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“Best food I had on the island”
Review of Market Chef

Market Chef
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed May 20, 2010

Stumbled into it by accident. At the top of the hill to the left out of the ferry boat. Very locals place. Went for lunch. One of those bakery, deli type places where you order at the counter they try to find space to sit, which can be tough here as the food is so yummy.

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Reviewed April 1, 2010

This deli has great food, period. Fresh made with island ingredients, when possible, this quaint little deli doesn't have a lots of refrigerated display cases because it actually sells its food quickly. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers from the single display, buy it now or someone else will.

We had crab cakes fresh from the oven, custom sandwiches, a caprice salad (they didn't call it that) and cookies. We purchased the last of the fish/chips, pasta salad, and some fresh oiled greens to go. They made a great dinner.

We were there from 11:30-12:00 on a Monday. The place was jam packed with locals. Don't miss this place on your trip to SJI.

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Reviewed October 27, 2009

The Market Chef is a perfect place to stop for lunch or to buy the fixings for a picnic on the Island.

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Reviewed August 5, 2009

When you visit Friday Harbor, don't miss having lunch at Market Chef. Everything we tried was delicious and artfully unusual. Make sure to try the curried egg salad sandwich. The seating area is small, so go early. At 11 AM on a Friday we had plenty of space. We will be sure to visit this deli for lunch every time we go to Friday Harbor. I can hardly wait to go back!

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Reviewed July 18, 2009

Market Chef is a bustling artisan deli. Despite the crowded space indoors as one orders and several short-tempered customers, the staff did fine courteously managing the flow and efficiently getting out the orders. Our hearty sandwiches were just scrumptious, mine an unusual curried egg salad with chutney and peanuts. We shared the small front deck with several families and a lugubrious German short-haired pointer. After lunch we crossed A Street to browse Gallery San Juan and LOEA, a graphic design shop.

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