November 18, 2019 - PETA names Dallas the 7th friendliest city for vegans

Even steakhouses are debuting vegan menus. There’s never been a better time to eat vegan in Dallas. Vegan-focused restaurants are popping up more frequently in Dallas and its suburbs, despite our beefy reputation once as a steakhouse mecca. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, noticed: It named Dallas as its No. 7 best vegan city in a list of 10. 

Dallas restaurateurs are more inventive than ever with their vegan menus. Here's a bowl of buffalo mac n' cheese at V-Eats Modern Vegan in Dallas. It's made with potato and carrot based cheese sauce. On top, there's fried cauliflower nuggets tossed in buffalo sauce. (photo feature)

June 04, 2019

Dallasites 101 - Every Vegan Restaurant and Menu to Try in Dallas

Everyone knows there are amazing vegan restaurants in cities like Portland and San Francisco...but what about Dallas? Good news, veg-heads: there are plenty of great places for you to eat around here, too! It’s super easy to find vegan eats at dozens of restaurants around DFW, but here are some places that are 100% vegan or that offer a full vegan menu!

April 23, 2019

D Magazine and Peace. Love. & EatzPresents: Taking Root: DFW Plant-Based Panel. Join us Tuesday, April 23rd as local plant-based chefs speak on how the black community is shifting Dallas’ Vegan scene. The event is taking place at the Grow DeSoto Market Place from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. required. 

April 08, 2019

D Magazine - Meet the Black-Owned Restaurants Fueling Dallas’ Vegan Scene

Chefs like Brandon Waller, Kay Pierce, Troy Gardner, and Cynthia Nevels are putting their stamp on the city's plant-based scene. Dallas is known for a lot of things. but when it comes to food, vegan cuisine doesn’t usually sit at the top of the list. Over the past few years, however, more people in the city have adopted the animal-free lifestyle, and a handful of restaurants and food trucks have popped up to serve them.

April 02, 2019

D Magazine - Where to Eat Vegan Food in Dallas Right Now

Vegan restaurants have branched out beyond legumes and fried tofu. You can now find vegan barbecue, burgers, even mac and cheese—these are the best places to eat it in Dallas. This Trinity Groves restaurant, run by chef-owner Troy Gardner, specializes in plant-based comfort food. You can get a taco salad loaded with Impossible crumble. You can also get a chili cheese dog. What we really dig, though, is the charcuterie. Yes. A meat and cheese board. At a vegan restaurant. Gourmet vegan cheese, although steadily gaining momentum, is difficult to come by in certain markets, but V-Eats is making their own in house. And it’s good. You can read all about it here.

April 01, 2019

Eater Dallas - 11 Dog-Friendly Dallas Patios to Chill On This Spring

Because furry friends like to dine out, too. At this Trinity Groves spot, eat slew of excellent meat-free dishes, ranging from fried green tomatoes to salads and a vegan version of General Tso’s made with fried oyster mushrooms, on the patio with your BFF in tow.

September 19, 2018

Short documentary film - "V-Eats Table"

Hear V-Eats' story directly from Troy's point of view. 

August 13, 2018

ABC WFAA Channel 8 - Will Dallas mull over a straw ban?

Banning those thin hollow plastic tubes that help us down our drinks has become a popular move among cities and businesses this summer. But will Dallas consider banning plastic straws?

August 02, 2018

NBC DFW Channel 5 - Vegan As the New Organic

Some people go vegan for their health, others for ethics, and then there's the most common reason around the world: religion. Regardless of why, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of people eating, or at least sampling, a plant- based diet. The increase is now affecting what’s available in the marketplace.

June 07, 2018

D Magazine - Eat This Now! - The Vegan Cheese Renaissance Has Arrived in Dallas

Cheese can taste good even when it's made without milk. Really. V-Eats‘ executive chef Troy Gardner isn’t vegan. He loves cheese, especially Manchego. He eats it shaved and on top of Granny Smith apple slices. But his longing for aged sheep’s milk doesn’t stop him—and his team of one—from producing excellent, plant-based dairy substitutes.

March 26, 2018

Uncorked Dallas by Lexus - Featuring Chef Troy Gardner

January 03, 2018

Eater Dallas - Dallas’ 11 Best Restaurants For Vegans

Where to fuel up on 100% veggie-based fare. In the meat-loving South, eating vegan used to be a hassle. But now there are plenty of vegan restaurants in North Texas that cater to a plant-based diet. Here are some of the best local options for chowing down on cruelty-free fare.

October 02, 2017

Dallas Observer - Best of Dallas 2017 - V-Eats Voted Best Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurant

Vegetarian and vegan dining are having a serious moment in DFW. With more options than ever, even the staunchest carnivores are going meatless occasionally in the pursuit of fun, plant-based food. At V-Eats, fun is definitely on the menu.

August 28, 2017

Dallas Observer - V-Eats Nominated as Best of Dallas 2017 Best Restaurant

Vote for V-Eats Modern Vegan as Best Restaurant for Dallas Observer's Best of Dallas 2017. Winners announced 9/28/17

July 29, 2017

Dallas Observer - Five Dallas Tacos You Should Be Eating Right Now

Dallas is swimming in above-average tacos right now. Skip the subpar nonsense and grab a front-row seat for the city's burgeoning taco renaissance. Here's where to start:

April 20, 2017

CultureMap - 2017 TasteMaker Awards - Best New Restaurant Nominee

Our 2017 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards honors the best in local food and drink. We've elected nominees in all categories of food and beverage, from best chefs to the best restaurant in Dallas-Fort Worth. But the very very best category is Best New Restaurants, and here's why: You decide who wins.

April 04, 2017

Paper City - Dallas’ Best New Patio Restaurants: 5 Must-Try Outdoor Dining Hotspots

It’s the perfect time of year in Dallas to get outside — and you don’t even have to take a hike for fresh air and stunning views. We rounded up the best new patios in the city so you can take full advantage of the weather and the burgeoning restaurant scene at once. These patio restaurants are spread across the city, so you can take it in Dallas from all angles.

March 02, 2017

Eater Dallas - The Hottest Restaurants in Dallas Right Now, March 2017

A new month has arrived, which means that it's time for a fresh update of the Eater Dallas Heatmap, a monthly guide to the city's hottest restaurants intended to answer the age-old question: "Where should I eat tonight?"

February 06, 2017

The Odyssey Online - 17 Dallas, Texas Must-Visits For 2017

Whether you're a coffee or cocktail lover or a vegan or meat lover, there's something for everyone...

January 12, 2017

Dallas Observer: V-Eats Proves That a Vegan Brunch Can Be Just as Good as Its Meay Contemporaries

Vegan food, like a sarong tied by a T-rex, doesn’t always get the best (w)rap. Critics assert that vegan diets are inadequate, and that those who adopt them are either confused about man’s role in the evolutionary food chain, sanctimonious anemics or some combination thereof. To the contrary, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ position on veganism states “that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.” But perhaps a more compelling argument for veganism can be found during brunch at V-Eats Modern Vegan, a Trinity Groves vegan restaurant.

January 05, 2017

Crave DFW: Eat Me: The Chicken Fried Steak at V-Eats

Troy Gardner is a clever man. You may remember chef Troy from his hotdoggin’ days when he owned Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs on Oak Lawn. Then he was putting out a terrific product, both for the omnivores as well as the vegans alike...

December 13, 2016

Dallas Observer: At V-Eats Modern Vegan, Even Fake Meat Can Taste Good

Few Dallas restaurants mark their debut appearance on the culinary scene with national coverage on Fox News, but V-Eats Modern Vegan did just that, thanks to their all-vegan brisket. What's this item about? What makes it interesting?

December 05, 2016

D Magazine First Look: V-Eats in Trinity Groves

Say what you want about the brisket, the first look is promising. I went to V-Eats the night of the exceptional harvest moon, golden and full as it rose over the Dallas skyline...

November 29, 2016

Carol J. Adams: A New Vegan Restaurant In Dallas - And It's Delicious

On Sunday night, two friends and I ate at V-Eats, a new vegan restaurant which opened a couple of months ago in the Trinity Groves area of Dallas. Everything was delicious...

November 15, 2016

CultureMap Dallas: Where to drink in Dallas right now: 5 new bars to try

This November seems to be a time for change, but it also has us demanding a drink (or several). So these five new Dallas restaurants fit the bill, each offering cocktails we haven't encountered before but certainly will be ordering up again

November 09, 2016

Zagat Openings: First Look: Surprises Galore at V-Eats Modern Vegan in Trinity Groves

The gist: The menu at V-Eats Modern Vegan in Trinity Groves features way more than salads, crudités and creative presentation of grilled vegetables (though all make appearances). Veggies, nuts and grains take center stage...

November 01, 2016

360 West Magazine: Dining Out by Michael Hiller

Trinity Groves has added a green option to its collection of experimental restaurants... 

October 30, 2016

PETA - Texas Residents Freak Over New Restaurant Serving Vegan Brisket

V-Eats Modern Vegan recently opened in Dallas’ Trinity Groves “dining theme park” and immediately became a sensation. Why all the commotion? Vegan brisket—that’s why. Yes, you heard that correctly: vegan item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

October 29, 2016

Dallas Observer: Six New Dallas Restaurants You Need to Hit Up Immediately

As soon as we mentioned the vegan "brisket" at the new V-Eats in Trinity Groves, the story completely blew up with write-ups...

October 28, 2016

NBC 5 News: Get A Taste of Vegan Brisket

V-Eats Modern Vegan's Troy Gardner, the chef behind Vegan Brisket, goes behind the new dish creating a buzz across North Texas.

October 27, 2016

Guide Live: 6 brand-new Dallas restaurants you should know about

Meat-eaters and vegans alike, do not freak out when you see that this meatless restaurant is serving brisket tacos and bowls of chili. 

October 27, 2016

Dallas Observer: Why Do Vegans Eat Fake Meat - And Why Does it Make Meat-Eaters so Mad?

“Smoky and moist, tangy from barbecue sauce … kind of chewy” are words Observer food editor Beth Rankin used to describe the vegan brisket at the newly opened V-Eats in Trinity Groves. Who could guess those words would set off another food firestorm in Dallas, or that so many barbecue devotees are so vehemently opposed to an animal-free form of their beloved brisket?

October 27, 2016

Wide Open Country: Dallas Meat Lovers are Really Confused by this Vegan "Brisket"

You can’t go very far in Dallas without running into a restaurant that serves great cuts of brisket. But one new entree at a Vegan restaurant in Dallas, V-Eats, has some meat lovers up in arms.

October 24, 2016

Food & Wine: Vegan Brisket Upsets Texas

Defending the sanctity of meats everywhere, people on the internet have been getting very riled up over the past few days. The cause of this outrage? Vegan brisket, as served by Dallas eatery V Eats. Yup, that's right, vegan seitan brisket.

October 21, 2016

WFAA Good Morning Texas: New Restaurants at Trinity Groves

The popular restaurant spot has several new concepts open

October 21, 2016

CBS DFW: Vegan Brisket? It's a Thing!

Brisket that isn’t made of meat. The dish is one of the most popular items on the menu at a new vegan restaurant that just opened in Trinity Grove.

October 21, 2016

Daily Mail UK: Can you have brisket with NO meat?

Uproar in Texas after restaurant starts selling a VEGAN version of the barbecue favorite. V-Eats Modern Vegan offers a meat-free spin on several Texas favorites, including roasts and sliders.

October 21, 2016

Chron: Vegan 'brisket' is a thing at Dallas' new V-Eats restaurant

...and it doesn't sound so bad. A new restaurant in Dallas is serving up a version of brisket for its vegan customers and it’s getting high praise from foodies in Big D.

October 21, 2016

Fox News: Vegan brisket prompts shock, confusion among meat-loving Texans

V-Eats Modern Vegan, a meatless restaurant, is shaking up a time-honored Texas tradition with its menu of meatless roasts and meat-substitute sliders. 

October 20, 2016

Eater Dallas: Dallas Barbecue Enthusiasts Outraged, Confused By Vegan Brisket

Can it be brisket if there’s no meat? In the city of meat, vegan fare can be a little sparse. The arrival of V-Eats Modern Vegan to Trinity Groves brings plenty of new meat-free options for those who eat plant-based diets, and one menu item is sparking a little bit of controversy.

October 18, 2016

Dallas Observer: Vegan Brisket? It's a Thing at This New Dallas Vegan Restaurant, and It's Pretty Good

It arrives at my table in taco form, thin dark strips filling corn tortillas piled high with pickled onion and something resembling Parmesan cheese. I pull one of the julienned strips of brown mystery out of the taco and taste it on its own. It's smoky and moist, tangy from barbecue sauce. It's kind of chewy. It's vegan brisket. And it's pretty good.

October 17, 2016


Last weekend, I had the chance to attend a wonderful menu preview dinner at V Eats Modern Vegan–Troy Gardner’s new vegan restaurant at Trinity Groves in Dallas. The event was hosted by none other than my friends The Harvest Hands. Thank you, Courtney and Zak, for inviting me to this stellar menu tasting!

October 14, 2016

Dallas Innovates: New DFW Eateries Take Vegan Dining to Next Level

The Vegan Voice - 2016 is officially the "Year of the Vegan." Courtney Garza sees a rise of restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that ditch animal products altogether.

October 12, 2016

CultureMap Dallas: New restaurant at Dallas’ Trinity Groves modernizes vegan dining

What's this item about takes place with V-Eats Modern Vegan restaurant, opening in the West Dallas restaurant incubator Trinity Groves.? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

October 11, 2016

Kind Gourmet: V-Eats Modern Vegan @ Trinity Groves Preview Night

Ever since Troy Gardener of Samson’s Hot Dogs announced that he would be opening a vegan restaurant in the hot development known as Trinity Groves back in February, foodies of Dallas have been waiting together in eager anticipation for the grand opening. This month, it’s finally happening!

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