I love Green. Let me restate: I LOVE GREEN! I can't say enough good stuff about this place. Their food is excellent. Their staff is friendly. The new location in the Pearl Brewery is starting to get a lived-in feel, and the patio is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a meal when the weather is nice.
I recently moved from San Antonio, but while I lived there, I was a constant customer at Green. As in... every day. And I NEVER had a bad meal there. Ever. This place does veggie food RIGHT. Most of their food is actually vegan, or can be made vegan by switching Daiya for cheese and tofu for eggs (at breakfast).
A few of my favorites:
Avocado Tofu Benedict. Scrambled, delicious seasoned tofu on a toasted wheat bun with spicy chipotle mayo (all condiments and breads are vegan) and avocado, with a side of garlic hashbrowns. YUM.
Sesame chik'n. I don't like mushrooms. This dish makes me love them. Always get the kale salad as a side -- the Asian flavor of the soy sauce and apple cider vinegar (among other things) in their amazing homemade kale salad dressing is a perfect complement to the spicy sesame sauce. The coconut cilantro rice turns down the spicy temperature.
Chik'n fried steak. This fried wheatmeat is smothered in the most savory, delicious gravy anyone could dream of. The mashed potatoes are a house blend of regular and sweet potatoes, so smooth and creamy you'd never guess they're vegan.
Chopped BBQ sandwich. Amazing. If you don't like salt, though, you likely won't care for this, as it's a bit high on the sodium content. Makes perfect food coma-inducing indulgence if you add a side of their garlic salt-sprinkled homemade French fries.
Orange tofu. This is a new addition to their specials, and it's delicious, though VERY spicy (heavy on the red pepper flakes).
Buffalo tofu fingers. Yes, they're an appetizer, but can be a meal in themselves. Yum.
Their sweet tea changes daily, but my favorite flavors are the peach and the peach raspberry.
Their desserts are all vegan and all amazing. I recommend the s'more cookie or the candy bar cupcake if you like baked goods, but their soft serve soy ice cream is not to be missed.
The staff are friendly -- pretty much everyone knew me on sight and by name, knew my customer id number (for their dining rewards program - ask them about it!), and knew my usual order. In short, a meal at Green always felt like coming home.
Green is expanding to open a restaurant in Houston, as well.
Excellent food, Friendly staff understand vegan lifestyl, Neat location downtown (patio!)
Nothing! This place is the gold standard