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Five Dallas Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants That Are All About a Plant-Based Diet

The International Buddhist Progress Society's vegan buffet gives vegetarians and vegans a quick $6 lunch option.
The International Buddhist Progress Society's vegan buffet gives vegetarians and vegans a quick $6 lunch option. Paige Weaver
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's jack fruit barbecue plate, $9.95, can be made as a sandwich, salad or pizza.
Paige Weaver
Recipe Oak Cliff
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's Gujarati Thali.
Paige Weaver
Gopal Vegetarian Restaurant
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.
Paige Weaver
Nature's Plate
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.

Breakfast tacos at Tribal All Day Cafe.
Beth Rankin
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.
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Beth Rankin is an Ohio native and Cicerone-certified beer server who specializes in social media, food and drink, travel and news reporting. Her belief system revolves around the significance of Topo Chico, the refusal to eat crawfish out of season and the importance of local and regional foodways.
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