We’re rounding up the healthiest (and tastiest) eats in town! In a city defined by its Southern food, tacos, and BBQ, it can be hard to eat healthy, but sprinkled throughout, there are several DFW gems that offer food that tastes just as good as it is for our bodies! 

Updated January 2024



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HG Sply Co Pressed Juices

HG Sply Co.

HG Sply checks a lot of boxes: healthy and paleo food, brunch spot, rooftop bar, great cocktails, fire pits, etc. In fact, HG stands for hunter-gatherer! You can even drink healthy – they offer a full juice menu and a few of their sips are infused with ginger kombucha. (Pictured)

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True Food Kitchen

A staple for healthy eats in Dallas, Ture Food Kitchen is known for their rotating seasonal menu that features the freshest ingredients! You'll find delicious eats for any time of day, like brunch, pizzas, salads, bowls, burgers, and hearty entrees. They also have a great menu of cocktails and mocktails, and even fresh juices and spritzers!

Plano & Preston Center | Directions



This classy restaurant is located inside Hall Arts Hotel, and their food is just as stunning as the decor! They have an amazing selection of fresh salads, veggies to share, and healthy yet hearty entrees like roast chicken and salmon. It has plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans too!

Arts District | Directions


Origin Kitchen

If you're looking for upscale eats made with quality ingredients, this is your spot! Origin is fully transparent about everything they use, and will gladly tell you why. For example, they only use real olive oil (no nut/seed oils), natural sweeteners like honey, and their meats are all pasture-raised, grass-fed or available as a wild option. They'll also gladly work with you on any dietary restrictions, and are celiac friendly!

Knox | Directions

The Porch

This spot is a go-to for comfort food that you can feel good about eating! Their all-day menu features tons of delicious salads and bowls, like the Kale Czar, Grilled Salmon Bowl, and even a Poke Bowl! If you're looking for something to sip on, we love their selection of low ABV cocktails.

Henderson | Directions


We can already tell this new restaurant in the West Village is going to be one of our go-to's for healthy eats! It's perfect for when you're craving Mexican food, but still trying to eat light. Their menu is full of lighter takes on classic dishes, all made with clean, high-quality ingredients. It's also great for vegans, vegetarians, and those who are gluten-free!

West Village | Directions



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Bonton Farms

This nonprofit is changing the game for the food desert in South Dallas, so you can feel extra good about eating here! Stop by for beautiful, fresh farm-to-table foods through a breakfast and lunch menu offered, or shop Bonton Farms products like eggs, soap, and honey. Members of the community even help manage the farm! (Pictured)

South Dallas | Directions


Garden Cafe

This casual spot may have some of the freshest ingredients in Dallas -- their on-site garden provides many of the herbs and vegetables used in their dishes! Grab a seat on the gorgeous garden patio to enjoy brunch or dinner, and don't skip the salads or starters. That's where the vegetables they grow truly shine!

East Dallas | Directions


Petra and the Beast

This unique spot serves up a seasonal, chef-driven menu, and is truly foodie heaven! You'll find plenty of dishes perfect for sharing, like boards, roasted vegetables, and meats to share. Some of their menu items are some of the most unique dishes we've tried in Dallas!

Lakewood | Directions



Known as Dallas' original farm-to-table restaurant, Celebration offers a variety of Southern comfort food, like fried catfish, chicken-fried streak, and cobbler! They also have some healthier options like the Southwest quinoa salad and a veggie plate. No matter your dietary needs, Celebration has something for you! 

Lovers Lane | Directions


Patina Green

This shop and restaurant has been serving the freshest foods, with ingredients sourced from local vendors, for over ten years! Their menu is focused on sandwiches rotates seasonally. We recommend the Cauliflower Sandwich and the Spaghetti Squash Sandwich if they're on the menu!

McKinney | Directions



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Buda Juice

All of Buda Juice's drinks are made from certified organic produce that goes from farm to consumer in five days or less! Their menu is simple, featuring blends or individual veggie juices, and even states the benefits of each drink, which makes it easy to customize your order based on your goals.

Mockingbird Station & West Village | See locations


Clean Juice

Whether you're looking for a refreshing drink or a full-on juice cleanse, Clean Juice has it all! Everything here is 100% certified organic, and they're super transparent about their ingredients. You can even filter your likes and dislikes when you scroll through their online menu!

The Hill | Directions



This colorful spot is serving up juices and smoothies just as bright as their decor! Their menu offers over 50 unique combos, and you can add a boost like protein or collagen to your drink. (Pictured)

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The Gem

The Gem is the place to go to for optimum fresh-pressed juices and smoothies that use high-quality and organic ingredients. Their two tasty go-to juices are the Green Glow and the Radiant Glow, but there are different juices for a variety of tastes. Between their colorful interior filled with fun disco vibes and the tasty drinks, you’ll leave feeling all kinds of groovy.

University Park | Directions


TLC Vegan

TLC Vegan Cafe

TLC, aka “Tastes Like Chicken” Vegan Cafe is making the world a better place, one veganized dish at a time. Vegans can truly rejoice at this menu, which features vegan versions of your fave dishes, like lasagna, chicken fried steak, mac and cheese....the list goes on! (Pictured)

Richardson | Directions



One of the best vegetarian restaurants in Dallas, Kalachandji’s goes back in time to the ancient recipes and traditions of Indian food. They implement Ayurvedic principles in their cooking to make their food not only good for your body but also your mind and spirit. If you’re looking for a different take on vegetarian food, this is a must-try!

East Dallas | Directions


Nunos Tacos

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!!

Far North Dallas | Directions



Bowl from Dream Cafe

Company Cafe

If you’re looking for the best, healthy place to get brunch, look no further. Company Cafe offers brunch seven days a week, along with lunch and dinner daily! All their food is gluten-free and farm-to-table philosophy, so you know your food comes from an ethical source.

Lower Greenville | Directions


Dream Cafe

Truly a dream for vegans and healthy eaters around, the Dream Cafe offers a breakfast and brunch menu that caters to all types of food preferences. While they can swap out regular cheese on an omelette for soy cheese, or regular sausage for veggie sausage, they’re 100% consistent in using organic and local ingredients in addition to hormone-free meat. (Pictured)

Lakewood & Uptown | See locations


Tribal All-Day Cafe

What started as fresh pressed juice has turned into an adorable cafe in Bishop Arts serving us up healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners! The ingredients are of the best quality and locally sourced and in fact, they say it best: “Our local farm friends raise cage-free eggs and sustainable cheeses from happy chickens and cows... We believe in nourishment and quality over any exclusive diet."

Bishop Arts District | Directions


Zest Cafe

This charming modern spot is great for any time of day, serving coffee, cocktails, breakfast, lunch, and dinner! They offer tons of vegan and vegetarian options -- our fave is the Avocado and Alfalfa Wrap with all the veggies

Park Cities | Directions



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This fast-casual spot is focused on chef-driven, sustainable foods that give you the nutrients you need! The flavors are great too -- you can enjoy anything from soups and salads to pizzas and desserts. They're also willing to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies!

Plano & The Hill | See locations


Crisp & Green

At Crisp & Green you can get healthy and scratch-made meals perfect for on-the-go days! They have salads, bowls, smoothies and more, and they're expanding into eight states. When it comes to the bowls, you can order any grain bowl off the menu or make your own variation with a greens or a grains base!

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Flower Child

Using 100% fresh and local ingredients, Flower Child caters to any healthy eater from vegan to paleo--and doesn’t skimp on the quality! With a variety of salads, wraps, bowls, and plates to choose from, there’s something different to try every time. And the colorful interior makes it hard to not snatch an Insta pic while you’re there!

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Malibu Poke

With poke eateries becoming more popular, especially in Dallas, Malibu Poke doesn’t shy away from offering the best. Serving top sashimi-grade fish, freshly made sauces and toppings sourced from local farms, Malibu Poke truly fulfills their mission of providing “a better bowl of poke.”

Oak Lawn | Directions



This might seem like just another build-your-own salad bowl concept, but it’s a lot more than that. At Mixt, you can choose one of their well-balanced and nutritious signature salads, opt for a market plate and choose your own main, 2 sides and house-made sauce or go for a hearty (but healthy) grain bowl! The best part? They only source from farms and purveyors they trust, and always keep pesticides, chemicals and GMO’s out of their recipes.

Uptown | Directions


Original Chop Shop

Protein bowls are the main component of Chop Shop's menu, providing guests with three key essentials: greens, grains and proteins. The menu also features handcrafted sandwiches with locally sourced bread, salads, acai and pitaya superfruit bowls, a variety of protein shakes, elixirs, and fresh-squeezed juices. They pride themselves on quick and simple “feel good food”.

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Salad & Go

Salad and Go is blowing up on social media, and rightfully so! Their $5.74 salads are all the rage, and so are their breakfast tacos and drinks. Make sure to get your $1 organic iced tea or house-made lemonade of any size! They have lots of new locations opening soon, so keep an eye on their website.

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This beloved salad chain has a cult following, and for good reason! Here, you can build your own salad with endless options -- think like the Chipotle of salads. There's truly an endless combination of salads you can try, and once you find your fave, you'll be obsessed! (Pictured)

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