After a good two and a half hour drive (and a small-portioned breakfast at Toulouse Petit), we couldn't just stop snacking at only three places at PPM, so here we go with part two of the market food visit.
Guess who had to get a piece of the cheesecake? The sweet tooth, Colleen, of course.
Colleen tried the Lemon White Chocolate Cheesecake, but the smart Buddha Girl forgot to snap a picture of it.
BEECHER'S HANDMADE CHEESE
Beecher's was another place on my hit list. There were a lot of people for a week day, mostly tourists. Being a cheese factory, it was pretty cool to see the cheese being made.
Since I have read so much about Beecher's "World's Best" Mac & Cheese, I just had to get an order to try.
This was pretty simple and tasty, not too salty and not too rich. Buddha Girl thought the cheese was good, but the pasta was overcooked. We were pretty packed with all the food so far, we couldn't even finish a small order. We took the leftover home and reheated the next day, it still tasted good.
I think we spent about three hours at PPM and I lost track of all the food places we planned and were trying. One main place I wanted to visit was this bakery.
I really wanted to try one, but the question was, which one?
Marv picked up a Chocolate Cream Hazelnut Roll for Colleen.
I picked up two buns. This was the Cheese Onion Garlic Roll. This was okay, a bit doughy. I think at this point I was getting a bit too full.
I ended up eating my second bun after shopping at the outlets in Tulalip. The Chicken Mushroom & Rice Piroshky was good and had ample fillings, almost a bit too much.
To be fair, I suggested to try Lowell's Creamy Clam Chowder before we go. The pictures, unfortunately, did not turn out. Buddha Girl did the ordering and she was handed number forty-four. Thank goodness Buddha Girl's not superstitious about such numbers.
Compared to Pike Place Chowder, this wasn't as good. If we have tried this one first, all four of us would agree that this would be a hit, however, that's not the case. Lowell's version was lighter and had less ingredients. The flavor was simple and the soup was smooth, however, it's just not as hearty and chunky as Pike Place Chowder.
When we first arrived at the market, Colleen spotted this baby jumper...
So, on the way out Buddha Girl just had to pick this up. For herself? Nah, I don't think it's big enough for her. :p