Top 10 Vegan/Gluten-free/Vegetarian Spots in Denton

1.  Sprouts in Flower Mound.  Did Denton seriously need another Walmart?  Even though Sprouts is a drive, it's got the best prices and selection of vegan / gluten free items.

2. Too lazy to drive to Flo Mo? "Fancy" Kroger on Teasley is a 15 minute drive from "cool" Denton, but their organic and produce section is stronger than anywhere else within the city limits. 

3. Cupboard Cafe has the best Jerk Tempeh sandwich in Denton and the vegan banana smoothie is too good to pass up vegan or not. 

5. Vitamin World section of Drug Emporium

6. Vegetarian Menu at the Greenhouse Restaurant namely the Southwest Avocado Tacos or the Black Bean Burger.

7. The Mean Green dining hall in Maple Hall on UNT campus is a welcome addition to Denton's herbivore scene. If you don't mind sitting around a bunch of UNT students, members of the public can also visit this cafeteria. Mean Green is open from Monday through Thursday from 7am until 7pm (and 7am - 6pm on Fridays!). Prices range from $5.50 to $7.50 depending on the meal you're eatin'. 

8. Mr. Chopstix and Andaman are ready and willing to accommodate your vegan needs. Just ask. Andaman's Drunken Veggie is simply delectable... just specify vegan and anything fishy will be omitted. Keep in mind that the fry batter Mr. Chopstix uses contains egg, though!

9.  Dan's Meat Market on North Elm has the best avocados.  Dan's wife will help you find the good ones at the register.

10. Vegan Freak. While the name might conjure up images of a healthy grocery store, this place ain't The Cupboard. Instead, Vegan Freak focuses on selling other vegan lifestyle items (vegan bath and body products and other vegan items). Vegan Freak is open from Monday through Saturday from 10am until 7pm and again on Sundays from 10am until 5pm. These are actually really good hours for a small, local business. Patronize this place and give them reason to keep them!

11. The Denton Vegan Cooperative has vegan baked goods available at both Jupiter House locations (Yes, there's another Jupiter House. Travel north of the square, much?) and the Community Market on Saturdays. 

Side Note: Denton, you should be ashamed of yourselves! For housing such a plenty of vegan, vegetarian, local eating, health conscious bunch of people we should open fewer fry and dines and something a little more likened to Spiral Diner (Dallas, Fort Worth). Tisk Tisk. Now you may have your tofutti.