Dallas Visitors Guide to the Best Shopping
Break out your wallets — we've plotted three days of retail bliss. Go ahead, you deserve it.
DAY THREE: FUNKY OAK CLIFF
If you’re the carnivorous sort, go to Smoke. You can’t miss the meaty entrees, like brisket hash with pearl onions or biscuits and gravy flavored with spicy sausage. If you’re a plant nibbler, Spiral Diner will blow your mind. Every dish is 100 percent vegan and 100 percent delicious. (Even for meat eaters.)
Early Bird Shopping:
Pop in at Bishop Street Market. This gift shop’s full of bath and body lines, funky dining ware, and locally designed handbags. A wall of handpicked greeting cards boasts some of the funniest messages we’ve ever seen. Visit Green Pet to bring home some eco-friendly gear for your beloved puppies and Make Shop & Studio for one-of-a-kind finds from Texas jewelry designers, artists, and craft makers. If you’re thirsty, stop in at the Soda Gallery for one of the 200 types of sodas carried or a mix-and-match six-pack.
Lunchtime: When you’re ready to refuel, hit up El Si Hay, a taqueria on Davis Street. Grab a couple to-go tacos and prepare for the next round of shopping.
Shopping, Continued: With tacos in your belly, you’re ready to take on the vintage stores in the area. We love Zola’s Everyday Vintage, but you can pop into any store you see. They’re all full of funky stuff.
Naptime: Your feet are tired, and you smell like mothballs, so head over to Sweet200, a salon full of tattooed stylists with neon hair. Spruce up with some faux lashes, a blowout, or a massage.
Ring the Dinner Bell:
When you’re ready for dinner, you’re ready for Bolsa. Order a Passion Whiskey Fizz infused with habanero to soothe your spicy side, a bruschetta sampler, and the Twig & Branch flatbread, which comes topped with arugula, goat cheese, and roasted grapes.
Ready for a nightcap? Head to BarBelmont at the Belmont Hotel for a mojito and the best view of the Dallas skyline.
Looking for even more options in the Dallas area, check out our shopping guide.