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Iconic Food in Third Ward That You Have to Try

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Are you getting bored of all the same old food in Third Ward that you’ve been picking up take out over the last year? Are your tastebuds yearning for something new? Are you sick of cooking the same bland food each week? If you answered yes to any of the above, keep reading. We have done the not so hard work for you, and taste tested our way around to put together the most iconic spots you have to try for food in Third Ward today! 

Say hello to some good ol’ home town Southern Louisiana cookin’! Houston is home Frenchy’s Chicken – some might say they best food in Third Ward – specifically Creole fried chicken! 

In 1965, a New Orleans native by the name of Percy “Frenchy” Creuzot made his way to Houston. And with him he brought the classic, Creole cooking he grew up on, and thank heavens he did! His perfectly seasoned fried chicken comes directly from his secret family recipes that have been passed on over the years. You won’t come across better, we promise.

Mon:10:30 am – 11:00 pm
Tue:10:30 am – 11:00 pm
Wed:10:30 am – 11:00 pm
Thu:10:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri:10:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat:10:30 am – 12:00 am
Sun:10:30 am – 11:00 pm

📍4646 Scott St, Houston, TX 77004

Alright, hear us out! We know it isn’t typical to wake up one morning and think, “wow I would love a turkey leg right about now”! However, if you were to ever think that, we have found THE spot for you! The originators of The World Famous Stuffed Turkey Legs – Turkey Leg Hut. It is the most unique yet iconic food in Third Ward. It is huge, it is flavorful, it is even served with style – definitely Instagram photo worthy! Turkey Leg hut offers such a different and fun experience, we had to include it on this list and you must check it out yourself – even if you didn’t wake up thinking about turkey legs!

Monday:
CLOSED
Tuesday:
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday:
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday:
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday:
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday:
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday:
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

📍4830 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004

Need to spice up your life? Add a little zing, maybe some zang? Skip the travel fees and long flights – no need to take time off of work to go to Jamaica! Reggae Hut serves up the most flavorful food in Third Ward! You must try the jerk chicken, it is an absolute must try. A demand really. Everything about Reggae Hut is colorful and happy, from the bright hues on the walls and dinnerware, to the vibrant flavors and colors mixed into every menu item. Oh, and you can’t forget the bright smiling faces and incredible service of those inside! 

Monday:
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday:
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday:
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday:
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday:
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday:
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday:
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

📍4814 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004

Okay foodies, new year new you, right? Whether you have implemented a new years resolution to eat healthier, or maybe you have always enjoyed a good sustainable and green meal. Either way, green seed vegan has got you covered. All of their menu items are 100% vegan, soy free, and have a gluten free option. And who ever said healthy food doesn’t get to taste good, was very mistaken. Green seed vegan truly has the best tasting and most flavorful “healthy” food in Third Ward. Don’t believe us? Don’t take our word. Try it out yourself. We promise, you will be pleasantly surprised and walk away feeling great! 

Daily: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

📍4320 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004

“Smokin’ Good with a Whole Lotta Soul!” Now we don’t know about you, but with a tag line like that, we couldn’t help ourselves but wonder on over to see what all the hype was about! Boy oh boy are we happy we did. Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack is a family owned and operated restaurant that has become a staple food in Third Ward. Known for its hickory-smoked meats and served with mouthwatering homemade sides, you can’t go wrong with anything on this menu! Even the desserts are all made fresh daily. 

MONDAY – SATURDAY ~ 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

CLOSED ON SUNDAY

📍3929 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77021

Remember when we said you couldn’t find better fried chicken around? Well it’s not that we lied, but we found something just as great but with a twist. STUFF’d Wings are traditional chicken wings – and yes they are just as delicious but they have a little something extra added to them. These wings are STUFF’d with Louisiana Boudin and other cuisines. It is the perfect combination and it just works. Treat yourself. Treat your tastebuds. You won’t regret this absolutely unique take on chicken wings. But hurry before they run out! Each day closes once their supply runs dry!

Monday:
CLOSED
Tuesday:
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday:
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday:
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday:
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday:
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sunday:
CLOSED

📍6402 Tierwester St, Houston, TX 77021

Food in Third Ward

We cannot wait to see you chowin’ down at one of these iconic places for delicious food in Third Ward some time soon! Don’t forget to tag us in your photos! 

Kristin Dayao

Kristin Dayao

Kristin is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Houston City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Houston area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinHouston on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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