Sometimes, you think you’ve discovered that hidden gem of a restaurant. That place that is so hidden, and so delicious you plan to make sure everyone working knows your name and very soon, your order. A few years ago, Deru Market felt like that for us. It’s tucked between warehouses in NorKirk and happily one block from Kyle’s office. But something this good could only be a secret for so long. If you go now, I assure you, you will drive around looking for parking. There might be a wait. And no, they don’t take reservations. And yet, it’s still so worth it.
It’s my go-to spot for a lunch date and the best is when a friend hasn’t found their way into Deru yet. I love their shock at the beautifully curated space and the cakes that look to be about 100 lbs. each (order the chocolate peanut-butter. you’ll thank me.)
Kyle loves to try whatever the special of the day happens to be but the smoked turkey sandwich has my heart forever. Between that and the house made chocolate mocha served in a bowl, it’s literally the stuff my food loving dreams are made of.