Living in the Lone Star State, plant-based food options are definitely 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.
Dallas Vegan Restaurant Guide
Brewed + Pressed (West Village)
Uber cool coffee shop vibes with fresh juice and plant-based pre-packaged cuisine! Their Cali Shake is to die for.
True Food (Preston Center)
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.
Flower Child (Inwood Village)
Newer sister restaurant to True Food. A key difference is the ordering process here where you order at the counter and food is brought to your table. The lazy girl in me loves this.
Taco Deli (Slyvan Ave)
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.
Juiceland (Slyvan Ave)
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.
Spiral Diner & Bakery (Kind of in between Kessler & Bishop Arts District)
Funky spot for organic & all vegan dining with 50’s diner style. 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. They have a location in Fort Worth as well!
The Gem (2 Locations: University Park & Forest)
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!
Kozy Kitchen (McKinney & Knox)
The ultimate BYOB spot with an extensive menu for takeout, breakfast after a quick weekend workout, or kozy date night.
Southpaw’s Organic Grill (Multi-location)
Perfect for a quick work week lunch. I don’t believe they are entirely organic, but hey, I’ll take what I can get! They also have a spot in Equinox Highland Park I’ll often times hit up for breakfast after a workout.
Sundown at Granada (Lower Greenville)
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 the show.
Be Raw (Preston Center Plaza)
Organic, vegan, & gluten-free y’all. Awesome, and I believe only, ALL raw vegan restaurant in Dallas. Small setting inside with grab and go Boom Juices and raw desserts (the mint shake is amazeballs). I know this type of eating can sound intimidating and unappealing to some but I promise the guilt-free menu is worth a try while you’re still on your January health kick!
Other faves that didn’t make the list- Whole Foods (the ultimate favorite- click here to see my staple items there), Buda Juice, Local Press + Brew, and Lala Mexican. Ok, 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 for travel to other cities!
For now, cheers!
Xoxo – Dani
photo via the retro penguin