Who We Are
13,000 of your neighbors own this store!
Welcome to Central Co-op! We're an independent, democratically-operated cooperative grocery store, owned by people in the community. We're a business that belongs to the people who use it - people who have organized to provide themselves with the food they need. Visit our store and you'll find gorgeous organic produce, sustainable meats and seafood, a quality deli with a juice and coffee bar, housewares, wines, beers, and liquors, and pantry items from basic essentials to artisanal treats, and more - plus helpful staff and great prices.
Our Mission: Central Co-op is a member-owned natural foods cooperative in the heart of Seattle dedicated to sustainable practices, community accountability, and the local food economy.
Anyone can join Central Co-op and become an owner, and ownership is affordable and satisfying. But you don't have to be an owner to shop! Central Co-op is open to everyone.
So what sets us apart from other grocers? In this age of risky, mass-produced food and economic uncertainty, Central Co-op continues to hold a place not occupied by conventional food retailers. The co-op provides our communities with good food at great prices, while strategically aligning with grassroots organizations to forge meaningful social and environmental change. The co-op proves that communities can make and sustain institutions that meet their needs.