10 Best Healthy Restaurants in Dallas: Big D Doesn't Skimp on Flavor

If you're planning on being in Dallas and are a health-conscious eater, you're in luck! Dallas has a wide variety of restaurants with healthy menus and entrees - from vegetarian and vegan options to gluten-free specialties. No matter what your body craves, Big D has it all. Choose from a plethora of great spots that offer healthy choices.

Vegetarians will simply love Kalachandji's Restaurant and Palace. This hidden gem in East Dallas will make even the biggest carnivores rethink meat. This low-cost, buffet restaurant is set in one of Dallas' Hare Krishna Temples and has one of the best, most tranquil patios in all of Dallas. You might even forget you're in Texas while you're here!

In the mood for healthy ethnic cuisine? Head on over to The Mint Asian Fusion Cafe or Nasca Kitchen for Asian and South American food that won't add pounds to your swimsuit figure. Yogis will love the Cosmic Cafe in Uptown. Along with healthy Indian food, this spot offers free meditation classes throughout the week as well.

If you want comfort food - i.e. breakfast food like pancakes and biscuits - but you want to do it the healthy way, Dallas offers several healthy breakfast spots like Start Restaurant and Kozy Kitchen.

Happy Healthy Eating!

Nazca Kitchen
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Conveniently located at the corner of Walnut Hill Lane and Central Expressway, Nazca Kitchen brings the flavors of South America to Dallas. This fresh take on classical South American cuisine is warming the hearts of Texans, but goes easy on...  Read More

Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery
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Lunchtime is extra busy at this cafe and bakery as folks stop in for a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, soups, burgers and wraps. Bread Winners excels in salads, and one of the most popular is the prime strip steak salad, complete with hearts...  Read More

Located on the fun Greenville Avenue, Start Restaurant serves up some of the most delicious and healthy breakfast and lunch in Dallas. With the motto, "Real Food Fast," this wonderful eatery features fresh ingredients served up quickly. This...  Read More

If you're in the mood for unique, innovative salads using the freshest ingredients combined in the most distinctive ways to please everyone from the devout vegetarian to the diehard meat-eater, head on over to Greenz in Uptown. This delicious,...  Read More

Kozy Kitchen
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Located in the Uptown neighborhood, Kozy Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It specializes in comfort foods and bakery items that are almost entirely paleo-centric and gluten-free. The ever-changing cuisine and menu there features...  Read More

The Mint serves up new Bangkok style cuisine combined with an Asian fused twist menu in Highland Park. This popular spot offers fresh ingredients in an everyday comfortable chic cafe coupled with hospitable Asian service. Some of the most...  Read More

Cosmic Cafe
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The unique combination of an Indian restaurant / meditation area / coffeehouse all under the same roof sets this cafe apart from your average eatery. The Cosmic Cafe occupies an old house, and the menu centers on Indian fare such as samosas and...  Read More

Dallas vegetarians have known about Kalachandji's for years, as its been in business for more than 30 years. This local gem will make visitors feel as if they've left Dallas, or maybe even the U.S. It's situated inside one of Dallas' Hare...  Read More

Looking for a gourmet restaurant that features only healthy entrees? Make your way to Seasons 52 in NorthPark Center. This delicious restaurant only serves seasonally inspired ingredients at their peak of freshness. It prides itself on using...  Read More


Meet Denise Brandenberg

Born and raised in Dallas, Denise Brandenberg has been a self-proclaimed “Dallas Ambassador” for out-of-town friends and colleagues for years.

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