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Healthy Me

This cafe had a slow start, but it’s turned into a nice place for a bite to eat. The first time I went, it was just a market for take-out and they held classes, and you felt like if you weren’t already a member of the club, you didn’t belong. So I didn’t go back for a while. But my daughter worked nearby and picked up lunches there as they expanded their menu and she loved the food. So I recently braved Healthy Me again and found the market has been converted to a charming cafe with great menu selections, comfortable booths, and fun local art on the walls. The food is healthy and actually tasty and satisfying; you can eat in or take it home or to the office carefully packed for later. I understand they even deliver school lunches to participating schools and would love to see a review of how that works. My mother and I split a salad and a sandwich and it was yummy. With takeout cases and some gift items, Healthy Me Cafe has evolved into a very friendly place! 240 N. Denton Tap Road in Coppell.

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October 26, 2010 Posted by | Dallas Suburbs, Edible | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Coppell Home Decor

Right across the street from the Farmers Market in Coppell is a cute gift shop where I almost always buy wedding gifts (unless I get practical and go with a bride’s registry). They have beautiful glassware, including the increasingly elusive Blenko glass. Other art and accessories for walls and tables, lighting, and some very collectible jewelry items make for fun shopping. The owner always greets me with cold bottle of water and packages the purchase so beautifully that I take it right to the wedding or shower without wrapping. The shop is in an old house at 456 W. Bethel Road in Old Town Coppell.

May 24, 2010 Posted by | Creative, Dallas Suburbs | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coppell Farmers Market

The Coppell Farmers Market‘s season is in full swing! It always takes a few weeks for the good produce to show up and all the vendors to start coming out. Here are a couple of pictures from last Saturday. The produce is looking great and their vendors carry a variety of items in addition to the produce and plants, such as baked goods (right – try the chocolate croissant…), tamales, seafood, flowers, spices, teas, and more. Come out Saturdays from 8 until sellout!

May 24, 2010 Posted by | Dallas Suburbs, Edible | , , , | Leave a comment

Anamia’s

Having just eaten there, Anamia’s has to be my post for tonight.  I’ve been eating at their Tex-Mex restaurant since they opened their original location in Coppell in 1996.  Although the Dallas area boasts a lot of good Mexican food, Anamia’s provides consistently good fare, usually good service, and a very laid-back environment – all in all a pleasant place to spend an evening.  We meet my sister and her family there often.  They love the table-side guacamole.  I’m not such a guacamole fan, but the salsa and chips are great and I’ve tried all kinds of offerings from the menu and never been disappointed.  Still family-owned, Anamia’s now has locations in Flower Mound and Southlake, although I still prefer the original neighborhood in Coppell even though they’ve moved “uptown” a few blocks.  You’ll probably have to wait for a table in the bar or among the soccer-uniformed kids and their families, but you’ll enjoy the food and the conversational atmosphere.  Anamia’s is located on the northeast corner of Denton Tap Road and Sandy Lake Road in Coppell.

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Dallas Suburbs, Edible | , , | Leave a comment

Coppell Deli

When you visit the Farmer’s Market, pay a visit to the legendary Coppell Deli next door.  A known hangout of the Dallas Cowboys since it opened in 1989, several sandwiches are named for players.  It’s really more of a grill, with fabulous hamburgers and fries served in bags.  Try breakfast on the way to the market (you’ll have to stand in line!).  I personally recommend the pancakes, although some of the breakfast sandwiches (check out the Stubbs sandwich) are popular with the larger appetites.  Sports play on the TVs.  Don’t let the humble appearance fool you – it’s something you must experience!  449 W. Bethel Rd. in Coppell.   Take your lunch to nearby Grapevine Springs Park!  Their newer location, called Deliman Grill, is located on Denton Tap Road at the 121 Bypass.  Same good burgers with some good Greek food on the menu as well.

April 8, 2010 Posted by | Dallas Suburbs, Edible | , , | Leave a comment

Coppell Farmers Market

The weekend is almost here!  The Coppell Farmers Market opens for the season this Saturday and will run until the weekend before Thanksgiving.  This delightful market features direct-from-the-farm produce, plants, meats, and cheeses.  When peaches are in season the aroma meets you as you get out of your car.  You’ll find mouth-watering fresh strawberries, blueberries, melons and more.  Other vendors lend variety with seafood, breads, honey and honey spreads, canned goods, spices, soaps, coffee and tea, and even doggie treats.   Sometimes you’ll find music or community events in conjunction with the Market.  Located at W. Bethel and Coppell Roads – open 8am to sellout on Saturdays.

April 8, 2010 Posted by | Dallas Suburbs, Edible | , , , , | 1 Comment

Grapevine Springs Park

Hidden away in Coppell is a little gem of a park which has been a favorite shady spot since Sam Houston traveled the area negotiating with the Cherokees.  Grapevine Springs Park was improved by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s and the stonework remains.  Large homes and city facilities are encroaching on the area, but the park is still a quiet oasis with water, trails, picnic tables, and towering pecan and oak trees.  Located at the end of Park Street south of the 300 block of W. Bethel Road.

March 20, 2010 Posted by | Historic, Outdoors | , , | Leave a comment