After you finish shopping at your favorite Seattle Farmers Market, you may want to hit the nearest Asian grocery store for specialty items. For spices, you can also head to World Spice Merchants (herbs, spices, teas) at 1509 Western Avenue (behind Pike Place Market).
Each of the stores listed below stocks many varieties of Asian specialty foods, but each store also has a focus or specialties for which they are especially known, as indicated in parentheses. The stores are listed by location, going from north to south Seattle and the Eastside.
North of Seattle
- H-Mart (Korean), 3301 184th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037, (425) 776-0858
- 99 Ranch Market (Chinese), 22511 Hwy 99, Edmonds, WA, 425-670-1899
Nearest farmers markets: Bothell, Edmonds, Lake Forest Park, Mukilteo.
In Seattle, north of the canal
- HT OakTree Market (Chinese), 10008 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133, (206) 527-5333
Nearest farmers markets: Ballard, Meadowbrook, Lake City, Phinney, University District, Wallingford
In Seattle, south of the canal
- Mekong Rainer (Thai, Cambodian/Khmer and Lao), 3400 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, (206) 723-9641
- Uwajimaya (Japanese, Hawaiian, seafood, produce, gifts), 600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA, (206) 624-6248
- Viet Wah (Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Filipino, “Uwajimaya on a budget”), 1032 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104
- Viet Wah (Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Filipino, “Uwajimaya on a budget”), 6040 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle, WA 98118
Nearest farmers markets: Broadway, Cascade/South Lake Union, Columbia City, Madrona, Magnolia, Pike Place Market, Pike Place Market Express, Queen Ann, West Seattle.
South of Seattle
- 99 Ranch Market (Chinese), 18230 E. Valley Highway #100, Kent, WA 98032, 425-251-9099
- H-Mart (Korean), 31217 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003, (253) 528-0500
- Uwajimaya (Japanese, Hawaiian, seafood, produce, gifts), 501 South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057
- Viet Wah (Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Filipino, “Uwajimaya on a budget”), 2820 N.E. Sunset Blvd., Renton, WA 98056, (425) 277-1635
Nearest farmers markets: Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Renton
- Uwajimaya (Japanese, Hawaiian, seafood, produce, gifts), 15555 NE 24th St. & Bel Red Rd., Bellevue, WA 98007, (425)747-9012
Nearest farmers markets: Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond