The Market, an indoor pavilion with several restaurants and shops, is a cool escape from the heat. The Shed, an outdoor open-air market, is the place to grab fresh produce and a casual bite to eat. Whether you're meeting a friend for lunch or simply need a food break from your explorations, you're bound to find your sweet spot!
For a taco treat: La Ventana
A trip to Dallas isn't complete without some tacos and La Ventana delivers. Take your pick of tacos, bowls, burritos or quesadillas with your choice of veggies and meats and don't forget the sides! Go with the queso and chips to share with the table or order the street-style elotes for yourself.
For fresh seafood: Rex's Seafood at the Market
The impressive menu tackles everything from shrimp cocktails and fried oysters to lobster rolls and ahi tuna and there's no shortage of cold beers to accompany your fresh seafood dishes. Plus, their prime location just inside the main doors to The Shed (and outdoor patio) make it the perfect spot for some people watching. Grab a stool and enjoy!
For a lunch and dessert combo: Coolhaus and Nammi
You'll find them in a back corner of The Market serving up delicious banh mi, kimchi fries and build-your-own bowls. Leave room for some ice cream at Coolhaus just next door to Nammi. The two establishments, known in Dallas for their popular food trucks, share the space at The Market to give visitors a much needed lunch-and-dessert combo.
Have some extra time? Check out Rubial's, a quirky gift shop with a focus on greenery and home goods. The air plants make for great gifts, while a locally made candle packs easily into your overnight bag (if you're in Downtown Dallas for a getaway.) Or head to The Shed where local farmers and artisans set up shop Thursday-Sunday each week to show off their best produce and creations.