Lunch Spots in Houston, TX
If you love New York-style pizza, head to Luigi's for lunch. This place has some of the best pies in the city and they also serve delicious gelato in a variety of flavors. The inside of this casual place is pretty small, but they have plenty of room on the outdoor patio. This is the ideal casual place to hang with friends and chow down on thin crust pizza at a great price. The service is always good and the staff is very nice. You can also BYOB -- what more could you ask for?
For a romantic lunch date, get a table at Cullen's Upscale American Grille. If you want something sophisticated, then the elegant dining room is for you. But if you are looking for a more casual experience, head to The Grille at Cullen's. They use fresh seafood, in-house dry-aged meats, and locally grown fruits and veggies to create a menu of delicious American cuisine. You might be surprised by some things on their menu (like Frito Pie), but you'll love every bit of it. Try their gulf crab cake bites to start your meal, and finish up with one of their delectable desserts.
If you love Chinese, head to Cafe Chino. Their lunch menu offers your choice of appetizer and entree for just eight bucks, and it comes with brown, white or fried rice. They serve your standard options, like sesame chicken and orange beef. We'd recommend starting with their crispy buddha egg rolls as the perfect precursor to your meal. Just about anything on the menu is good, but the pepper beef and tomato chili shrimp are especially tasty. Their dinner menu offers a much wider variety. But if you are looking for a place to pop in for Chinese food at lunch, this eatery is a fantastic option.
District 7 offers everything you want from a lunch spot -- fast, friendly service, a clean, comfortable atmosphere and fair prices. However, it's more than that -- the food is also exceptionally good. The EadDo location offers a fantastic view of downtown, a terrific outdoor patio and a convenient location near Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center. It's open 11am to 3:30pm for lunch during the week, but closed during lunch time on the weekend. Their lunch menu is very extensive, serving everything from buffalo meat burgers to mahi mahi tostadas to wild boar sausage pizza. No matter what you try, you are sure to love it.
Though the lines get long during lunch and dinner hours, it's worth the wait. So if you have some time, head to Niko Niko's for lunch. The prices aren't bad and the portions are big. You can call in your order ahead of time or just order from the counter when you arrive. You can't go wrong with the gyros or soulvaki. They also offer everything from hamburgers to chicken parmesan sandwiches. Each sandwich is served with potatoes, rice or fries. In addition to non-alcoholic beverages, you can also get beer, wine and some mixed drinks. Don't forget dessert, from baklava to traditional Greek rice pudding, you'll love every last bite.