Vibrant

tastemaker nominee
Vibrant Lunch Soba Noodle Salad, Salmon Rice Bowl, Za'atar Socca
A selection of bowls and salads. Photo by Kirsten Gilliam

Inspired by the meals she served her daughter, first-time restaurateur Kelly Barnhart created a restaurant where all of the dishes are gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, and don’t use white sugar. To ensure the dishes are both tasty and beautiful, she recruited blogger Alison Wu — rather than a trained chef — to create the menu. When it all comes together, as it does for dishes like the buckwheat pancakes or the lobster quinoa spaghetti at dinner, even people who eat gluten and dairy won’t realize what they’re “missing.” Obviously, the restaurant comes along at the right time in the culinary zeitgeist, which explains why it seems to be so popular with Houston’s cool moms, but the stylish Montrose cafe welcomes all diners. 

Address

Vibrant
1931 Fairview Dr
Houston, TX 77019
832-409-6423

Hours

Open Now
Sun: 7 am-9 pm
Mon: 7 am-9 pm
Tue: 7 am-9 pm
Wed: 7 am-9 pm
Thu: 7 am-10 pm
Fri: 7 am-10 pm
Sat: 7 am-10 pm

Good to Know

  • Brunch
  • Full Bar
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly