Still the go-to for cafeteria-style Mediterranean fare, this Texas mini-chain now has six Houston-area locations. There are grilled kebab plates with myriad protein options (the shrimp is tastier than the oversalted filet of beef). Our favorite item, however, is the tender chicken in a silky red curry with rice. Tabbouleh makes a lemony palate cleanser, and we like to pick up a few excellent baklavas for the road.