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City of Irving News

Posted on: June 9, 2021

Shop Local This Summer, Support Irving Small Businesses

Three examples of the assortments of cuisines available from Irving restaurants.

Irving is home to a wide array of small businesses, from food establishments that sell homemade tacos and home-cooked dinners to vintage store fronts and local shops. Supporting local businesses not only helps maintain a healthy, thriving economy, but also reinvests sales tax dollars back into the community.

Why Shop Local?

Small businesses make up 80% of Irving’s business community. Supporting Irving small businesses fosters community connections, helps establish local jobs and supports the economy. For every $1 spent at an Irving small business, 67 cents stays in the local economy, according to a national average. 


Irving’s restaurant options reflect the city’s diverse population. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy home cooking at a 1950s soda fountain on Main Street or a newly opened vegan restaurant. Diners can taste world cuisine across the city, from Nepalese and Latin food to Mediterranean-style meals. 

The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau has an updated online list of restaurants and dining options, such as dine-in, open patio and curbside availability. View the list at

Visitors also can learn more about Irving food by following the Visit Irving Blog at


Whether looking for vintage goodies, summer flower arrangements or gifts, residents can shop at a local business for almost any need.

Last month, the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce announced its 2021 Best in Irving Award winners. Residents voted for their favorite businesses in 42 categories, including Best Florist, Best Jeweler and Best Spa.

For good food and fun events across Irving, follow @VisitIrvingTx on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Business news is available at

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