Best Grocery: PCC Natural Markets

The people have spoken.

Originally started in 1953 as a food-buying club consisting of 15 families, PCC has grown into the nation’s largest consumer-owned natural food co-op in the country. PCC is basically the REI of grocery stores, which makes it obviously Seattle’s favorite. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for produce, meat, seafood, poultry, or something quick from the deli, PCC has what you’re looking to nosh on, and an incredible number of organic options to what you’re looking for as well. Also if you’re in need of a good reason to join the co-op, then look no further; members receive a discount on all of PCC’s cooking and wellness classes.

First runner-up: Trader Joe’s

Second runner-up: Uwajimaya

Honorable mention: Vegan Haven, Metropolitan Market

Read about the rest of the Best of Seattle Reader Poll winners here. If you didn’t get a chance to vote this go-round, make sure your voice is heard next year. Email us at and we will let you know when nominations open for BoS 2017.

CORRECTION A previous version of this write-up incorrectly stated the date that PCC was started and included erroneous information about the co-op’s cooking and wellness classes. The entry has been corrected.