Houston's Top 10 for Food, Culture, and Big Texas Fun

Explore Houston's vibrant culinary scene, rich cultural heritage, and a plethora of exciting activities with our top 10 recommendations for food, culture, and big Texas fun.

Savor classics like lamb shank or Greek fajitas, and don't miss the spiced walnut or lemon cakes for dessert, served with a side of history.

#1 Athena's Greek & European Kitchen

Houston's spot since 1956 for Czech pastries. Enjoy savory roast beef or sweet fruit kolaches for a delightful treat.

#2 The Original Kolache Shoppe

East Houston's BBQ-Cajun spot offers tender brisket, pulled pork, and ribs. Don't miss the boudin chips and peach cobbler.

#3 Boot Texan Kitchen

Family-owned BBQ joint with mouth watering brisket, homemade sausage, BBQ fried rice, and loaded baked potato salad for a satisfying meal.

#4 Brisket & Rice

East Houston's classic spot for burgers and Texas-sized sandwiches. Try the Champ Burger with bacon and cheese, and don't skip the fried apple turnover.

#5 Champ Burger

Hidden gem inside a South Houston convenience store, offering flavorful kabobs and Cajun-inspired dishes. Try the lobster or steak kabobs for a delightful treat.

#6 Bo-Bobs

Family-owned West Houston eatery serving classic street tacos. Favorites include quesabirras and gorditas, paired perfectly with refreshing aguas frescas.

#7 Tacos Doña Lena

Fast-casual spot offering authentic West African cuisine in Downtown Houston. Don't miss the Trad Bowl or the secret "Golden Bowl" combo for a flavorful meal.

#8 ChòpnBlọk

Explore Southwest Houston's best Indian and Pakistani flavors. Indulge in creamy chicken tikka masala or flavorful goat chops.

#9 Aga's Restaurant & Catering

Houston's gem for fried turnovers. Try the savory Argentinian Beef "Gaucho" or Chicken Diablo, and don't miss the banana dulce de leche.

#10 The Original Marini's Empanada House


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