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Dallas’ 10 Healthiest Restaurants — From Hippie Havens to Cutting Edge Newcomers

Your Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating

BY // 07.05.19

With the rise of health food restaurants, it’s obvious that healthy eating is important to Dallas dwellers. Dallas’ health food scene has been growing and growing over the past few years to where there now are tons of options for fast and fresh meals.

From a neighborhood staple to new hippie havens, here are 10 Healthiest Restaurants in Dallas.

Flower Child

5450 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 133 & Coming Soon to Uptown at Rosewood Court

This health food spot popped in Dallas a couple of years ago and will soon open its fourth Dallas restaurant in Uptown. At Flower Child, everything is made from scratch and there are options for paleo, vegetarian and vegan diets.

Start with a rose lemonade (or whichever seasonal flavor they have) and the avocado hummus with sweet corn, radish, clementine and pumpkin seed. Salad choices include Mediterranean Quinoa and Strawberry Fields. There are plates including green beans, gluten-free mac and cheese, and Indian spiced cauliflower. Bowls and wraps are also available.

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Flower Child knows how to keep restaurant meals healthy,

Char’d Southeast Asian Kitchen

1251 State Street, Suite 800, Richardson

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Just opened at CityLine in Richardson, Char’d is a fast-casual restaurant that serves foods from Southeast Asia. The creative Dallas restaurant mixes several Asian flavors.

The menu includes bites from egg rolls to Vietnamese grilled pork and Nom fries. You can also get a poke bowl, bibimbap, Thai red curry chicken, steamed buns, spring rolls and Tantali tofu. Drinks include Stubborn craft soda and beer. For dessert, make sure to try the Homemade mango, matcha, coconut, or ube flavored ice cream.

Mixt

2355 Olive Street, Suite 140

This eco-minded local chain popped up a little bit ago in the Uptown area. And Mixt is all about serving smart, healthy, on-the-go food.

From summer salads to grain bowls and plates, Mixt has got your healthy cravings covered. This spot also has three sandwiches on the menu, including the Rooster with grilled chicken, sliced seasonal apple, sharp cheddar, basil pesto, arugula and aioli. The Royale has grilled steak and the Beetsteak is a veggie option with roasted golden beets and chickpea spread.

You can also design your own bowl from a vast array of options.

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Mixt is a recent healthy addition to Uptown.

Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

1900 Abrams Parkway, 8031 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 1150, & 6632 Snider Plaza

Unleavened is a fast casual restaurant for fresh takes on classics. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. There are three locations in Dallas- Lakewood, Lake Highlands, and University Park.

For breakfast, you can order a wrap or potato hash with fresh fruit. There are also several side items like oatmeal, an acai bowl and quinoa porridge. Lunch and dinner items include wraps, salads, and hot and cold complements. Hot options include the Hoppin’ Juan with Mexican chorizo, cotija, black-eyed peas and shaved kale. Broccoli slaw and quinoa & farro salad come cold. Unleavened also has warm bowls like lemon pesto, cashew sesame and mole verde.

Bellagreen

8041 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 810

This newer spot is an American bistro that boasts some of the best tomato soup out there. It’s fire-roasted tomato basil with a cheesy crust on top. Brunch and dinner are served at Bellagreen.

You’d never really know that this is health food. Everything is so flavorful. From The Fig & Pig pizza to Brick Chicken and Paleo Spaghetti Squash Bolognese, everything is made fresh. Starters include Hi-Protein Hempenadas with hemp flour, cheeses, cilantro, raisins and 44 Farms angus beef. There are also tacos, wraps, sandwiches and salads.

Gather Kitchen

1601 Elm Street, Suite 140

Gather Kitchen was founded by Soraya Spencer, who wanted to reinvent fast food and create quick meals with better ingredients and flavor. The Downtown location offers coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The waffle breakfast plate is a popular item here with bacon, an over easy egg, avocado and a side of salsa or raw maple syrup. For lunch or dinner, Gather Kitchen offers burgers, a salmon sandwich and marinated chicken tacos. Salads include a House Tuscan, a plant-based super salad and taco salad. There also are wellness drinks such as the Immune Booster and Matcha Master.

Original ChopShop

6401 Hillcrest Avenue, Suite 100

Available for pickup and deliver, this health food restaurant is located in the Park Cities, with another on the way in Plano. The Original ChopShop has options for all dietary needs including gluten-free, dairy-free, lactose-free, soy free, vegetarian and vegan.

From grilled protein bowls and sandwiches to superfruit bowls and salads, there’s a lot to choose from. They also have breakfast like avocado toast and egg & veggie hash, juices, protein shakes, and meals for the kiddos. All bowls are served fresh with roasted broccoli, cauliflower, onion, carrot, and mushroom. Then, it’s your choice of rice, sweet potato hash, or quinoa.

Cosmic Cafe

2912 Oak Lawn Avenue

Opened two decades ago, Cosmic Cafe is an Oak Lawn staple. Inside of the colorful, unordinary old house on Oak Lawn Ave., you’ll find zen vibes and yummy vegetarian food.

Popular dishes include the samosas, spinach enchiladas and Buddah’s Delight. Cosmic also has an Indian pizza with tomatoes, onions, spinach, zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers and mozzarella- all on top on nan bread. The No Bull Burger is a black bean burger with mushrooms, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts and your choice of cheese.

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This healthful vegetarian restaurant is inside of a colorful old home.

Modern Market Eatery

7949 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 110

Created in 2009, Modern Market Eatery is new to Dallas. The fresh and healthy spot opened in Preston Hollow in 2015.

This location has salads, brick oven pizza, grain bowls, soup, sandwiches and hand carved plates. These include a choice of protein and two sides such as rosemary sweet potato hash, garlic mashed potatoes, salad, heirloom rice, mac & cheese, or roasted veggies. There’s also a breakfast menu with egg sandwiches, toast, burritos, oatmeals, bowls and a Pearl sugar waffle.

True Food Kitchen

8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 100

Located in The Plaza at Preston Center, True Food has some interesting options for healthy eating. This summer, they’re bringing out the refresher lemonades and teas, cool craft cocktails, and seasonal bites.

Starters include a heirloom tomato and watermelon salad, summer corn & tomato flatbread, kale guac, herb hummus, and more. There are pizza entrees such as the chicken sausage, spinach & mushroom, and tomato & arugula. On top of bowls, burgers, and sandwiches, they have tons of entree plates. Summer redfish and chicken paillard are the seasonal highlights.

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