Because I am so fond of Pike Place Chowder’s clam chowder and seafood bisque, I often don’t bother to try other soup offerings in the Pike Market environs. Yesterday, however, I decided to expand my horizons a bit.
While walking through the market, I decided to get a 16oz cup of clam chowder ($6.50) at the Market Grill, and I am certainly glad that I did.
Like most Seattle offerings, the Grill’s chowder is New England-style (creamy white), and their recipe adds a little something in the seasoning department that is hard to pinpoint, and hard to resist.
Nestled in the creamy broth are large clam strips, large slices of potatoes, celery, onions, and green flakes that look like parsley. Unfortunately, I am not a foodie, so I cannot identify the other flavorings that make it taste so delicious. I do, however, know what I like.
This chowder, I like. It’s a solid 8/10.
If I had one wish, it would be that I had gotten a little more in quantity. After the 16oz, I was still a bit hungry, but since I declined the bread (I was walking and eating at the same time), this may have been my own fault.
The next time you find yourself in Pike Place Market, do yourself a favor and order up a bowl of Clam Chowder. It does its prime location proud.
I’ll most certainly be back for more, and next time, I’ll take the bread.