One of our all-time favorites
Posted on 07 / 20 / 2014
Spiral Diner has been our go-to restaurant during trips to Ft Worth for years, since they were at their original location. It's always been a treat, and they keep improving. The vibe is great, with friendly, home-style service, and their signature dishes are super-yummy. They are also to be commended in particular for their exemplary efforts to green their business.
The menu is quite diverse, offering something for pretty much everyone .What they do best, in our opinion, is the dishes true to their name: veganized comfort food. The Jamaican Jerk Sandwich has been a perennial favorite of mine. The Seitan Wrap is good, too. All the shakes are yummy (peanut butter is my favorite), and most of the desserts are awesome, too — especially the brownie. But is isn't all diner-style here: They also offer a generous array of healthier options, including some raw items, half a dozen salads, and fresh juices. We really appreciate this, as it allows us to create a more balanced meal, with a little comfort food and some healthy green stuff, so we feel good not only while we eat it but also afterward.
That said, not every item on the menu has the same wow for our tastes. For example, the pasta dishes might disappoint folks looking for Italian authenticity, and likewise for the Asian-eque dishes, and the snickerdoodles are a little too dry and bready, not crunchy the way we like them.
But, whatever your tastes, once you identify the dishes that please your palate, you'll be satisfied again and again. Even the carnivores we've brought to Spiral Diner have said they've never had a meal here they didn't like.
There's parking in the back (both directly behind Spiral Diner and also in an overflow lot across the street).
Updated from previous review on Monday September 19, 2011
All vegan, with many organic ingredients, Some very tasty dishes, Laudable efforts to be green
Not all menu items are equally stellar