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Dallas Vegan Eats

Well hello there lovelies! I have seriously been slacking on posts. So lets just call this my “quick let me put you on some good vegan food that you can find in Dallas” post. I have been eating goood! And when I say good, I mean…too good where I need to slow down and go back to food prepping so I won’t gain tons of weight good. But that is good for you because I have a handful of places I want to mention in this post. Vegans and non vegans alike can enjoy all of these places! They are the bomb!

Anvil Pub

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Located  in Deep Ellum, sandwiched in between tons of different eateries and bars is Anvil Pub. Bar-like atmosphere with drinks and good bar food. To my surprise they have several vegan-friendly items on the menu. This go around we tried the bbq vegan pizza and the vegan quesadillas. Wow were they good! A little pricey which is always frustrating when it comes to ordering vegan things at non vegan restaurants. It amazes me why restaurants always jack up the prices when it comes to eating healthier-buuutt that’s neither here nor there. I would come back! Good food, good drinks, very interesting people for people watching lol makes a great combination for a great place to hang!

Cheesecake Factory

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Did you know Cheesecake Factory has a Vegan Cobb Salad on their menu??? Well I certainly did not. This salad blew my mind! I’m not a salad person at all so when I say this was good; it must’ve been bomb! An array of beets, lettuce, quinoa, tomatoes, avocado, asparagus, cucumbers, chickpeas, and nuts with an amazing dressing! So filling and delicious.

Goji Cafe

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If you happen to be in the mood for Asian food, you have to try this place. Asian food is pretty easy to make vegan so we had no trouble here. This is a healthy Asian food restaurant so it is lightly seasoned, but once you add the extra seasoning to your liking, it was an awesome food experience.

Seven Mile Cafe

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We drove 40 minutes to get here, so it better had been wonderful. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! This is a non vegan restaurant that has a separate vegan menu. Already a “yassss” in my book. The pancakes look thin but they are very filling and yummy. Pictured here is the vegan pancakes and tofu scramble with hash browns. Amazing place to visit for breakfast and brunch!

Glazed 

If you are a breakfast/dessert connoisseur like my sister and I, you will be in heaven at Glazed. It is the only doughnut shop where I will see a line outside of the door waiting for the doors to open lol. It’s also the only doughnut shop that I know that opens in the morning AND the night time. ‘YASSSS’ to the vegan doughnut options!

So there you have it! Some non vegan places that serve some amazing vegan options. If you live in Dallas, you have to try them!

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Where Have I Been???

I’m Back!!!! Hey guys, I have been soooo mia regarding my blog. And to be honest, I do not have an excuse. Of course I have been busy with work (that’s a given), but I’ve always been busy with work and still made time to blog. Anyway, I am back and have grown and evolved since the last time I blogged.

First off, Happy New Year everyone! I hope you guys had a fantastic 2015! New year, new goals, new beginnings. I actually accomplished almost everything, in some form,  that was on my vision board for 2015. I am ready to keep progressing and keep growing in 2016.

I have several interesting posts that I am excited to share with you guys (interesting to me at least). You all know how my sister and I love changing our eating habits and like to try different things regarding health and fitness. Well…we are vegan now! It has been so exciting and an eye-opener so far and of course I will take you all with me on this journey! Look back on my old posts to see everything we have done:) GM Detox , Whole 30, Meal Prep Ideas.

My hair has grown sooo much. Even though I don’t think it has grown as fast as I want it to grow; I look back at pictures and realize how much it has really grown. I did already hit my 1 year anniversary at the beginning of January. So far I have been protective styling like crazy in hopes to leave my natural hair alone and let it grow.

Again, I blog to look back at what I have done and see the progression of my life. I love to share my journeys and hopefully I am helping you all with your different journeys.

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Deuces!

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#DallasGoodEats | April 2015

Hello lovelies!

I’ve totally been slacking on writing blog posts…sad day 😦 

But April has been filled with delicious Dallas finds:) First up…SouthPaw’s Organic Grill.

…for the health conscious. Located in Uptown: 3227 McKinney Ave Dallas, Tx. Combined with their organic and natural foods, no added sugars, syrups, nitrates, or preservatives, and patio seating, SouthPaw’s is a great spot to grab lunch. I had the Pavo Guacamole Wrap which has turkey, Swiss cheese, mixed greens, tomatoes, and spicy guacamole. Delish!

  
Next, for the not so health conscious… Funnel Cake Paradise, located 4353 Ln Dallas, Tx.

Ever had a craving for carnival food???…now you do not have to wait till the fair opens. Funnel Cake Paradise has an array of delicious funnel cake flavors (cherry, turtle chocolate caramel, powered sugar, caramel apple, strawberry banana, chocolate dream, and cookies and cream). They also have other carnival classics like frito pies, chili cheese fries, nachos, and corn dogs. My sis and I shared the turtle chocolate caramel with a scoop of vanilla ice cream…can you say yummy!!! And even better it is a black owned business.

 
Another “black owned business” is Sweet Georgia Brown. I’ve heard so many great things about this place that I had to try it for myself. It definitely did not disappoint. Located 2840 Ledbetter Dr Dallas, Tx. If you are looking for that “stick to your bones” after church soul food, look no further! Be prepared to stand in a long line, but also be prepared eat some really good food. They are very generous with their portions so please come on an empty stomach. My sis and I shared baked smothered chicken, macaroni and cheese, cabbage, cornbread, and peach cobbler. That is all we could eat for the entire day and we shared! How ridiculous is that!? 

  

Oddfellows  is located in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas. 316 7th St Dallas, Tx. We went on a sunny midweek day. If you didn’t know I LOVE BRUNCH FOOD! Oddfellows has a rustic coffee house feel. So bright and cheery! Beignets for breakfast, don’t mind if I do!:)

  
Last but definitely not least, Rudys Chicken. Here’s another place that has a huge Dallas following. Located in Oak Cliff, Rudys is a Dallas staple. I do think it is hyped up, but it is still delicious! 

  
My sis and I eat healthy throughout the week, so we like to go out and enjoy ourselves every once in awhile. I have been loving these new Dallas finds, its like an adventure to us; exploring our city for the next great restaurant. It’s like we are tourist in our own city:) 

What have u been eating in your city???

#DallasGoodEats: HopDoddy Burger Bar

Hello all!

Another Dallas Good Eats here!

I went to HopDoddy yesterday with my 2 sisters. We were craving a good burger so we decided to try this place.

They are located at 3227 McKinney Ave. Dallas, Tx.

Hours: Open Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm,
Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm

We went on a Monday around 2:30. There was only a few people there so it was pretty quiet. They have a pretty good selection. I do wish they had more variety of burgers though. Check out the menu here—-> HopDoddy Burger Bar. I ended up getting the Continental Club. I was expecting a club-like wrap, but it is like a burger. I was also expecting turkey deli meat, but it was actually a turkey burger. Nonetheless very tasty. I enjoyed it.

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The fries…AMAZING. My sister and I shared the truffle fries. They were so good yall. It comes with this sauce that adds something special. Also ask for the chipotle sauce.

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I wish they had a wider selection of shakes. We ended up not trying the shakes.

Overall a good place to grab a good burger.

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Check out my previous #DallasGoodEats post! A must try!

#DallasGoodEats: Spiral Diner & Bakery

Guys! I have to tell you about this awesome place I went to yesterday. You know how I have raved about Jonathon’s in Oak Cliff, right? Check #DallasGoodEats:Jonathon’s for review. Well right next door to Jonathon’s is a place called Spiral Diner & Bakery. It is a 100% vegan and mostly organic restaurant that serves food that appeals to both herbivores and carnivores. It is located on 1101 N. Beckley Avenue Dallas, Texas near the Bishop Arts District.

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I was trying to find a “cheat day” place where I could eat out but still feel like I am eating healthy foods and BINGO I found it! Their food is so good! They serve foods like nachos, quesadillas, burgers, wraps, and salads; all vegan of course. I couldn’t believe it was all vegan though because it was so tasty. I got the Hot Hummus wrap. My sister got quesadillas and my best friend got the quinoa with black beans dinner.

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And did I mention they serve organic ice cream with their homemade desserts! My sister and I shared the turtle brownie.

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This place is a must try! You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian to enjoy the foods here. This will definitely be a place I frequent when I want to eat out. Check Yelp for more reviews and pictures!

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Until next time,

Deuces!

#DallasGoodEats: Village Burger Bar

Another great find for my Dallas peeps! I first discovered Village Burger Bar on Instagram. I saw a person post a picture of this fat, juicy burger and clicked on the hashtag. Hundreds of enticing pictures came up and I had to go try it for myself.

The juices are flowing! Yummy!
The juices are flowing! Yummy!

Village Burger Bar is located in Uptown; 3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Tx. It is a small establishment centered around fantastic shopping and other eateries. Very nice environment to hang out and socialize. There’s no server so you will have to go to the bar, located right when you enter to order your food.

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My sisters and I sat outside on the patio. It was a beautiful day. We went on a Friday. They have happy hours Mon-Friday. We enjoyed their half priced $3.25 margaritas. Soooo good! The burger I got was called the Champagne Cheddar Burger. It was soo goood!!! If you like sweet potatoes, trying their sweet potato fries is a must!

1/2 priced margaritas
1/2 priced margaritas

If you’re looking for a new burger joint, please try Village Burger Bar!

My twin and I enjoying our cheat day!
My twin and I enjoying our cheat meal!

Until next time,

Deuces!

#DallasGoodEats: Jonathon’s

Hello lovlies!…of course my 1st official post is about food! I love my Triple D and to showcase my passion for the city, my sister and I go out on the town in hopes of finding great food once a week. I love when we can find “hole in the wall ” places to satisfy the foodie in me. Today’s Sunday Funday consisted of us visiting a place called Jonathon’s. It is a small establishment in Oak Cliff serving breakfast and brunch.photo 4(1)Look how small this place is!! It is a small house which has limited seats, so anticipate a line! I wish I would have gotten a picture of how many people were there, but it is worth the wait! (Our wait was about 45 min)

We saw a lot of food coming out while we were waiting and I’m not over exaggerating but all the food looked amazing! Even though everything looked tempting, we already knew what we were going to get…The Kure!the kure It is a mound of eggs, cheese, potatoes, sausage, and jalapeno biscuit. As you can see you get a ton of food! We had to take half to go of course. Very tasty and I definitely would get it again. The price for this deliciousness was $12.

Apparently Jonathon’s is known for their chicken and waffles. photo 1 I will try this the next time I visit. Looks good!!!

I want to encourage you to go out and explore your city (at lease once a week). It is very liberating as oppose to going through your regular weekly routine In my case, my exploration is finding good food! Enjoy the rest of my pictures and until next time….

Deuces 🙂

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