OPEN DAILY 7AM-10PM
WELCOME TO KEN'S MARKET QUEEN ANNE
2400 6TH AVE. W
SEATTLE, WA 98119
SOUPS OF THE DAY
Thai Coconut Curry
A delicious Thai-style soup with coconut milk and rice Noodles
Hearty Chicken Veggie
Lots of Our Own Roasted Chicken and Fresh Vegetables
Split Pea with Ham
A tasty old favorite
Our Own Fresh Ground Beef w/Cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla topped w/red sauce.
Turkey Diamante Sandwich
Our Signature Sandwich! Made on Essential Baking Co. Rosemary Diamante Bread w/Oven Roasted Turkey, lettuce & tomato.
Soups & Deli Specials Updated
Wed. 08/24 - 7:32 am
It's BBQ Time
We're also a one stop shop for your BBQ needs. Our meat department carries all-natural Painted Hills beef from Oregon and we can cut your steaks to order so you can drop the thickest T-bone steak on the grill. Does a thick and juicy barbecued hamburger sound good? Then you'll want to pick up a package of our in-house ground beef, which is ground fresh daily from high-quality, all-natural beef. We've also got a great selection of quality hot dogs and sausages for grilling. Chicken on the BBQ is terrific and we carry exclusively Washington and Oregon sustainably-raised chicken from Draper Valley Farms.
Why not grill up some veggies while you're at it? Sear grill marks onto some sunny yellow corn-on-the-cob, crisp red or yellow peppers or sliced zucchini. Don't forget the side dishes from our deli: creamy potato salad, pasta or macaroni salads, fruit salads and cole slaw.
We've also got what you need to get your BBQ blazing: classic and original Kingsford briquets, Lazzari Mesquite Charcoal briquets and alder, apple, cherry and hickory smoking chips to give your food that complex, smoky, outdoor flavor.
“Summer: Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.”
American History - The Charcoal Briquet
Even though humans have been cooking meat over a smoky fire since the dawn of time, there's a reason a backyard BBQ seems so American, the charcoal briquet was invented here and, believe it or not, first sold by the Ford Motor Company. How did this come about? Well, back in the summer of 1919, real estate agent Edward G. Kingsford was invited on a camping trip by his wife’s cousin, Henry Ford. The camping group of adventurers called themselves the Vagabonds, and included Thomas Edison, the tire magnate Harvey Firestone and the naturalist John Burroughs.
Henry Ford needed lots of timber to build his Model T's, and Kingsford helped the industrialist acquire 313,000 acres of timberland to feed Ford's sawmill and parts plant. The mill also produced a lot of waste in the form of stumps, branches and sawdust, which irked Ford. A University of Oregon chemist named Orin Stafford had invented a method for making lumps of fuel from sawdust and mill waste combined with tar and bound together with cornstarch, so charcoal briquets were born. By the 1930's, Ford dealerships sold “Picnic Kits” containing charcoal and portable grills, capitalizing on the link between motoring and outdoor adventure that his own Vagabond travels popularized. “Enjoy a modern picnic,” the package suggested. “Sizzling broiled meats, steaming coffee, toasted sandwiches.” Ford Charcoal was purchased in 1951, renamed Kingsford Charcoal and stocked in grocery stores from then on.
(Article condensed from Who Made That Charcoal Briquette? in The New York Times Magazine).
Featured Beer, Wine & Spirits
Rainier Brewing Compnay, Irwindale, CA
Gérard Bertrand, Languedoc, France
OOLA Distillery, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
Legendary Customer Service
Customer service is what we're really all about. We can help you find the right bottle of wine, or our butcher will cut your steak to your specifications, or our friendly deli staff will create your lunch sandwich to order so it's exactly what you are craving, all with a smile and a shared laugh. We stock hand-selected, high quality products as part of our commitment to service. We proudly feature restaurant-quality soup, sandwiches and deli entreés made on-site. We make sure we offer lots of healthy options in our grocery items, including organic, gluten-free and low-glycemic. Our products are locally sourced whenever possible. We feature high-quality, pasture-raised beef, free-range chicken and wild caught Pacific salmon.
Ken's Market Queen Anne has been family owned since 1964. Now Ken's is locally owned and managed by 3 guys who grew up working here, so the grocery business is in their blood. They are passionate about making this the best store it can be and providing the highest level of service and product quality. Read more about us.
Farmer's Market Everyday
Ken's Market Queen Anne is where the Farmer's Market is every day! You just have to come in and see our local fruits and vegetables like local, sun-ripened peaches and nectarines, juicy watermelons, plump berries and every color and kind of greens imaginable.
Summertime & the Living is Easy
The smell of freshly cut grass, the sound of an ice cream truck's endlessly repeated melody, and the gentle breeze that blows through open windows and doorways all tell us that sunny summer is here. There will be BBQ's and picnics, boating and day trips, parties for children and adults. Before your summer event or trip, stop by Ken's Market Queen Anne for your seasonal provisions to make sure your fridge or cooler is well stocked with our delicious offerings.
For a perfect picnic, check out our deli for ready-to-go sandwiches and salads, like our handmade halibut and salmon salad (with dill, red onion and celery) that you can get by the container, or thickly slathered on a pretzel roll sandwich topped with crisp, green lettuce and a slice of creamy havarti cheese. Or pick up our popular Cuban sandwich, grilled so the ham and swiss blends into a delectable warm center wrapped in a tender roll with a crispy outside. We have a fantastic selection of hand-crafted salads ready-to-go, complete with salad dressing on the side. We also always stock a great variety of fresh fruit trays and veggie trays for healthy eating on the go! Here's a list of just some of the salads we carry (although not always all of them all the time):
- Fresh Sockeye Salmon Salad
- Halibut Salad
- Italian Chef Salad
- Chicken Salad
- Chicken and Spinach w/Hazelnuts Salad
- Thai Noodle Salad w/Spicy Peanut Sauce
- Tuna Salad w/Lime Cilantro Dressing Classic Romaine Salad
- Blue Cheese Salad
- Candied Walnut Salad w/Raspberry Dressing
- Taco Salad
- Tarragon Chicken Salad w/Slivered Almonds
- Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing
- Ken's Own Caesar Salad (the real deal with parmesan, egg, lemon and anchovy)
- Chicken Caesar Salad w/black olives and tomatoes
Make Frozen Fruit Pops for a healthy summertime treat.
Everyone in the family will enjoy this cold and refreshing snack which you can customize with your family's favorite fruits and berries. You can slice up fruit, layer it in your pop mold, fill with fruit juice or lemonade, insert the stick and freeze. You can also jazz up your fruit pops by blending fruit and yoghurt or ice cream, then add in fruit pieces and pour into the mold. What if you want to make fruit pops and don't have the mold or sticks? If you have those small paper drink cups, fill those with your fruit concoction, insert a plastic spoon in each and freeze a tray of them. Kids will be excited to tear off the cup and enjoy a colorful, frosty, sweet treat.
Rosé - The Perfect Summer Drink
The summertime drink at Ken's Market Queen Anne is rosé. It combines the light, crisp, and refreshing nature of white wine with the bold, daring complexity of red wine. Whether you are hosting a get-together or relaxing in your backyard, we have a rosé that stands alone or is perfect accompaniment to picnics or barbecues.
Rosé wine may be the oldest type of wine, as ancient winemakers removed the grape skin early in the fermentation process to give the wine just a hint of color from the red grape, creating a prized pink libation.
The once-dismissed and feminized pink drink is now being imbibed by guys and gals alike. So rosé has definitely arrived and it's THE perfect drink of summer 2016.