8 of Our Favorite Farm-to-Table Restaurants
Updated October 2019
With our planet’s resources running low, those of us who are environmentally-conscious may want to be sure that we’re spending our dollars wisely! Or maybe you just enjoy the idea of fresh food. Either way, a great way to make sure we’re taking care of our plants and animals is to support local farms! We gathered up 8 places around Dallas that we think you guys must try! Not only are they farm fresh but some of the restaurants have some really cool backgrounds. So keep reading to see what we gathered up for you guys!
Bolsa has gotten a lot of recognition lately, and for good reason! This Bishop Arts gem uses fresh ingredients from local farmers and ranchers to create delicious and healthy dishes. Their partners are TGH Farms, Tassione Farms, Sun E Farms, Mulcahy Farms, Barking Cat Farms, Come Back Creek, Broken Arrow Ranch, and 44 Farms. Their menu changes frequently based on what’s in season, so make sure you visit Bolsa more than once!
Oak Cliff | Directions
Bonton Market Café
Okay, let us just start off by saying how awesome this concept is! I mean really, it is amazing. Everything about this place seriously makes your heart so happy. What started out as a farm is now a market and a café. So everything they cook is literally from their own grounds and of course local partners. How cool right?!
Well it gets better. Not only are they farm-to table but their mission is to “restore lives, create jobs and ignite hope in a once forgotten and neglected neighborhood.” Again, this makes our heart so happy! They are open Monday through Saturday from 7 AM until 3 PM, the café serves local, healthy breakfasts and lunches. Make sure you stop by the market after you enjoy your meal in the café! They’re located in Southeast Dallas by William Blair Jr. Park.
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Established over 35 years ago in Oak Lawn, Parigi caters to every type of Dallasite! No matter who you are, you cannot help but to feel like family when you walk through their doors. And besides being the cutest restaurant in the world, they also work hard to source from as many local vendors as possible. You will also never get bored of the same entree because their menu changes bi-weekly to reflect both the sustainability and seasonal options available locally. Parigi is open for lunch and dinner on weekdays, brunch and dinner on Saturdays, and brunch every Sunday.
Oak Lawn | Directions
Mudhen Meat & Greens
Named Dallas’ best farm-to-table restaurant and recipient of the Diners’ Choir award from Open Table for 2019, Mudhen has something for everyone! They’re located right by the Dallas Farmers’ Market. For those who are health-conscious, they have juices, meat and greens (duh), and plenty of whole grain dishes to choose from. Not concerned about eating healthily? Don’t worry -- they have comfort food and mimosas, too!
Downtown Dallas | Directions
Tribal All Day Cafe
This place really is here for you all day! Located in Bishop Arts, they’re open every day of the week (8-8 every day except for Sundays, when they’re open from 8:30-6). They have joined with community farmers, artisans, and other local “tribes” to bring us healthy drinks and dishes. Their local farm friends raise happy chickens and cows -- just the way it should be! They believe in “nourishment and quality over any exclusive diet!”
Bishop Arts | Directions
Located in the Junius Heights Neighborhood in Old East Dallas, Garden Cafe is cooking up delicious meals using local farms as well as veggies and herbs from their own garden! They’re open seven days a week from 8 AM until 3 PM. In addition to serving delicious food, they also have an espresso bar. Need something stronger? Garden Cafe is also BYOB!
Junius Heights | Directions
Dallas’ landmark diner! Seriously, if you haven’t tried it then you are missing out! Luckys has done very well keeping up with the times, and they know the importance of supporting your local farmers and making sure you’re eating clean food. When you first walk in, it feels like you are in an old school diner but what is so cool about Luckys is that their ingredients are ALL locally sourced and are farm fresh! So now you have the old school diner, with the new school ways.
Oak Lawn | Directions
Petra & The BEast
Not sure if you heard but Dallas won the 2019 Restaurant of the year award, which is pretty awesome! But what is even more crazy is Petra & The Beast was recognized in the same article as being an out of this world restaurant, and honestly it is! Petra & The Beast focused around the natural seasons of the earth and adapts their menu to the different cycles. Everything they bring in is from farm, forage, fermentation and fire. If you haven’t checked it out, you should. The whole restaurant and menu is really a cool experience!