Every Vegan Restaurant and Menu to Try in Dallas
June 4, 2019
BY LARA WASSERMAN
Everyone knows there are amazing vegan restaurants in cities like Portland and San Francisco...but what about Dallas? Good news, veg-heads: there are plenty of great places for you to eat around here, too! It’s super easy to find vegan eats at dozens of restaurants around DFW, but here are some places that are 100% vegan or that offer a full vegan menu!
When people think of Dallas vegan food, Spiral Diner is likely the first restaurant people think of! With locations in Fort Worth, Dallas, and now Denton, Spiral Diner has been serving up vegan comfort food since 2002. They serve breakfast all day, and of course, have brunch on the weekends; get there early though, because it’s always slammed! They have gluten-free options, too. Need to stop in for something quick or have a birthday to celebrate? Spiral Diner has baked goods in-house, makes custom cakes, and now does to-go orders, too!
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Located in Trinity Groves, V-Eats is another Dallas staple. Not only do they serve amazing vegan food, but their drinks are to die for as well; they use cold-pressed juices, kombucha, and fresh herbs for their house cocktails. Open seven days/week, V-Eats is ready to accommodate any eater, vegan or not. The majority of their menu is also gluten-, tree nut-, and soy-free. You can also catch V-Eats at the V Market, a DFW Vegan Pop-Up Market.
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Craving Asian Food? D’Vegan is your spot! They have a huge menu that includes spring rolls, noodles, soups, rice dishes, pho, and more. They are located in Lake Highlands, just south of Walnut St., and offer in-house dining or to-go orders. Be sure to add D’Vegan to your list of spots to take your vegan and vegetarian friends!
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El Palote Panaderia
El Palote is 100% vegan authentic Mexican food. From tacos to tortas and even pan dulce, El Palote uses family recipes to deliver delicious, flavorful Mexican food without the use of any animal byproduct. It’s a bit off the beaten path, though: the restaurant is located in southeast Dallas, off of S. Buckner Blvd. We promise it will be worth the trek!
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Sierra Valley Food
You know you’re in Texas when you have not one, but TWO vegan Mexican restaurants! Sierra Valley Food’s mission is to share the traditional Mexican food they grew up with without the use of animal, and without losing any flavor. Sierra Valley is only open on Saturdays and Sundays during the Farmers’ Market; however, they do sell some of their food online, so you can have their delicious vegan meals in the comfort of your home, too!
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BETO AND SON
Beto and Son is a next generation Mexican restaurant located in Trinity Groves. All of the ingredients they use are sourced locally, from the bread (which comes from a panadería just a few blocks away) to their made-daily sauces. Their vegan menu isn’t huge, but it’s delicious and super affordable! They offer Mexican food staples, like nachos and tacos, with a vegan twist! Whether you’re vegan or not, make sure you try one of their frozen nitro ‘ritas to go with your meal!
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Lala’s Mexican Cafe
Located in Preston Center, Lala’s takes pride in being a different kind of Mexican restaurant. All of their ingredients are organic, non-GMO, grassfed, and free of artificial ingredients. Rather than providing a separate vegan menu, Lala’s has provided lists of vegan substitutes under each menu item. You can replace dairy cheese with vegan cheese, beef with beyond beef, and more! If you crave something sweet post-Mexican food, don’t worry: they have vegan chocolate cake with coconut milk ice cream!
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Vegan Food House
This new spot near Bishop Arts has one of the most interesting menus we’ve seen! The entire restaurant is vegan; “meats” are seitan-, soy-, jackfruit-, or mushroom-based. The menu includes shrimp creole nachos, portobello mushroom steak, Daddy’s fried ginger “beef” sandwich, and many more creative options! Their hours are a bit atypical, so make sure you check their website before you plan your visit!
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Loving Hut has locations in more than 35 countries, making it the largest vegan restaurant chain in the world! We are lucky enough to have two locations in DFW: one in Addison and one in Arlington. Each location has a slightly different menu, but you can expect to find an array of Asian-inspired dishes, as well as some basics like burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Save room for dessert, because they have vegan doughnuts and cake as well!
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It may not be difficult to find vegan food at restaurants and grocery stores, but what about meal-prep service? Nature’s Plate is here to help! They have healthy and delicious pre-made vegan meals ready for you to pick up from one of their three DFW locations. Their mission is to make whole, plant-based foods convenient and accessible. You can find them in North Dallas, Lake Highlands, and now Plano!
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Whether you need a full meal or just a juice or smoothie, Recipe Oak Cliff has plenty of options for you. They have a rotating menu, but they always have juices, teas, smoothies, as well as a deli and grocer. If you want to buy in bulk, you can grab bottled juices to last you several days. They also offer catering and a co-op! Make sure you contact them if you want to know more, as they keep the info on their website short and sweet.
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We were so pleasantly surprised to learn that Al Biernat’s has a vegan menu! Fine-dining can be tricky when you follow a plant-based diet, but Al’s definitely has you covered. The vegan menu is small, but if it’s anything like their regular menu, it will be delicious! They have two locations: one in Oak Lawn and one in North Dallas.