Spiral Diner & Bakery - Fort Worth
Winner of VegNews magazine's Restaurant of the Year in 2007.
Spiral Diner & Bakery is owned and operated by Amy McNutt. A few years back, while making a short film about factory-farmed cows in California, Amy learned about the heartless practices of the dairy and egg industries. Overnight this experience turned the long time vegetarian into a vegan. Amy began to research and study the plight of animals, soon extending her studies to environmentalism as well. She began to take part in educational activism and tried her best to keep an open dialogue with people about veganism and its relation to the environment. In doing this, she discovered that most people, once they have a total understanding of veganism, agree that it's a necessary step for survival on this planet. However, they have difficulty changing their lifestyles for lack of access to information and most importantly, good vegan food.
So, in an attempt to provide delicious cruelty-free and organic food to those who need it, Amy moved back home to Texas and opened the first of what will surely be many diners. Spiral Diner & Bakery (the name inspired by lyrics of the Tool song "Lateralus") hopes to advance the "spiraling out" of compassion and awareness that is already in progress.
HoursTuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.