7231 Greenwood Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
Open 6 am - 11 pm, 7 days a week
4416 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
Open 6 am - 11 pm, 7 days a week
Ken's Market and Marketime Foods are part of your neighborhood. Independently owned and operated by a local family, we specialize in smiles and remembering your name. Our markets carry a good variety of quality products at fair prices. We mean it when we say “we want to be your store!”
When you need bacon and fresh OJ on a Sunday morning and you're still in your pajama pants, pop over, grab a cart, toss in what you need and checkout before your better half has even finished brewing the coffee!
We're not only a great little neighborhood market, we are your complete grocery store. We have terrific produce with lots of organic choices. Our meat section is stocked with fresh, quality cuts prepared by our own in-house butcher. We are known for our excellent selection of wine and beer. We feature a complete floral department with a fresh selection of gorgeous long lasting bouquets. We are focused on carrying local, organic and fair trade products whenever we can. On top of all that, you will love our deli & coffee shop!
MONTLAKE MOUSSE - all natural desserts made locally from scratch! We are now selling a variety of their delicious desserts in our deli, including mini chocolate mousses (in 5 different flavors), handmade cookies, and fresh seasonal fruit tarts. Their recipes are sure to please with the ideal balance of sugar, so other ingredients in the dessert are not masked by a mouthful of sugar. Just as too much salt can ruin a good soup, the bakers at Montlake Mousse know that too much sugar can spoil a good dessert!
Ken's Market and Marketime Foods have always been enthusiastic supporters of locally grown produce, often sourcing directly from the growers. But then again, why wouldn't we? Because of Washington state's many different micro-climates, we are blessed with a truly exceptional, diverse variety of fresh fruit and vegetables being grown all around the state - and what's even better, a large percentage of it is being grown organically. Washington farmers got it going on!
Here's just a sampling of what you can expect to see as summer rolls on:
Our Own Chicken & Sweet Onion Souvlaki
Boneless skinless chicken breast and seasonal sweet onions are hand skewered and marinated in our traditional Mediterranean vinaigrette, featuring flavors of oregano, fresh garlic and cracked black pepper. These are very quick and convenient to prepare, and oh so delicious! Perfect for the bar-b-q on a pleasant Seattle summer evening after a busy work day. Just add a green salad from our deli, and perhaps some fresh pita bread with hummus and you’re set!
We are proud to offer wholesome and delicious fresh hummus from Zoey Catering Co. These are the same folks who own and operate Kouzina restaurant on 84th & Greenwood. The hummus comes in three varieties: original, roasted red pepper, and artichoke. In addition, we sell their authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce and Eggplant Spread aka Melitzanosalata. Word of the amazing quality and authenticity of these products has made them some of our most popular. Try some soon, you’ll be treating yourself and supporting a local, neighborhood family business at the same time. For more information on the restaurant and their catering services, check out their websites, Kouzina-greco.com & Zoeycatering.com.
Ken's Market Soups
Marketime Foods Soups
Our produce buyers have made a great connection recently, sourcing fruit directly from the Martin Family, who live and run orchards in the Wenatchee valley. Buying fruit directly from farms is certainly not the easiest way to do things, but we are very proud to offer the premium, tree ripened fruit that the Martin family has been growing for nearly 3 decades. Read more about the Martin Family Orchards at their website.
Currently, we are featuring ripe Red Haven Peaches and juicy delicious nectarines. Further into the picking season, we'll have Golden Delicious and Fuji Apples along with D'Anjour Pears. Take advantage of and enjoy Washington State's summer favorites!
For wine lovers, one of the sure signs of summer is the new vintage Rosés making their appearance on the scene.
Rosés are perfect wines for spring and summer; served chilled, they can be a tasty aperitif for patio sipping or a refreshing accompaniment to a variety of warm weather fare. Rosé wines can’t be beat for food-friendly versatility – they’re delicious with fresh Alaskan salmon and if you’re doing surf and turf, they can stand up to a lean, tender Painted Hills Beef steak too! It's also a perfect picnic wine, as it tends to have both a lighter body and more delicate flavors on the palate. Pair it with sandwiches, salads, fruit and cheese or even chips and dips. Rosés are also right at home at your backyard barbecue, complimenting spicy baby back ribs, burgers, hot dogs or whatever you choose to grill.
We’ve got a great variety of Rosés to choose from already with new ones coming all through the summer to keep the variety exciting. Whether you’re a fan of the bone-dry, delicate French Rosé or the ripe, flavorful Spanish Rosado or the deliciously fresh, zesty Washington Rose, we’ve got a perfect pink for you.
In the summer time when the weather is hot - Drink Pink!
From right in our own back yard – Charles & Charles Rosé is one of our favorite summer-time quaffers! Imagine wild strawberries, cherries and watermelon - Delicious, yes... Refreshing, yes… Attractive, yes... For sissies, never!
World famous Copper River Salmon, the very first fishery of Alaska’s great spring salmon run has arrived in our stores. The “openings”, where fisherman are allowed to catch a certain amount of salmon over a certain period of time, will bring a steady supply of fish to market, but there may be brief periods when we are temporarily out and waiting for the next catch. Please feel free to give us a call to check for availability!
These early runs, whether Copper River, or from one of the many, many other bountiful AK fisheries, will consist largely of Sockeye (Red), with some Kings (Chinook) available too. The King catch is usually much more limited, but we’ll do our best to nab some; get it while you can! Both are loaded with Omega-3 oil, and are oh-so delicious when baked, broiled, barbequed, smoked, poached… and on and on (you’d have to consult Bubba Gump for a complete list of preparation methods!)
Ken’s and Marketime will feature the best Alaska has to offer, at reasonable prices too! Later in the season, we’ll have beautiful salmon from Canada, as well as some caught right off our Washington coast! As always, our standards are set high; you will only find the freshest, highest quality fish in our markets.
It’s our special marinade, consisting of soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, fresh green onion, spices, fresh ginger and garlic, that makes these bad boys taste so great! Just grill to your desired doneness (medium-rare is our preference), allow to “rest” on carving board for 5 to 10 minutes, then slice approximately ¼” thick at about a 45 degree angle, across the grain (sounds complicated, but it’s actually quite simple, just trust yourself!), then serve. Really, really, yummy!
Just northwest of Mt. Vernon WA, in the town of Bow, there exists a small, healthy herd of Holstein, Guernsey and Jersey cows that are the "ladies of Golden Glen Creamery." The milk given by these lovely ol' gals is what is used to create some of the most delicious cheeses and butters that you'll taste anywhere! If you want butter that is fresh and creamy, cheese that is aged to perfection and big on flavor, and knowing that you're "buying local," come on in to our stores and try some of their all-natural, farmstead products.
Of special interest is their line of Fromage Blancs - A soft, mild cheese often used in place of yogurt and cream cheese. Unlike yogurt, which requires heating to make, the fromage blanc is made at a low tempertaure, preserving the goodness of the milk. Unlike cream cheese, fromage blanc is non-fat and high protein yet still creamy and full of flavor. We are stocking a few flavors, but we do run a "tight inventory" of the fromage blancs in order to keep the product super fresh. Fortunately, the fine folks up the highway bring us a fresh supply on a regular basis, so keep an eye on the cheese case and you're sure to find something to entice you!