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An all-you-can-eat vegan feast awaits at Kalachandji’s in East Dallas
Kathy Tran

Dallas’s 10 Essential Vegan Eateries

Where to fuel up on 100% veggie-based fare

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An all-you-can-eat vegan feast awaits at Kalachandji’s in East Dallas
| Kathy Tran

In the meat-loving South, eating vegan used to be a hassle. Now, though, there are plenty of vegan restaurants in North Texas that cater to a plant-based diet. Visit one of these Dallas restaurants (and food trucks) to chow down on cruelty-free fare.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. D'Vegan

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9780 Walnut St
Dallas, TX 75243
(972) 437-3939
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D’Vegan serves up all-Vietnamese vegan cuisine from an unassuming strip mall food court in North Lake Highlands. The restaurant is from the hands of a Buddhist owner who conceived of "beef" pho that is more flavor-filled than it’s animal-containing counterpart. Other highlights include vegan eggrolls and fried tofu and greens dishes.

2. Goji Cafe

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2330 Royal Ln #900
Dallas, TX 75229
(972) 243-1888
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The Asian-inspired Goji Cafe offers an array of Chinese and Asian fare that’s solely vegan. Options include traditional dishes like pho, tofu rice, kung pao “chicken” and “beef” with veggies. Its hearty, well-seasoned dishes are free from MSG, artificial byproducts, flavoring, and dyes. Goji offers a lunch buffet on Sundays, so make sure to bring an appetite.

3. Nature's Plate

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10233 Northwest Hwy #432
Dallas, TX 75238
(469) 307-4217
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This all-vegan shop boasts 75 percent organic ingredients on its menu, including no GMO’s and strictly organic items in “The Dirty Dozen” (vegetables and fruits that have the highest levels of pesticides when grown conventionally.) This take-away shop offers options like the buffalo chickpea salad wrap, and traditional Indian chana masala, along with baked goods and snack plates. Many items are gluten free, and everything is available for convenient pre-ordering. Weekly meal subscriptions start at $10.20.

4. Kalachandji's

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5430 Gurley Ave
Dallas, TX 75223
(214) 821-1048
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This eatery inside a Hare Krishna temple checks all the boxes for vegetarians and vegans. Known for its buffet prior to the pandemic, this spot is strictly vegetarian and only uses dairy and wheat products in some dishes, which are labeled accordingly, so read up before chowing down. Grab a seat near the buffet line where booths are plentiful, or head out to the courtyard where there’s a fountain for added ambiance.

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5. Belse Restaurant (Dallas)

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1910 Pacific Ave Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201
(469) 818-7010
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Cauliflower ranch flatbread, “mocki” sushi rolls with watermelon-wrapped nori rolls, and hibiscus cheesecake is on the menu at Belse Plant Cuisine, which opened in Dallas in 2021. The vegan restaurant has roots in Los Angeles.

6. Vegan Vibrationz

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920 S Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 664-9110
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The cult-favorite Vegan Vibrationz debuted as a food stand at the Dallas Farmers Market in 2018, recently adding a food truck and a meatless take on Taco Bell’s iconic Crunchwrap. It’s made with Beyond Meat, dairy-free chipotle sour cream, vegan cheddar, and mango pico de gallo. Find Vegan Vibrationz at the farmers market on weekends and a pop-ups around town.

7. Spiral Diner & Bakery

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1101 N Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 948-4747
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With three strategically situated locations in North Texas, this Lone Star original promises the very best plant-based comfort foods at its outposts in Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Denton. Homegrown favorites like quesadillas with vegan cheese cozy up next to pasta dishes and an assortment of burgers with pick-your-own patty options like soy, cashew-quinoa, or Beyond Burger. As an added bonus, the brunch and all-day breakfast menus are downright tantalizing.

8. El Palote Panaderia

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2537 S Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX 75227
(972) 807-2673
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This is the only all-vegan Mexican restaurant and bakery in Dallas, a transition that the owner decided to make several years ago after adopting a vegan lifestyle. Besides vegan baked goods, El Palote serves up all the traditional Mexican fare like tortas, tacos, flautas, burritos, and enchiladas. Other ordinary trappings of a Mexican restaurant are intact (including Topo Chico and Mexican Coke), but that’s about the only thing that’s “ordinary” about this spot.

9. Recipe Oak Cliff

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1831 S Ewing Ave
Dallas, TX 75216
(469) 930-8284
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This to-go eatery offers only vegan drinks and eats. A succinct menu features juices, fruit bowls, salads, falafel, tacos with jackfruit or walnut chorizo, and zucchini noodle dishes with choice of sauce including cashew cream, mushrooms, and spinach; "p-nut" ginger lime; tomato basil; or pesto. This spot also offers classes of all kinds, like fermenting, homesteading, and cooking vegan.

10. Loving Hut

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4519 Matlock Rd #123
Arlington, TX 76018
(817) 472-0550
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This strictly vegan restaurant has a long list of sustainable options including veggie spring rolls, salads, and soups like pho and spicy curry noodle. Check out the Eastern-inspired entrees like Mongolian Delight and Save-Planet Curry made with stir fried soy protein and a host of delectable veggies and sauces, or grab a patty melt made with vegan cheese.

1. D'Vegan

9780 Walnut St, Dallas, TX 75243

D’Vegan serves up all-Vietnamese vegan cuisine from an unassuming strip mall food court in North Lake Highlands. The restaurant is from the hands of a Buddhist owner who conceived of "beef" pho that is more flavor-filled than it’s animal-containing counterpart. Other highlights include vegan eggrolls and fried tofu and greens dishes.

9780 Walnut St
Dallas, TX 75243

2. Goji Cafe

2330 Royal Ln #900, Dallas, TX 75229

The Asian-inspired Goji Cafe offers an array of Chinese and Asian fare that’s solely vegan. Options include traditional dishes like pho, tofu rice, kung pao “chicken” and “beef” with veggies. Its hearty, well-seasoned dishes are free from MSG, artificial byproducts, flavoring, and dyes. Goji offers a lunch buffet on Sundays, so make sure to bring an appetite.

2330 Royal Ln #900
Dallas, TX 75229

3. Nature's Plate

10233 Northwest Hwy #432, Dallas, TX 75238

This all-vegan shop boasts 75 percent organic ingredients on its menu, including no GMO’s and strictly organic items in “The Dirty Dozen” (vegetables and fruits that have the highest levels of pesticides when grown conventionally.) This take-away shop offers options like the buffalo chickpea salad wrap, and traditional Indian chana masala, along with baked goods and snack plates. Many items are gluten free, and everything is available for convenient pre-ordering. Weekly meal subscriptions start at $10.20.

10233 Northwest Hwy #432
Dallas, TX 75238

4. Kalachandji's

5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas, TX 75223
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This eatery inside a Hare Krishna temple checks all the boxes for vegetarians and vegans. Known for its buffet prior to the pandemic, this spot is strictly vegetarian and only uses dairy and wheat products in some dishes, which are labeled accordingly, so read up before chowing down. Grab a seat near the buffet line where booths are plentiful, or head out to the courtyard where there’s a fountain for added ambiance.

5430 Gurley Ave
Dallas, TX 75223

5. Belse Restaurant (Dallas)

1910 Pacific Ave Suite 1400, Dallas, TX 75201

Cauliflower ranch flatbread, “mocki” sushi rolls with watermelon-wrapped nori rolls, and hibiscus cheesecake is on the menu at Belse Plant Cuisine, which opened in Dallas in 2021. The vegan restaurant has roots in Los Angeles.

1910 Pacific Ave Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

6. Vegan Vibrationz

920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201

The cult-favorite Vegan Vibrationz debuted as a food stand at the Dallas Farmers Market in 2018, recently adding a food truck and a meatless take on Taco Bell’s iconic Crunchwrap. It’s made with Beyond Meat, dairy-free chipotle sour cream, vegan cheddar, and mango pico de gallo. Find Vegan Vibrationz at the farmers market on weekends and a pop-ups around town.

920 S Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75201

7. Spiral Diner & Bakery

1101 N Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX 75203

With three strategically situated locations in North Texas, this Lone Star original promises the very best plant-based comfort foods at its outposts in Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Denton. Homegrown favorites like quesadillas with vegan cheese cozy up next to pasta dishes and an assortment of burgers with pick-your-own patty options like soy, cashew-quinoa, or Beyond Burger. As an added bonus, the brunch and all-day breakfast menus are downright tantalizing.

1101 N Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX 75203

8. El Palote Panaderia

2537 S Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 75227

This is the only all-vegan Mexican restaurant and bakery in Dallas, a transition that the owner decided to make several years ago after adopting a vegan lifestyle. Besides vegan baked goods, El Palote serves up all the traditional Mexican fare like tortas, tacos, flautas, burritos, and enchiladas. Other ordinary trappings of a Mexican restaurant are intact (including Topo Chico and Mexican Coke), but that’s about the only thing that’s “ordinary” about this spot.

2537 S Buckner Blvd
Dallas, TX 75227

9. Recipe Oak Cliff

1831 S Ewing Ave, Dallas, TX 75216

This to-go eatery offers only vegan drinks and eats. A succinct menu features juices, fruit bowls, salads, falafel, tacos with jackfruit or walnut chorizo, and zucchini noodle dishes with choice of sauce including cashew cream, mushrooms, and spinach; "p-nut" ginger lime; tomato basil; or pesto. This spot also offers classes of all kinds, like fermenting, homesteading, and cooking vegan.

1831 S Ewing Ave
Dallas, TX 75216

10. Loving Hut

4519 Matlock Rd #123, Arlington, TX 76018

This strictly vegan restaurant has a long list of sustainable options including veggie spring rolls, salads, and soups like pho and spicy curry noodle. Check out the Eastern-inspired entrees like Mongolian Delight and Save-Planet Curry made with stir fried soy protein and a host of delectable veggies and sauces, or grab a patty melt made with vegan cheese.

4519 Matlock Rd #123
Arlington, TX 76018

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