Whether you’re looking to venture out of Dallas proper for the weekend to explore some new spots or if you’re house hunting and looking for a great suburb close to the city, Garland is a fantastic destination for both! And they have an expansive and diverse food scene!

Updated April 2022



Just a 25-minute drive from central Dallas, Garland is known for its rich diversity with unique eateries featuring a wide range of international cuisines, cultural arts, breweries, and local businesses. And fun fact, the school district actually speaks over 100 languages which is a true testament of the amazing diversity present in the city!



Alstons Antique | Antique Shopping
Intrinsic Brewing | BBQ + Brewery
Main Street Cafe | Family Owned Spot For Lunch or Dinner
Rosalind Coffee TX | Coffee Shop w/ Space to Work Remote
Scoop N' Buns | Filipino Ice Cream + Dessert

For more hot spots, check out our guide to Garland's diverse food scene!



When you’re strolling around downtown, you might notice some construction as it is undergoing a huge redesign project, which will bring new life to downtown with more walkable sidewalks and some really exciting updates. Stay tuned for the revamp!



On the third Thursday of every month, sip and shop from 5-8 PM throughout Garland's variety of downtown businesses with a complimentary drink while taking advantage of their extended business hours! Plus stay tuned for their Sounds of Summer Concert Series that returns in May! Every other Thursday through July, enjoy free live music and food vendors in one of the various parks around Garland! May 12, May 26 and June 9 will be held at Audubon Park and June 23, July 7 and July 21 will be held at Winters Park.


Thanks to Visit Garland for sponsoring this post! Make sure to follow them on IG for more details on all of their upcoming happenings.