Best Expansion Of A Grocery Store

Phoenicia Bakery & Deli

With its clean, high-ceilinged new location on Burnet finally open, Phoenicia is the perfect place to stop for Mediterranean imports, no matter what part of town you are in. Forget the maniac pace of the nearest superstore and browse over the odd canned fish, jellies, and candies. There're bags of hard-to-find spices, an olive bar, and wall refrigerators full of homemade yogurt, farmer's cheese, tabouli, and frozen imports. At the entrance is a full-service deli counter stocked up with imported cheeses and meats as well as enticing display racks of Mediterranean pastries made at the south location. At the lunch counter in the back you can pick up the best gyros, kaftas, and Greek salads in town. The only problem is what to do with your ready-to-eat goodies; there is nowhere inside or out to sit. In the parking lot we always spy hungry impatients snacking in the front seats of their cars.

Phoenicia Bakery & Deli
2912 S. Lamar, 512/447-4444
4701-A Burnet Rd., 512/323-6770

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