During Dallas’s unprecedented shelter-in-place times, some restaurants are getting creative by flipping into mini marts as an added revenue stream during the coronavirus pandemic. Along with takeout and delivery menus during the dine-in ban, newly added market essentials and grocery kits are designed to help customers make their own meals at home.
Carryout pantry items means customers can skip a trip to large grocery chains (which can mean wait times and unnecessary risk of exposure), all while keeping some restaurant staff employed.
Consider ordering essentials from one of the Dallas restaurants below:
- Butcher Shop by Georgie — Celebrity chef Curtis Stone’s Georgie in Knox/Henderson pivoted to offer curbside takeout and delivery (within a two-mile radius) with sister restaurants Up On Knox and Le Bilboquet. The Butcher Shop beefs up pantries with staples like meats, dairy items, wines at a 60-percent discount, produce, eggs, and charcuterie.
- Buzzbrews — The beer hangout’s Lakewood locale offers curbside kits for fajitas, burgers, hangover soup, crepes, mimosas, and bloody marys, along with necessities like toilet paper and bottled water. Call 214-826-7100 to order.
- The Charles — Design District’s stylish spot serves uncooked pastas (black pepper fettuccini, semolina casarecce) and 8-oz. sauces like parmesan cream, broccoli basil pesto, and sun-dried tomato jam. Call 469-917-9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
- Commissary — Downtown’s European cafe offers small or large boxes of assorted fresh veggies, meats by the pound, and eggs by the dozen. Call 214-827-2927 to order. Commissary offers free delivery within an eight-mile radius ($35 minimum).
- Kazy’s Gourmet Shop — Offering its wholesale items direct to the public online and by phone. Asian market items (nori, miso, and ginger) and frozen fish can be delivered straight to customers’ doors.
- Kenny’s East Coast Pizza — The Plano pie shop’s “Take & Bake” packs include dough balls, sauce, cheese, wine, and salad, along with a roll of toilet paper. Call 972-519-9669 to order curbside carryout.
- Kuby’s — Offering European market selections (cuts of meat, sausages, cheeses, salads, frozen chicken nuggets, and more) for takeout.
- Modern Market — The fast-casual chain offers three types of market boxes that create up to 10 meals each: a re-Fresh Box with veggies and fruits ($60); a Grill Box with steak, pasta, veggies, bread, and lemonade ($80); and an Immunity Box with veggies, fruits, yogurt and nuts ($70). Modern Market has locations in Preston Hollow, Southlake, Polo Towne Crossing, Las Colinas, and Richardson.
- The Rustic – The CityPlace restaurant sells ready-to-cook meal kits for Easter, as well as themed “Quarantine & Chill” kits for fajitas and brunch, packed with meat, potatoes, butter, eggs, and ingredients for mixed drinks.
- Queenie’s Steakhouse — The “Q Market” in Denton is offering pantry essentials, produce, meats, and more, plus a Chef’s Box ($55) stuffed with two pounds of tenderloin, garlic, chef Tim Love’s popular rub, herbs, dried beans, butter, a carrot, cheese, a half dozen eggs, a gallon of milk, a roll of toilet paper, potatoes, and onions. Text 214-919-5134 to order for pickup.
- Whiskey Cake — Offering rotating “survival kits” stocked with raw meat, chicken, eggs, pasta, butter, milk, and toilet paper. Check social media for daily offerings.
- Whisk Crepes — The Parisian cafe in West Dallas offers a $60 sweet crepes package that includes a tub of Nutella, two quarts of batter, a dozen eggs, 1-lb. portions of butter and strawberries, whipped cream, and a bottle of sparkling wine for mimosas. A savory version includes bacon, tomatoes, and béchamel. Whisk is also selling the components a la carte (batter, eggs, giant tubs of Nutella), with curbside or free delivery with purchases over $50. Additionally, Whisk is selling $10 fabric masks made by Sylvan 30 neighbor Pink Pedi, and for every mask purchased, another will be donated.
Below are some smaller shops and grocers offering delivery, carry-out and/or curbside pickup:
- Brown Bag Provisions — This new Design District shop opened to produce yogurt and other dairy products, and quickly set up a virtual pantry to serve the community. They also make their own bacon and pastrami, which they sell and use in sandwiches. Brown Bag Provisions offers breads and pastries (by local baker Bresnan), jams, dough, pasta, milk, meat and pantry staples like snacks, detergent, and toilet paper.
- Cooper’s Meat Market — Offering its full menu, plus plenty of DIY meats and take-and-bake options. Peruse the menu online and then order via phone at 214-200-7128.
- Foxtrot Market — With two locations in Dallas, one in Snider Plaza and one on McKinney Avenue in Uptown, Foxtrot delivers in under an hour, offering local gourmet products, wine, coffee, quick prepared meals, and pantry items.
- Jimmy’s Food Store — Though sandwich-making is on pause, the beloved East Dallas store continues to operate Monday through Saturday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for socially-distanced shopping for pantry items like fresh fruits and vegetables, Italian imports, and wine.
- Market Provisions — The Dallas Farmers Market stall offers in-store pickup for their dry goods and grocery items including farm-fresh eggs, dairy, fruits and vegetables. Call 214-377-7612.
- Royal Blue Grocery — The specialty grocer, with three locations in Dallas, is offering groceries and gourmet items via delivery and curbside. Call 214-760-9686 to order.
- Chef’s Produce and Fresh Point — Direct-to-consumer produce box pickups at various locations throughout DFW with drive-up service.
- Dallas Farmer’s Market — Open for carry out and delivery via ride share service Alto.