Eating vegetarian and vegan meals is a great way to get more vegetables into your diet, experiment with new dishes and ingredients, and try new cuisines. With more restaurants offering plant-based alternatives on their menus, it’s possible to get even the youngest picky eaters to enjoy vegan and vegetarian foods. Whether you are eating a plant-based diet or just want to get more veggies in your life, you’re sure to love these five restaurants with plenty of plant-based options in the Colleyville, Texas, area.

Loveria Caffe

A plate of spaghetti from a plant-based restaurant near Colleyville, TX

Spaghetti al Pomodoro” licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr by vidalia_11

Many people think of cheese and spaghetti and meatballs when they think of Italian food, but Loveria Caffe is changing that perception one vegan and vegetarian dish at a time. This restaurant prides itself on being able to cater to every diner, including those who prefer plant-based meals. Plus, they’re avid supporters of the local high school football team, so you know that you’re supporting a hometown restaurant.

At Loveria Caffe, you can get lunch portions during the day and larger dinner portions in the evening of your favorite vegetarian-friendly Italian classics, like spaghetti with freshly made marinara sauce, gnocchi with cream sauce or marinara, and mushroom ravioli. Loveria also has gluten-free pastas and a kids menu full of great dishes. If you’re with the family, grab starters like a cheese, nuts, and jam board, fried mozzarella, baked saucy eggplant, or bruschetta.

This restaurant is located at 5615 Colleyville Blvd. Suite 410 in Town Center Colleyville. You can visit Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

NAPA Thai Asian Cuisine

A lot of Asian cuisines feature plant-based dishes and unique veggie-filled meals, including at NAPA Thai Asian Cuisine. This dinner-only restaurant is a great location for a romantic night out or celebration with the family, and their menu of omnivore-, vegetarian-, and vegan-friendly dishes is sure to please everyone.

To start, order the fried Brussels sprouts, vegetable egg rolls, or steamed edamame, which are steamed soybean pods. Then, order a salad, like one topped with tangerines and toasted almonds, with your meal. For the main dish, get a signature entree like eggplant prik pao, which has tofu, eggplant, onions, peppers, in a chili sauce, the vegetable stir fry, or tofu pad thai. 

And if you’re ever unsure whether an option is vegetarian, look for the handy “V” symbol on the dish names. You can find this restaurant at 5005 Colleyville Blvd. #240. They’re open Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.

CV Local Juicery

Get in more than your day’s serving of fruits and veggies when you drink and dine at CV Local Juicery. This joint is Colleyville’s first cold-pressed, all-organic juice bar, and they specialize in fresh juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and superfood dishes. Plus, many of their items of vegan-friendly and gluten-free!

You can order 16-ounce cold-pressed juices like one made with apples, ginger, lemon, cayenne pepper, and blue spirulina or a detox green juice with spinach, green apples, cucumber, and mint. Other ingredients include celery, kale, lime, pink Himalayan salt, carrots, beets, turmeric, and grapefruit. Or, you can get small 2-ounce shots to boost your day, such as a lemon-ginger detox shot or a nutrient-rich elderberry shot. Smoothies are made with many of the same ingredients plus almond milk, peanut butter, and coconut milk for a hearty meal or snack.

In addition to smoothies and juices, you can get grub like acai smoothie bowls topped with fresh fruit, coconut shavings, nuts, and granola; chia pudding; or vegan spring rolls stuffed with zucchini, cabbage, bell peppers, and avocado toast.

Head to 1101 Cheek Sparger Road Suite 10 on Mondays through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

DessertsRx Organic Cafe

Eat some of your favorite desserts and other yummy treats but with plant-based and organic twists at DessertsRx Organic Cafe in Colleyville. And though “desserts” is in its name, this restaurant serves so much more. 

You can get breakfast foods like chia pudding parfaits, freshly blended smoothies and frappes made with plant-based milk, and muffins. Be sure to try lunch and dinner options like their amazing salads, made with fresh mixed greens and lettuce, nuts and seeds, fresh fruits like blueberries and strawberries, fresh herbs, and house-made dressings. Or, try a warm soup, like vegan broccoli and “cheese” soup made with plant-based cheese or cream of mushroom. Grab some ready-made noodles or a chickpea-quinoa salad-in-a-jar for easy lunches on the go. 

And of course, you can’t visit DessertsRx without trying one of their amazing vegan desserts, such as cheesecake in flavors like vanilla mango coconut, green tea matcha, orange, blueberry, and coffee. Visit DessertsRx at 8300 Precinct Line Road Suite 104. They’re open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Taste Community Restaurant

Also referred to as the Taste Project, Taste Community Restaurant is a unique eatery in Fort Worth that is dedicated to feeding everyone in the community good, wholesome food no matter how much they can afford. You can come for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, and they only require patrons pay what they can afford, what they would pay normally, or what they would pay normally plus a bit extra. This pay structure is just one reason to love visiting this restaurant — the menu is fantastic and has plenty of vegetarian-friendly options which are clearly marked!

For breakfast, you can order oatmeal, lemon-blueberry pancakes, avocado toast, or a spicy chilaquiles rojos, which is a vegetarian Tex-Mex dish made of fried tortilla, cheese, corn, avocado, peppers, and fried eggs. Brunch offers these and lunch options, like a grilled veggie sandwich, corn risotto, and melon gazpacho, a cold soup made with cucumber and melon topped with mint relish and harissa-infused oil.

You can find Taste Community Restaurant at 1200 Main St. in nearby Fort Worth. They’re open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.This is Crème de la Crème of Colleyville‘s list of the top five plant-based and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in and around the Colleyville area. Have we missed any of your favorite places with vegan and vegetarian dishes? Let us know, and we’ll be sure to add it to our list!