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The Main Market Co-op is a long overdue supermarket where local residents can get local and organic goods. Like many such stores, it is costly, but with its strong emphasis on community, membership appreciation days and a keen focus on quality and sustainability, it is definitely grocery shopping with a conscience. Organic and local goods are prioritized; the co-op is also focused on educating members of the community on how to live, and eat, more green.
Here is Spokane's go-to place if you are looking for both a decent cup of coffee and a place to pick up a gift, or something pretty for the house. Atticus serves great coffee and a range of tasty snacks - the ambiance is pleasing and relaxed, and there is outdoor seating - perfect for balmy summer days. Free wi-fi is available. The gift shop has a range of oddities, both local and international, and is always worth a browse.
For budding gourmets out there - Oil and Vinegar is a fantastic place to get all your exotic, international foods and spices, alongside specialist utensils and beautifully packaged gifts. The store specializes, of course, in oil and vinegar - an entire wall of the store is dedicated to oils and vinegars, suspended against a back-lit wall. It's a great place to find a gift, or treat yourself to some top-quality olive oil.
Cooking and baking are back in vogue and if you find your kitchen is somewhat lacking, the Kitchen Engine can fill in the gaps. From cookware to bakeware to the latest gadgets that might make your cooking time a little bit easier - it's all here. The staff at Kitchen Engine can help you with the perfect gift as well as direct you to the gadget of your dreams.
Hurd Mercantile is one of those unique stores that holds a surprise around every corner, for it's the perfect place to visit if you are looking for quirky items as gifts, or if they match your eclectic sensibilities. Aside from new merchandise, the store is full of carefully-sourced vintage treasures that the owners themselves have discovered from the countryside such as coat racks, oddly-shaped furniture, beautifully crafted vases, and more.