Navigating Dallas: Food, Fitness and Fun

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Despite its longtime reputation as a country cowboy, meat-eating centric town, Dallas is rising in its appeal to those looking for a spiritual – and physical – adventure. Fresh, local foods are taking over, and residents are tuning into their mind and body more than ever. Dallas is a perfect place for both the beginner and advanced yogi to lay down their mat and flow, or simply get outside and connect with the city.

I recently spent a few months in Dallas, and would love to share some of my great finds! Here’s a guide to some of the hottest studios and places to be in Dallas!

Where To Eat Out

After an invigorating flow, nothing beats lunch at a Dallas local hotspot. Although Texas is known for its barbecue, there are a ton of savory vegetarian options in Dallas that give meat eaters a run for their money.

You can’t go wrong at Flower Child. This ‘fast casual’ spot serves up dishes that will satisfy any dietary preference. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets are all accommodated, and meat can also be added to dishes for those looking for extra protein. Ingredients are fresh and local, and each dish is made entirely from scratch. They really stick to their motto – “Healthy food for a happy world.”

Ready for dessert? Whoever said that substituting ingredients made for less tasty desserts clearly hasn’t gone to Reverie Bakeshop. This all-vegan bakery will perk up your sweet tooth and make your mouth water. Grab an oatmeal cream pie or rice krispie treat and brag to all your friends about the tasty treats you’ve earned after a class.

Where To Work Out

The city ’s fitness trend is in full swing, and while prices vary by neighborhood, a strong sense of community, an intensified workout, and the occasional well-curated boutique make it worth the monthly membership.

Find a supportive workout community at White Rock Yoga. They offer classes for all levels, with each class having a different focus. They offer tons of fun classes, like the ‘Happiness Hour Yoga’, prenatal classes, and family-friendly classes.

There are dozens of other fitness classes in Dallas ranging from classics like Pilates to innovative workouts like hot yoga. See for yourself what the hype is about and find a gym or fitness center near you.

Fun Things To Do

The nightlife in Dallas is one-of-a-kind too. The Rustic is a popular watering hole for both locals and tourists, with a great outdoor seating area. I loved watching their live bands that played almost every day.

Another place I found with a more speakeasy vibe is Twilite Lounge. Bringing a little New Orleans to Dallas, Twilite Lounge brings you back to a different time. Just like the Rustic, it was great to see some more unique live bands on their stage.

From iconic gyms and fitness classes to amazing vegan eats and locally owned restaurants, Dallas truly has it all. Leave a comment if you tried and liked one of our recommendations or leave your own recommendation in the comment section below.