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A Chic New Kosher Cafe Debuts This Month Near the Galleria

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The restaurant at 13534 Preston Road is a project of chef Jordona Kohn and co-owner Stacy Clark, and will open its doors on May 24. The Market Local Comfort Cafe will focus on being inclusive, no matter their guests’ dietary preferences.

— Rachel Pinn

20 Excellent Dallas Breakfast Destinations for Takeout and Delivery

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Specializing in Kosher fare, The Market Local Comfort Cafe turns out bakery-quality breads, bagels, desserts and more, plus sides, dips and salad and single-serve meals every day but Saturday. The restaurant is meatless, serving only fish and vegetarian dishes with several vegan options daily.

— Rachel Pinn

The Kosher Queen of Dallas

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With her strawberry-blond hair piled high in a messy bun, Jordona Kohn presides over The Market Local Comfort Cafe, the kosher breakfast and lunch spot in North Dallas she co-owns with business partner Stacey Clark. The two transplants—Kohn originally from Hollywood, Florida, and Clark from Brooklyn—chose to make it in the image of an East Coast deli, with a tuna sandwich, yes, but also a fine latte. Newcomers on the Dallas kosher scene, they’ve made a sleek spot.

— Eve Hill-Agnus

The Market Local Comfort Cafe

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This sleek, charming kosher breakfast-lunch spot in North Dallas serves a fine latte, and house-cured gravlax graces classic poppy seed-blitzed bagels, whose dough comes straight from Brooklyn. Don’t miss the Friday challah braids, scattered with poppy or sesame seeds, strewn with chocolate chunks, or dusted with za’atar spice. And reach for the traditional spreads such as herbed tahini, sweet onion, and spicy confit which are sublime. Also: The to-go egg salad is some of the best in town.

— d magazine team

Tripadvisor reviews - The Market Local Comfort Cafe

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BEST NEW YORK DELI - The Market Local Comfort Cafe

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The bagel dough hails from Brooklyn. The classic lox platter is called the East Coaster. The owners are two hip, kosher mavens besotted with traditional Friday-only challah (with chocolate swirls or za’atar spice) and accompanying dips (try the sweet roasted onion). Our deli prayers are answered.

— d magazine team

Dallas’ kosher eateries face staffing shortages

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Dallas’ kosher restaurant owners are welcoming customers, cleaning the kitchens, ordering inventory, cooking and baking and hoping for the best as they face staffing up for in-person service. Employees are hard to hire and hard to keep employed, as the past 16 months of closures and capacity restrictions have taken their toll, the owners say. Now, with most restaurants opened, many owners say unemployment benefits and stimulus payments have affected their hiring. Kosher Palate owners Chaim and Miriam Goldfeder, for example, find themselves doing more with less.

— Deb Silverthorn

The Market to reopen Monday, July 20

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Owners of The Market, Jordona Kohn and Stacey Clark, breathed a sigh of relief Friday, when results of COVID-19 tests for the entire staff came back negative after a vendor last week tested positive. The restaurant will reopen Monday, July 20, for breakfast and lunch to-go and hopes to open again for dinner and “grab and go” the following week.

— Deb Silverthorn

Restaurantji reviews - The Market Local Comfort Cafe

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Frumgo - The Market Local Comfort Cafe

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The Market provides full American style breakfast, brunch and lunch along with a full-service, to go service all while keeping the food seasonal, delicious and kosher. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is relaxing. The food is always high quality and fresh.