The Dallas Farmers Market has been around since 1941 and has prevailed as a staple in our community since then. There are over 12 restaurants inside the market and over 20 vendors outside who sell fresh produce, baked goods, clothing and other local-made products. Also, as we enter the fall season, “The Shed” (outdoor section of the market) has a pumpkin patch with 25 different varieties of pumpkins! Talk about a one-stop destination!
The Farmers Market is the absolute most perfect fall activity for a Saturday or Sunday around lunchtime with friends. Walk around, shop, eat and enjoy this beautiful weather at the heart of downtown!
Here are my recommendations:
- The Market is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 7 pm. The outdoor section is ONLY open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9-5 pm and 10-5 pm. This is why I recommend going on the weekend to get the full experience!
- The perfect time to go is around 2 pm. This will give you plenty of time to walk around the entire area while missing the 12 o’clock lunchtime rush hour.
- Divide and conquer! Bring a hungry group of friends so you can try as many of the restaurants as possible.
- Surrounding the farmers market are multiple plant stores. So, if you have a green thumb, definitely visit them!
Here are my top picks
- Start with a charcuterie board from Scardello Artisan Cheese. We chose the largest option available and added prosciutto.
- Pepperoni pizza from Bellatrino.
- Al Pastor tacos from Taqueria La Ventana. Their queso is also phenomenal!
- Shrimp Alfredo and jalapeno crab bisque from Rex’s Seafood Market. I have also tried their oysters, seafood nachos and hush puppies- all so good!
- Cheese ravioli from Bellatrino.
- Finish with vanilla sprinkle cake pops from Cupcake & Co. There was also a red velvet cake pop option and a ton of delicious-looking muffins and cupcakes.
Take a break from your typical Saturday/Sunday brunch spots and visit the Dallas Farmer’s Market for amazing food, pumpkin picking and local shopping!