Indian restaurants like Palette Indian Kitchen offer many flavorful vegetarian dishes

Featured Restaurants for Vegetarians in The Woodlands

Scratchmade salads and salad-stuffed sandwiches that exceed expectations

Bread Zeppelin

🥇 Best Sandwiches
CityPlace has a hot new spot for picking up a quick, satisfying lunch or convenient dinner. Called Bread Zeppelin, the concept tosses high-quality, fresh ingredients with a plethora of homemade dressings to create a satisfying salad. But that’s just the start: The staff then (optionally) stuffs the made-to-order salad into a cored-out BreadMan Baking French baguette. The result is surprisingly delicious; the crunch of the baguette, just enough of the soft, pillowy bread, and a cool, fresh flavorful salad all in one bite. It’s the best of a salad combined with the best of a sandwich, all in one. We sampled several of their signature creations, and were particularly ┬áimpressed by the NOLA (Fried Shrimp, tomato, red onion, pickles, provolone, iceberg, remoulade) and the Plymouth Rock (roasted turkey, cranberries, beets, blue cheese, caramelized pecans, spring mix, cranberry poppyseed dressing).

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$ and $$ | Salads and Sandwiches
Catering, Good for Vegetarians, and Outdoor Dining

1700 City Plaza Dr #100 | Spring 77389
346-336-3001
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Superlative Thai cuisine in a jewel-like strip-center setting

Charm Thai Bistro

­čîč ÔÇö Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Asian
🥇 Best Thai

A wide variety of expertly crafted Thai dishes is on the menu at Charm Thai Bistro, and we were impressed with every single one we sampled. From the cool, tangy, refreshing Som Tum (papaya salad) to the delightfully complex Tom Kha (coconut soup) to the soulfully rich Panang Curry, we were blown away by the obvious care that went into every dish. Even the de rigueur Pad Thai was the best we’ve found ’round these parts.┬áChef Adam Gorelick is not a native of Thailand, but you’d never know by the food that flows from his talented kitchen. Modern, comfortable setting, featuring artifacts imported from Thailand, and a huge mural of a Thai lion overseeing the dining room. Service is warm, friendly and professional.

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$$ | Thai
Good for Vegetarians and HRW2021

2203 Spring Steubner Rd #100 | Spring 77389
281-516-5555
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Elevated Vietnamese Cuisine

EAD Vietnamese Restaurant

­čîč ÔÇö Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Asian
🥇 Best Vietnamese

This hidden gem is an offshoot of Huynh, one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Houston, so we were excited to hear of its opening. Upon visiting, our high expectations were exceeded.

Soups are superb; the pho is rich and flavorful, and the chicken wonton is light years ahead of what you’ll find at a typical Chinese spot. But don’t miss the plated entrees; they are created with an eye to bold flavors and careful attention to detail.

The space is large, bright, and airy, with a sleek modern design. It’s quickly become our preferred Vietnamese destination in the Woodlands area.

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$$ | Vietnamese
Good for Vegetarians

17947 Interstate 45 S | Shenandoah 77385
281-651-2208
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Enticing Asian fusion in a cozy, family-run nook.

Fu Manchung

🌟🌟 — Among the best restaurants in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Asian
🥇 Best Vietnamese

Delightfully quirky family-run Asian fusion spot with an enticing slate of unique and memorable dishes. These family recipes surprise and delight; highlights are the deep, rich pho, surprising noodle dishes, superb curry, and a slate of tasty and clever appetizers. Don’t skip the beverages; Caf├ę Su Da and Thai Milk Tea are both among the best we’ve sampled.

Calling the staff friendly does them a disservice; Paul and his team are incredibly personable and charming. Service is professional, with a delightfully personal touch. The setting is cozy, comfortable and spotless.

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$ and $$ | Vietnamese
Good for Vegetarians

3416 FM 2920 Suite 210 | Spring 77388
832-791-5873
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Artistic Charcuterie Boxes

Grazeables

Grazeables isn’t a restaurant, but rather a creator of artistic, delicious charcuterie and grazing boxes. A typical Grazeable contains interesting cheeses, savory meats, crackers, nuts, fruits, veggies, dips, spreads, chocolates, and more. The components are hand selected by owner Amy Martinez, and assembled in a commercial kitchen off Sawdust road.

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$$ and $$$ | Charcuterie
Catering and Good for Vegetarians

25275 Budde Rd Suite 4B | Spring 77380
281-797-0262
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Fresh and Healthy

Herb & Beet

🥇 Best Salad

Garden fresh salads, hefty sandwiches, and well conceived appetizers (try the avocado beet toast) are the draw at this Sawdust area restaurant featuring healthy ingredients from local sources. The modern, inviting room is a relaxing space to enjoy. Fast and friendly counter service makes it a perfect spot for a quick lunch.

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$$ | American, BBQ, Salads, and Sandwiches
Good for Vegetarians and Outdoor Dining

448 Sawdust Road | The Woodlands 77380
at Budde
832-791-2338
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Lovers of Mediterranean cuisine have been frequenting this family run cafe, now in its second, larger location. A broad menu stretches from Greece to Lebanon, with favorites from both cultures well represented. We’re particularly fond of the rich, lush lamb stew, the flavorful schwarma (similar to a gyro), delicious housemade hummus and the bright, tasty tabouli. If you’re in the mood for something out of the ordinary, Lama is a great option.

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$$ | Greek and Lebanese
Good for Vegetarians and Outdoor Dining

1644 Research Forest Dr #100 | Shenandoah 77381
281-292-5262
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Family run Vietnamese restaurant tucked away in Panther Creek

Lucky Cafe

🥈 Recommended Sandwich
🥈 Recommended Vietnamese

Panther Creek Families have been visiting Lucky Cafe for years. This small restaurant, tucked away on Glen Loch, serves up satisfying pho, savory banh mi, and a variety of other Vietnamese specialties. A selection of Americanized Chinese dishes are also provided for the less adventurous.

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$ and $$ | Vietnamese
Good for Vegetarians

27120 Glen Loch Dr | The Woodlands 77381
281-298-2211
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Traditional Indian cuisine, Indian fast food, and more

Namaste Indian Cuisine

🥈 Recommended Indian

Namaste offers solid versions of all your favorite traditional Indian dishes. From Chicken Tikka Masala to Saag Paneer to Naan. Namaste specializes in chaat (Indian Fast food) while also dabbling in some southern Indian dishes and fusion foods, which combine more than one type of cuisine. They have an extensive Indochinese offering, too.

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$$ | Indian
Good for Vegetarians

202 Sawdust Rd Suite 115 | Spring 77380
832-299-6476
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Sophisticated Indian cuisine in a cozy family-run setting

Palette Indian Kitchen

🌟🌟 — Among the best restaurants in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Indian

Discerning foodies looking for a great Indian restaurant now have a solid local destination. Palette Indian Kitchen creates remarkably complex, subtly spiced dishes that will please the most demanding palate. From the scrumptious Chicken Popsicles, with their lush garlic lemon creme sauce, to the savory Lamb Seekh Kabob, boldly aromatic, herbal, moist and incredibly flavorful, there is a lot to love on the expansive menu. Surprises abound; we were tickled by the gently sweet Peshwari Naan (baked in the tandoori oven with coconut, nuts, and hints of cherry) and the Goan Shrimp Curry, a subtle curry with plump, beautifully cooked shrimp and layer upon layer of flavor. Don’t let the casual strip-center location fool you; this is a serious kitchen with serious food.

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$$ | Indian
Good for Vegetarians, Outdoor Dining, and Private Room

3559 Rayford Rd Suite 200 | Spring 77386
281-362-5999
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Raising the bar for dining in the Woodlands

TRIS

🌟🌟🌟🌟 — Among the best restaurants in Texas.

🥇 Best American
🥇 Best Burger
🥇 Best Happy Hour
🥇 Best Seafood
🥇 Best Steak

Chef-driven restaurants are rare in The Woodlands, but Chef Austin Simmons demonstrates how successful they can be. Formerly known as Hubbell & Hudson Bistro, TRIS features innovative cuisine, and everything from the outstanding burgers to the most elaborate entree shows the kind of attention to detail that is the hallmark of a great restaurant.

Not only does Tris butcher their own beef, but they’ve created their own hybrid breed of cattle (Gyulais, a wagyu/charolais hybrid) that meets the chef’s exacting standards.. Chef Austin has the uncanny knack of combining diverse and unique ingredients into dishes that surprise and delight, while maintaining the integrity of the cuisine.

Steaks are a strength; from USDA prime to Texas wagyu to their own Gyulais herd to Japanese A5 (Miyazaki) for the true connoisseur. Each is cooked with the technique that will bring out the unique flavor of the breed and cut of beef.┬áSeafood is another specialty, and it’s handled superbly. A deep dive into the appetizers can bring great rewards, from the now-iconic Korean butter-poached crab to the ethereal hamachi sashimi.

Many establishments slip a notch when the name on the door isn’t in the house, but not Tris; Simmons has created a well oiled machine. Chef Courtney helms the kitchen in the maestro’s absence, and we can’t detect any difference at all. That is the mark of an outstanding organization, and Tris exemplifies just how good a restaurant can be with a great team and a creative genius at the helm.

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$$$ and $$$$ | American, Burgers, Seafood, and Steaks
Catering, Full Bar, Good for Vegetarians, Happy Hour, HRW2020, HRW2021, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, and Upscale

24 Waterway Avenue | The Woodlands 77380
281-203-5641
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All Restaurants for Vegetarians in the Woodlands

Bellagreen $$ American   Research East
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Bread Zeppelin $ and $$ Salads and Sandwiches   CityPlace and Outside the Bubble: Spring
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Charm Thai Bistro $$ Thai   Outside the Bubble: Spring
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Curry Masala $$ Indian   Rayford Road
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EAD Vietnamese Restaurant $$ Vietnamese   I-45 Corridor
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Flower Child $$ American and Salads   Market Street
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Fu Manchung $ and $$ Vietnamese   Outside the Bubble: Spring
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Grazeables $$ and $$$ Charcuterie   Sawdust
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Herb & Beet $$ American, BBQ, Salads, and Sandwiches   Sawdust
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Hyderabad House $$ Indian   Sawdust
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Lama Mediterranean Cuisine $$ Greek and Lebanese   Research East
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Lucky Cafe $ and $$ Vietnamese   Panther Creek
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Namaste Indian Cuisine $$ Indian   Sawdust
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Palette Indian Kitchen $$ Indian   Rayford Road
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Sitar Cuisine of India $$ Indian   I-45 Corridor
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Ta’bleyah Mediterranean Cuisine $$ Mediterranean  
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Thai Cottage $$ Thai   College Park
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TRIS $$$ and $$$$ American, Burgers, Seafood, and Steaks   Waterway
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True Food Kitchen $$ American   Market Street
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