The Provender Store
608 B Austin Ave.
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Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
Takeout: Yes. Catering available.
On the menu: Organic delicatessen and bakery with locally sourced foods wherever possible. Hand-cured pastrami, corned beef and chicken; homemade bread, pickles, preserves, mustards and sausage; specialty desserts.
Good to know: Menu updated every few months to reflect seasonally available produce and meats.
Restaurant origin: Owner Craig Parker came to the Waco area as a wine-making consultant, but success with his homemade jams at the Downtown Waco Farmers Market persuaded him of a need for a downtown deli. The Provender Store opened in 2013.
Guide: $ — main dishes less than $10; $$ — $10 to $20; $$$ — more than $20.