Deru Market – Kirkland, WA

I have the attention span of a gnat sometimes. Which is why I go through long periods of blogging and then stop. I suppose it’s a good thing. It usually means that I’m busy living my life as opposed to just writing about it. 

Since I wrote my last post I now have a boyfriend, I have a new nephew, and I started my own business. I’ve been to Korea, Amsterdam, Brussels, New Orleans…I’m sure I’ll blog about it eventually. Don’t hate me I try my best! Hopefully this-better-late-than-never post about Deru Market in Kirkland, WA will tide you over until I get a chance to write about everything that’s happened in the past year. Everything.

As I mentioned I have since gotten myself a boyfriend…who lives in Seattle. No biggie. That just means a new location to explore for even better eats! 

Deru Market is located in a random industrial type building in the middle of a residential area. The boyfriend and I only ever seem to come here when they’re in the middle of changing over from breakfast to lunch. And be advised I believe they only have brunch on Saturdays. We happened to go on a Friday around that awkward aforementioned time. I wanted to eat somewhat healthy and get the half chicken unfortunately what’s available is only what they have in the deli case and since it was that random time period, essentially nothing was really available. 

We ended up ordering the chicken pesto pizza  in order to tide us over. We’ve had the mushroom pizza in the past and it was overly salty (still edible since I have a salty palate). This pizza was done just right. How can you really go wrong with roasted chicken, goat cheese, mozzarella, and sun-dried tomatoes.   

Randomly broccoli was available in the deli case and in keeping with our healthy kick, we ordered a batch.  


Not much to say about this except that they were roasted well and the shallots provided a nice sharpness to the savory nuttiness of the broccoli. 

Finally after about a half hour wait our roasted chicken arrived! At first I was a little disappointed by the simple looks of it…But then, my knife made a cracking sound as it broke through the crispy skin and the juiciness glistened as I sliced through the meat. This was heaven. A simple roast chicken topped with a little bit of arugula dressed in just the slightest hint of lemon. 


Deru is by no means cheap. But you do get quality for your money. I’ve found that the food in this part of Seattle can be quite lumberjack-like. And the variety of organic or healthful fare can be somewhat limited. So to have an option like Deru is a great addition to the neighborhood, in my book.

FYI – it can get pretty packed on the weekends. Get there early if you want to snag a table.