Originally a popular (and Houston's first!) vegan food truck, Green Seed Vegan launched a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2012 to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant serving the same great food, only with much more seating. Though the restaurant is devoutly vegan, the food appeals to a wide range of Houstonians because the owners, Matti Merrell and husband Rodney Perry, emphasize quality, flavorful ingredients. There may not be any meat or dairy in dishes such as the popular Dirty Burque burger, but the seasonal local produce and the fresh juices will make you forget you were ever craving animal products in the first place. Those who scoff at the notion of vegan fare as more closely resembling cardboard than actual food should give Green Seed Vegan a shot. It's bound to make converts of us all.