Staff picks

This article was originally published in May 2015

Staff picks deli

PCC Deli Thai Steak Salad

“It’s tangy and a little spicy, a little bit fancy for a great price, and I love the jalapeños and peppers in it.”

Mia B., Graphic Design

PCC Bakery party mix

“Addictively delish!”

Steve H., Issaquah

PCC Deli Kale, Pecorino and Quinoa salad and Ravishing Radish salad

“Both are refreshing and satisfying salads; complete meals by themselves. As a busy vegetarian it’s great to have them.”

Joseph S., Fremont

Tieton Farm and Creamery cheese

“Just in time for spring, Bianca (chèvre), Sonnet (bloomy) and Black Pearl (ash) from this local creamery are back in stock. All are made with a blend of goat and sheep milk. They’re delicious and pair nicely with fruit, sparkling wines and rosé.”

Jim B., Fremont

Staff picks grocery

Tandoor Chef Naan Pizza

“I specifically like the Eggplant one. I love it so much I even once posted a photoshopped picture of myself eating it in front of the Taj Mahal.”

Matthew M., Merchandising

Maple Hills Creamery yogurt

“It’s virtually impossible to find a yogurt that meets my criteria (organic, grass-fed, whole-milk and local), and the Maple Hills products are everything but local, which is pretty darn good. Also, delicious. I could eat this every day for the rest of my life.”

Lacey J., Fremont

Upton’s Naturals Bacon Seitan

“Easily the best fake bacon, it’s just the right balance of salty and smoky. I think it cooks up almost as crispy and chewy as real bacon.”

Joseph S., Fremont

Staff picks health and body care

Fieldworks Weather Ready Hand Repair

“It has a lovely blend of olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax with calendula and bentonite clay. It has a great scent, a little goes a long way, and it lasts all day long! Great for gardeners.”

Steven J., Issaquah

Alaffia Everyday Coconut Night Face Cream

“This simple and nourishing cream feels delightful on the skin any time of day on its own. You also can add a bit of raw honey to create an incredible DIY facial wash. I absolutely love the smell and how good it makes my skin feel!”

Kara-Lee R., Seward Park

RAW Probiotics Ultimate Care

“This is my go-to for all-around wellness; just a few days of taking these boosts my energy, mental clarity, and overall health. It counteracts gut bacteria loss.”

David S., Information Technology

Also in this issue

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about how weather will impact cherries, how Washington's snowpack will impacts harvests, the rise of "Paleo," honeybee economics and more.

News bites, May 2015

PCC's top-rated canned tuna, Nutrition panel: less sugar, Cheese dust is not food, and more

Letters to the editor, May 2015

PCC quality standards, Organic berries in PCC bakery, Supplement purity, and more