The Lone Star State is well known for it’s vast amount of land but is most popular for its delicious barbecue and authentic Mexican cuisine. Houston stands as the most populated city within the state of Texas and offers residents and tourists an eclectic array of activities from Astros and Rockets games to their annual Live Stock Show and Rodeo. Along with the many activities available comes food and there’s plenty to go around. Below are some of the most popular spots to eat within the city of Houston.
Since 1946, the Barbecue Inn has delivered some of the most delicious fried chicken that you will ever sink your teeth in to. This traditional southern hotspot is a favorite amongst thousands of Houstonians and the many tourists who visit the big city annually. The Barbecue Inn has received numerous awards including Southern Living’s list of The South’s Best Fried Chicken (2013) and Travel + Leisure’s list of America’s Best Fried Chicken (2010). If you’re planning on visiting the Houston area and are craving some southern comfort, head to the Barbecue Inn!
If you love pizza and are in the Houston area, Dolce Vita is a must. This small pizzeria offers a true taste of Italy by offering authentic thin-crust Neapolitan pizzas. Each pie is crafted by artisans and created with only the freshest ingredients around. With over 20 types of pizza and unique toppings like prosciutto, arugula, artichokes and fresh herbs, this is sure to be one of the most authentic and delicious pies you’ll have. In fact, their pizza is so good that Rachael Ray voted Dolce Vita as one of the top pizzerias in the entire country. If you have some room left over, explore further with their authentic Italian gelato.
For some of the best gyros and Greek grub in the state of Texas, Niko Niko’s should be at the top of your list. This hole in the wall spot offers foodies a quick, authentic and delightful experience of what true Greek food is all about. Niko Niko’s was popular to local Houstonians prior to being featured on Food Network’s hit show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives but after their television debut in 2010, Niko Niko’s has become a true staple of Houston. Known for it’s incredible gyros that boast moist lamb slices, fresh pita, sweet onions and cucumber-garlic tzatziki sauce, this dish has thousands raving about this authentic go-to Greek spot. So next time you are in and around the Houston, TX area, stop by and have a gyro or two at Niko Niko’s!
The Breakfast Klub
If you’re someone who thinks that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the Breakfast Klub is the place to be. With traditional dishes like biscuits and gravy to massive omelets, this is a true breakfast lovers dream. However, one dish that separates itself from the rest and creates lines out the door is their chicken and waffles! The tender chicken and buttery, fluffy waffles make this dish a delightful start to any day. If you’re still not a believer, just check out their Yelp page to read up on the over 1700 reviews that absolutely rave about just how good this place is.
Aside from its rich barbecue and southern comfort cuisines, Texas is also known for its authentic Mexican food. Torchy’s Tacos has locations all over Texas including Austin and Houston. This small taco shop offers us some of the most delicious Mexican food around. With unique taco dishes like The Democrat to their fresh Baja shrimp tacos, this is the go-to spot for all of your taco cravings. Torchy’s Tacos also offers their queso cheese dip and diablo hot sauce that pack a small punch and accent each dish to perfection. This delightful shop is extremely affordable, authentic and they serve breakfast all day!
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