Just in time for New Year's resolutions, Nature's Plate, the go-to vegan eatery, has opened a location in Plano.
Nature's Plate is a plant-based prepared-meals concept founded by sisters Annette Baker and Marianne Lacko. It started as a small business venture in 2011 before expanding to a storefront and kitchen in East Dallas selling meals, snacks, and desserts to-go. They also offer weekly meal plans.
The Plano store is in Preston Creek at 8404 Preston Rd., #226, and is open daily. It's their third location. Their original location is in Lake Highlands, at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy., while a second location opened at Preston-Forest in March 2018.
Driven to make plant-based, whole foods convenient and accessible — as well as tasty and satisfying — Nature’s Plate uses all vegan, non-GMO, whole grains, and mostly organic ingredients. Gluten free, nut free, soy free, and no-added-oil options are also available.
Menu items include a BBQ plate with BBQ-baked tofu, mashed potatoes, and broccoli; a buffalo chickpea wrap with a spicy mix of chickpeas, veggies, and hot sauce, combined with Romaine lettuce and carrots in a whole grain wrap with ranch dressing; and spaghetti and "meatballs," with whole wheat spaghetti, bean- and nut-based "meatballs," and a savory mushroom marinara sauce.
Their approach is based on the belief that whole, plant-based foods can help solve problems like obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and general lack of health/vitality. Plant-based foods also have less impact on the environment than animal food, taking less land and water to produce.
In addition to the three storefronts, Nature's Plate also offers additional weekly pickups in Frisco at Salubrious Juice (10990 Rolater Rd.), and at Oak Cliff’s Local Press and Brew (1605 N. Beckley).