The Pacific Northwest is a seafood mecca. A place where the sea's bounty has helped shape our culinary sensibilities. If you're looking for some of the freshest fish around, take a trip outside the city to downtown Edmonds. That's where' you'll find The Market.
"We felt like Edmonds, downtown Edmonds in particular, needed a seaside quick eatery where you can get fish and chips and fish tacos, chowder out of a to-go window, oysters shucked right out of the shell, and just quick takeaway," said Executive Chef and Co-Owner Shubert Ho.
Shubert and his business partner Andrew Leckie own two of Edmonds' most celebrated restaurants, Bar Dojo and Salt & Iron. The Market represents something new for them, a grab-and-go spot. And it's quickly become a hit.
"This has been such an incredible addition to Edmonds because it's exactly what people want and need," said Alice, a frequent customer we met during our business. "It is definitely the perfect place to come and pick up some food and meet your family at the park or beach."
The menu is concise and seafood-centric. Think fish and chips done the traditional way, fish tacos with mango salsa and Thai cilantro sauce, or Singapore crab, a dish Chef de Cuisine Hans Korompis brought back from his travels in Southeast Asia.
The Market may be a restaurant first, but it's also a working fishmonger. That means you can buy fresh fish to go, or for $3 more per pound, let the chefs cook it for you. A perfect option for parties. It's all part of Shubert and Andrew's vision to continue to elevate the dining scene in Edmonds, a place they're both proud to call home.
"It's a beautiful community and we appreciate the people in the community here, so needless to say we try to bring something to it," said Leckie.
"We feel like Edmonds is where our heat is and we want to keep everything within and give back to the community the best we can, through food," added Ho.
In doing that they've created something new, something fresh. A restaurant that's well worth the trip.