Best of Vegan Dallas 2013

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2013 marks the inaugural year for the annual Dallas Vegan Best of Vegan Dallas contest. Dallas is quickly becoming one of the most vegan-friendly cities in America and the Best of Vegan Dallas contest celebrates those businesses, markets and restaurants who are part of the change. Thousands of votes were cast for the best DFW veg-friendly spots over two weeks and the results in! Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners!

Visit the Best of Vegan Dallas page to view all of the winners here!

If your favorite spot didn’t make it onto our list this year, please contact us to tell us why you think they are the best in Dallas. If you are a business owner looking to become more vegan friendly or already are and would like some recognition for your tasty treats, let us know!

Best Breakfast

Good 2 Go Taco: Sub tofu for eggs on any of their breakfast tacos – and try the tofu-Amigas.

Hypnotic Donuts: Try one of their popular vegan glazed doughnuts or cinnamon buns, Mon. and Tues.

Glazed Donut Works: A sweet way to start the day, with at least one vegan doughnut available each day.

Whole Foods: Stop by their hot bar for a tofu scramble or a fresh-made smoothie.

Vote for Best Breakfast

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Best Salad Shop

Snappy Salads: Fresh salads prepared daily in different sized bowls to feed your hunger.

Greenz: A restaurant with salads so innovative, it will turn even the most die-hard meat-eaters.

Salata: A build-your-own salad and wrap bar with unlimited veggie toppings and nuts.

Souper Salad: All-you-care-to-eat soup and salad bar restaurant with vegan options clearly marked.

Vote for Best Salad Shop

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Best Vegan Pizza

Pizza Lounge: This joint offers vegan grilled-cheese, brat sandwiches, and a ton of vegan pizza toppings!

Pizza by Marco: Dallas’s oldest pizzeria with vegan cheese and meat toppings on a crispy thin-crust pizza.

Cane Rosso: Neapolitan pizza with vegan cheese available along with super-fresh veggie toppings.

Mellow Mushroom: The price is right for their vegan pizzas topped with tempeh, veggies and Daiya cheese.

Vote for Best Vegan Pizza

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Best Juice Bar

Green Grocer: A grocer stocked full of organic, non-GMO produce, most of which is Texas-grown.

Whole Foods: Their juice bar, located inside most locations, offers freshly made juices/smoothies!

The Gem: Choose from a variety of fresh fruit and veggie juices as well as healthy snacks.

The Juice Bar: Fill your daily fruit and veggies quota with juice favorites like the Hottie and Skinny Greens.

Vote for Best Juice Bar

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Best Pho

D’Vegan: Serves a popular take on Vietnamese cuisine. Their pho is a hot commodity here!

DaLat: Pho and spring rolls are favorites as well as their to-go containers.

Mot Hai Ba: Animal-friendly options include vegetarian pho and banh mi.

Pho is for Lovers: Get a Vietnamese experience with vegan pho and tofu banh mi.

Vote for Best Pho

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Best Tex Mex

Hacienda on Henderson: Soyrizo tacos, veggie enchiladas, quesadillas, oh my!

Peak + Elm: A locally owned Deep Ellum bar whose veggie menu includes soyrizo tacos and veggie fajitas.

Chuy’s: Hold the cheese, but load up on veg-friendly refried beans, vegan guac tacos and enchiladas.

ZuZu: Enjoy nacho salads, bean gorditas, and veggie fajitas.

Vote for Best Tex-Mex

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Best Indian

Kalachandji’s: Dallas’s oldest vegetarian restaurant serving residents a taste of India for over 30 years.

Taj Mahal: Traditional eastern cuisine, with organic and low-fat options, that is cooked to order.

Madras Pavilion: A South Indian Restaurant in Texas with a vegetarian buffet with marked vegan items.

Udipi Palace: Take joy in their Southern India style cuisine with an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Vote for Best indian

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Best Asian (non-vegan restaurant)

Best Thai: They reveal just how tasty vegan Thai food can get with offerings such as dumplings and curry.

Asian Mint: An Asian fusion cafe and dessert bar that serves vegan-friendly appetizers and noodle dishes.

Zen Sushi: A separate veggie menu that brings sushi rolls, gyoza, fried rice, ramen and more!

Tanoshii: A new ramen hotspot serving a slew of vegan options,  including ramen, hot pots, and steamed buns.

Vote for Best Asian

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Best Mediterranean

Fadi’s: Great vegetarian Mediterranean food at great prices. Perfect for on-the-go or lunch meals

Cedars Mediterranean Mezza & Grill: An endless supply of vegan and vegetarian offerings, buffet-style.

Sevan G & G: This veggie (and pet) friendly Armenian restaurant offers Mediterranean classic dishes.

Afrah: A traditional Mediterranean restaurant and pastry shop with raved about hummus and pita bread.

Vote for Best Mediterranean

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Best Sushi

Zen Sushi: Their separate vegan menu brings sushi rolls, gyoza, fried rice, soup, ramen and more!

Naan: Your ultimate destination for vegan sushi with a variety options on a stand alone menu.

Zushi Sushi: Veg-friendly sushi restaurant that boasts a large selection of veggie items.

Ku: One of the leading Dallas Asian restaurants on that offers veg-friendly options.

Vote for Best Sushi

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Best Ethiopian

Desta: A favorite haunt for vegetarians with a craving for Ethiopian food.

Sheba’s Ethiopian Kitchen: Their vegetable platter is a huge favorite among the veggie-friendly crowd.

Queen of Sheba: One of a handful of restaurants that offers a hands-only dining experience.

Lalibela: You’ll find large portions and great service here. Loyalists adore the veggie combo platter.

Vote for Best Ethiopian

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Best Mock Meat

The Libertine – Seitan Tacos: Seitan made in-house, served with an amazing vegan Sriracha aioli.

Spiral Diner – BBQ Sandwich: A big helping of grilled seitan in a sweet, tangy sauce with dill pickles and onions.

Whole Foods – Mock Chicken Salad: Chopped vegan chicken, vegan mayo and diced, fresh veggies.

Anvil Pub – Chick’n Quesadillas: A giant pocket of cheesy, chicken-y goodness.  All vegan, of course!

Vote for Best Mock Meat Dish

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Best Grocery Store

Whole Foods: An organic grocery with a hot and cold menu bar that offers plentiful vegan options.

Sprouts: A great selection of fresh produce and affordably priced name and house brand items.

Green Grocer: A grocer stocked full of organic, non-GMO produce, most of which is Texas-grown.

Natural Grocers: Offers foods and supplements made from only natural and organic ingredients.

Vote for Best Grocery Store

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Best Food Truck

Good Karma Kitchen: An Asian cuisine food truck with an entirely vegetarian menu.

Gepetto’s Pizza: Build your own pizza or try this food truck’s ready made veggie lovers pizza.

Shiitake Swerve: A vegetarian food truck that houses true umami flavor in the form of mushrooms.

Nammi: Quench your bahn mi thirst with Nammi’s tofu version or get it on corn tortillas for half the calories.

Vote for Best Food Truck

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Best Cupcakes

Pure Delite: A guilt-free cupcakery that offers vegan and gluten-free treats made organically.

Spiral Diner: With an ever changing cupcake menu, there’s always a new flavor to try!

Sprinkles: All it took was one cupcake to make our list. Behold, the vegan red velvet cupcake.

Unrefined Bakery: Nosh on soy and gluten-free cupcakes made the healthiest way possible.

Vote for Best Cupcakes

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Best Desserts

Spiral Diner: Ice-cream, shakes, smoothies, cakes, brownies, cupcakes; there’s something for everyone.

Be Raw Food and Juice: Cheesecake, brownies, and cookies so tasty, you’d never know they were raw.

Paciugo Gelato: They make a new daily flavor of soy-based Italian gelato that’s made fresh every day.

Reverie Bakeshop: Their Crimson Swirl bar won this year’s Texas Veggie Fair Best Dessert award.

Vote for Best Dessert

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Best Bar

Anvil Pub: This bar boasts yummy treats such as vegan cheese fries, nachos, and quesadillas.

Sundown at Granada: This beer garden features vegan main dishes, burgers, chili, and amazing salads.

The Libertine Bar: Known for their 5-course vegan beer dinners and a great selection of vegan dishes.

Trinity Hall: An Irish pub with a vast array of beer, whiskey, hearty vegan entrees, and cheese fries.

Vote for Best Bar

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Best Overall Vegan

Spiral Diner: A menu with a vast array of breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert options.

Be Raw Food and Juice: The only place in town that sells raw pad Thai, tacos, and sunflower seed burgers.

D’Vegan: They offer a popular take on Vietnamese cuisine. Their Pho is a hot commodity here!

Veggie Garden: Their chefs bring authentic all-vegan Cantonese cuisine to Dallas plates.

Vote for Best Overall Vegan

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  • Kathy

    Adore the gluten free cupcakes at Pure Delite!

  • Heidi

    Agree with Pure Delight- just ate the BEST gluten free cupcake in my life there- the Hot Momma.. you have to try it!

  • Patsy Stagner

    I’d go with Spiral Diner all the way. The best cakes I have ever eaten . . . EVER!

  • lisa

    We are really enjoying Thai Soon in Richardson lately and they can make items Vegan. Props to Reverie–brand new and just killing it! Everything they make is gorgeous and blow-your-mind-delicious. They have raised the bar for baked goods in DFW. If you haven’t been, about half their items daily are GF and they have a huge variety, just like a “real” bakery (only better).