A Moveable Feast Restauarant & Store

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 9 reviews )

9341 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas, USA, 77024

Health food store with cafe that's non-veg but includes vegetarian dishes. Has Wi-Fi. Store stocks herbal tea, bulk herbs, nutritional vitamins and supplements, frozen and dried food, and more. Established since 1971. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Reviews (9)

First Review by aledogma

Worth Giving a Try (Again) - Edit

I have frequented A Moveable Feast since the mid-80's and have watched it morph. When they moved to Echo Lane it seemed to change and I wasn't compelled to drive out to see them. I've gone a couple of times in the last 10 years. Today I went and was pleasantly surprised with a renewed menu and the return of the "Happy Burger" which was a staple any years ago. Actually, I used to go once a week to get their Happy Burgers when they were in the Montrose area. The food was fresh and delicious. I also had a juice which was equally good. Yes, this restaurant serves meat too but is heavy on vegetarian and vegan dishes. I would definitely recommend it.

Pros: Fresh, New menu items, Lots of veg options

Cons: Serves meat

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The soy cheese is NOT VEGAN - Edit

I asked to see what soy cheese they used, because it tasted extremely like dairy cheese. I looked at the ingredient list for 2 seconds and saw that there is milk in it. Its a soy cheese by the brand Soy Kaas. I talked to the owner/manager and informed her, she didn't seem to care at all that her displayed misleading "vegan cheese" is not vegan. such a shame, because I really liked this place.

1 Response

A Moveable Feast 07 Jul 2016 - The soy cheese has been removed from the menu due to it's casein content. It has been replaced with Follow Your Heart American Vegan Cheese. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We would love to have you visit us again!  

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Yum! - Edit

Great location for us suburbanites and my daughter loves the vegan quesadillas. Lost of options because they will use vegan cheese on anything if you ask. Unfortunately the place has been under new management since my original review. I've been avoiding it lately as the staff is much less friendly and less accommodating. Good place to meet your non-vegan friends for meals because they have options too.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday August 13, 2013

Pros: Excellent, freshly made food, Good sized portions

Cons: Decor could use some sprucing up., Unfriendly staff

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I absolutely love this place! - Edit

This is my go-to place for well prepared, healthy fare. The southwest caesar salad is awesome, and the enchiladas are better than any Mexican joint around. You don't have that thirsty feeling all night after eating their enchiladas. There is a flourless chocolate cake that's to die for! The gluten free carrot muffins are one of my favorites.

There's a health food store attached to the restaurant that has lots of items you won't find other places. The atmosphere is totally laid back. Even found a gluten free beer there. Friendly staff, free wi-fi and there's a book/magazine table for sharing. Highly recommend.

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Not a fan - Edit

I wasn't convinced their vegetarian chili was vegetarian at all. Could of saved $5 & made a better quality veggie burger myself. I will say their soups were very good (large portions), satisfying.

Pros: quick service

Cons: not so friendly staff, expired store products, over priced

1 Response

A Moveable Feast 01 Mar 2016 - Fast forward to 2016. The business changed ownership in 2013. Our vegetarian chili is indeed vegan and has won numerous awards! We are launching a new house made veggie burger that is outstanding. Please come try us again.  

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cool name, but not at all vegetarian - Edit

I tried very hard to find this place, when i did i wqas sorry i did, its like a health food store chock full of expired products with a restaraunt that by no means should even be identified as a vegetarian one. Unless the term vegetarian is now so loose as it allows for the eating of buffalo, yes, i said buffalo.I didn't eat there for fear of beef stock or chicken fat in any type of sauce, or rennet in the cheese. Not wanting to break my no red meat streak that i like to uphold i wouldn't step foot in there again.

Pros: cool name

Cons: buffalo!, beef?!?

1 Response

A Moveable Feast 01 Mar 2016 - The business changed hands in 2013 and has since made vast improvements. We do cater to both vegetarians and carnivores.  

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Disappointing Fajitas - Edit

I know a lot of people who like this place, but I was so disappointed with this restaurant. In a town with many good vegetarian/veg friendly restaurants, like Hobbit Cafe, Pepper Tree, Field of Greens, etc., I was expecting more than unseasoned, undercooked tofu. To be honest, it's just insulting. We ate there around 8:00 pm on Saturday night, and it was pretty deserted, so maybe it's not their best time. But they don't close until 9:00, so there was no reason to be so unfriendly.

I had the Vegetarian Fajitas w/ Tofu, and while the black beans and rice were fine and the pico de gallo was fresh and tasty, the tofu was JIGGLY and completely UNSEASONED. I was shocked, especially since they describe themselves as "Healthy/Vegetarian, Tex-Mex." "Tex-Mex" implies, oh, SPICES or something.

When my husband consulted with the person who took our order about this, as well as the miserly amount of mushrooms in his Portobello Fajitas (maybe 1/8 of a finely chopped mushroom cap was hiding in a sea of green pepper strips), he was told "they always cook it this way."

The counter service was sullen and unfriendly, and an unpleasant smell of vitamins from their retail area pervades the dining room. There were no "comment cards" available for the comment box...the rack was empty. Frankly, we felt uncomfortable, as if we were inconveniencing the staff in some way. There were 3 other groups there when we arrived.

Green tea and tofu may be healthy, but I can get the same thing for the same price at Hobbit Cafe with flavor, music, and a smile.

Review by Stormy

Pros: healthy food, desserts looked appealing

Cons: lacked seasoning, staff was sullen and unfriendly, miserly amount of portobello in fajitas

1 Response

A Moveable Feast 01 Mar 2016 - The business changed hands in 2013 and has since made improvements. Sorry for your poor experience years ago.  

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pretty good! - Edit

-the vegetarian chilli is awesome but is probably not very healthy. it tastes quite rich..like it reminds me of those thick buttery soups from la madeleine.
-i have tried the lasagna and it tastes like it is made with tofu shirataki or something? i don't know-they were kind of watery and bland. -desserts are sooo yummy, especially the lemon squares!!
-i don't think the majority of the items on the menu are healthy/low fat so i only eat there once in awhile.
-the greek salad dressing is good!
-i used to eat here like once a week when i wasn't too into my now "healthy low fat mostly greens 95% vegan diet" and whenever i would get takeout they would always forget to put things in and i guess it's my fault too since i didn't make sure, but almost everytime if i didn't remind them something would be missing!
-most meals are around $10-15 if you get a dessert

Pros: less than 10 mins away, good veg chilli, fairly big portions

Cons: not that healthy, forgetful staff

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One of my favs - Edit

It's a health food store?
It's a restaurant that meat eaters, health freaks, and vegans can all enjoy?
In Houston, no less?
I love the place - walk in, go to the left, stock up on healthy, vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic, and/or organic fare. They sell food, herbs, drinks, snacks, health & beauty products & supplements in a compact but easy to navigate shop.
Go to the right, and hit the restaurant. The offerings vary from vegan, to organic, locally grown meat meals.
As a vegetarian, I am partial to the seasonal gazpacho soup, the vegetarian lasagna (can also be made vegan with a simple request) and the hummingbird food cake.
I have brought many a meat eater/non-believer to eat here and have yet to have any one leave hungry or dissatisfied.
It feels homey - like you're hanging out in your quirky aunt's farmhouse.
The atmosphere is relaxed, and prices are reasonable for the area. (Memorial HS is within walking distance.)
One of my favorite go-to restaurants the food never fails to please. I've been eating there often since 2001 and have never had a bad experience.

Pros: food/portions, selection, shop on premises

Cons: can't think of one!

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