'Gut health' priority at Conroe gluten-free restaurant, Broth and Brine Dedicated Craft Kitchen

Jacqueline Myers opened her gluten-free restaurant Broth and Brine in December 2020. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jacqueline Myers opened her gluten-free restaurant Broth and Brine in December 2020. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)

Jacqueline Myers opened her gluten-free restaurant Broth and Brine in December 2020. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)

Image description
The restaurant offers small plates known as “bites,” such as roasted red pepper falafel served with tahini ($4). (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
The Chicken shawarma board comes with grilled chicken thighs, tomato, olive, basil, red onion and flatbread ($15).
Image description
[email protected]
Jacqueline Myers said she spent 16 years as a high school educator, often wondering how schools could serve processed, unhealthy food to students. Myers said she also spent 20 years studying autism and the relationship between what she calls “gut health” and brain disorders.

“Putting all those pieces together, it just stirred in me a real desire to say, ‘We have to do something different,’” Myers said. “We have to change the way that we eat.”

That led Myers to start her personal chef business, GF Personal Chef, in 2014, she said. She said she has always had a passion for cooking and wanted to be able to use food as medicine.

However, Myers said she could only work with a limited number of clients at a time, which also came at a high cost to her clients. Thus, Myers opened her gluten-free restaurant, Broth and Brine Dedicated Craft Kitchen, in December.

“I felt tugged in that way to be able to offer something in a brick-and-mortar setting where almost anyone could come in and find something healthy that they can afford,” Myers said.


Although the restaurant does not offer dine-in seating, Myers described Broth and Brine as a “food-as-medicine” restaurant with dishes centering around healthy options promoting digestive health. The food is inspired by a variety of Mediterranean flavors, including Spanish, Italian, French, Greek, Turkish and Indian, she said.

“We should be eating well. A lot of people think healthy food is boring [or] it tastes like a piece of cardboard,” she said. “What I’m trying to communicate with this restaurant is that this is the standard. You can eat this way everyday.”

Broth and Brine is located in Conroe on Loop 336 at the TransMed Complex, which is a collection of businesses all focused on taking a holistic approach to health.

“I chose this location because it’s Conroe’s first functional medicine facility, and it needed to have the food component,” Myers said.

Myers said she hopes to branch out to other cities in the future.

“What drives me is the fact that this is a passion of mine and there are people who need help and there are people who need healing,” she said. “I would like there to be healthy food options everywhere.”

Broth and Brine Dedicated Craft Kitchen

2510 S. Loop 336 W., Conroe

936-441-8997

www.brothandbrine.co

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., closed Sat.-Sun.
By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.



MOST RECENT

student writing on paper
Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null announced during a YouTube update on July 28 tat that students, faculty or parents who test positive for COVID-19 are not allowed to come to school. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Conroe ISD officials: Individuals with a positive COVID-19 test will not be allowed to enter district schools

Superintendent Curtis Null said the district was granted the authority after state officials updated policies.

Outside of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioner's Courthouse in Conroe
Montgomery County commissioners vote on proposed tax rate, set date for public hearing on FY 2021-22 budget

A public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20 to adopt the final budget and tax rate for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

The beauty supply store will open in August in Montgomery. (Courtesy Modern Chic Enhancements)
Beauty supply boutique Modern Chic Enhancements coming soon in Montgomery

The beauty supply boutique Modern Chic Enhancements will be located on Hwy. 105.

The district will still offer a la carte items and snacks for purchase. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Montgomery ISD to offer free breakfast, lunch during 2021-22 school year

In a typical year, a student's household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-priced meals.

4 tips on planning for a remodel from Conroe-area home remodeler Roy Janik

Royce Janik, owner of Royce’s Home Improvement in Conroe, offers tips to homeowners on when to invest in a remodel and how to plan for one.

3 tips from Montgomery-area home organization company SORT

As part of our Real Estate Edition, Whitney Jeski, owner of SORT, a home organization company based in Montgomery, offers tips on maintaining an organized home and the value of doing so.

School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
What to know before the statewide tax-free weekend Aug. 6-8

Customers will not have to pay the standard 8.25% sales tax on select clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100.

Summer Moon Coffee's newest location is at 449 S. Loop 336 W., Ste. 100, Conroe. (Courtesy Summer Moon Coffee)
Austin-based Summer Moon Coffee coming to Conroe

Guests will receive free coffee and "Moon Milk" samples at the grand opening.

Main Chick Hot Chicken opened its first brick-and-mortar location July 23 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Main Chick Hot Chicken)
Main Chick Hot Chicken opens in Sugar Land; Urban Bird Hot Chicken coming to Cy-Fair and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news for the Houston area, including two new chicken restaurants.

Hope Elementary School will open Aug. 11. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)
PHOTO GALLERY: Ruben W. Hope, Jr. Elementary School to open in Conroe ISD on Aug. 11

Ruben W. Hope, Jr. Elementary School, 14755 Granger Pines Way, Conroe, will open on August 11 for the first day of the 2021-22 school year.