Green Seed Vegan

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 39 reviews )
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4320 Almeda Rd, Houston, Texas, USA, 77004

Vegan restaurant and elixir bar serving plant-based meals. Makes sandwiches, vegan burgers, fries, sweet potato fries, raw food, smoothies and juices. Soy and gluten free. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-8:00pm. Call ahead before you go.

Categories: Vegan, American, Raw, Juice bar, Take-out, Catering

39 Reviews

First Review by rvasquez

yum - Edit

Everything was very interesting and delicious except the strawberry basil cupcake. We were not a fan

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Underwhelming - Edit

I have tried two of their burgers (cali, dirty birque), and the rockin tacos. It was good but it was nothing particularly special. Food is expensive for the portion sizes and I'm always hungry after eating here - I'm a small gal! The lady at the register has odd behaviors as well; twice I've been there, she was nice and we were chatting, another time, she didn't greet me, no smiles, and didn't respond to anything I was saying. Instead, she silently wrote down my order and went to the back. It was strange. It was middle of the day, not busy, so there's nothing that warranted her attitude. I have heard this from other people as well, that she is either very nice or is extremely unfriendly. Don't know what that's all about. Aside from that, the cauliflower bites and fries are good. But again, nothing over the top delicious as some people say. I don't think what you pay is worth the value of what you get. Wish they would increase their portion sizes, even a little bit! I'm definitely in the minority here and at times, I feel like i'm lying to myself about how good this place is because people hype it up so much. Maybe I need to try something else.

Pros: Good music, Healthy

Cons: Expensive, Small portions

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really nice - Edit

Had jackfruit burger and chilli fries and wheat grass pineapple juice. All really good.

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Fantastic - Edit

Lots of choice and delicious food. I tried a grilled sandwich, a juice, brownie, salad and side, everything very fresh and tasty, they also use vegan cheese which is a bonus.

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Yum! - Edit

Came here today while on a quick trip with my family and we all loved it! My stepdad (who has never eaten vegan before) was sketchy about the food but ended up really liking it. Staff was nice and friendly, atmosphere was nice aswell.

Pros: Food, Staff, Cute place

Cons: a liiiitle too warm imo

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Delicious! - Edit

This place had great service and the food was amazing!

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Great Spot for a Healthy Meal - Edit

Green Seed Vegan is very nondescript from the outside. I didn't even think they were open. However, once inside, the space is small but welcoming with a nice vibe.
They offer a decent selection of raw foods as well as cooked, with fresh juices, smoothies, and desserts. The prices are reasonable for this style food. I had a delicious Notyo Salad with raw sunflower chorizo. It was super tasty, although not as filling as I had hoped...mostly microgreens, a decent amount of avocado, but not a lot of the sunflower chorizo. The cashew cream on top was pretty tasty. The juices are pre-bottled, but I think they are made onsite. I got a salted caramel cupcake to go. At first it seemed a little hard, like it might have been a bit stale, but it was actually really good.
I will definitely try to hit up Green Seed the next time I am in Houston. I will probably try a panini...the Tosh with maple garbanzo tempeh and grilled plantains sounds super tasty.

Pros: All vegan menu, Healthy Options, Vegan cupcakes

Cons: Tiny parking lot and inside space

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Tasty panini - Edit

All vegan. Panini was delicious. Smoothie tasty. Cupcakes a little hard but tasty.

Pros: Good basic food and smoothies

Cons: More dessert options

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Cute restaurant - Edit

I've come here a couple times & they have a decent menu & the food is pretty good & not too pricey

Pros: Decent food

Cons: Parking, Small space

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Tasty But Small Servings - Edit

I had a wrap, which was fine, but not memorable at all. My plate of food was expensive for the quantity. Small dining area with limited seating and tiny parking lot.

Pros: Entirely vegan restaurant

Cons: expensive for portion size, limited seating, tiny

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Great Food Great Service! - Edit

Tried the Tacos, the Nori Rolls, the Cauliflower Poppers and the mushrooms. All amazing! Very friendly service. Will come back when in Houston!!!

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great place - Edit

Loveeeeeeeeeeeee it

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get the caliburger!!! So good - Edit

the place is quiet and nice. Cali Burger was damn good

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Gourmet vegan from truck to restaurant - YES! - Edit

Refreshing review since food truck became restaurant few years back. Food as excellent, tasty, satisfying as ever. Frequented by vegans & nons, so the compact space gets crowded lunch & dinner time, & parking can be challenging.
Delicious paninis, all, and my favorite side is now the Cauli nuggets, which I would eat daily if I lived closer. Worth the drive.
Tasty, healthy, hearty affordable vegan food - YES!

The nation's fourth largest city is now playing big league in the foodie truck universe with Green Seed Vegan. Gourmet vegan food from a truck - who knew?
Highly recommend the Porta-panini, succulent, sliced baby portabella mushrooms grilled with mashed sweet potatoes served between panini slices. My side was the fresh-cut sweet potato fries, sprinkled with fresh dill and a hint of sea salt.
A berry blast smoothie rounded out my lunch - something to drink and dessert all in one.
Planning on working my way through the menu, as another reviewer mentioned.
It's a bit of a drive for me, yet one I will gladly make for food this good, at very affordable prices.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday June 14, 2011

Pros: excellent, great tasting food, good value, fresh, vegan

Cons: Compact dining area, Parking challenging when busy

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Amazing - Edit

Decided to check this place out while visiting downtown and was not in the least disappointed. An amazing menu and cute place. The vegan chipolte panini and sweet potato fries were delicious. Highly recommend.

Pros: eclectic menu, raw food available , juices and elixirs available

Cons: no free wi-fi

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LOVE LOVE LOVE GSV - Edit

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ✌

Pros: quality, aesthetic, delicious raw options

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Love the food - Edit

The food is always fresh and delicious here also one of the staff ladies are very sweet and always welcoming! I love coming here! The only thing I would change is the size of the place and the fact that the menu is to small for my horrible eye sight. I squint at it for at least 20 minutes before ordering lol.

Pros: Great food, Great service , Fast service

Cons: Inside is pretty small, Wish they had little menus , Kind of pricy

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Good food! - Edit

I liked the feel of this place - it's a small joint, so things feel a little more personal. Like a previous reviewer said, it looks a lot nicer on the inside than the outside.

I ordered the cauliflower nuggets and the Big Texas. Husband ordered the dill fries and the jackfruit burger. The items were fresh and of good quality but felt a little on the smaller side for what we were paying.

Pros: Healthy, Fresh Ingredients

Cons: Small Portions, No online menu

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Great small Vegan stop! - Edit

A lot nicer inside than it looked. Was pretty small inside but had quite a few seating areas for such a small building. Ordered Hibiscus tea (sweetened tea) which was good. Great Cauliflower nuggets $5. Wish that would give a bit more. Saw someone's salad after I already ordered and it looked delicious. I would defiantly order the sprout salad next time.

I don't know if it was the time I came (2pm) but they seemed to be out of a lot of things-- no desserts, no nori rolls. I did have to wait a while for the food. They were a bit busy.

Pros: Great vegan food! Caulifower nuggets!, Lots of options for vegan/gulten free, / raw vegan

Cons: Small space- Gets crowded easily/parking, food wait-time/made 2order so its fresh!, No desserts/treats available (2pm)

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Pretty Darn Good - Edit

I really enjoy the occasional visit to Green Seed. Their food is always unique and yummy but their menu is small so I try to space out my visits.

Staff is very friendly and the food is tasty. Give it a shot (especially the cauliflower nuggets!).

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Food was good - Edit

We had a burger and a panini. The burger was good and tasty. The panini was ok, but nothing special. Unfortunately, they were out of both the smoothies we wanted. The service was not too good/nice. The girl did not seem very friendly, but I guess that is just how she is. I didn't find her different with the other customers.
The place is quite small.
I like that they have biodegradable plates, forks and knifes.

Pros: All vegan , Biodegradable cups, forks, knifes , Parking

Cons: Small place, Unfriendly service

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Amazing food + Amazing atmosphere - Edit

This place is definitely on my top 5 restaurants in Houston, Texas. Not only is the decor absolutely adorable (I'm such a sucker) but the food was fantastic. I had the Green Seed Burger with a side of sweet potato fries and I was floored by how flavorful it was. The burger tasted like a LEGIT BURGER. The greens were fresh, the bun was nice, and the patty? Don't get me started on the patty.

The only complaint I have is that you have to be careful when you go. It's a small restaurant so it can get crowded. BUT if you go at the right time, it has such a nice vibe with chill jazzy music. You could probably chill, eat, do business or homework, and relax. It's THAT much of an amazing vibe.

Definitely recommend!

Pros: Excellent Food, Wide Range of Selections, Nice Atmosphere

Cons: Small area, Gets crowded easy

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Delicious Food and Wonderful Smoothies/Drinks - Edit

We found Green Seed Vegan during a trip through Houston in September 2013. We had delicious freshly prepared smoothies and delicious sandwiches; also freshly prepared.

Service was excellent, the staff very friendly and accommodating. Everything was clean/neat. The place is on the small/intimate side.

Definitely one of the better places we dined while in Houston.

Pros: Great Smoothies, Delicious Vegan Selection, Friendly service

Cons: Out of the way location near Downtown , Tight parking

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Excellent Vegan + Raw Food - Edit

Hard to believe... this restaurant started out in a food truck! The food is beautifully presented and taste as good as it looks! Although, I wish there was more variety esp. for Gluten Free. I would love a Gluten Free Burger + Bun! And I wish there were Platter:Lunch/Dinner Specials! Staff is extremely friendly and restaurant has nice atmosphere.
Updated from previous review on Saturday February 22, 2014

Updated from previous review on Saturday February 22, 2014

Pros: True Delicious Vegan Food, Lots of Gluten Free Options, Gluten Free Cupcakes

Cons: No Specials (to speak of), Gets Pricey, Location/Parking

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Delicious - Edit

This is one of the best. Great food great variety. Just wish there were more desserts they were out the first time and only had root brownies the next time but they were wonderful (wish I had bought two). My only vegan place in Houston. Considerate staff and very helpful. Lovely ambiance love it love it. Nice serving size for the price. The cauliflower nuggets and chilli are wonderful. I am working my way down the menu.

Pros: price, portons

Cons: sits back odd the road

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Good juices, sandwiches are okay - Edit

Place is hard to find, but once your GPS gets you there you'll find a quaint little cafe. Friendly owner named Maddie greets everyone with a smile. Not much seating though and many have to wait to sit down in the tiny space. The juice are flavorful. Have tried 2 or 3 of the sandwiches a few times and not so flavorful. The fries are good and fresh, the vegan burgers are a nice switch, but not something I'd order frequently. Hoping they expand the menu and experiment with other flavors. It is nice to go to a vegan restaurant which doesn't have tofu or soy in everything for a change.

Pros: Vegan , Non-tofu restaurant, Fresh with raw vegan options

Cons: Limited seating, sometimes bland flavors, hard to find on GPS

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Nice - Edit

The store front is a tad misleading. The food is better than the resto appears. All smoothies we tried were great. I really liked my taco salad, and I let the server direct me to the better dish (she explained it was much bigger than my other suggestion). The tempeh wraps are really small, unfortunately. I was excited to try the raw cheesecake but it had a funny, odd, metallic aftertaste that I could not place. The vegan brownie was very good. I'll be back to try more.

Cons: small servings, cramped seating

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