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stuff we love winter 2020

(Photo courtesy of Clover Toys)

Things to eat, things to give all around Puget Sound

Local stuff we love: Tasty tamales, a cool toy shop ...

A roundup of local businesses featured in our Winter 2020 print issue.

Frelard Tamales stuff we love local businesses winter 2020Tamales and tradition

In Mexico, tamales are served on special occasions and all during the Christmas season. But we say, why limit yourself? Frelard Tamales is open year-round. The meat flavors include salsa verde chicken and salsa roja pork, with four vegetarian choices and three vegan options, including tasty caramelized pineapple. Delivery and takeout only. All gluten-free. 6412 Latona Avenue NE, Seattle.

Sasquatch spotting

Clover Toys in Ballard provides a welcome break from screens – and a chance to play with toys made of wood and fabric, like this fluffy Bigfoot made by Aurora. The independently owned local business has a stockpile of unique toys, including well-crafted finger puppets, which, coincidentally, come in handy for tech – namely video calls with the little ones. 5333 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle;

Theo stuff we love local businesses winter 2020

Chocolate for a cause

Sales of Theo Chocolate’s organic All in WA 70% dark chocolate bars help workers and families who are most affected by COVID-19. Theo reports that 100% of net proceeds will go to the charity coalition All in Washington, making sure Washingtonians get the emergency resources they need during the pandemic. Bars available at


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