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Kathy Tran

V-Eats

Kathy Tran
Few Dallas restaurants mark their debut appearance on the culinary scene with national coverage on Fox News, but V-Eats Modern Vegan did just that, thanks to their all-vegan brisket. Not all Texans, it seems, are ready to chow down on vegan barbecue. Silly headlines aside, he food at V-Eats is mostly pretty good. The kitchen works with skill and creativity, and the best dishes are legitimately terrific. The flatbread pizza is a super-thin-crust creation with smoked artichokes and vegan sausage. The crust is crisp and the flavors are well-balanced; the vegan cheese is enjoyable. Crispy spring rolls, stuffed with avocado and cabbage, are fried to delicate, grease-free perfection, and the mango-cilantro salsa is a good accompaniment. There’s "salmon sushi" on the menu made with marinated tomato, which achieves the right color, a veiny texture and a happy juiciness. No surprise here, but V-Eats excels at salads. The house specialty is named, concisely, “‘THE’ Salad”, and it’s a foot-wide heap of premium greens mixed with all sorts of goodies: seeds, quinoa, enormous smoky artichoke hearts, roasted bell peppers, pickled onions and crunchy croutons that are made from (surprise) tofu.

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