Leading up to September's Best of Dallas® 2017 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year.
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Aside from being exceedingly fun to order — everything is better with the word "disco" in front of it — Spiral Diner's disco fries are an A+ hangover order at this Dallas vegan mainstay.
A generous portion of golden-roasted potato home fries is covered in shockingly melty "cheese" made by Daiya, a company that specializes in dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free tapioca starch shreds that taste and melt in a surprisingly cheesy manner.
Atop the vaguely cheesy potatoes, the piece de resistance: Spiral Diner's gravy, a pepper-flaked vegan gravy made with soy, onion and flour. Even with a curious, faint taste of vanilla, this gravy is surprisingly effective at tricking your brain into thinking you're chowing down on a buttery pool of rich sausage gravy.