The Food Lovers Guide to Houston

Houston’s Top 8 Shops for Sweets & Desserts

Indulge your sweet tooth with the finest pies, cakes, ice cream, and cookies our town has to offer.

03/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt and Robb Walsh

The Food Lovers Guide to Houston

The 9 Best Bakeries in Houston

From croissants to pita, bagels to baguettes, naan to marbled rye, and everything in between , here’s where to find the freshest-baked breads in town.

03/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt and Robb Walsh

The Food Lovers Guide to Houston

Houston’s Finest Fishmongers & Seafood

Plus: where to buy oysters by the sack

03/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt and Robb Walsh

The Food Lovers Guide to Houston

Houston’s Best Butchers, Deli Counters and Meat Markets

No matter what kind of meat you’re in the mood for, odds are you’ll find it at one of these eight great markets.

03/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt and Robb Walsh

The Food Lovers Guide to Houston

Houston’s 8 Best Farm Stands & Farmer’s Markets

Sample the finest local farmers have to offer or pick your own produce right off the plant—it's up to you.

03/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt and Robb Walsh

Coffee

Houston’s 11 Best Coffeeshops

From brews to beans and cappuccinos to cortados, here’s where you should get your caffeine fix.

03/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Finger Lickin’ Good

Southern Fried Sensation: the Best Fried Chicken in Town

A classic dish fascinates Houstonians all over again.

03/03/2014 By Robb Walsh Photography by Kate LeSueur

Texas Recipes

Native Texan Chili Fixin's

Is this the best Texas chili mix ever?

02/24/2014 By Robb Walsh

Recipes

The Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe

This is the one recipe in my first cookbook that I use all the time.

02/20/2014 By Robb Walsh

Mutt City Mash-Ups

Guacamole Bobe at Rustika Cafe

At Rustika Cafe, owner Leo Reznick sees nothing unusual about Mexican-Jewish fusion food.

02/19/2014 By Robb Walsh

Pizzerias

Consider the Calzone

A calzone is a pizza you can take for a stroll.

02/18/2014 By Robb Walsh

Salad Bars

Salatas Sprouting Up All Over

Born in the Houston tunnels, this upscale salad bar is growing fast.

02/14/2014 By Robb Walsh

Truffles & Champagne

Last Minute Valentine's Gifts

Liebman's Fine Food on Memorial offers one-stop shopping.

02/13/2014 By Robb Walsh

Breakfast

Pondicheri's Indian Breakfasts

Carrot paratha with a fried egg, keema, uppma and potato curry makes a quite a breakfast taco.

02/12/2014 By Robb Walsh

Locavore Fare

Radishes and Butter at Coltivare

From garden to table: this appetizer is as local as it gets.

02/11/2014 By Robb Walsh

Italian Food

The New Cauliflower Dish in Town

The sformato at Osteria Mazzantini challenges the cauliflower status quo.

02/10/2014 By Robb Walsh

Eggs and Oysters

Danton's Blues Brunch

What goes better with the Blues? Eggs Danton with fried oysters? Or Boudin Benedict?

02/07/2014 By Robb Walsh

Mudbug Season

The Seafood Shoppe Is Tops for Crawfish

Big crawfish, hot seasonings, and some very spicy butter

02/06/2014 By Robb Walsh

Italian-American Cooking

Part Three: Mom's Lasagna

Make one for tonight, and put another one in the freezer.

02/05/2014 By Robb Walsh

Italian-American Cooking

Part Two: Meatballs

Italians and Italian-Americans disagree about meatballs.

02/04/2014 By Robb Walsh