks up for success. If it’s your inaugural attempt making classics like Mosakhan or kabobs, Chef Khal himself even hosts an instructional video series demonstrating how to prepare your favorite dishes in just a few easy steps using Petra spices. Pair your entree with a side of the store’s Mediterranean rice or lentil soup for a gratifying meal from start to end.
Look no further than Taylor Shellfish for all your fresh seafood needs. Order online to get geoducks, oysters, clams, mussels, and more delivered directly to your doorstep, or plan a trip to either of the two Washington State shellfish market locations in Shelton or Bow. Spending the weekend in Canada? Stop by Fanny Bay Oysters, the Taylor Shellfish sister farm and oyster bar, for more ultra-fresh North coast bivalve treats!