Yeah, we know Spiral Diner is in Fort Worth, and this is Best of Dallas. But that's the point: If you want vegetarian food in Dallas, be prepared for Indian food, Thai food, carb-heavy Chinese food, salad bars or veggie burgers cooked right next to the meat. And let's not forget the refried beans (which may contain lard) and the rice (which may have been made with chicken stock). Spiral Diner is worry-free. It goes beyond vegetarian; it's completely vegan--no "99 percent vegan" or "vegetarian...plus some fish." Spiral Diner has no meat, no eggs, no dairy, no honey, no casein. Just tasty homecookin'. In addition to the obligatory salads and veggie burgers, Spiral Diner's expansive menu includes burritos whose size and contents put Chipotle to shame, a tempeh-based Jamaican Jerk BBQ San'ich and the Nighthawk, a vegetarian-friendly diner dish of tofu "eggs," meatless sausage and toast--a guilt-free version of IHOP. But don't just take our word for it: Last year VegNews Magazine named Spiral Diner one of the 14 best vegetarian restaurants in the country.
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