One more reason to cross the Trinity? Bolsa Mercado.
Last month, the people behind beloved restaurant Bolsa quietly opened a cafe-cum-minimarket offering everything from chai lattes to freshly picked eggplant to free Wi-Fi.
Snuggle into the vintage sofa and chow down on an oatmeal-cranberry scone or roasted beet salad. Or load up a grocery sack with grits, olive oil, stinky cheese, and tons more local, farm-fresh, and organic labels, as well as 45 beers and 200 wines.
Can’t find your fix? Jot down requests on a communal wish list.
Or just follow our lead.
JJ&B Jellies, Jams & Butters, $9
From cab sauv jelly to apple pie jam (drizzle it warm over vanilla ice cream), the small-batch, seasonal spreads made in Dallas kick the appetizer or dessert tray up a notch.
Tranquilo Texas Red Table Wine, $14
Bottled in Lubbock, the versatile vino is backed by Lone Star State Master Sommelier Drew Hendricks.
Carlo’s World Famous Pasta, $6
The precise proportions of pasta (we’re all about the spinach angel hair and roasted garlic linguine) hand-packaged on SMU Boulevard.
Well Coffee Roasters, $10
Love the house java? This is what they’re brewing. Beans are microroasted in Deep Ellum.
Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, $5
Sweet lovers look no further than the retro, Denton-based soda fountain that churns standout flavors like After Dinner Mint.
We love it.
Bolsa Mercado, 634 West Davis Street, Oak Cliff (214-942-0451).
Photo: Brittany Edwards for DailyCandy