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Bright, veggie-packed poke bowls await at Malibu Poke
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14 Deliciously Healthy Dallas Restaurants

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Bright, veggie-packed poke bowls await at Malibu Poke
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In the land of burgers, barbecue, and chicken fried steak, Dallas still boasts a surprisingly diverse bounty of spots to enjoy a healthy meal.

Whether in search of raw, gluten-free, vegan, low-carb or paleo options, these 15 DFW eateries can surely satisfy a craving for a delicious healthy meal. From protein-packed smoothies and freshly-pressed juices to vegan pancakes, tacos and wraps, even the pickiest of eaters can find something great at Dallas's healthiest restaurants.

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The GEM Organic Food & Juice

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Need a side of affirmation with your juice? Head to The Gem, a bright, colorful spot filled with delicious juices, golden lattes, smoothies, snacks, soups and vegetarian bites. Try the Blue Diamond, with Blue Majik algae, coconut, banana, maca, almond, and hemp milk, or grab a whole growler-full of allegedly “cleansing” celery juice.

The Gem

TJ's Seafood Market

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Jon Alexis's temple of fine seafood has plenty of healthy options, from shrimp cocktail and ceviche to the simply grilled fish of the day, plus sides such as quinoa salad and haricot verts. (Grabbing some fish from the market side and taking it home to grill is also a solid option.)

Nature's Plate

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Featuring 100% plant-based dishes, meals and kits packed with non-GMO ingredients, nutrients and more, Nature’s Plate has something for every dietary requirement, and every picky eater, too. Bring home a hearty plant-based pasta bolognese, and grab a pie or other nut-free baked goods for dessert.

Vegan holiday items at Natures Plate
Rachel Pinn

True Food Kitchen

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Park Cities crowds continually flock to the Preston Center outlet of this upscale chain for health-conscious fare like a Tuscan kale salad, gluten-free butternut squash pizza, a grass-fed bison burger, and tofu lettuce wraps.

Flower Child

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With a bounty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, Flower Child is an excellent lunch option for people with dietary restrictions. Enjoy quinoa bowls, vegan poke, and plenty of roasted veggies, then wash it all down with kombucha served on tap.

A trio of healthy dips at Flower Child in Uptown
Rachel Pinn

Dive Coastal Cuisine

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After ten years in Snider Plaza, DIVE is a favorite for bright, veggie-packed options like the ahi tuna wrap and pear and arugula salad. At the end of last year, the eatery added a meal subscription program featuring healthy meal deliveries for 4-6 people. Customers can sign up for deliveries six days a week and choose from protein options like grilled chicken, salmon, mahi or steak, add kids meals and more, all non-GMO, organic and created by chef-owner Franchesca Nor.

Ahi Tuna Wrap at DIVE Coastal Cuisine
Rachel Pinn

Original ChopShop

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Vegetarian, vegan, and light options are aplenty at this colorful spot for salads, toasts, smoothies and sandwiches. Try the kale Caesar salad for a surprisingly filling (and tasty) lunch.

Malibu Poke

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Poke bowls abound in Dallas, but Malibu’s are the superior. Build a bowl that starts with cauliflower rice and sashimi-grade tuna tossed in shoyu or bonito aioli, then garnish it with everything from Asian pear and mango to radish and edamame. Lettuce-wrapped poke tacos are also a solid choice.

HG Sply Co

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Health is the name of the game at this Lower Greenville spot. Try the zucchini pasta bowl, which features spiralized zucchini noodles, tomatoes, eggplant, pickled peppers, and olives, to hit the full daily requirement of veggies in one meal.

Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

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This Lakewood eatery serves up chef-inspired health food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring a variety of gluten-free options. Try an açaí bowl, served all day long, or an entree like the Southwestern topped with veggies, beans, salsa and guacamole, which can be served in a wrap or bowl to suit your dietary needs. Kick off this healthy meal with a housemade dip (hummus or smoky garlic crema) served with raw veggies.

Crushcraft Thai Street Eats

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For a lighter meal at this Thai gem in the Quadrangle area in Uptown, skip the saucy rice and noodle dishes and try the spring rolls with chicken or tofu, or enjoy flavorful grilled chicken satay over vibrant papaya salad.

Juiceland

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For a quick infusion of liquid nutrients, pop into this Sylvan Thirty juicery for smoothies, juices, and wellness shots. Looking for more solid fare? Browse the cooler of grab-n-go snacks and meal options, like hummus and superfood salad.

Katy Norris

Spiral Diner & Bakery

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Comfort food faves like veggie burgers and hot dogs are lighter than their meaty counterparts at this beloved diner, along with lighter options like the taco salad. Instead of the classic deep-fried shell, diners will find quinoa and a giant pile of veggies.

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Tribal All Day Cafe

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Fresh juices, bowls, smoothies, and the ever-popular avocado toast are on offer at Tribal All Day Cafe in Bishop Arts. Try the Nourish Bowl, a favorite featuring seasonal vegetables, sweet potato, cauliflower rice, kale, cabbage, avocado, and tahini, or seasonal specials like warm pumpkin curry on a cold day.

The GEM Organic Food & Juice

The Gem

Need a side of affirmation with your juice? Head to The Gem, a bright, colorful spot filled with delicious juices, golden lattes, smoothies, snacks, soups and vegetarian bites. Try the Blue Diamond, with Blue Majik algae, coconut, banana, maca, almond, and hemp milk, or grab a whole growler-full of allegedly “cleansing” celery juice.

The Gem

TJ's Seafood Market

Jon Alexis's temple of fine seafood has plenty of healthy options, from shrimp cocktail and ceviche to the simply grilled fish of the day, plus sides such as quinoa salad and haricot verts. (Grabbing some fish from the market side and taking it home to grill is also a solid option.)

Nature's Plate

Vegan holiday items at Natures Plate
Rachel Pinn

Featuring 100% plant-based dishes, meals and kits packed with non-GMO ingredients, nutrients and more, Nature’s Plate has something for every dietary requirement, and every picky eater, too. Bring home a hearty plant-based pasta bolognese, and grab a pie or other nut-free baked goods for dessert.

Vegan holiday items at Natures Plate
Rachel Pinn

True Food Kitchen

Park Cities crowds continually flock to the Preston Center outlet of this upscale chain for health-conscious fare like a Tuscan kale salad, gluten-free butternut squash pizza, a grass-fed bison burger, and tofu lettuce wraps.

Flower Child

A trio of healthy dips at Flower Child in Uptown
Rachel Pinn

With a bounty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, Flower Child is an excellent lunch option for people with dietary restrictions. Enjoy quinoa bowls, vegan poke, and plenty of roasted veggies, then wash it all down with kombucha served on tap.

A trio of healthy dips at Flower Child in Uptown
Rachel Pinn

Dive Coastal Cuisine

Ahi Tuna Wrap at DIVE Coastal Cuisine
Rachel Pinn

After ten years in Snider Plaza, DIVE is a favorite for bright, veggie-packed options like the ahi tuna wrap and pear and arugula salad. At the end of last year, the eatery added a meal subscription program featuring healthy meal deliveries for 4-6 people. Customers can sign up for deliveries six days a week and choose from protein options like grilled chicken, salmon, mahi or steak, add kids meals and more, all non-GMO, organic and created by chef-owner Franchesca Nor.

Ahi Tuna Wrap at DIVE Coastal Cuisine
Rachel Pinn

Original ChopShop

Vegetarian, vegan, and light options are aplenty at this colorful spot for salads, toasts, smoothies and sandwiches. Try the kale Caesar salad for a surprisingly filling (and tasty) lunch.

Malibu Poke

Poke bowls abound in Dallas, but Malibu’s are the superior. Build a bowl that starts with cauliflower rice and sashimi-grade tuna tossed in shoyu or bonito aioli, then garnish it with everything from Asian pear and mango to radish and edamame. Lettuce-wrapped poke tacos are also a solid choice.

HG Sply Co

Health is the name of the game at this Lower Greenville spot. Try the zucchini pasta bowl, which features spiralized zucchini noodles, tomatoes, eggplant, pickled peppers, and olives, to hit the full daily requirement of veggies in one meal.

Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

This Lakewood eatery serves up chef-inspired health food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring a variety of gluten-free options. Try an açaí bowl, served all day long, or an entree like the Southwestern topped with veggies, beans, salsa and guacamole, which can be served in a wrap or bowl to suit your dietary needs. Kick off this healthy meal with a housemade dip (hummus or smoky garlic crema) served with raw veggies.

Crushcraft Thai Street Eats

For a lighter meal at this Thai gem in the Quadrangle area in Uptown, skip the saucy rice and noodle dishes and try the spring rolls with chicken or tofu, or enjoy flavorful grilled chicken satay over vibrant papaya salad.

Juiceland

Katy Norris

For a quick infusion of liquid nutrients, pop into this Sylvan Thirty juicery for smoothies, juices, and wellness shots. Looking for more solid fare? Browse the cooler of grab-n-go snacks and meal options, like hummus and superfood salad.

Katy Norris

Spiral Diner & Bakery

Garrett Hall/EDFW

Comfort food faves like veggie burgers and hot dogs are lighter than their meaty counterparts at this beloved diner, along with lighter options like the taco salad. Instead of the classic deep-fried shell, diners will find quinoa and a giant pile of veggies.

Garrett Hall/EDFW

Tribal All Day Cafe

Fresh juices, bowls, smoothies, and the ever-popular avocado toast are on offer at Tribal All Day Cafe in Bishop Arts. Try the Nourish Bowl, a favorite featuring seasonal vegetables, sweet potato, cauliflower rice, kale, cabbage, avocado, and tahini, or seasonal specials like warm pumpkin curry on a cold day.

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