Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Rice Village (Save Room for Some Dessert)

Photo by Becky Means
Forget subs and po-boys, and try the Adana Sandwich at our No. 1 pick.
1. Istanbul Grill

A little piece of Turkey in the heart of Rice Village, this tiny restaurant has plenty of Turkish pizzas and sandwiches going for less than $10. Try the imam bayildi ($4.49), a marinated, roasted and stuffed eggplant dish that is not to be missed; the classic döner sandwich ($6.99), a boldly spiced gyro with lamb and beef so tender it practically melts in your mouth; or the brick-oven pizza-like lahmacun ($4.49, or $9.99 for two with a side of charred eggplant dip), topped with minced lamb, tomatoes, peppers and fresh herbs The kabobs are just over $10, but for a few extra bucks they are well worth a try.

Location Info



Yum Yum Cha Cafe

2445 Times Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Cafe Rabelais

2442 Times Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Sweet Paris Creperie and Cafe

2420 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: General

D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe

5510 Morningside, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Coppa Osteria

5210 Morningside Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Brown Bag Deli

2036 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Kubo's Sushi Bar & Grill

2414 University Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

My Voice Nation Help

Now Trending

Around The Web

From the Vault