While Dallas may be known for their Tex-Mex and steakhouses, the rise of plant-based diets throughout the United States has led to an influx of plant-based restaurants.
Here is a list of some our favorite Vegan restaurants in Dallas.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on February 7, 2021 and last updated on May 16, 2022. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information.
1. Goji Café
2330 Royal Ln STE. 900, Dallas, TX 75229
The Goji Café is an Asian vegan restaurant with a Southwestern twist.
One of their popular items is the pho soup, which has tofu, seitan, and mushrooms in a rich vegetable broth. Before you order the soup, you can try their crispy spring rolls which are stuffed with cabbage, carrots, and onions.
The Goji Café also serves plant-based burgers and wraps. All of these items are served with fries. For dessert you can order the vegan cheesecake, then wash it down with an iced coffee or a sugarcane juice.
2. Loving Hut
14925 Midway Rd #102, Addison, TX 75001
The Loving Hut continues the trend with vegan Asian cuisine. They have a nice assortment of specialty drinks, and a few dessert items as well as herbal teas and sandwiches.
They have a Chef Special Salad made with mixed fresh vegetables and topped with vegan cheese and crispy tofu. Their homemade vegan dumplings are a great start to your meal.
One of the chef special dishes is the Spicy Cha Cha, which is made with crispy sea nuggets mixed with an assortment of vegetables. After your meal, you can enjoy a mixed drink like the Pink Lady, Sunny Forest, or the Happy Go Lucky.
3. Nature’s Plate
10233 E. Northwest Hwy #432, Dallas, TX 75238
Nature’s Plate is more of a take-out spot than a restaurant, but they still have the vegan meals that you like. They provide catering, daily meal delivery programs, and pick-up service. You can create an account with them, and they will make sure you have something to eat for every meal of the day.
They have American classics like vegan meatballs and mashed potatoes as well as a BBQ plate that comes with macaroni and cheese. If you have a craving for Asian food, you can order the Sweet and Sour Tofu and vegetables.
They also serve breakfast plates, veggie burgers, and desserts. You can order the fudge brownies, the chocolate pudding, or the cookies by the dozen to satisfy your sweet tooth.
1101 North Beckley Avenue, Dallas, TX 75203
Spiral specializes in vegan American cuisine with a Southwestern appeal. They serve items like sandwiches, gumbo, and nachos. Spiral also has a large dessert menu with ice cream sundaes, cakes and milkshakes. This restaurant is very family friendly and has great kids meals.
One of their popular sandwiches is the Po Boy, which is made with breaded zucchini that is topped with lettuce, tomato, and dressing. Another good sandwich is their El Paso burger, which is a plant-based patty topped with guacamole and chipotle mayo.
5. V Eats
3015 Gulden Lane, Dallas, TX 75212
V Eats is a cool little spot that keeps things simple. They have a small food menu so they can focus on making their few items perfect. Their main thing is burgers and appetizers but they have a large selection of drinks.
One of their popular burgers is the Veggie Burger, which is made with a black bean patty topped with vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, on a potato bun. They also serve the famous Impossible Burger with all the fixings on a potato bun. Before you start your main meal, you can try their cauliflower bites or their chips and guacamole.
6. Vegan Food House
832 West 7th Street, Dallas, TX 75208
The Vegan Food House stays true with the American vegan cuisine. Most of their dishes have the Southern flair, and they have a couple of mixed drinks to wash your meal down with.
You don’t want to miss the Surf and Turf Burger: made with a plant-based patty topped with vegan shrimps and all the fixings. They have a Nashville hot mock chicken sandwich that comes with fries, and they have a gumbo that comes with garlic toast.
They serve grilled mushroom steaks with mashed potatoes, and they have cauliflower wings with macaroni and cheese.
7. Tiki Loco
2639 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75226
Tiki Loco is a Mexican themed Vegan restaurant with some American flavor.
They have dishes like nachos, tacos, and burgers. You can also order fresh-pressed juices and flavored shaved ice or baked items like cookies, muffins, and cakes. For side dishes, you can get chips with salsa, guacamole, or refried beans.
You can order a smoothie blended with fresh fruits. They have a wide selection of hot and cold coffee drinks.
8. Cosmic Café
2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
The Cosmic Café specializes in East Indian cuisine. Some of their dishes contain dairy products, but they can be made vegan upon request. Their food is meant to heal as well as taste good.
One of their popular appetizers are the samosas. These are made with a potato and pea filling within a pastry crust. A good main dish is the Buddha Delight, which can be served in different ways depending on what vegetables are in season.
9. Reverie Bakeshop
1930 North Coit Road, Richardson, TX 75080
The Reverie Bakeshop is a vegan bakery that makes everything from cookies to whole cakes. Their products are like artwork. Many of their items are gluten-free as well as allergen-free.
They also serve doughnuts, cobblers, pies, cheesecakes, fruit tarts, and muffins and can bake a specialty cake for any occasion or holiday.
9780 Walnut St, Dallas, TX, 75243
D’Vegan offers a variety of Asian dishes, primarily in the Vietnamese culinary style.
The Zucchini Pho will have you asking, “meat who?” It’s full of flavor and veggies: zucchini noodles, red bell peppers, green onions, and sweet onions in a fresh veggie broth. The Spring Rolls jam tofu, vermicelli noodles, cucumber, lettuce, mint, and bean sprouts into rice paper, with peanut sauce for dunking.
There are additionally plenty of other rice and noodle bowls served with vegan meats and, of course, plenty of vegetables.
5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas, TX, 75223
Nearly four decades after opening, Kalachandji’s is the longest-serving vegetarian restaurant in Dallas. Although they’re a lacto-vegetarian restaurant, they serve plenty of strictly vegan foods as well.
This is a robust buffet, so you have the opportunity to sample every dish (and any dishes with dairy will be clearly labeled). The Dal is a hearty and healthy bean soup, made of various derivatives of lentils. The Pakora consists of various veggies dipped in a spicy chickpea flour batter and deep-friend. The Khir, or rice pudding, is creamy and perfectly sweetened. And no meal at Kalachanji’s is complete without their tart Tamarind Tea.
2537 S Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75227
El Palote Panaderia is the home of the origins vegan taco, as well as Dallas’s first completely vegan Mexican restaurant. They initially only served vegan food on Thursdays, though they soon went fully plant-based.
Like any other Mexican restaurant, every dish is comforting and drool-worthy. The BBQ Sandwich, Nachos Supreme, and Flautas will each tickle your fancy, though it’s hard to top their tacos, especially the Birria Taco Plate.