Barbecue, fried steak meals, and other Mexican specialties always top the long list of popular choices when it comes to Dallas food trips. But more than these famous meaty options, Dallas is also home to diverse and healthy food choices that accommodate vegetarian and vegan diet. Moreover, their vegetarian offers are nowhere near the typical green plate. They come in full meals, snacks, smoothies and even desserts! If you want to go for a full Texas food experience, classic Mexican dishes also have their plant-based versions here.
Whether you’re alone or with your meat-loving friends, check this list out to find what you’ve been looking for! Here are 10 vegetarian restaurants in Dallas, Texas.
1. Cosmic Café
Great, healthy food with a relaxing ambience separates Cosmic Café from the rest. People love the cozy and humble feel of this place. As you enjoy the rich mix of garlic, ginger, and basil on your vegan Tomato Dreams Soup, you get to gaze at the artsy paint and sculptures all over the place. To complete the peaceful theme of the entire place, the Cosmic Café also has a meditation room and offers free yoga sessions on certain days.
Address: 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Website: Cosmic Café Official Site
Opening Hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm
2. Reverie Bakeshop
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Vegetarians are certainly not missing out on pastries and desserts but most of them learn to bake the healthy goodies at home from various online recipes. Here at Dallas, Reverie Bakeshop has the perfect breakfast choices to start your day. They can accommodate vegetarian and vegan diet, and even special diets based on some food intolerances. Popular choices include the kolache, black bean empanada, and Boston Creme donut. The shop doesn’t have a very big space so you may need to line up to get your orders. Just come early as their specialties sell out fast!
Address: 1930 N Coit Rd, Ste 140, Richardson, TX 75080
Website: Reverie Bakeshop Official Site
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 5pm; Sat: 7am - 4pm (closed on Sun)
3. Gather Kitchen
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Gather Kitchen makes a lot of vegetarians wish that they lived in Dallas. This restaurant lets your build your own fresh bowl from their fresh ingredients! Their standard vegan set is made out of avocado, caramelized onions, mushrooms, quinoa, and roasted tomatoes with some toasted almonds and cilantro garnish. Gather Kitchen also lets your meat-loving friends tag along. They can opt for a Mexican breakfast bowl with chicken sausage, taco bowl with bacon, or just build their own.
Address: 1601 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75201
Website: Gather Kitchen
Opening Hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)
4. Flower Child
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Still believing on the flavorless stereotype on vegetarian diets? Go to Flower Child and you’ll discover a whole new world! Portobello mushroom, broccoli pesto, and miso vinaigrette are just some of the flavor-rich ingredients of their popular Mother Earth bowl with ancient grains. Want to add some protein to that? You won’t run out of choices including salmon, tofu, steak, and chicken. Flavorless no more! These healthy flavors will make your taste buds come alive.
Address: 5450 W Lovers Ln #133, Dallas TX 75209
Website: Flower Child Official Site
Opening Hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)
5. El Palote Panadería
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Who makes combinations of Mexican dishes that fall under the vegan diet? It’s El Palote Panaderia! There’ll be no excessive decors around the large room but the excellent taste of Mexican food will make you forget about taking pictures anyway! Their tacos prove that you can achieve the mild and hot flavors and texture using soy-based meat. Don’t forget to order a horchata before you leave!
El Palote Panadería
Address: 2537 S Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 75227
Website: El Palote Panadería Facebook Page
Opening Hours: Thu - Mon: 11am - 8pm (closed on Tue and Wed)
6. Spiral Diner & Bakery
Huge vegan menu, large servings, amazing desserts, and friendly staff? You’ve found the right spot! Spiral Diner & Bakery lets you enjoy healthy and flavorful food in generous heaps so get ready to satisfy your nacho cravings! On top of the superb food, the diner has a cute, retro vibe that you can match with your best 50’s outfit. The only downside that you may experience is a slower service, especially if you hit the peak hours. It’ll be wise to avoid visiting on your busiest days but rest assured that the overflowing servings at good prices are worth every minute.
Spiral Diner & Bakery
Address: 1101 N Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX 75203
Website: Spiral Diner & Bakery Official Site
Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 9am - 10pm; Tue - Fri: 11am - 10pm (closed on Mon)
This vegetarian lunch and dinner buffet brings you a variety of choices and everyday surprises in their Indian cuisine-filled menu. Located inside the Radha Krishna Temple, Kalachandji’s offers a grand ambience and culture-rich spirit especially when you choose to dine outdoors. To fully enjoy the scene, come in to dine on a great weather! You may visit their site in advance to check their menu for vegan and gluten-free options which are labeled clearly. If you’re in the mood for learning something new, try to visit temple next door or catch their Ayurveda classes on Tuesdays and vegetarian cooking classes on Thursdays at 7pm for a unique experience.
Address: 5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas, TX 75223
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11:30am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm -9pm (closed on Mon)
8. Da Munchies
Who ever said vegan diet does not feature the well-known American comfort food? Here at Da Munchies, you can use healthy, vegan and junk food in one sentence packed in one great menu. First time around the block? The staff will be ready to assist you on what you can try. But the patrons will tell you to to get the vegan Buffalo Chick'em sandwich or the Fish Basket on the photo. You’d also want to take note that the banana pudding is a popular dessert choice. So the next time you’re having a tough day, you now know the vegan spot for the best comfort food!
Address: 4121 North Westmoreland Rd, Dallas, TX 75212
Website: Da Munchies Official Site
Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 11am - 8pm; Sat: 11am - 6pm (closed on Sun - Tue)
9. Pho Is For Lovers
Time for Vietnamese night! This family-owned café offers vegeterian pho and banh mi of different types. The crowd favorite includes the grilled pork banh mi, korean BBQ banh mi, and seafood pho. The price might be higher that what you’re used to but they give you generous servings and fine quality that makes the food worth every dollar.
Pho Is For Lovers
Address: 5521 Greenville Ave, Ste 105, Dallas, TX 75206
Website: Pho Is For Lovers
Opening hours: Tues - Sun: 11am - 9pm (closed on Mon)
10. Roly Poly
This list wouldn’t be complete without a go-to vegetarian deli for all sandwich lovers. The top recommended choice goes to their Basil Cashew Chicken so remember to check #30 on the menu. If you’re following a diet with restrictions, they provide the complete nutritional or allergen information of all food choices. Enjoy your guilt-free tortilla wrap!
Address: 3038 Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75205
Website: Roly Poly Official Site
Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)
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