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!

University Seafood & Poultry

University Seafood & Poultry opened its doors back before it was cool to know where your meat came from, when people went to butcher shops instead of meat counters in grocery stores. The family business has been passed down through four generations. Trust us, these folks know turkey. Order fresh birds in two pound increments in person or over the phone for pick up before the big day.

1317 NE 47th Street
Seattle, Wa 98105
Online: universityseafoodandpoultry.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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