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This is the 3rd part of my Dallas travel guide! If you haven’t checked out my downtown Dallas guide, click here to read! The second post is for you art lovers, I’ve shared places to see art exhibitions in Dallas. This post is the finale, which includes where to shop, where to eat (healthy), and where to relax and stroll around in Dallas! Hope you enjoy my Dallas travel guide! So let’s begin!
1. Sixty Vines
Located in uptown Dallas, in Hotel Crescent Court, Sixty Vines is a perfect wine & dine place. I did go here for pizza since I was craving but they do have a long list of wine. So if you love wine and chatting with friends, try this place! You can also shop at Stanley Korshak for high-end designer clothing & home goods. Here I ordered the margherita pizza which was delicious but kinda salty. I also got lime sparkling soda. Since it was quite busy for dinner time, I sat at the bar. But if you come early, you will probably be able to sit at the table. This place seems to be good for big groups or just few friends to chitchat.
2. West Village
You can think of West Village in Dallas like Rice Village in Houston. There's a lot of places to eat around and shop. There's also several murals you can take cute instagram photos at!
3. Brewed + Pressed
A healthy and casual cafe located in West Village Dallas to grab a quick bite. I ordered sweet potato kale bowl with green shake. The green shake consists vivid green cold-pressed juice, frozen banana and activated raw almonds. I prefer smoothies made on the spot. They also have other drinks that comes pre-packaged. They do seem healthy but they do contain a lot of sugar so I try to avoid them. The place was not too busy and as you can see, the interior even makes you feel healthy.
4. Bisous Pâtisserie
Another small & cute cafe located in West Village. I actually wasn't craving any desserts but I did want those macarons... I ended up getting a drink called Lorina, which is a french soda. Lorina soda comes with a lot of flavors and I went with blood orange. It was refreshing but again, contained a lot of sugar as well. It almost tastes like sparkling fanta.
5. Public 412
Public 412 sparked my interest because of their school vibe interior! Even their menus are called "recess" and "today's curriculum" ! They have a lot of craft beers to choose from, and they are made from scratch! I tried their thai shrimp noodle salad and it was just amazing. Never eaten such a delicious plate! I can't wait to go back and try different dishes.
6. Local Press + Brew
Local Press + Brew is a cozy cafe. I got this avocado toast and it was really good! Sometimes simple food like these can make you full. They also have patio area and you can order coffee there. I had to take photos of how modern and nice the inside looked. Try to go early since their parking lot space has only few available.
7. Highland Park Village
If you love shopping, you will love this area! You can think of it as River Oaks Shopping District in Houston. But I think Highland Park Village in Dallas has more variety. They have a lot of designer boutiques like Balenciaga, Theory, Tom Ford, Fendi, Saint Laurent, & many more. Not to mention shoe stores, gift shops, restaurants & bars.
8. Teddy Bear Park
If you are already at the Highland Park Village area, check out this teddy bear park! These cute giant teddy bear statues are in the lakeside park. Lakeside park is peaceful and you can jog around or take a stroll with the family. Feel free to park you car alongside of the road. While carefully looking, you will spot huge teddy bear statues! You can meet them once you cross the bridge.
9. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Beautiful arboretum you should go to at least once before you leave Dallas! There are so much to see. Admission is $17 and parking is $15. You can spend hours looking around beautiful plants and flowers, and some artwork here at the Dallas Arboretum. Also, the way to the arboretum is pretty nice. If I lived in the area, I would rather walk or bike to the place; because it's located in the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake and it's so peaceful there!
10. Yama Izakaya
A Japanese restaurant with delicious food! Totally love their coziness and not too crowdedness. My friend & I came here on the weekend night and it was a good amount of crowd. We ordered several small appetizers to share and got lychee sake. The lychee sake was pretty good! Have you guys tried?
11. Original Chop Shop
OMG, I love this place! Not only their interior is bright & pretty but the food is great and staffs are friendly. I ordered kale caesar wheat wrap with shrimp and it was very delicious! I still cannot forget the taste. I didn't know, but original chop shop is a healthy chain restaurant in Dallas. If you like healthy food, you will love it here! Great to dine in during lunch or even for dinner!
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