How marvelous are Sundays? I mean, it might just be the best day of the week, no? It is the ultimate take-it-easy kind of day. Especially during the upcoming autumnal season, when you just want to curl up on the couch with a good
trashy reality tv DVR binge book and blanket ((and perhaps you or your spouse is like mine and has Premier League followed by NFL games on all day long and it all seems perfectly fine)). Oh, how I love cool, crisp autumn. But I don’t want to get ahead of myself here…it has been an incredible summer, and I shall enjoy it until the very last sunset.
Around here, Sundays in the summer often mean visits to the Fremont Sunday Market. The market is actually open all year long, but during the summer months, much more stalls and food trucks are set up. Plus I am admittedly a fair weather market goer ((sorry you sweet, sweet vendors who are there rain or shine)).
The Fremont Sunday Market is mostly comprised of stalls offering antiques, jewelry, furniture, candles, and some clothing. Head to the indoor marketplace portion for the most unique items ((Celine Dion t-shirt or light switch plates made from old maps, anyone?)). There is also usually at least one outdoor vendor selling flowers, and a few produce stalls. The Fremont Market is the Seattle market I most love to wander through, grab a bite from one of the food trucks, sit by the canal and just enjoy the sunshine and summer breeze.
This particular trip to the Market had both Andrew and I craving burgers for lunch. I especially wanted to try out the newly established Plum Burger Food Truck, from the amazing vegetarian Plum Restaurant Family. Of course I wanted to try everything their menu offered, but I selected the Jerk + Yam Burger with fries. And boy was it the best burger I’ve ever tasted. Seriously. Look at this thing! That smoky taste with the crunchy pickled cabbage and perfectly toasted brioche. The fries were a little under cooked and therefore underwhelming, but the garlic aioli made a decent save to them nonetheless. Plus, that burger.
Andrew chose to forego the food trucks for the nearby brick and mortar Blue Moon Burgers. He promptly ordered up a bacon/pineapple/pepper jack cheese/beef burger, side of tots, and a maple bacon milkshake ((not joking)). What can I say, this man of mine loves what he loves, and that usually includes bacon and/or ketchup.
Lovely little Sunday.
A few more gems from around the market…