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About Us

About Us

Our company was founded on a culture of curiosity and respect for quality that has led to many ‘firsts,’ like introducing Copper River salmon to Seattle over 30 years ago. We value our heritage as the area’s progressive independent grocer. Knowledge and passion abound in each department, where thousands of recipes have been created over the years.

We’ve been filling our stores wall to wall with the tastes our neighbors love, because we love them, too. It’s a food-forward approach that has defined our philosophy since 1971.

For nearly five decades, our specialists have been traveling the world to find unique treasures of the highest quality and put them on our shelves, right next to the products you’d expect to find in a grocery store. That’s one of the things that makes Metropolitan Market a truly special shopping experience.

As every food lover knows, the best ingredients are often hard to find. Some of our favorite items in every category are those that you can get in only one place or for a few weeks each year. Met Market has always worked hard to be the place where people come to taste the ripest fruits, the rarest cheeses and the freshest seafood and dairy products in a comfortable, convenient, inspiring environment.

At Metropolitan Market, there’s no such thing as a guilty pleasure. If you love it, it’s good. We believe in the Freedom of Taste. We encourage people to try anything, buy anything and return anything that’s not up to their standards. Why not? It’s what we do when we buy to make sure we get the best for our guests.

Met Market is all about hunting and gathering: hunting for incredible food and gathering with friends and family. We love to celebrate and share fine foods that have no equal, because there is simply no substitute for great taste.

Every day is a cause for celebration at Metropolitan Market. We get to discover, create and share onE of life’s greatest gifts: Delicious food!

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