Yesterday I finally went and checked out the new Harbor Greens in University Place. Why I have waited so long, I don’t know. It’s awesome. Yes, I know it’s just a market, but it’s a great one and I get excited about these things.
I’ve never been to the original Harbor Greens in Gig Harbor, so I can’t really compare it, but I can say it reminds me a lot of Tacoma Boys…just a little bit better. I recently wrote about the 6th Avenue Tacoma Boys’ update to their store, and how it has a better flow and expanded range of gluten free products. Harbor Greens has all the best parts of Tacoma Boys — gorgeous produce, fantastic meats and local products — but they layout is much easier to navigate and they have a full service deli. I’m a sucker for a deli. Sandwiches, hot dogs, hot pizza, take and bake pizza, salads, soups and flatbreads. Oh, and there’s a garden center.
Also, like Tacoma Boys, Harbor Greens has a large selection of in-house canned goods, pickled items, soups, dressings and sauces.
University Place really needed a quick, grab and go deli option besides Trader Joe’s, and Harbor Greens fits the bill. Go there for lunch and pick up a huge take and bake pizza ($12.99) and some greens for a salad for dinner.