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!

Eat Local

Eat Local's prepared eats pretty much redefine the idea of the frozen meal. In addition to healthy, organic packaged savories and sweets and a whole host of scratch-made sides for your Thanksgiving table, Eat Local stocks chocolate, wine, ice cream and other treats in its Capitol Hill, Queen Anne and Burien stores. If you want to save time and cook less on Turkey Day, you can’t go wrong with the blushing potatoes made with beets and taters or organic carrot wedges glazed in clover honey.

Capitol Hill
503 Broadway East
Seattle, Wa 98102

Queen Anne
2400 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, Wa 98109

Burien Store & Kitchen
810 SW 151st Street
Burien, Wa 98166
Online: eatlocalonline.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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