Wisdom Bakery and Cafe (100% vegan!)
Y’all, I’m so excited that there’s a vegan restaurant in The Woodlands now! I just found out about Wisdom Bakery and Cafe while browsing Happy Cow before my latest trip, and of course I had to go try it out.
They have coffee and tea, smoothies, baked goods like cupcakes and pie, and a regular menu with sandwiches, wraps, and burgers as well. It’s a cute place but it’s small, and and it got crowded while I was there (on a Saturday), so I ordered my food to go.
I got the spicy chicken sandwich with vegan bacon and cheese, truffle fries, mac and cheese, and a cupcake. It was all tasty, but my favorite thing was actually the truffle fries–they were so flavorful. I plan on going back to try more of their menu next time I’m in town.
True Food Kitchen
I’d heard good things about True Food Kitchen and finally got a chance to try it out with my friend Karla during this trip. True Food Kitchen focuses on seasonal ingredients, and offers many vegan (and gluten free) options.
I got a half order of the seasonal ingredient salad and the butternut squash pizza that features caramelized onion, roasted garlic, kale, almond ricotta, dried cranberry, and sage. Both the salad and the pizza were unique and delicious–I can’t wait to go back there again and try more of their dishes. I also got a kale aid juice from the brunch menu (we were there during brunch hours, yes, I ordered pizza for breakfast!) and after we ate, an oat milk latte.
Saigon USA is another restaurant in The Woodlands I hadn’t tried before–they have quite a few vegan options like pho, vermicelli, spring rolls, egg rolls, bahn mi, edamame, and two vegan tofu dishes (all clearly labeled–hooray!) I got the vegan spring rolls which have strawberries, noodles, and tofu and come with a peanut dipping sauce, and the vegan vermicelli, which has noodles, tofu, veggies, and little vegan egg roll. I enjoyed the peanut sauce and the spring rolls, and the vermicelli was good as well, though I’d probably branch out and try something else next time like one of the tofu dishes.
Chuy’s is one of the restaurants I eat at most often while in The Woodlands because my non-vegan family and friends enjoy it too. I usually get the veggie enchiladas or nachos without cheese, but this time I decided to try the guacamole tacos without cheese, and I wouldn’t order them again–they were just cold tortillas filled with lettuce and guacamole, and the enchiladas/nachos are better and more filling.
Mod Pizza is another go-to restaurant when I’m in The Woodlands eating with non-vegan family–everyone loves pizza! This time I got a baby pizza because I wasn’t that hungry…and then ended up wishing I got the regular one. Lesson learned–leftover pizza is never a bad idea.
Mod Pizza and True Food Kitchen are the only places in The Woodlands that have vegan cheese that I know of–if you know of any others please let me know in the comments! Mod Pizza vegan options include the red sauce, dairy free cheese, and veggies–you can check out the allergen information here.
What do you do when you’re hungry and only have ten minutes to spare before a movie to grab food in The Woodlands? You go to Taco Bell and order a black bean crunch-wrap supreme, but make it fresco (replaces dairy with pico de gallo) and wolf it down in the car. Taco Bell is another one of my go-tos while traveling because it’s fast, cheap, yet delicious, and they’re everywhere. (Taco Bell’s vegan options are listed here.)
The last thing I ate in The Woodlands was Dunkin’ Donuts for breakfast on my way out of town–I wanted to try the new Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich, but they were out of English muffins, so I got one on an everything bagel instead, as well as hash-browns.
It was surprisingly good for just a dry bagel with sausage–then again, I like Beyond Sausages, and I like bagels, so that’s not a surprise. It would have been even better with cheese though, of course–hopefully they’ll offer vegan cheese some day! I also should have ordered more hash-browns because they only give you like five little nuggets. (All of the vegan options at Dunkin’ Donuts are listed here.)
Have you tried any of these places? What are your favorite places to get vegan options in The Woodlands? Let me know in the comments!