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Wild Flavors

Enjoy Seattle’s abundance of locally grown herbs, berries, and mushrooms.

By Naomi Tomky

Mushrooms, berries, and wild greens grow rampant in Seattle’s backyard. Blackberries sprout throughout the city, and the nearby woods, mountains, and waterfronts teem with life. Scout out these businesses that bring the flavors of the wilderness to you.


952 E Seneca St;

Local gems are worked into beautiful dishes at this local treasure of a restaurant, from chard and porcini mushroom involtini or red wine and Saskatoon berry sauce over wild boar chop to huckleberry ice cream served alongside lemon chiffon cake.

Friday Afternoon

4228 Stone Way N;

This tea-lover’s dream carries more than 300 varieties, including options like Baby Steps for pregnancy support and nausea control, and Taurus, which both use locally foraged nettles that “slide like silk over the palate.”


H600 Fifth Ave S;

Seattle’s destination superstore for Asian food, beauty products, and home goods carries a variety of local fungi, including the coveted matsutake mushroom, whose cinnamon scent draws big price tags in Japan. Shaved thinly into soup or over rice, it imbues dishes with its enchanting forest fragrance.

Sosio’s Produce

1527 Pike Pl;

From the heart of Pike Place Market, Sosio’s carries on the Market tradition of showing off the Northwest’s finest flavors, stocking tart summer huckleberries and bitter curls of fiddlehead ferns along with plenty of wild mushrooms.

Foraged and Found Edibles

950 S Myrtle St;

Jeremy Faber supplies local restaurants with coveted Northwest mushrooms (chanterelles, morels, and elusive truffles), along with wild plants like salty sea beans and peppery wood violet. He also ships and offers weekly consumer pickups from his Georgetown warehouse.


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