Food & Drink in Houston

50% Off at Savory Spice Shop Houston

Savory Spice Shop Houston

Rice Village

$16 $8

Ceylon cinnamon sticks, whole ancho chilis, organic rosemary, chipotle sauce, and other spices, seasonings, and sauces stock the shelves

Half Off at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge

Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge

Houston

$20 $10

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This restaurant's name celebrates mankind's roots in East Africa, while the menu boasts meat and veggies mopped up with enjera bread

40% Off Fried Chicken

Church's Chicken

Houston

$10 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off Steakhouse Meal at Embers American Grille

Embers American Grille

Great Uptown

$96 $49

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Steaks, seafood, and classic American dishes with modern touches in a casual neighborhood setting

Up to 60% Off at Majorca Bistro and Tapas

Majorca Bistro and Tapas

Mid-Town Houston

$84.70 $35

Chefs craft small plates of shrimp, fried calamari, and spanish olives marinated in garlic and Moroccan spices

Up to 45% Off at Son Nam Restaurant

Son Nam Restaurant

Gulfgate/ Pine Valley

$40 $22

Eatery creates steamed dumplings, pho with steak and tripe, steam rice with broiled pork, shrimp fried rice, and banh mi with fried tofu

Marble Slab Creamery

Marble Slab Creamery River Oaks

Neartown/ Montrose

$16 $9

Small batches of ice cream made fresh from locally-sourced ingredients; toppings mixed into ice cream atop frozen marble slab

41% Off Combo Meals at Lenny's Sub Shop

Lenny's Sub Shop

Braeswood Place

$20.30 $12

Hot and cold subs filled with fresh slices of cold cuts, cheeses, and crisp veggies alongside classic philly cheese steaks

50% Off Burgers at Hi Snacks!

Hi Snacks!

Houston

$12 $6

Chicken breasts alongside cheese burgers topped with onions or thick-cut fries doused in ranch, melted cheddar, and bacon bits

Up to 49% Off at Shipley Do-Nuts

Shipley Do-Nuts

Royal Oaks

$7.49 $4

Bakers craft their signature glazed donuts and sugar-dusted beignets 24 hours a day

Up to 44% Off Tea and Fondue at Snowflake Cafe and Bakery

Snowflake Cafe and Bakery

Westchase

$31.90 $18

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Sip tea and sample desserts, such as crème brûlée and bonsai ice cream, and dip bite-sized fruit and sweets in dark or milk chocolate

$10 for Dim Sum at Golden Palace Restaurant

Golden Palace Restaurant

Sharpstown

$20 $10

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Dim sum and Chinese classics such as beef with broccoli and walnut shrimp

Up to 48% Off Pizza Dinners at Cherry Pizza

Cherry Pizza

Houston

$19.28 $11

Classic pizzeria serves specialty pies such as meat lovers and BLT

30% Off Malaysian Cuisine at Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf

Multiple Locations

$22 $15.50

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Cooks make roti canai in a semi-open kitchen beneath a thatched roof, as well as craft more than 250 authentic Malaysian dishes

Up to 39% Off at Mark's American Cuisine

Mark's American Cuisine

Neartown/ Montrose

$311.20 $190

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Under the vaulted ceilings of a restored 1920s church, guests dine on an ever-changing seasonal menu prepared by acclaimed chef Mark Cox

61% Off Wine and Food-Pairing Class

Water 2 Wine

Greenway - Upper Kirby

$100.93 $39

Students learn the process of wine making before having the opportunity to test out some food pairings; includes glasses and a corkscrew

Up to 50% Off Casual American Food at Westfield By The Railroad

Westfield By The Railroad

Houston

$20 $11

Inside this newly renovated eatery, chefs whip up fresh, casual sports-bar fare that's made in-house daily

Up to 56% Off Pub Fare at The Mezzanine Lounge

The Mezzanine Lounge

Neartown/ Montrose

$28.25 $14

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Two-story bar with pool tables, jukebox & 30 TVs serves sandwiches, gourmet burgers & sharable fare, such as potato skins

44% Off at J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge

J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge

Houston

$27 $15

Eatery dishes out starters such as pigs in a blanket and wings; sliders with beef or pulled pork; or plates of crab cakes and steak frites

Select Local Merchants

Under the direction of local restaurateur Gigi Huang, Gigi's Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar at the Galleria culls together a variety of culinary traditions. Stepping through the doorway into the sleek dining room, Gigi's provides a passageway for diners to experience the aromas and flavors of modern Asian cuisine. Oftentimes, the eatery's offerings are true to traditional recipes from Vietman, Thailand, and China, such as Peking duck. Other times they offer a twist on classic dishes, such as edamame dumplings and seven-flavor prime sirloin steak.

In the exposed-brick dining area, patrons clasp red-curry shrimp with chopsticks beneath an impressive display of flower blossoms on the ceiling above. Snaking branches stretch out overhead, directing diners’ gazes upward and leading them to believe that the floor is actually the ceiling. A collection of cocktails at the whiskey bar includes the blackberry old fashioned, blood sand, and Gigi's signature lychee martini. Gigi's also hosts an all-you-can-eat dim sum–brunch, letting diners feast on veggie dumplings, chicken and shrimp rolls, and tamarind-glazed spare ribs.

5085 Westheimer Rd
Houston,
TX
US

Smashburger isn't just the name—it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.

This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.

5220 Buffalo Speedway
Houston,
TX
US

Though Clementines Restaurant began as a humble burger-and-malt shop, it has blossomed in the last 35 years into a fine-dining establishment. Voted best restaurant and best dessert at the NW Houston Chamber of Commerce's Epicurean Night 2012, Clementines Restaurant has proven its reputation. Chefs pack lunches of snapper Alexander topped with shrimp and crawfish in a white-wine cream sauce. For dinner they prepare seafood, steak, and veal specialties, as well as pollo dishes. Just as operas conclude with the main character eating cake, meals conclude with diners eating croissant bread pudding with english cream and old-fashioned shakes and malts. Much of this culinary goodness makes its way to Clementines’ catering and banquet menu; the private banquet room seats up to 77 for special events such as weddings, rehersal dinners, birthdays, business functions, and baby and bridal showers–menus can be customized for events. Additionally, the sound of live entertainment can be heard Tuesday through Saturday nights.

6448 Fm 1960 Rd W
Houston,
TX
US

When patrons pop into Berri Swirl, they don't just come for the tasty frozen treats; they come for the chance to take control of their own dessert destinies. As they march confidently to the self-service dispensers stocked with 12 flavors of frozen yogurt, they're already calculating which bits of Butterfinger chunks, blackberries, and gummy bears they're going to pluck from the do-it-yourself toppings bar packed with more than 40 toppings. Swirls of delicious low-fat yogurt infused with tastes ranging from snickerdoodle-cookie-dough to triple chocolate descend into holders including cups, cones, wafer bowls, and 55-gallon drums made of marzipan. Along with this variety of toppings and flavors, the fro-yo gurus maintain their healthy standards by concocting their creamy creations from genuine dairy, milk, and fruit purées and handpicking their ingredients from a variety of sources. After patrons take one last look at their creamy creations, they can browse magazines or surf free WiFi while wolfing down their sweet achievements.

18351 Highway 249
Houston,
TX
US

Specializing in regionally influenced international provender since 2000, Farrago World Cuisine presents worldly wonders with the help of a local network of farmers, growers, butchers, fishermen, and people to fact-check the fisherman. Awarded both “Best Posole” and “Best Brunch” by H Texas Magazine, the adventurous chefs prescribe remedies for bored palates such as chilaquiles, Cajun eggs benedict with crawfish cream, and Hawaiian sweet red crab cakes. Noteworthy dishes lurk between the pages of the other menus as well—Elizabeth Searcy of the Midtown Paper was enamored of the curried mussels, saying, “The marriage of basil, cilantro, and lime in the sauce is not spicy, but wonderfully fresh and aromatic,” while the reviewers at Guyot praised the grilled salmon with sweet potato puree and nectarine salsa.

318 Gray St
Houston,
TX
US

The seasoned chefs at Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet whip up unlimited portions of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine seven days a week. Partnered patrons survey the robust buffet to plot their takeover of fresh, house-made bread sauced with hummus or baba ghanouj, a roasted and seasoned eggplant purée. Endless supplies of savory entrees silence even the chattiest tummies with chicken kebabs and baked-fish-shaped pacifiers. Diners not on speaking terms with salt may opt for Dimassi’s spinach baked with chickpeas, onions, garlic, and cilantro, and herbivores can nosh on an assortment of seasoned veggies or a greek salad with feta, olive oil, and aged balsamic vinegar. Dining duos toast to the possibility of falafel shot put becoming a common party game with unlimited glasses of iced tea or soft drinks. Fistfuls of jam cookies or ladyfingers with walnuts, sugar, and rose and orange water give meals a delicately sweet sendoff.

10811 Westheimer Rd
Houston,
TX
US