Local handicrafts and artisanal items to pick up on your trip
Cooked over an alder-wood fire and slow-cured in Native American style, smoked wild salmon from Totem Smokehouse, in operation since 1978, is worth a visit to Pike Place Market.
Native American Wood Carvings
Purchase historic or contemporary hand-carved miniature canoes, masks, and other works at The Legacy Ltd. (1003 First Avenue; www.thelegacyltd.com), which has specialized in Northwest Coast Indian and Alaskan native art since 1933.
Elysian Brewing Company Beer
“Arguably the city’s best microbrewer, in a town loaded with them.”—J. D. Dickey, author, The Rough Guide to Seattle. Elysian (1221 E. Pike Street; www.elysianbrewing.com) sells its popular Dragonstooth Stout and other bottles at the Capitol Hill pub and brewery.
Moon Valley Honey
Produced at the Pragtri Farm, Moon Valley (www.moonvalleyhoney.com) sells raspberry, blackberry, and “fireweed” flavors of fresh honey at a booth in Pike Place Market.
Watch glassblowers at work and purchase decorative trinkets at Glasshouse Studio (311 Occidental Avenue S; www.glasshouse-studio.com), or take home fine art pieces from Vetri International Glass (1404 First Avenue; www.vetriglass.com).
Puget Sound Region Wine
Located 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Seattle, Woodinville hosts more than 30 award-winning wineries. Make a day trip, or purchase regional vintages at DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine (www.delaurenti.com) in Pike Place Market.
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