Pear At Pike Place Market is an adorable market and deli on the north end of the famous Pike Place Market. It is perfect for a quick and fresh salad or sandwich from the deli. The sandwiches are made to order with bread from Grand Central, Essential and Macrina Bakeries and all of the meats are roasted in-house and are hormone and antibiotic free.
The selections of sandwiches they offer range from classic to inspired. Because of its decadence, I usually will feast on the Salumi Palermo if I am able to split it with my lunch partner. It is constructed with a selection of the famous Salumi salamis, roasted tomato oregano spread, mozzarella, Mama Lil’s peppers grilled on olive bread and it is amazing.
More regularly I opt for their Market Salad with mixed greens, tomato, blue cheese, spiced pecans and balsamic dressing with a cup of their hot homemade soup. The house soup selection is rotated daily, some of my favorites are the Italian Sausage Minestrone, Tomato Bacon Basil Bisque, Potato Arugula, Cream of Mushroom, Butternut Squash with Sage, and Vegan Vegetable to name a few. We love this spot for a quick, quality lunch on-the-go.