Dallas
1. Belse Plant Cuisine
Downtown Dallas
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Offering elevated plant-based cuisine in a sleek, well-designed space, Belse Plant Cuisine comes from the team behind the top-rated Los Angeles vegan joint, Little Pine. OIndulge in tomato-glazed Cauliflower Tostadas, Roasted Fennel and Italian Sausage Flatbread, and the signature Belse Burger, outfitted with an Impossible patty and sweet beet-and-onion jam and served with crispy fries.

2. Casa Del Vagano
Oak Cliff
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Tacos, flautas, chimichangas, enchiladas, and nachos are the stars at this all-vegan Tex-Mex eatery with plant-based versions of cheese, beef, chicken, scallops, shrimp, fish, crab, and pork serving as tasty toppings and festive fillings. The colorful dishes look exactly like what you’d see at your typical everyday taqueria, but will leave you feeling a lot more guilt-free.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

3. Goji Cafe
North Dallas
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Health-focused Asian fare wows diners at this North Dallas cafe, boasting an extensive menu of traditional favorites. Start with crispy egg rolls, fresh summer rolls, a hot bowl of Zucchini Pho, and crispy potstickers while you decide on your main course from choices that include several styles of noodle soups, rice dishes, and curries packed with fresh vegetables and plant-based proteins. If you’re not feeling the Asian thing on your visit, they also serve tacos, burgers, and other handheld snackables.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating or call 972-243-1888 for take-out.

4. Vegan Food House
Oak Cliff
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The eclectic menu at this Oak Cliff favorite features southern comfort classics like Shrimp and Grits, Boudin Balls, Catfish Po-boys, and Country-fried Cauli-steak with macaroni, mashed potatoes, and kale. But they also excel at Tex-Mex inspirations, with Stuffed Jalapeños, Fried Fish Tacos, and Shrimp and Sausage Quesadillas. Well-rounded, much?
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating

5. D'Vegan
North Lake Highlands
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From crispy egg rolls and soft spring rolls to pho and other hearty noodle dishes, everything on the menu at this no-frills cafe inside a Vietnamese stripmall market comes packed with as much flavor as any of its meaty counterparts. The kitchen uses mostly tofu and other soy-based proteins to recreate the taste and texture of animal proteins like chicken and beef, and when paired with complex sauces and vividly colored vegetables and plopped atop rice or noodles, animal products will not be missed.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

6. Nature's Plate
Multiple locations
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Weekly meal subscription services make menu planning a pain-free task, and Nature’s Plate does the same with a vegan, whole-food twist. Menus change weekly and customers can order as many or few meals as they need for the following week. A list of featured favorites offers calorie-portioned breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, including crowd-pleasers such as classic lasagna, “cheese” enchiladas, and Texas barbecue plates, as well as decadent desserts like fudge brownies. Even non-planners are covered here, thanks to grab-and-go options available daily in refrigerator cases alongside bulk items for anyone wishing to do their own cooking and smoothie kits ready to drop into the blender.
How to book: Stop by for counter service.

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