Spiral Diner is offering vegan Thanksgiving meals to go.

Nov. 21, 2019

With the holiday season right around the corner, it can be a busy and hectic time – so eating out or picking up ready-made meals is worth exploring. This Thanksgiving - why not try some delicious local plant-based options that will make even carnivore Uncle Bob’s mouth water? After all, a move to a vegetarian diet is recommended by the U.N. as necessary for combating climate change. It's good for people and the planet! 

V-Eats Thanksgiving fareUPSCALE

First on the list is a Dallas favorite: V-Eats in the swanky Trinity Groves District at the west end of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. They are currently accepting RSVPs for their 4th annual Thanksgiving Feast due to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 26, and Wednesday, Nov. 27. Cost is $30 per adult and $8 for 12 and under. Includes choice of soup, one entree with a choice of two sides, as well as a delicious dessert. (The Bourbon Pecan Pie is my favorite). Some of the highlights from their menu include creamy butternut squash soup, herb roasted vegan turkey and dressing with garlic mashed potatoes & gravy. Call 214-377-6009 for reservations.


KalachandjisKalachandji's in lower east Dallas is offering a complete lacto-vegetarian holiday meal, with vegan options, on Thanksgiving Day for $17.95 per person. If you’ve never been there, you and your guests are in for a unique treat. Connected to a Hare Krishna temple, Kalachandjis offers a moment of bliss amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Consider sitting in the courtyard if it’s warm enough. Their Thanksgiving menu includes tofu turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, candied yams and pumpkin pie just to name a few. Served buffet style, there will be choices to please every palate. Join this quaint and eclectic restaurant for a delicious Thanksgiving meal and an experience that you’ll never forget. Special TG hours: 11-3 and 5:30-9. Visit their website at: Kalachandjis.com or call 214-821-1048.

Spiral Diner Thanksgiving mealSOUTHERN COMFORT

Another vegan Metroplex staple is none other than Spiral Diner, with locations in Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton. They are closed on Thanksgiving day but are currently accepting online orders for pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 26, and Wednesday, Nov. 27. Some of their entrees include a Tofurky roast and Field Roast Celebration meal. Make sure to try their delectable mac ’n’ cheese and potato salad on the side; both of which I would personally recommend. Don’t forget some of their amazing dinner rolls – and what Thanksgiving meal would be complete without a slice of pumpkin or blueberry pie! Order at SpiralDiner.com.


Healthy Hippie holiday cookiesIn the Mid-Cities, The Healthy Hippie Cafe in Watuaga has been serving up delicious vegetarian/vegan food since 2017. Their Thanksgiving plans include herbed crackers and gorgonzola cheese, creamy tri squash soup, brown lentil sage loaf with mushroom gravy, and your choice of green bean casserole, braised brussels sprouts or sauteed greens. To finish things off, they are offering an apple cake with caramel icing. For $30, you are able to place your order online for pickup Tuesday, Nov. 26, and Wednesday, Nov. 27, however they are able to make special accommodations for folks who need their meal beforehand. The cafe prides themselves on being soy-free, low sodium and low oil. Call 817-849-9080 to order, or visit their website at: TheHealthyHippieCafe.com.


If you’re a fan of Nature’s Plate, this locally-owned gem is serving up a yummy vegan Thanksgiving To Go Menu loaded with plant-based choices such as their holiday roast, meatloaf, cornbread dressing, cheesy broccoli rice casserole, sweet potatoes with apples, mashed potatoes with gravy, and pumpkin pie plus several flavors of vegan cheesecake. All of their food is made from scratch using whole, healthy ingredients. It’s also mostly organic, 100 percent non-GMO, with lots of gluten free, soy free and no added oil options. Woman-owned with three store locations. Visit NaturesPlate.com for more info and pick-up locations.

Viridescent holiday fareNEW VENUE

One of the newest vegan hot spots in DFW is Viridescent Kitchen, on the north end of Preston Rd at Hwy 121 in Plano. They are featuring a delightful ThanksLiving menu for pickup such as meatless meatloaf, stuffing, and Sophia’s cream corn, just to name a few. Finish things off with a slice of their apple and blueberry pie and pecan maple cake. Who says you can’t have two desserts!?! Order early though because they may just run out of popular items. Visit Viridescentkitchen.com.


Whole Foods is open on Thanksgiving Day (closing early) and offers meals to go in options to please both vegans and meat eaters, so if you’re on the way to Grandma’s house, stop in and grab some goodies to take with you.

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