Rest of the Best: 10 Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Houston

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Check out Quan Yin for vegan Chinese fare.
8. Quan Yin
When you're trying really, really hard to go meat free, but you have a craving you just can't shake, head to Quan Yin for some of the best Vietnamese mock-meat dishes around. Everything is vegan--there's no meat, dairy or eggs in any of the dishes. Yes, there are egg rolls sans eggs. There's bun bo hue without bo (beef). There's chicken-less chicken satay. And it's all good enough to satisfy even most carnivores.

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An endless (or almost endless) buffet of vegan fare at Pepper Tree!
7. Pepper Tree
Pepper Tree is for Chinese what Quan Yin is for Vietnamese, only Pepper Tree is completely vegan. Check out the weekday buffet featuring nearly 40 dishes for just $10.99. Mock meat is a big deal here, with tofu versions of Peking duck, General Tso's chicken and kung pao chicken, all of which are deceptively delicious. Unlike many of the vegetarian/vegan Asian restaurants in Houston that populate Bellaire Boulevard, Pepper Tree is located on Richmond inside the Loop, close enough to placate those wary of Chinatown traffic.

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Location Info

San San Tofu

6445 Wilcrest, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Quan Yin

10804 Bellaire, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine

3821 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Jenni's Noodle House

3111 S. Shepherd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Green Seed Vegan

4320 Almeda Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Cafe TH

2108 Pease St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Doshi House Cafe

3419 Dowling St., Houston, TX

Category: General

Radical Eats

507 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Loving Hut

2825 S. Kirkwood, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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14 comments
deejayvision
deejayvision

I dont think Radical Eats should have even made it on there. They are a disgrace now, horrible service, and they got rid of most of their best vegan dishes. They are way too expensive now aswell, and charge you for chips and salsa. They made a turn for the worse this year, and i dont see them making it another year.

garrickkebede
garrickkebede

Umm Sunshine's did not even make the list and it tastes better thanall of these places.

Iggy
Iggy

Thanks for mentioning Jenni's, I thought they were long gone.

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

Have you ever met a Vegan that isn't neurotic? I haven't, but I'm open to that notion.

Amanda Louise Martinez
Amanda Louise Martinez

Doshi house is not vegan, Green Vegetarian is way more vegan friendly than written about and Quan Yin is 100% vegan.

Jonathan Levit
Jonathan Levit

Pine Forest is not on this list and really blows away several of these cafes!

deejayvision
deejayvision

Sunshine is also way better than a lot of these places. They use local kale, and have a LOT of really good healthy raw dishes, something Houston vegan places really lack. They are probably the healthiest spot in town

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

@Iggy They really should be the food there is beyond lousy/mediocre especially the Post Oak location. Jenni is great, her restaurants well....

Bruce_Are
Bruce_Are topcommenter

@gossamersixteen  

Not sure if I recall meeting one that wasn't neurotic, but I'm pretty sure I've never met one that wasn't self-righteous.  

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