The Market at dusk.
The market has a place to sit and eat some of that great food!
We have fresh sushi!
The fresh and colorful Produce Market.
Sochil helps a customer at the check stand.
Open 5 a.m.-1 a.m. daily
Ballard Market is known for many things — including its produce (fresh plentiful and as local as possible), bulk foods (everything from candy and nuts to flour and spices), sushi bar, food demos, beer & wine & spirits assortment, self-serve bars (like hot food and salad), a seating area (so you can eat all that food) – and a friendly staff. Many of the employees have been there so long that they have forged lasting friendships with customers and their families.
The Market was originally a Lucky Store, but when it opened as Ballard Market in March of 1986, it became the first Town & Country Markets store on the Seattle side of the water.
The Market became famous in those early days for “Singles Night,” a way for single people in the community to meet in the grocery store. It eventually fell victim to its own popularity when the fire department requested it be discontinued because of overcrowding (but not until at least one couple who met there were married, rumor has it).
The goal was to transform the store into a community-focused...