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Comprehensive list of best Pike Place stall food.

wallyz Apr 7, 2009 07:55 AM

There are good sitdown restaurants in pike Place Market, but the the foodie soul of the market is the standup food stalls . I realize that some are sort of hybrid, so lets be loose with the definitions.

I want your favorite stalls, and the best things to order there.

Let me start:

Uli's, the Merguez on a baguette with mustard.

Three Girls: Reuben on light rye.

What are your faves?

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    duck833 Apr 13, 2009 10:32 PM

    BBQ Baked Bao, I get one for breakfast everytime I am at the market from Eugene.

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      Brunhilde Apr 13, 2009 09:47 PM

      I haven't been there in a while, so I had forgotten about my Morrocan Lemon Chicken obsession from Michou. I used to get a leg piece of the lemon chicken, a small roasted brussel sprouts, and two dolmas. It was one of my favorite lunches in the Market.

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        jpc8015 Apr 10, 2009 11:52 PM

        I grew up in Bremerton and my parents still live in Poulsbo. I would literally get on the ferry and walk to the market just to go to the Crumpet Shop.

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          mrnelso Apr 11, 2009 05:17 PM

          and what did you like there?

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            jpc8015 Apr 11, 2009 08:54 PM

            I like everything I have had. Most notabley: toasted crumpet with butter, cream cheese, and orange maralade.

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              Brunhilde Apr 12, 2009 09:33 AM

              They make awesome homemade soups and sandwiches also. Lentil soup with a warm crumpet was my lunch on many a day!

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                not the bad Steve Apr 12, 2009 02:28 PM

                Chicken sandwich and lemonade for me!

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                  Brunhilde Apr 13, 2009 09:42 PM

                  I love the chicken sandwiches too. I can only eat a half one, though. They're huge.

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                stolenchange Apr 11, 2009 11:03 PM

                I love the Crumpet Shop. Sweet (Nutella) or Savory (english cheddar) depending on my mood. I take out-of-town guests there and they love it as well.

                1. re: stolenchange
                  jpc8015 Apr 12, 2009 12:59 AM

                  I love scrambled eggs, ham, cheese, and tomato on a butterd crumpet. mmmmm

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                jenn Apr 8, 2009 04:27 PM

                Svedala Bakery----the best princess torte, the best semlor [well, not right now but next Lent]................yum, yum, yum
                Mee sum baked bao to counter the sugar.
                big hunk o'cheese from Beechers..................

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                  White Castle Apr 8, 2009 09:10 PM

                  Seared Scallop chowder at Pike Place Chowder - I would bathe in it if I could!

                2. tracylee Apr 7, 2009 08:37 PM

                  I can't wait to get back to the Market at the end of April - beginning of May. I've GOT to get Moon Cakes from the bakery just outside the market. I'll be reading the mouthfuls link and planning our trip!

                  1. frygirl Apr 7, 2009 04:44 PM

                    Meatloaf sandwich at 3 Girls

                    Salmon sandwich at Market Grill

                    Spicy Chicken Chili at Turkish Delight

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                      dagrassroots Apr 7, 2009 06:30 PM

                      I always enjoy the cashews from the nut vendor across from I love NY Deli.

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                      mrnelso Apr 7, 2009 01:26 PM

                      BBQ Baked Bao at Mee Sum
                      Chocolate croissant at Le Panier
                      Seared Scallop chowder at Pike Place Chowder
                      Pizza and a salad at Delaurenti's
                      Vegetable Borek @ Turkish Delight
                      Gelato @ Procopio
                      Meaty sandwich @ ILNY Deli
                      Grilled sausage with peppers and fries @ Uli's
                      Tacos Asada (with 12 xtra tortillas to go) @ El Puerco Lloron
                      Reuben on Rye at 3 Girls, or many other things. Yum soup.
                      Halibut sandwich at Market Grill.
                      Beef salad at Saigon cafe.
                      Livers at Chicken Valley (get buttermilk next door).
                      Cherry-chocolate cookie at Svedala.
                      Gyro at Mr. Gyro
                      Mussels at Maximilien
                      Ciopppino, oysters, D. Crab, at Jack's Fish Spot
                      Beer at Athenian
                      Time for a nap - back later for more..

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                      1. re: mrnelso
                        wallyz Apr 7, 2009 02:42 PM

                        Absolutely the Scallop chowder. El Puerco Lloron is definitely up there, Although the stall/ sit down definition is questionable .

                        Need to try Saigon cafe and Jack Fish Spot.

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                        Lauren Apr 7, 2009 11:05 AM

                        A group of us spent 2008 eating at every place in the Market - here's our write up: http://mouthfulsfood.com/forums//inde...

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                          wallyz Apr 7, 2009 02:39 PM

                          Thanks Lauren. Quite a project.

                        2. dagoose Apr 7, 2009 08:59 AM

                          I'm a diehard fan of the Mee Sum pastry Chinese bakery--try the curried beef humbao.

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                            dave_c Apr 7, 2009 05:32 PM

                            Keeping meat filled bun theme... Beef and cheese Piroski at Piroshky-Piroshky

                            Also, this is a great topic! I'll have visitors here during the summer and this is a good way to see what's hidden in Pike's Place.

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                            not the bad Steve Apr 7, 2009 08:43 AM

                            Reuben at I Love New York Deli, hold the horseradish, dressing on the side
                            Spicy Pork at Market Galbee
                            1/2 dozen plain at Daily Dozen
                            Chocolatine, warm, at Le Panier
                            watermelon sorbet, Procopio

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                            1. re: not the bad Steve
                              terrier Apr 7, 2009 04:32 PM

                              Every sandwich I've ever had from ILNY Deli has been better than any sandwich I've ever had from 3 Girls.

                              Svedala Bakery is a treasure - holy moly, their princess cake is incredible. Anything they make with marzipan is terrific (they make their own marzipan!)

                              I like the pate casse-croute from Le Painier.

                              Meat and cheese piroshky from Piroshky Piroshky

                              Yes, Uli's merguez on a roll, also the thuringer sausage.

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                                jpc8015 Apr 10, 2009 11:51 PM

                                Piroshky Piroshky is quite possibly the best thing in the market.

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                                  seattledebs Apr 12, 2009 08:19 AM

                                  I disagree, I like Cafe Yarmarka's piroshky much better. I remember one at PP tasting like it used pre-frozen grated potato inside. Cafe Yarmarka is tucked away in a spot behind Post Alley.


                                  1. re: seattledebs
                                    jpc8015 Apr 12, 2009 08:47 AM

                                    I will certainly check it out next time I am in town.

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