Dallas Vegetarian Restaurants – Great Little Places In The Heart Of The Steak Belt

If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and have been searching for a few of the best places to find vegetarian or vegan menus, take hope because they do exist. Maybe you are coming to Dallas for business or vacation and need to plan out your vegetarian stops so you don’t starve to death. This article will provide a couple suggestions on where you can fine the top of the stack when it comes to vegetarian restaurants. Although Dallas is mainly known for steak houses and barbecue joints, there are several places that have earned their place at the top of the list, regardless of what city they are in.

Bliss Raw Cafe & Elixir Bar

Located at 6855 Greenville Avenue, in Dallas, Texas, Bliss Raw Cafe & Elixir Bar is at the top of the list. The title says everything, Raw. This vegan friendly establishment serves all their food uncooked and not processed or refined. They pride themselves on welcoming anyone to come in and taste their food. They feel you don’t have to be a vegetarian or a vegan to appreciate great tasting food. They also serve healthy elixirs that are drinks that are loaded with vitamins and minerals, and sometimes cocoa! A truly fun experience and they also have free Wi-Fi available so you can bring your iPad and show it off.

Cosmic Cafe

This little cafe is located in the beautiful section of Dallas called Oak Lawn, at 2912 Oak Lawn Avenue. This restaurant has also been labeled the best vegetarian restaurant in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. That is a pretty hefty award, considering all the restaurants in this article are good. This place goes the extra mile by not only providing lunch and dinner, but organizing family activities like family Yoga to encourage families to be healthy together. If you are in the neighborhood, it is worth it to stop by and try their dish called, “Taco Trinity”. Three soft tacos filled with onions, mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers & cheddar. If your mouth is not watering, then you are not alive.

These are just two of the best vegetarian restaurants that Dallas has to offer. After moving to Dallas from California, I didn’t know if I would be able to find decent places that offer vegetarian menus. I was able to do a little research and found that you can find places in the Oak Lawn area and in an area of Dallas called “Uptown”. Happy dining!

Eco Hotels and Lodges Around The World

The Hotel world is changing and for the first time it finds itself in the impossible position of having to provide comfort and luxury whilst also satisfying the discerning eco-aware customer.

You see it had to happen eventually, recent studies suggest that the classic hotel is regarded as a kingdom of wastage where the average visitor abandons its well-crafted ecological habits in favour of a careless “I paid for this” attitude. The average guest would check-in to a hotel and immediately forget to turn lights off when not needed or would leave the tap running or even the TV on when not in the room, all things that at home seemed to be more obvious.

As time has gone by, it seems that the onus has fallen onto the hotels themselves to teach and be more in tune with the environment so that in time the guest attitude would change.

Whilst this is true of the inner city industry, in the same timeframe the world has seen an explosion of eco lodges and hotels carefully placed in the most ecologically interesting places on the planet from mountains to jungles and in these a new breed of traveller is enjoying the beauty of nature in the knowledge that their stay is not impacting on it.

Of course all this still comes at a price, we know that often in order to get to the unspoiled beauty of some of these accommodations we have to take some long and very ecologically unfriendly flights so it really is imperative to have a good carbon offset company that you can trust and that runs projects you agree with. More often than not these are organised in less fortunate countries so the flip side is that you will be doing something socially positive too.

There is an incredible socially and ecologically facet to travel now that is improving the world and causing people to understand the effects of their old ways of doing things. we have become much more efficient and this is reflecting on the way we book our holidays too. A few years ago the social and ecological statement of a hotel was inexistent, very few understood the value of environmental protection and even fewer clients cared about it anyway. The tables seem to have turned and in around 30% of travelers these responsibility statements are crucial in their choice of accommodation.

Of course with this new-found interest a whole selection of lists and online guides have appeared to try and show the interested public where these new hotspots of eco-entrepreneurship are located.

Wedding Guests and Hotel and Travel Accommodations

It is almost certain that at least a few of your guests will be traveling to the wedding from out of town. If they have decided to take time off work and travel to your destination then the least you can do is make sure you do your best to take care of them.

Some couples may choose to pay for their out-of-town guests’ lodging, of course, if it fits within their budget. If it does not, here are some guidelines and suggestions to help you along the way.

Contact hotels in your area to see if you can get any discounted rates when booking a group reservation. Many hotels do offer discount packages or sometimes even give you a free room with a certain number of rooms booked. Don’t limit yourself to one hotel but offer two, one moderately priced and one more expensive. This will give your guests the option to choose the one that fits within their budget. Also, consider the location. Is it close to the place you are holding your ceremony and/or reception? If not, then you must consider car rental or shuttle service to accommodate these guests. You cannot leave them stranded at the hotel!

Once the decisions have been made on the accommodations, ensure to put a piece of paper in the invitation with the hotels’ names, rates, addresses, company phone number/email and proximity to the church/venue. Should a car rental or shuttle service be required, include their contact information as well. It is very important to provide all this to your guests so they can make an informed decision on how and where they will be travelling.

If your budget allows, putting a small welcome basket in each hotel room would be a memorable gesture. In addition you can have a small itinerary of the weekend’s events such as the rehearsal dinner or family barbecue or breakfast, should they like to attend. If not, list some local attractions such as area shopping malls, sports stadiums, beaches or parks, and popular restaurants.

If these options seem to have too many added costs, then you can consider opening up the idea to close family and friends to take these guests in while in town. To some this may present an inconvenience, but many will be more than happy to do this. You can arrange to have family cars available to them for use as well. Ideally, this is the perfect solution for out-of-town guests as they only have to pay for their flight, train or car ride to the wedding.

No matter which option you choose, the main thing to keep in mind is that your goal is creating an enjoyable experience for all your guests, something that is possible on any budget. Good luck!