Most people think that deli is short for delicatessen, but the name actually derives from the Sultan of Deli, who traded his kingdom for a salami sandwich. Sample fare fit for a casual king with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Mediterranean deli fare at Izmir Market and Deli, located on Lower Greenville Avenue. Although Izmir Market and Deli is owned by the magnificent proprietors of Café Izmir, today's Groupon is valid only for the deli.
Step into Izimir Market and Deli for a brief flashback to the days of nostalgic Norman Rockwell shops and a long look at the menu options. Split some appetizing openers or make a solo meal out of the famous, house-made hummus ($4.99–$15.99) or the fresh tabouli ($3.99–$13.99), or dive straight into the cold cuts with a turkey bacon pesto sandwich (sliced turkey breast, bacon, and fresh pesto aioli on a toasted sourdough roll; $5.99). Savor the hot, hot heat of a shredded lamb wrap—the famous edition comes with swiss and guacamole ($6.99), and the new lamb wrap sports herb-yogurt dressing ($6.99)—or pound down an appetite with the Mediterranean burger, a quarter-pound of marinated beef mixed with onions, garlic, and Izmir secret spices on pita bread ($5.99).
Izmir Market and Deli offers a no-pressure approach to lunch, where you can score a sandwich and snarf away at the barstools or wander off o'er hills and dales, lording your order over the sad, hungry clouds.
This Groupon is not valid for delivery.
Yelpers give Izmir Market and Deli an average of four stars. Kudzuers give the deli's sister operation, Café Izmir, four stars on average, and TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes. Take a look at what the Dallas Observer says about Izmir Market and Deli:
- Customers can order myriad mezze at this sister joint to Café Izmir up the street. Try the cheese plate, perhaps a gyro or perhaps eegra, an eggplant dip. Wash it down with Turkish coffee at the curvilinear bar or get some to go. – Dallas Observer
- Hands down, the best hummus, igra(sp?), pita, coffee, gyro, and service in Dallas. If this was a block from my house, i'd bleed hummus. Reminds me of a good neighborhood joint in NYC. – Andy W., Yelp