All six markets that make up the Town & Country Markets family have at least two bars—a salad bar and an olive & antipasto bar (some also have hot bars).
So if you’re hungry, consider bar hopping in the deli and take a look at the salad bar of your favorite T&C market, whether that’s Ballard Market, T&C Market Lakemont, T&C Market Bainbridge Island, or one of the three central markets—Shoreline, Mill Creek, and Poulsbo.
These are not typical, tired, preservative-laden bars that are more sad than salad. These are fresh, well-attended bars that contain many unique salads that are Town & Country’s own recipes, prepared fresh in their market kitchens. The selections depend on the seasons, showcasing peak-of-the-season fruits and vegetables from their produce markets, which resemble farmers markets and have garnered a loyal fanbase.
Each market is unique and offers different salads from their selection at different times, but the most popular salads—which you’re likely to find at your own market—include:
Black Bean Quinoa Salad: smoky, savory, and nutritious with bell pepper, fire-roasted corn, jalapeño, and cotija cheese.
Garden Garbanzo Salad: garbanzo beans tossed with a creamy garlic dressing, fresh broccoli, red bell peppers, dill, cumin, and wheat berries.
Italian Farmers Salad: crisp, fresh vegetables tossed with classic Italian vinaigrette.
Crunchy Kale Slaw with Walnuts: julienned kale, fennel, parsnips, and carrots tossed with Salemville blue cheese crumbles, apples, walnuts, and a white balsamic vinaigrette.
Mediterranean Salad: fresh vegetables tossed with oregano, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and vinaigrette.
Beet Salad: fresh-roasted beets tossed with red peppers, cilantro, vegetable oil, and spices.
Mandarin Noodle Salad with Cashews: angel hair pasta tossed with a sesame oil dressing, cashews, and carrots.
April’s Potato Salad: diced potatoes blended with mayonnaise, dill pickles, celery, and egg with a hint of dill.
Ingredients and allergens for each salad can be found on the back of each salad’s sign right on the bar. All the markets have seating areas for enjoying their food, but you can also approach the salad bar as an ingredient bar for making other dishes. You can save a lot of money with that approach, as well.