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Where to Find Dallas’ Best Vegetarian Cuisine

Where to find the city's best meat-free fare

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It is certainly true that Dallas is a meat-obsessed city. From the abundance of steakhouses to the barbecue boom, veggies don't always get the love that they deserve. That said, there are plenty of excellent places to find a quality vegetarian meal.

Whether it’s straight-up comfort food from a spot like Spiral Diner or a solid bowl of tofu curry at Kalachandji's, no one has to stick to the salad bar to enjoy a meat-free dinner. If something more upscale is in order, some of the city's finest chefs are turning out veggie-friendly dishes that even the most vehement of carnivores wouldn't be able to ignore.

Let this map be a guide to Dallas' best vegetarian restaurants, all of which will be equally enjoyable for any omnivorous friends.

Is your favorite vegetarian haunt missing from this map? Shout it out in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Reverie Bakeshop

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Baking with any substitutions can be precarious, but this bakery is absolutely killing the plant-based game with a stunning array of everything from delicate pastries to hearty cheesecakes, all of which are completely vegan. Stop by for some sweets, or order ahead of time for an event.

D'Vegan

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Tucked into the food court at Hong Kong Market, D’Vegan serves up fresh takes on entirely meat-free Vietnamese fare. Go for veggie pho, tofu noodle soup, vegan banh mi, and spring rolls that provide plenty of authentic flavor without skimping. 

Nature's Plate

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Vegetarian meals on the go can be a bit of a challenge, but this Lake Highlands spot has plenty to offer in that regard. Plant-based breakfasts, lunches and snacks are on offer, all clocking in at less than $10 each. 

True Food Kitchen

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A favorite of the Lululemon-clad lunch set, True Food Kitchen offers vegetarian upscale fare in the Park Cities. The seasonally-rotating menu is largely comprised of trendy dishes (kale guacamole and quinoa johnny cakes, for example) made with locally-sourced produce. Don’t forget to try the addictive honey lemonade and impressive vegan desserts.

Flower Child

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This cute cafe fully embraces organic, healthy fare with kombucha on tap and a menu that carefully details its vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Carnivores can always choose to add grass-fed beef, natural chicken or sustainable salmon to any dish.

Velvet Taco

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A place where vegetarians and carnivores alike can dine without compromising, Velvet Taco offers three off-the-wall veggie tacos. Try the Nashville-style hot tofu, fried paneer, or falafel when whenever the craving for a unique taco strikes.

Asian Mint

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With everything from a comforting bowl of curry to saucy pad thai, Asian Mint has plenty to choose from. Most of the dishes on the menu can be prepared vegetarian if you ask, and many are just straight-up meat free. Pair the fresh, bright Asian noodle salad with a matcha latte for a healthy lunch that also serves as a serious energy boost. 

Cosmic Cafe

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This long-standing restaurant brings the chill vibes and a ridiculously bright paint job to Oak Lawn. Indian-inspired dishes like masala pizza, dal, and freshly baked naan are abundant on the menu, along with a rotating curried vegetable of the day. Pair with a glass of organic wine for clean and healthy bliss. 

Kalachandji's

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Founded in the ‘80s and operated by the Dallas Hare Krishnas, this beloved East Dallas fave is one of the city’s finest all-vegetarian establishments. A daily buffet of vegetarian dishes ranging from tofu curry to vegetarian nachos is made from scratch with only fresh produce. Vegan items are also on offer and noted on the menu. 

Anvil Pub

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Comforting bar food is a must after too much booze, and Anvil Pub offers a bountiful selection of deliciously greasy fare. Order up a pile of nachos made with soy chicken, vegan cheese and dairy-free sour cream, or tuck into a hearty bowl of vegan chili. 

JuiceLand

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This Austin export has proven its value to vegetarians with outposts across the country, and its healthy, rainbow-colored magic has become a Dallas staple. Choose from a bevy of healthy blends (the array of veggies, fruits and add-ins is truly stunning), or head to the grab-and-go case for quick and healthy lunches like vegan taco salad and rainbow quinoa served with cucumber tzatziki. 

Spiral Diner & Bakery

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A stalwart of the local vegetarian and vegan scene, Spiral Diner’s locations in Oak Cliff and Fort Worth serve up some of Dallas’ best vegan comfort food. The "chopped BBQ" sandwich is a perennial fave, as are the migas on the all-day breakfast menu. 

El Palote Panaderia

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It’s impossible to throw a tortilla without hitting Tex-Mex cuisine in Dallas, but vegan options are decidedly more difficult to find. That’s where El Palote comes in. The kitchen here is 100% vegan, and its takes on meat-free chiccharon and carnitas are amazingly good. Save room for something sweet, like a doughnut or pan dulce. 

The menu at Bolsa changes with the seasons, but vegetarians will always find something to love at this farm-to-table eatery. The twig and branch flatbread, topped with arugula, roasted grapes, and goat cheese is a mouth-watering mainstay. 

Recipe Oak Cliff

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This raw, vegan haven boasts plenty of salads and raw entrees to satisfy anyone looking for a quick, healthy bite. Try the smoked jackfruit tacos or a falafel hummus bowl.

Reverie Bakeshop

Baking with any substitutions can be precarious, but this bakery is absolutely killing the plant-based game with a stunning array of everything from delicate pastries to hearty cheesecakes, all of which are completely vegan. Stop by for some sweets, or order ahead of time for an event.

D'Vegan

Tucked into the food court at Hong Kong Market, D’Vegan serves up fresh takes on entirely meat-free Vietnamese fare. Go for veggie pho, tofu noodle soup, vegan banh mi, and spring rolls that provide plenty of authentic flavor without skimping. 

Nature's Plate

Vegetarian meals on the go can be a bit of a challenge, but this Lake Highlands spot has plenty to offer in that regard. Plant-based breakfasts, lunches and snacks are on offer, all clocking in at less than $10 each. 

True Food Kitchen

A favorite of the Lululemon-clad lunch set, True Food Kitchen offers vegetarian upscale fare in the Park Cities. The seasonally-rotating menu is largely comprised of trendy dishes (kale guacamole and quinoa johnny cakes, for example) made with locally-sourced produce. Don’t forget to try the addictive honey lemonade and impressive vegan desserts.

Flower Child

This cute cafe fully embraces organic, healthy fare with kombucha on tap and a menu that carefully details its vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Carnivores can always choose to add grass-fed beef, natural chicken or sustainable salmon to any dish.

Velvet Taco

A place where vegetarians and carnivores alike can dine without compromising, Velvet Taco offers three off-the-wall veggie tacos. Try the Nashville-style hot tofu, fried paneer, or falafel when whenever the craving for a unique taco strikes.

Asian Mint

With everything from a comforting bowl of curry to saucy pad thai, Asian Mint has plenty to choose from. Most of the dishes on the menu can be prepared vegetarian if you ask, and many are just straight-up meat free. Pair the fresh, bright Asian noodle salad with a matcha latte for a healthy lunch that also serves as a serious energy boost. 

Cosmic Cafe

This long-standing restaurant brings the chill vibes and a ridiculously bright paint job to Oak Lawn. Indian-inspired dishes like masala pizza, dal, and freshly baked naan are abundant on the menu, along with a rotating curried vegetable of the day. Pair with a glass of organic wine for clean and healthy bliss. 

Kalachandji's

Founded in the ‘80s and operated by the Dallas Hare Krishnas, this beloved East Dallas fave is one of the city’s finest all-vegetarian establishments. A daily buffet of vegetarian dishes ranging from tofu curry to vegetarian nachos is made from scratch with only fresh produce. Vegan items are also on offer and noted on the menu. 

Anvil Pub

Comforting bar food is a must after too much booze, and Anvil Pub offers a bountiful selection of deliciously greasy fare. Order up a pile of nachos made with soy chicken, vegan cheese and dairy-free sour cream, or tuck into a hearty bowl of vegan chili. 

JuiceLand

This Austin export has proven its value to vegetarians with outposts across the country, and its healthy, rainbow-colored magic has become a Dallas staple. Choose from a bevy of healthy blends (the array of veggies, fruits and add-ins is truly stunning), or head to the grab-and-go case for quick and healthy lunches like vegan taco salad and rainbow quinoa served with cucumber tzatziki. 

Spiral Diner & Bakery

A stalwart of the local vegetarian and vegan scene, Spiral Diner’s locations in Oak Cliff and Fort Worth serve up some of Dallas’ best vegan comfort food. The "chopped BBQ" sandwich is a perennial fave, as are the migas on the all-day breakfast menu. 

El Palote Panaderia

It’s impossible to throw a tortilla without hitting Tex-Mex cuisine in Dallas, but vegan options are decidedly more difficult to find. That’s where El Palote comes in. The kitchen here is 100% vegan, and its takes on meat-free chiccharon and carnitas are amazingly good. Save room for something sweet, like a doughnut or pan dulce. 

Bolsa

The menu at Bolsa changes with the seasons, but vegetarians will always find something to love at this farm-to-table eatery. The twig and branch flatbread, topped with arugula, roasted grapes, and goat cheese is a mouth-watering mainstay. 

Recipe Oak Cliff

This raw, vegan haven boasts plenty of salads and raw entrees to satisfy anyone looking for a quick, healthy bite. Try the smoked jackfruit tacos or a falafel hummus bowl.

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