Whenever I travel, I LOVE to try the local food. I’m even passionate about finding food right in Dallas, where I live. If there’s a new coffee shop – I’m there. If there’s a new restaurant opening up – I’ve RSVP’d! And I love documenting it all along the way. Here are some of my favorite spots and some tips on how to make your foodie shots and flatlay set up super appealing.
Cafe Victoria is a new coffee shop in Dallas located near the American Airlines Center. It’s small, cozy, and perfect for dropping in for your daily cappuccino and pastry! I loved the colored patterns on the walls and couldn’t resist taking a photo. When taking photos, keep your eyes out for colors, shapes, and patterns! They often make the best backdrops.
Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar
Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar in the Knox-Henderson area of Dallas is a must-try for brunch! My favorite area is the enclosed patio on the side of the restaurant. It feels very rustic and charming – a great place to experience southern cuisine with elegance. I love having natural lighting for my food, hence the patio seating. But it really does wonders for food photography! Try asking for window or outdoors seating the next time you want a pretty brunch photo!
S&D Oyster Company
S&D Oyster Company in Uptown Dallas has amazing oysters. The crowd is definitely older, but older people sure do know their food! Oysters in landlocked Dallas can be a hit or miss, but this place always hits the spot. To make your flatlay food shots more interesting, try to capture some action!
Glazed Donut Works
If you’re craving donuts in Deep Ellum of Dallas, head to Glazed Donut Works for some specialty donuts. I love their signature pink color, maple bacon donut, and the fact that they stay open until 2AM on the weekend. Oh, they also serve vegan donuts! When taking photos on the go, I like to see if my surroundings will complement my food. Pink bench, meet pink donut!
Oak Lawn Coffee
It’s true. Everything is better with coffee. Oak Lawn Coffee is my favorite coffee shop in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas. You have to try their frozen latte (like a frappuccino but better) or shaken espresso (shot of espresso with simple syrup, half & half – or whatever you prefer – shaken over ice). Drink (and dessert) photos are always fun when held up to an interesting wall!