Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Pearland

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Photo by Dawn McGee
Come to our No. 5 pick for a taste of the Caribbean.
We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post).

Today, we're here to tell you why Pearland is more than worth the drive for you inner-loopers. Here is our list of the best cheap (less than $10) lunch spots that this area has to offer:

Honorable Mention: Floyd's Cajun Seafood House for crawfish po' boys and seafood gumbo.

5. D'Caribbean Curry Spot

Come to this popular Trinidadian hole-in-the-wall for authentic West Indian cuisine. We love the tender, flavor-packed curry chicken (get it bone-in for extra juiciness) served with red beans and rice, salad, and fried plantains ($10 for a large, $9 for a small). Or, even better, try it street-food-style served in a roti wrap with curried potato ($8.50). Other standouts include bake and saltfish or bake and shark (both $9), a popular Caribbean dish of freshly fried bread and sautéed cod or crispy fried shark.

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Photo by Troy Fields
Our No. 4 spot doesn't mess around when it comes to their sausages.
4. King's Biergarten

Oh how we love this city. Where else can you find a picturesque biergarten housed in a converted Mexican restaurant? Come here for a half-liter of Oktoberfest and some of Houston's best German and Austrian cuisine. Get two sausages -- we love the cardamom-scented weisswurst and richly-spiced, juicy grilled bratwurst, a side (think bacon-studded red cabbage and Austrian potato salad) and a piece of bread for just $8.90. Or try a Weiner schnitzel sandwich ($6.95), stuffed with your choice of ultra-thin, breaded and fried pork or chicken, melted cheese, and all the fixin's.

Pretzels, and ghoulash, and bier. Oh my!


Location Info

Venue

Map

King's Biergarten

1329 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pena's Donut Heaven

11601 Shadow Creek Pkwy, Pearland, TX

Category: Restaurant

Thanh Phuong

3236 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX

Category: Restaurant

Floyd's Cajun Seafood House

20760 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX

Category: Restaurant

Underbelly

1100 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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2 comments
pshuttlesworth
pshuttlesworth

This is a great list. However, Thanh Phuong is no longer owned by the Mom and son that Chris Shepherd staged with. It is now a chinese/vietnamese fusion that can be found on any corner. No stand out dishes and everything pretty bland. If you want authentic Vietnamese food, do not come here, sadly. We miss Loann and Vu very much but they had to close due to a death in the family. 

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