• Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Rest of the Best: 10 Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Houston

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Houston Mayoral Candidates Talk Food Trucks, Their Go-To Lunch Spots, and Cooking At Home

    In one of the great election movies of our time, Wag the Dog, CIA agent Mr. Young gives some helpful advice about food: "There are two things I know to be true. There's no difference between good flan and bad flan, and there is no war." OK, maybe it was more about war than food. And there's definit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Deepak Doshi of Doshi House, On Making Tasty Vegetarian and Building a Community Space

    This is the second part of a two-part Chef Chat series. If you missed our previous post, you can read it here. Yesterday, in our chat with Deepak Doshi of Doshi House, we talked about his vegetarianism and growing up in the area of Houston called Alief. Today, we talk about his food, about the tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Deepak Doshi of Doshi House Cafe

    This is the first part of a two-part Chef Chat series. Part 2 will be published tomorrow. Stepping into Doshi House Cafe for the first time, one definitely feels more community center and cafe than restaurant. Chairs of all shapes and sizes, some with armrests, some with colored cushions -- pieces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    BurgerFi: Saving The Environment One Bad Dish At A Time

    I love that the Market Street and Woodlands Waterway areas are growing with new shops and restaurants, so I had to check out the new burger joint next door to Hubbell & Hudson. BurgerFi is a chain burger restaurant based in Florida that just opened its first Texas location in The Woodlands. Known f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Top 5 Food Documentaries Streaming On Netflix

    I can't adequately express how much Netflix instant streaming has impressed my quality of life. I used to have to do something like read or go for a walk when I was between movie rentals; now, I can just watch television continuously. If I'm not bingeing on House of Cards and Breaking Bad, I'm watc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    PETA's "Cutest Vegan" Finalists Include Soldier from Channelview

    PETA pisses a lot of people off with their efforts to sway meat eaters to a vegetarian diet. The controversial campaigns often draw attention for their outlandishness. One particular approach, however, generally irritates no one, and that is the ad campaign featuring hot people, usually actors or mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Burger King Takes a Swing at "Healthy" Turkey, Veggie Burgers

    "Being lazy" and "eating healthy" do not exactly go together like peanut butter and jelly. So imagine my excitement when I saw Burger King advertising both a turkey and a veggie burger. Huzzah! I can exert zero effort and enjoy healthy-ish fast food? Sounds too good to be true!* I'm not one of thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    The Eating ... Our Words 100: Staci Davis, Owner of Radical Eats

    Eating Our Words has embarked on a project to profile 100 Houston culinarians of all fields, practices, careers and backgrounds. This isn't a Best of Houston list, it's not a 100 Favorites list and it's not in any particular order. Instead, the Eating Our Words 100 is a way to introduce our readers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Worst of "The Worst": Free Press Doesn't Know How Vegan Works

    Note: As Omar Afra reminded us on Twitter today, "Worst of" entries are public submissions and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Free Press Houston. Carry on. This week, Free Press Houston released its always-scathing, usually quite hilarious "Worst of Houston List." Other than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Why Don't More Craft Beer Bars Cater to Vegetarians?

    "Another new crafty beer type place just opened, Cottonwood. And if this is not the 15th of these types of craft beer-meet-upscale food, but with a casual vibe, places to open up in Houston that serves nothing vegetarian," a colleague here at the Houston Press recently complained. "The food of these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    What Wine for a [California] Veggie Sandwich?

    The first time I had a [California] veggie sandwich (in California, they just call it a "veggie sandwich"), it was at the legendary Source on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. By the time I got there (an undergrad at UCLA in the late '80s), founder Father Yod and the Source family were long gone (as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Burger Bracket 2012: The Final 4

    Now that our Burger Bracket judges have all finished signing their new endorsement deals with Lipitor, the Final 4 have been chosen. Each of the Final 4 burgers represents a favorite Houston style of burger: Fast Food, Extreme, Veggie and Fancy-Pants burgers. And all will compete against each other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Sweet 16: The 2012 Burger Bracket Begins

    The Final Four venue has been secured. The judges have been chosen. The Sweet 16 have been selected. The 2012 Burger Bracket commences today. The 16 competitors listed below will compete in one of four brackets: Fancy-Pants, Fast Food-Style, Extreme and Veggie, categories as defined by our Burge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Meatless Mondays Make for Mad Guests at Pondicheri

    Houston restaurants such as Backstreet Cafe have long offered Meatless Mondays, popular with vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike who enjoy eating meat-free meals that emphasize fresh, seasonal produce. More than 30 percent of Indians, meanwhile, identify as vegetarian. There is a national system ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Vegetarian Day is October 1, Celebrate with a Burger!

    Omnivores, grab your favorite herbivore and head to The Counter. The Washington Ave. burger joint, as well as the Woodlands location, will be celebrating Vegetarian Day on Saturday, October 1, with their "Veg Out at The Counter" promotion. Customers will receive a complimentary mini veggie burger wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Veggie Vietnamese Noodle Soup at San San Tofu

    Vegetarian rice vermicelli noodle soup ("bun rieu")​Vietnamese vegetarian dishes oftentimes imitate non-vegetarian ones, like veggie duck, veggie meatballs, veggie char-siu, and veggie caramelized fish. It's amazing what can be done in shape, color and texture to approximate the real thing, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Five Healthy Burger Alternatives

    karitsu.​With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, it may be tempting to heat up the grill and cook up a giant burger. However, the holiday also marks the start of bathing suit season. Whether you are trying to lose a few or are looking for some interesting alternatives to another bori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Vegetarian Pâté: Why? Just...Why?

    ​I am sympathetic to the plight of vegetarians, whether it's a lifestyle chosen for religious, health or ethical reasons. "Plight? What plight?" you may ask. The plight of often being overlooked or ignored by restaurant menus, for one. And the plight of not being able to enjoy life's simple pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Bill Greenwood of Eddie V's Prime Seafood

    ​Last week, we sat down with chef Bill Greenwood of of Eddie V's Prime Seafood at CityCentre (12848 Queensbury Lane). We explored the many places he has lived and worked, which one he calls home, and what Buddhist monks like and don't like on their plates. Eating Our Words: So we saw from you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Thanksgiving Recipe: Ancho Chiles Stuffed with Sweet Potatoes

    Photo by smashzSoaking the ancho chiles in warm water.​This is my favorite side dish with roast turkey. The idea here is to spoon some sweet potato puree into some dried ancho chiles that have been soaked in warm water to make them pliant. Then you put a medallion of goat cheese on top and sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    A Long Way to Mango

    In the mood for something light, I made a trip over to the newly-reopened Mango's at lunch to try their new all-vegetarian menu firsthand.The freshly-painted exterior with its charming patio and the sunny interior seemed like they'd be the perfect day-brightener.  Sadly, the food at Mango's has ... More >>

  • News

    February 19, 2009

    Calorie Restrictors Stay Hungry in Hopes of Living Longer

    An SMU biologist searches to unlock the secrets to the fountain of youth

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Intercontinental a Xanadu of Healthy Food, Group Somehow Says

    Houston has never really been known for its healthy eating, what with all the "Fattest City" this and the "Most Fast Food" that.But it appears there's one area where we are not totally in the grip of the fried-food cabal: The airport.Bush Intercontinental Airport came in fourth in a nationwide surve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Intercontinental A Xanadu Of Healthy Food, Group Somehow Says

    Houston has never really been known for its healthy eating, what with all the "Fattest City" this and the "Most Fast Food" that.But it appears there's one area where we are not totally in the grip of the fried-food cabal: The airport.Bush Intercontinental Airport came in fourth in a nationwide surve ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2008

    Dan Cummins

    The comedian discusses issues with impatience, pop-up ads and lying carnivores

  • News

    February 14, 2008
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    November 22, 2007

    Annual Veggie Thanksgiving Potluck

    Super Happy Fun Land offers a holiday haven for herbivores

  • Dining

    August 9, 2007

    Bamboo Garden

    Tater Tots® (NOT)

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
  • News

    December 4, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Hot Dog

    Naturally Yours Café

  • Dining

    July 31, 2003

    Food Fitness Center

    Tofu comes with 'tude at the vegetarians' sterile Soya Cafe

  • Culture

    October 24, 2002

    True Dat

    A Run-act play starring the Simmons brothers, Russell and the Rev

  • Dining

    August 22, 2002


    Just because you don't eat meat, that doesn't mean you don't want options -- and Tien Ren's got them

  • Dining

    June 20, 2002

    Classic Veg-Mex

    El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant

  • Dining

    June 6, 2002
  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Tut TUTS

    Plus: Amazing Grace, Moonbeamed, Time Warp

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Art of the Deal

    Plus: Grim Reality, Hale to the Chief, Get Some Class

  • Dining

    January 17, 2002

    Fat City

    Vegetarian soul food? Naturally Yours serves up "buffalo things" and smothered steaklet

  • Dining

    December 20, 2001

    Gen Xmas

    What's a lonely Jew to do on Christmas? Nosh on kosher vegetarian Indian food at Udupi Cafe.

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    Everything's Kosher

    Two new eateries lay down the Jewish dietary laws

  • Dining

    February 3, 2000

    Hot Plate

    Vegetarian pâté at Boulevard Bistrot

  • Articles

    September 24, 1998
  • Dining

    May 16, 1996
  • News

    February 1, 1996
  • Dining

    January 11, 1996

    The Meatless of the Matter

    Fish? Fowl? Or faux? At some vegetarian cafes, it's hard to tell.

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