10 Must-Visit Shops in Poulsbo Every Vacationer Will Fall in Love With!

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Nestled along the shores of Liberty Bay on Washington's Kitsap Peninsula sits the charming Scandinavian-inspired town of Poulsbo. This quaint village oozes small-town charm with its historic storefronts, bustling marina, and vibrant arts scene.

Though tiny in size, Poulsbo packs a powerful punch when it comes to shopping. From funky boutiques to specialty shops, Poulsbo's storefronts offer a delightful dose of retail therapy for visitors and locals alike.

Here are 10 can't-miss shops to visit on your next trip to Poulsbo that will make you fall in love with this charming town:

1. Vinland Marketplace

Tucked along the shores of Liberty Bay sits a Poulsbo landmark - the charming green storefront of Sluys Poulsbo Bakery. For over 90 years, this family-owned bakery has been serving the town scrumptious baked goods rooted in tradition.

The moment you walk through their doors, you're enveloped in the cozy aroma of fresh bread and pastries. Displays brim with rows of donuts, bear claws, and sausage rolls begging to be devoured. Beyond their classic offerings, Sluys delights customers with monthly specialties like their seasonal pumpkin cake donut available from October to December.

At Sluys, Old World techniques blend seamlessly with local flair. Their selection of Norwegian treats like krumkake cookies and lefse potato cakes nod to Poulsbo's Scandinavian heritage. And you can't miss their cheese-filled viking bread - the perfect marriage of savory and sweet. Even in a town full of delicious dining, Sluys Poulsbo Bakery stands in a league of its own. Treat yourself to a visit and see why generations of locals and visitors alike keep coming back for this quintessential taste of Poulsbo.

2. Liberty Bay Books

Liberty Bay Books started as Shotwell's Bookstore in 1977 before being purchased by Suzanne Droppert in 1996. Now owned by local children's author Suzanne Selfors since 2020, this cherished independent bookstore is a Front Street staple.

Beyond shelves artfully stocked with new releases, local authors, and genres to suit every taste, Liberty Bay Books offers e-books, audiobooks, gifts, games and hosts regular book clubs and author events. Make time to get lost wandering the stacks and chatting with the passionate staff for personalized recommendations. It's a pillar of Poulsbo's lively literary community.

3. Poulsbo Farmers Market

Since 2003, the Poulsbo Farmers Market has connected the community to local farmers, food producers, and makers as the largest farmers market in Kitsap County. Taking place rain or shine on Saturdays from 10am-2pm April through December, it brings the best of the region's seasonal bounty to downtown.

Beyond fresh produce and food items, the market also features live music, chef demos, craft booths, a kids club, and special events like pie baking contests. Customers can use EBT, WIC, and Senior FMNP benefits for purchases. It's the quintessential weekend destination for eating local while supporting Kitsap Peninsula producers and growers.

4. Boehm’s Chocolates

Satisfying a sweet tooth is easy in Poulsbo thanks to Boehm's Chocolates. First opened in Poulsbo in 1984, this European-style chocolate shop and café uses original recipes of founder Julius R. Boehm.

Stop in to choose from their impressive selection of handcrafted truffles, caramels, barks, and molded chocolates in flavors like rose, orange, sea salt caramel, and more. Don't leave without trying their thick, rich hot chocolate topped with homemade whipped cream.

Owners Suzanne Suther and her daughter Karen proudly uphold Boehm's high confectionery standards set by Julius. Treat yourself and pick up a gift box to share the delectable Boehm's experience.

5. Nordiska

Owner Kristin opened Nordiska in 2017 to share her lifelong passion for Scandinavian design and lifestyle. After spending childhood summers in Poulsbo and college years immersed in her Scandinavian heritage, she jumped at the chance to open a Nordic shop in her hometown.

This delightful boutique overflows with Kristin's curated selection of charming Nordic home goods, apparel and gifts. Beyond adorable decor items, they also stock useful accessories like traditional sweaters, slippers and linens.

Pop in to pick up a few mementos from your Poulsbo getaway or find a special token of appreciation for the Scandinavian lover in your life. Nordiska is Kristin's love letter to the Nordic treasures that shaped her.

6. Crimson Cove Specialties

For a true taste of the Pacific Northwest, don't miss Crimson Cove Smoked Specialties. This family-owned Poulsbo smokehouse uses local flavors like alder and apple wood to smoke salmon, cheeses, nuts, oils, and salts in their own downtown shop.

Pop into their Front Street locale to sample their smoked specialties and browse their assortment of beautifully packaged gourmet gift boxes—perfect for any occasion. Or order online to share Crimson Cove's quintessential Poulsbo flavors with family and friends anywhere in the US.

With an unwavering commitment to quality and personalized service, Crimson Cove Smoked Specialties encapsulates the spirit of historic downtown Poulsbo.

7. Naturally 4 Paws

Naturally 4 Paws provides a unique, educational shopping experience for you and your furry friends. As Poulsbo's natural pet supply shop, they carry only the healthiest foods, treats, supplements and pet care products.

Founded in 2006 by local pet parents, Naturally 4 Paws creates fresh, local products like jerky and bone broth in their in-store kitchen. Their focus is on sharing knowledge to help pets live longer, healthier lives through quality nutrition.

Bring your dog along to sample their homemade treats! With exceptional customer service and trustworthy products, Naturally 4 Paws enriches the bond between pets and their people.

8. Northwest Land and Sea

Northwest Land and Sea stocks locally-inspired apparel, accessories, and gifts that capture the essence of living in the Pacific Northwest.

Browse their selection of clothing for men and women from brands like Tentree, Vissla, and The Great PNW. Pick up PNW-themed hats, tees, sweaters, and more to take home a wearable memory from your Poulsbo getaway.

Beyond apparel, they also offer fun gifts and trinkets like camper mugs, Sasquatch socks, and signs printed with witty PNW phrases. With exceptional service and quintessential PNW style, Northwest Land and Sea is a frontier-filled find.

9. Abigail’s Artful Abode

For fabulous funky finds, Abigail’s Artful Abode can't be missed. This eclectic shop overflows with a constantly changing selection of furniture, antiques, collectibles, and home goods ranging from farmhouse chic to groovy midcentury.

Owner Abigail has been a lifelong vintage hunter, drawn to pieces with history and patina that she artfully repurposes. Her passion for scoring unique items and creating fun, funky interiors shines through.

Pop in to uncover industrial lamps, quirky art, one-of-a-kind locally made ceramics, and many more treasures. Abigail's Artful Abode offers endless inspiration for those seeking vintage vibes and revamped relics.

10. Toys, Etc.

Discover something new every visit at Toys, Etc., Poulsbo's beloved independent toy store. Just a ferry ride from Seattle, this locally-owned shop prides itself on its large selection of unique toys, games, books, hobby supplies, and more guaranteed to spark young imaginations.

Beyond mainstream toys, Toys, Etc. makes it their goal to find just the right gift to stimulate minds and creativity. Pop in to browse educational science kits, art supplies, classic board games, outdoor toys, and their lineup of environmentally-friendly American-made toys.

With new treasures always arriving, kids and "big kids" alike will delight in the charm and personalized service that makes Toys, Etc. a quintessential Poulsbo shopping stop.

The Perfect Shopping Day in Picturesque Poulsbo

From its historic downtown ambience to stunning seaside setting, Poulsbo delights visitors with its abundance of independent shops and galleries.

When planning your idyllic Puget Sound getaway, be sure to carve out a day to uncover some of Poulsbo's best shopping finds. Follow this suggested itinerary for a blissful day of retail therapy in this charming waterfront village:


  • Start your day fueling up with artisan sandwiches and coffee from Vinland Marketplace before hitting the shops.
  • Head to Liberty Bay Books to browse books and chat with staff for personalized recommendations.
  • Stroll through Waterfront Park along the marina, watching for seals and sea lions.


  • Pop into boutiques like Nordiska, Naturally 4 Paws, and Abigail's Artful Abode for unique gifts and home decor.
  • For lunch, grab pizza from Poulsbo Woodfired Pizza or treats from Sluys Poulsbo Bakery to enjoy picnic-style seaside.
  • Admire downtown's picturesque architecture, stopping to photograph city hall and the "Little Norway" statue.


  • At Toys, Etc., browse the toy shop's impressive selection and let kids play with demo toys.
  • End your day learning about Puget Sound wines during a tasting flight at Viking Town Brewing.
  • Cap off the night with dinner at one of Poulsbo's great restaurants like The Loft, Slippery Pig, or Sluys Poulsbo Bakery.

With dozens of charming shops and eateries, Poulsbo offers the perfect idyllic day of shopping. Follow this itinerary to discover the town's unique treasures!

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