Houston is home to a diverse spread of vegan restaurants that continues to grow every day. On a gorgeous Saturday, a few friends joined me in a day of eating in Houston at some of my favorite 100% vegan spots to show just how diverse those menus can be. The days of having to order sad salads with a side of French fries are over and delicious food options are now endless.
My first stop was Sinfull Bakery for a quick caffeine boost. Sinfull Bakery is Houston’s first 100% vegan bakery and makes amazing in-house cinnamon rolls, kolaches, and cookies. They are known for their cinnamon roll latte which is sweetened with their famous cinnamon roll icing while balanced with a faint hit of fresh cinnamon. The latte even comes topped with a mini cinnamon roll making this latte the perfect “balanced” breakfast to start your day. I recommend ordering this with oat milk for a creamier consistency.
The next stop was lunch at Chef Kenny’s for vegan sushi. Pictured is the vegan crunch roll with eggplant in a crispy coating. Inside is an assortment of carrots, cucumber, and avocado. Chef Kenny’s has an extensive sushi menu as well as other favorites such as crispy “pork” and orange “chicken”. It’s a fun menu to look through and an even better one to taste.
The best place for vegan happy hour was our next stop, Cascabel, a 100% vegan Mexican food restaurant with a full bar. Their wide selection of drinks such as house margaritas, Piña Coladas, spiked lemonades, and more, are visually beautiful, made with fresh ingredients, and delightful to drink. My two friends and I opted for their house margaritas and sat on their patio to enjoy the perfect weather outside. While we did not order food from Cascabel, today, they are known for their wide range of vegan proteins including jackfruit, hibiscus flower “barbacoa”, soy “chorizo”, fajita-style mushrooms, and potatoes.
After finishing our final round of margaritas, it was time for dinner. We decided to stop at Verdine for pizza. Verdine is a vegan upscale counter-service restaurant known for its creative dishes such as a Caprese melt with vegan cheese, hot “chicken” sandwich with tempeh, orange cauliflower, and more. The menu often changes with the season to ensure fresh ingredients are used. Pictured is their vegan “sausage” pizza with white sauce and arugula salad on top. The vegan cream sauce gave a completely different taste to the original red sauce pizza and the arugula on top gave the perfect pop of freshness.
Donut Resist Bakery is a mother-daughter bakery located in The Woodlands. All of their donuts are 100% vegan and some have a gluten-free option. They are known for custom donut boxes designed for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Currently, you need to DM them on Instagram for orders.
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