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!
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!
For wine lovers, one of the sure signs of warmer weather 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 spring and 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.
When the weather gets warm - Drink Pink!
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,”said Piglet at last, “what's the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What's for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It's the same thing,”he said.
Winnie the Pooh
Even Pooh would get excited about the breakfast items we offer at our delis. Don't miss the Sunday brunch at our Marketime deli.
Ken's Market Soups
Marketime Foods Soups
Of our delicious potato sausage (or potatis korv as it’s called in Sweden), we know this: No one ever had a better recipe than our late grandmother “Mor Mor” (which means “mother’s mother” in the old country- as little kids we just called her “Moo-Moo”, and the nickname stuck).
In a nutshell, the story goes like this: back in the mid 1980’s, grandson Scott got a recipe for potato sausage from an old butcher acquaintance and thought it would be a good idea to make some to sell at our original Ken’s Market store on Queen Anne. The customers really seemed to like it, and it became a big seller. At the time, we only offered it around the holidays so the recipe would always be put in some random location during the long off season, and it was always an adventure trying to find it the next holiday season. Of course, it was ultimately lost somewhere along the line. But lo and behold, one day when Scott was telling of the loss of the recipe in a conversation with Moo-Moo, she said simply “Oh, well I’ve got a recipe for potatis korv”(as she always called it), and so, we were back in business. But the best part of the story is, Moo-Moo’s recipe rocked! It had the salt, pepper, and allspice but it also had one thing the original recipe didn’t: ginger. Now, we have people tell us all the time it’s their favorite sausage. Try some for the holidays… we think you’ll just love it! And thanks Moo-Moo, we sure do miss you!
In 2006 Sean Lee brought his passion for coffee to Phinney Ridge when he opened 7 coffee Roasters at 78th and Greenwood. In 2009 he moved his operation to Ballard to a bigger facility so he could meet the ever-increasing demand for his product. At Ken’s and Marketime we offer both Seven Coffee Roasters and Sean’s other brand, Keala’s Hawaiian Coffee (Keala means “the pathway” in Hawaiian) which happens to feature the only locally roasted Hawaiian coffee beans in the Seattle area. Here is a list of the bean varieties that we feature at Ken’s Market and Marketime Foods: