Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Year after year it gets harder to find that perfect gift for your life-long best friend. As a child, you’d pick out random things at the store that she would give you money for or your teacher would help you make some type of craft. But now that you’re older, it’s time to spoil Mom and take her out for some delicious treats! We’ve gathered a list of our favorite Mother’s Day spots in DFW to take her to:
Bishop Arts District
A relaxing, historical shopping district to take a stroll and check out boutiques and art galleries before stopping at one of our favorite restaurants.
This classic American-style restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with specialty coffees and mouthwatering cocktails for a delicious Mother’s Day meal. If you’re stopping in for breakfast, make sure you give the Red Velvet Pancakes or their sweet and savory Chicken and Waffles a try. Letting Mom sleep in? Don’t you dare miss out on our favorite: Baked Mac + Cheese.
What mom doesn’t love pizza? Eno’s serves up farm-to-table pies for lunch and dinner with a great bar selection. Start off with The Perfect Picnic cheese board and choose from a list of fresh tasting pizzas like Moma’s Pie. How appropriate!
This is a MUST for Mother’s Day (or any day, really)! Inside this adorable pie shop that was once a house are bakers making the best hand-made pies out there. The constant line out the door is definitely worth the wait for the rotating menu of pies to enjoy with the perfect cup of black coffee.
Fort Worth Cultural District
Much like Bishop Arts District, this area of Fort Worth is the perfect spot to walk the brick road and enjoy your beautiful surroundings before grabbing a bite to eat.
Along with its wood-fired pizza, Thirteen Pies offers hand-made pasta that you see hanging from the wall, the best lasagna you will ever try, Cheese Salad, divine desserts, and yummy cocktails, including their delicious house-made Sangria. They are always switching it up with a different “thirteenth pie” every few weeks on the chalkboard menu alongside many other different appetizers.
These gourmet, certified organic popsicles are the perfect ending to a relaxing Mother’s Day outing. Their selections range from fruity to creamy, and even a Vanilla Chocolate Chip Pop that has a chocolate chip cookie in the middle. Does it get any better? No way.
Located in West Dallas directly next to the Trinity River is where you will find this 15 acre entertainment district. If you’re looking for a little culinary adventure to take Mom on this Mother’s Day, then give this place a try.
This Chinese Latin-Infused cuisine is a must, especially for a weekend brunch with Mom. If you’re interested in mid-morning cocktails, their DIY Mimosas are the way to go. You get your very own carafe and three fruit juices (mango, pineapple, and orange) to choose from. A few of our favorite dishes worth checking out are the Duck Egg Rolls made with duck breast, Thai basil and Oaxaca cheese, the Short Rib Drunken Noodles (which really don’t need much of an explanation except ‘yummy’), and their Tres Leche French Toast made with torta bread, salted rum caramel, pistachio brittle….must we go on?
When they say “New York Italian”, they sure do mean it. Saint Rocco’s’ menu is filled with authentic Italian dishes built off of inspirations from the owner’s family dinners. Don’t be alarmed when they tell you they don’t have ranch dressing to dip your flatbread pizza in…the real, authentic Italians don’t dip their pizza in ranch like us Texans do!
Who doesn’t love dessert? Especially cake. Although they have tons of cake flavors to choose from (Key Lime, Strawberry, Neapolitan, and Old Fashioned), they make sure to mix it up with milk + cookies and even quick breads. Whether you’re interested in enjoying a slice or grabbing Mom a small 5″ round or larger to enjoy with the family, Cake Bar is the place to go. Warning: Depending on the day, lines may be out the door but it’s well worth the wait!
Mom not a huge cake fan? Then check out Kate Weiser Chocolate right next door for a treat that will sweeten up Mom’s day. This isn’t just any chocolate store, either. Each piece of chocolate you come across is hand painted to perfection with unique flavors you won’t find anywhere else.
Here are just a few of our favorite flavors!
Strawberry Basil – Strawberry pate de fruit with white chocolate and sweet basil
Yuzu – Dark chocolate ganache filled with Japanese lime
Passion Fruit – Creamy white chocolate passion fruit ganache
Red Wine & Berries – Dark chocolate cabernet ganache with freeze dried berries
Aside from chocolate bonbons and truffles, this little chocolate factory also offers French Macarons. They even have a Chocolate Cafe that serves Chocolate Soda and Frozen Drinking Chocolate. If you’re feeling super adventurous, check out the Bacon Toffee. And don’t forget to look in the chocolate case next to the register, which features seasonal flavors.
Mom deserves the best, so give it to her! If you plan on staying in this Mother’s Day and celebrating at home, then check out our Croissant French Toast Recipe Mom is bound to love!
Another tip: send her Meghan Trainor’s new song “Mom” to brighten up her day even more!