Amazon Fresh Haul

This past weekend, I headed to Seattle's first Amazon Fresh store at 23rd & Jackson. This brand new Central District store just opened on August 12th, 2021 and is a medium sized, full service grocery store in the new Jackson Apartments development. Like any neighborhood supermarket, the store has a fully stocked produce section, butcher counter, dairy aisle, as well as frozen and canned/packaged food aisles. There is a small hot bar including $4.99 whole rotisserie chickens. Because the store is run by Amazon, there are some interesting tech features as well - carts that "check out" items as you place them from the shelf into the cart, the ability to pay with your amazon account, and even using your handprint as a way to confirm payment. For the less adventurous and more skeptical shopper (like me) the store has regular shopping carts and baskets, very helpful staff, and an underground parking garage. Unlike Amazon Go (locations throughout Seattle) or Capitol Hill's Go Grocery, you do not need to be an Amazon Prime member or have an app to enter the store. Just think of it as a semi-high-tech supermarket!

Check out what we've got for the week down below; I've included prices for each category for reference. Stay tuned for simple summer recipes using these delicious finds in the following posts as well as my "What I eat in a Wednesday" series in my instagram stories. We love having a new grocery store in the area - more Amazon Fresh hauls will definitely be coming in the future.

Produce & Plants

This week, we stocked up on some fruits and vegetables from the produce aisle and the frozen for morning smoothies and vegetables in salads. The store is called Amazon Fresh after all! We'll be making a rainbow, vegan pasta salad, grilling up veggies, and creating a delicious veggie and chicken curry. This week, the majority of the budget went to:

  • Asparagus

  • Roma tomatoes

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Orange bell pepper

  • Yellow bell pepper

  • Shitake mushrooms

  • English cucumber

  • Eggplant

  • Yellow squash

  • Zucchini

  • Thai basil

  • Mint

  • Turmeric

  • Grapes

  • Limes

  • Cauliflower rice (frozen)

  • Mixed vegetables (frozen)

  • Pumpkin puree (canned)

  • Coconut milk (canned)

  • Black olives (canned)

Total Cost: $46.16

Protein & Packaged Goods

When it comes to protein, we eat everything - plant based proteins, chicken, seafood, eggs/dairy, and red meat. We also try to mix up our snack and packaged options throughout the week for our health and the environment. This week, we are going to enjoy lots of different protein options to pair with all our salads and produce. We have plenty of snacks in the pantry right now, so we're focused on staples for lunches and dinners. We'll be trying out chicken meatballs, pasta salad, and a chicken red curry. This week we got:

  • Meatballs

  • Ground chicken

  • Polish sausage - Polska Kielbasa

  • Eggs

  • Tortillas

  • Thai red curry paste

  • Pasta

  • Almond milk

Total Cost: $26.38

Let's Chat!

Have you checked out the new Amazon Fresh store? What about other Amazon shops like the Go Store or Go Grocery? Share you experiences in the comment section below.


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