Moses Lake is a neat town that I don't stop in as often as I should. I drive past it all the time and maybe swing by a gas station off the side of the road every once in a while as needed, but it's usually just a landmark on my traveling.
However on my way back from Spokane we decided to swing by to grab something to eat which gave us a reason to actually drive into town.
Moses Lake, like Yakima, you don't see much just off the side of the road. You have those friends who say 'Oh yeah, Yakima! I've driven through that on my way to Seattle' when you have to argue that the 'Yakima' you see from the highway isn't the full version. Sure, the Arboretum is pretty nice to see but the other side is just gas stations and truck stops. Not much. Moses Lake has a few cool things to see from the highway like the new church and a bit of the lake but, really, a lot of Moses Lake is to be found in town. And that's where you'll find Michael's Market & Bistro.
We didn't have that as our destination but we drove into town a bit, then looked for restaurants near our location. Michael's Market & Bistro was one recommended by Google so figured it was good enough for us. I'm glad we went.
There's a full-on local shop inside that has cheeses, a deli case, a bakery case and, on the side, a full service restaurant with drinks, great food and more.
We weren't that hungry but hungry enough to constitute a stop so we just split the steak and mac 'n cheese (I really just wanted the mac and cheese, but the steak was great) and and a drink. On the way out we ended up shopping for several items on the road. A few meat snacks, some local treats, a few baked goods and even unique salt. Yep! They have lots of different types of salt so figured I'd give it a shot. Who knows, maybe these fancy salts will be the one key ingredient on my next dish that has just enough of a chance to keep people guessing what the secret ingredient is.
Great people, fantastic service and this place is exactly a reason to drive into town next time you're in Moses Lake.
A look at the bistro case with pastries and sandwiches.
Some unique cheeses available.
Salads as well.
They had a lot of different types of salt to choose from.
Slices of cake, cheesecake and more in this case.
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