The Oddballs behind Oddball Eats are a brother and sister duo. He's the brains behind the food and she's the brains behind the business. Oddball Eats originally started as a small booth at a farmer’s market selling our unique falafel and other signature sandwiches inspired by countries around the world. This was a passion project for Chef Rani who, at the time, was a chemistry teacher with a knack for experimenting in the kitchen.
Oddball gets moving!
We soon noticed our falafel was a big hit and moved toward expanding to a food truck. By the time we launched the food truck, our focus shifted more toward the flavors we grew up eating—Middle Eastern/Mediterranean flavors. We’ve taken those flavors and elevated them a bit by using quality ingredients and adding our own twist on the classic recipes we learned from our family. In fact, in the early days of the business, our parents and entire family were involved in making Oddball Eats a success. At it's core, Oddball Eats is a family business.
Keeping it close!
Since Oddball Eats began operating, the farmers markets were our main hub. Our customers knew they would find us there using ingredients from the local farmers at the same markets. We've maintained those relationships with local farmers as we've moved into our location inside Finn Hall in Downtown Houston. Their great products have shaped our business and because of them, our customers have come to trust that our food is made from the freshest possible ingredients.
Some of our local suppliers!
Atkinson Farms - Spring, Tx for fresh produce
Plant it Forward - Houston, Tx for fresh produce
Phoenicia Specialty Foods - Houston, TX for spices and other specialty ingredients
Dustin's Eggs - Weimar, Tx for farm fresh eggs
Cedar's Bakery - Houston, Tx for daily fresh pita bread
Weights and Measures - Houston, Tx for fresh baguettes
Other suppliers rotate based on seasonal availability