Katy Magazine's Top Food Picks for 2018

We've scoured the menus of Katy's best restaurants and found some of the top must-try dishes for the most mouth-watering breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in Katy. 

KATY MAGAZINE | JULY 2018 

Ashley Lancaster

 

BREAKFAST
 

California Bacon Bear's Benedict

Black Bear Diner 
24460 Katy Fwy. 

 

This popular, California-based chain has tracked its way through the wilderness and into Katy's restaurant scene, and the Bear's Benedict is a perfect introduction. Perfect Hollandaise tops fresh avocado, spinach, grilled tomatoes, thick Hickory and Applewood-smoked bacon, two poached eggs, all resting on a split English muffin, and two sides. 


Turkey, Grapes, & Brie Crepe
Sweet Paris Creperie

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. 

 

This brand new breakfast gem in LaCenterra offers up great food for any time of the day, but as the name suggests, their passion is creative crepes. Sweet or savory can be found on the menu, but we recommend the Turkey Grapes, and Brie - which gives a little of both. It comes with roasted turkey french brie, red grapes, spring mix, walnuts, and dijon mustard vinaigrette.

 

Greek Omelette
Snappy's
5803 Highway Blvd. 

 

Snappy's has been wildly popular with Katy locals and newcomers alike with down-home breakfasts and lunches for over 15 years. The owners hail from a small town in Greece, so it goes without saying that their Greek-inspired dishes can't be beat. For breakfast, try the massive Greek omelette. Four large eggs make the base for gyro meat and tomatoes, topped with cheese and Tzatsiki sauce with your choice of pita break or a biscuit. 

 

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes 
Snooze: An A.M. Eatery 
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. 

 

Sometimes, you just need to satisfy your sweet tooth. Snooze does some really cool things like offer free coffee while you wait for a table, but we love what they can do with a pancake! Our fave is the Pineapple Upside Down. Pancake batter is loaded up with caramelized chunks of pineapple and topped with housemaid vanilla butter anglaise and cinnamon butter. 
 

 

LUNCH 
Tacos de Cochinita Pibil 

Las Alamedas Mexican Restaurant
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. 


Take a break from shopping on the patio of Las Alamedas in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. We recommend this taco dish with shredded pork tenderloin simmered in achiote sauce, wrapped in corn tortillas, topped with marinated red onion, charro or refried beans and Rice.

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Slovaki
Zeus Cafe
550 Katy Fort Bend Rd. 

 

Harness the power of Olympus with a healthy, flavorful, protein-packed lunch. The slovaki is two skewers of juicy, fresh, marinated chicken served with grilled veggies.

 

 

Shrimp & Grain Salad 
Whiskey Cake

23139 Grand Circle Blvd. 

 

A little bit of everything you love all tossed in a citrus ginger vinaigrette. Gulf coast shrimp provides the protein, and is mixed in with chopped Granny Smith apples, carrots, and freeken kamut over a bed of fresh kale. 

 

 

 

Sushi Burrito

U-Maki Sushi Burrito

98 W. Grand Pkwy S. 
 

 

For those sushi lovers who are chopstick-challenged...worry no more! U-Maki sushi burritos give you the power to base (either a bowl, burrito or salad), a protein, then add your sauces and veggies to a grab-n-go sushi lunch. 

 

 

Spicy Tenderloin Beef Tacos
The Local Table
22756 Westheimer Pkwy. 

 

 

Perfectly portioned and satisfying for a light lunch with friends! Delicate strips of beef tenderloin are wrapped in a flower tortilla and garnished with a little kick of heat from their honey habanero aioli slaw. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chengdu Grilled Sliced Fish

Tiger Noodle House
21977 Katy Fwy. 

1721 Spring Green Blvd.

 

Katy foodies positively rave over the food at Tiger Noodle House, and it's no surprise why. The Chengdu Grilled Fish is packed with flavor from more than 20 Chinese herbs, comes in a huge portion for a great price, and tops fresh, grilled veggies. 

 

DINNER

Eggplant Parmesan 
Drix Restaurant & Lounge
1850 S. Mason Rd. 

 

Drix is a win, no matter what atmosphere you're looking for. With a play area for families and a designated adults-only section, you can do date night or family night any day of the week. One of their most popular dishes is the eggplant paremesan - two enourmous slabs of fresh eggplant lightly breaded and fried, and topped with both a tomato-based and a cream-based sauce. It comes with mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, and a side salad for a mere $12.  Add a cheap cocktail too - they have a great happy hour every day from 4-7. 

Edgar's Ceviche 
Azul Seafood
21945 Katy Fwy. 

 

This Asian-Spanish fusion gem on Mason Road is fast becoming famous for surprising and delicious off-the-wall recipes. Try Edgar's Ceviche, with 24-hour lime-cured shrimp, blue crab, tomato, avocado, cilantro, and wonton chips. 

 


 

 

 

Bobotie
Peli Peli 
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd

 

Peli Peli delivers South African fusion cuisine mixed with a little Texas attitude, but is committed to celebrating food from every corner of the globe. The bobotie is literally a melting pot of South African, Indian, English, Dutch, and French specialties. Sink your fork into a base of curried mince beef, carrot bredie, pastry crust, and tangy mango chutney drizzled on top. 

 

 

Pepper Twins Chicken
Pepper Twins Restaurant

1315 West Grand Pkwy. 

 

Did you know that the founder of Pepper Twins was once a cancer research doctor? That means that you can enjoy the authentic, Sichuan flavors you love without the harmful GMO's and additives. We recommend the namesake, Pepper Twins Chicken with fresh Thai peppers, green peppercorn important from Owner Chef Yang's hometown, and clean, organic Spring mountain chicken.

 

 

 

Osso Bucco DiCapretto
Sapore Ristorante

6734 Westheimer Lakes N. Dr. 

 

 

"Sapore" in Italian means flavor, and flavor comes in spade with their Osso Bucco chef specialty. Slow-roasted lamb shank, carrots, onions, mushrooms, and celery served over a bed of delicious mushroom risotto.  

 

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