Vegetarian and Vegan Dining Options in DFW

Vegetarian or vegan? Or just want to be one for a day? A list of places to go for guilt-free dining.

By Alanna Quillen
|  Thursday, Sep 29, 2011  |  Updated 10:13 AM CDT
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Vegetarian and Vegan Dining Options in DFW

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Vegetarian or vegan? Or just want to be one for a day? A list of places to go for guilt-free dining.

In the land of chicken fried steaks and Texas-sized burgers lives eateries that feature a guilt-free, purely organic option to dining. Vegetarian or not, here's a list of places that serve a variety of dishes spanning the globe and satisfying both sides of the table.

Strictly Vegan | Vegetarian

Strictly Vegan

Spiral Diner (Oak Cliff and Fort Worth)
1101 N. Beckley Ave.
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 948-4747

1314 W. Magnolia Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 332-8834
Official Site | NBCDFW Coverage

Most recently voted "Best Vegetarian Restaurant" by D Magazine in 2011, Spiral Diner serves a variety of dishes ranging from fresh raw salads and pastas to wraps and sandwiches. Even their desserts - brownies, ice cream sundaes and cakes - are completely vegan!

D’Vegan
9780 Walnut St Suite 360E
Dallas, TX 75243
972-437-3939
Official Site

This restaurant caters mainly to the Vietnamese Buddhist vegetarian community in the area and just opened earlier this year. They feature all-vegan authentic Vietnamese dishes like Phở, Bánh Mì, or the famous crispy style noodles made without eggs!

Bliss Raw Cafe and Elixir Bar
6005 Berkshire Ln
Dallas, TX 75225
214-368-8585
Official Site | NBCDFW Coverage

Specializing in modern raw organic cuisine, Bliss' menu sticks 100% to raw and vegan items. With that said, they still feature their own vegan take on traditional dishes (with funky names) like Rawko Tacos, Party Pizza and the Bliss Burger. Also inside is the Bliss Elixir Bar that serves nutritional drinks and "superfood" shots, a shot of high phytonutrient content meant to give health benefits. One such shot is their Super Nova with noni, marine phytoplankton and Amish herbs.

Loving Hut
4519 Matlock Rd., Ste. 123
Arlington, TX 76018
817-472-0550
Official Site

Located south of Interstate 20 in Arlington, this international vegan restaurant chain has roots to the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association. Their eclectic menu offers a variety of wraps, salads, rolls and rice dishes.

Veggie Garden
516 W. Arapaho Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080
972-479-0888
Official Site

Featuring vegetarian and vegan Chinese and American dishes, the menu contains no MSG, preservative food color or animal products.

Vegetarian and Vegan-friendly

Cosmic Cafe
2912 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
214-521-6157
Official Site | NBCDFW Coverage

A hot spot for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike in Dallas, Cosmic Cafe focuses on healthy foods that give back to the body. The garden-happy menu features Himalayan, Nepalese and Indian dishes. To add to the sustenance, the restaurant even offers yoga and meditation classes on-site.

Kalachandji’s
5430 Gurley Ave.
Dallas, TX 75223
214-821-1048
Official site

Kalachandji's has served the vegetarians of DFW for 28 years with vegetarian international dishes. Their menu is buffet style with set items that changes day to day and always includes soup, salads, rice, mixed veggie dishes and a dessert. Check the website for the menu of the day.

Cafe Elite
1501 Preston Rd.
Plano, TX 75093
469-828-0607
Official Site

Serving organic cuisine, this cafe Offers a variety of vegetarian staples from around the world, including mock meat dishes like burgers and vegan "chik'n." Other dishes include homemade sloppy joes, vegan chili and tofu wraps.

Have another Veggie location we didn't mention? Leave your favorite in the comments below or send us an e-mail so we can update.

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