It’s no secret Texas is known for its great BBQ. What many don’t know however is that Dallas is home to a large selection of vegan restaurants. Not only that, but many restaurants that aren’t vegan, still do provide options for those that may feel more comfortable with green based plate. Check ‘em out!
The Cosmic Cafe
The Cosmic Cafe has been around for nearly 30 years and is one of the highest-rated vegan restaurants in Dallas. The vegetarian menu is Indian focused and this theme is also seen in the setting of the restaurant. Not only does the Cosmic Cafe have great food, they also offer on-site yoga classes. The Dallas Observer calls the Cosmic Cafe ‘The most easygoing and unpretentious vegetarian restaurant.” If you’re visiting the Dallas area stop in and try one of their popular dishes like Mandala Pizza or Tomato Dreams Soup. You won’t be disappointed.
The name should be a large indiciater of what style dish this Dallas restaurant serves. You may not expect it, but Nature’s Plate has quite the diverse menu. Reviewers rave that even if you’re not vegan, you’ll love the food due to the taste and quality of the dishes. This restaurant has a different style of service; this is a quick, grab and go style. Customers can come in and pick up a meal, or set up a weekly meal plan. The goal is to help consumers stay on track with a healthy and sustainable diet. Their plant-based menu is updated and changed weekly, so you’re never bored.
Kalachandji’s is Dallas’ longest serving vegetarian restaurant – 35 years to be exact. Kalachandji’s mission is to provide vegetarian cuisine that delights the palate, promotes good health, makes the mind peaceful and elevates the consciousness. They have a diverse Indian based menu and they have a strict policy against using meat, fish, eggs, onion or garlic. One of the common themes in the customer reviews is the amount of people who normally eat meat that love Kalachandji’s. Also offered are a wide range of classes, from cooking classes to meditation.
The Loving Hut
The Loving Hut is the fastest growing International vegan fast food chain in the world. It currently has 38 locations in the United States while also promoting locations in 35 different countries. You don’t become the world’s fastest growing vegan restaurant chain without having terrific food. All items on their menu are 100% vegan. If you’re looking for a quick, vegan meal then this is the place to go. From spring rolls, edamame, to various salads, there is a dish for everyone at The Loving Hut.
V-Eats Modern Vegan
V-Eats Modern Vegan is one of the more unique vegan restaurants in Dallas. Their menu strays from the traditional vegan favorites like spring rolls and soups. It offers traditional comfort food items like vegan chicken fried steak, pizza, brisket, pulled pork and lasagna. Don’t believe us, take a look at their Instagram. This menu is enough to make even the biggest meat eater a little curious. V-Eats is open everyday except for Monday and offers a Sunday brunch as well. It’s a popular spot, so it’s suggested to make a reservation before walking in.
El Palote Panaderia
El Palote Panaderia is an awesome spot for vegan Mexican food. Believe it or not, this restaurant offers plenty of the traditional mexican favorites like al pastor tacos, chimichanga and tortas. Not only does El Palote Panaderia have great lunch and dinner items, they also have donuts. Where else can you get vegan friendly mexican food and then top it off with a vegan-friendly donut?
Vegan Vibrationz is not your traditional brick and mortar restaurant, but it’s certainly one of the best places to get a vegan-friendly dish in Dallas. They have a food truck and a stand at the Dallas Farmers Market. They offer delicious dishes like a spicy mac bowl with collard greens, okra fries and grilled shrimp or shrimp stuffed avocados. They also offer a vegan soul food brunch at the farmers market with blueberry pancakes each weekend. Vegan or not, this is a must try.
Dallas is Vegan Friendly and So Much More
Dallas is one of the coolest cities in the United States and truly has something for everyone. Whether you’re a vegan or a meat-lover, there is something for everyone in Dallas, from food to entertainment. If you are planning a trip to the Dallas area and are looking for some place to stay, consider one of our short stay apartment listings.