Dallas Farmers Market (address and info)
Forget farm to table, how about farm to mouth? Drop in any weekend and sample fresh fruits, veggies, and an assortment of goodies from actual farmers and growers. The cherry on top (pun intended) is that everything is fresh and you’re supporting your local farmers.
Paciugo Gelato & Caffè (address and info)
Oak Lawn & other locations
Paciugo has some pretty unique flavors, like Rose and Goldfish, which is exactly the reason why you’ll be taking advantage of their unlimited sampling. But the thing about sampling is that, after a while, you will want more, so sample at your own risk.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate (address and info)
Kessler & other locations
Chocolate samples at Dude, Sweet Chocolate should be labeled as a gateway drug solely for their addictiveness. These chocolatiers craft some of the best chocolate in Dallas, and aren’t afraid to let you taste it for yourself. But be careful: you’ll start with a small piece and, before you know it, you're upgrading to full bars or -- God forbid -- pounds. Sample responsibly, and don’t let it progress into a full-fledged intervention. Be strong.