940's Kitchen & Cocktails 219 W. Oak 940-218-6222 This new restaurant and bar on the square has a menu with vegan options well-marked on the menu. Yay! The menu changes seasonally, so look online before going, then specify vegan when ordering.
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.
Barley & Board 100 W. Oak 940-566-3900 Hip atmosphere and clearly marked delicious vegan and vegetarian menu items make this a new place we're happy to visit. Currently there aren't many vegan options to choose from, but what they do offer is very tasty. *Please note that we have heard that the sweet and spicy mixed nuts are actually cooked in butter. When in doubt, please double check*
Bawarchi Briyani Point 909 Ave C 940-898-8889 Pan-Indian food that often has a lunch buffet. The waitstaff can help you by showing you which things are vegan.
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 and vegan mini muffins. Try the scrambled tofu with breakfast potatoes and fruit, French toast, vegan wrap, tomato basil soup, farmer's salad, or one of the vegan weekly specials. Definitely a great place to get some brunch!
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!
Coup d'e Taco 331 E. Hickory (outside of Harvest House) 940-395-9120 When you're hanging out at the Harvest House listening to live music and drinking a nice beverage, eat here. They have two tacos that are great for vegans. One is a quinoa and sweet potato, the other is a crispy fried avocado. They are super good! Tell them you want vegan and they'll sub the vegetarian sauce on the avocado taco with the vegan sriracha instead.
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.
El Guapo's 419 S. Elm 940-566-5575 Just ask and the kitchen will happily make you something vegan. Options include: corn tortillas, and grilled veggies.
El Matador 720 W. University 940-387-1137 There is a vegetarian section of the menu and they will happily leave off the cheese and sour cream. Our favorite: two guacamole tostadas with rice and beans on the side. We appreciate the fast service and neverending salsa. *UPDATE* We've been told that the rice is made with chicken stock, so please avoid that.
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. They have updated their vegan offerings so now there is more variety. Thanks, Greenhouse!
Hannah's Off the Square 111 W. Mulberry 940-566-1110 The vegan meatloaf is off the menu, so call ahead for best results. They can veganize things for you but it's better if you check in advance. Vegetarian special that changes daily.
Hypnotic Donuts 235 W. Hickory 817-403-0356 Vegan donuts on Monday and Tuesdays 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.
J & J's Pizza on the Square 118 W. Oak 940-382-7769 They can make you vegan versions of their pizza, spaghetti, calzones, and a muffuletta on focaccia bread. Just ask! Then, head down to the basement to hear some great local bands play.
Juice Lab 508 S. Elm #104 940-218-6461 This all vegetarian/mostly vegan place has a huge menu of fresh juices, smoothies, and nut milks. Also, they offer vegan muffins, toasts, salads, and cookies. It's a great place to find healthy vegan food that you can grab quickly!
Khao San Thai Kitchen 403 W. University, Suite 403 940-381-5188 They have a vegetarian section of the menu, and will happily make things vegan by leaving out the egg as necessary. Personal favorite: the Hot Garden dish.
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 We get a lot of conflicting information about this place. The Bohemian burger is definitely vegetarian, but likely not vegan. It's probably better to snack on some fries while enjoying live music and get your real meal elsewhere.
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.
Mazatlan Restaurant 1928 N. Ruddell Street 940-566-1718 We are assured that no lard is used in the restaurant. Beans are made with a soy-based margarine. We have been warned that chicken stock is used in the rice. As always, be sure to hold the dairy.
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 what the options are.
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!
Salata 1200 E. Hickory 940-435-0831 This is a salad bar assembly line near UNT has many different fruits and vegetables to go on those greens. They also have vegan protein options such as tofu, quinoa, and falafel. For more information on which items are vegan, see their allergen page here.
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. Locations are in Denton and Highland Village.
Shift Coffee 519 S. Locust 940-597-0224 This sweet little shop has lovely coffee and soy milk for your nondairy pleasure. No vegan food items yet, but let's keep asking and keep our fingers crossed.
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.
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 Ask for your stir fry dish to be made vegan so they will leave out the fish sauce. Lunch specials come with a salad and spring roll.
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!
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 or ask for vegan tofu tacos.
West Oak Coffee Bar 114 W. Oak Nondairy milk, including hemp milk, is available for your favorite coffee drinks. Their menu changes with the seasons, but you can often find lovely vegan baked goods, soups, or fancy drinks available. Just ask when you order and they'll tell you which items are vegan.
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 940-383-2441 Great falafel that comes with tahini sauce. Just be sure to tell them no feta on the salad.