Stop in for breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch, a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or dinner. They do it all – plus more – at the Mystic Market. If you stand long enough at any of the counters trying to make a decision about what to order, don’t be surprised if you hear an unsolicited testimonial, such as “Just pick anything. It’s all good.”
For breakfast, there are rolls of every description with lemon and poppy seed reputed to be among the best. No matter what the name, the size is the same: extra large. Two can easily share one of these muffins. Try a danish, which come in a variety of flavors and are also popular. Fresh baked bagels can be topped with everything from butter to sliced smoked Scottish salmon, cream cheese, red onion and tomato. Cost ranges from a low of $1.59 to a high of $7.95 for the salmon topping.
While doing the breakfast run, it may also be practical to get lunch-to-go at the same time. The array of choices is impressive. French baguette, rolls, pumpernickel, rye, wheat, spinach, sundried tomato and white tortilla are bread options. As for fillings, there’s almost nothing that is impossible to find. Small and large grinders are also offered. You can also get a Gourmet Boxed Lunch with a choice of a Sandwich or Wrap with Pasta Salad, Fresh Cut Fruit, Mystic Chips and a Jumbo Cookie for $12.95!
Soups at the market gained a wide following. Made fresh daily, they range from an incredible New England clam chowder to a delicate carrot-ginger blend. Enjoy a salad with the soup and feast on such items as Grilled Chicken Caesar, Antipasto, Greek, or the East Market Salad with Goat Cheese or Gorgonzola.
Dinner menu items include an extensive selection of fine foods prepared fresh daily. Some favorites are Sautéed Chicken with Boursin Cheese and Spinach, Veal Creole, Grilled Red Snapper with Mango Salsa, Vegetarian Brown Rice Pie, and Grilled Fillet with Wild Mushroom Jalapeno Demi-Glaze.
A Mystic Market cookie is a must. One of the largest can be relished any time of day or night. It’s true by many accounts: “They’re all good.”
You can also view Mystic Market’s complete menu online at www.coastalgourmetct.com.
Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. For the specials of the day, call 860.536.1500 for Mystic Market West (Rt. 215) or 860.572.7992 for Mystic Market East (Rt. 1).