Living in the Lone Star State, plant-based food options can definitely feel pretty limited, as BBQ sometimes seems to be the #1 food group! With the rise of organic and clean eating making waves from major consumer packaged good companies to at home meal-prep services and fast-casual restaurants, Texas seems to be catching up with the wellness trend and I couldn’t be happier about it! I rounded up my Dallas vegan restaurant guide so you know where to grab a healthy bite. Since moving back to Texas from California earlier this year, I wanted to make sure this guide was updated. I’m working on a new Austin Vegan Restaurant guide next so keep a lookout.
This list is what I consider some of the most health conscious restaurants available and range from grab & go juice bars to nicer, sit down options for date night or family dinners. Not all of these restaurants are 100% plant-based but all of them do tend to feature at least some vegan friendly options. These are definitely the places I frequented most often when living in Dallas. I hope this is a helpful resource so we can all continue to support local restaurants!
Dallas Vegan Friendly Restaurant Guide
Half coffee shop half juice bar with an uber cool aesthetic. Very Instagram worthy. Choose from their grab & go pre-packaged vegan foods! And take it from me, their Cali Shake is to die for.
California born chain & “sit down” style restaurant with everything from organic vodka to a mean tofu brunch burrito… oh and did I mention organic vodka? Suitable for vegans, vegetarians AND grass-fed meat eaters! Note: they offer the BEST Bloody Mary I have ever had (again, ORGANIC. VODKA. ok I’m done). Slight upscale environment great for brunch, lunch meetings, or family dinners.
Newer sister restaurant to True Food now with a few locations spread through the city. A key difference is the ordering process here where you order at the counter and food is brought to your table.
Austin based company available for breakfast to a late lunch (they’re only open till 3pm!) Counter ordering again here as well and the Freakin’ Vegan taco is a fan favorite! Very fast casual style.
Again, an Austin headquartered company who has planted roots here in Dallas right next door to Taco Deli! Mind-blowingly delicious and made-fresh to order juices, smoothies, and “shots” along with pre-prepped on the go snacks.
Funky spot for organic & all vegan dining with 50’s diner style. Lots of vegan comfort foods here and all 100% vegan. I see why there is always a waitlist when we venture over there for a weekend dinner because their Pasta Primavera with brown rice noodles, homemade marina, and pesto is killer. Locations in nearby cities Denton & Fort Worth as well.
This fresh pressed juice & smoothie shop has a modern feel and an awesome background story that hits close to home as the owner believes in fighting cancer with nutrition!
The ultimate BYOB spot with an extensive menu for takeout, breakfast after a quick weekend workout, or kozy date night.
Perfect for a quick work week lunch or casual takeout. I don’t believe they are entirely organic, but hey, I’ll take what I can get!
Hands down favorite spot for a fun night out! The boozy drinks are fab and the quinoa burger is my jam. They also have live music on the weekends, a fabulous little rooftop patio, and are right next to The Granada music venue, so you can grab a bite before a show.
This is a strictly grab & go spot. Great for juice cleanses! I also love their homemade almond milk.
Plant-based versions of classic American food- burgers and more.
Ok that’s it for now until the next update! The only thing I didn’t include was a good Mexican food option which is definitely a DFW highlight with all the amazing tex mex choices- but sadly most are SO unhealthy haha. If I had to recommend one, I’d go with Mesero. And of course if you’re in a real pinch, there is always Whole Foods Market.
So, did I miss anything? What is you all’s favorite healthy spot in or outside of DFW? Let me know so I can add it to my master list!
Xoxo – Dani
photo via the retro penguin