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For many of Dallas’s die-hard herbivores, vegan-friendly markets and meatless menus can be a tough find. Luckily, Viridescent, an innovative, women-owned concept in Plano is making things a little easier.
Combining restaurant-style dishes, a plant-based grocery selection, and a welcoming community space that plays host to local events and workshops, Viridescent is a health-focused, one-stop shop.
Co-owner and chief culinary officer Gabrielle Reyes has created a killer grab-and-go menu featuring both sips and small bites (hello wellness shots, chia seed pudding, and raw vegan doughnut holes) that you can count on week after week.
But if you’ve got time to stay awhile and dine-in, expect a rotating menu that showcases a handful of local vegan vendors serving everything from authentic Mexican tacos to gluten-free and soul-food dishes. Who’s cooking depends on the day, so plan accordingly. Though, you can find Noble Burgers and Bowls serving up dinner daily, along with lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Whatever you order, make sure you pair it with a vegan blend or chocolate cold brew from 5 AM Drip Coffee. Oh, and don’t worry — the bakery is open every day, so you can always satisfy that sweet tooth.
Viridescent promises DFW vegans more than flavorful eats: grab your reusable tote and swing by to stock up on plant-based products (like meatless beef jerky, CBD gummies, and pancake mixes) courtesy of vegan grocers from across the country. You can even find beauty products and household items, including essential oils and vegan soaps.
To top it all off, Viridescent hosts community events that do not disappoint. Join them for sweat-filled group workouts, veggie-focused cooking classes, and more. No matter what you sign up for, you’re guaranteed to have fun. And who knows? You may just leave with a new friend (or two).
Viridescent is sure to load your table, kitchen, and calendar with delicious vegan foods and all sorts of fun events. So pop by this plant-powered Plano place for a quick bite or a Sunday sweat session on your next trip north.