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When we’re looking for restaurant partners, we’re searching for the best of the best from trendy downtown restaurants to scrappy food trucks to hidden-gem mom and pops. We’re proud of our roster and each year we celebrate it with the Best of Fooda awards, asking you to choose your favorites. The votes are in, and here are your winners for Dallas’ Best of Fooda 2019.

Best BBQ | Single Best Lunch– Bone Daddy’s

With a mouthwatering menu of slow pit-smoked meat, baby back ribs, and hot link sausage, Bone Daddy’s gives BBQ lovers a “Can’t Get Anywhere Else” experience, and they’ve been doing it since 2000. This repeat Best of Fooda winner also serves up Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, sides including coleslaw and made-from-scratch potato salad, plus desserts such as homemade banana pudding. If your diet demands something green, try the Smokehouse Salad with mixed greens, bacon, cheddar cheese, and homemade croutons topped with brisket or BBQ chicken.

Best Mediterranean – Gyro Oasis

3550 Regent Blvd. #130, Irving, TX 75063

Gyro Oasis serves a delicious mix of authentic Middle Eastern and Greek food. They’ve got all the classics to create a protein-packed lunch (gyro, kebabs, shawarma, and falafel) plus the sides that make it a meal including baba ghanouj, hummus, rice, and dolmas.

Best Asian – Forever Pho

Forever Pho combines slow-cooked broth with high-quality filet mignon and angus brisket to create an unforgettable noodle soup. Keeping patrons happy is their priority, and they do it by ladling large portions and making vegetable-based broth to satisfy the vegan and veggie crowd. 

Best Mexican – FREEB!RDS

FREEB!RDS has been rolling burritos bigger than your head for more than three decades. Order up and watch these craftspeople turn your unique list of fillings (rice, beans, cheese, veggies), protein (grilled chicken, slow-roasted carnitas, steak), and tortilla (wheat, flour, cayenne) into a marvel of culinary engineering.   

Best Italian – Apollonia’s Italian Kitchen

3610 Shire Blvd, Richardson, TX 75082

Drawing from years of experience in the hospitality and restaurant industries, the husband-and-wife team behind Apollonia’s Italian Kitchen prepare authentic Italian dishes using local ingredients. Customer favorites include the five-layer lasagna (meat or veggie) and the penne pasta bowl, which you can customize with your favorite protein (meatballs, Italian sausage with peppers, or grilled chicken) and sauce (marinara, meat, or pesto cream).