Paleo Friendly Eats at Ruggles Black

Ruggles Black FOOD Storefront Pic - Kirby Drive and Southwest Freeway (2015 photo)

Ruggles Black has become one of Houston’s favorite Paleo-friendly restaurants.

The Paleo Diet, also know as the “caveman diet” is one of the most nutritionally sound diets around because it consists of fresh fruits, vegetables and animal protein, while eliminating the intake of grains, dairy, processed foods, and sugars from your routine. Given that the latter seem to be in EVERYTHING we consume, it’s nice to have a place where you can enjoy your meal without compromising your goals.

Ruggles Black offers a combination of Indian, French and American fare in a eclectically-chic setting. Under the direction of chef Bruce Molzan and his partner, Neera Patidar this trendy spot offers alluring dishes fit to suite the palates of  both the conscious eater and the eater-eater’s, like me. I sampled a few items from their various menus (some Paleo, some not) and have highlighted my recommendations below.


Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

Arugula, Mixed Greens, Dried Mango, Apples, Cashews, Sweet Chili Vinaigrette


Brussle Sprouts, Fried Oysters

Fried Oysters with Caviar & Brussel Sprouts

Gulf oysters, buttermilk, caviar, spicy house sauce and mango salad.

Roasted Beet and Pork Belly Salad

Goat cheese, apples, pears, pistachios, orange, quail egg, crispy sweet potatoes and mango curry yogurt dressing

The Ruggles Black Burger

 Mozzarella cheese, bacon, tomatoes, onion and housemade pickles in our Cherry, Sirachi and habanero sauce

Paleo Fried Rice with Snapper

Paleo Fried Rice with Snapper

Bacon, cauliflower rice, onion, cilantro, ginger, mushroom, shrimp, egg, crab, sweet potato, Sriracha, coconut milk, lemongrass and vegetables.

Thomas’ Vietnamese Pho

Grass-Fed Beef Tenderloin, Rice Noodles, Beef Broth, Sprouts, Mint, Basil, Green Onions, Fried Poached Egg, Sour and Cherry Sriracha

 Paleo Veggie Taco

Paleo Veggie Taco

House blend spices, market veggies and jalapeno serrano mayonnaise.

Their dessert menu is lavish and abundantly stocked with all your favorite treats. I couldn’t escape with out diving into their warm and perfectly sweet creme brulee, it’s a favorite of mine! Not into desserts so much? Go with a cup of Joe and a scone!




Ruggles Black Menu
Open 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
3963 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 530-4493

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