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Cock & Bull features an exotic meatless dish.
Cock & Bull features an exotic meatless dish.
Photo credit: Caren Rodriguez/EDFW

Forget Wings: 9 Meatless Bar Snacks to Eat Right Now

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Cock & Bull features an exotic meatless dish.
| Photo credit: Caren Rodriguez/EDFW


While burgers, fish and chips and pizza remain bar food staples, many watering holes are stepping up their food game with innovative creations and high-quality ingredients. Plenty of outstanding meat-free dishes that deserve a try are now available thanks to this bar fare revolution. Here are nine bars where you can enjoy some savory grub without ingesting an ounce of animal protein.


— Caren Rodriguez

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Anvil Pub

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Even though this bar features a greaseless, low-carbon-emitting green kitchen, you can still grub on pub-worthy meatless food. Case in point: a creamy, savory mac 'n cheese and vegan chili concoction called “Hammertime” that will satisfy your greasy spoon craving.

Cock and Bull

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If you're feeling a little adventurous, try the grilled vegetable tagine. The North African-style stew packs a tangy yet sweet flavor and is served with tasty apricot-sprinkled jeweled rice.

The Libertine

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The seitan tacos at this Greenville favorite are possibly the tastiest meatless tacos available in a Dallas bar. A generous serving of tempura-battered seitan (a high-protein wheat gluten meat substitute) is stuffed into a corn tortilla and topped with tangy shredded cabbage, fresh cilantro and spicy Sriracha ginger ailoi. One bite of these crunchy, flavorful tacos is bound to make you forget this fulfilling dish is meat-free.

Meddlesome Moth

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This gastro-pub offers plenty of flavorsome meatless dishes. Savor the Duchesse de Bourgogne and chevre-laced shishito peppers and the toasted mushroom farro. For the fried food aficionados, gobble up the addictively crunchy fried hominy or the fried tofu.

Mercy Wine Bar

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The rich mac and white truffle gratin made with creamy, nutty melted Raclette and Swiss cheeses is a must at this Addison wine bar. Another meatless gem is the grilled cheese apple sandwich, which perfectly marries salty fontina, Jarlsberg and buffalo mozzarella with tart Granny Smith apples.

The Meridian Room

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Although this place offers a veggie burger and a portobello sandwich, the real meatless star is the three cheese grilled cheese. Made with quality Empire Bakery bread, this butter-basted sandwich is grilled to cheesy perfection and made even tastier with the addition of tomato and avocado slices.

The Old Monk

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The vegetarian burger is the must-try meatless dish at this Henderson Avenue spot. The burger comes with a house-made lentil, bulghur wheat, leek, mushroom, corn, and cashew patty that offers an herb-infused kick not often found in other meatless patties.

Sundown at Granada

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This bar has a huge selection of scrumptious meatless dishes. Try one of the exotic Indian, South American or Japanese-inspired bowls, such as the “Peaceful Indian Chole.”

Trinity Hall

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With four vegetarian items on their menu, the Irish-style Mulligatawny is the sans-meat dish you should try. Barley, jalapeños and cilantro flavor this deliciously Indian-inspired soup.

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Anvil Pub

Even though this bar features a greaseless, low-carbon-emitting green kitchen, you can still grub on pub-worthy meatless food. Case in point: a creamy, savory mac 'n cheese and vegan chili concoction called “Hammertime” that will satisfy your greasy spoon craving.

Cock and Bull

If you're feeling a little adventurous, try the grilled vegetable tagine. The North African-style stew packs a tangy yet sweet flavor and is served with tasty apricot-sprinkled jeweled rice.

The Libertine

The seitan tacos at this Greenville favorite are possibly the tastiest meatless tacos available in a Dallas bar. A generous serving of tempura-battered seitan (a high-protein wheat gluten meat substitute) is stuffed into a corn tortilla and topped with tangy shredded cabbage, fresh cilantro and spicy Sriracha ginger ailoi. One bite of these crunchy, flavorful tacos is bound to make you forget this fulfilling dish is meat-free.

Meddlesome Moth

This gastro-pub offers plenty of flavorsome meatless dishes. Savor the Duchesse de Bourgogne and chevre-laced shishito peppers and the toasted mushroom farro. For the fried food aficionados, gobble up the addictively crunchy fried hominy or the fried tofu.

Mercy Wine Bar

The rich mac and white truffle gratin made with creamy, nutty melted Raclette and Swiss cheeses is a must at this Addison wine bar. Another meatless gem is the grilled cheese apple sandwich, which perfectly marries salty fontina, Jarlsberg and buffalo mozzarella with tart Granny Smith apples.

The Meridian Room

Although this place offers a veggie burger and a portobello sandwich, the real meatless star is the three cheese grilled cheese. Made with quality Empire Bakery bread, this butter-basted sandwich is grilled to cheesy perfection and made even tastier with the addition of tomato and avocado slices.

The Old Monk

The vegetarian burger is the must-try meatless dish at this Henderson Avenue spot. The burger comes with a house-made lentil, bulghur wheat, leek, mushroom, corn, and cashew patty that offers an herb-infused kick not often found in other meatless patties.

Sundown at Granada

This bar has a huge selection of scrumptious meatless dishes. Try one of the exotic Indian, South American or Japanese-inspired bowls, such as the “Peaceful Indian Chole.”

Trinity Hall

With four vegetarian items on their menu, the Irish-style Mulligatawny is the sans-meat dish you should try. Barley, jalapeños and cilantro flavor this deliciously Indian-inspired soup.

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