Updated January 2020
Fun Fact: in 2019, Dallas was included in PETA's list of the 10 most vegan friendly cities in the US...at spot #7! You might not expect the land of BBQ and Tex-Mex to be vegan friendly, but there's more than meets the eye. Explore the below options for completely vegan spots or those with accommodating menus.
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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This funky cocktaileria also serves up a Latin American menu that is 100% plant based and delicious! It's a low key and laid back spot but as cozy as if you were in a moody lounge! Sample empanadas, arepas, sandwiches and other entree plates accompanied by your choice of cocktail, wine or beer! Stop by during happy hour all day on Monday and Tuesday - Friday from 4 - 7pm for $3-$7 apps like sweet plantains plus $7 cocktails.
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Sign us up for all the plant based desserts! Reverie has all the staples from cakes, cupcakes, pastries, even wedding cakes! Their mission is providing high quality vegan pastries that are just as tasty as the real thing. The owner has been vegan for 20+ years and has perfected the art of vegan baking including seasonal treats that look too perfect to eat! You can keep up with the upcoming themed desserts via their social media + website!
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Bam’s Vegan specializes in food that helps people “transition into a healthier vegan/plant-based lifestyle.” You can also visit his website and find yummy recipes like Bam’s Classic Breakfast, Jackfruit Ropa Vieja and Chipotle Sage Nachos. When you visit him though on Saturday or Sunday at the Farmer’s Market, just be prepared for a long line of hungry customers. And get there early! He does sell out, because yes he is that popular!
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Another popular spot at the Farmers Market, Vegan Vibrationz takes a fun approach to Vegan! Since Texas is definitely known for being a meat state, they like to show their customers that vegan can taste just as good as meat! For example, chicken and waffles, instead of chicken they use fried oyster mushrooms!
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NUNO’S TACO & VEGMEX GRILL
What started out as a stand at The Dallas Farmers Market, has grown so popular that they were able to open their own location! Nuno’s is a Mexican restaurant that takes a “healthier” spin on your traditional Mexican dishes. Everything on their menu is vegan and we’ve heard their nachos are to die for! If you are vegan but not ready to give up Tex Mex (that is usually meat heavy), here is your solution!!
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Looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth? Cinnaholic is a sweets shop of cinnamon rolls, cookies, brownies and even edible cookie dough that are all fully vegan! Customize your treat like adding marshmallow, graham crackers and chocolate sauce to make your cinnamon roll s’mores worthy or add fruit and chocolate for a chocolate covered strawberry roll! If you’re hosting an event check out their cinnacake that is just as delicious as it sounds with frosting and up to 5 toppings!
If you are in the Frisco area, Jeff’s Vegan is a must! It’s a vegan-based Asian restaurant with offerings that include Sweet and Sour soup, potstickers, Buffalo Cauliflower, Crispy Spicy Chacha and more. And while it’s actually quite easy to eat vegan at many Asian restaurants with eggless noodles and lots of tofu and veggies, Jeff specializes in ONLY vegan Asian, but also cooks up vegan burgers and burritos too!
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ITSO Vegan’s goal is to make vegan food so great that even the pickiest eaters will love it! Although they are located in Grand Prairie, you will be shocked by the number of people that make the drive for their delicious food that include Country Fried Dinner and “Chiken” N Waffles, burgers and cheesecake. If you love southern food but are vegan - look no further!
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Located in Deep Ellum and opened by Elm Street Tattoo owner, Ink Master judge and vegan Oliver Peck, Tiki Loco is definitely something to stop by and experience! Their tropical atmosphere instantly welcomes you in, and they are your one-stop-shop for coffee, shaved ices, cocktails, nachos and tacos! Our vegan friend said you ONLY go for the tacos though. Their menu is 100% plant-based and gluten-free and they are apparently killing it!
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There are multiple ways to get your award winning vegan fix from a chef driven menu! They offer delivery and catering plus a food truck that pops up around DFW and was voted #7 Best Vegan Food Truck in the US! From burgers, pizzas, breakfast items and a long list of gourmet desserts you don’t have to sacrifice flavor when it comes to eating plant based! A lot of their options are also organic and gluten free.
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Another vegan hole-in-the-wall, serving up vegan comfort food, Da Munchies is located in West Dallas and offers dishes like buffalo chicken sandwiches, beyond meat burgers, fried oyster mushrooms, and more. Just be prepared to be confused about the location - it’s random and not well marked. But you’ll be in vegan heaven once you head inside!
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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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