Texas: Going Big with this Dairy-Free Restaurant & Shop Guide

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Last Update in September 2021! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores in Texas that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!) that’s divided into restaurants & shops by city (first) and major chains found throughout the state (second). And we’ve started a section for specialty dairy-free foods produced in this state.

We Update Continuously! You can ignore the original date on this post going forward. We update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new recommendation, change, or closure.

Dairy-Free Texas Guide: Recommended Restaurants & Shops (with vegan and gluten-free options)

Dairy-Free Texas Guide: Recommended Restaurants & Shops

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city and then by the restaurant or shop name. For large chains with locations throughout the state, see the Major Restaurant & Grocery Chains section below. We have dedicated posts with dairy-free details for many of the big guys.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

Addison

  • Snooze A.M. Eatery – They serve some plant-powered, dairy-free menu items, like vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, porridge, and buddha bowls. Some additional dishes can be custom ordered dairy free.

Allen

  • I Love Juice Bar ⭐️ – They blend dairy-free smoothies, acai bowls, and smoothie bowls, offer a range of juices and healthy shots, have overnight oats, and also serve vegan-friendly soups.
  • The Gelato Cone – This is a local gelato shop chain, with one location in Allen. They have a “milk-free” range that includes dark chocolate and fruity flavors. They’re also egg-free and gluten-free. Order a cup, but skip the cone – they reportedly contain dairy. However, they can also make a dairy-free almond milk smoothie for you.

Amarillo

  • Sweet Charlie’s – This rolled ice cream chain offers a dairy-free and vegan base that you can customize with various flavor and add-in options or even enjoy as a “milkshake.”
  • The Acai Bar ⭐️ – All of their bowls and smoothies are dairy-free and soy-free, and they com in a very colorful array of options. Some of their sourdough toasts are made with cheese, but they offer a few dairy-free toast options.

Arlington

Globe Life Field – This Major Baseball League Stadium serves Oatly dairy-free soft serve at Going Going Green on the lower concourse level and Karbach Skyporch on the upper concourse level. The stadium also has a vegan cart called Veggie Happy, which serves vegan burgers, nachos, hot dogs, jerky, chili, wraps, salads, and fresh-cut fruit.

Austin

  • Angel’s Donuts and Treats – Thanks to Scott P. for recommending this bake shop. “A small mom and pop bakery in Northwest Austin, they are only open for breakfast and lunch. Normal and dairy free donuts (most vegan) on the menu, usually about half of each on the shelf. Closed on Wednesdays.”
  • Anti Social Icecream Co. ⭐️ – Formerly known as Vicecreme, this vegan shop scoops local ice cream (aka Nadamoo) in a big range of dairy-free flavors. They also make frozen treats like banana splits and vegan ice cream sandwiches.
  • Bambu – This is a Vietnamese drink chain that specializes in authentic Chè, with many naturally dairy-free and vegan flavors (made with coconut milk). They also offer dairy-free options (coconut milk or almond milk) for their milk teas, coffee drinks, and smoothies.
  • Bananarchy – If you’re craving a frozen banana, dipped in vegan chocolate, and rolled in toppings, then just look for one of their carts. They have three seasonal food trailer locations and they offer year-round catering. Reader Liz says she had them roll it in crushed coffee beans for breakfast!
  • Bennu Coffee – Whether it’s three in the morning or afternoon, you can get a dairy-free drink and bite at this 24 hour coffee shop. They have two Austin locations, both offering dairy-free milk beverage and a special vegan iced coffee (the Vennu), serving vegan pastries from local bakeries, and making eats that include vegan pizzas and wraps.
  • Big Nonna’s ⭐️ – Li’l Nonna’s food truck and Sweet Ritual (bakery listed below) have come together to create this vegan pizzeria. Their pizzas have unique toppings like beet “pepperoni” and pumpkin seed cheese alternatives. And they’re also serving dairy-free ice cream made with a variety or rich bases. The menu also features salads and appetizers, along with dedicated gluten-free and soy-free items.
  • Blue Sushi & Sake Grill – This sustainable Japanese restaurant makes innovative maki and nigiri. They have a full vegan menu, complete with tempura maki, and of course most of their menu is naturally dairy free.
  • Bouldin Creek Cafe – This is a from-scratch vegetarian restaurant with vegan options for almost every dish on their expansive breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. They even offer vegan cream cheese for bagels, other cheesy alternatives for sandwiches and appetizers, vegan butter for bread, and four types of dairy-free milk beverages for making drinks. And for dessert, they source sweets from local vegan bakeries. According to reader Dusty, the servers also go above and beyond to confirm daiy-free orders.
  • Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – This old-fashioned ice creamery chain churns several coconut milk ice cream flavors, like dairy-free graham central station and vegan vanilla, mint chocolate chip, Oreo, and more.
  • Capital City Bakery ⭐️ – The baked goods at this all-vegan bakeshop range from breakfast sweets and savories to pretty cakes and cupcakes.
  • Casa de Luz ⭐️ – Thanks to Liz for recommending this vegan, macrobiotic restaurant. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but their daily menu changes often. However, it’s always plant-heavy, nutrient-rich, and hand-crafted with organic ingredients. We’ve been told that their meals are also gluten-free, and that they are very allergy aware if the staff is notified.
  • Citizen Eatery ⭐️ – Thanks to Hannah of Bittersweet for recommending this vegan restaurant. “Go healthy or go all-in on indulgence; this menu runs the gamut, covering new American brunch classics, keto-friendly bowls, fried BBQ mushrooms, and more.” One of her favorites is the Chorizo Omelette.
  • Counter Culture ⭐️ – You might feel a little blue when you enter this all-vegan restaurant, but that’s only because of the retro monotone color scheme. Their menus are actually rather uplifting, since they’re filled with comforting dairy-free cuisine, like house-made mac and cheezes and quesadillas. They also offer decadent desserts, and have a small grocery section with local vegan sweets and eats.
  • Flower Child – This healthy restaurant chain serves salads, bowls, and plates with choose your own protein and side options. Their modern “hippie” menu is loaded with organic produce, whole grains (gluten-free, too), and house dressings. Their menu is littered with vegan and paleo options, and most items either are, or can be made dairy-free on request. They have a few locations in Austin.
  • Gati Bakery – We broke out the bakery from the ice cream shop, because the bakery is 100% gluten-free, but not completely vegan. It’s mostly vegan, with a selection of  vegan brownies, s’mores bars, and cakes on special order.
  • Gati Ice Cream ⭐️ – All of their ice cream flavors are vegan and gluten-free, and made with a coconut milk base. They have dozens of flavors on rotation, from pandan to cake batter.
  • Gentle Whisk Bakery ⭐️ – This vegan baker operates under the Texas cottage law, so she has no storefront and works by custom orders with delivery/pick-up only. But that doesn’t make her cakes any less impressive! She does cakes for all occasions, cupcakes, cookies, and more.
  • Guero’s Taco Bar – It’s billed as a tourist destination, but locals love this lively Mexican restaurant, too. They offer separate vegan and gluten-free menus that are quite abundant. They even offer cashew queso, and state “Many items on our regular menu can be vegan. Just ask your server to help with modifications.” Which means, most items can be made dairy-free on request!
  • Hawaiian Bros ⭐️ – This fast-casual chain is a regional favorite for Hawaiian plate lunches and dairy-free Dole whip. They serve all of the classics, including Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, and Musubi. Their full menu is “both dairy and nut free!” They also informed us that all items aside from the noodles/pasta are gluten free, and the only items with eggs are the spam musubi and the pasta salad.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Their focus is clear, and their menu is transparent. They tell you what allergens are in each component of each burger! They offer vegan wheat buns and vegan cheese, so most of their craft burgers can be custom ordered without dairy. They also have a vegan burger on the menu. At last check, other shareables, like crispy tenders and fries, were also dairy-free.
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream – See our Jeni’s Dairy-Free Guide for full details.
  • Kerbey Lane Cafe – This Austin favorite has three locations, and big breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus that are liberally dotted with vegan options. Dusty shared this recommendation with us, “Vegan pancakes, queso, and much more! The waiters at Kerbey Lane Cafe are always willing to help plan a delicious dairy-free meal. The pancakes are delicious and change weekly!” They also offer tacos, burgers, chili, and rumor has it, they often have a vegan dessert.
  • Lick Honest Ice Creams ⭐️ – This is a traditional ice creamery, but they also have vegan, gluten-free ice cream sandwiches and a small range of creamy, dairy-free and vegan house-made ice creams. They’re each made with coconut milk, and come in flavors like vanilla, chocolate chocolate, and caramel brownie swirl. They also make their own sauces in house, and usually at least one or two of them is dairy free. But skip the waffle cones and bowls, as they are made with butter.
  • Luv Fats Ice Cream ⭐️ – This is a small batch vegan ice cream company that uses a base of coconut milk and avocados. You can find them at Bee’s Grocery daily and at the local Texas Farmer’s Market on Sundays.
  • Mad Greens – They have a great allergen chart, and most of their salads, grain bowls, and wraps can be ordered dairy-free, simply by omitting the cheese and swapping the sauce/dressing if needed. They also have build-your-own options.
  • Milky Way Shakes ⭐️ – You’ll be on cloud nine when you find this humble little vegan food trailer (in the Vegan Nom food truck lot). Their dairy-free milkshakes are made from a special blend of almond milk and coconut milk, and they make all of their vegan ice cream, sauces, and syrups in house. They even source local ingredients, feature seasonal flavors all year long, and have special touches, like crunchy egg-free meringue toppings.
  • Mr. Natural ⭐️ – This casual vegetarian café and vegan bakery serves a big range of American and Mexican vegan dishes. They have vegan waffles, fried chic’n and biscuits, migas, enchiladas, and much more. Their bakery case is quite big, with an array of muffins, cakes, empanadas, cookies, and other pastries. They als have a full range of gluten-free options, and take custom cake orders. They have two locations, one in East Austin and one in the South of the city.
  • Nadamoo! Scoop Shop ⭐️ – Yes, this popular dairy-free pint producer has a vegan ice cream shop, too! This lively spot isn’t just a great place to get dairy-free and vegan ice cream, it’s also their testing epicenter. In addition to their beloved ice cream flavors, they often have shop-exclusive flavors that are in the development process. All are available to order in a cup, cone, or milkshake. They have all types of cones (including waffle tacos) and toppings (they have a sprinkle station) available.
  • Nervous Charlie’s – They offer plain and flavored vegan cream cheese and have a range of dairy-free bagels at this simple bagel shop. They can make a few sandwiches dairy-free, like their bagel with lox, and also have a vegan Treehugger bagel sandwich right on the menu.
  • Next Level Burger ⭐️ – This fledgling chain touts itself as America’s first fully vegan burger joint. It’s a counter-serve spot with an array of plant-based burgers, “chicken” sandwiches, fries, and tots. They also blend dairy-free shakes and have house-made soft serve. This location is inside Whole Foods.
  • Nissi VegMex ⭐️ – My friend Hannah of Bittersweet recommended this all-vegan establishment. “Blowing the doors of conventional brick-and-mortar Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants, this unassuming trailer is cranking out mind-bending birria tacos, flautas, and nachos that no one would know were vegan. Don’t miss their hempchata (that’s hemp-based horchata) to take the edge of those spicy entrees.”
  • Project Pollo ⭐️ – Hannah of Bittersweet also recommended this local vegan “chicken” chain to us. “Right now they’re a homegrown chain with just a handful of locations spread through San Antonio and Austin, but they’re hell-bent on putting Chick-Fil-A out of business. They actually have a fighting chance with their unbelievably crispy, juicy meatless sandwiches, served up at downright affordable prices.” She has photos here.
  • Rabbit Food Grocery ⭐️ – This is an all-vegan grocery store with produce, supplements, and dairy-free specialty items galore.
  • Rebel Cheese ⭐️ – Thanks to Scott for recommending this “fully vegan restaurant in the Domain area. They specialize in cheese and “Classic” dishes gone vegan – burgers, soups, chowders, etc. You can also buy vegan cheeses and platters separately to make your own creations.”
  • Revolution Vegan Kitchen ⭐️ – This restaurant is over-the-top with alternatives to popular comfort food. From mozzarella sticks to Philly cheesesteaks, they have cheesy and meaty cravings covered.
  • Skull & Cakebones ⭐️ – The name might be foreboding, but there’s nothing scary when you step inside this simple vegan bakery. Everything is baked fresh daily and made with all-natural ingredients that are locally-sourced, when possible. Their case holds a big variety of croissants, danishes, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and more, and they bake custom cakes and cupcakes that are quite impressive. They also prepare sandwiches and other entrees, and have many grab-and-go items available, like cookie dough, nut milk, and pudding.
  • Snooze A.M. Eatery – They serve some plant-powered, dairy-free menu items, like vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, porridge, and buddha bowls. Some additional dishes can be custom ordered dairy free.
  • Sunny’s Backyard ⭐️ – This is touted as Austin’s first vegan pub. You can read a good review of them on Bittersweet. Their menu is a mix of shareables, handhelds, and bowls.
  • Sweet Ritual ⭐️ – This retro vegan ice cream parlor specializes in banana splits, shakes, sundaes, vegan candy bar toppings, and ice cream cakes. But it’s perfectly respectable to just order a simple cup or cone of their house made ice cream. They offer several different scoop flavors s and also swirl dairy-free soft serve made from their own original recipe (not from a powder). It’s a creamy blend of coconut, non-GMO soy, and other natural ingredients.
  • Tellus Joe ⭐️ – I learned about this plant-based kitchen and coffee bar from my friend Hannah. They serve tacos, sandwiches, pastries, and have a full coffee bar.
  • Thai Fresh ⭐️ – This isn’t just a Thai food restaurant. Sure, they have a wonderful authentic menu of Thai entrees and bites. But they also serve breakfast and brunch, with a fusion feel (American, Mexican, and Thai), and they have a vegan and gluten-free bakery on site. They bake American favorite, some French pastries, and Thai-influenced treats. But wait, there’s more. You’ll also find house-made, award-winning vegan ice cream here in an array of rotating flavors.
  • The Beer Plant ⭐️ – Thank you to Scott for recommending this gastropub, “originally marketed as the first “date night” vegan restaurant and brewery, their entire menu is fully vegan. Open for dinner daily and brunch on the weekends. Also have a wide variety of locally brewed alcohols – beer, wines, etc. They also have rotating specials at least monthly, sometimes weekly.”
  • The Steeping Room ⭐️ – Liz recommended this restaurant and tea lounge. They have ample vegan and gluten-free menu items and options clearly labeled for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dairy-free labels are also used on their menu, but a bit more sporadically. They also offer almond milk and soymilk for tea lattes, and have dairy-free and vegan pastry options to enjoy with your tea.
  • The Vegan Yacht ⭐️ – My friend Hannah of Bittersweet recommended this all-vegan restaurant to us. “Definitely come hungry, because whether you order a burrito or a bowl, it’ll be a mountainous order of food coming at you. You can snag the Texan staple, a frito pie here, without any of the usual animal-based trappings but all of the savory decadence.” In addition to their big savory menu, they also offer soft serve that’s made in house.
  • The Yard Milkshake Bar – This growing chain serves ridiculously indulgent milkshakes, and they have vegan options on their menu. We spotted this crazy chocolate concoction made with oat milk ice cream, chocolate soymilk, dairy-free whip, and vegan cookies. You can also build your own shake. They usually have a couple creamy dairy-free ice cream flavors available.
  • Unicorniverse Vegan Bakery ⭐️ – They operate under the Texas cottage law, so they don’t have a storefront, but they often have pop-ups at various coffee shops in Austin and you can order their French macarons and pastries.
  • Voodoo Doughnut – This unique doughnut chain out of Oregon offers several vegan doughnut flavors daily, which can include maple bars, cream filled, apple fritters, and other creative raised and iced varieties. They also bake a vegan cake doughnut, and can make almost any donut vegan if you order ahead. However, they don’t offer any gluten-free donuts.
  • Wheatsville Food Co-op – Their on-site deli caters to dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan customers, and they also have vegan baked goods, like donuts. And of course, they carry many special diet foods.
  • Zucchini Kill ⭐️ – This punk rock bakery is dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan! They whip up a unique selection of cupcakes, swiss rolls, donuts, and more – like graveyard dirt cupakes, cream coffin cakes, and golden mylk donuts.

Bellaire

  • Pinks Pizza – They offer dairy-free mozzarella and gluten-free pizza dough, so almost any pizza on their menu can be made dairy-free and gluten-free.

Belton

  • Dough Re Mi – This cookie dough shop offers a classic dairy-free chocolate chip variety. They have a store front with online ordering and local pick up and also ship nationwide.
  • Planted Foodie Truck ⭐️ – Thanks to Holly for recommending this all-vegan food truck. They serve burgers, and roam a little, but you can see their Facebook page for upcoming locations, hours, and menu.

Bryan

  • Kalachandji’s ⭐️ – Located in a Hare Krishna temple, this restaurant serves a lunch and dinner buffet that is vegetarian and mostly vegan. Items with dairy are clearly labeled. The fare is heavily Indian, but they often have an international array of dishes.
  • Village Foods & Pharmacy – Julie recommended this local grocery store. “We are dairy free and have one family member who is soy free as well. We get most of our specialty items from Village Foods. They also carry a large range of gluten free items.” They sell wellness and specialty products, and have a big range of dairy alternatives.

Carrollton

  • Cowboy Chicken – They offer rotisserie and crispy chicken in a few flavors, all of which were dairy-free (at last check). They also have several dairy-free sides. Their bowls each contain dairy, but can be custom ordered without. They have an allergen chart, which also details dressing options.

Cedar Park

  • Chilaquiles Factory – This Mexican restaurant has a separate vegan menu, complete with street corn, nachos, quesadillas, tacos, burgers, other entrees, and even flan. Additional menu items can be offered dairy-free. They serve Credo cashew queso.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Their focus is clear, and their menu is transparent. They tell you what allergens are in each component of each burger! They offer vegan wheat buns and vegan cheese, so most of their craft burgers can be custom ordered without dairy. They also have a vegan burger on the menu. At last check, other shareables, like crispy tenders and fries, were also dairy-free.
  • Mad Greens – They have a great allergen chart, and most of their salads, grain bowls, and wraps can be ordered dairy-free, simply by omitting the cheese and swapping the sauce/dressing if needed. They also have build-your-own options.

College Station

  • Blue Baker ⭐️ – This bakery, pizzeria, deli, and cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. They have cute little icons on their menu for dairy-free, gluten-free, keto, vegetarian, and super food. There is a handful of dairy-free options, and several items can be made dairy-free with slight modifications (like holding the cheese). They have a few locations in College Station.
  • I Heart Mac & Cheese – This is a build-your-own mac and cheese bowl or grilled cheese sandwich chain. They offer vegan cheese, various meats and vegan meats, and several other toppings. They have several pasta, base, and bread choices. Gluten-free options are available.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Their focus is clear, and their menu is transparent. They tell you what allergens are in each component of each burger! They offer vegan wheat buns and vegan cheese, so most of their craft burgers can be custom ordered without dairy. They also have a vegan burger on the menu. At last check, other shareables, like crispy tenders and fries, were also dairy-free.
  • Snooze A.M. Eatery – They serve some plant-powered, dairy-free menu items, like vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, porridge, and buddha bowls. Some additional dishes can be custom ordered dairy free.

Conroe

  • Main Squeze Juice Co. ⭐️ – Their dairy-free menu includes house-made almond mylks, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls (including acai bowls), toasts with gluten-free and vegan bread, hot lattes, and frozen lattes, complete with non-dairy whip.

Cypress

  • Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – This old-fashioned ice creamery chain churns several coconut milk ice cream flavors, like dairy-free graham central station and vegan vanilla, mint chocolate chip, Oreo, and more.
  • Creamistry – Their instant liquid nitrogen ice cream and shakes can be ordered with one of their many dairy-free bases: vegan cashew, vegan coconut, or sorbet (several fruit flavors). They have an array of flavors and toppings.
  • Half Baked – Craving cookies without a sugar rush? This baker makes a few varieties of paleo, keto cookies that are also dairy-free.
  • Main Squeze Juice Co. ⭐️ – Their dairy-free menu includes house-made almond mylks, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls (including acai bowls), toasts with gluten-free and vegan bread, hot lattes, and frozen lattes, complete with non-dairy whip.

Dallas

  • American Girl Bistro – This bistro is located inside the American Girl store, and host lunches and parties by reservation. See our Dairy-Free Tips for American Girl Cafe.
  • Aqua S – This trendy ice cream soft serve shop is constantly rotating in new flavors, and they typically have dairy-free and vegan options available.
  • Bellagreen ⭐️ – The “greenest restaurant in Texas” is also one of the most considerate. Their menus are clearly labeled for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian options, and they offer several paleo menu items. They serve a somewhat eclectic array of dishes and have a few locations outside of Houston. Thank you to Pari S. for the recommendation.
  • Blue Sushi & Sake Grill – This sustainable Japanese restaurant makes innovative maki and nigiri. They have a full vegan menu, complete with tempura maki, and of course most of their menu is naturally dairy free.
  • Company Cafe – Most of the menu at this rustic restaurant is gluten free, and anything that isn’t has a gluten-free option. The only bread that is dairy-free is their gluten-free bun. BUT all of their breakfast bowls are dairy free, their smoothies are made with almond milk, and they can “essentially make anything dairy free, except bread items.” They also have a handful of vegan menu items. They serve breakfast and lunch daily, with dinner on Friday and Saturday.
  • Coolgreens – This healthy chain makes salads, wraps, sandwiches, and grain bowls. They have at least one dairy-free option in each category, and most items can be custom ordered dairy-free. At last check, all of their proteins, all of their greens and grains, most of their dressings (just skip the ranches), and most of their toppings (just skip the cheeses) were made without dairy. Even their croutons and spiced pecans are listed as dairy-free.
  • Cowboy Chicken – They offer rotisserie and crispy chicken in a few flavors, all of which were dairy-free (at last check). They also have several dairy-free sides. Their bowls each contain dairy, but can be custom ordered without. They have an allergen chart, which also details dressing options.
  • Creamistry – Their instant liquid nitrogen ice cream and shakes can be ordered with one of their many dairy-free bases: vegan cashew, vegan coconut, or sorbet (several fruit flavors). They have an array of flavors and toppings.
  • Crisp & Green – This rapidly expanding, Minnesota-based chain focuses on fresh salad bowls, grain bowls, and smoothies. At last check, their entire smoothie menu was dairy-free and vegan, and they had a few Asian-inspired, dairy-free bowl options. But you can also build-your-own bowl using their handy allergen guide. As a side note, they also offer vegan, gluten-free crispy treats for dessert.
  • El Palote Panaderia ⭐️ – This Mexican restaurant is all-vegan, despite their lack of clarity online. They make their own house “meats” for tacos, nachos (complete with dairy-free cheese and sour cream), gorditas, and more. They also offer various pan dulce baked goodies.
  • Everbowl – They specialize in cool, creamy superfood bowls, including acai, pitaya, blue majik, and more, layered with various other bases and toppings. Almost their entire menu is dairy free (they do offer whey protein) and vegan (they have honey and bee pollen as options).
  • Flatbread Company – This gourmet flatbread pizza chain supports local and organic farming, and is special diet friendly. They offer dairy-free cheese, have vegan pizza on the menu, and can make many of their pizzas dairy free. They also offer a gluten-free vegan pizza crust, and we’ve been told that their regular house dough and most of their toppings are dairy-free. They also have build-your-own salad options.
  • Flower Child – This healthy restaurant chain serves salads, bowls, and plates with choose your own protein and side options. Their modern “hippie” menu is loaded with organic produce, whole grains (gluten-free, too), and house dressings. Their menu is littered with vegan and paleo options, and most items either are, or can be made dairy-free on request. They have a few locations in Dallas.
  • Hannah’s Gluten Free Bakery – This gluten-free and nut-free bakery makes a dairy-free selection that includes cinnamon rolls, several cupcake flavors,  donuts, apple fritters, crescent rolls, and more.
  • HG Sply Co. – Thanks to Jenna at The Urben Life for recommending this restaurant to us. “Great rooftop restaurant/bar with plenty allergy friendly options! The vegan queso is great.” They started with a paleo focus, but have evolved with a more inclusive menu. They do use a fair bit of dairy cheese, but have a big range of dairy-free and gluten-free options.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Their focus is clear, and their menu is transparent. They tell you what allergens are in each component of each burger! They offer vegan wheat buns and vegan cheese, so most of their craft burgers can be custom ordered without dairy. They also have a vegan burger on the menu. At last check, other shareables, like crispy tenders and fries, were also dairy-free.
  • I Heart Mac & Cheese – This is a build-your-own mac and cheese bowl or grilled cheese sandwich chain. They offer vegan cheese, various meats and vegan meats, and several other toppings. They have several pasta, base, and bread choices. Gluten-free options are available.
  • I Love Juice Bar ⭐️ – They blend dairy-free smoothies, acai bowls, and smoothie bowls, offer a range of juices and healthy shots, have overnight oats, and also serve vegan-friendly soups.
  • LemonShark Poke – They have an interactive allergen menu online, and it brings good news for dairy-free guests. All of their sauces and poke bowl ingredients are dairy-free. The only items that contained dairy at our time of review were the tempura, coconut shrimp, and katsu.
  • Merienda Monster ⭐️ – This is a vegan home baker under the cottage law who bakes Filipino- and Mexican-inspired treats. She hosts pop-ups and offers weekly orders and brunch boxes. Her specialties include malasadas, pandan, unique pop tarts, and other creations.
  • Moon Child Vegan Cakes ⭐️ – This is another vegan home baker, who bakes elegant cakes, cupcakes, donuts, pop tarts, and other small treats on custom order.
  • Origin Kitchen + Bar – There’s a little something for everyone at this fresh, local restaurant. They focus on seasonal cuisine and incorporate dairy-free touches throughout their menu. For example, they offer a cashew queso starter and chicken wings with dairy-free ranch. They also serve several dairy-free entrees for lunch and dinner. Their breakfast is a little heavier in milk, but they still have some options.
  • Snooze A.M. Eatery – They serve some plant-powered, dairy-free menu items, like vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, porridge, and buddha bowls. Some additional dishes can be custom ordered dairy free.
  • Spiral Diner ⭐️ – This all-vegan retro restaurant is a local chain that serves breakfast all day, lunch, dinner, and dessert. They offer blue plate specials, burgers, sandwiches, salads, nachos, pancakes, smoothies, and more. Desserts include dairy-free milkshakes and sundaes, or something from their full bakery. They offer beautiful cakes, pies, cookies, and more.
  • Steel City Pops – Their all-natural fruit pops are vegan, made with simple ingredients, and sweetened with organic sugar. We’ve been told they take cross-contamination seriously with their dairy-free flavors.
  • Sweet Charlie’s – This rolled ice cream chain offers a dairy-free and vegan base that you can customize with various flavor and add-in options or even enjoy as a “milkshake.”
  • Sweet Gilly’s Vegan ⭐️ – This is a home baker who crafts stunning, artisan, vegan cakes, cookies, and cupcakes on custom order.
  • The Gelato Cone ⭐️ – They make classic gelato, but also have a nice array of “milk free” options. These usually include dark chocolate and several fruity flavors, which are also egg-free and gluten-free. But be sure to order in a cup, as their cones do contain dairy. However, they can make dairy-free smoothies for you, as they use almond milk.
  • Tribal All Day Cafe – This healthy restaurant offers a wonderful array of dairy-free and vegan eats and drinks. They serves starters, salads, bowls, wraps, breakfast all day, smoothies, and smoothie bowls. Their menu includes many house-made pantry items, like vegan queso, jalapeno cashew “cream cheese,” and granola. They also source locally for things like dairy-free yogurt.
  • Unrefined Bakery ⭐️ – This gluten-free, soy-free bakery caters to all types of special diet needs. Most of their daily offerings are dairy-free, and they bake specific items for vegan, paleo, and keto customers. Their menu includes all types of sweet and savory baked goods, and they make custom order cakes.  They have three locations in Dallas, and a few others in nearby cities.

Deer Park

  • I Heart Mac & Cheese – This is a build-your-own mac and cheese bowl or grilled cheese sandwich chain. They offer vegan cheese, various meats and vegan meats, and several other toppings. They have several pasta, base, and bread choices. Gluten-free options are available.

Denton

  • Cowboy Chicken – They offer rotisserie and crispy chicken in a few flavors, all of which were dairy-free (at last check). They also have several dairy-free sides. Their bowls each contain dairy, but can be custom ordered without. They have an allergen chart, which also details dressing options.
  • Hawaiian Bros ⭐️ – This fast-casual chain is a regional favorite for Hawaiian plate lunches and dairy-free Dole whip. They serve all of the classics, including Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, and Musubi. Their full menu is “both dairy and nut free!” They also informed us that all items aside from the noodles/pasta are gluten free, and the only items with eggs are the spam musubi and the pasta salad.
  • J&J’s Pizza – Jade emailed to let us know that this is a “go-to spot for pizza. They have dairy free cheese, dairy free marinara and offer other options of vegan foods like meatball subs.”
  • Seven Mile Cafe – Sharel told us about this about this local chain of restaurants. They have a homey menu that’s littered with vegan icons, from breakfast bowls to benedicts to sandwich melts. They offer dairy-free cheese alternative, several milk beverages, vegan bread options, and dairy-free salad dressings, so most of their menu can be made dairy-free!
  • Spiral Diner ⭐️ – This bright vegan diner is a local chain that serves breakfast all day, lunch, dinner, and dessert. They offer blue plate specials, burgers, sandwiches, salads, nachos, pancakes, smoothies, and more. Desserts include dairy-free milkshakes and sundaes, or something from their full bakery. They offer beautiful cakes, pies, cookies, and more.

Euless

  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Their focus is clear, and their menu is transparent. They tell you what allergens are in each component of each burger! They offer vegan wheat buns and vegan cheese, so most of their craft burgers can be custom ordered without dairy. They also have a vegan burger on the menu. At last check, other shareables, like crispy tenders and fries, were also dairy-free.
  • MidiCi Pizza – Their signature Neapolitan dough is light, thin, soft, and chewy, with a high crust, and it’s dairy-free. It’s made purely with a special Neapolitan flour, water, sea salt, and yeast. They also offer dairy-free cheese alternative and vegan sausage, and have several custom order salad options.

Flower Mound

  • I Love Juice Bar ⭐️ – They blend dairy-free smoothies, acai bowls, and smoothie bowls, offer a range of juices and healthy shots, have overnight oats, and also serve vegan-friendly soups.
  • Wicked BOLD Vegan Kitchen ⭐️ – This is a vegan eatery, mocktail bar, and chocolate shop. Their menu includes sandwiches, wraps, bowls, small plates, and desserts.

Forney

  • Cowboy Chicken – They offer rotisserie and crispy chicken in a few flavors, all of which were dairy-free (at last check). They also have several dairy-free sides. Their bowls each contain dairy, but can be custom ordered without. They have an allergen chart, which also details dressing options.

Fort Worth

  • Belenty’s Love ⭐️ – This is an all-vegan Mexican restaurant that serves very full menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Blue Sushi & Sake Grill – This sustainable Japanese restaurant makes innovative maki and nigiri. They have a full vegan menu, complete with tempura maki, and of course most of their menu is naturally dairy free.
  • Char’d: Southeast Asian Kitchen – They specialize in Asian bowls with some signature options and a build-your-own menu. Most of the menu is dairy-free (just ask) and they have many gluten-free and paleo choices.
  • Cowboy Chicken – They offer rotisserie and crispy chicken in a few flavors, all of which were dairy-free (at last check). They also have several dairy-free sides. Their bowls each contain dairy, but can be custom ordered without. They have an allergen chart, which also details dressing options.
  • Creamistry – Their instant liquid nitrogen ice cream and shakes can be ordered with one of their many dairy-free bases: vegan cashew, vegan coconut, or sorbet (several fruit flavors). They have an array of flavors and toppings.
  • Hawaiian Bros ⭐️ – This fast-casual chain is a regional favorite for Hawaiian plate lunches and dairy-free Dole whip. They serve all of the classics, including Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, and Musubi. Their full menu is “both dairy and nut free!” They also informed us that all items aside from the noodles/pasta are gluten free, and the only items with eggs are the spam musubi and the pasta salad.
  • HG Sply Co. – Thanks to Jenna at The Urben Life for recommending this restaurant to us. “Great rooftop restaurant/bar with plenty allergy friendly options! The vegan queso is great.” They started with a paleo focus, but have evolved with a more inclusive menu. They do use a fair bit of dairy cheese, but have a big range of dairy-free and gluten-free options.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Their focus is clear, and their menu is transparent. They tell you what allergens are in each component of each burger! They offer vegan wheat buns and vegan cheese, so most of their craft burgers can be custom ordered without dairy. They also have a vegan burger on the menu. At last check, other shareables, like crispy tenders and fries, were also dairy-free.
  • Main Squeze Juice Co. ⭐️ – Their dairy-free menu includes house-made almond mylks, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls (including acai bowls), toasts with gluten-free and vegan bread, hot lattes, and frozen lattes, complete with non-dairy whip.
  • Mariachi’s Dine-In – Enjoy all types of authentic Mexican cuisine at this local eatery. They originally served out of a convenience store, but are opening a full restaurant and bar. They have classic “cheesy” fare, but also offer a full vegan menu, complete with dairy-free cheese and crema. Consequently, almost every savory item on their menu can be made dairy-free – even the elote!
  • Pizza Verde ⭐️ – This vegan pop-up started inside Black Cat Pizza, but now they’re setting up a permanent location (where Rocco’s Wood Fired Pizza used to be) to serve dairy-free, plant-based pizzas and pastas.
  • Seven Mile Cafe – You can enjoy breakfast or lunch at this homey local chain. Their menu is littered with vegan icons – they even have Vigas (vegan migas), vegan pancakes, and vegan grilled cheese. They offer dairy-free cheese alternative, several milk beverages, vegan bread options, and dairy-free salad dressings, so most of their menu can be made dairy-free.
  • Snooze A.M. Eatery – They serve some plant-powered, dairy-free menu items, like vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, porridge, and buddha bowls. Some additional dishes can be custom ordered dairy free.
  • Spiral Diner ⭐️ – This hip vegan restaurant is a local chain with a comforting retro menu. They serve breakfast all day, lunch, dinner, and dessert with blue plate specials, burgers, sandwiches, salads, nachos, pancakes, smoothies, and more. Desserts include dairy-free milkshakes and sundaes, or something from their full bakery. They offer beautiful cakes, have an array of cupcakes on display, sell whole pies, and much more.
  • Steel City Pops – Their all-natural fruit pops are vegan, made with simple ingredients, and sweetened with organic sugar. We’ve been told they take cross-contamination seriously with their dairy-free flavors.
  • Toppers Pizza – They have three signature vegan pizzas on their menu (two with plant-based chicken), and you can sub their dairy-free mozzarella to make most other pizzas dairy-free. They also offer vegan cheese sticks and have several dairy-free sauces.
  • Unrefined Bakery ⭐️ – This gluten-free, soy-free bakery caters to all types of special diet needs. Most of their daily offerings are dairy-free, and they bake specific items for vegan, paleo, and keto customers. Their menu includes all types of sweet and savory baked goods, and they make custom order cakes. They have one location in Fort Worth, and few others in nearby cities.

Frisco

  • Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – This old-fashioned ice creamery chain churns several coconut milk ice cream flavors, like dairy-free graham central station and vegan vanilla, mint chocolate chip, Oreo, and more.
  • Cowboy Chicken – They offer rotisserie and crispy chicken in a few flavors, all of which were dairy-free (at last check). They also have several dairy-free sides. Their bowls each contain dairy, but can be custom ordered without. They have an allergen chart, which also details dressing options.
  • Unrefined Bakery ⭐️ – This gluten-free, soy-free bakery caters to all types of special diet needs. Most of their daily offerings are dairy-free, and they bake specific items for vegan, paleo, and keto customers. Their menu includes all types of sweet and savory baked goods, and they make custom order cakes. They have one location in Frisco, and few others in nearby cities. Thanks to Kenneth H. for this recommendation!
  • UP Inspired Kitchen – Thanks to Jenna at The Urben Life for sharing this favorite “The menu has elevated better-for-you items ranging from delicious brunch options to burgers!” They aren’t a strictly dairy-free restaurant, but have quite a few options, and can customize several orders easily. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are also labeled on their menu.

Fulshear

  • Main Squeze Juice Co. ⭐️ – Their dairy-free menu includes house-made almond mylks, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls (including acai bowls), toasts with gluten-free and vegan bread, hot lattes, and frozen lattes, complete with non-dairy whip.

Garland

  • Hawaiian Bros ⭐️ – This fast-casual chain is a regional favorite for Hawaiian plate lunches and dairy-free Dole whip. They serve all of the classics, including Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, and Musubi. Their full menu is “both dairy and nut free!” They also informed us that all items aside from the noodles/pasta are gluten free, and the only items with eggs are the spam musubi and the pasta salad.

Georgetown

  • The Yard Milkshake Bar – This growing chain serves ridiculously indulgent milkshakes, and they have vegan options on their menu. We spotted this crazy chocolate concoction made with oat milk ice cream, chocolate soymilk, dairy-free whip, and vegan cookies. You can also build your own shake. They usually have a couple creamy dairy-free ice cream flavors available.

Granbury

  • Belenty’s Love ⭐️ – This is an all-vegan Mexican restaurant that serves very full menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Grand Prairie

  • Bambu – This is a Vietnamese drink chain that specializes in authentic Chè, with many naturally dairy-free and vegan flavors (made with coconut milk). They also offer dairy-free options (coconut milk or almond milk) for their milk teas, coffee drinks, and smoothies.

Hallsville

  • Utterly Free Bakery ⭐️ – This dairy-free bakery makes macarons, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies, and caters to additional dietary needs, with options for gluten-free, vegan, and more.

Highland Village

  • I Heart Mac & Cheese – This is a build-your-own mac and cheese bowl or grilled cheese sandwich chain. They offer vegan cheese, various meats and vegan meats, and several other toppings. They have several pasta, base, and bread choices. Gluten-free options are available.
  • Seven Mile Cafe – You can enjoy breakfast or lunch at this homey local chain. Their menu is littered with vegan icons – they even have Vigas (vegan migas), vegan pancakes, and vegan sandwich melts. They offer dairy-free cheese alternative, several milk beverages, vegan bread options, and dairy-free salad dressings, so most of their menu can be made dairy-free.

Houston

  • Angela’s Oven / The Red Barn Bakery Cafe – All of their breads are dairy-free and vegan. You can buy them by the loaf or order a dairy-free sandwich. They also serve coffee drinks with almond or oat milk.
  • Aqua S – This trendy ice cream soft serve shop is constantly rotating in new flavors, and they typically have dairy-free and vegan options available.
  • Awesome Bites Co. ⭐️ – Everything at this bake shop is dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and soy-free. And they focus on healthier treats, made without refined sugars, like naturally sweetened “super” muffins, bean-based brownies and blondies, gluten-free granola, and nice cream. Thank you to Pari S. for the recommendation!
  • Bambu – This is a Vietnamese drink chain that specializes in authentic Chè, with many naturally dairy-free and vegan flavors (made with coconut milk). They also offer dairy-free options (coconut milk or almond milk) for their milk teas, coffee drinks, and smoothies.
  • Bare Bakery – They make pretty gluten-free dessert with unrefined sweeteners, and always have dairy-free cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and custom treats available for order. They also bake egg-free and vegan goodies. They make appearances at local farmer’s markets, but otherwise, everything is by order and pick-up at their bakery. They do not have a storefront. Thank you to Pari S. for the recommendation!
  • Bellagreen ⭐️ – The “greenest restaurant in Texas” is also one of the most considerate. Their menus are clearly labeled for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian options, and they offer several paleo menu items. They serve a somewhat eclectic array of dishes and have a few locations in Houston and beyond. Thank you to Pari S. for the recommendation.
  • Caroline’s – A Healthy Eatery – Located in the Spring area, this is a gluten-free, sugar-free, keto-friendly bistro, bakery, and coffee bar. They have daily dairy-free options for their coffee drinks and entrees, and are continuously working on creating dairy-free baked good options. They do take custom cake and cupcake orders for most special diet requests.
  • Common Bond ⭐️ – At their Bistros and Bakeries, they offer a few dairy-free entrees, labeled on their menu. They also have vegan gingersnaps for a treat, and some dairy-free breads (just ask). For coffee drinks, they have almond, coconut, soy, and oat milk options.
  • Crave Cupcakes – There are quite a few bakeries with the “crave” name, but this one is a local Houston bakery. They were recommended by Pari S. for their Vegan Red Velvet cupcake made with dairy-free vanilla bean frosting, which is served daily.
  • Creamistry – Their instant liquid nitrogen ice cream and shakes can be ordered with one of their many dairy-free bases: vegan cashew, vegan coconut, or sorbet (several fruit flavors). They have an array of flavors and toppings.
  • Crumbville – This bakery specializes in cookies and cupcakes, and offers several flavors that are vegan or vegan and gluten-free.
  • Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe – Pari S. recommended this classic sweet shop. They offer dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan desserts daily, which can include cookies, cake slices, and other desserts. They also take custom orders.
  • Everbowl – They specialize in cool, creamy superfood bowls, including acai, pitaya, blue majik, and more, layered with various other bases and toppings. Almost their entire menu is dairy free (they do offer whey protein) and vegan (they have honey and bee pollen as options).
  • Fat Cat Creamery – They have a dairy-free chai tea coconut ice cream flavor on their year round menu, and often have a second seasonal dairy-free flavor made with coconut milk or fruit. They also make floats.
  • Field of Greens ⭐️ – This counter-serve restaurant has a huge vegan menu with a heavy emphasis on macrobiotic food. They serve an array of salads, sandwiches, burgers, and a handful of other entrees for lunch and dinner – all of which appear to be dairy-free, but double check with the staff.
  • Flower Child – This healthy restaurant chain serves salads, bowls, and plates with choose your own protein and side options. Their modern “hippie” menu is loaded with organic produce, whole grains (gluten-free, too), and house dressings. Their menu is littered with vegan and paleo options, and most items either are, or can be made dairy-free on request. They have a few locations in Houston.
  • Green Vegetarian Cuisine – This is a vegetarian restaurant, but almost every item on their menu can be made vegan. They offer eggs and cheese on certain items, but are happy to substitute with tofu or Daiya dairy-free cheese alternative on any item. All of their desserts, sauces, and breads are vegan. They have one location in Houston, serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Their focus is clear, and their menu is transparent. They tell you what allergens are in each component of each burger! They offer vegan wheat buns and vegan cheese, so most of their craft burgers can be custom ordered without dairy. They also have a vegan burger on the menu. At last check, other shareables, like crispy tenders and fries, were also dairy-free.
  • Houston Sauce Co ⭐️ – This is a vegan food truck serving a global array of lunch entrees along with some soups and breakfast items.
  • Hugs & Donuts – They offer a daily vegan donut in a rotating flavor, like biscoff, lemon blueberry, or chocolate with sprinkles.
  • I Heart Mac & Cheese – This is a build-your-own mac and cheese bowl or grilled cheese sandwich chain. They offer vegan cheese, various meats and vegan meats, and several other toppings. They have several pasta, base, and bread choices. Gluten-free options are available.
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream – See our Jeni’s Dairy-Free Guide for full details.
  • Jodycakes – This is a custom cake shop that offers a huge array of vegan, gluten-free, and/or organic flavors. They use Earth Balance Buttery Sticks for their vegan “buttercream” but can make your frosting soy-free, on request.
  • Magic Cup Cafe – They offer soy, almond, and coconut milk as dairy-free options for their smoothies, spicy smoothies, frappes, and bubble teas. They also have gluten-free jellies.
  • Main Squeze Juice Co. ⭐️ – Their dairy-free menu includes house-made almond mylks, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls (including acai bowls), toasts with gluten-free and vegan bread, hot lattes, and frozen lattes, complete with non-dairy whip.
  • Mo’ Better Brews ⭐️ – They specialize in vegan breakfast, coffee, and vinyl. Their menu is rich with Southern comfort dishes, from shrooms and grits to peach cobbler waffles.
  • Nourish Juice Bar – Of course they have cold-pressed juices, but they also make several smoothies, coffee, and tea drinks with their house-made almond milk, and have many dairy-free food items, ranging from avocado toasts to grab ‘n go snacks to meals from Vital Kitchen (below).
  • Pinks Pizza – They offer dairy-free mozzarella and gluten-free pizza dough, so almost any pizza on their menu can be made dairy-free and gluten-free.
  • Sinfull Bakery ⭐️ – This all-vegan bakery offers an eclectic mix of menu items, including breakfast sandwiches, pop tarts, cinnamon rolls, monkey bread, kolaches, cookies, and mini loaves.
  • Snooze A.M. Eatery – They serve some plant-powered, dairy-free menu items, like vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, porridge, and buddha bowls. Some additional dishes can be custom ordered dairy free.
  • Three Brothers Bakery ⭐️ – This kosher bakery does make some items with dairy, but their dairy-free selection is dizzying. They have cream cakes, pound cakes, coffee cakes, pies, turnovers, cookies, brownies, muffins, danishes, bagels, bread, and of course challah (more than 20 types!). Top allergen information is available on their website and the staff is available to help in store. They have three locations in Houston and they ship nationwide!
  • Vital Kitchen – This is a chef-created ready meal service that offers pick-up and delivery. Every meal they make is gluten free, dairy free, and free of refined sugars.
  • Voodoo Doughnut – This unique doughnut chain out of Oregon offers several vegan doughnut flavors daily, which can include maple bars, cream filled, apple fritters, and other creative raised and iced varieties. They also bake a vegan cake doughnut, and can make almost any donut vegan if you order ahead. However, they don’t offer any gluten-free donuts.

Humble

  • Tin Roof BBQ ⭐️ – They reportedly have some of the best brisket in the area, and it’s dairy-free! They have dairy-free and gluten-free menus to make ordering easier. The dairy-free options allow for many barbecue plates with sides.

Hurst

  • Hawaiian Bros ⭐️ – This fast-casual chain is a regional favorite for Hawaiian plate lunches and dairy-free Dole whip. They serve all of the classics, including Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, and Musubi. Their full menu is “both dairy and nut free!” They also informed us that all items aside from the noodles/pasta are gluten free, and the only items with eggs are the spam musubi and the pasta salad.

Irving

  • Cowboy Chicken – They offer rotisserie and crispy chicken in a few flavors, all of which were dairy-free (at last check). They also have several dairy-free sides. Their bowls each contain dairy, but can be custom ordered without. They have an allergen chart, which also details dressing options.
  • Creamistry – Their instant liquid nitrogen ice cream and shakes can be ordered with one of their many dairy-free bases: vegan cashew, vegan coconut, or sorbet (several fruit flavors). They have an array of flavors and toppings.
  • Saladworks – Pretty much their entire menu contains dairy, but they offer an interactive allergen menu that tells you how to custom order most items without dairy (or other special diet needs). You can choose between salads, warm grain bowls, wraps, and a few other items. They offer a good handful of dairy-free dressings, and do have gluten-free and vegan options.

Katy

  • Creamistry – Their instant liquid nitrogen ice cream and shakes can be ordered with one of their many dairy-free bases: vegan cashew, vegan coconut, or sorbet (several fruit flavors). They have an array of flavors and toppings.
  • Island Fin Poke – Almost everything on their menu is dairy-free, and it includes some unique Hawaiian touches, like spam as a poke bowl option and dairy-free Dole Whip for dessert.
  • Main Squeze Juice Co. ⭐️ – Their dairy-free menu includes house-made almond mylks, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls (including acai bowls), toasts with gluten-free and vegan bread, hot lattes, and frozen lattes, complete with non-dairy whip.
  • Project Pollo ⭐️ – Hannah of Bittersweet also recommended this local vegan “chicken” chain to us. “Right now they’re a homegrown chain with just a handful of locations spread through San Antonio and Austin, but they’re hell-bent on putting Chick-Fil-A out of business. They actually have a fighting chance with their unbelievably crispy, juicy meatless sandwiches, served up at downright affordable prices.” She has photos here.
  • Snooze A.M. Eatery – They serve some plant-powered, dairy-free menu items, like vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, porridge, and buddha bowls. Some additional dishes can be custom ordered dairy free.

Keller

  • CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt Bar – The flavors rotate at this Midwestern chain, but at any given time, you can usually find at least a few dairy-free flavors. They offer creamy vegan Silk almondmilk frozen yogurt in Chocolate and Vanilla. And they swirl numerous dairy-free sorbets, including Chocolate Fudge and a variety of fruity flavors. The staff has ingredient information, and can open new topping bags if cross-contamination is a concern.
  • Seven Mile Cafe – You can enjoy breakfast or lunch at this homey local chain. Their menu is littered with vegan icons – they even have Vigas (vegan migas), vegan pancakes, and vegan sandwich melts. They offer dairy-free cheese alternative, several milk beverages, vegan bread options, and dairy-free salad dressings, so most of their menu can be made dairy-free.

Lake Jackson

  • CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt Bar – The flavors rotate at this Midwestern chain, but at any given time, you can usually find at least a few dairy-free flavors. They offer creamy vegan Silk almondmilk frozen yogurt in Chocolate and Vanilla. And they swirl numerous dairy-free sorbets, including Chocolate Fudge and a variety of fruity flavors. The staff has ingredient information, and can open new topping bags if cross-contamination is a concern. They have two locations in Lake Jackson.

Lewisville

  • Seven Mile Cafe – You can enjoy breakfast or lunch at this homey local chain. Their menu is littered with vegan icons – they even have Vigas (vegan migas), vegan pancakes, and vegan sandwich melts. They offer dairy-free cheese alternative, several milk beverages, vegan bread options, and dairy-free salad dressings, so most of their menu can be made dairy-free.

Longview

  • Cowboy Chicken – They offer rotisserie and crispy chicken in a few flavors, all of which were dairy-free (at last check). They also have several dairy-free sides. Their bowls each contain dairy, but can be custom ordered without. They have an allergen chart, which also details dressing options.

Lubbock

  • Creamistry – Their instant liquid nitrogen ice cream and shakes can be ordered with one of their many dairy-free bases: vegan cashew, vegan coconut, or sorbet (several fruit flavors). They have an array of flavors and toppings.

Mansfield

  • Char’d: Southeast Asian Kitchen – They specialize in Asian bowls with some signature options and a build-your-own menu. Most of the menu is dairy-free (just ask) and they have many gluten-free and paleo choices.

McAllen

  • Cowboy Chicken – They offer rotisserie and crispy chicken in a few flavors, all of which were dairy-free (at last check). They also have several dairy-free sides. Their bowls each contain dairy, but can be custom ordered without. They have an allergen chart, which also details dressing options.
  • Extreme Pizza – They have a whole menu of vegan signature pizzas, and of course, you can build your own dairy-free pizza. You can also custom order one of their many salads.
  • ProteinHouse – They offer a range of protein-packed breakfasts, salads, bowls, burgers, and wraps with several dairy-free options, and a vegan option in each category. They even have vegan protein pancakes. They offer vegan protein, and can make a select group of smoothies dairy-free, but keep in mind, they use a lot of whey in their blenders (including to make their acai bowls).

McKinney

  • Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – This old-fashioned ice creamery chain churns several coconut milk ice cream flavors, like dairy-free graham central station and vegan vanilla, mint chocolate chip, Oreo, and more.
  • Buzzed Bull Creamery – This create-your-own ice cream chain uses nitrogen to instantly freeze your chosen flavor. You can order it unbuzzed or buzzed (with alcohol), for those over 21. They have a dairy-free sorbet base and a dairy-free almond milk base. They also have guides to the dairy-free and vegan mix-ins on request, and can blend a custom milkshake just for you.
  • CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt Bar – The flavors rotate at this Midwestern chain, but at any given time, you can usually find at least a few dairy-free flavors. They offer creamy vegan Silk almondmilk frozen yogurt in Chocolate and Vanilla. And they swirl numerous dairy-free sorbets, including Chocolate Fudge and a variety of fruity flavors. The staff has ingredient information, and can open new topping bags if cross-contamination is a concern.
  • I Love Juice Bar ⭐️ – They blend dairy-free smoothies, acai bowls, and smoothie bowls, offer a range of juices and healthy shots, have overnight oats, and also serve vegan-friendly soups.
  • Magic Cup Cafe – They offer soy, almond, and coconut milk as dairy-free options for their smoothies, spicy smoothies, frappes, and bubble teas. They also have gluten-free jellies.
  • The Gelato Cone ⭐️ – This local gelateria chain has one location in McKinney. Like the others, there are several dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free gelato options, which usually include dark chocolate and several fruity flavors. Order a cup, but skip the cone – they reportedly contain dairy. However, they can also make a dairy-free almond milk smoothie for you.

Meadows Place

  • Avenida Brazil ⭐️ – This Brazilian steakhouse has a full dairy-free menu, complete with various meats, salad bar options, and hot sides.

Mesquite

  • Hannah’s Gluten Free Bakery – This gluten-free and nut-free bakery makes a dairy-free selection that includes cinnamon rolls, several cupcake flavors,  donuts, apple fritters, crescent rolls, and more.
  • HerbMart – This discount health food and nutritional supplement store was recommended by Krystal. They carry a range of vitamins, minerals, protein powders, and shelf-stable special diet food brands.

Midland

  • Creamlab N7 – They offer four different dairy-free base options (almond, coconut, oat, and soy), and a range of flavors and mix-ins for your custom order dairy-free ice cream.

Mission

  • Extreme Pizza – They have a whole menu of vegan signature pizzas, and of course, you can build your own dairy-free pizza. You can also custom order one of their many salads.

Pantego

  • Mad Mike’s Ice Cream – They scoop four flavors of dairy-free, coconut-based ice cream: coconut, chocolate, cookies and cream, and red velvet.

Pearland

  • Main Squeze Juice Co. ⭐️ – Their dairy-free menu includes house-made almond mylks, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls (including acai bowls), toasts with gluten-free and vegan bread, hot lattes, and frozen lattes, complete with non-dairy whip.

Plainview

  • Desert Bloom Bakery ⭐️ – This is a gluten-free, dairy-free bakery that whips up cupcakes, cookies, bars, breads, and other treats on order. They have vegan options too.

Plano

  • Bellagreen ⭐️ – The “greenest restaurant in Texas” is also one of the most considerate. Their menus are clearly labeled for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian options, and they offer several paleo menu items. They serve a somewhat eclectic array of dishes and have a few locations outside of Houston. Thank you to Pari S. for the recommendation.
  • HerbMart – This discount health food and nutritional supplement store was recommended by Krystal. They carry a range of vitamins, minerals, protein powders, and shelf-stable special diet food brands.
  • Hot Chicks Nashville Hot Chicken – They boldly state, “Our chicken is Halal, dairy-and-peanut-free to be as inclusive as possible.” It’s also fresh, and never frozn. They make chicken tenders, tacos, rice bowls, and more.
  • The Gelato Cone ⭐️ – They make classic gelato, but also have a nice array of “milk free” options. These usually include dark chocolate and several fruity flavors, which are also egg-free and gluten-free. But be sure to order in a cup, as their cones do contain dairy. However, they can make dairy-free smoothies for you, as they use almond milk. They have two locations in Plano, one downtown and one at the Legacy shops.

Port Arthur

  • I Heart Mac & Cheese – This is a build-your-own mac and cheese bowl or grilled cheese sandwich chain. They offer vegan cheese, various meats and vegan meats, and several other toppings. They have several pasta, base, and bread choices. Gluten-free options are available.

Richardson

  • Char’d: Southeast Asian Kitchen – They specialize in Asian bowls with some signature options and a build-your-own menu. Most of the menu is dairy-free (just ask) and they have many gluten-free and paleo choices.
  • Coolgreens – This healthy chain makes salads, wraps, sandwiches, and grain bowls. They have at least one dairy-free option in each category, and most items can be custom ordered dairy-free. At last check, all of their proteins, all of their greens and grains, most of their dressings (just skip the ranches), and most of their toppings (just skip the cheeses) were made without dairy. Even their croutons and spiced pecans are listed as dairy-free.
  • Magic Cup Cafe – They offer soy, almond, and coconut milk as dairy-free options for their smoothies, spicy smoothies, frappes, and bubble teas. They also have gluten-free jellies.
  • Reverie Bakeshop ⭐️ – This sweet little vegan bakery makes a beautiful array of daily cupcakes, cheesecakes, layer cakes, cookies, and other pastries. They also offer a small selection of savories. Their menu is clearly labeled for top allergens, and they have a gluten-free menu. They also take custom orders for cakes, cake pops, cookies, and more.
  • Ricky’s Hot Chicken ⭐️ – Their Nashville hot chicken is Halal, and ” goes through a dairy-free and peanut-free process.” It comes in various heat levels, and formats (wings, pieces, nuggets, tenders).
  • Spin Pizza – Their allergen menu is a bit cryptic, but we did some digging. Their original and gluten-free crusts (not the cauliflower crust) are dairy-free (and vegan), and they offer Daiya dairy-free cheese, along with red and white dairy-free sauces. So most of their pizzas can be ordered dairy-free. Their rosemary flatbread (without cheese) and custom order salads and sandwiches are also good options. All of their sandwich breads are dairy-free and many of their dressings are dairy-free.
  • Tongue in Cheek – Started by a former firefighter, this ice cream shop serves sorbets and creamy vegan flavors, like chocolate and raspberry buttercream.

Rockwall

  • Unrefined Bakery ⭐️ – This gluten-free, soy-free bakery caters to all types of special diet needs. Most of their daily offerings are dairy-free, and they bake specific items for vegan, paleo, and keto customers. Their menu includes all types of sweet and savory baked goods, and they make custom order cakes. They have one location in Rockwall, and few others in nearby cities.

Round Rock

  • Creamistry – Their instant liquid nitrogen ice cream and shakes can be ordered with one of their many dairy-free bases: vegan cashew, vegan coconut, or sorbet (several fruit flavors). They have an array of flavors and toppings.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Their focus is clear, and their menu is transparent. They tell you what allergens are in each component of each burger! They offer vegan wheat buns and vegan cheese, so most of their craft burgers can be custom ordered without dairy. They also have a vegan burger on the menu. At last check, other shareables, like crispy tenders and fries, were also dairy-free.
  • Mad Greens – They have a great allergen chart, and most of their salads, grain bowls, and wraps can be ordered dairy-free, simply by omitting the cheese and swapping the sauce/dressing if needed. They also have build-your-own options.
  • Promise Pizza – They promise quality at this local, organic, from-scratch pizzeria. Their white and whole-wheat pizza dough and housemade marinara are vegan friendly, and they offer Daiya cheese alternative. So they can most of their pizzas, calzones, cheesy garlic knots, and pizza rolls dairy-free. They also let us know that their wings and fries are dairy-free, too.
  • Sweet Charlie’s – This rolled ice cream chain offers a dairy-free and vegan base that you can customize with various flavor and add-in options or even enjoy as a “milkshake.”

San Antonio

  • Amy’s Ice Creams – Enjoy classic vanilla and chocolate dairy-free ice cream made with oat milk or coconut milk (your choice!) plus Oreo coconut milk ice cream. They also serve sorbet-like fruit ices.
  • Black+White Modern Creamery – Their monthly flavor menu typically includes a few dairy-free options. They make almond milk ice cream in flavors like cookies ‘n cream, peanut butter honey, and strawberry.
  • Boozy’s Creamery & Craft – They offer a dairy-free flavor daily, like orange sherbet or cookies ‘n cream, which you can enjoy by the scoop, in a shake, or spiked.
  • Earth Burger – Texas’s first vegan fast food restaurant is big on plants. They serve burgers, sandwiches, wraps, wings, and bowls with a healthier spin. But they do offer coconut soft serve and milkshakes for dessert. They have two locations in San Antonio.
  • Freshest Ice Creams – They offer several vegan flavors daily, made with fruit or creamy coconut milk. They can also make dairy-free shakes, smoothies, slushies, and ice cream-topped fruit cups.
  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop – They’ve added dairy-free Coconut Bliss Madagascan Vanilla ice cream to their scoop menu. They also offer floats, and select dairy-free toppings for sundaes. In the chocolate shop, check out their hot cocoa mixes, they have options made without dairy.
  • Green Vegetarian Cuisine – This is a vegetarian restaurant, but almost every item on their menu can be made vegan. They offer eggs and cheese on certain items, but are happy to substitute with tofu or Daiya dairy-free cheese alternative on any item. All of their desserts, sauces, and breads are vegan. They have two locations in San Antonio, each serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Their focus is clear, and their menu is transparent. They tell you what allergens are in each component of each burger! They offer vegan wheat buns and vegan cheese, so most of their craft burgers can be custom ordered without dairy. They also have a vegan burger on the menu. At last check, other shareables, like crispy tenders and fries, were also dairy-free.
  • Lick Honest Ice Creams ⭐️ – This traditional ice cream shop has two locations, one in Austin and one in San Antonio. They churn a small selection of dairy-free coconut milk ice creams, offer vegan, gluten-free ice cream sandwiches, and always have a couple dairy-free, house-made sauces for topping. But ask before you order a cone – the waffle varieties reportedly contain dairy.
  • Powerhouse Bakery ⭐️ – This gluten-free bakery offers sweet treats and full meals (including meal prep) with many labeled dairy-free, paleo, and vegan options.
  • Project Pollo ⭐️ – My friend Hannah of Bittersweet recommended this local vegan “chicken” chain to us. “Right now they’re a homegrown chain with just a handful of locations spread through San Antonio and Austin, but they’re hell-bent on putting Chick-Fil-A out of business. They actually have a fighting chance with their unbelievably crispy, juicy meatless sandwiches, served up at downright affordable prices.” She has photos here.
  • Rise Up – This acai bowl shop makes a huge range of acai and pitaya blends. They also offer smoothies made with almond or coconut milk and coffee drinks with almond milk option. They do offer whey protein as an addition, but also have Vega vegan proteins and collagen protein available.
  • Snooze A.M. Eatery – They serve some plant-powered, dairy-free menu items, like vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, porridge, and buddha bowls. Some additional dishes can be custom ordered dairy free.
  • The Cove – This quirky eatery also hosts live music, a laundromat, and a car wash. Their menu is casual Mexican-American with several vegan options, including a vegan bacon cheeseburger, vegan nachos, and more. They have a vegan cashew cheese, and can make most menu items dairy free, on request.
  • Viva Vegeria ⭐️ – If you’re craving good Tex-Mex, then this is the restaurant to hit up. The entire menu is vegan, gluten-free, and made from scratch. They serve various types of nachos, flautas, enchiladas, tacos, tamales, and more.
  • Wholesome Eating – This small cafe and bakery focuses on special diets. Their menu includes a selection of vegan muffins, pizzas, and more. They do take custom orders.

San Marcos

  • Earth Burger – Texas’s first vegan fast food restaurant is big on plants. They serve burgers, sandwiches, wraps, wings, and bowls with a healthier spin. But they do offer coconut soft serve and milkshakes for dessert. They have one location in San Marcos.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Their focus is clear, and their menu is transparent. They tell you what allergens are in each component of each burger! They offer vegan wheat buns and vegan cheese, so most of their craft burgers can be custom ordered without dairy. They also have a vegan burger on the menu. At last check, other shareables, like crispy tenders and fries, were also dairy-free.

Shenandoah

  • Avenida Brazil ⭐️ – This Brazilian steakhouse has a full dairy-free menu, complete with various meats, salad bar options, and hot sides.

Sherman

  • Cowboy Chicken – They offer rotisserie and crispy chicken in a few flavors, all of which were dairy-free (at last check). They also have several dairy-free sides. Their bowls each contain dairy, but can be custom ordered without. They have an allergen chart, which also details dressing options.

Southlake

  • Coolgreens – This healthy chain makes salads, wraps, sandwiches, and grain bowls. They have at least one dairy-free option in each category, and most items can be custom ordered dairy-free. At last check, all of their proteins, all of their greens and grains, most of their dressings (just skip the ranches), and most of their toppings (just skip the cheeses) were made without dairy. Even their croutons and spiced pecans are listed as dairy-free.
  • Creamistry – Their instant liquid nitrogen ice cream and shakes can be ordered with one of their many dairy-free bases: vegan cashew, vegan coconut, or sorbet (several fruit flavors). They have an array of flavors and toppings.
  • Pinch of Salt Pastries ⭐️ – They do not have a retail storefront, but you can order from this gluten-free bakery or find their pastries at restaurants in the area. They bake many dairy-free and vegan items daily, including cinnamon rolls, muffins, donuts, and cookies. They’re also happy to accomodate allergen special orders.
  • Steel City Pops – Their all-natural fruit pops are vegan, made with simple ingredients, and sweetened with organic sugar. We’ve been told they take cross-contamination seriously with their dairy-free flavors.

Spring

  • B. Good – With the help of their allergen chart, you can order crispy chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, veggie burgers, and fries, and custom order various burgers, salads, and bowls. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available.
  • Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – This old-fashioned ice creamery chain churns several coconut milk ice cream flavors, like dairy-free graham central station and vegan vanilla, mint chocolate chip, Oreo, and more.
  • Common Bond ⭐️ – At their Bistros and Bakeries, they offer a few dairy-free entrees, labeled on their menu. They also have vegan gingersnaps for a treat, and some dairy-free breads (just ask). For coffee drinks, they have almond, coconut, soy, and oat milk options.
  • I Heart Mac & Cheese – This is a build-your-own mac and cheese bowl or grilled cheese sandwich chain. They offer vegan cheese, various meats and vegan meats, and several other toppings. They have several pasta, base, and bread choices. Gluten-free options are available.
  • Island Fin Poke – Almost everything on their menu is dairy-free, and it includes some unique Hawaiian touches, like spam as a poke bowl option and dairy-free Dole Whip for dessert.
  • SO Veganly ⭐️ – Nutrition is the focus at this grab-and-go meal spot. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees, juices, smoothies, and meal prep options. All items are also soy-free and corn-free, and most are gluten-free.
  • Wisdom Vegan Bakery ⭐️ – You can enjoy all types of sweets, savories, and sips a this shop. They serve smoothies, juices, and lattes with an array of dairy-free milks, have sandwiches, wraps, and burgers, and of course have an array of sweet treats. They do take custom cake orders.

Sugarland

  • Main Squeze Juice Co. ⭐️ – Their dairy-free menu includes house-made almond mylks, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls (including acai bowls), toasts with gluten-free and vegan bread, hot lattes, and frozen lattes, complete with non-dairy whip.
  • Saladworks – Pretty much their entire menu contains dairy, but they offer an interactive allergen menu that tells you how to custom order most items without dairy (or other special diet needs). You can choose between salads, warm grain bowls, wraps, and a few other items. They offer a good handful of dairy-free dressings, and do have gluten-free and vegan options.

Temple

  • Gogo’s Treatery – Thanks to Holly for recommending this sweet shop. “The always have two flavors of dairy free soft serve sorbet as well as one flavor of dairy free sorbetto with several toppings to choose from. They also will fill special order dairy free cupcakes.”

Terrell

  • HerbMart – This discount health food and nutritional supplement store was recommended by Krystal. They carry a range of vitamins, minerals, protein powders, and shelf-stable special diet food brands.

The Colony

  • Creamistry – Their instant liquid nitrogen ice cream and shakes can be ordered with one of their many dairy-free bases: vegan cashew, vegan coconut, or sorbet (several fruit flavors). They have an array of flavors and toppings.

The Woodlands

  • Bellagreen ⭐️ – The “greenest restaurant in Texas” is also one of the most considerate. Their menus are clearly labeled for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian options, and they offer several paleo menu items. They serve a somewhat eclectic array of dishes and have a few locations outside of Houston. Thank you to Pari S. for the recommendation.
  • Creamistry – Their instant liquid nitrogen ice cream and shakes can be ordered with one of their many dairy-free bases: vegan cashew, vegan coconut, or sorbet (several fruit flavors). They have an array of flavors and toppings.
  • Island Fin Poke – Almost everything on their menu is dairy-free, and it includes some unique Hawaiian touches, like spam as a poke bowl option and dairy-free Dole Whip for dessert.
  • Main Squeze Juice Co. ⭐️ – Their dairy-free menu includes house-made almond mylks, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls (including acai bowls), toasts with gluten-free and vegan bread, hot lattes, and frozen lattes, complete with non-dairy whip.
  • Snooze A.M. Eatery – They serve some plant-powered, dairy-free menu items, like vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, porridge, and buddha bowls. Some additional dishes can be custom ordered dairy free.

Trophy Club

  • HG Sply Co. – Thanks to Jenna at The Urben Life for recommending this restaurant to us. “Great rooftop restaurant/bar with plenty allergy friendly options! The vegan queso is great.” They started with a paleo focus, but have evolved with a more inclusive menu. They do use a fair bit of dairy cheese, but have a big range of dairy-free and gluten-free options.

Tyler

  • Fresh Juice Bar and Smoothies – This local spot is friendly to all, with almond and oat milks for smoothies, fresh fruit bowls, fruit waters, and they also have some Mexican eats.

Victoria

  • CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt Bar – The flavors rotate at this Midwestern chain, but at any given time, you can usually find at least a few dairy-free flavors. They offer creamy vegan Silk almondmilk frozen yogurt in Chocolate and Vanilla. And they swirl numerous dairy-free sorbets, including Chocolate Fudge and a variety of fruity flavors. The staff has ingredient information, and can open new topping bags if cross-contamination is a concern.
  • Gluten-Freedom – This little gluten-free bakery operates under the Texas cottage law. Their menu of cakes, cupcakes, and other treats is quite expansive, and it includes many dairy-free options – but you have to ask. They do clearly highlight vegan options.

Watauga

  • The Healthy Hippie Cafe ⭐️ – This plant-based cafe and bar serves a casual selection of shareables, bowls, burgers, wraps, and breakfast items.

Webster

  • Avenida Brazil ⭐️ – This Brazilian steakhouse has a full dairy-free menu, complete with various meats, salad bar options, and hot sides.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Their focus is clear, and their menu is transparent. They tell you what allergens are in each component of each burger! They offer vegan wheat buns and vegan cheese, so most of their craft burgers can be custom ordered without dairy. They also have a vegan burger on the menu. At last check, other shareables, like crispy tenders and fries, were also dairy-free.
  • Main Squeze Juice Co. ⭐️ – Their dairy-free menu includes house-made almond mylks, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls (including acai bowls), toasts with gluten-free and vegan bread, hot lattes, and frozen lattes, complete with non-dairy whip.
  • Snooze A.M. Eatery – They serve some plant-powered, dairy-free menu items, like vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, porridge, and buddha bowls. Some additional dishes can be custom ordered dairy free.

Wylie

  • Cowboy Chicken – They offer rotisserie and crispy chicken in a few flavors, all of which were dairy-free (at last check). They also have several dairy-free sides. Their bowls each contain dairy, but can be custom ordered without. They have an allergen chart, which also details dressing options.
  • OMG Creamery – They have a great selection of non-dairy ice cream flavors, including chocolate, coconut, and various fruit varieties, which are usually made with coconut milk, but they’ve been experimenting with oat milk flavors, too.

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Restaurant & Grocery Chains found throughout Texas

Some recommended restaurant and store chains are getting too big for our city listing britches. They have many locations, or are rapidly growing, and you might stumble across them in a number of towns in this state. Click on them for more dairy-free details.

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Local Dairy-Free Food & Drink Producers in Texas

These dairy-free friendly companies don’t have their own retail location, but are in Texas. So you have a good chance of finding their products at grocery stores, restaurants, and/or other shops in this state. Keep an eye out!

  • Blenders & Bowls – They make smoothie bowls that you can find in the frozen food section of natural food stores and are based out of Austin.
  • Credo Foods – Their cashew cheese sauces are straight out of Austin and even served at some restaurants, like Guero’s Tacos.
  • Mooala – They started with banana milk, but now this Dallas company makes all types of dairy-free milk beverages and creamers.
  • Nadamoo – They have a local shop, too, but you can find the dairy-free pints from this Austin producer throughout the state.
  • Thunderbird Bars – This is one of my favorite bar companies. They’re employee-owned and located in Austin.

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This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations

We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.

Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!

This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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