New Turkish spot, Bakkal International Foods and Grill, debuts in Southside Estates

Photo: Don R./Yelp

Hungry? A new neighborhood Turkish spot has you covered. The newcomer to Southside Estates, called Bakkal International Foods and Grill, is located at 10095 Beach Blvd., Suite 650.

Bakkal International Foods and Grill is both a grocery store and cafe, offering everything from antep-style baklava to gozleme (Turkish flatbread) to kebabs.

Also, try the gyros or chicken and kifta kebab, which comes with rice and a side salad. If you want to bring a taste of international cuisine home, grab Turkish breads and cheeses, Indian eggplant, Lebanese olive oil, spices and more in the grocery section. 

With a five-star rating out of four reviews on Yelp so far, Bakkal International Foods and Grill has already made a good impression.

Ava J., who reviewed the new spot on Feb. 21, wrote, "Was over the moon with the quality of the good, as good as any in Izmir, Ankara or Istanbul! Perfectly seasoned and prepared to perfection kebabs, and I had my favorite, Iskender kebap. The great store was a bonus. I picked up a lot of my favorite Turkish goat cheeses, cheese borek and Turkish pepper paste. We will return often!"

Yelper Ali A. added, “Wow! This place has great food. I had lahmacun (Turkish pizza) and baklava. Amazing food and service!”

Intrigued? Stop in to try it for yourself. Bakkal International Foods and Grill is open from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Monday–Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday.

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