If you’re interested in eating great cuisine while supporting local businesses, look no further than the Third Ward. With a collection of savory, sweet and vegan options — there’s something for everyone to dig in to without even leaving the neighborhood. Here’s some of the best restaurants the Third Ward has to offer:
Customers have commended this Third Ward bakery for its insanely delicious and homemade stuffed cupcakes, cookies and brownies that are available in vegan, non-vegan and gluten free options. Try the “Cookie Minaj” or the vegan Oreo cupcake if you get the chance! Currently, the business accepts online pre-orders for curbside pickup and walk-ins.
2. Frenchy’s Chicken
What wonderful thing is there to say about Frenchy’s that hasn’t already been said? This fried chicken-based establishment is a staple of both Houston and the Third Ward. Even iconic Houston-native celebrities like Beyoncé and Travis Scott have recommended the restaurant. Try the Creole Sampler to brighten your day.
3. Soul Food Vegan
With a mission to end food deserts while offering delicious, nutritious and plant-based meals to the Third Ward, Soul Food Vegan has become a huge hit in the area over the last five years. They’ve got plenty of classic southern and Cajun comfort food options like po’boys, boudin balls, burgers and more — and it’s all vegan too!
4. Cream Burger
For a delicious burger and a tasty milkshake at a price that’s even sweeter, Cream Burger is a must visit burger spot that’s right near the UH campus. The same family has run the shack since 1961. The name comes from its famously good burgers and milkshakes. French fries, hot dogs and frito pies can also be found on the menu.
5. STUFF’d Wings
Stuffed. Chicken. Wings. Need I say more? The restaurant’s chicken wings that can be stuffed with dirty rice, boudin, seafood boudin and mac and cheese are just one reason why customers keep coming back for more. Try an order of eight seafood stuff’d wings for an amazing meal.
6. Houston This Is It Soul Food
This Is It is one of the city’s oldest soul food restaurants — and one of the most iconic ones at that. Their slogan “where every meal gives you a Sunday feel” couldn’t be more true. Try the Ox Tails Plate with sides of mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, rice and gravy, and two pieces of cornbread. Don’t forget to order their banana pudding to finish it off!