How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Dallas
By DeAnna Taylor
Dallas, Texas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Black-owned businesses are following suit and opening up shops in the area.
Are you planning a trip to Dallas soon? Let us show you how to spend a day in Black-owned Dallas.
Book a room at the Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Arlington.
Owned by brothers Troy and Gerald Alley, this hotel is located in the heart of the Dallas Fort-Worth area. Only ten miles from DFW Airport, you are guaranteed to be in the heart of all things Dallas.
As the only one of its kind in the Southwestern region, this museum is dedicated to displaying African American artistic, cultural, and historical materials. It has one of the largest African American folk art collections in the U.S.
V-Eats Modern Vegan takes carnivorous comfort foods and transforms them into plant-based masterpieces. Try favorites like “chicken fried steak,” “BBQ pulled pork,” and even “brisket.”
Opened by two brothers in 2012, this wing spot draws in all celebrities in and around Dallas. The motto of the restaurant is “Bigger is Better at the Bucket.” At Wing Bucket, you can expect a new and different twist on the chicken wing.
Owned by Princess Divine Pope, this unisex boutique brings together art, entertainment, and retail therapy all under one roof. You can sip on a nice adult beverage while you shop and even get your dance on with the in-house DJs. Be sure to check their calendar to see if any events will be taking place, you may just catch your favorite celeb.
This posh downtown Dallas spa offers everything from facials, massages, and body treatments. You can find this spa in the trendy Cedars District of South Dallas.
What’s the south without soul food? At Sweet Georgia Brown’s, you’ll find hearty portions of Southern favorites like BBQ ribs, collard greens, yams, and macaroni & cheese.
If you are “watching your figure,” then head to family-owned Sankofa kitchen to indulge without the guilt. Whether it’s one of their vegan options or a healthy meat option, you are sure to find something for any taste.
Georgia native, Tracy German, serves the kind of “cakes you grew up with,” with a Southern flare. Items sold include 16 types of scratch made cakes, a variety of pound cakes, quick breads, cookies, ice cream, and assorted beverages.
DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.