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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Eat Local

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One of our favorite places in Seattle is a tiny storefront next to a dry cleaners, on the top of Queen Anne hill.

Eat Local sources its ingredients from some of our favorite local farmers, ranchers, and producers. "Eat Local is an artisan food store offering prepared meals made with seasonal, organic ingredients bought directly from local farms." It sounds good, right?

Their meals taste even better than the ethos sounds. Eat Local uses traditional home cooking methods, rather than mass production, to create frozen meals anyone can enjoy. Have you ever had a pork and apple tagine in a tv dinner? Made with ingredients you recognize and nothing else?

I also love the fact that the meals are packaged with the environment in mind. Much of the food comes in glass dishes that you bring back to the store. It's like a neighbor made you dinner, and then you return the favor. It's a bonus that all the labels and illustrations for the store are created by Nikki McClure, one of my favorite artists, as well.

Not all the food at Eat Local is gluten-free, but much of it is. Greg Conner, the driving force behind Eat Local, has a good friend with celiac, and thus an interest in feeding people safely. (Businesses built on personal connections are always my favorite.) We've eaten their food quite a number of times now, always with great enjoyment, and safely for me.

The lavender creme caramel is particularly stunning.

Eat Local
2400 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
206.328.3663

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Anonymous Laura Spires said...

Our family's local fav. is Meister's Gluten Free. The flour blend makes the most moist sugar cookies we have ever had. The best part is a cup of the gf mix is an even exchange for a cup of the all purpose stuff, which means we can use our "regular" cookbooks. YUM!

http://www.meistersgf.com/

June 9, 2009 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

I totally agree that the food is delicious but it's the prices that make me a little sick to my stomach. Even with a coupon (which they're very good about sending out) it's pricey. I'd rather go out for dinner, I think.

August 2, 2009 at 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Adrienne said...

I just discovered a gluten free bakery at a farmer's market this weekend - WildFlour Bakery - they don't have a store yet, but their breads and pastries are amazing!

October 3, 2010 at 3:03 PM  

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