Local Foods Kitchen

Local Foods Kitchen, aka, my grocery store, is simply amazing. If you haven’t had time to check it out yet, you must. A little over 10 months old, It’s tucked away right off Hulen on Hartwood drive in Fort Worth, and it’s like a little piece of Heaven. I found out about it on Facebook, and, at a time when my kitchen was being re-modeled last summer, it was the perfect place to pull right upfront and run in and grab dinner. It’s a farm to market spot, and, well look… I took a few pictures from tonight when I was grabbing my dinner and talking to owner and friend, Katie

It’s so stinking farm to market precious, and Oh my gosh y’all… it’s so tasty! They have a chef’s case stocked with items that change monthly, with things like grilled salmon, gourmet {and oh so delicious} mac-n-cheese. They have a featured turkey burger, think pesto, goat cheese, and a whole lotta, ‘oh yeah baby’. Right now they have king ranch casserole, grilled chicken, featured fish, featured chicken… trust me, you should check it out.

They also have a menu with soups, sandwiches and salads. I cannot recommend the Pimento Cheese BLT enough… it has rooster sauce and red onion, grilled to perfection and served on sourdough. The Hippie Crunch, with Guac, Sprouts, Tomato, Spicy Lemon Hummus, Cucumber, fried onion and walnut scallion is almost to Hip for me. Not really. It’s too delicious. Too delicious. Get one. The smoked chicken panini, layered with red onion, fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil pesto, and rooster aioli on foccacia… well… after reading that description, I shouldn’t have to say any more. And this is just the tip of the iceberg folks… The Kebab Cobb salad, featuring tandoori chicken, avocado, tomato, smoked bacon, red onion, cubed feta, red and green peppers, mixed greens and pita chips with Greek Tzatziki dressing, is my go to. I can’t get enough of the flavors… the dressing with greek yogurt and dill, is not only amazing, but makes me think the salad is totally guilt free. Speaking of guilt free, the also have many gluten-free selections, including desserts! If you stumble upon the gluten Free Ginger Zest cookies you must have one, whether you can tolerate gluten or not!

Their brunch menu is amazing but be sure you don’t go on a Sunday, they are closed! Also, don’t expect to be eating their late night… they close down at 7:30, so get there early, it’s definitely worth it! I recommend picking something from the chef’s case or menu and while you are nibbling on that you can have them bag up meals for the next several days. And why not drink a glass of wine, Bonus!

And if you are having an event, be sure to contact Local and ask for Katie! I went in one night when I was having girls over to my house at 7. I was there at 6:30, mind you they close at 7:30. “Um,” I him-hawed to Katie that evening… “Can I get a couple of sandwich trays?” “When would you like them?” Katie replied with a big smile. “Now.” I smiled, hoping that would soften the blow. She jokingly shook her head, and said, “What do you need?” Now, I don’t recommend this… I just happened in on a slow night, but she is the best. So accommodating. Not only did she come through… She made simple black catering trays look elegant, decorating them with fresh flowers and greens, for no extra charge. She will also let you bring your own trays up there and arrange things for you. I’m telling you folks… If you need a cheese plate, this is THE place to go. Her goat cheese log… TO.DIE.FOR.

In summation… If you haven’t been to this place, you are missing out. If you have a get together, you need to talk to Katie. She’s the best. If you like to eat food, you will enjoy Local Foods Kitchen. Did I mention at brunch they have a breakfest burrito with a tamale. A FREAKING tamale. Yeah. This place is that good.

Thanks for reading! And if you stop in Local, tell Katie I said hi! xo, Alexis