Just a short drive from Fair Park is Kalachandji's, Dallas' longest serving vegetarian restaurant, located inside the Hare Krishna Temple. Lunch and dinner buffets feature an array of Indian flavors. Enjoy your meal at one of the tables in the beautiful enclosed courtyard and be sure to check out their hall of fame as you leave.
Make a morning stop for creative and unique donut creations at Hypnotic Donuts. With a wide variety of choices, it's hard to resist just one, so be sure to try some local favorites like the Evil Elvis, Snickerdoodle and The Duke.
Located across the street from the Dallas Arboretum, this rustic-style smokehouse features tasty barbecue meats, salads, sandwiches and more. Start with the brisket queso and go for the smoked meats with the house-made sausage, pulled pork or ribs.
Check out the innovative concept at Dugg Burger, where they dig out the top bun, making plenty of room for all the delicious toppings of your choice. Add an Oreo milkshake or bread pudding to complete your meal.
Cultivar Coffee Bar & Roaster
Get your morning (or afternoon) coffee fix at Cultivar Coffee. This East Dallas coffee bar features fresh-roasted coffees, espresso drinks and tasty pastries that are made locally.
Go for Italian at one of the best neighborhood restaurants in Dallas. Serving up Italian favorites like chicken parmesan, baked lasagna and pizza, Alfonso's won't disappoint. And save room for dessert with a slice of Italian cream pie or cheesecake.
Tacos La Banqueta
This cheap taco joint is one of the best spots in East Dallas for street tacos. Try the lengua or pastor for lunch, or go for the breakfast tacos stuffed with potato, egg and bacon.
Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House
Check out Goodfriend Burger for tasty burger creations to enjoy on the casual outdoor patio. The impressive beer garden make this spot one-of-a-kind with its myriad selections of local and craft beers.
Jimmy's Food Store
Jimmy's Food Store is both a market and restaurant, offering delicious Italian meats, cheese and specialty sandwiches made fresh daily. It's a one-stop-shop to grab your meats, stop for lunch and pick our your favorite bottle of wine.
This beautiful bar takes you back to the 70s, with its cool, eccentric vibe that make it unique to Dallas. This hidden gem offers specialty cocktails and craft beers, as well as a full dining menu with small bites, entrees and dessert.
The wood-fire, pizzas are made to order and topped with tasty toppings like pepperoni, sausage and hot soppressata. Finish it with a savory dessert – the s'mores calzone is a must-try.
Restaurant Degolyer – Dallas Arboretum
Located on the grounds of the Dallas Arboretum, Restaurant Degolyer is a great spot to stop for lunch after exploring the gardens. The restaurant is open from 11am - 3pm daily, and offers a classic menu of soups, salads and sandwiches.
Urban Vines Wine Bistro
This wine bar features boasts an extensive wine selection that you can order by the glass or bottle. Pair your favorite wine with a cheese plate or flatbread pizza to sip on and snack all night long.