Open seven days a week with an abundance of eateries, shopping experiences and events and a fantastic view of the Dallas skyline, the Dallas Farmers Market (DFM) is your new go to for a good time. Here's what you can expect to do, eat and enjoy during your next visit.
When browsing the many food options, each turn around every corner presents new, appetizing smells. From quick snacks to full meals ranging from classic to adventurous, DFM has something for everyone.
A Full Meal
Laili, a Mediterranean shawarma bar, utilizes spices and herbs common to Silk Road trade routes to create perfectly flavored wraps, salads and bowls. Don't miss island flavors like Caribbean Cabana's jerk chicken and doubles - a fried flatbread topped with chickpea curry. For a taste of Texas, visit Beyond the Butcher which features farm-to-table meats like brats, sausages and pulled pork or build your own burger with over 1,000 combinations.
A Quick Snack
If you're looking for a quick bite, try salty, sweet or spicy gourmet popcorn from Doc Popcorn. With flavors like poppin' pizza, cookies n' cream and hoppin' jalapeno, you are sure to find a flavor to love. For healthier options, try a fresh juice, bowl or smoothie from JuiceBabe.
A Drink or Dessert
Looking to indulge in a drink or sweet treat? DFM has that covered too! At Eden Hill Vineyard, enjoy a glass or bottle of white, red or sweet wine grown and made just north of Dallas. Don't miss the happy hour deals at Rex's Seafood and Market, Taqueria La Ventana, Scardello Artisan Cheese and Nammi. Those with a sweet tooth should be sure to visit Chelles Macarons for a delicious French cookie, or for a more kid-friendly treat, check out Sno Gourmet Shaved Ice & Frozen Yogurt.
Shop For Souvenirs
The Market food hall and neighboring buildings offer a selection of boutiques and retail shops filled with gifts, home decor pieces, accessories and more.
For Your Friends
Looking for a gift? Visit Abundantly Aromatic for handmade soaps, scrubs and bath bombs to give the gift of fragrant relaxation. If you are looking for something a little quirkier, check out Bullzerk's selection of Texas-themed graphic tees, tote bags, koozies and more.
For Your Home
Simply Irresistible has decor that is just that - simply irresistible. Find unique bedding, tableware and various other homewares in a variety of aesthetics. Whether you're looking for vintage, urban, contemporary or one-of-a-kind pieces, you can find it here.
For Your Wardrobe
K.A. Collective and K.A. Classics provide high-quality pieces for all occasions from home to office to nights out. With bright pops of color and intricate embroidery, it will be hard to miss Folklore and Tradition Artisan Boutique which offers a large selection of Mexican traditional tops, dresses, handbags and accessories handmade by Mexican and Guatemalan artisans. For a simple yet striking accessory, visit Nikki Smith Designs, where you can find rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets designed to be layered or stand alone.
Weekly, Monthly and Seasonal Events
With events weekly, monthly and annually, DFM provides unique experiences you won't want to miss.
The Farmer's Market
Visit on Saturdays and Sundays to explore its namesake located in The Shed. With a wide variety of vendors, you can pick up local food items - including fresh produce, locally raised meats and farm fresh eggs - to create a true farm to table meal at home. If you don't want to cook, enjoy several prepared foods and treats including loaded fries, kombucha and baked goods. Be sure to spot unique farmers market finds like ginger beer, hot sauce, dog treats, quilts and more.
On the first Friday of each month, head downtown for First Friday + M.A.D.E (Makers, Artisans, Designers, Eats) to experience live music, a curated shopping experience and chef demonstrations. DFM is keeping the lights on late on the third Wednesday of each month for Pearl Street Eats, featuring up and coming Dallas chefs as they bring innovative flavors to local foodies. Indulge in a new selection of foods, desserts and drinks as you enjoy live music and skyline views.
DFM has several seasonal, family friendly events each year. From the end of September through the month of October, take your pick of over 25 Texas-grown pumpkin varieties to take home for a pumpkin pie or autumnal decor. In December, shop for gifts and stocking stuffers from local small businesses and artisans. During the spring, visit DFM to "Get Eggcited for Easter" with professional family photo ops and Easter goodie bags.