Big John's PFI
A secret among Seattle cooks: Big John's PFI (formerly called Pacific Food
Importers outlet store) on 6th Ave S. just north of Royal Brougham
Way, near the downtown sports arenas, behind INS in the International
Italian & Mediterranean Specialty Foods
See GOOGLE MAP.
An amazing place. Ridiculously low prices on exotic cheese, bulk spices,
Euro/Mediterranean/Mideast canned goods. Gol dang! Yerba Mate tea
for $2.50/lb instead of $20!!! Smashed shards of European chocolate.
Restaurant-quality frozen pitas in bulk. Filo, olives & oil,
meats, large collection of pastas (plus frozen stuffed pasta & gnocchi),
stuff, euro-cookies, etc. Weird mediterranean canned goods. Officially
it's Italian/Mediterranean. See their new website for a
An old-fashioned grocery store mixed with a bit of '60s warehouse co-op.
1001 6th Ave S. level B
NOTE: one-pound minimum on cheese
Seattle, WA 98134