Hot Cross Buns: Houston's 10 Best Bakeries

Get your green waffles at Parisian Bakery III.
Get your green waffles at Parisian Bakery III.

My friend Dr. Ricky has long said that there should be a comprehensive list of all the wonderful ethnic bakeries in town. I don't disagree, and in fact that's a list for another time.

Today, however, we're focusing on all the different forms and varieties of bakeries in Houston. And while that includes a few of the choice ethnic spots, we've also kept the list to bakeries that have permanent storefront locations, so you can swing by and grab a pandan waffle or marble rye for yourself.

Hot Cross Buns: Houston's 10 Best Bakeries

10. Parisian Bakery III

What to get here: Pandan waffles (pictured above), sesame seed balls and Vietnamese coffee.

Hot Cross Buns: Houston's 10 Best Bakeries
Photo by J.C. Reid

9. Acadian Bakers

What to get here: fancy pastry-laden opera trays, king cakes at Mardi Gras and cheeseburgers. Yes, cheeseburgers.

French Riviera baguette in the rear.
French Riviera baguette in the rear.
Photo by Matthew Dresden

8. French Riviera Bakery & Cafe

What to get here: Chocolate croissants, the Wu Brothers' famous farmhouse loaf and baguettes.

Sponge cake at Six Ping.
Sponge cake at Six Ping.
Photo by Mai Pham

7. Six Ping Bakery

What to get here: Baby cakes, any of the impossibly moist sponge cakes and as many Super Q Kawaii pastries as you can load on your little red tray.


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