Wednesday, March 21, 2007
When my gf suggested we take a ride on the ferry this weekend I suddenly developed a need to purchase food while moving. Luckily the ferry was happy to accommodate. They have a whole cafeteria on there.
I take the ferry a lot, at least for someone with no reason to. At about $7 for a walk on round trip it's a great, and inexpensive, way to have a nice little boat ride on the Sound.
The food is as basic as can be. The sandwiches are meat product (cow, chicken, veggie) on bread. There are tater tots, hot dogs and big soft pretzels. There are three kinds of soup, one of which is chili, and another of which is Ivar's clam chowder. Ahh. Branded soup.
That sounds like criticism, but it's not. The simple construction, combined with the ambiance, makes these sandwiches literally taste like vacation. I can't praise that sensation enough.
The food is decent quality and fairly priced. Sandwiches run at around six dollars, which seems a lot considering the ingredient list is, literally, two things. But my gf and I had the light lunch you see pictured above (2 sandwiches, 1 cup of soup, 1 drink. we share, isn't that cute) for seventeen dollars. Which is actually really good for Seattle. And out on the water! It's like they're giving it away.
When you get right down to it, the food is not what it's about. It's about the best view in town (more of town really). It's about the brief escape from the hustle and bustle. It's about a little taste of vacation.