Without grocery stores, urbanites would have to grow their own pumpkins in window boxes and spend hours negotiating with the family parakeet until it agreed to be milked. Let rural bounty come to you with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of all-natural and organic specialty groceries and supplements at The Grainery in Burien.
Since 1975, The Grainery's knowledgeable staff has been guiding shoppers through aisles packed with more than 4,000 natural and organic specialty grocery items and supplements that reside in the family-owned health-food emporium. Meatless turkey roast ($5.79) feeds guests at presidential turkey-pardoning luncheons, and Sunny Valley wheat-free frozen pie crust ($6.09) allows folks with a moral opposition to slaughtering amber waves of grain to gorge conscientiously. Noses can embark on an aromatic tour of bulk spices and grains, which can be ground or cracked fresh in-store for optimal flavor, and bakers can unearth alternative sugar substitutes such as raw blue-agave sweetener ($7.99). Shoppers can also stock up on supplements such as Spectrum Essentials fish-oil soft gels ($17.99), which are renowned for their ability to increase brain function and fuel diesel-powered goldfish bowls.
Since The Grainery first opened its doors in 1975, its stock has grown to include more than 4,000 natural and organic groceries and supplements, including many locally sourced items. To help customers navigate this cornucopia of items, staffers are on hand to direct shoppers to particular bulk spices, organic products, and rare items such as teff and sorghum, henna powders, and emu oil. Moreover, they can use their in-depth knowledge of the products to help customers select items that cater to specific lifestyles, including dairy-free, gluten-free, and Cheetos-free diets. In addition to food items, the store stocks cooking accessories that facilitate a healthy lifestyle as well as nonplastic food containers and utensils.