September 22, 2022

Flying into Dallas, Texas and wondering where to go first? Our Dallas Next Gen'er got it all handled! Check out the fun, unique places they recommended as a city guide to Dallas. Let's do this!


Next Gen'er Emily Hwang from Dallas, TX

“Shop: Highland Park Village Great outdoor shopping center that has a unique Mediterranean Spanish Style development dating back to 1931. Has great boutique shops within a distinct architectural style.

Instagram: @hp_village

Restaurant: Velvet Taco Hands down best local Dallas taco place in town! Artisanal made to order with new menu items with great flavor pairings.

Instagram: @velvettaco

Coffee Shop: LaLaLand Kind Café Great local spot with a great cause and message- “To Normalize Kindness”

Instagram: @lalalandkindcafe

Design Spot: Virgin Hotel Dallas Great new posh swanky style hotel that has a fun eclectic vibe both interior and exterior design! Great place to grab cocktails with friends at their Pool Deck Lounge or Commons Club restaurant on ground level.”

Instagram: @virginhotelsdal

Next Gen'er Rachel Hunt from Dallas, TX

“Shop: Lula B’s – it’s an amazing store with furniture, décor, clothing and other items from the past. There’s a heavy emphasis on mid-century modern and I spend way too much time in there.

Coffee Shop: State Street Coffee – this was the first place I went when I moved to Dallas.Amazing coffee, the best breakfast tacos in town, and great people. It also turns into a beer & wine bar in the afternoon.

Instagram: @statestreetcoffee

Restaurant: Malai Kitchen – this place has the best Thai & Vietnamese food. Their green pot curry is out of this world.

Instagram: @malaikitchen

Design Spot: The Design District – this part of town not only houses a lot of the showrooms, but is filled with specialty shops, antique stores and breweries.”

Instagram: @ddesigndistrict

Next Gen'er Sarah Bay from Dallas, TX

Shop: Northpark Center has a lot of great stores as well as a pretty incredible 20th and 21st century art exhibit. I think most people don’t realize that the art and sculpture throughout the center is a well curated art collection. I also love all the fun little shops of the Bishop Arts District.

Instagram: @northparkcenter

Restaurant: This is a hard one, there are so many great restaurants in Dallas! I really like the Hudson House which has a New England vibe to the décor and is known for martini happy hours and their oysters. I would also make a shout out to Xamen Cafe. It's a coffee shop in the front with a cool, quirky little restaurant in the back that has awesome central Mexican food.

Instagram: @thehudsonhouse

Coffee Shop: I like the White Rhino in Uptown. They converted an old house into the shop and it has a great downstairs and upstairs patio.

Instagram: @whiterhinocoffee

Design Spot: Can't go wrong with the Design District. It has so many showrooms from manufacturers I use on my projects. For inspiration of where cool tech meets design I would recommend visiting the AT&T Discovery District!

Instagram: @attdiscoverydistrict

See you on our next trip to Dallas!