Live Like A Local: The Best of the Dallas Farmers Market

By Downtown Dallas, Inc.

The Dallas Farmers Market is the best spot in the city to visit if you’re looking for locally-grown produce, artisanal foods, and expertly made crafts. While you’re at it, be sure to visit The Shed, an open-air pavilion where you can shop from regional vendors who grow, raise, make, and produce food! We invite you to Live Like a Local and explore all the Dallas Farmers Market has to offer.

THE BEST SPOTS TO DINE + DRINK

8 Cloves

Visit for a delicious taste of India! They offer organic Indian cuisine with both vegan and non-vegan options. 

American Butchers

Named as The Best Butcher Shop in The Best of Big D 2018, American Butchers is a must stop if you find yourself in the DFM. Veteran owned, the husband and wife duo source their meat from Nebraska ranching and farming families. From steaks, pork chops, to lamb, their meat is always served fresh and hand-cut to your desired thickness.  

Bellatrino

Take a trip to Naples, Italy with their authentic Neapolitan pizzas! With techniques true to brick oven pizza making, they also have vegetarian and vegan-friendly options. 

Beyond The Butchers

An extension of American Butchers, Beyond the Butchers serves as a shop and a restaurant in one offering the ultimate farm and ranch to table dining experience. They specialize in comfort foods your way- also feature Burgers Beer + Brats. Oh, and did we mention you can Build Your Own Burger? 

Cajun Tailgators

Known as the “best-kept secret” at DFM, their delicious and authentic cajun cuisine is one that should not be missed when visiting. 

Chelles Macarons

This is for all the sweet tooths out there. Chelles Macarons brings a unique twist of the classic French dessert to the heart of Dallas!

Doc Popcorn

From Triple White Cheddar to Hoppin’ Jalapeño to Caramel Bliss, Doc Popcorn serves the most unique and yummy popcorn on the planet. And lucky for you, it’s available at DFM!

El Mero Mero

Known for serving the best tamales in Dallas since 1984, El Mero Mero uses only the highest quality ingredients found at DFM. Their tacos are also a must-try! 

 Hurdy Gurdy

New to the DFM, think of this place as your second home! A  welcoming place to bring friends and meet new ones. With food and drink carefully thought out to encourage sharing and conversation, you’ll feel right at home. 

Juice Babe

Being built on the concept that food is medicine, Juice Babe offers consumers a fresh new approach to “eating-good” and in turn, feeling great!

Ka-Tip

Ka-Tip Thai Street Food has one goal, and that’s to take their customers on a “Quick Trip to Thailand!” Adding a true cultural experience to the Dallas community through the cuisine, their 100% authentic thai food will have you going back for more. 

Market Provisions Co.

Find your morning coffee or everything for a farm-to-table meal. You’ll find fresh meats, produce, specialty foods and even grab-n-go food – all from local farmers and artisans! Support small businesses and check out goods from local producers and artisans. 

Nammi

A Vietnamese Fusion Truck serving up banh mi, Vietnamese tacos, and much more! Made from scratch, using the best ingredients, Nammi is a must-try.

Palmieri Cafe

Founder/Owner Corrado Palmieri, a Southern Italian from the province of Lecce, moved to Dallas from Italy with one mission: to open an Italian Coffee Shop & Bakery made from fresh, authentic & natural ingredients.

Rex’s Seafood and Market

Sourcing fresh seafood from fishermen around the globe, Rex’s serves the best seafood you’ll find at DFM!

Scardello Artisan Cheese

Embracing themselves as “Cheese Enthusiasts,” Scardello provides high-quality, cut-to-order cheese. With cheese from Texas and across the nation, Scardello is the place to visit for authentic, fresh cheese.

SNO

Serving NOLA-style shaved ice and natural syrup, SNO is the perfect place to treat yo’ self! With many flavors to choose from, SNO adds a Mexican twist to their frozen treats that you can only get at DFM.

Taqueria La Ventana

Handmade tortillas, fresh meats, and cold margaritas. What more could you ask for? This funky, fast-casual taqueria offers everyday, authentic Mexico City street food that you can’t miss out on. 

The 2nd Tap

A unique beer bar/taproom offering products from breweries locally and nationally. Instead of only serving the brewery’s new and seasonal beers, they decided to do something different and make the full lineup available on tap. 

Caribbean Cabana

Dubbed as Best Caribbean Food in The Best of Big D 2018, this is a place you do not want to miss out on. The cuisine and freshly made juices will make you feel like you’re right in Trinidad! 

PLACES TO SHOP

Abundantly Aromatic

Local and all-natural, their soaps, candles, skin & hair care products will have you coming back for more.  

Bullzerk

Dubbed as the greatest gift store for yourself, Bullzerk ranges from shirts repping Dallas Districts to celebrity wrapped vigil candles. Yup, vigil candles.  Go check it out for yourself! 

Folklore & Tradition

A beautiful selection of Mexican Traditional tops, embroidery, dresses, jewelry, handbags & accessories all 100% handmade by Mexican and Guatemalan Artisans. Oh, and don’t expect to leave without owner Mariola Cabria telling you where your piece came from and who made it! 

K.A. Classics

A combination of wearable creativity & culture, K.A. Classics is all about delivering women’s style and comfort inspired by the modern muse. The thoughtfully designed and textured rich styles for every day is made to give her all the feels at an affordable price.

Lone Chimney Mercantile

Find one-of-a-kind photography, furniture, artwork, accessories, and decor, all with a love for Dallas and a tinge of sass. Featuring over 300 bold and colorful images from Dallas, Austin, Waco, Houston, Oklahoma, and other popular hot spots!

Nikki Smith Designs

Designs that focus on quality, fun, and versatility, Nikki Smith Designs offers modern jewelry for clients that appreciate the power of accessorizing. All pieces are designed and crafted using quality materials, making it the perfect gift to yourself or others.

San Miguel’s Exporta

Discover handcrafted Mexican imports straight from San Miguel de Allende. Their high-quality tapestries, pottery, and gift items never disappoint. 

Simply Irresistible

From bedding to tableware, jewelry to ensembles, the goods are a reflection of not just what’s trending, but of what’s timeless. You’ll find seasonal decor, hand-lettered and drawn signs, greeting cards, T-shirts, and even kitchen towels from Whiski Designs.

Texas Goods Co.

With a passion for “uncommon” in decorating and style, Texas Goods Co. offers European Antiques and Rustic-Chic “Rustique” decor. You’ll find unique accent pieces, accessories, & fun gifts!

Whiski Designs

Ranging from tees, stickers, to cards, and more,  their hand-lettered and drawn designs reflect Texas culture with a side of sass and attitude!

THE MARKET & SHOPS HOURS:

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK | DAILY 10AM-7PM | SEE DIRECTORY FOR INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS HOURS

THE SHED OPEN AIR FARMERS MARKET: SATURDAYS 9AM-5PM | SUNDAYS 10AM-5PM

Don’t see your favorite place at the Dallas Farmers Market?  Let us know (info@downtowndallas.com).

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Live Like a Local: Best Patios / Rooftops in Downtown Dallas 

By Downtown Dallas, Inc. 

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Downtown Dallas is filled with exciting things to do and experience, but one of the best parts is being able to enjoy the outdoors, and more importantly, the incredible views. That’s why we created a list of our top patios and rooftops as the go-to resource for all things in and around Downtown. These spots are observing COVID-19 precautions such as cleaning and sanitizing, social distancing practices, and staff wearing masks. We invite you to Live Like a Local and take in all Downtown has to offer by exploring some of the best patios and rooftops in town. 

Dallas Farmers Market 

This artisanal vendor market has four anchor restaurants, a mixture of local specialty foods, artisanal food vendors, and seating areas both inside and out where you can grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in a view of the Dallas skyline or observing the market-goers.

https://dallasfarmersmarket.org/

Sky Blossom

This is an incredible rooftop bistro and bar in Downtown Dallas! It is unique in that it is a quick-serve establishment during the day and offers a fine dining/lounge experience by night. Take in the views from the patio, which has additional seating for those who prefer to sit outdoors. 

https://www.skyblossombistro.com/

Green Door Public House 

This is the only free standing restaurant in the Farmer’s Market, conveniently located a few short blocks from the heart of Downtown and Deep Ellum, and highlighted by a 1,200 sq. ft. shaded patio with great views of Downtown! 

http://greendoordallas.com/

Jaxon

Enjoy elevated classic Southern dishes inspired by Texas cuisine and one of their 40 in-house tap beers with your meal, while sitting 6ft apart from others on Jaxon’s incredible patio! 

https://jaxonbeergarden.com/

Waterproof

This is one of Downtown Dallas’ most unique spots. During the day enjoy a meal on the patio or poolside, but as the sun goes down, exchange swimsuits for your trendy attire and enjoy the energetic nightlife experience!

https://www.waterproofdallas.com/ 

Royal Blue Grocery / Dallas Arts District

Royal Blue is an urban market with a cute outdoor seating area. From coffee and freshly prepared grab-and-go offerings, to conventional grocery and convenience items, Royal Blue Grocery is your one-stop-shop and a great place to grab a quick bite to enjoy on their outdoor patio.

https://www.royalbluegrocery.com/locations/dallas-arts-district

3 Eleven Kitchen and Cocktails

Farm-to-table is what 3 Eleven Kitchen does best. Located in the West End district, it has a great vibe and plenty of wonderful cocktail selections. The contemporary American restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating, serving brunch, lunch, and dinner.

https://3elevendallas.com/

Harwood Tavern

Walk down South Harwood street and you will notice a blue lit tree pinpointing this moody gastropub. With patio seating to lay back and sip on the beautifully crafted cocktails, this is the perfect spot for a karaoke night. 

http://harwoodtaverndallas.com/

CBD Provisions

Cocktails, food, and an incredible view. CBD has now opened their private terrace at the Joule to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 5-10 p.m. Enjoy rooftop views of Main Street while still social distancing between you and the next table.

http://cbdprovisions.com/

Queso Beso

This Tex-Mex restaurant is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner. The colorful layout includes a ground floor, glass-enclosed patio with TVs, a private event space, and open-air terrace upstairs. You’ll show up for the queso and stay for the drinks! 

http://quesobeso.com/

Frankie’s Downtown

This two-story sports bar offers upmarket pub grub, happy hours, numerous craft beers on tap, and many TVs. Come hang out on their patio to enjoy some delicious food and great drink options! They also have happy hours every Tuesday… how could you resist?!

https://frankiesbar.com/

Don’t see your favorite place to enjoy a nice outdoor meal?  Let us know (info@downtowndallas.com).

Surrounding Dallas neighborhoods for more options – 

For a full list of Downtown patios and rooftops, visit our website.

Live Like a Local: Best Pizza in Downtown Dallas

By Downtown Dallas, Inc. 
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Downtown Dallas is full of great restaurants, coffee shops, places to satisfy your sweet tooth, and so much more! Navigating the city and finding the best stops can be overwhelming, so we created a list of our all-time favorites to provide you with a go-to resource for all things in and around Downtown. We hope to give you the experience of Living Like a Local as you explore some of our favorite local pizza restaurants in Downtown. 

Partenope 

This is Dallas’s very first authentic Southern Italian restaurant, and it definitely lives up to the hype! It is well worth the trip for the delicious bites, chic vibe, and smiling service. There is no question that their award-winning Neapolitan style pies deserve the recognition. Make a reservation or stop by to dine in, or enjoy it from your home with takeout and delivery options!

https://www.partenopedallas.com/

400 Gradi

Serves award-winning, traditional Italian cuisine that is locally sourced with specialty items imported from Italy. You can indulge in their phenomenal thin crust pizza for lunch or dinner seven days a week or stop by for late-night drinks on Fridays and Saturdays. Options to dine in or takeout are both available!

https://400gradi.com/

Bella Trino

This pizzeria is a must-eat spot located at the Dallas Farmers Market! With their fresh ingredients, great crust, and selection of toppings, this is a stop you won’t want to miss. Dining in is not available, but you can grab it and go or there are a number of delivery options to choose from, such as DoorDash, UberEats, etc.

https://www.bellatrinopizzeria.com/

Carmine’s

This well-known pizzeria is located in the heart of Downtown Dallas. They serve a wide variety of authentic New York-style food items on their menu. They are known to have “The best New York Pizza in North Texas”, so don’t miss out on this delicious and affordable dining experience! Available for dining in, takeout, and delivery.

https://www.carminespizzadallas.com/

SFERECO

This newly opened restaurant is located in the Statler Hotel in Downtown. Be one of the first to try out this tasty Italian restaurant with a great environment. Walk in or make a reservation to enjoy some great pizza that can even have a healthy twist by substituting cauliflower crust! Delivery and pickup options are available as well.

https://sfereco.com/

Ravenna

Located in the Main Street District, this modern Italian restaurant serves a range of classic entrees from their award-winning menu, plus pizza by the slice & cocktails.  They are now open for dine-in seating and available on DoorDash. 

https://www.ravennadallas.com/

Porta Di Roma

Their authentic Italian cuisine will make you feel like you’re in Rome! Ranked 3rd for the “Best Italian Restaurants” in Downtown Dallas, Porta Di Roma’s menu features award-winning pizzas and more. Visit and dine in or pick up an order. Also available on Postmates and DoorDash. 

https://portadiromarestaurant.com/ 

Campisi’s

This long-standing family-owned chain is located right in the heart of Downtown on Elm St. Campisi’s Restaurants has been serving iconic, award-winning pizzas and family Italian dishes since 1946. All locations are now open at 50% capacity for in-restaurant dining and will accept online and phone reservations!

https://www.campisis.us/

Don’t see your favorite stop for some great pizza?  Let us know (info@downtowndallas.com).

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For a full list of Downtown pizza restaurants, visit our website.

Live Like a Local: Best Coffee Shops in Downtown Dallas

By Downtown Dallas, Inc.

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Downtown Dallas has so much to see and do that it can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we created a list of our faves as the go-to resource for all things in and around Downtown. We invite you to Live Like a Local and explore some of our favorite local coffee shops in Downtown. 

 

Ascension 

Open for breakfast, lunch, & dinner, grab your cup of joe any time of the day. Order online to go or visit the Elm St. location. 

https://ascensiondallas.com/

 

Commissary 

We love this place a latte! Order for takeout or delivery via DoorDash, UberEats, and Grubhub. Live within eight miles? Commissary will come straight to you! (No delivery fee, $35 order minimum.) 

https://www.commissarydallas.com/

 

Flying Horse Cafe

Dallas’ best-kept secret. Located in The Magnolia Hotel, visit one of the most historic buildings in Downtown and enjoy a variety of coffee selections with an array of artwork featured from local artists. 

http://www.flyinghorsecafe.com/

 

Kokopelli 

This isn’t your typical coffee shop. Located in the West End, you can treat yourself to candy, pastries, and more! Then, top it off with some of their delicious coffee. 

https://www.facebook.com/kokopellisweetsinwestend/

 

Otto’s Coffee and Fine Foods

Located in The Adolphus Hotel, Otto’s is an upscale Viennese-style café serving local Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters brew. Hang out inside or head to the grab-and-go service window on Commerce Street. 

https://www.adolphus.com/restaurants-bars/ottos-coffee-and-fine-foods/

 

Overeasy 

Stop by The Statler and grab an espresso to go or chill out in the lobby co-working spaces and enjoy free WiFi. 

View the full menu here: 

https://www.overeasydallas.com/ 

 

Palmieri

Fresh, authentic, & natural. They make everything from scratch! Order online for takeout or curbside delivery. 

https://www.palmiericafe.com/

 

Royal Blue Grocery 

If you find yourself wandering around the Main Street District, be sure to check out Royal Blue Grocery for a quick pick me up and pair it with a delicious pastry!

https://www.royalbluegrocery.com/

 

Weekend Coffee 

Take a trip to The Joule and pair great coffee with a playful atmosphere. Now open for takeout seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

http://ahhweekend.com/

 

Don’t see your favorite coffee shop?  Let us know (info@downtowndallas.com).

 

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For a full list of Downtown coffee shops, visit our website.

Downtown Dallas Spotlight – Need To Wine Down A Bit? We found Six Local Spots Offering Wine Specials.

Working from home can be stressful. These Downtown businesses know exactly what you need.

By Downtown Dallas, Inc.

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Find yourself feeling a bit stressed after that long workday? Leave it up to these local restaurants to come to the rescue. Stop by – or get delivery – and get your weekly pick-me-up because wine not? 

Jaxon Beer Garden

Enjoy ½ price bottles every Wednesday for #WineWednesday. Just call 214-838-1422 to order for pick up or if you’re feeling like getting out of the house, they have reopened at 25% capacity.

https://jaxonbeergarden.com/

Campisi’s

Pair your favorite pizza or pasta with some vino! Campisi’s is offering 50% off ALL bottles of wine! Beer and wine are available for delivery, pickup, and curbside with the purchase of any food item. Check the menu for their full selection.

https://www.campisis.us/menu/

Commissary

Visit Commissary located on Main Street for their biggest wine sale yet. Their cellar reserves are now at a special price (limited quantities). Visit their site for the full list. Available for take-out, curbside pick up, and delivery within an eight-mile radius. Also available via DoorDash, UberEats, and Grubhub. For the most menu options, call directly at 214.827.2927 to place your order. 

https://www.commissarydallas.com/

Tower Club

Are you a Tower Club member? Don’t miss out on your chance to receive 50% off a bottle of wine! Place your order within the building or pick up curbside at valet on Pacific Ave. 

Cafe Izmir

Join Cafe Izmir for happy hour! On Mondays, enjoy half-price wines to go.  On Wednesdays, there are discounted tapas, wine, and sangria. Order for take-out or curbside pick up. Call (469) 998-0123 to order.

Ascension

Looking to fill your mimosa craving? Ascension is now offering $10 mimosas and 50% off wine! Order for take-out or delivery. Call (469) 899-6566 or order online.

https://ascensiondallas.com/

Other great spots with specials

Checkered Past Winery

All Wine is 40% off and 50% off the listed price of 6 Bottles or more!!! Available for wine delivery in Dallas County or call 214.242.0411 to order.

https://www.checkeredpastwinery.com/home

Don’t see your favorite wine special?  Let us know (info@downtowndallas.com).

Surrounding Dallas neighborhoods for more options – 

For a full list of Downtown restaurants offering wine specials, visit our interactive map. And for options located within Downtown’s connected neighborhoods and beyond, be sure to check out a compiled list VisitDallas has provided here:  https://www.visitdallas.com/about/media-room/statements/covid-19/restaurant-updates.html

Looking for places that offer alcohol delivery? Do214 compiled a list to help you stock up & replenish that emergency stash with a call or click! Check it out here: https://do214.com/alcohol-delivery-in-dfw/venues