From June 19 through June 25, a sea of the region’s best restaurants and grocers will showcase unique dishes and products featuring one of Alaska’s unsung, yet delicious, seafood heroes during the third annual Alaska Herring Week. Given the tremendous response to Alaska Herring Week in 2016, the number of participants has doubled to nearly 60, providing seafood aficionados and foodies an even wider array of opportunities to try these exclusive Alaska herring creations.

The participating culinary experts and chefs, many of whom are James Beard Award winners, jumped on board to support Alaska Herring Week and shine the spotlight on this “underloved,” wild, abundant and sustainable fish. Alaska Herring Week is an opportunity to taste this delicious and healthful fish, while supporting the fishermen that bring Alaska herring from sea to table and a fishery dedicated to providing a sustainable food supply.

Restaurants and grocers throughout the Seattle area are on board for Alaska Herring Week, including:


Art of the Table

Bar Melusine

Barking Frog


Blueacre Seafood

Café Campagne

Cafe Juanita

Central Coop Deli

Central Coop Meat & Seafood Dept.


Collections Café

Dahlia Lounge

Damn The Weather


Fare Start

Freshy’s Local Market

Freshy’s Seafood Shack

Hitchcock Café

Hitchcock Deli – Bainbridge

Hitchcock Deli – Georgetown

Hitchcock Restaurant

Issian Japanese Stone Grill



Le Grand Bistro Américain

Le Petit Cochon


Little Uncle


Mean Sandwich

Old Ballard Liquor Co.


Osteria la Spiga


Porkchop & Co.

Purple Café & Wine Bar – Woodinville

Ray’s Boathouse & Café


Salted Sea

Sky City At The Needle

SLAB Sandwiches & Pie

Steelhead Diner

Swedish Club

Terra Plata


The Harvest Vine

The Herbfarm

The Walrus & The Carpenter

The Whale Wins


Wild Salmon Seafood Market

Alaska herring is one of the largest, most abundant and sustainable fisheries in the world, but has largely disappeared from U.S. menus and fish markets. The Alaska Herring Development Project, a program of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, coordinatesAlaska Herring Week to re-introduce the fish into the Seattle area’s culinary scene. This year, participants will receive Alaska herring courtesy of North Pacific Seafoods, which produces the herring fillets in Naknek, Alaska.

For more information on wild Alaska herring, and a complete list of participating Alaska Herring Week restaurants and grocers, visit or the official Alaska Herring Week Facebook and Twitter pages, and join the conversation using #alaskaherringweek.

Alaska Herring Week was founded in 2015 by Lexi of Old Ballard Liquor Co., and is coordinated by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and co-sponsored by Ocean Beauty, Northern Air Cargo, Carlile Transportation, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Alaskan Brewing Co.

Information on additional Alaska seafood species is available on

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