Revival Market, a hybrid locally-sourced grocer, butcher shop, coffee shop and restaurant, has taken the burgeoning interest in local and organic food in Houston and brought it to a logical and truly exciting conclusion — a 21st-century version of a classic neighborhood market. Revival wows with a mix of clean lines and rustic touches, including pine paneling reclaimed from a former Heights home and stunning bouquets of cotton atop some of the counters.
While its original mission as a grocery store remains (the meat case still rates as one of the best in Houston), co-owners Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber have rebranded Revival as more of a restaurant that they bill as a "Gulf Coast preservation kitchen." Breakfast items range from their peerless buttermilk biscuits to more contemporary fare like avocado toast and a crispy tostada. At lunch, choose from a revolving menu of sandwiches that range from andouille banh mi to a Market BLT and a smoked mangalitsa hot dog. At night, the space is available for private parties or classics in topics like butchering. Weekend breakfast specials are always a hit; keep an eye out for the kolaches, which might be the best in town and sell out quickly.