How we heard about it.
We Googled vegan restaurants near me and from there, hour trip into the city of Houston. Bruh, that’s a loooong ride to TRY some vegan food but it is BLACK-owned so we figured, let’s go for it.
It is located directly across from the Texas Southern University, TSU campus. That location added authenticity to an establishment that needed NONE. The eatery is BLACK-owned so a location adjacent to a historically BLACK university was special in my heart. It’s already vegan, the university is rich with our history & teachings PLUS the meals are educational. We are learning tidbits of knowledge on how good vegan is SUPPOSED to taste and how HEALTHY we can eat. I learned and my Queen was inspired to go home and bust out a new recipe on dem kids.
What we ordered
Down Home Burger – I have NO idea how it tasted sooooo much BETTER than a GREAT beef burger. Wow. The outside of the “meat” had a crisp skin and I heard the individual *crunch* snap with each bite. The vegetables were NOT overpowering or overpacked. The buns had a sweetbread kick.
Cauli Nuggets (appetizer) – I was looking for some sogginess here. I was happy I didn’t find it. We ordered the Buffalo flavored and yes, they definitely had a little HEAT to them. It wasn’t enough to make your nose run or anything but it sure kicked.
Boudin Balls (appetizer) – Again, the theme here is crunch. That initial *CRUNCH* sound is more than an effect, it is a way of cooking. Then, the rice was seasoned well, wasn’t clumpy, GURL. 🤜🏾🤛🏾Yes, that line of sauce added some zing!
Greens (side dish) – Solid. Bad greens have a mushy, stringy, texture; these were firm to the last bite.
Mac-N-Cheese (side dish) – Don’t come hoping for the sweet cheese stuff. Noooope, this looked and tasted like the real macaroni and cheese of family reunions in the deep South.
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