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Phoenicia Specialty Foods

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Mediterranean, Healthy, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed September 2, 2022

I live in the area and decided to try the steak night special advertised as the best deal in town for $16.99. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. I got a lackluster salad. Then I ordered my steak medium. It...came out well done. They brought me a second steak, but it was inedible . It was so tough, I couldn’t chew and swallow a single piece of it. Probably the worst steak I have ever had. Very disappointing.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Haig T, General Manager at Phoenicia Specialty Foods, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2022

Hello, We apologize for your experience at MKT BAR. Our steak night is award winning and a great value. The quality should be up to par to provide that value. We would appreciate you writing in to askus@mktbar.com to give some more details on your...More

Reviewed August 22, 2022

I liked this supermarket, it has a wide range of products from unexpected corners of the world. It has an attractive rustic design and they sell souvenirs not normally found elsewhere. The desserts they sell look delicious

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022

Attending a nearby conference, I wanted a few items to keep in the hotel room for quick bites between meetings. This place showed up under "grocery stores" when I searched for it (and yes, it's a great place for groceries), but it's so much more....There are several deli counters, with excellent prepared food offerings, and there are tables available to dine in if desired. So glad I happened on this place!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022

The prepared deli selections are varied and excellent. Check out the wine cellar (up)stairs. Skip the restaurant if you're vegetarian. The selections there are rather taste-less.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

Wow. A fun store. Amazing specialty store with most intresting products. Beautiful displays. You want to buy everything. We bought delicious salads and cake. Wine and beer to accompany. We found a souvenir even. Make sure you go upstairs.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 25, 2022

We recently spent five days in Houston. Phoenicia was within walking distance of our hotel. The have several heat and serve meal options. They also have several hot food items (pizza, grilled cheese, soups). The grilled cheese and tomato basil soup were great. Large portion...that can easily serve two people. We also tried their empanadas, croissants, quiche, and pesto chicken salad. All of the items were very tasty. We stocked up on some staples for our hotel room (drinks, cheese, crackers, yogurt, and cereal). Prices are higher than a typical grocery store but still cheaper than a convenience store. Staff was very friendly and efficient. Beware of large lunch crowds. Lines did get long but we were able to be checked out quickly.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022

We didn't want fast food or whatever was offered at the Convention Center - Phoenicia was a lucky find! The food was great, and we came back for the large beer selection later.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2021 via mobile

Awesome grocery store. Lots of unique foods and specialty grocery items. You can get foods from around the world here at a great price. Bakery is fantastic.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 14, 2021

By far one of the best grocery stores in Houston located downtown and well worth a trip out of you neighborhood to indulge oneself! Eat and drink onsite if you wish as there’s seating and a separate bar!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed March 15, 2021 via mobile

Such a great variety of delicious selections. For me, this is a Saturday afternoon destination where I can enjoy something new at a leisurely pace.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2021

This is a specialty food store with a number of fresh food bars so you can buy food and eat it on site. You can do all your grocery shopping here, or just stop in for lunch. Either way, you'll love it. They have a...huge variety of fresh, Mediterranean inspired foods. You'll be pleasantly surprised, and have a healthy, delicious meal in a bustling, fun setting.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 14, 2020

My Spouse and I shopped here twice on our trip to downtown Houston. We were impressed with the selection of food in offer. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend food shopping here.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 14, 2020 via mobile

My spouse and I went to Phoeicia looking to purchase some food and snack for our hotel room. When we got to Phoenicia we found that it had food, wine, and a patisserie. It also had a place for us to sit and have coffee....We were very pleased with all of our purchases.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed March 31, 2020

Great shop with lovely products you cannot buy everywhere. Brands from Europe are available in this store. Friendly staf is willing to help you and the food they sell taste excellent. Can advice to go here to everybody!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020

I could easily spend all my money in here. This place is fantastic - a great array of foods. Great prices. The cheese selection is next level.

Date of visit: February 2020
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MartyMGD
November 1, 2019|
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Response from auntteam | Reviewed this property |
IF you go to the store on Westheimer between Kirkwood/Dairy Ashford there is a parking lot of ample size. If you go to the downtown store there is a parking garage off of McKinney.
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The answer is yes. There are stairs but an elevator is available. Some of the rows are narrow but you should be able to get along fine. The employees are very helpful and will assist you with anything you may need.
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Yes, Phoenicia Specialty Foods offers takeout services.

Yes, Phoenicia Specialty Foods is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Phoenicia Specialty Foods is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4