Ever at a loss for where to take that vegan/vegetarian friend of yours? Or maybe your New Year's resolution is to eat a bit better or live a more compassionate lifestyle. Either way, if you think there's limited options near by, think again! I've put together some of the best locations with both vegan and non-vegan options from personal experience and suggestions from fellow-vegans in the area.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

salmon, seafood, sushi, fish
Grace Nguyen

A great atmosphere, mind-blowing vegan and non-vegan sushi, and a wide drink selection; this place has it all. 

7859 Walnut Hill Ln #180, Dallas, TX 75230

True Food Kitchen

Where nutritious food meets flavor.

The Plaza at Preston Center, 8383 Preston Center Plaza #100, Dallas, TX 75225

Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet

Buffet... need I say more?  

And UTD students get 10% off (Dine-in only).

180 West Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75080

Pho is for Lovers

Pass the sriracha, please.

1551 E. Renner Rd. Suite 820, Richardson, TX 75082

Masala Wok

Can't decide if you want Indian or Asian food? This is the place for you. Plus UTD students get a free drink with purchase.

1310 W. Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75080

Chipotle/Free Birds

Not to mention Qdoba! These "choose it yourself" places are the best with a wide range of dietary needs.

238 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

Udipi Cafe

Grace Nguyen

A true hidden gem. It may be hard to see but that crepe was bigger than my head.

Richardson Heights Village, 35 Richardson Heights Center, Richardson, TX 75080

Whole Foods

I know Whole Foods can seem ominous with their prices, but there's no denying their range of options. And hey! There's a pizza deal on Thursdays: $12.99 for 3 toppings after 4 pm.

1411 E Renner Rd, Richardson, TX 75082

Snap Kitchen

A great "grab-n-go" option for road trips and picnics.     

1930 N Coit Rd Richardson, TX 75080


"This food compares to d'real Vietnamese cuisine." - Spoon Member

(Okay she didn't say it exactly like that, but it would have been great if she did). 

9780 Walnut St, Dallas, TX 7524

Afrah Mediterranean Restaurant

Grace Nguyen

There are 28 vegan options in their buffet; I counted.

318 E Main St, Richardson, TX 75081

Papa John's

This is not a drill: their garlic sauce is vegan. It's the best/worst thing I've discovered all year. Not to mention they give 40% off for UTD students. 

819 W Arapaho Rd #24a, Richardson, TX 75080 

Taste of Poland

Family-owned, authentic Polish cuisine in Plano, TX? Sign me up. 

2301 N Central Expy #155, Plano, TX 75075

Malgudi Garden

Like other options on this list, they also have a buffet at certain times of the day...come hungry, friends.

5024 Tennyson Parkway, Plano, TX 7502

If this still isn't enough, the list of vegan options is basically endless (I just figured I couldn't put them all in one article). If you have more of a sweet tooth, Reverie Bakeshop and Cinnaholic are  just down the road.

If fast-food is more your thing, check out this article. Either way, the North Dallas area has a wide range of vegan options to choose from.