Instead of using the usual methods of rendering flesh transparent, such as performing x-rays or genetic experiments, technicians at Thermal Body Scan Northwest use thermal imaging free of radiation. In about 15 minutes, they map out the body's heat signatures, which can reveal sources of pain, blood-flow patterns, and early signs of cancer. Clients will be mailed their thermal images to show to their doctor within a week and a half.
There was once a pair of friends who shared the same name. These friends—the Gregs—also shared the belief that even casual food should be fresh. So they put their heads together to found Zaw Artisan Pizza, where seasonal, organic, and locally sourced ingredients top carefully crafted take-and-bake pies. Diners can watch over the counter as pizza artistes decorate white, whole wheat, or gluten-free crusts with toppings such as free-range chicken breast, hearty spinach, and fresh artisan cheeses. Each pie leaves the shop unfrozen—as evidenced by the lack of freezers in all six stores—to be baked to a golden crisp inside the customer's oven or backyard iron forge. To further their commitment to quality, the Gregs strive to source local ingredients from neighborhood farmers' markets whenever possible, and craft each batch of dough with Bob's Red Mill flours.
The Wedgwood location of QFC is smaller than some among this grocery chain’s portfolio, but with friendly staff and late hours it fulfills shoppers needs for organics, staples and healthy foods. Everything is in its place at this well-designed store, with long aisles that stock the basics, though a full-service bakery, deli with prepared meals, butcher department, coffee bar, and an extensive beer and wine department all hug the exterior walls, making for next-level shopping that supplies more than just the usual canned goods and prepackaged breads. A colorful floral department offers seasonal features like seeds and plants for the yard in summer and festive plants for the winter holidays. And if you’re picking up a bottle of wine and premade meal for dinner with a loved one, grab a DVD from the Redbox inside to complete the night.
Eat Local’s chefs create locally-sourced meals from scratch, and teach cooking students how to do the same. Every item on the menu is handmade using Northwest grass-fed meats, free-range chickens, and organic or sustainably-grown local produce. The staff places food items in biodegradable packaging or reusable glass containers, and, for cooked meals, freezes them to maintain flavor and quality. Eat Local Frozen Meals can be bought in-store or packed in dry ice and shipped to individual doorsteps or rabbit holes. Those jonesing to make their own edibles can enroll in classes that guide the creation of pasta, pies, and even marshmallows.
Corned beef is primarily associated with St. Patrick’s Day feasts and big fat deli sandwiches, with little thought to the process behind the dish. The folks at Market House Corned Beef have been focused on refining their own process since 1948, and, in this case, practice makes perfect. Cured over a period of weeks, the meat is infused with seasonings before being slow-braised to fork-tender goodness. Some cuts are then spiced and turned into pastrami, but all of the meat eventually ends up inside the deli case at this downtown market. Corned beef, pastrami and more are sold by the pound, or tucked in between slices of marble rye for a quick bite in this classic deli setting. Market House also sells their corned beef wholesale, which means you might even be able to find the perfectly cured stuff at a store closer to home.
There are no gimmicks at Pure Food Fish Market in the heart of Pike Place, just the freshest seafood in the Northwest sold by an expert and well-seasoned crew. The glistening fish, many from nearby waters, sit on ice while customers take an up close view. Many tourists don’t consider a visit to Seattle complete without taking a few photos of the Pike Place seafood bounty, and the friendly staff at Pure Food is always willing to oblige. And should you choose to make a purchase, they’ll gladly pack your tasty souvenir for the plane ride home, or ship it directly so a little taste of your trip greets you on return. Salmon is king here, but other Northwest favorites include clams, oysters and mussels, as well as a wide assortment of smoked and cured fish, plus Pure Food’s own signature sauces for sale.