• Meddlesome Moth blazed the hipster trail into the Design District when it openedin 2010.
    Photo courtesy of Meddlesome Moth
  • FT33 is a laboratory for chef-owner Matt McCallister to experiment withtechniques and flavor combinations.
    Photo by Kevin Marple
  • Pakpao attracts serious foodies who appreciate its authenticity.
    Photo courtesy of Pakpao Thai
  • Ascension has been praised for its coffee and wine selection, but it's also alikable spot to grab a bite.
    Ascension Coffee
  • At Royal Sixty, longtime caterer Wendy Krispin does a classic ladies lunch everyweekday, such as grilled pimento cheese on pumpernickel.
  • Oak is the Design District ideal, with its mesh of fine dining and restful,elegant decor.
    Photo courtesy of Oak

  • R&D Kitchen makes its own veggie burger, topped with tomato, Romaine and slicedavocado.
    Photo by R&D Kitchen
  • California Pizza Kitchen was among the first to put chicken on a pizza.
    Photo by California Pizza Kitchen
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar has a dozen burger options and excellent French fries.
    Photo by: Ardenstreet
  • Be Raw's best-selling dish is its coconut kale enchiladas.
    Photo by Marc Lee
  • Photo courtesy of Sevy's
  • Spoon brought great seafood - and foodies - to Preston Center.
    Photo by Teresa Gubbins

  • Deep Ellum Postal & Grocer owner Brandon Castillo has a vision of Deep Ellum asa place for daytime activities.
    Photo by Teresa Gubbins
  • Dallas is about to get a ramen shop, and of course it will open in Deep Ellum.
    Photo courtesy of Honolulu Eats
  • Wild About Harry's chose emerging Deep Ellum as the right place for a newlocation.
    Photo courtesy of Mimi's Cafe
  • Glazed Donut Works brings the all-important category of trendy artisan doughnutsto Deep Ellum.
    Photo courtesy of Glazed Donut Works

Tasty Neighborhood Trends

New Deep Ellum shops dive into national foodie trends

  • St. Pete's Dancing Marlin makes the Deep Ellum dining scene feel complete.
    Photo courtesy of St. Pete's Dancing Marlin
  • Local serves as a showplace for its chef-owner, Tracy Miller.
    Photo courtesy of Local Restaurant
  • Angry Dog was doing good burgers before burgers became A Thing.
    Photo courtesy of Angry Dog
  • Cane Rosso was the game changer for Deep Ellum.
    Photo courtesy of Cane Rosso
  • Comfort-food enchiladas from Pepe's Ranch.
    Photo by Teresa Gubbins
  • In a world dominated by chains, Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop is the rare indie.
    Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop/Facebook

  • Oddfellows has chicken and waffles, plus Cuvee Coffee's Black & Blue cold-brewednitrogen-infused coffee on tap.
    Photo courtesy of Oddfellows
  • Lucia Dallas elevated the neighborhood with fine fare such as this crostini withfava beans, shallots and burrata.
    Photo courtesy of DallasFood
  • Veracruz Cafe was in Bishop Arts before the hipsters moved in.
    Photo courtesy of Veracruz Cafe
  • Boulevardier is a little bit of Paris right inside Bishop Arts.
    Photo courtesy of Boulevardier
  • Lockhart Smokehouse piles your dinner on brown paper — no forks needed.
    Lockhart Smokehouse/Facebook
  • Zen Sushi features creations by veteran chef Michelle Carpenter.
    Zen Sushi/Facebook

  • Marcus Cafe's chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and green beans.
    Photo courtesy of Marcus Cafe
  • Empa Mundo's empanadas.
    Photo courtesy of Empa Mundo
  • Mansion chef Bruno Davaillon.
    Photo courtesy of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
  • Tolbert's famous chili
    Photo courtesy of Tolbert's
  • Dixie House pot roast with cornbread and veggies on the side.
    Photo courtesy of Dixie House