Will you miss Bolsa Mercado? Try this place

Roast beef sandwich at Potpourri of Silk (Photo by Kathy Tran)

Bolsa Mercado is closing its West Davis storefront at the end of August and moving into a catering only venture.

Regulars there know their baristas by name. You can make friends and business connections there. It’s a great place to work or have a meeting. Plus, they have great sandwiches and salads.

How could we ever replace that?

There’s already a restaurant in Oak Cliff that has many of those same qualities. If you love Bolsa Mercado, then you should try Potpourri of Silk at 317 N. Zang.

First, the atmosphere: Potpourri of Silk has great natural light and lots of space, including tables and couches.

It’s local, owned and operated by the Barreiro family who started it as a cake business more than 20 years ago.

It’s work-friendly; they have WiFi.

The food is amazing and affordable. Chef Andres Barreiro brines and roasts all of the restaurant’s sandwich meat — chicken, pork loin and beef. And all of the sandwiches, which cost $11, are served on house-made bread. There’s also a soup every day and decadent treats including cookies, cakes and tarts, all made in house.

Potpourri of Silk is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

It’s a tearoom, so it’s not Bolsa Mercado. But it is a darn good lunch from a local family business.


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