The Naked Grocer is one of our favorite neighborhood grocery stores located just a few blocks up from Glasswing on Pine Street. Founded by Jayne Truesdell in 2022, the shop is inspired and designed to operate like the grocery stores and family markets of the past instead of the large commercial chains that over the past decade have sadly come to replace them. These spaces were community hubs where everyone knows your name and the goods in-store come from nearby farms and local producers. This direct line not only ensures that the ingredients are healthy and fresh, but it also cuts down on all the extra packaging and creates much less waste along the way. It’s so simple but at the same time, it will require us to change our grocery store shopping habits to reuse glass vessels and scoop what we need from bulk bins.
I have the power to do better in small ways and I wanted to create a place where other people could do that too. I mean, if not now, then when? If there is anything worth risking everything for it's a healthier planet." - JT
Featuring a menu with healthy, plant-forward breakfast and lunch options pioneered by their in-house Culinary Director, Signe Quitslund. Over the past few years, we’ve come to know and love her gluten-free baked goods through her project, Gloria Provisions, which can also be found (and devoured!) at The Naked Grocer.
I’m an unabashed lover of salads as they’re the perfect vessel to feature peak-season produce, and when done well they can really steal the show. The salad is great on its own but you have the option to add a jammy egg, local smoked salmon, or our marinated tofu to it as well...adding the salmon is my personal order!" - SQ
Celebratory & craveable food without limits. Seattle based bakery specializing in sourdough breads, pastries, and other treats - always free of gluten. (Signe's Favorite Apron by EH Works)
Feel free to bring your own containers. At the Naked Grocer, they do have paper bags as well as some clean donated jars on hand that are free to use.
1. Upon arrival, head first to the scale in the front of the store near the shopping carts.
2. Whether you brought your own container or you are using one of ours, you will place your container (with the lid on) onto the scale, tap one of the wooden tags to the camera, and "voila!" your container's weight has been registered in a chip in the tag.
3. Fill your container with as much or as little of a product as you want and no need to write anything down.
4. When checking out tell the employee what is in the container and hand them the tag. The employee will tap the tag to subtract the weight of the container from what you are purchasing. It's that simple!