Matti Merrell

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Green Seed Vegan Finally Puts Down Roots

    On the busy corner of Wheeler and Almeda sits Green Seed Vegan's new restaurant. It's only a few short blocks away from the original cabbage-green food truck where Matti Merrell and her husband Rodney Perry first got their start. This brick-and-mortar location -- repainted from the bright red of it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Openings & Closings: January 2012

    After 45 years in business along Washington Avenue, Guadalajara Bakery is closing its doors on February 29. Unlike previous closing scares for the longtime breakfast taco purveyor, this one is concrete: New owners purchased the building and gave the family 30 days notice to vacate. A bar is planned ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 5, 2012

    The Hits of 2011

    Our favorite new Houston restaurants.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2011

    The challenge in choosing 10 of the best restaurants to open in Houston each year is a daunting one: Many of the restaurants I think are "the best" have little to nothing to do with each other, making for a list that falls all over the map when it comes to price, cuisine and location. Then again, t ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 24, 2011

    Good Seed

    A food truck in the Third Ward serves vegan fare that's never bland or boring.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Green Seed Vegan and The Eat Gallery: A Perfect Pair

    Photos by Troy FieldsMatti Merrell inside her food truck in the Third Ward.​For most of the week, Matti Merrell and her husband Rodney Perry cook out of the little, cabbage-green food truck that's parked on Wheeler near Dowling. Their truck, Green Seed Vegan, is one of the few vegan eateries i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Going Vegan in Houston: Where to Get Your Grub

    Earlier this week, we featured some stunning vegan donuts from local vegan and gluten-free baker Jodycakes. Even in a carnivorous city like Houston, eating vegan can be done -- and done surprisingly well. Jodycakes isn't the only vegan baker in town; Sinfull Bakery's vegan cookies and other sweet t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Matti Merrell and Rodney Perry of Green Seed Vegan

    Photo by Mandy Oaklander​Forget fat-bubbly steaks and cheese-drenched crab enchiladas. If there was one cuisine in Houston I had to dine on for the rest of my life, it would come from Green Seed Vegan. If you're just joining us, check out our chat with vegan chefs Matti Merrell and Rodney Perr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Matti Merrell and Rodney Perry of Green Seed Vegan

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderGreen Seed Vegan serves very vegetarian nosh.​In the sweltering Houston heat, we continue our chat about all things raw with Green Seed Vegan-ators Matti Merrell and Rodney Perry. Eating Our Words: Are most people who come here vegans? Matti Merrell: No. Most of our c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Matti Merrell and Rodney Perry of Green Seed Vegan

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderRodney Perry and Matti Merrell of Green Seed Vegan​In a little green truck in the Third Ward, 27-year-old Matti Merrell and her husband Rodney Perry, 32, create incredible vegan lunchtime entrees. Both are Houston natives, and both are all about making their hometown a ... More >>