Sundown at Granada Has a New, More Organic Menu with Fewer GMOs

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

For the past year Sundown at Granada has been making a name for itself as a restaurant that serves vegan and vegetarian food that's damn good -- and not just damn good for vegan and vegetarian food. As executive Chef Patrick Stark told Lauren Smart last week, he's also been interested in pursuing a menu that's as free of genetically modified organisms as possible. Now the Greenville joint has unveiled a new menu that features the fruits of his labors.

The Granada boasts that its new menu is 70 percent organic and 99 percent GMO-free. Like Stark said last week, the last non-GMO-free item on the menu is the sweet potato fries, but there are GMO-free substitutions available. He calls the it an "equal opportunity" menu, one that accommodates vegetarians, vegans, paleo diets, gluten-free diets and even people who have no dietary restrictions.

See also: Sundown Chef Patrick Stark on Avoiding GMOs and What Greenville Avenue Needs

Stark is nothing if not thorough. All the meats, eggs and dairy at Sundown are organic. The fish are all wild-caught and the buns and breads all have gluten-free options. New items include the Fast Break Flatbread with eggs, gouda and organic bacon (breakfast, get it?); panko-crusted wild bass with pea puree, sunchoke fires and bok choy; quinoa stir fry with seasonal vegetables; and a brunch panzanella with roasted beets, pretzel croutons and mozzarella.

In a food world where restaurants tend to focus on one dietary niche (barbecue, vegan, seafood, etc.), it's always satisfying to find restaurants that are willing and able to cater to swaths of diets. Don't be surprised if a new menu soon pops up that boasts 100 percent for both organic and non-GMO items.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.