Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Clear Lake
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).
Photo by Dawn M. Simmons Expect spiced lamb and authentic tandoori chicken at our No. 5 pick.
This week, we're moving toward the shores to the Clear Lake/NASA area. With plenty of old-time favorites and a couple of newer spots in the mix, here's our list of the best cheap (less than $10) lunch spots that this area has to offer:
Clear Lake is clearly (see what we did there) divided when it comes to Indian lunch buffets. You're either a Cuisine of India person, or you're loyal to Mogul. Fortunately for us, we don't have to choose sides, because only Cuisine of India's lunch buffet meets our $10 criteria.
For $9.99, enjoy a lunch buffet featuring a variety traditional Indian fare -- like tandoori and masala chicken, freshly baked naan, fish curry, saag paneer, basamati rice and more.
4. Abe's Cajun Market
Photo by Dawn M. Simmons Find boudin, crawfish etouffee, gumbo and more at our No. 4 pick.
This family-owned meat market and cafe has been serving Houstonians authentic Cajun cuisine for more than 13 years. Get a fat link of Abe's spicy pork boudin ($1.99) along with a side of mac and cheese ($2.99), a cup of creamy and buttery corn-and-crawfish bisque ($4.75cup; $7.50/bowl), or smothered, meaty pork chops over rice ($8.50). The casual eatery also has plenty of salads, gumbos, burgers, and po' boys in addition to a killer Cajun meat market.
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