Tiny Boxwoods

Tiny Boxwoods (TBs) was one of the first restaurants I visited when I first moved to Houston. TBs is a cute little cafe tucked inside a plant nursery, that offers fresh, healthy and delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I haven’t tried TBs dinner menu yet, but their breakfast and lunch options are very yummy.

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I love going to TBs on a sunny spring morning and sitting outside. The atmosphere of this restaurant is the type of atmosphere that I would want if I had my own restaurant: calm, peaceful, and simple. I love how they use a chalk board wall as the menu! (I wasn’t able to capture the whole board)

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It’s very cafe like! After drooling over the menu, you order food at the counter and receive a stand with a number on it so your food can be brought to you. One thing I love is how fast they can whip up a meal. Even during the rush of lunch time eaters, TBs is still able to dish out meals at a quick pace. 

I love going out to breakfast and TBs is one of my favorite places to go. Although most options contain toast or biscuits, you can substitute corn tortillas if you ask. I order the Mother’s Breakfast and substitute corn tortillas for the biscuit, so its basically like deconstructed breakfast taco plate. Most of their breakfast dishes can be gluten free, but I would double check with the granola incase they add wheat to it. 

I’ve only been to TBs twice for lunch. I prefer their breakfast because there are more gluten free options. However, there are a few things on the lunch menu that can be made gluten free. The first time I went for lunch I ordered “A Casual Lunch” which consisted of a small mixed green salad and a cup of tomato basil soup. I also had them substitute the baguette for corn tortillas. I really wish I could have their bread, it looks amazing and its cooked in house along with their other breads and pastries!

For lunch today I ordered the Beet Burger, minus the bun, jalapeños and chipotle aioli. The Beet Burger has oats in it, so if you are celiac, I would be careful about eating the burger. I was fine after eating it, so if your gluten intolerance isn’t super severe then you should really try this burger! The burger also came with a side, I chose the fruit option which was a mix of green apples, pineapple, orange slices and grapes. (Sorry for the bad photo, I thought I got a good one when I took it). I also ordered a side of basil aioli to top my burger with. It tasted delicious! If you prefer not to have a spicy chipotle aioli, you should really try the basil version! 

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Check out Tiny Boxwoods website here! They also have another location on Rice Blvd that is called Tiny’s No. 5! I have to go their next, the menu is different than Tiny Boxwoods, and I have my eyes set on their Salmon Tacos! They also offer a delivery service called Tiny Box Lunch if you can’t make it to your favorite lunch spot! 

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