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Tag: Metropolitan Market Proctor Tacoma

Feb.
10th

Carb loading at Met Market: Gelato, pie and paczki

Paczki doughnuts are a Polish treat and traditionally eaten on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. The doughnuts are available for a short time at Proctor’s Metropolitan Market. Photo by Janet Jensen/Staff photographer

A News Tribune field trip to Metropolitan Market in Proctor this week yielded an overload of carb finds. Our purchases included a Desserted Island pie, made by the Seattle Pie Company, which is opening the Old Town Pie Shop in March. We also popped by Met Market’s new gelato counter for a pint of pistachio flavored gelato. And our final purchase was a half dozen paczki – a thick, chewy, filled doughnut that is a Fat Tuesday tradition (emphasis on the Fat), and available in the store only for a short time.

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Nov.
6th

Drop-in Dining: Ladle up a luscious lunch

Marlene's Market and Deli offers a variety of vegetable soups including this egg plant curry soup.  Their menu varies daily. Photo by Janet Jensen/The News Tribune
Marlene’s Market and Deli offers a variety of vegetable soups including this egg plant curry soup. Their menu varies daily. Photo by Janet Jensen/The News Tribune

I’m in a hurry. I need lunch. I don’t want drive-through, and standing in a long line is not an option. My solution: take-out soup. It’s not exactly portable food, but a much more nutritious lunch than hitting your local fast-food joint.
I can think of three places in Tacoma that do take-out soup well: Infinite Soups, Marlene’s Market & Deli and Metropolitan Market. Where’s your favorite place for take-out soup? Comment here.

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