Shrimp and grits, biscuits, french toast, buffalo wings, gumbo, all vegan.
Owner Elizabeth Anderson, who is from Oak Cliff originally and lives in the Bishop Arts area, says she went vegetarian in 1995 and has been vegan — eating no eggs or dairy — for almost 11 years.
Before that, La Madeline was one of her favorite restaurants, and that’s part of the inspiration for Vegan Food House.
“The food concept is a little more French, a little New Orleans-inspired,” she says. “We would like to do quiche every day.”
They’re also applying for a liquor license and are shooting for a soft opening in early April.
Anderson worked in the nightclub business for years. She worked for Iguana Mirage and then owned a Deep Ellum nightclub with her husband in the early 2000s called chocolate bar. She later moved to the west coast and returned to Dallas a few years ago.
She wants Vegan Food House to become a neighborhood hangout.
“I hope it’s just a comfortable place for everyone,” she says. “It’s just a mom-and-pop restaurant.”