Raja Sweets has been preparing mithai (bite-size sweets) for Texans to gift during the Hindu holiday since 1986—and they’re likely to have record sales this year.
The food is from scratch, the decor is from another time, and the welcome is straight from the heart. Here are 31 Texas restaurants we return to again and again.
Shorty’s Place, a coastal dive that has been around since the 1940s, cleans up and moves on while maintaining its signature charm as a community hangout.
Eloteros trawl the north end of the island in converted vans and buses slinging variations of elotes in this (sometimes) fruitless, fun job.
While Muslim Uyghurs face persecution in China, the proprietors of Turan Uyghur Kitchen, in Plano, focus on bringing awareness through freshly made hand-pulled noodles and more.
Noted for having the "best burger in America," this joint hosts Space City royalty, with affable, determined co-owner and rapper Bun B holding court.
The Dallas country-cooking chain started in 1975, and it’s down to just one location in Arlington. One writer makes a pilgrimage to learn about the folks keeping this place open and to stock up on rolls, fried okra, and squash casserole.
The chain has been around for more than 85 years. Despite its ubiquity—with more than 300 locations—each location holds its own memories.
With Laredo as its flagship, this Tex-Mex chain has been supplying folks with piratas and more for 35 years. As it grows beyond the Rio Grande Valley, can it keep what's made it so beloved?
The Only Asian Grocer in Waco Serves Its Growing Community With Hard-to-Find Ingredients and Filipino Food
Even though East Market and Goods only opened in 2020, it’s already become a pillar in town, hosting cultural events and educating customers.
They keep their communities running, whether it’s providing a gathering space or keeping prices low in the face of inflation.
Dan McCoy—the former president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas—encourages indulging at his Fredericksburg wine and chocolate shop. But only because he’s got the good stuff.
On opposite sides of the street and the aisle, these coexisting cafes represent a lot more than just a good cup of joe to their customers.
The new restaurant is indicative of the changes happening in the city, where former residents are returning and bringing new ideas from their travels.
For 50 years Larry Faldyn has crafted kolaches, "pigs," and cookies at Lukas Bakery. He's ready to retire, but hasn't yet found the ideal replacement.
The Lord of the Rings–inspired restaurant has transcended its theme to become a local staple for burgers, vegetarian food, and mead.
A law requires sponsors to serve refugees “culturally appropriate” meals. For Afghans landing in Houston, those come from Omer Yousafzai’s restaurant.
You’re in for a satisfying breakfast or lunch in East Dallas if you know where to look: a mom-and-pop shop set inside another mom-and-pop shop at a Valero.
Kerala Kitchen's namesake combo plate, with curry spooned over rice and scattered with hot pickles, is the perfect way to spend ten bucks in North Texas.
San Antonio’s Pig Stand is facing an uncertain future. But one day in October, the restaurant’s makeshift family of regulars took time to honor the past.
The neighborly Green Spot serves double shots of espresso, steak and eggs, and bison jerky—and legend has it that Erykah Badu is a fan of its vegetarian offerings.
Pop-culture and popsicle fans come from around the state, often dressed in character, to taste themed treats.
To survive the pandemic, the beloved Longview restaurant had to evolve. As a waiter there, I did too.
The Amarillo-based chain sells iced tea, and (almost) only iced tea. But it's in HTeaO's simplicity that we find its brilliance.
From small towns to big cities, these community-focused culinary concepts are serving up food for thought for chefs, developers, and customers alike.
For a food obsessive like me, Big Bend’s culinary scene rivals the nature.
The Italian food superstore opens its seventh North American location at Dallas’s NorthPark Center.
Three new indie coffee businesses have opened in Laredo this year, all building on the city’s vibrant Mexican American coffee traditions.