Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in EaDo (You Won't Be Sorry)

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May we suggest The Cajun Stop's creole-spiced fried crawfish po-boy?
3. The Cajun Stop

Formerly known as Calliope's Po-Boy, this creole hotspot is still serving up the same great comfort food with New Orleans flair. During lunch hours (daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), you can get your fix of cajun-spiced shrimp, catfish and fried oyster platters -- complete with fries and a salad -- for just under $9. Looking for something else? No worries. The restaurant's regular menu offers plenty of Crescent City favorites for less than $10. Try the rich, spicy chicken and sausage gumbo ($3.59 for a cup, $5.95 for a bowl); or fully dressed po-boys stuffed with fried crawfish and gravy-drenched roast beef ($9.25 and $7.25, respectively, for a small). They call the sandwiches small, but with 7-inch rolls and plenty of fillings, they are anything but.

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Check the food park's schedule to see when this Bernie's Burger Bus juicy goodness will make an appearance.
2. Houston Food Park

Want to impress your friends? Take them to Houston's first food truck park for lunch (weekdays from 11 a.m to 2 p.m; until 3 p.m. on weekends). There, you'll find a rotating lineup of some of the best food trucks in town. The hardest part will be picking between favorites like Bernie's Burger Bus, Mr. Sizzles Curbside and St. John's Fire...but that's a good problem to have. Follow them on Twitter (@Houfoodpark) or Facebook to find out the day's roster.

Location Info




912 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Cajun Stop

2130 Jefferson St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Bernie's Burger Bus

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Mr. Sizzles Curbside

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Sparkle's Hamburger Spot

1515 Dowling, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Houston Food Park

1504 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Cafe TH

2108 Pease St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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I can't believe you left out Long Sing Supermarket!!!  Amazing deal - $6 I think - for a 2 meat, one veg + rice plate of awesome roast duck, roast pork, char siu, etc...


Good list. But kinda obvious since EADO is rather small and still residentially underdeveloped.

My addition would be District 7 Grill and personal map of EADO Eats


Cajun Stop is wonderful -- did you know they now serve breakfast? Some yummy Cajun stuff early in the morning.

I might add Madola's Deli and Kanomwan Thai, but I've got to admit the food is so great at Kanomwan I usually drop about $20 for lunch.

Bruce_Are topcommenter

You really should avoid showing open-faced tacos. I get that you're trying to show the contents, but they end up looking like soiled diapers.


@sylviana They both fall a bit outside the map, but look out they may pop up in another neighborhood list

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