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Big John's PFI - Seattle


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Big John's PFI - Seattle

c oliver | Sep 3, 2012 08:52 AM

In searching I found a number of references to Big John's PFI but always in the context of other places selling certain types of food. I think this place deserves its very own shout-out!!! We were visiting in January (during your big snowstorm - haha!) and a friend asked if I saw some dried gigante beans to pick them up for her. A quick google and I found them here. What an amazing place. It's in an industrial area with no streetfront presence. You have to know it's there and it seems plenty of people do. It's plain as can be; a small warehouse type space. They specialize in Mediterranean and Italian products and it's a treasure trove. So many, many things in bulk, i.e., grains, beans, spices. And row after row of canned, jarred, dried things. Caperberries, pastas, oils, vinegars. You name it, you'll find it. Also a nice selection of frozen items; we got some Mergueza sausages and frozen salt cured anchovies. A big selection of cheese but they only sell by the pound. Or if over a certain price/lb, they'll sell by the "light pound" so a little less. On our recent visit, we definitely had this on our must-do list. I've never seen a place like this anywhere. Hopefully you'll check it out.

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