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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.

1. Reverie Bakeshop

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1930 N Coit Rd Suite 140
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 238-7511
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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.

2. D'Vegan

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9780 Walnut St
Dallas, TX 75243
(972) 437-3939

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. 

3. Nature's Plate

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10233 Northwest Hwy #432
Dallas, TX 75238
(469) 307-4217
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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. 

4. True Food Kitchen

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8383 Preston Center Plaza #100
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 377-3333
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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.

5. Flower Child

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5450 W Lovers Ln Suite 133
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 231-5367
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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.

6. Velvet Taco

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3012 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 823-8358
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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.

7. Asian Mint

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4246 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 219-6468
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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. 

8. Cosmic Cafe

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2912 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 521-6157
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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. 

9. Kalachandji's

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5430 Gurley Ave
Dallas, TX 75223
(214) 821-1048
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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. 

10. Anvil Pub

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2638 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1271
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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. 

11. JuiceLand

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1888 Sylvan Ave f150
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 760-4828
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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. 

12. Spiral Diner & Bakery

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1101 N Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 948-4747
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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. 

13. El Palote Panaderia

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2537 S Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX 75227
(972) 807-2673
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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. 

14. Bolsa

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614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 367-9367
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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. 

15. Recipe Oak Cliff

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1831 S Ewing Ave
Dallas, TX 75216
(469) 930-8284
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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.

1. Reverie Bakeshop

1930 N Coit Rd Suite 140, Richardson, TX 75080

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.

1930 N Coit Rd Suite 140
Richardson, TX 75080

2. D'Vegan

9780 Walnut St, Dallas, TX 75243

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. 

9780 Walnut St
Dallas, TX 75243

3. Nature's Plate

10233 Northwest Hwy #432, Dallas, TX 75238

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. 

10233 Northwest Hwy #432
Dallas, TX 75238

4. True Food Kitchen

8383 Preston Center Plaza #100, Dallas, TX 75225

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.

8383 Preston Center Plaza #100
Dallas, TX 75225

5. Flower Child

5450 W Lovers Ln Suite 133, Dallas, TX 75209

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.

5450 W Lovers Ln Suite 133
Dallas, TX 75209

6. Velvet Taco

3012 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

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.

3012 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

7. Asian Mint

4246 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

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. 

4246 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

8. Cosmic Cafe

2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

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. 

2912 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

9. Kalachandji's

5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas, TX 75223

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. 

5430 Gurley Ave
Dallas, TX 75223

10. Anvil Pub

2638 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

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. 

2638 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

11. JuiceLand

1888 Sylvan Ave f150, Dallas, TX 75208

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. 

1888 Sylvan Ave f150
Dallas, TX 75208

12. Spiral Diner & Bakery

1101 N Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX 75203

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. 

1101 N Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX 75203

13. El Palote Panaderia

2537 S Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 75227

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. 

2537 S Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX 75227

14. Bolsa

614 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208

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. 

614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

15. Recipe Oak Cliff

1831 S Ewing Ave, Dallas, TX 75216

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.

1831 S Ewing Ave
Dallas, TX 75216

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