Nov 24, 2015

Seattle Shopping Guide: Queen Anne

The Queen Anne neighborhood shopping guide is here!

Queen Anne is one of my favorite neighborhoods of all time. Never mind that I live and work here on the hill, that in itself makes me only slightly partial, but it's the amazing business owners that work hard to curate the best mix of products in order to create a unique shopping experience on the hill that I absolutely love. Seattleites are lucky to have so many independent boutiques to shop from and we know how important it is to #ShopLocal this holiday season in order to help these businesses thrive. Whether you're a native, or just visiting the Emerald City on a quick trip, we hope you enjoy this round-up of Queen Anne boutiques to check out on your next shopping adventure.

Queen Anne Dispatch
Not only do I personally love this little neighborhood boutique, but it's been a favorite of residents on the hill since it was founded in 1987 by owner Jan Paolini. The shop is now run by Jan's daughters, Tara and Sabrina and continues to stock a great mix of merchandise including apparel, accessories, jewelry, gifts, toys and more from brands like French Connection, Kelsi Dagger, Mavi Jeans, Butter London, Hanky Panky and Vince Camuto. They even gift wrap, pack and ship, making any gift-giving occasion a breeze. The staff is well-versed on product knowledge and always eager to help.
2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

Three Birds Home  
For decorative home accents and great gifts including housewares, head to Three Birds Home. Owner Robin Johnson shops markets in NY, LA and San Fran to purchase gorgeous ceramics, beautiful table linens, candles, soaps, picture frames, wall art and more.
2107 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

Tucked along sixth avenue west on Queen Anne, Meadow boutique carries apparel, accessories, outerwear, shoes and home decor at prices that won't break the bank. (We're talking dresses under $50 and kitchen items like decorative recipe cards as low as $6.) Owner Shelley Hall regularly stocks local favorites including Sweet Petula Soaps, Woo + Co. Candles, Leah Pastrama jewelry and more. This boutique may be off the beaten path, but it's certainly worth the adventure and there's plenty of free street parking nearby.
1959 6th Ave. W. Seattle, WA 98119

Once Upon a Time 
Red Tricycle voted this store the "Most Awesome Baby Boutique" and for good cause. This store has an amazing selection of children's clothing, toys, art supplies, gifts, games, and more. This is a must-visit store for baby showers and gifts for little ones and mamas alike.
1622 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

Located at the top of Queen Anne, Stuhlberg's has been one the city's favorite independently-owned home accessory stores since 2002. Owner and co-founder Megan Stuhlberg carefully curates a beautiful mix of products from brands like Jonathan Adler, Juliska, Simon Pearce, Votivo and more. At Stuhlbergs, you'll find great gifts like soaps and candles for the home, toys, books and even stuffed animals for kids.
1801 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa
Although Bella Fiore isn't technically a boutique, you can certainly shop here for beauty products and book services when you visit Queen Anne. In stock now you'll find Kari Gran Starter Kits, Osmosis Skin Care, and more.
1629 Queen Anne Ave. N. #103 Seattle, WA 98109

Queen Anne Books
There's something magical about wandering into a neighborhood bookstore and escaping into a world of literary insight and adventure. Queen Anne Books has great books for kids, travelers, culinary enthusiasts and even has a small fashion section. You'll frequently find local authors doing book signings in the store so be sure to check the website for a current line-up of events. Queen Anne Books is also a great place to shop for gifts.
1811 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

This adorable boutique has finally moved to the top of the hill. Now located next door to Starbucks, Peridot is a stylish boutique that stocks a variety of budget-friendly fashion brands for women including apparel, accessories, outerwear and even loungewear. Shoppers will also find great jewelry and home goods including Voluspa candles, which make great gifts for the holiday season!
2135 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

No need to shop till you drop. There are plenty of places to Queen Anne to fuel up while you explore the neighborhood.

The 5 Spot
Hands down, The 5 Spot is one of my favorite places to dine on the hill when I'm in the mood for comfort food.  The menu is constantly changing but does offer regular regional staples like grilled salmon, cod & chips and a basic burger. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, The 5 Spot does not disappoint. If you're kid-free, grab a seat in the bar for faster service. If you plan to dine for brunch on a Saturday or Sunday morning be prepared to wait in line.
1502 Queen Anne Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109

Le Reve
Even Parisians love this French-inspired bakery on the hill. Known for their flakey twice-baked almond croissants and buttery Quiche Lorraine, Le Reve is the perfect place to recharge when you're shopping on the hill. Everything is baked fresh and perfect for sharing. This time of year the " Le Gobbler" sandwich is a hit featuring turkey, gouda cheese, caramelized onions and housemade cranberry sauce on a croissant.
1805 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

Bounty Kitchen
Committed to organic ingredients and healthy eating, Bounty Kitchen offers imaginative salads and healthy bowls featuring fresh fruits and vegetables. With numerous vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options there's something for everyone on the menu, including kids. The Detox Wagon salad is delish and has dried blueberries, hemp seeds, chevril and avocado over a bed of kale and arugula. It's the equivalent of a green juice except you actually get to chew.
7 Boston St. Seattle, WA 98109

For lunch or dinner, Paragon is a great pick on Queen Anne and has LIVE music 5 nights a week. The menu features All-American food with Southern accents including the popular Paragon Burger, jambalaya, or for something more indulgent, the smoked gouda mac and cheese. If you arrive early, you can snag the coveted corner booth.
2125 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

El Diablo
Although you can order food here like empanadas and burritos, it's the coffee that keeps people coming back for more. If you've never experienced authentic Cuban coffee, you'll definitely want to stop by for a cafe con leche. There's a reason El Diablo has a cult following. It's that good. And that's coming from someone who usually drinks her coffee black. You can thank me later.
1811 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

- 2-hour parking is free on Queen Anne but the meter maids are constantly patrolling and will issue tickets, so if you plan to shop and stay awhile, park in the neighborhoods instead of on the main ave.

- Free underground parking garages are located under Bartells, Menchies and Trader Joes. The entrances are located behind the building off the alley.

- The Queen Anne Farmers Market runs on Thursdays from June to mid-October. 

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