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Essential Eats in Houston You Won’t Want To Miss

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In 2015, the Washington Post recognized Houston, Texas as one of America’s best food cities – something Houstonians have been saying for years! With an enthusiasm for good food that’s almost contagious, the city now joins the ranks under the “officially recognized” category and shares with the rest of the world a little bit of something they might have hoped could almost be kept secret. In the meantime, visitors such as Guy Fieri, host of the popular Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, has been making stops in H-town for some time now, highlighting some of the diverse foods, great joints, and wonderful people of Houston that are happy to serve such delectable eats. Having said that, he alone of course is not the only measuring stick to go by, but having opened the door for a peek, we’ll help give you a small taste of what’s hot in Houston with 3 essential eats you won’t want to miss. You’ll want to add to the list, and when you do, the Bayou City won’t fail to please!

Chicken & Waffle Fryders

Essential Eats in Houston You Won’t Want To Miss

Photo: Facebook/THE WAFFLE BUS

The Waffle Bus food truck are geniuses when it comes to combining things we love! They’ve taken chicken and waffles and put them together in the form of a slider, conveniently and poignantly called a fryder. Drizzled with their special spicy mayo, you’re going to want seconds, or maybe even thirds when you taste this melt-in-your-mouth blend of greatness!

Crave Cupcakes

Essential Eats in Houston You Won’t Want To Miss

Photo: Facebook/Crave Cupcakes

Crave Cupcakes outlasted the onslaught of cupcake wars that hit when their popularity was at an all-time high. After the fad portion of things settled down, the true mavens of mm-goodness shone through, and Crave can produce some of the best cupcakes you’ll want to sink your teeth into!

Killen’s Barbecue Brisket

Essential Eats in Houston You Won’t Want To Miss

Photo: Facebook/Joe Muniz Perez

Just like most places in Texas, barbecue is the crème de la crème in Houston and Killen’s Barbecue has got you covered. Serving up product that might rival those in the Texas Hill Country (we did say “might”) this barbecue is in a class all its own, and the sides they offer are nothing short of amazing as you sidle up to do an elbows-out chow down on some grade-A brisket. Enjoy!