Fort Worth Restaurants You Can Support During Quarantine
Balcom has been around in Fort Worth since 1993, and we’ve enjoyed our fair share of Fort Worth’s diverse food offerings. Whether it’s breakfast on Monday mornings, lunch for our busy B’s or drinks and appetizers for B Day happy hours, Balcom loves to eat – which is why we want to show support to a few small businesses in Fort Worth who are still open for to-go orders during the COVID-19 crisis.
Here are just a few of our favorite fixtures. Share your favorites in the comments here.
- Tuk Tuk Thai: Even our vegetarian B’s can vouch for this culinary treasure trove. It’s nestled in the Chicotsky's Center on West 7th Street, where patrons can enjoy farm-to-table Thai dishes like Tom Kha Gai, Pad Thai and more.
- Four Sisters: A Taste of Vietnam: During Four Sister’s new temporary hours (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.), you can order flavorful bowls of pho to go and purchase specialty items from their pantry, including pickled daikon and Vietnamese butter.
- Panther City BBQ: A smokehouse staple since 2014, Panther City BBQ offers a slew of smoked meats plus sides and specialty items, including bacon-wrapped jalapeño Pork Belly Poppers and its famous Brisket Elote.
- Heim: This buzzy-worthy barbecue spot started out as a food truck in 2015 that has grown to two storefronts in Fort Worth, with a third opening in Dallas. They often sell out of their savory smoked meats, and fans rave over the Bacon Burnt Ends.
- Yogi’s Deli: From salads and soups to hot and cold sandwiches, Yogi’s has it all – and more. Plus, their fresh bagels and breakfast plates can give any pancake house a run for its money!
- Carshon’s Deli: Founded in 1928, this family-owned sandwich shop is touted as the oldest deli in Fort Worth. Their breakfast and lunch menus feature kosher-style selections, including specialty sandwiches made with fresh sliced meats.
- Salsa Limón: Getting its start as a taco truck, this taqueria chain has four locations across Fort Worth. Popular dishes include El Capitán and the Molca Bowl as well as tripa tacos and tortas with assorted fillings.
- Benito’s: Located off Magnolia in the Near Southside neighborhood, Benito’s has been serving patrons authentic Mexican meals from scratch for over 35 years. It has also been named as one of Texas Monthly’s top 50 Mexican restaurants.
- Perrotti’s Pizza: A staple for Fort Worthians and Texas Christian University students for over 30 years, Perrotti’s proudly serves patrons high-quality pizza, subs, calzones, salads, pasta and more.
- Mama’s Pizza: Serving up East Coast-style pies since 1968, Mama’s Pizza has earned a slew of accolades, including “Best Pizza,” by local publications including Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Fort Worth, Texas Magazine.
- Blue Bonnet Bakery: Made-from-scratch sweet treats and baked goods have kept customers coming to this 86-year-old bakery for decades. Blue Bonnet bestsellers include buttery monkey bread and their signature double fudge cake.
- Stir Crazy: Get your sweet tooth fix at this modern Magnolia bakery with fresh baked cookies and pastries, more than 80 year-round and seasonal cupcake flavors, and classic pies (need we say more!?) – all made with natural ingredients.
Coffee and Breakfast/Brunch
- AVOCA Coffee Roasters: At AVOCA (Gaelic for "great mouth”), there’s nothing like a fresh brew of artisanal coffee. Coffee lovers can still get their AVOCA fix curbside and by shopping online or at local retailers, restaurants and shops.
- Hot Box Biscuit Club: Who doesn’t love a soft buttermilk biscuit? Off of South Main Street, Hot box serves ‘em hot daily for breakfast and brunch. Try them smothered with a side of house gravy or as one of their “Bigs” entrees.
- Melt: Whether it’s served on a cone, in a cup or sandwiched between two cookies, you can find craft ice cream at the Magnolia location 1-9 p.m. – and through Happiness for Heroes, you can send scoops and special notes to local health care workers.
And there are so many more! Despite COVID-19 social distancing and dine-in restrictions, most of these restaurants and local businesses are offering curbside pick-up and to-go orders as well as delivery and catering options. Visit Fort Worth even has a running list of restaurant updates, including operating hours and special offers. You can also show your support by purchasing gift cards or making donations to various emergency relief funds, like the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund for those in our culinary community who have been affected.
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