As we remember September 11th, 2001, we wanted to highlight a few veteran and first-responder-owned businesses around Dallas. Check out the list below and support those who have served all year round!

Updated May 2024


Black Rifle Coffee Company

Founded in 2014, this coffee shop is both veteran-owned and operated! Their stores across DFW and across the nation are even committed to hiring 10,000 veterans, to provide opportunities to those who served. They offer high-quality grounds and pods in dozens of flavors, and if you aren't sure which coffee is for you, they even offer a coffee matching quiz to help you decide!

Multiple locations | See locations


Ebb & Flow

Ebb & Flow

This stunning upscale restaurant is owned by a former Coast Guard member! They're known for being Instagrammable with a gorgeous floral installation at both locations, but the food and drinks are also a must-try. We love their brunch menu and craft cocktails like the White Peach Rosé, and their pizzas are good any time of day!

Deep Ellum & Plano | See locations


Fire Grounds Coffee Company

This coffee company was founded by a former Marine who also serves as a paramedic and firefighter! Founder Paul Clarke's idea started on a late night at the fire station, and the idea followed him while he was deployed in Iraq, where he and other service members brainstormed the idea constantly. Today, you can find whole beans and ground available online, and even purchase some for DFW firefighters through their Caffinate-A-Station program.

Canton | Directions


Firehouse Movers

This firefighter-owned moving company has been helping Dallasites move for over 20 years! They serve the entire DFW metroplex, and even have a few storage unit locations. Whether you're moving across DFW or just one town over, they have all the resources and supplies you need to make your move stress-free.

Lewisville | Directions


Freedom Iron Doors

This custom doors and ironwork company is both female and veteran-owned! They design, build, and install custom doors of all shapes and sizes, so you're sure to find a style that fits your home. Their variety of finishes and hardware options is truly endless, and they even offer custom railing and door handles too!


Liberation Coffee

This no-frills coffee shop was created with the goal of making craft coffee approachable to not just veterans, but everyone! On their menu, you'll find quality classics like drip coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, and more. The founder says that his time in the military definitely influenced the menu, keeping it no-frills and straightforward. They also do a military discount! 

Multiple locations | See locations


Rakkasan Tea Company

This veteran-owned tea spot is one worth supporting! The name Rakkasan came from co-founders Brandon Friedman and Terrence Kamauf, and was the nickname of their unit in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. They often drank tea provided by locals overseas, and decided to open this tea shop to highlight and support post-combat economies. Check them out for ethically sourced teas from all over the world!

East Dallas | Directions


Texas Ale Project

Texas Ale Project

Texas Ale Project is a taproom and beer garden located in the Design District, owned by a Navy veteran! They specialize in quality brews made with fresh ingredients, all on a rotating menu. Our faves are the Texas Blood IPA, Pantera Golden Ale, and the TAPWTR Tigers Blood Hard Seltzer!

Design District | Directions


True Brvnd

You've probably seen this brand's iconic 'Upside Down Dallas' hats, worn by celebs, Dallas Cowboys players, and locals alike. However, you may not have known that this brand is actually veteran-owned! Owner Sang Truong is a former U.S. Marine, a Dallas native, and now a streetwear trailblazer. Shop their selection of sports team caps, t-shirts, and beyond!

Online & in-stores | See authorized retailers


Veterans Moving America

This veteran-owned and operated moving company specializes in residential and commercial moves! In addition to stellar moving services, they also offer a variety of packing, unpacking, and storage solutions!

Fort Worth | Directions