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Houston: Super Bowl Eats You Need To Try

By Travel Savvy

    A Guide to Houston Cuisine

    The multicultural culinary scene in Houston, Texas offers both locals and visitors the opportunity to indulge in a broad range of flavors. The racial diversity of Houston heavily influences the different cuisines one can enjoy there - ranging from Ethiopian, Tex-Mex, Vietnamese, etc. to traditional Southern soul-food. No matter what cuisine you prefer, you will surely be able to find an eatery that makes your tastebuds sing. 

    Don't know where to look? Click to check out these five Houston favorites! 

Kitchen 713: Shrimp and grits 1

Photo Credit: Nick De La Torre | The Chronicle

Kitchen 713

4601 Washington Ave | Suite 130, Houston, TX 77007


Open Tuesday through Thursday 11AM-10PM; Friday and Saturday 11AM - 12AM; Sunday 11AM-10PM

If you’re interested in global soul food, but aren’t looking to travel hours away from the NRG Stadium, look no further. Located roughly 19 minutes away from the stadium in Rice Military, Houston, Kitchen 713 specializes in Southern soul food, but takes on a global twist using ingredients, such as: Szechuan peppercorns and Ethiopian spices. In addition to its standard lunch and dinner menu, Kitchen 713 also offers a “can’t miss” brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM - 3PM. Make sure to stop by before the big game to indulge in one of Houston’s favorite eateries!

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Photo Credit: Izakaya


318 Gray St. Houston, TX 77002


Open Monday through Wednesday 11AM-3PM, 5PM-11PM; Thursday through Friday 11AM-3PM, 5PM-12AM; Saturday 12PM-12AM; Sunday 12PM-11PM

Houston’s first Japanese gastropub, Izakaya, is located only 17 minutes away from the NRG Stadium in Midtown, Houston. Modeled after a traditional izakaya, which can be described as a Japanese tavern, this restaurant’s ambiance is updated to reflect modernity, and it offers an extensive drink menu that is sure to please guests. In addition to the impressive drink menu, the flavors and presentation of the dishes are guaranteed to make guests’ mouths water as they treat themselves to “a new Japanese experience.”  

Nom Mi Street Food Truck 3

Photo Credit: Nom Mi Street

Nom Mi Street

Houston, TX 77002


Open Monday through Friday 10AM-3PM; Saturday 9AM-10PM

Are you traveling to Houston for the Super Bowl, and looking for a different dining experience? Check out Nom Mi Street, Houston’s traveling Vietnamese food truck. While their menu is limited, this food truck provides guests with some of the most delicious Vietnamese food in the Houston area, serving: sandwiches, tacos, quesadillas, gyros, Nom Mi fries, and much more.

Track the food truck on their twitter at @NomMiStreet.  


Photo Credit: LUCY | facebook.com


6800 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074


Open Tuesday through Thursday 11AM - 11PM; Friday through Saturday 11AM - 2AM; Sunday 11AM - 11PM

Houston’s Ethiopian restaurant and lounge, LUCY was named as such because the name “Lucy” is connected to the first hominid skeleton ever discovered in Ethiopia. That being said, this family-style restaurant’s aim is to celebrate the roots of humanity in Ethiopia through its food, art, music, and events. Take a break from sports, and experience Ethiopian culture. This restaurant is located in Sharpstown - only 12 minutes away from the NRG Stadium! 

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Photo Credit: Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana | facebook.com

Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana

1000 West Gray Street, Houston, TX 77019


Open Tuesday through Thursday 11AM - 9PM; Friday through Saturday 11AM - 10PM; Sunday 11AM - 9PM

Do you just want some delicious, old-fashioned pizza before the big game? You will get exactly that, and more, if you order from Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana, located in Montrose, just 18 minutes away from the NRG Stadium. Proprietor Bill Hutchinson earned his certification as a Pizzaiolo from the “Verace Pizza Napoletana,” which allows guests to enjoy a high-quality and authentic Napoletana Pizza.

What is an authentic Napoletana Pizza? Click here to find out!      


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