We’ve all been there.
You promised yourself you’d lose 5 pounds for your cousin’s wedding.
But you’re starving. You don’t have any food in the fridge. And the first restaurant you think of you love for its chicken-fried steak tacos.
Take a minute. Breathe.
And realize that some of the best restaurants right here in Katy, Texas offer delicious Mexican, Chinese, or seafood meals that are perfect if you’re counting calories.
You don’t need to drive to Houston. There’s wholesome, healthy food in Katy, Texas.
Fresh and locally-sourced ingredients are at the heart and soul of Local Table, a neighborhood restaurant off of Grand Parkway.
Order the organic quinoa salad. Or, if you’re in the mood for seafood, the Mediterranean salmon. Both are delicious.
And don’t worry – the recipes might be beneficial for the health-conscious eater, but the portions are still, well, Texas-sized.
“This is a healthier take on Chinese dish’s, and the results are downright excellent!” explains one reviewer on Yelp.
The reviewer is right.
Mr. Chang’s Szechuan-style food is mouthwatering and, in fact, has won 11 awards! Order the signature dry fried eggplant and the basil chicken, stir-fried in Szechuan chili paste with leek, celery, jalapeno, and Thai basil.
Then, come back on a Wednesday night for free cooking classes.
This place is a community treasure and a chance to eat authentic Chinese food in Katy, TX.
Ephesus Mediterranean Grill
This is a fantastic place for authentic Turkish cuisine.
And it has the perfect menu for a health-conscious eater and meat-loving carnivore to dine together.
The vegan falafel sandwich and the eggplant-based baba ghannouj are both delightful, as are the char-grilled chicken, lamb, and beef kebabs.
If you like strong drinks, try the Turkish coffee – a small cup of thick coffee that wakes you up faster than a splash of ice water in the face.
Little V Vietnamese Bistro
This Vietnamese restaurant is run by a welcoming owner who makes everyone feel at home. Little V Bistro will satisfy your cravings for spring rolls and pho noodle soup in Katy.
And you’ll keep your Weight Watchers points under the limit.
For an appetizer, order the spring rolls, made with fresh rice paper wrap dipped with peanut sauce. “By far the best spring rolls I had in my entire life,” says one Yelp reviewer.
For a main course, the Little V Pho, rare steak and well-done brisket with rice noodles and fresh herbs in homemade broth, is delightful.
Las Mananitas Mexican Restaurant
When it comes to Tex-Mex, it doesn’t get more authentic than Las Mananitas, located in the shopping center on Mason Rd.
Las Mananitas serves some of the best Mexican food in or near Houston.
Affordable and delectable, the tacos al carbon and charo beans are excellent.
If you’re in the mood to get tipsy, the margaritas are just what the doctor ordered.
Da Vinci Ristorante Italiano
This delicious Italian restaurant is perfect for date night with the spouse or any special occasion.
Located near Katy Mills Mall, this place is quiet, quaint, and intimate. Count this as one of the best restaurants in Katy, TX.
Order the minestrone for an appetizer – “the best minestrone we’ve ever tasted,” says a Yelp reviewer.
For your main course, try the Caesar salad or Pollo Rustica, boneless chicken breast sauteed with white wine, mushrooms, artichokes heart and rosemary.
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