We meticulously test and assess everything we review. Learn more about why you can trust us.

The Top 4 Healthy Alternative Restaurants for Lunch in Houston

The Top 5 Healthy Alternative Restaurants for Lunch in Houston

Our Criteria 

Quality Food: A hallmark of any respectable eating establishment is an unwavering commitment to providing consistently delicious fare. Many restaurants with healthy menus prioritize using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Healthy Drinks: An establishment that prides itself on serving healthy food also serves healthy beverages. The concept of a healthy restaurant would be completely undermined if sugary and artificially flavored drinks are offered to customers. 

A healthy restaurant should also have a wide selection of healthy cocktails on the menu, as there are an increasing number of customers who are looking for alcohol-free drinks for health reasons.
Plant-forward: Plant-forward refers to a restaurant’s policy of serving mostly vegetarian or vegan options. We considered this because having vegan or vegetarian items on a menu makes selected restaurants healthier alternative choices. 
Price: Customers want wholesome food that tastes excellent and is cost-effective. We consider what we’d be willing to pay for the food we sample as well as how others price comparable dishes elsewhere.

1. Green Seed Vegan

Website Green Seed Vegan
Address4320 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004, United States
Contact Info+1 844-365-8346
HoursMonday - Sunday: 11 AM to 8 PM
Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5
Quality Food 4.7/5
Healthy Drinks4.6/5
Plant Forward5/5


  • Reasonable prices
  • Excellent customer service
  • Vegan 


  • Small parking lot
  • Small portion
  • Bland dill fries
  • Watery smoothies

Green Seed claims to provide an inexpensive, high-quality dining experience and a tremendous step forward among creativity in Vegan meals. 

While there is limited parking available, inside there is plenty of seating, including some at their bar. 

The overall atmosphere of Green Seed is bohemian which is evident by the furniture and decor throughout the restaurant. 

One of the things we like is how the menu at Green Seed caters to a wider audience than simply strict vegans. True to the claims, their cuisine is delicious, creative and simple.  

We tried out their classic Dirty Burque and Big Tex Burger. Both burgers consisted of buckwheat patty and vegan cheese. However, the Big Tex Burger included avocado, zucchini, and jalapenos. 

We completed the meal with a side of dill-seasoned potatoes and tried their original green smoothie. 

The buckwheat patties in the burgers were savory and when combined with the burger toppings, the flavors rounded out nicely. 

We found that the bun was too large for the burgers, so we ended up removing some of the bun for an easier to eat burger.  

However, we thoroughly enjoyed the Big Tex Burger. The creamy richness of the cheese and avocado with a welcoming kick of spiciness from fresh jalapenos and the crunch of red onions balanced out the buckwheat patty. 

The green smoothies were refreshing, but we found the smoothie to be a little too watery for our taste. 

As for the dill fries, they were a unique compliment to the burgers but they were a little too bland for us. We wished it had a little more seasoning or salt.   

2. Kale Me Crazy 

Website Kale Me Crazy
Address718 W 18th St Bldg B, Houston, TX 77008, United States
Contact Info+1 713-636-9249
HoursMonday - Saturday: 8 AM to 8 PM

Sunday: 9 AM to 6 PM

Google Reviews Score4.9/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Quality Food 4.8/5
Healthy Drinks4.7/5
Plant Forward4.9/5


  • Dine in & take out 
  • Yoga classes offered
  • Juice cleanses & energy shots
  • Delicious chicken pesto
  • Large acai bowls


  • Limited parking 
  • Expensive prices

Kale Me Crazy is a health food haven with a simple mission: to satisfy customers’ need for fast, healthy cuisine without sacrificing quality. Or so they claim to be. 

Although their parking was limited, the outside patio seating of Kale Me Crazy was inviting and clean. 

We found Kale Me Crazy to be similar to an upscale coffee shop in terms of decor on the inside. The restaurant has a fresh, contemporary vibe that immediately put us at ease. 

All on the staff we spoke with were kind and helpful. The low volume of people there made it easy to have a pleasant conversation.

As we browsed through their menu, they had many modern staples like avocado toast in addition to the usual selection of smoothies, juices, salads, and sandwiches. 

We liked how they offer energy shots and juice cleanses as well. However, we did note that the prices were considerably expensive. 

By the way, since we went on the weekend, we got to watch their in-house yoga classes offered to all who dine here. Thankfully, despite the yoga classes going on, we didn’t have to wait long for our smoothies and meals.

The Kale-icious smoothie and the chicken pesto sandwich were delectable. Both dishes were excellent in taste and texture. 

Additionally, the portion size was just right for us. So we had no leftovers. 

Moreover, we enjoyed their fresh poke bowl, which is loaded with protein and healthy ingredients. Perfect for anyone with a hearty appetite. 

Besides normal smoothies, they also have acai bowls. Their acai bowls are large serving portions, enough to share if you want that is. 

3. Doshi House

Website Doshi House
Address3419 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77004, United States
Contact Info+1 713-814-5085
HoursMonday - Sunday: 7:30 AM to 5 PM
Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Quality Food 4.8/5
Healthy Drinks5/5
Plant Forward5/5


  • Entirely vegan 
  • Dog-friendly
  • Tranquil atmosphere
  • Massive coffee selection
  • Flavorful Korean BBQ tacos 


  • Limited parking
  • Bland butternut squash soup

We found The Doshi house to be a friendly and easy place to spend an afternoon for a quick bite to eat. Especially when in a hurry to make it to the dentist after lunch. 

One of the things we liked the most about The Doshi House is that they are entirely vegan and offer a wide variety of gluten-free alternatives. Not limited to their blueberry muffins and corn tacos.

While passing through the patio outside, we took note of the customer nearby with their dog, who was also enjoying a small treat. By the way, their dog treats are also vegan. 

The interior of The Doshi House reminded us of a modern hippy vibe due to its friendly and tranquil atmosphere. 

There was plenty of room at the tables. Some customers we passed by had laptops, journals, lunch, and their drinks on the table. 

Additionally, the volume level of the music was just right for carrying on a conversation or focusing on work. 

If you’re the type to enjoy coffee with your lunch like we are, their massive coffee selection may have you reaching into your wallets. Saffron, ginger, red pepper, pistachios, and coconut cream are some of the exotic ingredients we noted at The Doshi House. 

We ended up trying their pistachio latte with almond milk, which was creamy and delicious. 

As for lunch, we ordered Korean BBQ tacos, which were spicy and flavorful with every bite. On the other hand, the butternut squash soup we had lacked taste and was underwhelming. 

4. Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine

Website Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine
Address912 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, United States
Contact Info+1 713-942-2321
HoursMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday: 11 AM to 9 PM

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Quality Food 4.8/5
Healthy Drinks4/5
Plant Forward3/5


  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Delicate almond rice
  • Heaven-like pita bread
  • Tender lamb shanks
  • Aromatic and appetizing appearance


  • Limited parking
  • Expensive
  • Salty meatballs
  • Dry spinach salad

At Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine, there wasn’t a lot of available parking behind the restaurant. So we recommend parking nearby on the main street. 

Outside, we were greeted by various delicious aromatic smells of Mediterranean flavors. The atmosphere was clean, relaxing, and casual inside Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine. 

Not only did the food look highly appetizing, but it was immaculately presented behind the counter. 

Here at Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine, you order down a line, they fill up your plate, and you pay at the end. By the way, they have both cold and warm selections for your side plates. 

At first, while we were in line, it seemed a little disorganized. While the pricing was expensive, we found the customer service fast and friendly, and the food was worth the price. 

We liked how they gave us large portions of food; one platter was enough for two people to share.

The lamb shank was tender and slid right off the bone. Their roasted cauliflower can be compared to crispy, peppery hash browns. 

Moreover, the almond rice had delicate flavoring with little bursts of sweetness. We think this is due to their use of craisins. 

The baba ganoush was a little more lemony than we usually like. Still, it was well-blended and had a soft consistency. 

Furthermore, their pita bread was soft, delicious, sweet, and melted in our mouths. 

However, something we did not like was the meatballs. A few of them were orange and drowning in seasonings and salt. 

Also, the spinach salad had too much feta in it. The overwhelming usage of feta gave the spinach salad dry consistency. 

By the way, they also offer a variety of baklava for dessert. The ones we had were both sweet and buttery.


Related topics