Shopping in Anchorage

Select Local Merchants

Grab n’ Go Stop into a local Super Suppers and select from many Take n’ Bake prepared entrees, sides and desserts from the Grab n’ Go freezer—ready to dinner tonight or to freeze for later.

Bring home an entire meal of healthy, delicious food ready-to-cook when you have no time at all.

11925 Old Glenn Highway
Anchorage,
AK
US

Owner Amber Fullmer doesn’t just enjoy cooking; she loves how it brings her family together. That thread also saw her through a big life shift—leaving a government job to open Amber's Olive Company—which now affords her more time with her family. Today, she stocks her shop with a wide array of premium oils infused with flavors such as persian lime, spicy cayenne, and tarragon. These oils can be paired with traditional or flavored balsamic vinegars to add dimension to salads, pastas, or water-balloon fights. The store also stocks specialty food items made with high-quality ingredients, such as infused salts, chocolates, and gift baskets.

800 E Dimond Blvd
Anchorage,
AK
US

Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped peaks of Alyeska Resort, PowderHounds equips alpinists with slope-ready equipment from top brands such as Nordica, K2, and Marmot. The rustic shop's proximity to the mountain lets guests ski in and out of the location, so they can maximize their time carving powder. PowderHounds' staff of expert shredders also provides waxing, edging, binding, and boot-fitting services and sells custom insoles from Sidas and Superfeet.

140 Olympic Mountain Loop Rd.
Girdwood,
AK
US

In 1946, just after the end of World War II, Norman Brown hand-set the type and hand-fed a Linotype press to roll out the first 16-page issue of the Anchorage News. Over the following decades, the publication changed its moniker to the Anchorage Daily News to account for its shift to daily delivery and stocked its trophy cabinet with two Pulitzer Prizes for Public Service, cementing its regard in the minds of Alaskans.

Today, the newspaper lands on more than 50,000 doorsteps each week. The freshly printed folds contain the latest local news, from political updates on the debate over offshore drilling to explanations of how the school system is developing a new math curriculum to help children count past 20 without using each other’s fingers and toes. The sports section keeps up with the Aces’ triumphs, whereas the outdoors pages cover the Iditarod and the latest goings-on at Denali National Park. Readers can also gain insight into the business world, challenge their outlooks with editorials, and peruse entertainment articles before deciding to go see a local improv group or movie.

P.O. Box 149001
Anchorage,
AK
US

The same passion for classic and vintage video games that led Michael to the finals of a Donkey Kong tournament galvanized him to open Video Game Depot several years later, which he runs with an aim toward holding on to what video gaming used to be. Stepping into the shop is like stepping into an anachronism, where vintage Ataris mingle with PlayStation 4s on the shelves. Michael?s clientele often stop by to trade in old Nintendo Entertainment Systems for other consoles or pocket money for asking out Princess Peach?s less-distressed cousins. The store's inventory is constantly expanding, with recent additions including game soundtracks, an ever-rotating selection of consoles, and several arcade cabinets such as Donkey Kong and Ms. Pacman. His passion has passed onto his four sons, who help run the store's websites and counter before the family sets off for home to game together in the evenings.

3205 Spenard Road
Anchorage,
AK
US

All Fired Up serves as a portal to a wonderland of creative possibilities, where guests select figurines and dishware from multiple walls’ worth of pre-fired ceramics and unleash a flurry of brushstrokes over unembellished pieces. All of the shop’s bisques are dishwasher-safe, and its water-based paints are non-toxic and easily washable from hands, clothes, and Bride of Frankenstein wigs, making projects appropriate for artists of all ages. A panoply of pre-made designs makes a great starting point for gifts, which visitors can further personalize with hand, foot, or paw prints. Locally owned and operated, All Fired Up helps play its part in the community with a wealth of fundraising projects, such as paintable piggy-banks for donation drives.

639 W Intl Airport Rd Ste 28
Anchorage,
AK
US