Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Le Petit Marchet

Le Petit Marchet is ... an interesting place.  It is a deli.  And a pizza place.  And they make sandwiches.  And serve Mediterranean food.  Oh, and then there is a large grocery area as well, carrying mostly junk foods (lots of chips, snack mixes, and candy), plus basic staples.

They are open late, and deliver all over the city (yes, you can get pints of Ben & Jerry's delivered to your doorstep this way).  If you want wings and fries, one friend wants a shawerma, another wants a slice of pizza, and someone else wants a tuna sandwich and macaroni salad, you can get it all here.  And you can tack on pints of ice cream, some oatmeal for the morning, and a bunch of candy too.

I swung in one day when I was on a bit of a deli salad kick, trying out macaroni salad all over the city (like the poor version from L & L Hawaiian, the mediocre version from The Sandwich Spot, the decent ones from Deli & and A.G. Ferrari,  the great one from Fountain Cafe,  .  The service wasn't particularly friendly, and the deli salads didn't look, nor taste, great.  Still, a good option if you need random stuff delivered late at night.

Small (8oz) Macaroni Salad.  $2.50.
When I looked into the deli case, I could see that this was fairly unremarkable looking macaroni salad, but I've had many experiences lately where generic looking things have been quite tasty, so I went for it.

It was pretty much exactly what it looked like.  About as standard of a macaroni salad as there is.  The pasta was elbows, a bit overcooked for my liking.  The dressing was mayo, and there was tons and tons of it.  I guess this means it was creamy, but definitely overdressed.

And other than that, there wasn't much going on.  A few tiny pieces of peppers, no real seasoning.  Totally unremarkable.

Like the macaroni salad from Deli & ..., I jazzed it up with some of my mom's homemade zucchini relish, and it was much better that way.

The small container was stuffed full, and this was a good price for the portion.
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