The cauliflower curry is a must-try at Foxtrot. Courtesy of Foxtrot
Foxtrot is the corner store of the future. Courtesy of Foxtrot
The roasted salmon & veggies includes a basil pesto.
The charcuterie board is great for parties.
The Pig & Fig sandwich is great for lunch.
The Chicken Bacon Cobb salad gets a seasonal twist.
Chicago-based corner store, Foxtrot Market, opened its doors on McKinney Avenue in Dallas about two months ago. The unique corner store offers delivery in under an hour, bringing alcohol, snacks and even gifts and games straight to your door.
You can also go in the cafe, purchase a bottle of wine, and have a meal at one of the many tables inside or on the dog-friendly patio outdoors.
When Foxtrot Uptown first opened, I ordered a delivery of breakfast sandwiches and Pressed Juicery orange juice the morning after a late night out. The Maple-Sage Turkey Sausage Sandwich was just what I needed. I’d been wanting to try more of the chef-prepared meals at Foxtrot, but life happens and the interest got pushed to the back burner.
So, this week, when I got invited to a dinner at the cafe, I was pleasantly surprised and beyond ready to try out some of these dishes, pioneered by Chef Brad Alexander. There’s a lot on the chef-prepared meals menu, so I’ve narrowed it down to my five favorites.
Available in the grab-and-go section and delivery, the Cauliflower Curry has roasted cauliflower, brown rice, sweet potato, spinach, red pepper, green onion and green beans with a red coconut curry.
It can be served hot or cold. I preferred it warm. To serve hot, all you have to do is heat the oven to 350 degrees, pour the sauce over the bowl, and heat for about 12 to 14 minutes. Or you can even zap it in the microwave for three minutes.
Slow Roasted Salmon & Veggies
This roasted salmon with braised cabbage & leek, charred vegetables and cherry tomato with basil pesto is delightful. The pesto is even made with pepitas instead of nuts to keep it nut-allergy friendly.
Again, if you have it delivered, you just heat it up in the oven at 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes. Or you can enjoy it in the store with a friend and a nice bottle of wine.
If you need a quick appetizer to bring to a party or dinner, Foxtrot Market’s charcuterie board is a delicious pick. Or if you just really love fennel salami, prosciutto, calabrese salami, cornichons, crackers, Dijon, olives and parma dip, you can have it all to yourself.
If you need a bit more, you can also add on a side of grapes, cut watermelon, Elote gauc, or hummus to your order for $4 or $5.
Pig & Fig Sandwich
Easily ready to grab-and-go and take to lunch, the Pig & Fig sandwich with prosciutto, avocado pesto, fig-roasted shallot jam, and baby kale is best served cold.
This avocado pesto also uses pepitas, so those with nut allergies can also enjoy. Another great sandwich that came in as a close second is the roasted veggie bahn mi, which has roasted veggies, pickled carrots, red onion and Fresno chili aioli.
Chicken Bacon Cobb Salad
The classic Cobb salad gets a fun seasonal twist with roasted chicken, butter lettuce, corn, bacon, egg, feta, green beans, radish and a herb vinaigrette. It’s also really good.
I also want to try the Kale Matcha Superfood salad next with kale, spinach, dried blueberry, pickled cauliflower, carrot, cabbage, red pepper, radish, green beans and toasted hemp seeds with a zingy matcha-yuzu vinaigrette. This would make me feel healthy for a week or two.