Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Market Offers 20 New Reasons To Visit Dallas Farmers Market

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Have you been to Dallas Farmers Market recently? They have been busy beavers over there and the place has a whole new feel to it! Locals who shop the iconic Dallas Farmers Market have enjoyed progressive achievements over the past few years.  The Shed opened in August 2014, which is a space now exclusively dedicated to local farmers and their locally grown, seasonal produce. This past January, locals celebrated the opening of Mudhen Meat and Greens, the freestanding restaurant and beer garden from restaurateur Shannon Wynne and led by executive chef Suki Otsuki. Its healthful menu highlights fresh, local ingredients from the city and The Shed. In May, DFM opened Dallas’ first food hall called The Market in the space formerly known as Shed 2. This European concept is a fully renovated indoor space, and features a unique selection of local merchants, artisanal food vendors and restaurants creating a vibrant and much-needed food hub in downtown Dallas. The Market’s current 20 restaurants, food vendors and merchants include: 

  1. Abundantly Aromatic – handmade, all-natural scented bath and body soaps, sprays, scrubs and candles 
  2. Betty’s Blue Ribbon Fare – State Fair of Texas-winning jams, preserves and marmalades  
  3. Bullzerk – quirky Dallas-themed apparel, posters, art and gifts, expanding from its first location on Lower Greenville 
  4. Cajun Tailgators – brought the first gourmet Cajun food truck to DFW, cooking up Louisiana favorites including crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo and red beans and rice 
  5. Caribbean Cabana – offers authentic cuisine originating from different Islands in the Caribbean 
  6. Chelles Macarons – specializing in handcrafted French macarons in assorted flavors Dallas 
  7. Antique Company – an antiques dealer with one-of-a-kind antiques, vintage items and reproductions from European markets 
  8. Doc Popcorn – this national concept offers more than a dozen flavors of popcorn, kettle corn and caramel corn using non-GMO corn and 100% corn oil 
  9. El Mero Mero Tamalero (formerly La Popular) – the popular tamale house serves its signature item as well as breakfast tacos and other Mexican favorites 
  10. Laili – fast-casual Asian and Mediterranean fare inspired by flavors from the Silk Road 
  11. Lone Chimney Mercantile (formerly Pop-Up 214) – Texas-inspired photography, wooden wall art, handmade jewelry and furniture 
  12. Market Provisions Co. – selling specialty items with a focus on organic produce and artisanal goods not available at The Shed or only available on weekends from pop-up vendors, as well as standard commodity items for nearby neighbors 
  13. Nammi/Coolhaus - Vietnamese fusion fare and gourmet ice cream sandwiches 
  14. Palmieri Cafe – open at 7 a.m. daily, the Italian coffee shop offers fresh, authentic and all-natural sweet and savory pastries, gelato and Italian coffees 
  15. Rex’s Seafood at The Market – offering a large selection of fresh seafood, shellfish, oysters and more for dining in and a market selling fresh fish and seafood to take home 
  16. San Miguel Exporta – Mexican imports including tapestries, pottery and gift items from San Miguel de Allende 
  17. Scardello Artisan Cheese – cut-to-order cheese shop focused on local, handcrafted cheeses and tasty accompaniments 
  18. Si Tapas – a selection of hot and cold tapas, Spanish cheese plates, cured meats, soups and paellas 
  19. Stocks & Bondy- selling fresh stocks and signature sauces to home cooks, chefs and caterers and offering a seasonal menu featuring gourmet soups for diners 
  20. Taqueria La Ventana - developed by Meso Maya's Executive Chef Nico Sanchez, the laid-back eatery features handmade Mexican street tacos and chef-driven gourmet tacos along with burritos, salads, churros, beers and margaritas
Five more tenants will open over the Summer. Whether you have out of town guests to entertain, are looking for a family-friendly outing or just a fun way to spend time with friends - DFM offers  something for everyone. Dallas Farmers Market is located at 920 S. Harwood St. in downtown Dallas and is open seven days a week. Regular operating hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with some merchants opening earlier or staying open later. Parking is located behind the Scottish Rite building at Young and Pearl Streets on weekends. Street parking is also available on Taylor St., Marilla St., and Pearl St. seven days a week. For more information visit