The to-go vegan eatery Nature's Plate, which debuted in Lake Highlands in 2014, is opening a second location at the key North Dallas intersection of Preston and Forest Roads. It's going into Preston Forest Square at 11811 Preston Rd., on the northwest quadrant and next to Run On, with a target date of December.
Nature's Plate does plant-based meals you can grab and and go, and is a big favorite within Dallas' vegan and vegetarian communities, as well as healthy diners looking for something easy and quick.
It's owned and operated by sisters Annette Baker and Marianne Lacko, who started the company in response to friends' requests. Initially, they would cook extra portions and sell them each week. They became an official business in 2012, and opened their East Dallas store at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy. in September 2015.
Both have been vegan for more than 10 years and have found that a plant-based diet has done wonders for energy level, weight maintenance, and athletic ability.
Marianne does the baking; Annette holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from eCornell.
Just as it does at the East Dallas location, the new branch in North Dallas will offer meals, snacks, and smoothies to-go, as well as weekly meal plans and will be open seven days a week.
They also do weekly pick-up locations in Plano at 500 Coit Rd. on Sundays from 4:30-6 pm, and at Local Press and Brew at 1605 N. Beckley in Oak Cliff on Mondays from 4:30-7pm.
They're taking over a space that was previously vacant. "We think Preston Forest is the perfect location for our second outpost," Marianne says.