We’ve compiled some of the TEam’s favorites for those of you new to town or if you just want some new places to try that won’t break the bank.
Barnaby’s & Baby Barnaby’s – several coaches named this Montrose duo as a favorite. Baby Barnaby’s has incredible breakfast and everything at Barnaby’s, from the burgers to the veggie lasagna, is delicious and guaranteed to give you lunch for the next day.
Udipi Café – vegetarian Indian food on Hillcroft with a flavor all its own. The lunch buffet is really good and really cheap. And Jaclyn says they give a teacher discount!
Avalon Diner – Elisa spoke up for this fantastic breakfast spot on Westheimer near Kirby for classic American diner food. Part of the charm is the not-super-nice staff and getting to eat at the diner counter. 2417 Westheimer
Mai’s – a Vietnamese restaurant on Milam, it’s the go-to Vietnamese spot for many Houstonians.
Torchy’s Tacos – this taco joint, currently with 2 locations in River Oaks and Rice, is an Austin-import that is already a favorite for many on the TEam, including Logan and Emily.
Hickory Hollow – Best known for their Texas-style barbecue and enormous chicken fried steak, this could be a great introduction to Texas, if you’re new in town. It’s in the Heights area.
Fadi’s – At least once a week, someone on the TEam makes a lunch run to this Mediterranean favorite. It only makes the cheap list because the portions are so enormous you can easily share. Ashley and Daya are big fans!
100% Taquito – an authentic Mexico City-style taqueria located centrally right off 59. Super cheap and everything is delicious.
Les Givrals Sandwich and Café – Calvin and others vouch for this great Banh Mi shop on Travis.
The Hobbit Café – Come on, it’s based on the Hobbit! For over 40 years it has kept folks coming back – great place for vegetarian options, fresh fruit smoothies, and patio-sitting under the oak tree.
Do you agree with our Top 10? What are other great ‘cheap eats’ in Houston?