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Lunching in the Dallas Design District

Whether you’re working in the Dallas Design District or perusing its galleries or showrooms, taking a break for lunch is an essential part of any balanced day. Here’s where to go when you need a bite or a break.

In a hurry? Here are our best quick picks.

$ Rodeo Goat

Why? It’s a casual icehouse joint with house-ground specialty burgers and an extensive craft beer lineup.

$ Taco Stop

Why? You can order one or three tacos and pick from prime rib, barbacoa, chicken and more. It also offers gluten-free options and a prime rib torta if you aren’t feeling a taco. Bringing Fido? This is a dog-friendly shop.

If you had a late breakfast and need something light, these choices will tide you over.

$ Ascension

Why? You can grab a panini and soup to pair with a midday pick-me-up coffee or tea. There’s a dog-friendly patio here, too, complete with lots of people and pet watching.

$$ Royal Sixty

Why? You can order a box lunch online and have free delivery within the Design District. Or maybe you’d rather pick up a side of quinoa or kale to go. Vegetarians welcome here!

Or maybe you’re craving home cooking. Check out these comfort food favorites.

$$ The Purple Onion

Why? You’ll find alliterative daily lunch specials such as Meatloaf Monday and Fish Fry-days. You can splurge on hearty home-cooked sides and may not even need dinner afterwards.

$$ Mama’s Daughters Diner

Why? It’s a well-known pit stop for Southerners that offers classic diner cuisine that’ll fill you up at an affordable price.

Need to woo a client or potential business partner over a power lunch? Enjoy one of these swanky spots.

$$$ Oak

Why? It offers upscale lunching with a price range of $8 to $21 and a pleasing aesthetic both inside and out. Start with hummus before munching on lunch favorites such as Shrimp Cobb Salad, Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup or The Oak Burger

$$$ El Bolero

Why? If you want authentic, regional Mexican cuisine, this place is known for using high-quality, fresh ingredients. Its tasty dishes are inspired from regions all across Mexico. And who said lunch was too early for a margarita or specialty cocktail? Not us!

$$$ Pak Pao Thai

Why? You and your guest(s) deserve premier Thai cuisine. And with a price range of $5 to $19, it’s affordable enough to have multiple courses at this Oak Lawn favorite. We suggest starting with Spring Rolls or Steamed Mussels. Then, depending on your appetite, indulge in some noodles, a rack of lamb or grilled marinated chicken. Pak Pao Thai even offers a vegan menu!

Although the artists and designers in the Dallas Design District offer sophistication and culture, the DDD is not just for the trade community. It’s a welcoming, approachable place—particularly when it comes to lunch!

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