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The Express Grocery and Deli - Closed

1619 Fannin
Houston, TX 77002
The Express Grocery and Deli +

Jeff Balke


  • Sun 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat 8am-9pm
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Good-natured proprietor Mike Baba presides over a rich array of customers in this longtime fixture at the southeast end of downtown. The small grocery, grill and deli that he and his family operate is a corner business in the Houston House apartments - and a cornerstone for a legion of loyal patrons. More than mere foodstuffs - great burgers, sandwiches and the like - are served up in this place. Regulars find themselves developing strange appetites for the other offerings dispensed: news and gossip, helpful advice, humor from the give-and-take of customers and staff, mutual respect and heartfelt first-name interest in the lives that intersect here, however briefly.
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