Given Dallas’ love affair with Tex-Mex, burgers and barbecue, the city may not be the first place you think of as a healthy dining haven. But fortunately more and more restaurants are paving the way for clean eating with menus that are anything but bland and boring.
First up is trendy newcomer Flower Child, a healthy fast-casual eatery by Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts. With its delectable selection of salads, bowls, plates and wraps, it’s no surprise that this spot stays busy from morning until lights out.
Following a paleo path? Then HG Sply is a caveman’s (or cavewoman’s) dream. Think, duck confit on cauliflower rice and coffee crusted ribeyes with horseradish-shallot coconut butter.
Going gluten free? No problem. The made-from-scratch dishes at Kozy Kitchen are so good that you'd never know that almost everything on the menu is completely gluten-free. That goes ditto for Company Cafe, where you can delve into everything from bananas foster pancakes to chicken fried steak.
Need something healthy in a hurry? Look no further than Start, a fast-casual restaurant that's a perfect pit stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner on the run.
Then there’s Be Raw, a charming little café, which if not for the name, you probably wouldn’t guess that all of its dishes on the menu are 100 percent raw. From the sandwiches to the pizzas, noodle bowls and amazing desserts, the offerings will have you seeking endless excuses to return for more.
Finally, no list of healthy restaurants is complete without mentioning Spiral Diner, one of the area’s most popular eateries for vegan Tex-Mex and American comfort food classics.
So, whether your idea of clean eating means going gluten-free, paleo, vegan or chowing down on a grass-fed steak, these 10Best Dallas restaurants know how to cater to all types of health-conscious foodies.