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Houston is known for their good southern cooking  and we wanted to share with you our recent experience as we traveled through the city to eat some good food. Check out below 10 places you must try the next time you visit H-Town. Please be sure to tag @blackpeopleeats or mention #blackpeopleeats on Instagram  or Facebook so we can know when you visit.



1.Burns Original BBQ

Longtime family business known for smoked ribs, brisket, housemade sausage & other BBQ favorites.
Address8307 De Priest St, Houston, TX 77088


Friday 10:30AM–7:30PM
Saturday 10:30AM–7:30PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30AM–7:30PM
Wednesday 10:30AM–7:30PM
Thursday 10:30AM–7:30PM
Phone(281) 999-5559

BBQ Chicken

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2.Cupcake Kitchen Houston

Strip-mall cafe-bakery with artisanal cupcakes, cookies, pies & specialty cakes plus savory entrees.

Address2533 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004


Friday 11AM–9PM
Saturday 12–10PM
Sunday 12–8PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11AM–7PM
Wednesday 11AM–7PM
Thursday 11AM–7PM
Phone(713) 557-0447

Smothered Turkey Wings



3.Esther’s Cajun Cafe & Soul Food

Hearty Cajun fare & Southern cooking is the forte of this casual spot with warm hues & booth seats.

Address5204 Yale St, Houston, TX 77022


Friday 11AM–8PM
Saturday 11AM–8PM
Sunday 11AM–7:30PM
Monday 11AM–8PM
Tuesday 11AM–8PM
Wednesday 11AM–8PM
Thursday 11AM–8PM
Phone(713) 699-1212

Honey Dipped Smoked Fried Chicken




4.Hanks Ice Cream

Family-owned shop offers 18 flavors of iced treats handmade daily from a rotating menu of 100.

Address9291 S Main St, Houston, TX 77025


Friday 12–8PM
Saturday 12–8PM
Sunday 3–7PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12–8PM
Wednesday 12–8PM
Thursday 12–8PM
Phone(713) 665-5103

Oreo and Banna Pudding Waffle Cone


Modern takes on Southern classics by a classically trained chef served in a cozy, vintage house.

Address5512 La Branch St, Houston, TX 77004


Friday 11AM–10PM
Saturday 10AM–3PM, 4–10PM
Sunday 10AM–3PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11AM–9PM
Wednesday 11AM–9PM
Thursday 11AM–9PM
Phone(713) 568-2505

Blackened Catfish and Grits

6.Sheri’s Creole Mama Pralines


Serving the Houston community with over 30 flavors of pralines from banana pudding, almond, chocolate, praline brownies(picture below) and many more. These pralines can be shipped to any city that you are in. If you would like to purchase one click here

Praline Turtle Brownie


7.Sunshine’s Vegetarian Deli & Health Food Store

A cozy neighborhood jewel known for vegetarian food, refreshing raw salads, fresh fruit juices that has been serving the community since 1983.

Address: 3102 Old Spanish Trl,Houston, TX 77054


Friday  10:00AM–7:00PM
Saturday 9:30 AM–5:00AM
Sunday Closed
Monday  10:00AM–7:00PM
Tuesday  10:00AM–7:00PM
Wednesday  10:00AM–7:00PM
Thursday  10:00AM–7:00PM

Kale Salad

8.That Funnel Cake Place


This food truck brings you unique funnel cakes that you use to get when you were a kid but with a twist.

Oreo Funnel Cake

9.The Breakfast Klub

Hotspot for diner-style American eats & stick-to-your-ribs soul food including chicken & waffles.

Address3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002


Friday 7AM–2PM, 10PM–3AM
Saturday 8AM–2PM, 10PM–3AM
Sunday 8AM–2PM
Monday 7AM–2PM
Tuesday 7AM–2PM
Wednesday 7AM–2PM
Thursday 7AM–2PM
Phone(713) 528-8561

Katfish and Grits

10.The Turkey Leg Hut

Home of The World  Famous Stuffed Turkey Legs serving food in a casual venue  serving southern comfort classics.

Address4830 Almeda Rd suite a/b, Houston, TX 77004


Friday 11AM–12AM
Saturday 11AM–12AM
Sunday 11AM–10PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11AM–10PM
Wednesday 11AM–10PM
Thursday 11AM–10PM
Phone(832) 787-0770

Cajun Crawfish Mac and Cheese Turkey Leg

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