If you haven't been to Central Market on North 99 then you're missing out. This place has an incredible meat department that has more kinds of products than I can shake a skewer at!!! Actually, I'm really just the one that buys the food and it's my partner that does the cooking. (He's an amazing cook!)
We've been big fans of Central Market for a while. If you like Whole Foods, you'll like CM. But, what I like about CM more than WF is that the produce section is even larger than the Roosevelt WF location. And, it's even more diverse since the clientele going into CM runs all over the ethnicity rainbow.
The areas where they don't do as well are in the wine department but that's okay because I've got places more local to me that I can venture to - that's where this place's sister location, Ballard Market, comes in. In the summer they have excellent choices for French dry rose' wines. YUM!