About 30 miles from here is one great grocery store in Poulsbo, Washington—Central Market. I love Trader Joe’s, but this is even better than TJ’s. They have it all including a very comprehensive bulk food section. We are able to buy bulk quite a bit closer to home, but Central Market has much, more to select from. Worth it to visit once every three months, which will include a visit to an out-of-this-world deli for lunch (pick from traditional sandwiches, ethnic food or a fresh hot pasty.)
Bulk foods are, on average, 89 percent lower in price than packaged goods. It is also a great way to discover new foods with minimal investment. Remember to bring your own bags!!
- Spices, grains, flours, granolas, snacks, trail mixes, nuts, beans, rice, pasta and candy
- Local specialty candies include Fran’s, Seattle Chocolates and truffles by Coastal Mist Chocolates
- Pour-your-own oils, maple syrup, honey, soy sauce, and other liquids
- Grind-your-own nut butters
Poulsbo is a beautiful little town and fun to visit. Lots of reminders of their Norwegian heritage are everywhere. Usually we breeze through on our way to the Bainbridge ferry to downtown Seattle. Need to spend a little more time exploring. [Photo from the Front Street Gallery]