Along with some great museums and a few Knowles sisters, Houston is home to some of the best Vietnamese food in the country. Everyone has their go-to place, but Huynh is one of our favorites. Located just east of downtown, it’s a great choice for lunch when you’re here for a convention or need to escape the office for an “off-site meeting.” The menu is huge, but the banh cuon, vermicelli bowls, and duck salad should all be part of your supposed brainstorm session.
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Nancy’s Hustle is a wine bar in East Downtown, where you should get drinks and a light bite, like their Nancy Cakes with caviar.
Cafe TH in East Downtown serves all of the Vietnamese classics, along with lots of vegetarian and vegan options.
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Xochi is a Oaxacan spot in the Marriott Marquis hotel downtown, with mezcal cocktails, fresh masa, and a mole sampler that should be on your table.
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