Houston has come a long way from its previous years being dubbed one of the top "fattest cities" in America — perhaps thanks to the help of certified green
restaurants like Haven
Located on Algerian off of Interstate 59, Haven's menu
features items prepared fresh from local farms. Here is a list of the local farms that provide for Haven:
Haven, open since December 2009, has an eclectic menu that offers a range of seafood, Mexican, barbecue or vegetarian items, making it highly doubtful you'll grow tired of its diverse food selections. Items like a shrimp corn dog appetizer with Tabasco mash remolaude and lemonade is an unlikely combination, but orchestrates the perfect start to a good meal.
Other menu choices include different salads and soups like the hill country wild boar chili; sandwiches like the fried farm egg with bacon, gruyere, grilled sourdough and marinated tomato salad and main courses like jumbo lump crab cakes or beef tips.
If you aren't hungry, there is a wide selection of cocktails
, beers and various organic wines that will aid in quenching anyone's thirst. You can also order food from the bar area if you prefer a more casual dining experience.
Haven is open for lunch
on Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., serving only dinner selections. Haven is closed on Sundays. If you wish to make a reservation you can visit the website
, or call (713) 581-6101.
American views are quickly changing about the well-being of our diets and environment, making certified green restaurants in high demand. Haven is adapting to this change and setting the bar for Houston's dining experience — setting Houstonians free of its previously dreaded "fat city" reputation.
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