Illustration: Chris Danger

We found Houston's best hidden treasures, from a bodega, community-led grocery stores, and Mexican candy vendors to thrift stores, speakeasies, and art sculptures. 

In This Feature:

The Backbone of Bayou City’s Warehouse District

The neighborhood shop has built a following with convenience-store staples and unique style, from candy and beer to clothing and handpicked trinkets.

07/14/2022 By Amarie Gipson Photography by Michael Starghill

Discover Houston's Best Community-Led Grocery Stores

From Asian to African to Middle Eastern to Latin American, Houston's community groceries offer authentic tastes of home for its multicultural communities.

07/18/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Houston's Homegrown Mexican Candies Mix Spicy and Sweet

Pica Queen, Tijuas Candies, and Chingona Picosita Candies infuse their snack mixes and sauces with tongue-tantalizing flavors of their Mexican heritage.

07/15/2022 By Geneva Diaz

These Speakeasies Are Some of Houston's Best-Kept Secrets

At these Houston speakeasies, adventurous eaters and drinkers will find romantic settings, unforgettable meals, and a tempting frisson of transgression.

07/21/2022 By Megha McSwain

Houston's Outdoor Sculptures Offer a Window into a Lively Art Scene

Seek out these alfresco artworks as a way to explore the city and experience the charms of Houston’s burgeoning art scene.

07/20/2022 By Brianna Benitez

An Insider's Guide to Houston’s Vintage Thrift Stores and Boutiques

From biker chic to Western wear and reclaimed couture, Bayou City has vintage clothing shops for every taste and style.

07/18/2022 By Danielle Wright

Try These Top Houston Flea Markets for Bargain Buys and Family Fun

Find one-of-a-kind bargains and a variety of food, entertainment, and vintage goods at Houston's best flea markets.

07/22/2022 By Danielle Wright