While in Houston visiting A. she introduced us to Ruggles Green, a certified green restaurant. From the crowd inside, Houston’s is taking to the green movement in a big way (the W.F. in the neighborhood is huge too!). We went about 7:0opm on a Wednesday evening and stood in line for about 10 minutes, the trick was to send half your party to stake out a table while the other half orders. Seating inside was at a premium and we thought it was a little chilly to eat outdoors. The menu wasn’t vegetarian but did have a few vegetarian options with opportunities to make those vegan by just leaving off the cheese. I chose the Ruggles Green Veggie Nut Burger minus the mozzarella cheese. It was absolutely delicious. The outside had a nice crunch to it and it wasn’t mushy like so many bean based burgers that I’ve tried. The ingredients were Hemp protein, sautéed vegetable, pecans, almonds, micro greens, lettuce, tomato and red onion served on a whole wheat bun. Kind of interesting I thought. I’m putting Ruggles on my list of places to visit if I ever make it back to Houston.
The burger and the ubiquitous sweet potato fries