Amitea 600 N. Locust Phone: 940-382-8898 If you love tea, go see this sweet little shop. The combinations of loose tea are endless, and they will make you a soy tea latte. My favorite is the charming mate latte, but my son swears by the tea hot chocolate. He says it's the best drink in the whole world!
Andaman Thai Restaurant 221 E. Hickory Phone: 940-591-8790 They are very accommodating and have great Thai food. Just specify vegan when ordering and they will happily adapt the recipe as necessary. The servers are very helpful. Curries, noodles, soups, rice dishes, etc.
Banter Bistro 219 W. Oak 940-565-1638 They make an amazing vegan Frito Pie! Or, for a new adventure, order the Cardinal Sin. It's a Frito Pie with sweet potatoes in place of the chips. For dessert, you can pick up some baked goods from the Denton Vegan Co-op. These folks won't be in business much longer, so stop in while you can!
Beirut Mediterranean Grill 1622 W. University 940-442-5361 Looking for great Mediterranean food with a good variety of vegan options? Try this place! Falafel, two kinds of hummus, cauliflower, sandwiches, "pies" which are flatbreads with veggies and spices, and veggie plates.
Blue Ginger Japanese Bistro 2900 Wind River Ln, Suite 142 940-380-1719 Hibachi veggie lunch and dinner plates and veggie sushi. They will make you fried rice without egg. Miso soup is also vegan, and don't miss the sweet little hard candies on your way out the door!
the bowllery 901 Avenue C, Suite 101 940-383-2695 This is one of the best health food restaurants in town. Lots of clearly marked vegan Asian-fusion dishes with fresh veggies and wonderful homemade sauces. The smoothie and juice menu is expansive and inventive. My kids love the little ninja bowl with tofu. Also tucked inside is the tAd art gallery. Know what else? They deliver with a minimum purchase! My faves: mega-k bowl, omm bowl, veggie burgers, and the denton bowl
The Chestnut Tree teahouse & bistro 107 W. Hickory 940-591-9475 This sweet little tea room on the square offers lots of amazing teas. For lunch, try the Farmer's Salad. I like to add mushrooms and get the balsamic glaze as dressing.
Chipotle Mexican Grill 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 398 940-565-0990 See special diet information here. Build your own tacos, burrito or bowl with beans, rice, veggies and salsas. Try the new Sofritas: spicy tofu that is truly amazing!
Chuy's 3300 Wind River Ln 940-228-0555 A list of their vegan and vegetarian options can be found here. Enjoy enchiladas, burritos, nachos and sides that are vegan and delicious!
Cultivar 235 W. Hickory 940-380-9319 Love great coffee drinks? Give them a try! They make their own vanilla syrup and almond milk that's smooth and creamy. They share the space with Hypnotic Donuts.
Cupboard Natural Foods & Cafe 200 W. Congress 940-387-5386 Stop in for some organic and local groceries, or just go to the cafe to grab a meal. They have an organic salad bar, a prepared foods counter, fresh soups (usually at least one vegan choice) that change daily, and a menu of sandwiches and smoothies. Try the VALT and swap the cheese for hummus, or the jerk tempeh and pair it up with a vegan superfood smoothie.
This amazing group of people can usually be found at the Denton Community Market on Saturdays from April-November dishing out amazing vegan food! They have breakfast foods, nachos, burgers, tacos, and award winning tofu scrambles. Baked goods are sold at Big Mike's Coffee, Banter, and Jupiter House. You can also see their website (click image) for special orders. Let's all support them so they can get a restaurant in the near future!
El Guapo's 419 S. Elm 940-566-5575 Just ask and the kitchen will happily make you something vegan. Options include: refried beans, corn tortillas, and grilled veggies.
Freebirds World Burrito 2700 W. University 940-565-5400 Pick your tortilla, refried or black beans, rice, and veggies for a great custom burrito. FYI, the barbecue sauce is NOT vegan. Since you'll be skipping the cheese on your veggie food item, they will add guacamole or sliced avocado for free! Online ordering is available so you can beat the lines.
Fuzzy's Taco Shop 115 Industrial 940-380-8226 2412 S I-35 E (frontage road) 940-488-4779 To view a .pdf of their vegan options, click here. Beans, cilantro rice, guacamole, fried potatoes. I often make a meal out of ordering a few sides.
Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant 821 N. Locust 940-381-2712 This sweet Italian restaurant is located in a bed and breakfast near TWU. The menu won't have many vegan options, but the kitchen will happily make you a custom salad and pasta dish. Just ask your server!
Green Zatar 609 Sunset 940-383-2051 Vegan Verdura! It's a wonderful plate of rice with sautéed veggies and chickpeas. Get it without the yogurt sauce. They also have it available as a sandwich wrapped in pita without the rice. Or, go for the falafel sandwich. Veggie combo, hummus, baba ghanoush, and salads are great as well.
The Greenhouse Restaurant & Bar 600 N. Locust 940-484-1349 Their vegan menu options can be found here and are good, but limited. They have a lot of vegetarian foods, but most have dairy incorporated. Let's keep asking and maybe they will expand their options!
Hannah's Off the Square 111 W. Mulberry 940-566-1110 Upscale dining in a casual setting. The vegan "meatloaf" is officially off the menu, but Chef Sheena assures us she has a new menu in the works that shows what dishes can easily be made vegan. Until then, call ahead and tell them you're coming. They'll set you up with lovely vegetable sides that will be sure to impress.
Hypnotic Donuts 235 W. Hickory 817-403-0356 Vegan donuts on Monday and Wednesdays until around 1:00 p.m. Usually, the choices are glazed, chocolate iced (with or without coconut flakes), cinnamon sugar, banana fritters, and cinnamon rolls. While you're there, get some coffee from Cultivar that shares the space.
Loco Cafe 603 N. Locust 940-387-1413 Their vegan options can be found here. They offer creative almond milk coffee drinks and homemade tea blends. I love the caramelized grapefruit paired with vegan breakfast tacos. Maybe if we all keep asking they'll make us some vegan baked goods as well!
LSA Burger Co 113 W. Hickory 940-383-1022 They have a really good homemade veggie burger called The Bohemian that has a nice kick to it. Of course, you'll want to order without the mayo and cheese. You'll also have to get specific and ask for the gluten-free bun (because the regular one has egg) and ask them not to butter it. For another shout out to Mother Earth, please specify that you prefer to have your drink in a pint glass. Our water came in large cups made of styrofoam...
Luigi's Pizza Italian Restaurant 2317 W. University 940-591-1988 We love to go get a bowl of spaghetti with mushrooms. The salads are great (without cheese of course) but order the vinegar and oil. Neither of the salad dressings are vegan.
Masa de la Raza You can find these friendly folks at the Denton Community Market on Saturdays in April-November. They make delicious tamales and empanadas that are all vegan. They have several options available and change the menu often. They're all good!
Mean Greens at UNT corner of Eagle and Ave C behind Maple Hall 940-565-2462 Park on the street in the neighborhood and walk over to Mean Greens for a super vegan dining experience! It's the nation's first ALL VEGAN dining hall! For an inexpensive price, you get the entire buffet, including drinks and dessert. The public is welcome for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are only open on weekdays during regular semesters (not summers or holidays) so plan accordingly. The website has a menu, but they don't always stick to it.
Mellow Mushroom 217 E. Hickory 940-323-1100 Vegan pizza, anyone? With Daiya cheese? Other toppings include several versions of tofu, tempeh and a huge variety of veggies. These pizzas don't come cheap and take some time to make, but we appreciate the extra effort and special ingredients!
Mi Casita 110 N. Carroll 940-891-1932 905 W. University (express) 940-891-1938, Beans, rice, and veggies. I love the Mi Casita Veggie Burrito without cheese or sour cream. The express location is awesome when you want drive through that's local.
Mr. Chopsticks 1633 Scripture 940-591-1988 Asian-fusion and a Denton mainstay, with lots of veg dishes. The servers are very chill and helpful. Personal faves: basil tofu and veggie, sushi rolls, amazing tofu sushi pockets, mustard green soup.
Oriental Garden 114 Ave B 940-387-3317 Casual eatery near UNT with a super helpful staff. They have a wide variety of dishes and will happily prepare things vegan for you. Just ask!
Pi House Bake Shop vendor at the Denton Community Market Pi House makes great baked goods that are vegan and usually gluten-free. I had the luck of getting some of these goodies at an art reception and was so impressed! Special orders welcome, or see them at the market for an array of cupcakes, cookies, scones and such.
The Pickled Carrot Food Truck, locations vary 214-597-0717 Text your order for faster service! This little food truck packs a mighty punch! Grab a tofu or portabella mushroom noodle bowl or salad. They also have specialty drinks, if you can get them before they sell out.
Rasoi the Indian Kitchen 1002 Ave C 940-566-6125 Converted gas station serves up great food with Bollywood videos playing in the background. Every day brings several vegan options, including samosas. Menu rotates daily and is listed on the board in the restaurant. Every day they have mixed veggies and lentils available.
Rusty Taco 210 E. Hickory 940-483-TACO A couple of veggie tacos can be made vegan with a few modifications. They will also happily let you build your own custom taco with their vegan ingredients. The fruit dessert tacos are vegan! Hooray!
Seven Mile Cafe and Seven Mile Coffee Co. 311 W. Congress (cafe in the blue building, coffee shop in the green) 940-808-0200 Seven cheers for VEGAN! Cinnamon rolls, scrambled tofu, pancakes, homemade chipotle black bean burgers to name a few. My special order favorite: vegan grilled cheese and pear sandwich. Amazing! Also, they have soy, almond, and coconut milk for all of your specialty coffee needs, and nondairy ice cream for shakes. Download their app for advance ordering. Also, a new location opened in Highland Village.
Shiitake Swerve Food Truck, locations vary Vegetarian food truck with vegan options, organic and local ingredients. Follow them on Facebook to get the latest information.
Sweet Basil Thai Bistro 1800 S. Loop 288 940-484-6080 Several vegan options here, including peanut tofu. Tell them you would like to eat vegan and they will even sub the vegan versions of their spring rolls and soup to go with your lunch special. Favorite appetizer: tofu lotus cups. Kids love 'em!
Motto Sushi 2430 S. I-35 E, Suite 126 940-383-3288 They were very helpful when we asked for something vegan. The chef made us avocado and mango sushi, which we enjoyed with edamame and miso soup.
Thai Ocha 1509 Malone 940-566-6018 Great curry dishes, peanut tofu, and vegetable soup. They will happily make pad thai without egg.
Thai Square 209 W. Hickory, Suite 104 940-380-0671 Most menu items can be made vegan. Just ask! Great assortment of Thai dishes in a lovely atmosphere. Try the chrysanthemum iced tea, or the Thai tea with coconut milk. For dessert: mango sorbet!
Vegan Delights 570-478-3426 Yummy organic fresh baked cookies, granola bars, rolls, etc. that you can purchase at the community market or have delivered! The ordering form can be found on the website.
Viet Bites 702 S. Elm 940-808-1717 Build your own meal with their array of veggies, and tofu, and even a veggie fish sauce. Or, go for the banh mi sandwich. A great item that's not on the everyday menu: the tofu tacos. Specify vegan and they'll make you a special sauce in lieu of the usual.
West Oak Coffee Bar 114 W. Oak Nondairy milk is available for your favorite coffee drinks. Chia pudding for breakfast, a flaxseed protein bar, and daily specials. Their vegan black bean soup with sweet potato crisps is amazing!
The Wildwood Inn 2602 Lillian Miller Parkway 940-243-4919 Menu changes seasonally, and can be found on their website. With advance reservations, they will make you an amazing vegan meal! The dining room is small and bright and the service is excellent.
Yummy's Greek Restaurant 210 W. University 940-566-6018 Great falafel that comes with tahini sauce. Just be sure to tell them no feta on the salad.