OPEN DAILY 7AM-10PM
WELCOME TO KEN'S MARKET QUEEN ANNE
2400 6TH AVE. W
SEATTLE, WA 98119
SOUPS OF THE DAY
Split Pea with Ham
A tasty old favorite
A flavorful soup with shredded chicken, black beans, peppers, tomatoes, and a hint of cumin!
One of our favorite soups. A healthy creamy soup made with organic broccoli and cheddar cheese.
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. 03/21 - 6:44 am
“Happy Easter to Every Bunny!”
“Spring: the music of open windows.”
Turn Springtime into Celebration Time
Spring is a time of celebration, of rebirth. The world comes back to life with light and warmth. Trees sprout a new leafy coat as birds flutter about, preparing their nests. At Ken's Market Queen Anne, we are happy to welcome Spring to the Northwest and want to help you celebrate a festive and jocular beginning to our gray-sky interlude.
To get us started, riddle me this: what's red and white and tastes like Spring? It's a crisp and succulent rosé wine, that's what! We've got a great selection of rosé wines just waiting for you to take them home. Now that the days are longer, have a get together with friends and serve a chilled rosé, the perfect drink to imbibe on a warm and genial evening.
At Ken’s Market Queen Anne, our goal is to bring you the best tasting Bartlett Pears from local Washington growers who harvest at just the right time, allowing the fruit to hang on the tree until they are ripe, full of flavor and ready for our loyal customers to eat. Bartlett Pears are the only pear that change color from green when they are tart and crunchy, and ripen to a golden yellow that softens to a juicy, sweet and aromatic fruit. Pears ripen from the inside out, so try carefully squeezing the neck of a pear to test for softness. That is how you know a pear is at its peak and ready to eat. Not only are pears delicious, but they are also great from a nutritional standpoint as an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C.
Traditionally, Bartletts are known as a canning pear, but they are so much more. Try eating right out of your hand like an apple for a healthy snack, fresh sliced into a salad or present pear slices on a platter with cheeses and nuts. Bartletts are great for baking into a tart, and quick breads. For a warm way to start the day, try them in the morning poached or baked in a ramekin. For baked pears, set in a ramekin whole, and core removed. Add 3 tablespoons brown sugar into the cavity, dot with 1/2 tablespoon butter, chopped nuts, and sprinkle with ready-made pumpkin spice (available in our spice section) or sprinkle with your favorite spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger or any combination of those. Then bake in the oven at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes. Top with whipped cream and serve with toast to dip into the juices that surround the pear. This is a great way to start any day, but especially on these cold autumn mornings!
Where does this fabulous fruit come from? Well let us tell you a little story. Oh, and it is true!
In 17th Century England, a schoolmaster named John Stairs sold some pear cuttings to a grower named Williams, who immodestly named the resultant variety of pear after himself. The Williams Pear became a staple variety throughout the country.
At the end of the 18th century, the pear tree was brought to the New World. Enoch Bartlett, a merchant and farmer from Dorchester, Massachusetts, acquired the farm where the pear trees were planted. Mr. Bartlett named this pear after himself (he didn’t know the pear already had a name), and from then on, throughout the United States and Canada, the Williams Pear became known as the Bartlett Pear. Many years later, in 1828 when a new batch of pear trees arrived from England, it was realized the Bartlett Pear was the same as the Williams Pear, but by this time the name had stuck!
Tracy’s Small~Batch Granola
Named the best granola by Oregonian Best Bites, Tracy’s Small~Batch Granola lets you eat well while helping others. 100% of the profits from this granola goes to fund their non-profit, Urban Gleaners, which rescues surplus food for the homeless and elementary schools. For any of Tracy’s Small~Batch Granola sold in Seattle, 25% of those profits go to Operation Sack Lunch and the rest to Urban Gleaners.
Tracy Oseran started making granola in 2004 after realizing she couldn’t find a granola she liked in Portland. Her recipe was a huge hit among family and friends and prompted Tracy to begin selling it commercially. In 2006, the same year she founded the food rescue organization Urban Gleaners, Tracy’s Small~Batch Granola was born. Since the beginning, the two organizations have been linked.
This granola is hand made in small batches (hence the name) in the Railway Express Building, a former auto garage in Portland’s historic Old Town neighborhood. If you walk past the facility any morning of the work week, you’ll likely smell the delicious cinnamon and baked oats wafting from the kitchen. They use the highest quality ingredients and organic ingredients whenever possible.
Featured Beers & Wine
from Reuben's Brews, Ballard WA
from Pike Road Wines, Carlton OR
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.
Springtime is the Time for Light and Healthy Eating
There is something about Spring that gets you wanting to eat a bit healthier, some lighter fare which makes you feel good. The sun comes out a little more often, the trees fill out with greenery and flowers, you get outside and walk the dog instead of driving around with the leash hanging out the car window. You're wishing you hadn't eaten so many holiday desserts over the winter. Well, at Ken's Market Queen Anne we feel that way too. Maybe we shouldn't have eaten that whole cheesecake on New Year's Day.
So we've got just the ticket. We happen to make some quick, ready-to-go items which can help you with a healthy lunch, like our single-serve fruit trays or fruit and cheese trays. We also make some pretty delectable fruit salads, perfect for lunch or a side dish at dinner.
Speaking of dinner, if you don't have a lot of time, (and who does?), why not pick up one of our perfectly roasted, free-range whole chickens. Chicken is already a lean and tasty main course, but roasting is not only a healthy way to prepare it, but it really brings out the savory chicken flavor. We also have ready-to-go veggie trays that would be perfect for a stir fry. Of course we've got the full complement of fresh fruits and veggies on hand, but we're kind of proud of the fruit and veggie trays, as they are not only good for you, but super convenient too. So jog on down to Ken's QA and pick up something fresh and healthy and start the season off right.
Revered as one of the world's great cheeses, Parmigiano Reggiano is superb on its own or added as a savory flavor addition to countless dishes, from Italian specialties to cheese trays or paired with fruits and nuts, added to antipasto, salads or risotto. This premium Parmigiano Reggiano cheese comes direct from Italy as a large, hand-crafted cheese wheel using all natural ingredients, no preservatives or additives and aged at least 2 years. We then cut and package delicious wedges of this delicacy for you to enjoy at home. Parmigiano Reggiano is perfect for entertaining and special family recipes. Cheese connoisseurs take note, this hard, sharp, dry Italian Cheese will only be available for a limited time.
The superstar fruit of the Fall season has to be the Honeycrisp Apple, which we are fortunate to have grown locally in Washington. And boy have we got them! These warm-hued yellow, red and green apples are as crisp and colorful as the season's changing leaves. With a flavor that is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, Honeycrisps pair perfectly with a variety of Autumn cravings from caramel or candied apples to apple pie and tarts. Try them as baked apples for breakfast. Pureé them and make a homemade gourmet apple sauce. Add them to buckwheat pancakes, to fruit salads like the Waldorf or as a great garnish in green salads. They are delicious roasted with a simmering pork roast. For a healthy after-school treat, try slicing and baking them for crisp apple chips.
Seattle is a coffee town so what market would be complete without an espresso bar? We have a wide range of coffee and espresso drinks available, with a great selection of flavors we can add to make it just the way you like it.
Outside the store is our drive-up espresso, just park, hop out, and place your order at the window, no need to go into the store. Our experienced barista will create your custom latte to order. During the summer we offer iced lattes and frosty blended coffee drinks. We also have bakery items available to complement your espresso drink. The coffee beans we use for our espresso are from Seven Coffee Roasters. Seven is a local company who roasts their beans nearby in Ballard, so they are super fresh. If you're not a coffee drinker, we can brew you some tea. We carry a variety, including black, chai, herbal and green tea.
When you're running short on time in the morning, stop in, grab a coffee and pair that with a breakfast cookie from Erin Baker's, chock-full of nutrients, low in sugar and hearty enough to keep you going until lunch.
There are bistro tables and chairs available for when the weather's nice. Relax and enjoy your breakfast or lunch from our deli - al fresco, along with coffee, a latte or tea.
Inside the store, near the cashier, is our coffee bar, with excellent drip coffee. At any one time, we feature up to 6 different kinds of hot brewed coffee from various local roasters, such as Seven, Zoka Coffee, Keala’s Hawaiian Coffe, Lariat Coffee Roasters and Seattle Gourmet Coffee.