It’s fitting that a city as geographically large as Dallas has a market and eatery that claims a whole large continent as its inspiration; their “About Us” blurb states on their website states, “As a market, we operate within the African Food and Grocery space, offering produce and the best-branded products from across the African regions.”
This location, named for the Aso Rock formation in Nigeria, offers not only dry good groceries such as spices (asiko thyme), oils (akabanga chili oil), and grains (akanozo amasaka flour), but also has a fresh meat section, produce and a sizable frozen area of prepared food and/or perishables. They also have several varieties of bottled beverages, including their own branded natural spring water and sorrel juice. While not overly large at about three aisles of Afrocentric products, it offers a lot more than the local international aisle at our local national chain grocery store, where, at best, if we’re lucky there might be half of one shelf offering anything comparable to what Aso Rock Market has in plentiful amounts.
This location also has a kitchen and provides daily prepared food presented cafeteria-style at a hot bar, which they refer to as “the joint." All the varieties offered at the joint can be a bit overwhelming to those not familiar with African cuisine, but the staff is helpful by answering questions.
- Price: $$
- Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday - Saturday; 11 a..m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
- Alcohol: No Alcohol
- Parking: Free