1. SPIRAL DINER
Spiral Diner now has three different locations around the Metroplex which means that most diners won’t have to trek too far to enjoy this local, legendary cuisine. The vibe may be retro, but the menu is forward-thinking. Most of the options are organic, and the jerk tempeh sandwich is to die for. Whatever you do, don’t leave without a smoothie.
Here, M.D. also stands for Mighty Delicious: True Food Kitchen was launched by Doctor Andrew Weil, whose renowned Anti-Inflammatory Diet helps diners avoid heart disease. Weil has relied on some of the best artisans around to craft a menu that includes pizza, salads, sandwiches and a wise variety of cocktails and veggie juices.
3. INDIA GRILL
Journey toward the south of Arlington and you’ll stumble across this hidden gem and all of the vegetable samosas you could ever want. India Grill has a special menu section for vegetarians, on which you’ll find can’t-miss fare like Aloo Ghobi, a cauliflower and potato dish with enough kick to make you ask for a second glass of water, but enough flavor to make you order a second plate.
Most known for their signature salads and wraps, Unleavened serves up fresh takes on time-tested classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This team believes that everything—even beer and wine—can be healthy when approached with a “fresh first” approach, but don’t take my word for it: The Farmstand wrap, overflowing with veggies, speaks for itself.
Named for how long I would walk to get to one (just kidding—I’d walk much further) this quaint brunch spot offers classic breakfast dishes alongside vegetarian favorites. The french toast and well, any of the omelettes are my personal faves, but don’t take my word for it: Head to any of the three locations in Keller, Highland Village or Denton.