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Best of Houston® 2019: Best Kolache

You'll also want to try the stuffed croissants at this old-timey kolache shop.
You'll also want to try the stuffed croissants at this old-timey kolache shop. Photo by Brooke Viggiano
Best Kolache: The Original Kolache Shoppe

Sure you can get kolache filled with everything from barbecue brisket to mac and cheese these days, but there’s something to be said about a time-honored tradition. That’s what you’ll find at this vintage Czech pastry shop, which has been around since 1956. Here, the yeast dough is pillowy soft and just-sweet, dimpled with classic fillings like peach, blackberry, poppy seed and sweet cheese. If it’s the savory klobasniky you’re after, you’ll find those, too. Get them loaded with sausage and jalapeño; and add on a few Hot Pocket-like croissants filled with roast beef, bacon and cheese while you’re at it.

5404 Telephone, Houston

Readers' Choice: Kolache Factory (multiple locations)

5763 San Felipe, Houston
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