restaurant DIRECTORY  


Information provided by Terri Jensen at www.dfwnetmall.com


The Suburbs OF NORTH
Dallas, Texas

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Veggie Garden
  If you are health-minded in the Dallas area, you don't want to miss this one. Luncheon buffet changes daily; order from the menu at night. Buffet is fresh, tasty, Asian cooking. Selections vary daily and are interesting and well prepared. Buffet includes a choice of several tasty entrees, flavorful soups, raw salad, spring rolls, and dessert. The service is courteous and the restaurant is clean, bright, and reasonably priced. All food is totally plant-based. Chinese 510 W Arapaho, Richardson. 972 479-0888

Suma Veggie Cafe  No animal products, dairy, eggs, preservatives, food color, or msg. Just good taste and health here. This tasty buffet is "health heaven!" On the first visit, the food was too salty, but has not been since. Chinese 800 E. Arapaho, #120, Richardson. 972 889-8598

International Buddhist Progress Society Totally plant-based buffet on second floor. Lunch only every day but Saturday. Chinese 1111 International Pkwy, Richardson. 972 907-0588

Vegetarian Restaurants

Udipi Cafe South Indian cuisine is all plant-based except for milk, yogurt. Indian SW corner of Beltline and Central at 35 Richardson Heights Village, Richardson. 972 437-2858

Madras Pavilion All plant-based except for milk, yogurt. South Indian cuisine. Buffet until 3:30; order from menu at dinner. Excellent service. Private room available for parties or events.  Moderate amount of spice by request or you can crank up the heat. Indian 101 S. Coit at Beltline, #359, Richardson,   972 671-3672

Gopal  All plant-based except for milk-yogurt. Located inside Continental Inn Motel. Indian 758 S. Central Exp.,  Richardson.  972 437-0155 

Food for Thought All plant-based except for milk-yogurt. Luncheon buffet daily. Exceptional vegetarian Indian cuisine. 581 W Campbell, Richardson. 972 889-3663

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants

Dream Cafe and Bakery Healthy place with  lots of veggies. Animal-free versions of menu available by request. We were impressed.  Children friendly. 5100 Beltline Rd, Addison. 972 503-7326. 

Taiwan Taiwan is romantic lighting, elegant setting, wonderful presentation, and excellent Chinese food. Four plant-based dishes on menu with others cooked to order.    Chinese 4980 Beltline, Addison 972 387-2333

The Melting Pot Romantic ambience abounds in this favorite fondue spot. Fondues include  wine, chocolate, vegetable-based broth. Vegetable entree includes a variety of mushrooms and veggies. The Melting Pot will melt the heart of lovers. Fondue 4900 Beltline, Addison. 972 960-7027
 
Cafe Athenee  Romantic atmosphere, friendly service, hearty Romanian dishes. Free membership. Several plant-based dishes on menu and management is health friendly. Italian 5365 Spring Valley, Dallas. 972 239-8060

Sweet Basil Few plant-based dishes such as Capellini D'Angelo Basilico and Gnochetti Pomodoro, small potato dumplings with tomato sauce and mushrooms. Add a touch of romance and you have a winner here for a nice spot to dine. Italian 17610 Midway, Dallas 972 733-1500

Mi Piaci  Classic Tuscan cuisine with homemade pasta and near-perfect risotto. Some plant-based choices. This dark and romantic dining spot is somewhat spoiled for a romantic evening by the noise level. However, if you can talk with your eyes.... Italian 14854 Montfort, Addison. 972 934-8424

Hedary's Lebanese Grill The room to the right as you enter, is reminiscent of a cave and adds a cozy bit of romance to a date. Try the falafel dishes and hummus. Traditional Lebanese fare, slightly overpriced. Lebanese 7915 Beltline 972 233-1080

Greek Isles Grilled vegetable plate is only choice here. Good atmosphere for strip restaurant. Greek 3309 Central Expwy, Plano. 972 423-7778

Fazoli's Italian Food...Fast has a good selection of pastas, pizzas, salads, and "submarinos." According to manager of Bedford location, there are no eggs in pasta. Spaghetti and baked ziti with tomato sauce. Veggie submarine sandwich and pizza come with or without cheese. Spaghetti for 4 people with 8 breadsticks is only $8.49. Add salad for 4 for $3.89 and you have an inexpensive and healthy  family meal with cheerful, clean surroundings. Dine in, carry out, or drive through. 15000 Marsh Ln., Addison, 972 247-9947.  4105 N. Josey, Carrollton, 972 394-1719
 
Ferrari's Italian Villa All food is cooked to order with owner on premises. Friendly atmosphere with romantic ambience. Pizzas from wood-fired ovens. Great grilled portabello mushrooms. Some plant-based dishes on menu and others cooked to order on request. Italian 14831 Midway, Addison. 972 980-9898

Chipotle Mexican Grill Vegetable burritos and vegetable tacos are less than $5. Black beans and rice do not have meat broth. Mexican 11930 Preston Rd., #108, Dallas. 972 789-7900.  1009 N Central Expwy., Plano. 972 423-5115

Campisi's Vegetable pizza, mushroom sauce and eggless pasta for health. A good spot for a mixed group of diners. Egyptian 3115 W Parker, Plano 972 612-1177

The following restaurants only offer one or two real choices for healthy dining, excluding vegetable plates, salads or baked potatoes. But if you are out with a lover of animal-fat dishes, suggest these as a last resort for your health.

Souper Salad Salad bar, soup, baked potato spot. They have five totally plant-based soups: butterbean, vegetarian vegetable,  vegetable lentils, mushroom barley, and, minestrone. Call ahead and go over only if one of above soups is on menu. Salad bar. Trinity & Marsh, Carrollton, 972 662-3871. 1017 N Central, Plano. 972 422-7022. 5525 Arapaho, Dallas. 972 387-8217. 760 S Central, Richardson. 972 699-7756.

Posados Cafe Two veggie choices: Vegetable Quesadilla and Vegetable Feast Fajitas. The fajitas are truly a vegetable feast but... rice and beans have animals! Order another portion of roasted potatoes instead. 9506 State Hwy 121, Frisco. 469 384-3007. Central Expwy, Plano.  

Vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants serving healthy-fare in the suburbs north of Dallas, TX.

Ming Garden Fresh and tasty buffet is one of the largest DFW. 20 entrees, 40 vegetables, 6 appetizers, 3 soups. Several vegetable dishes and will do tofu on request.   Chinese 17370 Preston Rd, Dallas. 972 713-0123 2205 North Central, Plano. 972 516-0770

La Madeleine Country cozy spot is good for continental breakfast. They have a wonderful grilled veggie sandwich but healthy choices are limited. French Bakery 5290 Beltline, Dallas. 972 2399051. 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas. 214 991-7788

Ianos Trattoria Cozy, yet cheerful ambience. One plant-based entree, cappellini di angelo, but others available without meat on request. Excellent Bruschetta, grilled polenta, and salads to start.  Italian 15615 Coit, Richardson. 972 866-0888

Joshele Only one plant-based dish served over couscous. This is a fish and steak place. Texas French 972 713-0383

Fresh Choice Name sounds healthy and the salad bar is extensive, but the amount of cheese and dairy used in the other foods here is astounding and unavoidable. At this all-you-can-eat buffet and salad bar, about the only way to eat a reasonable amount of fat is to eat salad. Disappointing! Buffet 4080 Beltline Rd, Addison. 972 385-7353 $ 601 W 15th St, Plano. 972 881-9792

Dovie's This remodeled farmhouse from the 30s was once the abode of actor Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in WWII. Now it is an interesting date place with nooks and crannies for dining and getting to know someone. Food is American; service is adequate without being overbearing. Pasta Primavera is the only choice for healthy diners but this spot is still worth a trip for ambience.  American 14671 Midway, Addison. 972 233-9846

Covino's Pasta Pasta dishes with marinara sauce. Good presentation here. Italian 3265 Independence Pkwy, Plano. 972 519-0345

Dallas

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Kalachandji's Menu rotates and features Indian dishes but food is not quite as spicy as some we have eaten. Homemade bread is pure American soul food. Excellent buffet at unbelievable prices. Patio offers a lovely, relaxing way to spend an afternoon or evening. Booths and tables surround fountain. Each booth is roofed, heated, and cooled. Entire atmosphere is of peace and serenity. Some dairy, but you will find many plant-based choices containing no animal fats on their buffet. Hard to find so you might call first for directions. Indian 5430 Gurley Av, Dallas. 214 821-1048

Cosmic Cafe Charming restaurant in interesting old Oak Lawn home with meals served in the living room or on patio. All plant-based dishes, although many are heavy with dairy. Kitchen will work with you to remove dairy and limit fat. Eclectic   2912 Oak Lawn Av, Dallas. 214 521-6157

Sankofa Vegetarian Cafe Home of meat analogs and poetry. Majoirty of food served is vegetarian but meat is available. 1908 Martin Luther King Blvd. 214 421-0013  

Izmir Two choices: Vegetarian or Carnivore served family-style for $16 each-- OR--Izmir Market and Deli What a health find this is! 1. Five plant-based tapas including a veggie dolma for $.75. 2 Seven inch Ismir Mediterranean Pizza topped with fresh pesto, marinara sauce or olive oil (no cheese), and your choice of up to 4 toppings including 5 veggies! 3. Special plant-based dinner for one that is certainly ample for two people. 4. Hot grilled veggie sandwich AND a hot falafel sandwich. 5. Fruit medley, avocado, or couscous added to any sandwich order. 6. Grilled veggie platter or salad. 7. Twelve different fruit and veggie juices. 8. Smoothes and Wheat Grass Shots. 3607 Greenville Av, Dallas, 214 824-8484

Genghis Grill You can be as healthy or as decadent as you please at this lower Greenville spot. Choose your own raw ingredients from a large variety of fresh veggies, tofu, and, yes, those fat-laden meats. Give them to the cook who stir-fries/steams them before your very eyes. Add a good selection of sauces from peanut sauce to garlic oil. Although not particularly romantic, this place is entertaining and fun! Prices are for all you can eat. It is also a good place for you to eat healthy while your companions max-out their cholesterol levels. Limited seating. Your food will probably pick up meat "juices" as it is cooked on the grill.  Mongolian 1915 Greenville, Dallas. 214 841-9990

Frances Simun's Bakery Bakery only: Organic breads, bagels, muffins, etc. Bakery 3106 Commerce St in Deep Ellum. 214 741-4242

Restaurants serving some entrees totally plant-based and free of animal fats and animal products inside the loop of Dallas, TX.

Dream Cafe and Bakery Healthy place with  lots of veggies. Dinner menu features their 'planet earth' plant-based meal which is often entirely free of animal products. Animal-free versions of menu available by request. We were impressed.  Children friendly. 2828 Routh, Dallas. 214 954-0486

Marralesh Upscale Moroccan restaurant complete with belly dancers and Moroccan memorabilia. Several plant-based dishes including a steamed vegetable salad and vegetable couscous. One very romantic section of the restaurant is perfect for lovers. Moroccan 5027 W Lovers Ln, Dallas. 214 357-4104.

Cafe Greek Greek cuisine in vegan-friendly restaurant. Excellent vegetable platter, terrific bread. Willingly cut feta cheese from salad. Greek Cuisine. Greek 12817 Preston Rd, Dallas. 214 9349767

Thai Taste Traditional Thai fare plus a few twists such as Thai tacos. Good plant-based menu here. Thai 3101 N Fitzhugh, Dallas. 214 521-3513

Sol's Taco Lounge Some of the best fajitas in Dallas. Vegetable fajitas (mixture of veggies and mushrooms) available also as long as rice side dish is not eaten--order double beans instead. Fresh ingredients and excellent  spinach quesadillas--watch that cheese Tex-Mex 2626 Commerce, Deep Ellum, Dallas. 214 651-7657

Sipango Try their cheeseless grilled artichoke pizza for vegans plus some other plant-based choices at this long-time Dallas favorite. Enormous portions are good for two meals, one there, one at home. Romantic bar, even more romantic restaurant. Delicious California-Italian food and enormous portions. Eclectic 4513 Travis St, Dallas. 214 522-2411  

Nero's Good Italian with old-time New York City ambience. Pasta dishes and vegetable pizzas. Italian 2104 Greenville, Dallas. 214 826-6376


La Dolce Vita Coffee house grown up to coffee bar plus restaurant. Romantic, with healthy fare that tastes great! Our favorite, the thin-crusted, wood-fired pizzas, were extraordinary. A vegetable sandwich is available as are various plant-based pasta sauces. Italian 1924 Abrams Pkwy, Dallas. 214 8212608

Bistro A This Middle Eastern-Mediterranean menu is ambition plus quality. Such Middle Eastern dishes as falafel (spiced, ground chickpeas which is excellent, much better than it sounds to some meat and french fry people), hummus (even on a pizza), tahini. From the Mediterranean comes some excellent polenta. Mediterranean 6815 Snider Plaza, Dallas. 214 373-9911

Al-Amir Tri-level building is nightclub and restaurant in a serene, romantic setting. This peaceful restaurant offers more appetizers than entrees for the healthy diner,  including tabbouleh, hummus, and grape leaves stuffed with veggies.  After dinner, head to the lower level and the nightclub. This spot can be confusing to find. Enter on Pineland. Lebanese 7402 Greenville, Dallas. 214 7392647

Vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants serving healthy-fare inside the loop of Dallas, TX.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Vegetable burritos and vegetable tacos are less than $5. Black beans and rice do not have meat broth. 2705 McKinney Ave., Dallas. 214 871-3188.  8301 Westchester Dr., Dallas. 214 691-7755

Santiago's Taco Loco Express Several vegetarian tacos offered. Breakfast tacos and fruit-filled, deep-fried dessert tacos. Ask about animals in flour tortillas. All take-out. No tables. Very inexpensive. 3014 N Main near Hall, Deep Ellum. Dallas 214 748-8226

Simply Fondue Simply delicious, simply fun, and simply romantic with a wide variety of fondues including wine, vegetable,  and chocolate. Subdued lighting. Try house special for lengthy evening (2-2.5 hours) with a special person. It is hard to be really healthy here but it is not impossible. 2100 Greenville, Dallas. 214 8278878

PoPoLoS Cafe Mediterranean-California 707 Preston Royal SC, Dallas. 214 692-5497

Momo's Pasta Authentic Italian. Some plant-based choices in this long-time Dallas favorite Italian restaurant. 8300 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas 214 9872082

Marty's Wine Bar Wine by the glass with Marty's expertise sets the pace for a good evening. Service is impeccable and discreet, prices are way below average while food is way above average, and, of course, the wine list is extensive.  Some plant-based pasta dishes. Although the atmosphere is not the most romantic in DFW, this is an interesting place. Takeout food, also. 3316 Oak Lawn, Dallas. 214 5264070

The following restaurants only offer one or two real choices for healthy dining, excluding vegetable plates, salads or baked potatoes. But if you are out with a lover of animal-fat dishes, suggest these as a last resort for your health.

La Madeleine Not truly romantic, but has an atmosphere of country coziness. Try sharing a continental breakfast here. Limited healthy dishes are salad and fruit and one veggie sandwich. Excellent bakery. French Bakery 628 Northpark Center, Dallas. 214 6962398 3072 Mockingbird, Dallas. 214 6960800  2121 San Jacinto, Dallas.  4343 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas. 11930 Preston Rd, Dallas. 214 2336446 3906 Lemmon, Dallas. 214 5210183

The Grape Small, intimate, & dark best describe The Grape. If this is not the most romantic restaurant in Dallas, it certainly comes close. Continental cuisine, fantastic mushroom soup, and ever-changing menu. Menu sometimes includes plant-based fare, but best to call ahead to see what is available that day. Continental 2808 Greenville, Dallas. 214 8281981

Cheese Cake Factory Good  Italian Bruschetta. Mammoth portions can be split for two! Booths add to the privacy but the place is too loud for whispered sweet nothings or even normal conversation. Extensive menu including many varieties of the star: cheesecakes. Predominance of meat and cheese here does not really speak loudly of health. Eclectic 7700 W Northwest Hiway, Dallas. 214 3734844

Celebrations Down home cooking, family-style. Jalapeno corn bread. Seconds are free and you can forego the entrees and graze on creamy mashed potatoes, excellent vegetable casseroles, steamed broccoli. Home Cookin' 4503 W Lovers, Dallas. 214 3515681

Cafe Brazil Veggie sandwich is terrific here. I could say that again: Veggie sandwich is terrific. Sandwiches. 6420 Central N, Dallas. 214 6917791

Ming Garden is renown for their Chinese buffets. They have 20 entrees, 40 vegetables, 6 appetizers, and 3 soups in a menu that changes daily. No real entree choice on buffet--all special order. Chinese 1442 Preston Forest Square, Dallas 214 7130123

Souper Salad Salad bar, soup, baked potato spot. They have five totally plant-based soups. Unfortunately, you can't count on them offering at least one of these each day. The soups are butterbean, vegetarian vegetable,  vegetable lentils, mushroom barley, and, minestrone. Call ahead and go over only if one soup is offered. Salad bar. 9100 N Central, 214 363-9797. 3848 Oak Lawn, 214 58-5270. 9241 Skillman, 214 343-0031. 12817 Preston,  972 385-8736. 3128 Forest Ln, 972 243-0031. 234 Casa Linda Plaza, 214 327-9266, Dallas.

WARNING: The following restaurant appears to have vegetarian dishes but use meat broth in vegetarian foods.

Terilli's Vegetable lasagna has meat broth.  Italian 2815 Greenville, Dallas
Angelo's Italian This spot appears to have many vegan/vegetarian choices. There is chicken stock in the vegetarian lasagna dish and beef stock in the tomato sauce. Italian 6341 La Vista Dr, Dallas.

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The Suburbs South of
Dallas, Texas

Vegan Restaurant

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Spiral Diner & Bakery
Eclectic vegan menu in the quaint atmosphere of the Rail Market in southeast corner of  downtown Fort Worth. Tarrant County's only vegan restaurant ever. Great food, excellent prices. Eclectic 1401 Jones St, Fort Worth. 817 874-1182

Vegetarian Restaurants

BreadHaus  Organic and traditional hearth breads, no preservatives, and most without any animal products or fats.  All are vegetarian. Try the absolutely sinful-and-delicious apple streusel (eggs) and made with organic grains. Bakery 700 W Dallas St, Grapevine 817 488-5223

Sai Krishna Buffet foods are cooked in small amounts and replaced often. Spices have been toned down with new management. Pappadam (bread) is home made, warm, and wonderful. Reasonably priced vegetarian buffet is predominantly plant-based with some dairy, no eggs.  Indian 2836 O'Connor @ Rochelle, Irving. 972 257-9726

Monthly All-Vegetarian Buffets

Thai Rice First Sunday of each month. 2100 Northwest Highway at Park. All-vegetarian buffet served from 12 noon until 2 pm.

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants

A & E Italian Deli Italian Small Italian deli emphasizes take-out foods. Good angel hair pasta, vegetable lasagna, grilled vegetables, and baked artichoke. Unknown about eggs in pasta Unknown about meat broth in sauces. 3930 Glade Colleyville 817 267-3336

Amore Homemade Pasta & Pizza Many specialty pizzas such as Spinach or Florentine, ample pasta selections, and Eggplant hot sub for the health conscious diner. Vegan friendly. Build your own pasta with your choice of mushroom or tomato sauce. Add additional vegetable toppings from pizza selections for $1.00 each. Mushroom sauce is good! Bring your own wine or beer. 1605 Northwest Hwy W West of Dove in Northwest Plaza Grapevine 817 488-3400 Italian

Asian Grill Express This quick and sparkling spot offers a variety of Asian cooking including Vietnamese-Thai- Chinese-Korean dishes. Six tasty vegan choices here including a small salad and soup bar for eat-in customers. 1550 Eastchase Pkwy Ft Worth 817 795-8887 Asian

Ayuttaya Good Thai food. 3701 S Cooper at Arbrook Arlington 817 784-0799 Thai $-$$Key
Prices Per entree, no beverage

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill Vegetarian nachos, tostada, guesadilla, burritos: black bean and cheese or grilled vegetarian. Huge grilled vegetarian burrito is excellent and can be made vegan. Manager said flour tortilla, black beans and rice are animal-free. All entrees made to order and can be made vegan upon request. Fresh is true! 7601 N MacArthur LBJ 110 Irving 469 420-9400 Mexican

Bangkok House Luncheon buffet with a few veggie items. Order vegetarian from menu for lunch or dinner. Not as spicy as some Thai food we've eaten but they can turn up the heat if you wish. 438 S Cherry Ln White Settlement 817 246-0236 Thai

BD's Mongolain Barbeque Vegetarians can choose own ingredients, have it cooked on separate spot on main grill, or grilled in completely separate area. Soup and salad bar included with dinner, extra at lunch. 5910 N MacArthur Hwy 114 121 Irving 972 432-8881 Mongolian

Big Bowl Several vegetarian entrees in this recent Brinker entry into Asian. General Asian cuisine with all cooked to order. 4701 West Fwy Ft Worth 817 989-8888 Asian

Blue Bamboo Several vegetarian selections in upscale setting 480 W Southlake Blvd Southlake 817 748-0028 Chinese

Boston's Five vegetarian, four vegan including a vegan pizza! Loud, flashy, and fun with sports bar. 1100 Market Place Blvd NW corner LBJ/MacArthur Irving 972 869-2210 Eclectic

BreadHaus All vegetarian: Organic and traditional hearth breads, no preservatives, and most are vegan. Try the absolutely sinful-and-delicious apple streusel made with organic grains. 700 W Dallas Grapevine 817 488-5223 Bakery

Byblos A few selections for the vegetarian. 1406 N Main Fort Worth 817 625-9667 Lebanese

California Pizza Kitchen Ten vegetarian pizzas, 7 vegetarian pastas, no vegan as all pasta has eggs. One vegan soup. 1051 Hwy 114 Grapevine 817 481-4255 Pizza

China Gate Six vegetarian/vegan entrees. This restaurant does use MSG but as all items are cooked to order, they will cook without it according to manager 6302 Lake Worth Ft Worth 817 238-8368 Chinese

China Terrace Thirteen vegan items in pleasant surroundings. 5435 N MacArthur Irving 972 550-1113 Chinese

Chipotle Mexican Grill This is a "Mexican-Sub" shop. There are three items on the menu; two can be ordered vegetarian. The portions are huge and the customer chooses which ingredients are included-just as in a sub shop. Black beans and rice do not have meat/chicken broth or lard. 1312 Pipeline Rd. Hurst 817 595-3875. 3050 S Hulen Ft Worth 817 735-8355 Mexican

Cielo Pasta bar with no egg in pasta and no animal broth in marinara sauce. Create your own masterpiece of veggies and pastas. 5 Vlg Cr @ Marriott Solana Westlake 817 430-3848 Italian

Corner Bakery Café Seven vegetarian entrees including sandwiches and pizza. No vegan but cheese can be removed in some. Foods vary from location-to-location and from time-to-time in this Brinker endeavor. Breakfast is served at some locations. Good sweets!! 3810 S Cooper Arlington. 817 465-6690. 7403 N MacArthur Blvd MacArthur Park Irving 214 574-5135. 100 State St Southlake Town Square Southlake 817 329-1127. 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy Grapevine Mills Grapevine 817 539-6400 615 Main St Ft Worth 817 870-4991 Sandwich

Empress of China Nine vegan entrees, many with tofu, plus one vegetable luncheon special (vegetables only--no tofu on lunch specials) plus two appetizers and one soup. Atmosphere varies at each location. 10045 N MacArthur 129 Irving 972 556-1899. 1429 Rochelle E Irving 972 830-6288. 2030 Glade Rd @ Hwy 121 280 Grapevine 817 442-0088. 2648 N Beltline Rd Irving 972 252-7677 Chinese

Fazoli's Italian Food Fast Good selection of pastas; pizzas; salads and "submarinos." Spaghetti and baked ziti with tomato sauce. Veggie submarine sandwich and pizza come with or without cheese. Have an inexpensive and healthy family meal with cheerful and clean surroundings. Dine in or carry out with drive through. 707 W LBJ Fwy MacArthur Irving 469 420-0100. 6101 Rufe Snow Watauga 817 577-2004. 2252 Central Dr Bedford 817 540-0080 Italian

Four Star Coffee Bar Two veggie burgers. Soup normally has dairy. Austin-type atmosphere. 3324 W 7th Fort Worth 817 336-5555 Sandwich

Genghis Grill You can be as healthy or as decadent as you please at this lower Greenville spot. Choose your own raw ingredients from a large variety of fresh veggies and tofu. Give them to the cook who stir-fries/steams them before your very eyes. Be aware that grill is also used to cook meat. 3000 S Hulen, Ft Worth 817 732-5426. 2970 E Southlake Hwy 114 Southlake 817 749-5426 Mongolian

Greek House Two vegetarian sandwiches plus falafel and several appetizers offer a reasonable selection and quick service for vegetarians. Atmosphere could be improved. Meat and vegetarian selections share a grill. 2426 Forest Park Fort Worth 817 921-1473 Greek $  

Gyros House Middle Eastern and Greek take-out spot with good hummus, crispy falafel, tasty tabbouleh. Excellent eggplant dip and several plant-based choices make this place a good place for healthy eating. 720 W Division Arlington 817 460-4842 Mediterranean

Hot Damn Tamales And damn good tamales they are! Austin-born tamale business has moved to Fort Worth and offers mostly meatless--but cheese-laden--tamales with at least two totally plant-based tamales. This address is the factory but a retail location is planned for downtown Fort Worth. 2525 Cullen St Fort Worth 817 877-3888 Mexican

Hunan Wok Very pleasant staff with several well-seasoned (spicy or not spicy), vegetarian selections. Tofu is tasty but it is fried, soft tofu that lacks a chewy, texture. 5142 Rufe Snow N Richland Hills 817 656-0817 Chinese

India Grill All-you-can-eat luncheon buffet (11:30 am to 2:30 pm, seven days) consists of small salad bar, Indian condiments, and six-to-eight plant-based dishes, most without dairy. There are 14 plant-based entrees at dinner, a few without dairy. Alcohol available. Atmosphere is warm and tables for two are relatively private. Spice is medium for buffet, your choice at dinner. 8755 Bedford-Euless Rd. Hurst 817 589-9035 Indian

Slim pickins for vegetarians in South Dallas and south of Dallas. The one vegetarian restaurant went out-of-business.

Ton's  Mongolian Grill You are what you eat!?! Choose your own ingredients and sauces from a buffet of veggies and tofu, even some cholesterol-laden flesh. Add your own special sauces with assistance from the staff if necessary. Then watch the chef cook it for you. The ingredients are fresh and the food can be as healthy or as unhealthy as you wish. Interesting experience and we will definitely return here. Not romantic, no alcohol. Your food will probably pick up meat "juices" as it is cooked on the grill.  Mongolian 2021 N. Hampton, Desoto 972 572-8889.

Cotton Patch Cafe Small town, friendly spot with 'soul' meat the prime focus. An assortment of five veggies are available for a vegetable plate--the only healthy entree.  Home cookin' 124 W Beltline, Cedar Hill 972 293-3300

Posados Cafe Two veggie choices: Vegetable Quesadilla and Vegetable Feast Fajitas. The fajitas are truly a vegetable feast but... rice and beans have animals! Order another portion of roasted potatoes instead. 4000 Towne Crossing Blvd, Mesquite 972 682-0688.

Souper Salad Salad bar, soup, baked potato spot. They have five plant-based soups. Unfortunately, you can't count on them offering at least one each day. Plant-based soups are butterbean, vegetarian vegetable,  vegetable lentils, mushroom barley, and, minestrone. Call ahead and go over only if one soup is plant-based that day. Salad bar. 1645 Town East Blvd., Mesquite. 972 682-6888.

The Communities
Surrounding DFW, TEXAS

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Vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants serving the communities surrounding Fort Worth and Dallas, TX. Denton

Mr. Chopsticks Don't let the outside fool you; it does not have much drive-up appeal. Inside you will find a wide selection of Thai plant-based food, eighteen selections in all, at very reasonable prices. Asian-Thai 940 382-5437 1120 W Hickory, Denton.

Cupboard Natural Cafe Deli-style cafe located in natural food store offers predominantly organic foods and many plant-based selections although meat is served, also. You can't help but enjoy the hot jerk tempeh sandwich. Good selections of salads, soups, wrap sandwiches. Juice bar, including wheat grass, and tofutti soft-serve ice 'cream' complete the picture. Primary business is lunch but cafe remains open for early-evening diners. Sandwich 940 387-5386 200 Congress, Denton

Yummy's This is the kind of fast-food atmosphere you get at a burger joint, except you are eating Greek food and some of it is plant-based. Greek 940 383-2441 210 W University, Denton.

Rama's Courtyard Cafe Located in a small indoor historic mall, Rama's offers some plant-based fare, mostly sandwiches, served cafeteria style. Cafe 940 383-8491 222 W. Hickory, Denton

Arcadia's Greek Nice restaurant offers some of the usual plant-based items such as humus and pita. Greek 940 591-8489 314 W University, Denton.

Mi Casita Offers tacos, enchiladas,  chalupas, quesadillas, salads, and burritos for both vegetarians and vegans. Rice and beans are not prepared with lard; in fact, beans have no additional fat! All for less than $5. Mexican  Mi Casita , 110 N Carroll, Denton,  940 891-1932.  Mi Casita Express is located at 905 W University,   Denton, phone 940 891-1938. Glen Rose

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center This is a world leader in endangered species conservation. Restaurant includes some plant-based entrees: a veggie burger, a veggie sandwich, a black bean burger, and a salad. Not much but better than nothing. Directions: Follow signs south of Glen Rose about three miles off Highway 67. 254 897-2960
Granbury

Nutt House Cafe Located in the historic Nutt House Hotel, this restaurant offers some healthy eating and great atmosphere.  Good ambience! New American 817 573-8400 121 E Bridge, Granbury.

White Settlement Bangkok House  Order vegetarian from menu.  Not as spicy as some Thai food we've eaten. Thai 438 S Cherry Ln., White Settlement. 817 246-0236. Fort Worth

Tarrant County
and the Communities Between
Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas

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Vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants serving Fort Worth, TX.

Pad Thai Nine entrees in vegetarian section. Will use tofu in many other dishes. As with all Thai restaurants, specify no fish or oyster sauce. 3311 Walnut Hill W Story Rd Irving 972 252-1718 Thai

Pak-a-Pocket Freshly made pita pocket sandwiches. We enjoyed the falafel; in fact we liked this clean, small space. Several plant-based selections--including hummus and other Middle Eastern dishes. 5512 D Bellaire, Fort Worth 817 735-4363 Sandwich

Palermo's Many vegetarian selections but egg in all pastas except linguine. Almost all pasta dishes can be ordered with linguine, however, to allow several vegan choices. Vegetarian pizza. Owner is the chef. Bring your own wine or beer. 1000 Magnolia Av W Washington, Fort Worth 817 878-2400 Italian

Panera Bread Counter service with good salads, portobello sandwich, even peanut butter and jelly. Chain operation but location near TCU and students hanging out gives it personality. Always a vegetarian soup-of-the-day. 1700 S University Dr Fort Worth 817 870-1959 Bakery/Sandwich

The Parthenon Greek food in downtown Fort Worth with falafel, baba ghanouj, hummus, tabbouleh, and other Greek goodies. Peter Katzianis said to ask for him and he will dream up other vegetarian dishes such as avocado or portobello stuffed with baba ghanouj. Located between Bluff and Peach on the northwest corner of downtown. 400 N Henderson Bluff, Fort Worth 817 810-0800 Greek

Phuong Cafe Good noodles with vegetarian, vegan selections. 1211 E Seminary, Dr Fort Worth 817 927-2058 Vietnamese

Posados Cafe Two veggie choices: Vegetable Quesadilla and Vegetable Feast Fajitas. The fajitas are truly a vegetable feast but... rice and beans have animals! Order another portion of roasted potatoes instead. 1601 Airport Fwy, Bedford. 817 354-9587. 6770 Fossil Bluff Dr, Fort Worth. 817 232-2966.

Qdoba No "animals" or animal broth in rice or beans. Grilled vegetable burrito, veggie nachos and other choices. 6002 Camp Bowie Blvd Fort Worth 817 377-9411 Mexican

ReRe's Grill Tofu taco (good) and will make veggie burrito 2816 Brown Trl, Bedford 817 285-8646 Mexican

Rio Mambo Tex-Mex with several veggie options: vegetable fajitas, spinach or cheese enchiladas, veggie quesadillas 6125 SW Loop 820 Bryant Irvin Rd Fort Worth 817 423-3124 Mexican

Royal Chopstix One vegetarian entrée and five vegan. Counter help said MSG used in foods and could be removed as foods are cooked to order. Simple and very clean. 7447 N MacArthur @ Kinwest 150 Irving 972 4010933 Chinese

Ruen Thai This old Irving favorite can cool the pepper or crank it up. Excellent tofu dishes. They are quite gracious about pleasing you and your healthy quirks. Nice atmosphere for getting-to-know-you date. 3310 Rochelle W MacArthur Irving 972 570-7716 Thai

Ruffino's Elegant--quiet--romantic plus a feeling of privacy. Perfect spot for anniversaries and proposals. Wide variety of plant-based pasta dishes and vegetable platters including one polenta dish. Manager said no eggs in pasta. 2455 Forest Park Blvd. Fort Worth 817 923-0522 Italian

Sai Krishna Buffet foods are cooked in small amounts and replaced often. Spices have been toned down with new management. Pappadam (bread) is home made, warm, and wonderful. Reasonably priced buffets is predominantly plant-based with some dairy, no eggs. 2836 O'Connor N Irving 972 257-9726 Indian All-Vegetarian

Sardine's Ristorante Old photos & artifacts plus candle light & antiques create a romantic setting. Live music with excellent Italian Cuisine. Vegetable lasagna or manicotti is available as is fettuccine with a tomato cream sauce. Although there are ten vegetarian dishes, only the angel hair pasta is eggless. 509 N University Fort Worth 817 332-9937 Italian

Sandella's Wraps and Pizzas Four vegetarian flat bread pizzas--vegetarian wrap--vegetarian chili--vegetarian bagel sandwich--smoothies. 5910 N MacArthur Hwy 114 151 Irving 972 556-9461. 1244 Prospect Av Southlake Town Square Southlake 817 421-0727 4010 Hwy 121 Hall Johnson Grapevine 817 283-3800 Sandwich

Sesame Grill Not many vegetarian items on buffet but this sparkling clean place is still worth a visit. Order from seven items on menu (tell them no oyster sauce as one has oyster sauce) or take 2 or 3 entrees from buffet, adding stir-fry mixed veggies or raw veggies from salad bar. Nice people and atmosphere!! 3980 Boat Club Rd between Azle Av & Lake Worth Blvd Fort Worth 817 238-1888 Chinese

Siena Pasta & Pizza Four vegetarian, two vegan entrees plus pizza. Occasional vegetarian special in restaurant. Good atmosphere. 780 S MacArthur Beltline 100 Irving 972 462-0499 Italian

Sixth Street Grill Salads and sandwiches. Try the grilled eggplant and onions or the portobello. 2736 W 6th St @ Foch Fort Worth 817 338-9300 Sandwich

Sofio's Italian Grill Six vegetarian and three vegan entrees. Cozy with romantic lighting. No eggs in pasta. 1900 Long Prairie Rd 108 Flower Mound 972 691-3474. 8600 N Mac Arthur Valley Ranch Parkway 144 Irving 972 830-9339 Italian

Star India Restaurant offers lunch and dinner buffet where one side is plant-based and healthy (some dairy) with the other side reserved for those in your group who are not particularly concerned with their health. Good curries and reasonable amount of heat here. 703 Park Row W Cooper Arlington 817 265-9020 Indian

Sukhothai Vegetarian selections with a vegetarian-friendly staff plus good food make this small restaurant a good choice for vegetarians and vegans.. 423 Fielder North Plaza Fielder & Randol Mill Arlington 817 860-4107 Thai

Taiwan Several vegan selections, nice atmosphere, really good, fresh Chinese food. In fact, it is the best vegetarian Chinese we have tried in Fort Worth. 4954 Overton Ridge Fort Worth 817 370-0688 Chinese

Tandoor Excellent Indian food with several vegetarian choices. 532 Fielder North Plaza Fielder & Randoll Mill Arlington 817 261-6604 Indian

Taqueria Canonita Grilled wild mushroom empanadas, cheese tamale, chile relleno with dried fruits, and Mexico City vegetable enchilada plus vegetarian black beans. Three-taco plate can be made vegetarian upon request. Ask for vegetarian rice. Only the Mexico City enchilada can be made vegan and it is delicious. Billed as Mexico City Soul Food and this is definitely not Tex-Mex. 5904 N MacArthur Hwy 114 Irving 972 401-2691 Mexican

Taste of Thai Small, but elegant restaurant makes a good date spot. Vegetarian selections and they are spicy! 2535 Arkansas E Arlington 817 543-0110 Thai

Thai Chili Six vegan-potential entrees if you ask to cut fish and oyster sauce. 215 Grand Ave Southlake 817 251-6674. 397 E Las Colinas Blvd. Wingren Irving 972 831-0797 Thai

Thai Jasmine Excellent Thai Restaurant Chef Chan is the best vegetarian Thai cook in the metroplex! 3104 Harwood and Martin west of Hwy 121 Bedford 817 Thai

Thai Rice Rice rolls and five totally plant-based entrees make this a must-try restaurant in the mid-suburbs. Will substitute tofu for any meat dish. All-vegetarian buffet first Sunday of month. 12 noon - 2 pm. 2100 W Northwest Hwy Park Grapevine 817 424-3765 Thai

Thai Tango Asian flavors with western ingredients available with tofu. 890 Parker Square Cross Timbers Flower Mound 972 899-9090 Thai

Ton's Mongolian Grill Choose your own ingredients and sauces from a buffet of veggies and tofu, even some cholesterol-laden flesh. Add your own special sauces with assistance from the staff if necessary. Then watch the chef cook it for you. The ingredients are fresh and the food can be as healthy or as unhealthy as you wish. Not romantic, no alcohol, and food can be cross-contaminated with meat products during cooking 4136 Carrier Pkwy I-20 Grand Prairie 972 642-2298. 5904 S Cooper Arlington 817 466-9138 Mongolian

Veranda Greek Cafe Order from three vegetarian choices plus excellent vegan lentil soup. Add Greek appetizers and salads for an excellent vegetarian taste experience. Drift from smokers can be a problem in this one-room restaurant if you are very smoke-sensitive. 5433 N MacArthur Walnut Hill Irving 972 518-0939 Greek

Via Reál Five vegetarian entrees including Santa Fe grilled veggies, Mushroom fajitas or roasted mushroom quesadillas, Squash or Spinach Enchiladas. Two dishes are vegan and one can be ordered sans cheese. New manager says flour tortillas are no longer made with lard but ask again if you wish. 4020 N MacArthur Irving 972 650-9001 Mexican

Disclaimer: Remarks are only the opinions of the reviewer. We ask questions but have accepted the restaurant staff’s answers as accurate. We suggest you verify lard, eggs, fish sauce, and the like before you order because information we were given could be mistaken. Also, be aware that most grilled items share the grill with meat and are contaminated.

When we do not have specific knowledge about eggs, meat or fish broth, or MSG, we make a note of this. However, restaurants change owners, managers, and chefs often with corresponding potential changes in recipes. Satisfy yourself by asking questions before ordering at all restuarants. Pleas e-mail us with any information of Vegetarian Restaurants in town that are opening or closing. Corrections or additions should be sent to bvstx@sbcglobal.net.

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