The vinaigrette-dressed barley salad, tossed with smoked salmon, sectioned grapefruit, and kalamata olives is inspired simplicity. Move on to the house-made merguez, a grilled Moroccan beef and lamb sausage served with a green olive and red pepper salad, crispy potato coins, and red pepper aioli. Finish up with a puckery lemon bar.
2307 Hancock, 512/371-6840
In addition to the old favorites, several varieties of presmoked meats are offered, or take home uncooked, stuffed and breaded chicken breasts, crab cakes, or marinated meats.
1221 West Lynn, 512/477-3945
A complete Filipino grocery with a thriving turo-turo steam table scene as well. Shoppers tend to get prepared food to go with their cooking supplies, and many call ahead for family-sized portions.
2309 W. Parmer, 512/973-8745