You’ve just discovered the most palate-pleasing tour of all. Dallas/Fort Worth & Beyond is internationally known for its wide array of culinary flavors. Take a hands-on cheese making class. Load up on fresh fruits and vegetables at a bustling Farmer’s Market. Taste local wines and brews. Or sit down to an unforgettable meal at one of the area’s renowned restaurants. You’re just a few clicks away from the epicurean adventure of a lifetime. Just remember to come hungry and always leave room for dessert.
The Dallas Mozzarella Company is located near downtown Dallas and specializes in making fresh mozzarella and other cheeses. Take a tour of the factory or learn to make the cheese in a hands-on cheese making class.
Monday – Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
2944 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75226
Dallas Farmers Market
Dallas Farmers Market is recognized nationally as an important center where farmers still sell their seasonal crops directly to customers. Located in the southeastern corner of the central business district in downtown Dallas, it provides a unique opportunity to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, specialty and international products.
Sunday thru Saturday 7am to 6pm.
1010 S Pearl Expy
Dallas, Texas 75201
Grapevine Wine Trail
Grapevine is the home to nine winery tasting rooms and a vineyard. Tastings, as well as bottle and case sales, are available at the wineries.
One Liberty Park Plaza
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Epicurean Studio/Cooking School at the Grand Hyatt DFW
Indulge in a first-class culinary learning experience in our unique Epicurean Studio/Cooking School. The Epicurean Studio was created to provide a unique, behind-the-scenes look at a true culinary operation. With hands-on training, preparation of a globally-inspired menu filmed live in our culinary studio, and the opportunity to tour some of the areas’ finest wineries and vineyards where you will blend and bottle your own wine, you can’t find anything like the Epicurean Studio experience anywhere else.
Hours: One weekend a month – see the schedule for details Reservations: 972-973-1557
2337 South International Parkway
DFW Airport, Texas 75261
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
The Rahr family has been making beer for generations. In fact, our history of beer making in the United States is older than Fort Worth itself. Rahr’s Bucking Bock has won a Bronze Medal at the 2008 World Beer Cup Competition. This is Rahr’s first medal at the World Beer Cup.
Free brewery tour and tasting any Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m
701 Galveston Ave
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Mrs Baird’s Bread
Whether you are looking for a great field trip or for a fun day out with the family, Mrs. Baird’s invites you to tour one of our four Texas bakeries. The smell of fresh-baked bread can’t be beaten and it’s a wonderful learning opportunity for the kids to see a bakery in action, not to mention a nostalgic trip down memory lane for many of those who were raised on Mrs Baird’s Bread and toured the facilities as children. Even today, with all of our technology, each loaf of Mrs. Baird’s bread is twisted with care to ensure that it’s as moist and flavorful as the last. Come see and taste for yourself.
Tours available Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday every hour beginning at 10:00 a.m.
7301 South Freeway
Fort Worth, Texas 76134
Central Market Cooking School
Central Market’s Cooking School offers a wide range of culinary classes, including demonstration, hands-on and interactive classes as well as a variety of wine classes.
Class locations: Dallas – 214-361-5754; Fort Worth – 817-377-9005; Plano – 469-241-9336; Southlake – 817-310-5600
Various DFW locations, Texas
Collin Street Bakery
Collin Street Bakery’s DeLuxe Fruitcakes are known all over the world—and for good reason. Address an envelope to “Fruitcake, U.S.A.,” and it should arrive in the mailbox of Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas. At least it has happened in the past. This company, one of America’s foremost mail-order food companies, ships a million of their DeLuxe Fruitcakes around the world each year. It’s the answer to the family-who-has-everything holiday gift dilemma. And set aside your preconceived notions about fruitcake. This confection is incredible.
A Sweet Legend Corsicana sits 50 miles south of Dallas and owes its fame to these nearly 2-pound cakes. Founded in 1896, this small bakery has evolved into a powerful mail-order business. Customers include Vanna White, Lyle Lovett, Nolan Ryan, and folks who live in about 200 other countries. Don’t worry if fruitcake isn’t your thing. Collin Street makes plenty of other items that have attracted a devoted following. There’s a deep-dish pecan pie, white chocolate-macadamia cheesecake, and apricot-pecan pie. You will be enticed by pastries, cakes, pies and homemade breads.
401 W 7th Ave
Corsicana, Texas 75110
Boudreau Gardens Herb Farm
Boudreau Herb Farm is a 77-acre herb farm where visitors discover the beauty and benefits plants provide. Herb gardens, native perennials, and antique roses are on display.
5545 Hwy 281 North
Mineral Wells, Texas
Tours of Puddin Hill
The Puddin Hill Store is a unique place. Shelves are stocked with Mary of Puddin Hill Pecan Fruit Cake, the confection derived from an old family recipe by Mary and Sam Lauderdale more than 45 years ago. Mary Horton’s original recipe has never been changed. The cakes are still made with an abundance of nuts (they make pecan, apricot and walnut varieties), cherries, pineapple and dates with just enough batter to hold it all together. There are no spices or citron, and no preservatives or additives.
During the Fall months, things really get busy at Mary of Puddin Hill, and that’s the best time to see first-hand just how those delicious cakes and candies are made. In October, November and December, Puddin Hill offers daily tours of the bakery, candy kitchen and mail order departments. You’ll see everything from the ovens that bake the award-winning fruit cakes to creamy candy fillings passing under a waterfall of pure chocolate. Information and a tour schedule are available in the Puddin Hill Store.
The store, open Monday through Saturday 10-5. Group reservations may be made by calling (903) 455-6931
Interstate 30, at Exit 95 (Division Street exit)
Famous Mineral Water Company
In the late 19th century, Texas was well known for its mineral water resorts. It was during this time of mineral water hysteria that the waters of Mineral Wells were discovered and the town formed its identity. Now celebrating over 100 years of service to the area, loyal patrons continue to purchase bottles of the original mineral, deep well mineral and reverse osmosis waters. Some customers bring their own containers and have them filled inside the original Famous Pavilion.
Hours of operation for the company’s mineral water pavilion are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Friday and Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm. The pavilion is available to group tours at other times by appointment only.
209 N. W. 6th Street
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067