Set & Co.
841 W. Davis St., Oak Cliff
Husband and wife Jennifer and Adam Littke’s incredibly charming home and kitchen store is one of the best places in Dallas to find handmade ceramics, textiles, cookbooks, and more. The clean, modern pieces have a laid-back California vibe, and they make gorgeous gift boxes—you can choose a premade one or create your own—always tied beautifully with herbs.
831 W. Davis St., Oak Cliff
Inspired by their childhood in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, the Diaz siblings (three sisters and a brother) have taken the classic paleteria and updated it with brilliant, imaginative flavors. There are two varieties of pops—cream-based and water-based. And all of them, from prickly pear and café de olla to mango avocado, can be dipped in milk or dark chocolate or drizzled with the family’s secret chamoy recipe.
1101 N. Beckley Ave., Oak Cliff
Incredibly delicious vegan nachos, burgers, cheesesteaks, and fresh ginger shots are the reason the Spiral Diner has been wildly popular for fifteen years and counting. Plant-based comfort foods, whether we’re talking about BBQ sandwiches or ice cream sundaes or fresh juices, are what we (and local superstar Erykah Badu) love most. It’s also super cozy, especially if you can snag one of the booths.