Maybe you're on the Meatless Monday train, or perhaps you haven't had pork since the '90s. Maybe you're just feeling a bit too overindulged lately and could use a few extra vegetables in your diet. Either way, plant-based vegetarian and vegan restaurants are proliferating across North Texas, so it's easier than ever to fill up on food that won't kill you. Here are a few of our favorite spots.
The International Buddhist Progress Society
For just $6, you can get your fill of vegetarian food at this Richardson Buddhist temple's veggie-packed lunch buffet.
Recipe Oak Cliff
Recipe Oak Cliff's jack fruit barbecue plate, $9.95, can be made as a sandwich, salad or pizza.
With the goal of bringing quick, affordable vegan fare to the South Dallas food desert, Recipe Oak Cliff serves juices, smoothies, and a daily menu of vegan, raw and "live" food.
Gopal Vegetarian Restaurant
Gopal's Gujarati Thali.
This Richardson Indian restaurant specializes in traditional Gujarati Thali, a platter made up of several small portions of various vegetarian Indian dishes.
Plant-based eaters can grab food in a jiffy at this grab-and-go-friendly spot.
So you want a plant-based meal in a hurry? Nature's Plate offers grab-and-go food and weekly meal plans with one storefront in Lake Highlands and another opening soon at Preston and Forest.
Tribal All Day Cafe
Breakfast tacos at Tribal All Day Cafe.
This trendy new Bishop Arts cafe serves healthy plant-based meals, fresh-pressed juices and even moderately healthy cocktails made with fresh juice.