Ballard is the shining star of the north end when it comes to shopping. Packed with cute home stores, great clothing boutiques, locally made gifts, and just about every genre of store imaginable, this neighborhood is a must-visit locale. Their Saturday Farmers’ Market is one of the best in the city, and it operates year-round for a dependably fun outing. Pick up smoked salmon, artisan cheese, and vegan baked goods, and pop into the shops listed here if the rain starts.
Best shopping: Ballard Avenue between 22nd Avenue NW and 20th Avenue NW; Northwest Market Street between 20th and 24th avenues.