Celebrate mom with an adventure in every corner of Dallas.
Posted on May 10, 2017
Mother's Day is May 14 and it's time to start planning! Treat mom to a day of shopping, make reservations for lunch or spend the day exploring a favorite Dallas neighborhood. And hop on any of the DART transportation options like D-Link or the Dallas Streetcar for easy travel around the city.
Spend the day at Bishop Arts
The Bishop Arts District is a one-stop shop for mom to spend the entire day. Start with shopping at the plethora of boutiques. You'll find trendy clothes, Texas-inspired home goods and clever, unique antiques and gifts – Mom is in for a treat!
Next, stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants offered here. For a taste of southern fare, Hattie's is a popular brunch choice, so make your reservations now. Try their famous tomato bisque to start and the buttermilk fried chicken or pecan-crusted catfish for your entrée. If you're craving barbecue, Lockhart Smokehouse is a must-try. Take your pick on the brisket, ribs, pork chops or sausage (or try one of each!) and order a couple sides like the mac n' cheese or smoke baked beans to pair with your meal.
Explore the Dallas Farmer's Market
Check out the Farmer's Market for a fun afternoon in Downtown Dallas. The Shed, the outdoor portion of the market, lets you shop for local, fresh ingredients from seasonal produce to meats and cheese, and it's open every weekend.
The Market is a popular spot for lunch, so be sure to stop by after shopping at The Shed. Try La Ventana for authentic Mexican eats (the street tacos and quesadillas are standouts.) The churros are too good to pass up, so order a few to go. Cajun Tailgators is the spot for Cajun cuisine with fresh gumbo and jambalaya, and shrimp or crab Po'boys. Order the bread pudding or a couple beignets for dessert to finish off the meal.
Don't leave without shopping for the best Dallas swag at Bullzerk. The graphic tees keep it light hearted with humorous phrases like "Keep Dallas Better than Austin" and "Don't Uptown my Deep Ellum." If Mom loves a little tongue-in-cheek humor, these shirts are the perfect gift for her!
Dine at Trinity Groves
No matter what sort of food Mom is into, Trinity Groves has something for her. There's seafood at Amberjax, tasty Italian at Saint Rocco's and even Tex-Mex, barbecue and vegan options too. Stop for dessert at Kate Weiser Chocolate for hand-painted candies that are almost too pretty to eat. Or have a slice of your favorite cake at Cake Bar (you can order by the slice or take a whole cake home.)
Walk it all off with a stroll on the bridge, where you'll catch a fantastic view of the Dallas skyline in the background, making for an awesome family photo with Mom right in the middle.