Cuisine(s)
Sandwiches
Price Scale
$
Description

Local Foods is part of the Benjy’s family of restaurants (it’s right next door in Rice Village). The modern deli is especially famous for its huge sandwiches— choose from house-made pastrami, duck confit, or Gulf shrimp stacked with as much local produce as two slices of bread will hold. Granted, the price (up to $15 a sandwich) is steep, but each comes with two impressive sides, such as house-made chips with Old Bay seasoning, Tuscan kale salad with raisins, pine nuts and parmesan, or a cup of homemade soup. Counter service and booth seating give the beautifully designed space a casual, modern feel.

At its second location in Upper Kirby, Local Foods has built a massive, beautifully landscaped patio that’s alluring in both summer and winter, when you can warm up outside between heaters and bowls of hearty posole (perhaps accompanied by a spicy kombucha margarita). Lunchtime offers solid sandwiches, while dinner gets a little fancier with specials like 44 Farms sirloin, Black Hill Ranch pork tenderloin, and free-range roast chicken.

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Child Friendly, Parking, Takeout
Locations