Penelope's Guide to Dallas

Michael
Penelope's Guide to Dallas

Coffee

Houndstooth is an outstanding craft coffee shop. It's just a short walk away. We recommend the pour overs and the mocha.
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Houndstooth Coffee
1878 Sylvan Ave
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Houndstooth is an outstanding craft coffee shop. It's just a short walk away. We recommend the pour overs and the mocha.
Union is our favorite coffee shop in Dallas. In addition to amazing coffee, they have a great outdoor patio and lawn for stellar seating in the pandemic (pictures were pre-pandemic). They brew Onyx coffee which is easily some of the best in the country and host periodic events.
Union
3705 Cedar Springs Road
Union is our favorite coffee shop in Dallas. In addition to amazing coffee, they have a great outdoor patio and lawn for stellar seating in the pandemic (pictures were pre-pandemic). They brew Onyx coffee which is easily some of the best in the country and host periodic events.
A new local coffee shop that you can walk to in a half hour. It's not big, but their rotating local roasters are all incredible and the baristas are well-trained to deliver a great coffee experience.
Wayward Coffee Co
1318 West Davis Street
A new local coffee shop that you can walk to in a half hour. It's not big, but their rotating local roasters are all incredible and the baristas are well-trained to deliver a great coffee experience.

Vegetarian Restaurants

Tribal has quickly become a local vegetarian favorite that omnivores loves as well. They have perfectly balanced meals and sit in the heart of nearby Bishop Arts.
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Tribal All Day Cafe
263 N Bishop Ave
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Tribal has quickly become a local vegetarian favorite that omnivores loves as well. They have perfectly balanced meals and sit in the heart of nearby Bishop Arts.
The Spiral Diner is known as one of *the first* Dallas Vegetarian / Vegan institutions and it's right around the corner by Methodist Hospital.
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Spiral Diner & Bakery
1101 North Beckley Avenue
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The Spiral Diner is known as one of *the first* Dallas Vegetarian / Vegan institutions and it's right around the corner by Methodist Hospital.

Neighborhoods

You can walk here in a half hour or drive here in ten minutes. The Bishop Arts District is full of fun shops, restaurants and murals to find. The whole neighborhood is instagram-worthy.
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Bishop Arts District
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You can walk here in a half hour or drive here in ten minutes. The Bishop Arts District is full of fun shops, restaurants and murals to find. The whole neighborhood is instagram-worthy.
Deep Ellum is one of Dallas' most eclectic neighborhood full of shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and more. Pecan Lodge is where it's at for some of Dallas' best BBQ and Cane Rosso is a hit for super tasty, fancy pizza.
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Deep Ellum
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Deep Ellum is one of Dallas' most eclectic neighborhood full of shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and more. Pecan Lodge is where it's at for some of Dallas' best BBQ and Cane Rosso is a hit for super tasty, fancy pizza.
Sometimes called 'the gayborhood,' Oak Lawn and its Cedar Springs strip have been a long-time sanctuary and party place for Dallasites on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. There's never a dull night at Roundup Saloon or JR's and the pizza at Italia Express is a great way to end your night.
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Oak Lawn
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Sometimes called 'the gayborhood,' Oak Lawn and its Cedar Springs strip have been a long-time sanctuary and party place for Dallasites on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. There's never a dull night at Roundup Saloon or JR's and the pizza at Italia Express is a great way to end your night.
With theatre and museums galore, the Dallas Arts District is the largest continuous arts district in the United States. Its Klyde-Warren Park is a must-see destination in the city.
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Arts District
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With theatre and museums galore, the Dallas Arts District is the largest continuous arts district in the United States. Its Klyde-Warren Park is a must-see destination in the city.

Food scene

Grab a sweet or savory crepe from this authentic Creperie run by French Dallasites. It's an easy walk to enjoy!
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Whisk Crepes Cafe
1888 Sylvan Ave
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Grab a sweet or savory crepe from this authentic Creperie run by French Dallasites. It's an easy walk to enjoy!
You are walking distance from one of the best Ramen places in Texas. (Okay...it's not Tokyo, but we're still proud and love to eat here whenever we can).
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TEN Ramen
1888 Sylvan Avenue
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You are walking distance from one of the best Ramen places in Texas. (Okay...it's not Tokyo, but we're still proud and love to eat here whenever we can).
If you aren't from Texas then you need to eat BBQ while you are here. Lockhart delivers some of Dallas' absolute best. We recommend the brisket (because this is Texas, after all) and whatever they have as the special of the day.
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Lockhart Smokehouse BBQ
400 West Davis Street
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If you aren't from Texas then you need to eat BBQ while you are here. Lockhart delivers some of Dallas' absolute best. We recommend the brisket (because this is Texas, after all) and whatever they have as the special of the day.
Walk around the Farmer's Market on a weekend to experience fresh produce, explore crafty shops and enjoy a beautiful day.
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Dallas Farmers Market
920 South Harwood Street
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Walk around the Farmer's Market on a weekend to experience fresh produce, explore crafty shops and enjoy a beautiful day.
Let's be clear: this is a fratty, dive bar. That said, they've got an outdoor patio and THE BEST WINGS as well as THE BEST CHEESE FRIES in the city of Dallas. Their fried pickles are good as well as a reasonable list of beer on tap. Skip the pizza.
Barley House
5612 SMU Boulevard
Let's be clear: this is a fratty, dive bar. That said, they've got an outdoor patio and THE BEST WINGS as well as THE BEST CHEESE FRIES in the city of Dallas. Their fried pickles are good as well as a reasonable list of beer on tap. Skip the pizza.
Fuel City has the best gas station tacos in Dallas. I know that sounds weird, but it's kind of a thing. They're super inexpensive and hella tasty.
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Fuel City
801 S Riverfront Blvd
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Fuel City has the best gas station tacos in Dallas. I know that sounds weird, but it's kind of a thing. They're super inexpensive and hella tasty.
If you've ever wanted to explore the creative world of what can happen when you put cheese between two pieces of bread--this is the place to go. Kids and grownups love this local eatery full of comfort food.
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Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. (Bishop Arts)
310 W 7th St
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If you've ever wanted to explore the creative world of what can happen when you put cheese between two pieces of bread--this is the place to go. Kids and grownups love this local eatery full of comfort food.

Dessert

They have mastered the art of Macarons. That's no small feat.
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JOY Macarons
839 W Davis St
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They have mastered the art of Macarons. That's no small feat.
Amazing locally crafted ice cream for tasty treats on a hot Texas day. Their flavors change regularly.
MELT Ice Creams
405 North Bishop Avenue
Amazing locally crafted ice cream for tasty treats on a hot Texas day. Their flavors change regularly.
Local chocolatier Katherine will blow your mind with her brilliantly crafted chocolates. Make sure to stop in while walking around Bishop Arts to grab some free samples but you won't likely resist bringing some home.
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Dude, Sweet Chocolate
408 West Eighth Street
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Local chocolatier Katherine will blow your mind with her brilliantly crafted chocolates. Make sure to stop in while walking around Bishop Arts to grab some free samples but you won't likely resist bringing some home.
Emporium Pies is a Dallas standard for anyone who loves pie. Of course you love pie. You'll love Emporium Pies.
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Emporium Pies
314 North Bishop Avenue
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Emporium Pies is a Dallas standard for anyone who loves pie. Of course you love pie. You'll love Emporium Pies.

Convenience

If you need something nearby, this is the bougiest 7-Eleven on the planet. They've got a surprisingly good selection of beer to go with a wide variety of slurpees and snacks.
7-Eleven
1805 Sylvan Avenue
If you need something nearby, this is the bougiest 7-Eleven on the planet. They've got a surprisingly good selection of beer to go with a wide variety of slurpees and snacks.
It's only a 5-10 minute walk or a super short drive if you want groceries or produce. it gives off Trader Joe's vibes but more local.
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Cox Farms Market - Dallas
778 Fort Worth Avenue
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It's only a 5-10 minute walk or a super short drive if you want groceries or produce. it gives off Trader Joe's vibes but more local.

Sightseeing

This is our favorite place to walk. Travel west to the Kessler Steps, Tennis Courts, and beautiful views of downtown from Stevens Golf Course. Travel East to a trail (turn left at the giant sinkhole...can't miss it) that will take you to the spillway for breathtaking views of Dallas.
Coombs Creek Trail
This is our favorite place to walk. Travel west to the Kessler Steps, Tennis Courts, and beautiful views of downtown from Stevens Golf Course. Travel East to a trail (turn left at the giant sinkhole...can't miss it) that will take you to the spillway for breathtaking views of Dallas.