Dallas is a bustling city located in the second largest state in the United States—the Lonestar state of Texas. It’s also one of the most diverse, food-centric places in the country. You can try everything from authentic Mexican food to smokey barbeque and yes, even vegan.
Dallas is also the place to chow down on some mighty fine plant-based cuisine.
Since the city is made up of several metropolitan areas, there’s no end to all the great tasting vegan food you can try. So if you’re an adventurous, food-loving vegan, or just dipping your toe in the water in the world of plant-based alternatives, try all of these hot spots in the DFW. Here are some of the best vegan restaurants in Dallas, Texas.
Vegan. Chinese. All you can eat buffet.
Need we say more?
You wouldn’t expect this mom and pop vegan joint to be located in the middle of this quiet Dallas suburb. But Frisco, Texas—named the best place to live in 2018—is home to the best fully vegan Chinese buffet in the nation. Some crowd pleasing favorites include their sweet and savory sesame chikn, their hearty noodles, and crispy veggie spring rolls stuffed with cabbage and carrots.
If you’re in the Dallas area, make the drive and support this spectacular local business. Vegans and omnivores alike have flocked to this place for their budget-friendly buffet. The owners not only make eating out as a vegan affordable, but also so darn delicious.
The Regrubmah Pizza is legendary. That’s hamburger spelled backwards.
Vegan pizza has the potential to be somewhat bland. If you go to the wrong place that is.
The Pizza Lounge is located in the heart of Dallas has an extensive and unique vegan menu that may overwhelm you. So take a look at the menu before you arrive. They stand out because not only do they offer vegan cheese (more and more pizza places are now offering vegan cheese), but you can sprinkle some vegan parm on your pizza too. Or top it high with pepperoni, ham, or any other faux meat and cheese combination your heart desires. It’s a must stop pizza parlor if you’re traveling through the city with omnivore friends, and have been craving a piece of greasy and tantalizing gourmet pizza. Not everything here is vegan, so make sure you ask for the appropriate menu.
El Palote Panadería
No one does Mexican food quite like El Palote. Their food is truly authentic and traditional, from their warm and spicy bowls of menudo to their popular Mexican sweet bread (conchas). If you’ve been craving all of those wonderful flavors associated with good Mexican food, this place is well worth the drive no matter where you are in the DFW. Everything made here is vegan, from their drinks and desserts to their tamales, rice, and beans.
After your meal, remember to take some sweet bread to go.
Spiral Diner and Bakery
When you want that classic American dining experience, make your way down to one of the three Spiral Diner locations situated in the DFW. Punch in either their Dallas, Denton, or Fort Worth address into your GPS and have it whisk you away towards the best vegan mac and cheese you’ll ever have.
While many of these Dallas restaurants have large and impressive menus made up of entirely mouth watering plant based food, Spiral may be the number one contender. A guest can expect to open up the menu and feel immediately overwhelmed. In a good way! For the best experience, come hungry, and save room for dessert. Order one of their delectable and flavorful burgers, and finish off your meal with a cookies and cream milkshake.
The Seven Mile Cafe
For when you’re wanting a fancy brunch out with friends, complete with iced coffee, Belgian waffles, and fizzy mimosas the Seven Mile Cafe has you covered. The ambiance is perfect for a mid-afternoon Dallas brunch. The ample lighting and modern decor will make you feel like you’ve stumbled across a true gem in Texas.
Best of all, the vegan menu is vast so come prepared if you have a sweet tooth.
Brunch items include waffles, a stack of fluffy pancakes larger than your head (complete with maple syrup and butter), cinnamon buns, and vegan-friendly iced coffee blended with vanilla ice cream. Ask for the vegan modified CCC.
And of course, since it’s Texas, ask for their vegan breakfast tacos if you’re craving something savory.
Their lunch items are also worth checking out. They have Beyond Burgers and grilled cheese on their menu, but when it comes down to it, their brunch selection is out of this world so make sure you stop by early. Try one of their two locations located in either Denton or Flowermound.