Trades Delicatessen | Oak Cliff/South Dallas | Deli | Restaurant
Turkey Melt
Lauren Drewes Daniels
Turkey Melt

Trades Delicatessen

Bagel and schmear
Lauren Drewes Daniels
The owners of Oddfellows in Oak Cliff's' Bishop Arts District have expanded their gastronomical reach with a European-style delicatessen, called Trades.

Trades is a morning-through-lunchtime affair. There's a full, open kitchen toward the back, and a coffee bar and bagel wall upfront.

We went for lunch and started with an Italian sandwich ($14), which we can't stop thinking about a week later. A crunchy and airy French baguette is full-term with mortadella, soppressata, pepperoni, provolone, finely shredded lettuce, thin slivers of onions, tomato, pepperoni, olive oil, red wine vinegar and mayo. A crisp crust leads easily to a soft inner bread and then a mouthful of meat and cheese. It's romance in sandwich form.

We also tried the turkey melt, which was equally memorable. The seemingly humble little sandwich was oozing with Swiss cheese and stacked with warm turkey. Grilled onions add a warm layer of umami to the mix along with bright tomatoes and honey mustard.

Deli sides are plentiful: potato salad, pasta salad, broccoli salad, tuna, chicken, egg and caprese.