Eating Cheap in Dallas is a series that looks for the best food and drink deals at restaurants in DFW. Because being on a budget doesn't mean you can't eat out in a city like Dallas.
Over the years, finding quality sushi spots in DFW has become a lot easier. But that’s not quite the case when it comes to vegetarian and vegan rolls — those who opt out of consuming animal products shouldn’t be forced to opt out of enjoying sushi. As flattering as a basic cucumber roll can be, there’s got to be something better, more fulfilling for the plant-based posse.
There is: Blue Sushi Sake Grill. Whether you’re plant-based or not, you need to order from the veggie/vegan side of the menu — because you'll also save a few bucks compared with traditional seafood rolls.
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The Thai Hippie ($9) is a vegan tofu tempura roll with basil, cilantro and mint that’ll take your taste buds on a journey. Same for the Prince Roll ($7), made with eggplant, avocado and a sweet soy sauce. Most important, you won’t break the bank while breaking up with seafood (even if it’s temporary), proving that eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive.
Pro-tip for the deal-hunters out there: Visit during lunch to get two of these rolls, plus a soup or salad option, for $13.50. Or take advantage of their daily happy hour that drops these, and other rolls, down to $5.50 apiece.
Blue Sushi Sake Grill, 3220 McKinney Ave. (Uptown) and other locations.