Edit ModuleShow Tags

Honest-to-goodness deli fare at the reimagined Canal Market

Photo: Canal Market/Facebook


New neighborhood café and mercantile Canal Market opened last month in Portage Bay, the pocket of a neighborhood sandwiched between Capitol Hill, Eastlake and Montlake that bumps up against the banks of Portage Bay proper. Erika Burke’s space had been a market for decades; Burke took over the lease for in 2014 and reimagined the concept, which was inspired by Oakville Grocery in California’s wine country.

If you’re a fan of Burke’s Volunteer Park Cafe on Capitol Hill you know what to expect from the always-feels-like-the-weekend vibe of the chef’s businesses. In addition to fresh salads, sandwiches and pastries that are so good you (sort of) don’t feel bad after eating them, the “modern-day take on an old-fashioned mercantile” sells pantry staples, bottles of wine and beer, and Stumptown coffee.

Settle into one of the inside window seats or opt for grab-and-go deli items or a pint of local ice cream. Kids can sip squeezed-to-order juice and pick toppings from an honest-to-goodness breakfast buffet stocked with toast and granola toppings.

Burke tells Seattle’s Child that she put a lot of thought into the products she offers at Canal Market. As a mom, she says that what her kid puts in her mouth is very important to her. There’s a lot of open space in the kid-friendly business, and Burke hopes to open a little art area in the space for kids in the coming months. 2919 Fuhrman Ave E, Seattle. canalmarketseattle.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Content

9 Kid-Friendly Breweries in Seattle

Where to grab a pint when you've got your pint-sized friends in tow

6 fresh restaurants to try on Father's Day

From brunch to barbecue and beyond, we've rounded up six picks for Father's Day meals around Seattle.

Seattle Restaurants with Sweet Kid Play Spaces

Eating out with the fam is so much better when it feels like kids are welcome.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Family Events Calendar

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags