A new kosher deli and market is opening in Dallas with a little BBQ twist. Called Kosher Palate, it'll open at 7989 Belt Line Rd., at the intersection of Coit Road, with an opening estimated for early summer.
Owner Howard Goldfeder has worked in the kosher food industry for 27 years, currently as proprietor of Texas Kosher BBQ, a catering company — which is why the deli will come with barbecue on the side.
Kosher Palate will combine a sit-down deli with about 30-40 seats; a grocery; and a party/events room for on-site full-service catered functions. The catering menu includes prime rib, sea bass, honey-poblano chicken, salads, and appetizers.
"Just imagine a typical New York Jewish deli where you go in and buy prepared foods and sandwiches," he says. "You can sit down or take it to go. But we'll also carry the barbecue — the brisket, ribs, and chicken we've been doing, plus you can get a burger or fried chicken, and we'll experiment with other things. We want it to be kosher but we want to have a good time."
Goldfeder describes the on-site deli as "Southern Heimish" — Kosher comfort food with a little Southern twist. There'll be pastrami and corned beef sandwiches made with their own house-made meats, and a full line of prepared foods including salads, kugels, soups, meat, chicken, and baked goods.
Kosher Palate will host a full kosher grocery with items that Goldfeder says are not always found in the Dallas area, including "fresh-checked lettuce" — rinsed free of bugs — and herbs under the guidelines of Dallas Kosher, as well as meats and Cholov Yisroel Dairy products.
"You'll be able to come in on Thursday and Friday and get whatever you want for Shabbat," he says. "And the menu will change up, depending on what we feel like."
They'll offer a smartphone app/online website where you can place orders and schedule for curbside pickup or home delivery. He's also working on getting a license to sell beer and wine.
The location he's in has been empty for the past few years, but it's perfectly positioned for his core audience.
"We originally looked at Preston Road but here we're right between the two Jewish communities, to the north and the south," he says.