Houston >Food & Dining > Hungry's Cafe & Bistro
2356 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX | Directions 7700529.717827 -95.413678
Neighborhoods: South Central, University Place
Great Salads, Fresh Local Ingredients – Really tasty fresh food. Quick service. I just found out that they get their produce from local farmers markets. Very cool. The drinks from the bar where really good as well. Another new find. That they even served cocktails. I had watermelon mojito. YUmm! My friend got the liquor fresh fruit infusion. Some pineapple vanilla bean something. She really like it a lot. The brunch is good. I recommend the Eggs Florentine. I order delivery often from them since I live near and like the variety available. They just opened up a Bar/ Lounge next door to Memorial called NEXTDOOR. Really neat interior. There is wine bottles set into the floor that lit up and big glass garage doors. I walked over after brunch and watched the rest of the football game on their multiple crazy big flatscreens. Good job Hungry's. We needed something like this in our neighborhood!
Bland with Poor Service – I have heard great things about the healthy and good food at this restaurant, so I was eager to try the West side location on Memorial. We ordered buffalo wings, a turkey focaccia bread sandwich, and trio salad which included the crab salad, fruit salad, and chicken salad. Seating was quick, and we ordered beverages. Ten minutes later we were asked what we chose to drink. My choice, the black current iced tea, was no longer served. But it was still on the menu! Glasses were huge and we did not get a straw. The food took over 30 min. to arrive and the appetizer came out with the meal. The plates were so large they did not fit on our table for two. The wings were bland and limp. The sandwich was okay, but without much flavor. The crab and chicken salads were heavy and were not well seasoned. The fruit salad was one pineapple chunk, a quarter of a strawberry, two grapes and lots of melon which was dry. It appeared to have been sitting out for a while. It was lukewarm, not cold. We asked for to go boxes. These arrived 20 minutes after asking for them, along with a beverage we asked for earlier, and the check. Service was extremely slow. The waiter did not seem to care, as he stood around the front of the restaurant talking with other servers for much of our waiting time. I will not go back. I do not see what people have found so great. It may be healthy, but there are no nutrition charts to see exactly how many carbs or grams of sodium are in each item. I am on a diet for a chronic health condition and hoped to find a good restaurant I can frequent. Sorry to say this one isn't even close..
Ok – I wasn't really pleased with this place. They do have really healthy food for an ok price. The pita bread is really yummy I must say. They have some of the best carrot cake I have ever had in my entire life...and that is totally an understatement. If it weren't for the carrot cake I don't really think I would care too much about this place. It is really cute and they have a really wide variety of things on their menu, most of which I find a little bland and I have to add salt and pepper. There are better places to eat in Houston, or just cook at home.
Good healthy food – Heard about this place through a few co-workers, so went to try it out with a friend for lunch. Food was tasty and fresh and filling. The place gets crowded fast so be sure to get there early! I would recommend it for a fancier lunch.
Restaurant and catering company serving and delivering eclectic and health-conscious food. – In Short
Despite its art-deco facade and chic decor, Hungry's is cozy and welcomes a varied clientele. Since 1975, everyone from business lunchers to Rice students have come for the diverse menu and reasonable prices. Soup and salad or sandwich combos are perfect for lunch. Burgers and bistro salads are complemented by Greek and Mediterranean entrees (hummus, gyros and kabob plates) and Southwestern pasta and chicken dishes.
Delicious Pitas and Orzo – Every time I visit, I order the same thing: tuna salad pita with orzo. The tuna is low fat and packed with flavor. The pita is stuffed with shredded lettuce and juicy tomatoes. I would love to have the orzo salad recipe; haven't tasted anything like it anywhere else. Also, Anthony has waited on me a few times, both table-side and at the counter. He is just darling?so friendly and charming. I hope he sticks around for while.
Best healthy flavorful fresh food! – I am a healthy eater and was pleasantly surprised when I came across this little Gem in the Rice area. It is perfect for lunching with your lady friends or a cute brunch with your significant other. I've tasted most of the healthy options and they all taste wonderful, almost like they wouldn't be healthy. Look for the cute little heart next to the menu item, that means it's healthy. Oh,..and you can order catering to be delivered. I love to order for myself and office associates.
Great Cafe – The food here is great and I have not been dissappointed yet. Recommend coming at dinner if you want a quiet meal, it can get packed at lunch, (and what is with ordering at the counter????). All in all a terrific little place to go. Definetly give it a try!!
Love this place – What a hideaway in the village! If you are looking for a great meal at a good price then this is the place. The waitstaff as as friendly as could be and you can see why Hungry's has been such a neighborhood treasure for so many years. You have to try the gyros pita, its one of the best in Houston. Manager was friendly and even came by to make sure everything was great, this is my saturday night getaway!
LOVE it! – I have been looking for a good "cafe" in Houston for some time now, and I've finally found it! The food here is fresh and flavorful. And a great value! The menu is broad so you can try something new every time you go (I have not yet been disappointed!). The atmosphere is great - relaxed and cozy (the patio outside is so nice after dark) Some people have complained about the service - I have only been a few times, but I have never had a problem. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant!
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