Deru Market, Hidden Gem on the Eastside

I love this place and their simple, yet delicious food. Dishes are made with local organic tasty ingredients.



I tried some of their salads and I liked them all. Always fresh, tasty, and well seasoned with a different dressing for each of them. Portions are generous. I especially enjoyed the salad with roasted carrots, parsnips and feta cheese on top. The other day I had a delicious golden beet salad with pistachio pesto.


Soups are original and delicious. The Leeks and Parmesan one was killer. If you want something more filling, choose the pistachio-fig meatloaf, one of their wood-fired pizzas, or house-made foccacia sandwiches…


They also sell cakes and cookies. I tried the PB oats chocolate cookie and it melted in my mouth. But don’t ask me how many calories in this cookie! The black chocolate chip cookie was amazing too.

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Deru Market is always crowded and you cannot make a reservation.  So you need to be patient, place your order first, and wait till a table is ready for you. The other option is to order over the phone and pick up.

I have never had dinner or breakfast at Deru, only lunches… But I’ll keep you posted, as soon as I do.

On an other note I still don’t like Mason Jar as a Glass: read more here.

Deru Market 723 9th ave, KIRKLAND


Parfait in a Jar at Trove

Trove is part BBQ restaurant, part Noodle Bar, part Parfait stand and part Bar.
However, I’d like to focus on the parfaits. At the window of what looks like a food truck, order one of the 6 parfaits offered.

I don’t like to drink in a mason jar (read more here) but I am completely fine having a Parfait in a jar (same for Chef Philippe’s fabulous Chocolate mousse).

$6 and you get $1 off if you give them the jar back after you are done.
Parfait  Stand open 12-2pm and 5-11pm

We would not recommend the BBQ as we were disappointed (coming from Revel and Joule owners) but we have not tried the noodle bar yet.

Trove 500 East Pike


Mason Jar as a glass?

I remember the first time my drink was served in a Mason Jar. It was in a new and trendy place. I thought it was weird. But then it happened again in an other bar and restaurant, then at a friend’s house… The last time it happened was at Skillet.

I don’t find it comfortable or easy to drink from a jar.

Mason Jars are for canning, storage, or can even be used as vases but I definitely don’t like them for drinking.