With Easter approaching on April 9, here are four restaurant options in the Bellaire, Meyerland and West University Place areas where guests can choose from nonmeat options for those observing Lent.
Goode Company Seafood
Nonmeat options are the catches of the day at Goode Co. Seafood. Guests can choose from coastal dishes with Cajun flavors, to Mexican-style seafood cocktails such as the Campechana de mariscos, grilled oysters served with garlic butter, to redfish beignets or shrimp empanadas.
While you can choose your nonmeat options for Friday, Goode Co. Seafood also has Easter meals available for preorder. For $195, their Easter meal serves six to eight people, with a choice of pit-smoked ham or mesquite-smoked turkey breast as the main protein. More information can be found on their Easter menu here. Customers have until April 1 to preorder and can pick up their Easter meal by April 7-8 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., according to the restaurant's website.
2621 Westpark Drive, Houston
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.,Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Zoe Moroccan Kitchen
This fast-casual dining restaurant has a menu filled with bread, salad bowls and sandwiches that feature halal options and vegetable toppings, according to its website. Guests can create their own bowl or sandwich. Nonmeat options include shrimp and potato cake that can be topped with a variety of options including fava bean hummus, avocado or lemon garlic spinach.
6700 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
This casual juice bar also offers smoothies and health-conscious food with Mediterranean influence. The restaurant is located in the West U Marketplace shopping center. Guests can choose from falafel, veggie pitas, or seafood pitas made with codfish, avocado and shrimp served in a garlic sauce. Salad options served with salmon, shrimp or codfish are also available, according to the restaurant's website. Two locations are located in the Bellaire, Meyerland, West University Place areas, with one on Bellaire Boulevard and one in Rice Village.
4024 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire
2365 Rice Blvd., Houston
Hours for both: Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
This modern American seafood concept was created by Houston chef and restaurateur Aaron Bludorn and pays homage to the Texas Gulf Coast, according to its website. Navy Blue is a fine dining restaurant that offers a running rotation of fresh fish with preparation suggestion, according to Bludorn. Menu highlights include options such as swordfish au pointe with green peppercorn sauce, blackened red snapper with aji amarillo or whole dover sole.
2445 Times Blvd., Houston
Hours: lunch Tuesday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner Monday-Thursday 5-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 5-10:30 p.m., Sunday 5-9:30 p.m.