Every Thanksgiving, we’re thankful to live in Seattle, where terms like “artisan” and “local” are as common as “coffee” and “rain.” We’ve rounded up some of our city’s best independent markets and specialty shops that can help you create a bountiful holiday table that fits your family’s style. These area bakeshops, butchers and cheesemongers will take your Turkey Day menu way beyond canned cranberry sauce and gloppy green bean casserole. Read on for our picks!

Tall Grass Bakery

Ballard’s Tall Grass Bakery doesn’t just make great-tasting bread for your Thanksgiving table. Tall Grass bakes beautiful bread, with perfect crackling crusts that are crispy on the outside and with pillowy insides. The 15-year-old bakery sells its Pain au Levain and Compagnon at farmers markets and grocery stores around town, including Whole Foods and Central Co-Op. But there’s nothing like taking the kids in the bakery to experience the smells and sights of a hard-working bakery.

5907 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, Wa 98107
206-706-0991
Online: allgrassbakery.com

Looking for more farmers markets, home delivery services or farms to help you create a bountiful table? Check out Puget Sound Fresh, where you can sign a pledge to eat local for Thanksgiving.

— by Sara Billups

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