Updated January 2020
We have gone all around town searching for the healthiest (and tastiest) eats! In a city defined by its Southern food, tacos and BBQ, it can be hard to eat healthy, but sprinkled throughout, there are several gems that offer food that’s just as delicious for our tastebuds as it is for our bodies! Check out our choices below!
Located in Lakewood and now Snider Plaza, Unleavened serves as a great spot for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner! You can choose from a variety of flavorful food combinations (all of which are gluten free!) that can be placed in either a wrap or over a bed of greens. My personal favorite is the Clubhouse over greens. I’ve never particularly raved about a salad, but that one blew my expectations out of the water! With so many different and innovative flavors included on the menu, Unleavened is the fun and exciting healthy restaurant you’ve been waiting to try!
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!
If you’re looking for the best, healthy place to get brunch, look no further. Company Cafe doesn’t just offer brunch on the weekends--they offer it seven days a week! Company Cafe also serves lunches and dinners, all with a farm-to-table philosophy, so you know your food comes from an ethical source.
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Titled one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Dallas by many sources, 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, stop by and try!
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Located across from Baylor Medical Center, Grabbagreen is a great option if you’re looking for healthy food to grab on the go. Their main menu items include bowls, with either a rice base or greens base, and wraps as well as smoothies, juices, and acai bowls. All the menu items are made fresh, and if you order online ahead of time, you can get in and out the door with pick-up.
Founded by Leslie Needham and Kathryn Bass, The Gem is the place to go to for optimum fresh-pressed juices and smoothies that use high quality and organic ingredients. After Needham was diagnosed with breast cancer, she went on a mission to research the best nutrition that would help heal her body. Their two tasty go-to juices are the Green Glow and the Radiant Glow, but there are different juices for a variety of tastes - including one with jalapeno if you’re looking for spicy! Between their colorful interior filled with fun disco vibes and the tasty drinks, you’ll leave feeling all kinds of groovy.
Vegetarians rejoice! Featured as one of the restaurants in HuffPost’s “10 Of The Country’s Healthiest Restaurants,” Cosmic Cafe offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan fare, taking their inspiration from multiple cultures and cuisines. The food isn’t the only great part about this place, as their actual restaurant is decorated in beautiful colors on the inside and outside. And, if you wanted to, you could sneak upstairs to experience one of their yoga or meditation sessions after a meal.
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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.”
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TRIBAL ALL DAY CAFE
What started as fresh pressed juice has turned into an adorable cafe in Bishop Arts serving us up healthy breakfast, 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 are inspired by seasonality and conscience consumption. We believe in nourishment and quality over any exclusive diet. There is a plate at the table for everyone, we invite you to come eat with us.”
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BREWED + PRESSED
If you’re up on the latest and greatest health food, this place is definitely for you. Brewed + Pressed is your typical coffee shop, just taken one step further. In addition to coffee and tea, they serve up shakes and juices using superfood ingredients, like pumpkin seed milk or blue majik. They also have breakfast items, vegetarian bowls, and sweets to choose from, all of which use nutrient-dense ingredients. You know that you’ll be feeling better from the inside out when you leave here.
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. If you’re not too hungry, order the yogurt, granola, or oatmeal with scrambled egg whites and veggie sausage. If you’re feeling a little more indulgent, their Cloud Cakes, Cinnamon Snails, or Granola-Crusted French Toast will certainly satisfy.
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This might seem like just another build-your-own salad bowl concept, but it’s a lot more than that. What started out as frustration for lack of delicious, healthy, high-quality casual restaurants spurred a big idea, and from there, in 2006, MIXT was born. Fast forward 14 years and they opened their FIRST Texas location right here in Dallas! 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.
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HG SPLY CO
HG Sply checks a lot of boxes: healthy food, brunch spot, rooftop bar, great cocktails, fire pits, etc. From the bright and colorful smoky carrot hummus to their famous spicy vegan queso, HG Sply does an amazing job on their recipes, and has a very paleo focused menu. In fact, HG stands for hunter gatherer! You can even drink healthy: a few of their drinks are infused with ginger kombucha, so there’s no need to second guess your decision to get cocktail. You can also head to their sister mega-concept, HERO, in Victory Park which features the same menu and a lot of new additions!
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ORIGINAL CHOP SHOP
Phoenix-based Original ChopShop opened its first North Texas location in Las Colinas in 2018, and since then they’ve opened two additional locations in the Dallas area! Protein bowls are the main component of the menu, providing guests with three key essentials: greens, grains and proteins. The menu also features handcrafted sandwhiches 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”.