When you think of American cities with the best restaurants, what comes to mind? New York? Chicago? Los Angeles? What if we told you Houston deserves a seat at the head of the table? That’s right, Houston is America’s new foodie capital.
And the secret is out. In a recent issue of Departures magazine, author John T. Edge swooned over the city’s scrumptious cuisine, saying “Spend a day motoring the beltways that engird this megalopolis and you will reach the same conclusion I have—Houston boasts the most dynamic and diverse food and drink scene in the nation.”
Simply put, the Houston dining scene serves up something to please everyone. From critically acclaimed restaurants with renowned chefs –like Reef and Underbelly – to casual, mom-and-pop staples –Niko Niko’s comes to mind – to specialty food trucks – may we suggest Bernie’s Burger Bus, Oh My Gogi!, and Chi’Lantro? – this fine city has it all.
With great choices at all ends of the price spectrum, Houston’s dining scene is undoubtedly one of the most vibrant in the nation. The beauty of our city’s restaurant landscape is derived from an eclectic mixture of culinary influences that all come together into something totally unique. On the same street, you could easily find a Tex-Mex restaurant, a high-end seafood establishment, a barbecue joint, a Vietnamese sandwich shop, a French bistro, and a food truck serving the most mouthwatering burger creations imaginable.
When the New York Times mentions Houston as “one of the country’s most exciting places to eat,” you can rest assured that the national attention our dining scene has received in recent years is well deserved.
There’s never been a better time to be a food lover in this extraordinary city. It’s quickly becoming the hottest destination for foodies looking for their next great bite. So, put on your stretchy pants and come taste what everyone’s talking about!