I'm in Seattle for a couple of weeks helping my sister with her new baby, and I'm going to be doing a lot of home cooking while I'm here. Now trying to quickly get up to speed on good, cheap markets in the area so that I can shop like I usually do in San Francisco (i.e. Asian markets for nice seafood & Asian produce; Mexican markets for fresh chorizo, crema and produce; Alemany farmers' market for produce; Mediterranean markets for cheap Bulgarian feta, etc.). I've scanned through some of the posts on the Pacific Northwest Board and found many good leads on Asian markets that are cheaper than Uwajimaya (going to check out Viet Wah, Lam Seafood, Mekong Rainier -- thanks to Irwin et al), but could do with some additional advice on:
* Latino markets (ideally with fresh Salvadorean chorizo, butcher, good cheese selection, cheap produce, fresh tamales)
* Mediterranean & Middle Eastern markets (Big John's PFI? others?)
Any recommendations? I'm going to stop by Salvadorean Bakery Sunday morning to pick up fresh tamales -- are there good Latino markets in White Center while I'm there (probably a stupid question, but I just don't know the area)?
Looking forward to making silkie chicken soup for the new mom & generally feeding her well. Thanks for your help!