Established in 1992 and still in its original location, Amy’s Merkato is Seattle’s first Ethiopian Market. Before returning to Ethiopia in 2000, Amy offered to sell her market to us (Judy and Filli). Both of us were raised in Ethiopian families with extensive experience in retail, so with endless dedication to product quality and customer service—business has since boomed.

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Our Customers – Our Bosses

We love our business and are 100% dedicated to our customers (we call our customers our bosses). We see that since Ethiopian food is prepared to share with a group, it seems natural that our culinary traditions are being passed on to our next generations—and now to people born in the United States and all over the world.
Whether it is our regular customers who have been coming over a decade, or our new customers who find us, we look forward to seeing you at Amy’s Merkato–where everyone is welcome.