A few weeks ago I was invited to a cooking demonstration (and most importantly, specialty food tasting) at Marx Foods in Queen Anne. I eagerly asked to be added to the list and as we walked down the hill to Marx Foods storefront, I thought “I’ve driven by here a million times but never stopped in!” If your daily commute involves Western Avenue, you have too.
As a foodie in the retail biz, I’ll be honest, I know my way around specialty food shops. I have my antennae up at farmers markets, industry expos and foodie events. That said, I was impressed. Sure there were items I’d seen before, but also products I hadn’t and they were off the beaten path enough for me to buy. My favorite taste of the night was Cameroon Mango Vinegar, not sweet, but almost citrusy. For $21 it was a total splurge, yet not too expensive to actually use. What I liked most is that the staff was incredibly knowledgeable about the people behind the products. Marx sells a wide variety of items, from meat to micro-greens. You can order online or stop in to chat and taste, my preferred method. I’m old school.
I encourage you to take a leisurely walk through Marx Foods; it’s a fun excuse to pick up that gourmet splurge you “need” and introduce something new to your culinary routine.
Happy cooking foodies!