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Fresh finds: Vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Fort Worth

Dig into delicious and nutritious vegan and vegetarian fare in every corner of Fort Worth.

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Star your morning right with a chia pudding yogurt bowl from Righteous Foods.

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Eating meat-free hasn’t always been easy, but in Fort Worth, it’s a piece of (vegan) cake.

Our local food scene is as vibrant as ever, so it’s no surprise there is a slew of local chefs serving up fresh, vegetarian bites across town. From plant-based pizza to scrumptious vegan tacos, here are 20 restaurants serving up meat-free fare in Cowtown.


The Panama Bowl + a muffin from Boulevard of Greens. | Photo by @ftwtoday


Boulevard of Greens, Several locations
Menu items are inspired by blue zones, so take your pick of items like the Panama Bowl — a dragon fruit-and-mango concoction topped with banana and granola. Merge onto the boulevard of fruits and greens with the Venice Boulevard bowl.

Juice Junkies Vegan Cafe & Juice Bar, 925 Foch St.
Build your own bowl with a mixture of açaí, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, coconut, and granola. Then beef it up with superfood add-ons like pomegranate, walnuts, chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, and almond butter.

Flower Child, 1616 S. University Dr.
The healthy eatery in University Park Village features made-from-scratch meals and customizable options of bowls, wraps, and salads that can be made gluten-free.

Freshii, 354 W. 5th St.
This grab-and-go spot offers some great vegetarian and vegan options like the Spiicy Lemongrass soup, Buddha Satay Bowl, and options to create your own salad with proteins like tofu or falafel.

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Gluten-free cupcake from Unrefined Bakery | Photo by @cheatdaydallas_

Delicious desserts

Unrefined Bakery, 3250 Hulen St.
This bakery has something for every diet including vegan pizza crust, rolls, hamburger buns, and pastries like cupcakes and cookies.

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Nothing pairs better with pastries than with a hot cup of coffee. | Photo by Stiry Crazy Baked Goods

Leaves Bakery and Books, 1251 W. Magnolia Ave.
Order vegan or gluten-free bakery items — like pies, cakes, and cupcakes — in advance, or stop by to try the vegan sausage rolls.


Healthy and delicious? Check out Pizza Verde’s weekday lunch special for plant-based pizza.

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Casual eating

Pizza Verde, 5716 Locke Ave.
This pizzeria serves up an inclusive menu with dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free options including house-made, nut-based mozzarella. Stop by to enjoy the $10 lunch special that includes two large slices of pizza and an iced or sweet tea. The eatery also offers two pasta dishes for dinner.

Righteous Foods, 3405 W. 7th St.
We recommend trying the organic açaí bowl topped with house-made granola, bananas, and mixed berries. Add a salty sidekick with warm yucca fries or stick around for a lunchtime Righteous B.A.L.E.T. made with uncured Niman ranch bacon, tomato, avocado, baby greens, romesco, an organic egg, and black beans.

The High Vegan, 8008 Camp Bowie W. Blvd.
This Louisiana-inspired vegan restaurant opened in late 2023 with lots of options. We spy Cajun pasta, sub sandwiches, hot dogs, and empanadas — in both savory and sweet varieties.

Compatible Delights, 5400 Woodway Dr. (Coming Soon)
The brand that began as a local food truck has set up shop in a 1,000-sqft permanent location in south Fort Worth, set to open in spring 2024. Vegan chef Cornelius Brown will offer items like the loaded nachos, salads, barbecue sandwiches + lasagnas. Look for an ordering kiosk in the dining room — that’s where you can order carry-out.

Mariachi’s Dine-In, 5724 Locke Ave.
The Mexican restaurant offers a full vegan dine-in menu that includes Cashew Cotija S&J Fries, Jackfruit Birria Tacos, the Vegan Torta, and the Vegan Pineapple Burrito. Save room for the dairy-free, vegan-friendly Buñuelo Dessert Nachos.

Mellow Mushroom, 3455 Bluebonnet Cir.
This artsy pizzeria offers a solid selection of plant-based items including 100% vegan pizzas featuring dairy-free cheese (try the Vegan Veg-Out), soft pretzels, salads, and the Vegan Avocado and Vegan Tempeh hoagies.

Vice Burger, 1515 W. Magnolia Ave.
This place really lives “life on the veg,” offering vegan burgers, sandwiches, Impossible chicken nuggets, and hot dogs. We hear the milkshake using vegan gelato is spectacular.


Maiden is located in the PS1200 development. | Photo provided by Maiden

Date night

Maiden, 1216 6th Ave.
This fine dining experience hails from Spiral Diner & Bakery owners Amy McNutt + James M. Johnston. The intimate space features a full bar, a dozen tables, and four- and eight-course vegan tasting menus. Maiden also offers vegan tea service featuring sweet treats + savory items.

Belenty’s Love Mexican Vegan Restaurant, 3516 Blue Bonnet Cir.
All your Tex-Mex favorites are made vegan, with menu items like burritos, tacos, chilaquiles, empanadas, quesadillas, and enchiladas. There’s even a dessert menu with sopapillas and ice cream.

A plate of vegan bowtie pasta sprinkled with a white sauce, cherry tomatoes, greens, and parmesan cheese, with a glass of red wine next to it.

Vida Cafe specializes in Italian food with a vegan twist.

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Vida Cafe, 3522 Bluebonnet Cir.
The family behind Belenty’s Love Mexican Vegan Restaurant opened this Italian concept in 2023 with a 100% vegan twist on classic dishes like spaghetti, mozzarella sticks, meatballs, and paninis.

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Take it from us, you’ll never know the donuts are vegan. | Photo by FTWtoday

The brunch bunch

Dreamboat Donuts & Scoops, 1204 6th Ave.
The vegan confectionery shop from Spiral Diner owner Amy McNutt offers plant-based ice cream, donuts, and other pastries like apple fritters and ice cream sandwiches.

Spiral Diner & Bakery, 1314 W. Magnolia Ave.
The longtime staple is one of the first vegan restaurants on the Cowtown restaurant scene with a 100% plant-based menu. Try this: Nacho supreme made with corn chips, nacho cheese, black beans, quinoa, black olives, and all of your favorite toppings.

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It’s Food features specialty burgers like last month’s Sloppy June. | Photo by @its_food_lol

🍔 Food trucks

It’s Food, Location varies
Whether you’re looking for an early-morning bite to eat or a late-night snack, this vegan food truck serves burritos, burgers, and breakfast sandwiches that are sure to fill you up.

Heirloom at Archie’s Gardenland, 6700 Z Boaz Pl.
The farm-to-table food truck and patio debuted in 2023 with seasonal dishes — some of which are vegetarian, just ask. This one’s open for breakfast + lunch only.

The owner of the Heirloom food truck stands and smiles in front of his dark green truck. There's a food window to the left with a ledge holding drinks and the menu; you can see inside the stainless steel kitchen through the window.

Find Heirloom parked at Archie’s Gardenland open Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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🍽️ Chef it up at home

Check out our favorite tips and tricks for serving veggie-focused fare from your own kitchen:

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