The Essential Local Food/Delicacy Markets
updated December 2018
You don’t always have to hit up your chain grocery store for your dinner parties, weekly cooking and pantry stocking. Dallas has a really check selection of niche and delicacy markets from Italian to Japanese to more! Check out the list below.
RUDOLPH’S MEAT MARKET
In the heart of Deep Ellum, Rudolph’s Meat Market instantly takes you back in time when you are greeted by the two friendly men in their crisp, clean and all-white butcher outfits. Both have been there for almost 20 years and know everything there is to know about quality, selection, and cooking. Therefore, they can help guide you through the process of picking exactly what you are looking for. What stands out to us? The rack of lamb! Also, don’t skip the beef jerky - it is to die for!
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An all-time life saver for any meal and any occasion, Eatzi’s has consistently been one of our favorite places for both party favors and to fill our own fridges. Whether you are looking to buy a nice bottle of wine or the perfect hostess gift or a side dish to bring to that holiday party you forgot about, you can find everything from their famous oven-baked parmesan cheese crackers to cold quinoa salads to oven-ready seasoned green beans. And if you’re the one hosting the party, they offer whole roasted chickens and turkeys to go with your choice of customizable salads and sides.
TJ’S FISH MARKET
With locations in Preston-Royal and Oak Lawn TJ’s Seafood Market and Restaurant is home to a great selection of fresh seafood! This includes our favorites they sell: King Crab legs. Pro tip: they sell the sweetest lemons and clarified butter that make it a one stop shop for everything you need to serve your Alaskan King Crab Legs.
Jimmy’s Food Store
With an Italian family history that goes back all the way to 1966, Jimmy’s Food Store is our Dallas version of a Little Italy. They have packed a deli, an Italian wine room, a fresh produce section, and a complete selection of specialty products, all into a convenient store over in East Dallas. The quality is second to none. And a great pairing to these meatballs? You can find raviolis, fettuccini, angel hair, and a myriad of other homemade pastas. Or grab some fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes as well as a bottle of straight-from-Italy olive oil for a Caprese starter!
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KAZY’S GOURMET SHOP
Kazy’s Gourmet opened in 1979 and is one, small yet mighty place with three parts to it: the grocery store, whole sale and sushi bar! The grocery store is filled with a variety of Japanese and Hawaiian products — while there’s only a few aisles, you’ll find beauty, candy and crackers, dressings and sauces, frozen seafood and meals (like dumplings, shrimp tempura, egg rolls), noodles, seasonings and spices, drinks, and sushi supplies!