Vegan cuisine is, unfortunately, often left out of the culinary conversation in Dallas. There is plenty of great veggie-friendly fare to be had, but it doesn’t quite get the same recognition as the burgers, beef, and barbecue that dominate Dallas’ food culture. Now, though, a new concept coming to Trinity Groves could change all that.
CultureMap reports that V Spot, a "vegan comfort food" concept, will land in Trinity Groves in the coming months. The restaurant comes from Troy Gardner, who owns Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs on Oak Lawn, and was originally supposed to be a second outpost of the original hot dog spot until restaurateur Phil Romano proposed an entirely different concept.
"They realized they didn't have any of that market, so I lucked out with the right time and right concept," Gardner told CultureMap. "It's not something he does, but I have to give him credit for being enough of an entrepreneur to step beyond his own personal choices to see that there's merit in this."
For a hot dog joint, Samson’s has a decidedly veggie-friendly menu. Gardner says that over 85% of the restaurant’s menu items are vegan, and he’s hosted a series of vegan dinners over the past few months that have all sold out quickly, pointing to the demand for more vegan fare in Dallas.
As far as the menu is concerned, look forward to comfort food dishes that will be priced "lower than anywhere else in Trinity Groves." Favorites from the vegan dinners at Samson’s, like crispy tofu fingers, hummus, and tortilla-crusted "chicken," will likely end up on the menu at V Spot, but no menu has been finalized yet.
At present, Gardner is planning on a Spring 2016 opening for V Spot. Stay tuned, plant enthusiasts, for more details on this exciting new concept.