Yesterday the hubby and I drove to Houston to work on a film with Rice University Art Gallery. After a 30 minute traffic delay cause by a car fire, we arrived at Rice just in time to document the work of Artist Joel Shapiro. The opening was great, with a big crowd of familiar Houston faces. Afterwards, Mark and I decided to have dinner at Baba Yega, a cozy cafe named after a Slavic Witch that came highly recommended by a Rice Gallery Staff Member for its vegetarian options. There must have been some big event going on, because we almost couldn’t find parking. Luckily Baba Yega and surrounding businesses share a large parking lot for customers only. Our second stroke of luck came when we realized that all the Vegetarian options were only $6! Every Thursday after 4pm in Houston, Baba Yega calls out to all the cheap Vegetarians near and far to enjoy hearty American food at it’s best. Our waiter was very nice about answering my questions regarding how to make the vegetarian options vegan. Some of the meat substitutes are vegan-freindly, such as Gimmie lean, which is used to make their meat loaf. You just have to watch out for the butter, cheese and mayo that comes on every dish. Such as the butter in the mashed potatoes and veggies above. I substituted the basil mayo on my Portabella Sandwich for basil vinaigrette and loved it. The fries were crispy and delicious and the sandwich was filling, but not heavy. Mark loved his vegetarian fare as well. Our plates were clean when we left, with no room for dessert. If you’re in Houston on any day I recommend Baba Yega, but if you’re cheap try to make it there on a Thursday evening. Our bill was only $12.99!
This weekend is my little hubby Mark’s 26th Birthday. I can’t believe I’ve known the guy for 9 years now! We’re planning on having a little party with friends, and a family celebration on Sunday. Yes, Super Bowl Sunday. The only reason Sunday is Super is because it’s my guys Birthday. Have a wonderful Friday!
I’ve long been a fan of Baba Yega. They shared this post on their facebook, which is how I found you, and also reminded me of their Vegetarian Thursdays. I think we may need to get takeout tonight! Your blog looks great, very helpful.
Do you have other Houston reviews? I don’t get to San Antonio all that often these days, but will definitely be making a note of some of the spots you reviewed.
If you need suggestions for other veggie-friendly places in Houston, let me know. :)
Hi Amanda, thanks for visiting! We travel to Houston often for work and I have a couple Restaurant Reviews in my archives: https://veggieangie.wordpress.com/category/travel-restaurant-reviews. I would recommend Tacos A Go-Go, Field of Greens, Thai Pepper, and Red Curry Thai & Sushi near the George Bush Airport. We’ll be back in Houston next month, so I’ll be sure to review new places!