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Signature Fare: Kalama deli shop sells Thanksgiving-inspired sandwich on ‘home-baked’ bread | Local

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KALAMA — Right before downtown flooded in 2015, and the antique shop upcoming doorway closed, Darrah Perryman was offering handmade pies and classic deli sandwiches on 1st Road for a lot more than a ten years.

Currently, the Antique Deli & Pastry Shoppe is still a staple for catered lunches, holiday pies and what Perryman phone calls “home-baked” wheat bread.

As well as, there are continue to antiques.

An annex following to the shop of roughly 30 seats, incorporates about 10 a lot more seats and a collection of antiques. Inside, the cafe, Norman Rockwell paintings and the words and phrases “Home Sweet Household Kalama” are lined on wallpapered partitions.







Antique Deli & Pastry Shoppe turkey gobbler

A turkey gobbler sandwich and facet of Italian pasta salad sit on a table Monday at the Antique Deli & Pastry Shoppe in Kalama. The turkey gobbler features oven-roasted turkey, cream cheese and cranberry sauce on wheat bread. 


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The decorations are the most important improve Perryman explained she’s tweaked at the longtime eatery, which was as soon as embellished in a Scottish theme. But the menu has remained constant, which include traditional sandwiches, and freshly designed soups and sweets.

A number of years right after the Seattle native moved to Kalama in 1996, Perryman reported she started operating at the sandwich store. When the former proprietor was completely ready to sell in 2000, Perryman claimed she threw her hat in the ring.

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“It does not truly seem to be that prolonged back,” she mentioned.

The most well-known sandwich is the turkey gobbler, she added, and shoppers usually say the dish reminds them of Thanksgiving. Oven-roasted turkey, cranberry sauce and cream cheese are piled on wheat bread, which is baked in residence every day. Prospects can opt for a home made mayonnaise and mustard-dependent potato or macaroni salad, or an Italian, tri-colored pasta salad as a aspect.

Perryman and her a few-particular person staff members can cater up to 150 sandwiches with just a handful of times observe, she stated.

Soup versions involve product of tomato, cheesy cauliflower and broccoli.

Prospects can discover about the day-to-day particular on Fb or about the telephone. Tuesday’s unique was spaghetti and garlic toast. Monday’s was a turkey provolone sandwich with basil mayo.

Perryman delivers selfmade cookies, like chocolate chip, ginger molasses and oatmeal raisin, which she bakes each day. Those people that really don’t sell immediately are sent to the fire department next door, she stated, to stay clear of squander and incorporate insurance coverage.







Antique Deli & Pastry Shoppe menu

The menu hangs on a doorway inside of the Antique Deli & Pastry Shoppe Monday in Kalama. 


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“If we ever catch hearth, they’ll be sure to arrive and assistance,” Perryman said.

Ahead of the pandemic, the Antique Deli & Pastry Shoppe was open on weekends and sold pastries consistently. Perryman said she is little by little including pastries again into the rotation and is looking at opening on Saturdays once again.

The cafe in no way closed thanks to COVID-19, but as an alternative switched to just take-out only, she reported. When a big flood strike Kalama in 2015, the store was shut for 10 times for repairs, she added.

The eatery also offers pies by the slice. When vacations strike, individuals phone to purchase entire homemade pumpkin, apple, marionberry and peanut butter pies, as effectively as cheesecakes with marionberry or cherry. The restaurant sells cobblers, like marionberry, and crisps, like rhubarb, and dessert bars, which includes lemon, peanut butter and raspberry.

Perryman characteristics the restaurant’s good results to speedy, regular support and fresh, heaping parts of meals.

“If you go absent hungry,” she explained, “something wasn’t proper.”

Signature Fare is a series that includes area restaurants’ signature menu items and prints each and every other Wednesday.

Make contact with Each day News reporter Hayley Working day at 360-577-2541 or [email protected] for feasible inclusion in the sequence.