Reviews

Vegan First Look: True Food Kitchen opens in Preston Center

As if Preston Center wasn’t already vegan-friendly enough, the area got another boost with its newest restaurant, True Food Kitchen. A product of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet, the chain from California opened its seventh location in Dallas on November 19th. While the restaurant is not exclusively vegan/vegetarian, the fact that there is at least…

Peak & Elm in Deep Ellum – First Look

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As much as I’m proud of not using it in this article’s title, I can’t help but say we got a “Sneak Peek” at Peak & Elm last night (okay, I feel better).  It’s owned by long time Dallas favorite La Popular Tamale House, which also happens to be vegan friendly with bean and veggie…

Product Review Sneak Peek: Daiya Cheese Wedges

They’re not quite available in Dallas stores yet, but the new craze in vegan cheese is soon coming – Daiya announced their latest offering – Daiya Wedges. We snuck a couple of samples out from the Texas VegFest last weekend and were eager to try them out! The big knock on their original cheese shreds…

Product Review: Boomerang’s Aussie Pies

I’ve always been a lover of pot-pies, though vegan options are quite scarce – which is why Boomerang’s Aussie Pies, a company out of Austin, caught my eye recently at Whole Foods in the frozen foods section. Though not presented exactly as a pot-pie, these are described as “Handheld Aussie Pies,” given their shape and…

Product Review: NuGo Nutrition Bars

January is coming to close, and it’s time to assess the status of your New Year’s Resolutions. Did you resolve to work out more – providing fuel for your body with proper nutrition? We’ve found a product to help with continue that resolution, while indulging at the same time. Though NuGo Nutrition bars are sold…

Checking out Mesa in Oak Cliff

Last weekend we checked out Mesa in Oak Cliff – which, according to Teresa Gubbins of Pegasus News, was one of the 10 biggest Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants in 2011. I’ve been eyeing the place ever since their opening in May, given their clear indication of vegetarian (and gluten-free) items on the menu. But were they…

Product Review: Quorn Vegan Burgers

Earlier last month, news hit about Quorn releasing their first vegan burger product. A vegetarian favorite of many with their chick’n and other vegetarian burgers, Quorn has long been off of the vegan radar, as most products contain eggs and/or dairy. So when I saw the new product at Central Market, it was something I…

Product Review: Sol Cuisine Breakfast Patties

Vegetarians have long since had many options for faux breakfast meats, with Morningstar being a longtime leader with their veggie patties. However, for a completely cruelty-free vegan option, few exist. For breakfast patties, a popular option is using Lightlife’s Gimme Lean ground sausage – however, it’s not always the most convenient. Enter Sol Cuisine’s Veggie…

UPDATE: Oddfellows no longer vegan-friendly

Vegans who like to wake up early and have a place to grab brunch can rejoice. Oddfellows, located in the hip Bishop Arts district, has a few menu items on their breakfast/brunch menu that are already vegan; Eggless Scramble and the Spudnik Loaded Potato vegan style with vegan butter, sour cream, and mushrooms. After perusing…