Hummus, tabouleh, baba ganouj — all the Mediterranean favorites live at this buffet at Sahara in North Dallas.
Hummus, tabouleh, baba ganouj — all the Mediterranean favorites live at this buffet at Sahara in North Dallas.
Paige Weaver

All-You-Can-Eat Your Heart Out at These Awesome Dallas Buffets

We love a good buffet. Doesn't everyone? But perhaps what we love most about buffets is that they're no longer the flavorless American feeding troughs of our youth. In DFW, some of the best buffets are filled with vegetarian food, Indian cuisine and even Persian fare. If you're hungry — like, really hungry — check out a few of our favorite buffets right now.

In bowls: vegetable fried rice and Manchurian vegetables from India 101. On the plate, clockwise from top: kidney bean and red onion salad, ginger chicken, vada, veggie uttapam, aloo gobi, goat curry, chicken 65 and potato croquettes (center).
In bowls: vegetable fried rice and Manchurian vegetables from India 101. On the plate, clockwise from top: kidney bean and red onion salad, ginger chicken, vada, veggie uttapam, aloo gobi, goat curry, chicken 65 and potato croquettes (center).
Brian Reinhart

India 101
This posh (well, for a buffet, anyway) Irving buffet is filled with flavorful Indian dishes such as Tandoori chicken, vegetable uttapam, vada (Indian fried doughnut), aloo gobi, chicken 65, goat curry and samosas.

International Buddhist Progress Society's $6 vegetarian lunch buffet is a hidden gem in Richardson.
International Buddhist Progress Society's $6 vegetarian lunch buffet is a hidden gem in Richardson.
Paige Weaver

International Buddhist Progress Society
If you're looking for a cheap, fast vegetarian lunch, hit up the dining hall at the International Buddhist Progress Society, tucked away in a Buddhist temple inside a Richardson office building. For just $6 (cash only), you can fill up on vegetables at this modest but tasty meat-free buffet.

The meat side of Sahara's buffet is filled with lamb gyro, lamb shanks, koresht gheimeh (beef stew) and kebabs.
The meat side of Sahara's buffet is filled with lamb gyro, lamb shanks, koresht gheimeh (beef stew) and kebabs.
Paige Weaver

Sahara Restaurant
Up near Addison, the long-running Sahara restaurant is serving beautiful Persian and Middle Eastern fare such as koresht gheimeh (beef stew), hummus, baba ganouj and tahdig, the crunchy rice from the bottom of the rice pot.

How can you say no to an all-you-can-eat meat buffet?
How can you say no to an all-you-can-eat meat buffet?
Kathy Tran

Sura Korean Bistro
This Royal Lane Koreatown eatery has it all: bento boxes, Korean barbecue and an all-you-can-eat meat buffet ($22.95 at dinner, $16.95 at lunch). Stock up on thinly sliced prime beef brisket, pork jowl, thin and thick slices of pork shoulder and pork belly, skin-on shrimp and even whole baby octopus that you can cook on the grill at your table.

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