We haven’t published a grocery-shopping update in a while – but a note from Suzanne inspired this one, since it’s time to check on holiday hours, anyway.

METROPOLITAN MARKET EXTENDED HOURS: This is the tip Suzanne sent – Metropolitan Market-Admiral (WSB sponsor) has extended its closing time to 1 am. She points out that late night is a good time to go if you want to avoid crowds. Hours are 5 am-1 am daily. On Thanksgiving Day, the store will close at 2 pm. (2320 42nd SW)

WEST SEATTLE THRIFTWAY: Note for curbside customers at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) – in the week ahead, that service is only offered Monday-Tuesday (November 23-24) and Friday (November 27) . The store’s regular hours are 5 am-midnight and it’s open until 7 pm Thanksgiving Day. (4201 SW Morgan)

PCC WEST SEATTLE: Closed Thanksgiving Day. Regular hours are 7 am-11 pm. (2749 California SW)

TRADER JOE’S: No senior hour on the day before Thanksgiving – store open to all, 8 am-9 pm, that day. Closed Thanksgiving Day. (4545 Fauntleroy Way SW)

WHOLE FOODS WEST SEATTLE: Open 7 am-11 pm the day before Thanksgiving, and 7 am-5 pm on the holiday. (4755 Fauntleroy Way SW)

QFC: All stores are closing at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day; regular hours are 6 am-11 pm. (4550 42nd SW; Westwood Village)

SAFEWAY: All 3 in West Seattle are listed as open regular hours (5 am-1 am) on Thanksgiving Day. (2622 California SW; Jefferson Square; 28th/Roxbury)

14 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE GROCERY SHOPPING: Holiday hours & more"

  • 1994 November 21, 2020 (6:58 pm)

    Are shoppers needing to stand in line outside any stores due to the reduced capacity inside? I try to limit my shopping to 1 visit a week and always go alone.

    • WSB November 21, 2020 (7:08 pm)

      We noted a line outside Trader Joe’s while passing by around 5 pm one day earlier this week.

    • Diane November 22, 2020 (2:10 pm)

      last night was my first time out in 8 days to get groceries; I drove by Trader Joe’s about 5:30pm, line of about 20 people, most not spacing 6 ft, some without masks; so I opted to head down to Thriftway, which had no line and everyone I saw in parking lot was wearing facemasks; I will try Trader Joe’s again as late as possible before they close and hope they still have some food 

  • Brian November 21, 2020 (7:10 pm)

    Good on Metropolitan Market for extending hours. That seems like the logical thing every grocery store should be doing all the time until we can safely shop en masse. People need to buy food and anything we can do to spread out the crowds in stores is a good thing.I know if I could go grocery shopping at Met Market at 3 AM, I would definitely do that rather than what I do now (wait until close to closing time).        

  • Calires November 21, 2020 (9:46 pm)

    I wish Safeway would give their workers a little thanks and close early on Thanksgiving.  I know many of their staff have worked under difficult conditions since March and they deserve a break.

  • S November 21, 2020 (10:36 pm)

    Yep, I’m boycotting safeway for this reason, until they start treating their workers better. We can all NOT go food shopping for ONE day so they can be with their families for goodness sakes.

    • uncle loco November 22, 2020 (8:29 am)

      I would bet there are a lot of employees that would prefer to work the holiday assuming they’d be paid double time. How about some of the customers treat them better by not leaving their trash in the shopping carts and all over the parking lot. Just got back from a grocery run and it blows my mind how inconsiderate some people are.

    • My two cents ... November 22, 2020 (8:34 am)

      @S When I worked in that industry, enjoyed the OT pay and wanted to work those days. 

  • TurkeyForOne November 21, 2020 (10:52 pm)

    This morning I bought thanksgiving ingredients for one at the Met Market at 5am. They have a great selection of things like turkey necks, wings, and individual breasts so I can make just enough and have extra bits for stock and gravy without it being overwhelming.It was hopping at 5:30! I think a lot of people had the same idea as me, I had to line up to check out even though the sun hadn’t risen. Still better than if I’d gone last night when the parking lot was entirely full.

    I hope people take advantage of curbside pickup whenever possible, though. There are also places like Pacific Coast Harvest that do special holiday boxes with appropriate items delivered to your door, and it supports local farms. 

  • 22blades November 22, 2020 (5:58 am)

    Folks, if a store offers Senior Shopping Hours, please try to honor them. Many times, those hours are busy for the staff with restocking work. It’s there for some of our more vulnerable neighbors & they really appreciate it.

  • Flo B November 22, 2020 (6:31 am)

    Speaking of Safeway. I remember my parents talking about the fight their church(Westside Pres) was putting up because Safeway wanted to be open on GASP! Sunday!!

    • pjk November 25, 2020 (12:06 pm)

       I don’t know how old you are, but NO stores were open on Sundays when I was growing up, which is why 7-11 was created!

  • flimflam November 22, 2020 (7:37 am)

    definitely thinking of the workers at the grocery stores the last week – Thanksgiving is always wild enough for them during normal times. please shop with patience and grace – no pouting at long lines, no exasperated sighs of suffering if the person in front of you takes a second more than you’d like to finish their transaction. many of these folks have been at it since the shutdown in march and i know they are tired and drained.

  • Flo B November 22, 2020 (10:21 am)

    Per clerk at Admiral Safeway so far only ONE worker there has gotten covid, and that was in April. 

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