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!

Marx Foods

If you’re on the hunt for unusual edibles to spruce up your Thanksgiving feast, stop into Marx Foods. The brick-and-mortar Queen Anne-area retail space serves as a working showroom for the online specialty food e-tailer. Marx sells a whole host of noteworthy ingredients, including edible flowers and truffles. You’ll also find a whole lot of protein to replace that turkey, like wild boar, alligator, yak and (especially not sure how we feel about this one...) kangaroo.

144 Western Avenue West
Seattle, Wa 98119
Online: marxfoods.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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