Are you looking to find a restaurant where you can get something fresh to eat? Dallas has lots of great restaurant options, but there are only a handful of farm to table, or restaurants that focus on local seasonal ingredients.
Starting the new year off right with some healthy food resolutions? Try one of these great places and eat out without the guilt.
You might be wondering, what qualifies as “farm to table”? We’re going to include restaurants that focus on high quality and local ingredients. Some offer gluten free options, some dairy free, but all socially conscious.
True Food Kitchen
location: 8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 100 in Dallas and 7601 Windrose Avenue, Suite F100 in Plano
True Food Kitchen is one of Dr. Weil’s concept restaurants. The menu has something for everyone. They have plenty of beef options, so it’s not just vegetarian. True Food’s menu changes seasonally. My personal favorites are the Crudités (in appetizers) and the Teriyaki quinoa bowl. Who knew veggies could taste so good? The tzatziki and black olive dipping sauces are out of this world.
locations: 2101 Cedar Springs Road, 5450 Lovers Lane, 5959 Royal Lane, 5290 Belt Line Rd, #100
Flower Child restaurants seems to be popping up everywhere in Dallas. They have four locations in Dallas and one right in Uptown. It’s not a place where you sit down at a table and order, but the food is awesome. They have lots of bowls where you can choose your protein. My personal favorite is the turkey Cobb salad with lemon avocado dressing and pickled onions. They also have options that kids will like, like a grass fed burger and gluten free mac and cheese.
Origin Kitchen + bar
location: 4438 Mckinney Avenue, Dallas
Origin Kitchen This is one of the few places in Uptown where you can actually find parking and the food is delicious to boot. Their gluten free chicken fried chicken is to die for, did I mention it’s pasture raised? They also have daily specials which are usually seafood and scrumptious. This is more of an upscale restaurant where you can (and should) make a reservation. They also serve brunch.
location: 2008 Greenville Ave. Dallas TX
HG supply is at the low end of Greenville Ave. It’s usually very crowded. Calling this farm to table might be a stretch but they do offer “Kansas city kobe beef” although I’m not sure how that is possible. If you can look past that they have some really delicious choices like vegan chips and queso, yes actually tastes and feels like chips and queso. They also have Texas farm eggs and uncured bacon at brunch.
locations: 2100 Dallas Pkwy. Suite 126, Plano TX, 7949 Walnut Hill Lane Suite110, Dallas TX, 8400 Preston Road Suite 100 Frisco, TX
Modern Market is a place where you order at the counter, but they have many great options. Grass fed beef and sustainably raised salmon at reasonable prices. They have bowls, pizza, sandwiches and some delicious salads. My personal favorite is the Buddha bowl. You will be surprised at how good tofu tastes, if you are not a huge tofu fan which I am not. The combination of flavors is spicy and delicious.
tribal all day cafe
location: 263 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX
The Tribal All Day Cafe is NOT open for dinner on sundays and if you are a late eater they close at 8pm. They serve breakfast all day. If you don’t feel like breakfast they have bowls, salads and wraps that can fit any appetite. My favorite thing is the vegan macadamia nut ricotta served with biscuits. It’s located on the edge of the restaurant filled Bishop Arts District.
location: 614 West Davis, Dallas, TX
Bolsa is another restaurant in the Bishop Arts district. It’s an old garage that has been converted into a restaurant. They focus on local ingredients, but not necessarily healthy. Their focus is on delicious so try this if you are more in the mood for a splurge. My favorite is the flat bread with arugula, Texas goat cheese and grapes. They’ve also got goat tacos.
location: 5310 Junius Street Munger Square Center, Dallas, TX
The cafe is a breakfast and lunch only kind of place. They have a large outdoor dining area in the garden. They use fresh vegetables and herbs from their garden and pasture raised eggs. It’s the kind of place where you order at the bar and you can linger with coffee on the weekends. I recommend the eggs and bacon, basic but delicious.
If you love farm to table cuisine give one of these restaurants a try today. Restaurants tend to change fast in Dallas, and just recently one of the best of this kind closed – MudHen Meat and Greens. Keep these restaurants in business, visit a farm to table eatery in Dallas today.