Our first two months here in Seattle were pretty difficult, and some days I just needed to find a happy place to wander about for an hour. Enter: Seattle's Melrose Market. I'd read about it in Sunset and thought it sounded right up my alley. In one tidy, little space you'll find a sandwich-maker, (I lived off the Eggplant Swiss at Homegrown during the month of December!), cheesemonger, butcher and florist; which, is coincidentally a mini produce stand as well. Also available at Melrose Market are housewares, fresh baguettes and the chance to dine at the lovely Sitka & Spruce--a restaurant so delicious it's entirely full on weeknights. Next door to the market is a rockin' record joint for those of you who love a little vinyl. In all, it's a wonderful place to visit if you want to experience some amazing food options in a relatively small time frame.
1501-1535 Melrose Ave
(in Capitol Hill)
image 1 - Sitka & Spruce / images 2-6 Stephanie Brubaker