10 Places to Grab a Healthy, Whole30-Friendly Meal This Month
Eating healthy is hard work. Especially if you delight in Dallas delicacies such as Tex-Mex and barbecue (Pecan Lodge, we see you, girl). But just because there’s a Mi Cocina around every corner doesn’t mean that next door a healthy option isn’t waiting to serve you a clean, nutritious meal. Here are ten of our go-to spots for Whole30-friendly food that tastes terrific.
POK the Raw Bar
Serving up poke bowls and matcha, this new West Village spot opened its doors just in time for the clean-eating trend. So order up your precise concoction of raw fish, toppings and veggies and be on your merry way.
3699 McKinney Ave. #306; 214-484-1139 or poktherawbar.com
Whether you opt for a salad, soup or one of their bowls, you can make this place as healthy as you wish. Bonus points for serving sustainable salmon, grass-fed steak and organic, non-GMO tofu.
5450 W. Lovers Lane; 214-231-5367 or iamaflowerchild.com
HG SPLY CO.
Skip happy hour in the Loop and just head to dinner with your work wife. You’ll have the always-popular burger stack. Your friend will take the zucchini pasta. And trust us, neither of you will miss the carbs.
2008 Greenville Ave.; 469-334-0895 or hgsplyco.com
Sundown at Granada
Vegetarians have been grubbing down at this hip Greenville Avenue hideout for years now, however, but we've just discovered its deliciousness. Grab some eggs, greens and a fruit cup or opt for one of their Southwestern creations (think loaded avocado) before enjoying live music by Boxcar Bandits, Funky Knuckles or the Dirty Good. Yep, all coming in March.
3520 Greenville Ave.; 214-823-8305 or sundownatgranada.com
TJ’s Seafood Market
If you love seafood, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything fresher than the options at this legendary spot. Expect big portions of fish and veggies served piping hot with tons of flavor—yep, a little spice and lemon juice can go a long (delicious) way.
Mudhen Meat and Greens
The BYOB (build your own bowl) option here is why we keep coming back. First, take a look at the big board when you walk in to find out which farm-to-table ingredients are available. Then go to town choosing your protein and veggies galore.
DIVE Coastal Cuisine
Because…tacos. And here, you can swap the tortilla for lettuce. If you’re not feeling tacos, the salads and daily specials will make your mouth water (macadamia-crusted mahimahi, anyone?). Plus, the iced-tea bar with fresh mint makes not being able to use sugar slightly more tolerable.
3404 Rankin St.; 214-891-1700 or dive-dallas.com
Origin Kitchen + Bar
Well, there was bound to be at least one healthy spot attracting the beautiful 20-something masses on McKinney Avenue. And no wonder it’s so popular. Case in point: the grass-fed-beef burger salad.
4438 McKinney Ave. #150; 214-484-3970 or originkitchenandbar.com
True Food Kitchen
This Preston Hollow hot spot is consistently packed with people who want to eat their health-conscious cuisine in a chic setting. It manages to make even a plate of raw veggies look sexy on Instagram. Our favorite picks: the seared ahi tuna salad (dressing on the side) and the sustainable sea bass (sauce on the side).
8383 Preston Center Plaza #100; 214-377-3333 or truefoodkitchen.com
When you need healthy food on the fly, there is no better option for the single-portion person than this Texas-based chain that’s popping up all over Dallas. Buy at the store and devour at home. The crispy Scottish salmon is one of their Whole30-compliant options…and we’re definitely going back for seconds.