Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine

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3821 Richmond Ave (at Weslayan), Houston, Texas, USA, 77027

Home-style Asian restaurant featuring an extensive, all-vegan buffet with a fresh salad bar and an array of cooked dishes. Has an a la carte menu as well. Open Tue-Fri 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am-9:00pm. Buffet hours 11am-2pm on weekdays, 11:30am-8pm on weekends.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Buffet, Salad bar, Take-out, Asian

87 Reviews

First Review by pjw2000

who can say no to all-vegan buffet? - Edit

Pan-Asian smorgasbord. Raw salad bar & adjacent hot food bar, including stews, pan-fried & a few steamed options like bok choy. A few things I didn't love (the hot n sour soup), but there are plenty of very tasty things (curry stew, pepper "steak" type dish, mochi with red bean paste, savory dumplings). The weekday price was very reasonable (12$) & well worth it.

FYI, the buffet is not "huge" and doesn't compare to a large omnivore restaurant buffet, but is plenty big for a (typically) small vegan restaurant.

My only complaints are that they had neither brown nor white rice, only fried rice and that the hot food was merely warm so it got cold quickly when seated with the A/C. That said, I would definitely go again.

Pros: all vegan, many options in buffet, reasonable price

Cons: no brown rice, strip mall / cafeteria atmosphere, A/C makes food cold quickly

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Awesome Vegan - Edit

Delicious good, courteous staff and buffet with very nice variety!!

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great food - Edit

Have big portions. Great tasting food.

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so delicious - Edit

Came with my vegan family and Omni MIL. The food was absolutely delicious and delicious. My 6-year old and 18-month old had a little bit of everything. It was so nice to dine at a place that is 100% vegan. We live over and hour away from here but will be making the trip pretty often because it is worth it! Everyone loved it.

Pros: 100% vegan, buffet , lots of Orion’s

Cons: small restaurant

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Pepper Tree Rocks! - Edit

I took my family for a New Year's lunch and we all loved the flavors and variety of the buffet dishes (Saturday). From the depth of the curry, the full flavor of the miso soup to the richness of the bean paste sesame balls, I enjoyed trying every dish. I also loved the emphasis on minimizing waste and glasses of water with no straws. We will definitely be back.

Pros: Full of Flavor Vegan, Emphasis on Minimizing Waste, Water offered without straws

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Delicious - Edit

Great variety of foods all fresh and tasty. Loved the sesame seed covered dessert with chocolate sauce. Will definitely come back next time we are in Houston. $18 a plate a little steep but honestly worth it

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Warm and hospitable service, good food - Edit

Pepper Tree is a place where one immediately feels the caring of the hosts. The menu offers a range of appealing Chinese standards, as well as a few creative dishes. I would happily make a meal out of just the appetizers, but there are plenty of interesting mains, too. Vegan desserts are there for the sweet-toothed. Portions were generous.

There’s ample parking in the lot.

Enjoy!

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Love Pepper Tree! - Edit

We drive 50 miles at least once a week to eat at Pepper Tree. The food is always fresh and delicious. The staff works hard to make sure everything is perfect. We love the food, the atmosphere, and the people here. And very happy that they choose to play soft background music that's classical - much appreciated!

Pros: Food is fresh and delicious, Clean and friendly, Background music nice

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Delicious!!! - Edit

I went there for my birthday dinner and got the buffet. I have never had vegan Chinese food from a restaurant before; I usually just make it myself at home. I was so impressed! Even the non-veg family loved the food. :) the owners were very friendly and helpful.

Pros: wide variety of food, cost efficient , friendly

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Vegan Buffet! - Edit

This is hands down some of the best vegan food I have ever had. I chose the buffet option. Though it was kind of pricey, I'm glad I did. There was such a plethora of food, I just had to try at least one of everything. Needless to say, I did not walk out of there hungry. A must try for for veg and non-veg people alike.

Pros: Vegan Buffet, Excellent Food, Lots of Choices

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Awesome - Edit

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, loved it.

Pros: Everything

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Great Vegan Food - Edit

Vegan chicken like I’ve never had before. Loved it!

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Satisfied a lo mein craving I’ve been having for months! - Edit

While traveling in Houston we stopped here after a long day of driving for dinner. We got the egg rolls and steamed dumplings as a starter. The egg rolls were quite small for the price, and they were fine but I could have done without them. The steamed dumplings were delicious, and had plenty of filling and a wonderful sauce that was served with them. For my entree I ordered the vegetable lo mein, and there’s an option to add vegan chicken or vegan fish but I just got it plain. It. Was. Incredible. I haven’t had lo mein (my favorite Chinese dish) since before going vegan and it was incredible. My husband got the Hunan Vegan Chicken and he loved it! It’s a good thing I don’t live in Houston because I’d be getting takeout here all the time.

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good food - Edit

It was a good restaurant.

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best vegan buffet - Edit

Best vegan buffet. Only con is that buffet is only at lunch time during the week.

Pros: all vegan, delicious , parking

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Finally a place i can call home! - Edit

It is so nice to come here and not have to ponder if i can or cant eat something..to know that everything is vegan and i can eat and eat until my heart and belly are content! Everything tastes great!

Pros: lots of vegan options

Cons: expensive and slightly cramped

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great buffet - Edit

My husband and I have only chosen the Vegan lifestyle in the last couple of months. This place was a great surprise. The food was hot and we were able to try a lot of new dishes. We will definitely go back.

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Great buffet! - Edit

I was very happy to discover a vegan buffet. There were a variety of options available, including raw vegetables, stir fry, rice, noodles, curry with potatoes, soup, pot stickers, desserts, fruit, and more. The food was delicious!

It was nice knowing that everything available was free of animal products, and that I could eat anything I wanted. I left feeling very full and satisfied. My non-vegan husband enjoyed the food, too.

Pros: Excellent food, friendly staff, a vegan buffet

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AMAZING - Edit

I went yesterday with my friend who is the opposite of vegan and we both loved everything! The buffet is organized, the staff is very nice. And I love their lo mein!! The have great soup and they don't like to waste, which is a pet peeve of mine. Will be back very often!

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Best Vegan Buffet! - Edit

Best Vegan buffet I've had! Food was amazing, well staffed, food always restocked quickly. Mock meats were crazy good, sushi, pot stickers, egg rolls, and more! Lots to choose from! I wish we had one this good in Dallas! Kind of pricey for the buffet on nights and weekends ($16.60) but very well worth it!

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Awsome Time at Pepper Tree - Edit

Wonderful food. Nice mild flavor and no msg. Not heavy on salt and vegetables made fresh and then put out for eating.
Will go back again.

Pros: Wide verity of Vegan food on buffet , Liked by non vegans too., Vegan Faux Meats

Cons: Not trying it sooner.

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mi restaurant favorito - Edit

Deliciosa toda la comida, se puede confiar que estas comiendo comida saludable, todo es limpio y la atención espectacular, siempre hay una sonrisa de bienvenida y un "gracias por haber venido" a la salida

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Delicious - Edit

Found this place on Happycow and read the comments. Here's my Pepper Tree review.

I agree with most of the other members -- the food is tasty, and I like the buffet concept. Eat what you'd like. And everything is vegan!

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Best vegan buffet around! - Edit

This was the first fully vegan buffet I went to and let me tell you... AMAZING! I drive from Galveston just go to eat here and it's worth it every time! The food is fresh, delicious and although a little pricey, you definitely get what you pay for!!!!

Pros: fresh ingredients, delicious variety, 100% VEGAN

Cons: minimal seating during peak times, a little on the pricey side

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tried it - Edit

The food is good, but the base price of the buffet is $18 per person and the buffet is very small without a variety of options. I didn't see a menu with a la carte prices. Tried it, it was good.

Pros: all vegan

Cons: small selection of food

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Best vegan restaurant in Houston - Edit

This is my favourite restaurant in Houston. I've never had a bad dish. Both the buffet and the regular menu are fantastic!

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Great food and friendly staff - Edit

Pepper Tree has become my favorite place in Houston. 100% vegan and 100% delicious.
The buffet is really awesome. It's great to have a buffet where you as a vegan can take whatever looks tasty without having to worry about animal product content.
I'd highly recommend it to anyone, vegan or not!

Pros: All vegan, Buffet, Friendly staff

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