The Market Chef
Laurie Anne Paul
225 A Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: (360) 378-4546
- daily specials board
- extensive soup, salad, & sandwich
- local, organic, and seasonal
- small deli cafe
- Thai marinated steaks
Hours of OperationVaries depending on the season.
The following was written by Jasmine McShea for San Juan Island Travel.
Upon landing in Friday Harbor, no matter what you have planned, your first stop should be Market Chef At this little eatery almost all the needs of the travel weary can be filled. Peer into their deli case filled with today’s offerings.
Everything is weighed by the pound so make your own combo, decide whether you want a light snack or something more substantial. Have them heat you up a plate for now and package up more for your seaside or road side excursion later. Some meal suggestions from the current seasonal items include; buttermilk chicken tenders, with chive mash and a side of the Moroccan curried squash rings or for more of a kick try the lightly seared Thai marinated steak atop a tangy sesame noodle salad.
While you are salivating over what you can see in the case don’t forget to check the daily specials board. Try the pozole or Spanish burger made with local lamb. Get there early though because they sell out quick. Market Chef also offers an extensive soup, salad, and sandwich menu. The my sister’s favorite sandwich is unique and delicious and locals recommend the roast beef sandwich.
The most wonderful part of the delicious lunch time fare? It is all focused on local, organic, and seasonal ingredients. This fact is not displayed on every menu or plastered on every wall because, using quality food for Market Chef is not a marketing ploy but park of their ethos. A few minutes and a few menu items later it’s easy to see why this small deli/cafe is always a favorite for locals and visitors alike.