Healthy wrap and salad shop Unleavened Fresh Kitchen has closed in Dallas’ Lakewood neighborhood. Its last day of service was Dec. 7, 2022.
The Advocate reported the news first, noting that Unleavened once had restaurants in Southlake and in Dallas near Central Expressway and Walnut Hill. Those have closed, as has an Unleavened in Snider Plaza.
The Lakewood shop was the first — and then the last. It opened in August 2015.
Unleavened developed a reputation as a breezy place to get low-cal items like smoothies, breakfast and lunch wraps, and protein bowls layered with vegetables and grains. One Yelp user gushed that Unleavened sold the “best avocado toast of my life.”
One of the standout vegan dishes was the Woodstock Breakfast Hash, a scramble with a touch of turmeric to make the tofu look like eggs. Make it at home with this recipe.
The shop was tucked into a corner of Lakewood Shopping Center at the elbow of Abrams and Gaston. The area has seen some turnover in recent years, especially mid-pandemic. Longtime restaurant Dixie House, then Sugarbacon, is now busy salad shop Sweetgreen, in part. Nearby businesses Penne Pomodoro and Full Circle Tavern have closed. Zoe’s Kitchen was replaced with Cava — a switch happening all over North Texas.
The next business to watch in the neighborhood is the former Lakewood Smokehouse, where chef Misti Norris will reportedly relocate her restaurant Petra and the Beast, CultureMap says.
The founders of Unleavened didn’t want to talk on the record but confirmed this community meet-up spot is, sadly, gone for good. It suffered because of the prolonged pandemic and couldn’t recover.
The final Unleavened Fresh Kitchen was at 1900 Abrams Parkway, Dallas. It closed Dec. 7, 2022.