Open 24 Hours
A block North of Northwest Market Street
on 15th Avenue Northwest
1400 N.W 56th St., Seattle WA, 98107

Market Director
Mike Pedersen

Mike Pedersen, named director of Ballard Market in June of 2013, is a third-generation grocery guy.

Pedersen, 48, has worked for Town & Country Markets since 2006, and spent his first five and a half years as the Merchandiser at Central Market Shoreline and a year and a half in that same role in the Mill Creek Central Market.

When Pedersen left our Mill Creek...

Central Market Stores

Welcome to Ballard Market

The Market at dusk.

Market Merchandiser Nancy Sullivan and Director MIke Pedersen.

Sochil helps a customer at the check stand.

Maya, our Culinary Coordinator, demonstrates recipes and products throughout the market.

The fresh and colorful Produce Market.

Head’s Up: We’re closing at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

 (Reopening 7 a.m. Nov. 25)


Join us for these holiday events

  • Noon-5 p.m. Dec. 3: Gingerbread House Decorating

  • 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8: Holiday Open House

Ballard Market is known for many things — but especially for its produce, bulk foods, salad bar, beer & wine assortment – and friendly staff. Many of the employees have been there so long that they have forged lasting friendships with customers and their families.

And the Deli, of course, with its hot case of ready-to-eat food, is open 11 am to 8 pm seven days a week.

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...

The Deli

5:30 am-11 pm Daily
Hot Food 11 am-8 am
Salad Bar 10 am-9 pm
Daily Specials


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Bainbridge Island

343 Winslow Way E.


Regular Hours: 6 am-11 pm

Regular Hours

Dec. 31 and Jan. 1



4989 Lakemont Boulevard


Regular Hours: 6 am-10 pm

Regular Hours

Dec. 31 and Jan. 1


Ballard Market

1400 NW 56th St.


Regular Hours: Open 24 Hours

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Eve: Closing at 10 pm

New Year’s Day: Reopening at 7 am



Holiday Specials

Holiday Party Cocktails >

Our original recipes – from martinis to toddys

Delectably Party Foods >

Our annual collection of easy appetizers

Cheese Pairings >

It’s all about that cheese plate – here are our favorites

Check out this year’s collection of our favorite, easy but impressive party appetizers.

We’ve paired up or most special cheeses with the perfect beverages for your holiday gatherings.  See our Cheese and Cheers page.