Armando Guerrero had Dallas code compliance staffers scratching their heads when he applied for a permit to open Bicycle Café, a health-food restaurant that also has lockers, a changing room and bike storage.
“The city couldn’t understand. They said, ‘You want bicycles inside a restaurant?’” Guerrero, a tri-athlete himself, opened the café in February, serving healthy salads, tacos, breakfast and Cuvee coffee.
“This is what I would like to see in a café,” he says. “It’s healthy because of the grains we use. It’s light but gives you lots of energy. No one wants to eat a big steak before going for a ride.”
Popular dishes include the quinoa bowl, which comes with a choice of meat, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, peppers and pineapple with citrus vinaigrette.
“The good thing about our salads is that we make the dressings from scratch,” manager Job Martinez says. Plus, almost everything on the menu can be vegan-friendly.
7510 E. Northwest Highway
Ambiance: Sports bar vibe
Price range: $6-$9
Tip: For $39.99 per month, you can store your bike at Bicycle Café.
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1 Honey Girl Kitchen
You know you’re eating well with Honey Girl Kitchen, a neighborhood online cooking business that uses organic fruits and vegetables, hormone-free meat, cage-free eggs and zero fructose.
The popular vegetarian restaurant uses pressed coconut oil instead of corn oil along with other fresh ingredients that promote a healthy body, mind and spirit.
3 Company Café
Touting the farm-to-table mantra, Company Café uses ingredients from Texas vendors, so you always know where the food came from. Gluten-free, grass-fed, cage-free — it’s all here.