Harvest Market on Court St.
- igj Mar 12, 2001 11:48 AM
Since this cafe/take-out place opened up a few weeks ago, I have popped in several times. They are still ironing out the kinks and are very open to suggestions (even about operating hours).
The food: sandwiches, salads, pizzas and pre-prepared items (pot pies, etc.). They also features breads from Amy's and many other baked goods from their own kitchen. The popovers are supposed to change regualraly - the goat cheese/red pepper one was tops. The seitan pot pie was a bit strange - the seitan and vegetables were well seasoned, but there was no sauce in the pie at all. The crust was rich, when combined with the lack of sauce made for a dry experience. Still, tasty. The vegetarian quotient at Harvest Market is quite high. The food warrants a short trip and for locals should be a regular stop.
The market: the owner admitted that they had extra space and decided to stock non-perishable items to use the space to generate some revenue. Stash teas, Fortnum and Mason jams, many varieties of chili sauces, ditto for BBQ and basting sauces. Not worth travelling for, but for those in the 'hood, always nice to have another spot to pick up "gourmet" ingredients.
Atmosphere: friendly. The tables are only temporary. Until the permanent tables arrive, the tables are painted with "chalk paint" and every table has a supply of colored chalks to let your creativity run wild. Until it warms up, however, the front door lets in all of the arctic chill outside.
Overall: this place shows a lot of promise to become a neighborhood staple.