Dallas' Best Potluck Ideas

So you've been assigned to bring one dish to the potluck dinner, but admittedly, you're no Barefoot Contessa. Rather than slaving away for hours in the kitchen, you're better off hitting these gourmet grocers and restaurants for semi-homemade helpings that the group will love. Don't worry--you can take credit. We won't tell.

Updated: December 01, 2009

Potluck Pleasers

Tart Bakery

5219 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209

This pastry boutique and studio on Lovers is the perfect place to pick up a pumpkin whoopie pie. Retro and seasonal, this dessert have will have party goers saying woop as well.


4511 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

If you're dining with discriminating foodies, don't you dare walk into dinner with a salad of iceberg lettuce and soggy cherry tomatoes. Instead, pick up a grilled portabella mushroom green bean casserole at this dining power house for just $28.


3511 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

A party isn't really complete without a cheese platter, is it? Dress yours with selections from this artisan cheese shop, and don't forget the crusty breads, olives, nuts, dried fruits and honey. This simple yet luxurious dish will start or end the meal with savored success.

Tre Amici Prime Steakhouse and Seafood

18020 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75287

This four-star steakhouse in North Dallas knows more than just prime beef. It makes all its desserts in house. Our favorite: a pumpkin pie cheesecake for $39, a silky, perfectly spiced people pleaser.