V and I got to sneak away for a quick weekend trip to Dallas to visit our uncles a couple of weeks ago. They come to California all the time, but it was the first time I had been to visit them in Texas in like 10 years, so it was definitely overdue!
Plus, with everything my uncles had been telling me, I really wanted to check out the Dallas vegan scene.
It rained most of the time, but we did have one clear afternoon that allowed us to explore downtown Dallas a bit. We, of course, went to the Dealey Plaza Museum in the book depository for a history lesson, and then walked to Reunion Tower to check out the GeO-Deck.
Here is a pic of the book depository...
Now, I should mention that I was the only vegan in the group, but my uncles do eat a lot of plant-based meals, and they occasionally eat at vegan restaurants even when we are not traveling together.
For this night, they had chosen V-Eats Modern Vegan, which is located at Trinity Groves. For folks who are not familiar with Dallas, Trinity Groves is home to a super-hip row of restaurants where you can find anything from tapas to a cake bar.
I don't know about you, but whenever I get to eat in an all-vegan restaurant, it takes me forever to order. I so rarely have more than a handful of options when we go out to eat that I have a really difficult time deciding and kind of want to order everything.
This is one reason why I completely forgot to take any pictures of of the Chili con Queso that we ordered as an appetizer...I was a bit distracted!
But I did manage to pull myself together before the entrees arrived, so you do get to see pics of those!
My other uncle ordered this one and ended up taking half of it home to enjoy the next day.
You can read more about Chef Troy and their mission of bringing great vegan food to Dallas here.
Aside from the amazing food, one of my favorite things about V-Eats was finding out it is a family business. Our server was the nephew of the owner (Chef Troy) whom we were able to meet while we were there.
It didn't even occur to me to ask to meet the chef, but my foodie uncles are fancy like that, so they didn't hesitate. Chef Troy was awesome, as was everyone working there, so that is all the more reason to support V-Eats!
I, personally, can't wait to go visit the uncles again just so that I can try something else at this awesome Dallas vegan restaurant. I mean, I obviously want to hang out with the uncles, too, but V-Eats Modern Vegan is SO worth the trip.
You can check out the menu here and, if you plan on going on a busy night, you can make reservations here.
Have you been to V-Eats Modern Vegan in Dallas?
If you have -- or if you get the chance to in the future -- leave a comment to let me know your fave dish. I can't wait to try more of the awesome options on the menu!