THE FULLEST Guide to Dallas
Popularized in the 80s for its glamor and money, Dallas has continued to gain attention and is now the country’s fastest-growing metropolitan area. As it continues to expand, so does its offering — luxury boutiques and restaurants are balanced with a growing wellness scene, local shop fronts, and healthy takes on Southern comfort food. Check out our guide to some of our favorite Dallas places.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
This historic mansion has been renovated into a stunning luxury hotel and restaurant. If you love exquisite design and creature comforts, you’ll find a mix of incredible interiors and Southern hospitality here.
Built in the 1920s, the neo-Gothic landmark building at 1530 Main Street was originally the Dallas National Bank. Now fully restored, this boutique luxury hotel artfully integrates historic preservation with contemporary design — plus a bunch of cafes, restaurants, and boutiques to keep you entertained without even leaving the hotel.
Fun and historic, this is the perfect downtown stay. If you like that European estate feel with your accommodation, these spacious rooms come with 10 foot ceilings, rainfall showers, and garden terraces. Situated in bustling downtown Dallas, it’s a sanctuary in the heart of the city.
The Gem Organic Food and Juice
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, co-founder Mary Kathryn Bass turned to an anti-inflammatory diet. Realizing the power of food, she enlisted her friend Leslie Needleman to co-create The GEM, an organic juice, clean food, and plant-based store that’s been servicing Dallas for over ten years.
Tribal All Day Cafe
This cute cafe is the perfect place to get your caffeine hit and a vegan pastry or healthy breakfast burrito.
HG Sply Co.
A healthy approach to Southern comfort food, you’ll find minimally processed and perfectly portioned versions of all your favorite dishes with vegetarian and well sourced meat options.
Origin Kitchen + Bar
This restaurant offers incredibly clean menus for brunch and dinner. Every item is free of sugar, dairy, wine, gluten and unhealthy oils — meaning that everything is on the menu for all food lifestyles at this Dallas crowd pleaser.
Looking for something more fine dining on your trip to Dallas? Local is seasonally driven and works with surrounding purveyors, cheesemakers, breweries, ranchers, wineries, and farmers to create truly amazing dishes. It’s also located in Deep Ellum in the historical Boyd Hotel, landmarked as the oldest standing hotel in Dallas, and is designed by Alice Cottrell Interior Design.
Stocks & Bondy
Your one stop shop for organic bone broths, soups, and fermented veggies. Everything these ferment gurus do is SO good and creative! Some of their items are even infused with oolong or lemon lavender tea.
This cool concept cafe employs young men and women coming out of juvenile facilities. They rotate through all aspects of the restaurant, focusing on life and social skills, coaching and development — and the food is really good too!
Oasis Plant Shop
This local greenhouse merges community spirit with boutique luxury offering a special take on the usual plant nurseries. Stop by to brighten up your own living oasis.
Highland Park Village
Down for a full or half day of shopping? Head to Highland Park Village for some of Dallas’ best boutiques, apothecaries, and considered luxury stores.
Jade & Clover
This gift and plant store in Deep Ellum offers a unique variety of one-of-a-kind gifts, accessories, and a curated selection of house plants.
Sweet Ojas Ayurveda
Need some healing on your stay? This clinic was founded by Kathleen Lohr and practices traditional Ayurvedic bodywork as well as specializes in anxiety relief and strategic aging.
Misaotra Beauty Sanctuary
A holistic and professional beauty clinic that encourages radiant, healthy skin using the cleanest organic skincare available. Definitely check out Wendi’s amazing facials that combine potent plant medicine with skilled loving hands. You’ll also get to relax on their organic linens and finish your session sipping on their luminous skin tea.
Dallas Farmers Market
Nestled amongst skyscrapers, you’ll find the Dallas Farmers Market. Once a humble horse-and-wagon wholesale business, the market has grown with the city and turned into a huge hub full of farm-fresh vegetables, organic dairy, and local goods.
Breathe Meditation and Wellness
A meditation and wellness center that offers many modalities for the spiritually inclined and those just seeking for some relaxation or anxiety relief. Also, check out their amazing store that is full of healing oils, fragrances, and meditation tools.
Looking for a dose of nature? This is a beautiful walking and running trail and very popular with Dallas natives and the local dog community.
Klyde Warren Park
This city square offers a range of free programming, food trucks, and cultural activities all year round — perfect for those with kids or who love to immerse themselves in the local community.
The Dallas Arboretum
Named one of the top places to see spring flowers in the world, these botanical gardens are stunning every day of the year. If you’re fortunate enough to be there during February to April, make sure to check out their Dallas Blooms Festival or their March Food and Wine Festival.