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We’re right there with you, daydreaming about a mouthwatering carnitas burrito. But you know if you go that route you will crash by 3 p.m. So if you’re sticking to your clean-eating streak, try one of these salads that’ll have you licking your bowl clean. No FOMO here.

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Unleavened Dallas salads
Kevin Marple


Portobello, guava-glazed pulled pork, pepper bacon… Yeah, this health-conscious fast-casual joint will make even the staunchest carnivore’s mouth water. Our pick? The Seaside (skinny tuna salad, arugula, garden sprouts, tomato, pickled onion, shaved carrot, avocado mash and green goddess dressing) gets us every time.

1900 Abrams Pkwy.; 214-828-8700 or

true food kitchen dallas salads
True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen

You thought you knew kale, but if you haven’t had the Tuscan kale salad at this spot, then you thought wrong. Tossed with some lemon, garlic, Grana Padano and bread crumbs, it’s a simple concoction, but it will definitely distract you from daydreaming about the carnitas you wanted so badly (and won’t make you as tired).

8383 Preston Center Plaza #100; 214-377-3333 or

flower child dallas salads
Flower Child

Flower Child

There’s a line out the door at this new Inwood Village eatery that promises healthy food for a happy world. But the ginger-miso vinaigrette alone makes it worth the wait. If you’re not one for lines, try going for an early lunch or dinner.

5450 W. Lovers Lane; 214-231-5367 or

easton hampton sandwich co dallas salads
Kathy Tran

East Hampton Sandwich Co.

OK, get this: You can make any of the sandwiches on the menu into a salad. That includes the lobster roll. See? In 2017, we can have it all.

Multiple locations

hg sply co dallas salads
Kathryn Kemp


While the Moscow Mules might reign supreme upstairs, downstairs the salads are boss. Think wild rice, black and white quinoa, blueberries, dried cranberries, avocado, toasted almonds and hemp seeds in a citrus-sherry vinaigrette.

2008 Greenville Ave.; 469-334-0895 or

R&D Kitchen

R&D Kitchen

It's more like ahi tuna with a side of veggies—ok, a lot of gorgeously prepared, delicious veggies: roasted beets, potatoes, cucumbers, olives and more. Oh, and don't get us started on the deviled egg.

8300 Preston Center Plaza Dr.; 214-890-7900 or

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