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Houston - Bread, cake and pastry

Local shops with international flavour

Bread and Cakes

Most of the grocery stores have a pastry section where you can buy cakes ‘off the shelf'. 
Alternatively you may order a cake to a specific theme of design. 
Cakes can be bought or ordered from supermarket like Randalls, Kroger, HEB, Walmart, Fiesta, Whole Food, Central Market.
If you come across a "panaderia" do not hesistate to give it a go, this is the mexican version of the bakeries and although they have not raised to fame they have fresh produce and quite nice sweet breads and pastries.

Whatever your nationality you may find a bakery that produce the bread you are used to, in general the asian are located in the Bellaire area (below a list of asian bakeries), although most Korean shops are north of  I10 on and around Gessner. A supermarket that caters to middle eastern countries, but has appeal to anyone enjoying good food is Phoenicia which has two locations on the west side of town. You will find beside the known pita bread many other varieties of bread.

Specialized cake stores are sometimes bakeries as well, while other stores just specialize in cakes.

Birthday cakesMost of the grocery stores have a pastry section, where you can buy cakes directly 'off the shelf'. Alternatively, you may order a cake with a specific theme or design. Both these types of cakes are available at the following stores: Albertsons, Randalls, Kroger, HEB, Walmart, Target etc.

Ice cream cakesThis is another favorite alternative when you consider the Houston climate whereby two thirds of the year can be extremely hot. Baskin Robbins and Marble slabs are chain of ice cream shops with locations on Westheimer and Bellaire amongst others. They supply ice cream cakes to order, as well as some available ‘off the shelf’ products.

Here is a list of the special bakeries and pastry shops.  

El Bolillo (mexican bakery)
2517 airline drive
77009 houston
A bit out, north of town, but the advantage is that is close to Canino, the best vegetable market in the greater Houton Area. Take the tray and help yourself of pastry then head to the cashier.

Andre’s Swiss Candies 
2515 River Oaks
Houston, Texas
Tel: + 1 (713) 524 3863

1101 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

Roland’s Swiss Pastry and Tea Room 
6504 Del Monte
Houston, Texas
Tel: + 1 (713) 785 4294

TeaCake French Bakery & Tea Room
820 FM 1960 West
Houston, Texas 77090
Tel: + 1 281- 893-6869
Fax: + 1 281- 893-1679

Tuscany Italian Bakery
11150 Westheimer 
Houston TX 77042 (close to Westheimer and Wilcrest)
Opened in august 2010 by  Roberto and Leticia, a Venezuelan couple with Italian parents, it features creations based on Grandma (nonna) recipes.
You can also drink espresso in tiny cups!

Julies Cakes
3434 FM (Farm Road) 1092
Missouri City 230
United States
Tel: + 1 (281) 261 8229

A specialized shop, worth visiting if only to marvel at the cake designs. Cakes start at $18.00 and - although more expensive than ‘off the shelf’ in the grocery store - are worth the extra for special occasions. The shop is situated in a quaint traditional row. Worth telephoning for directions and shop opening hours, as it is quite tucked away.

French Gourmet Bakery 
12504 Memorial Dr
Houston, Texas
Tel: + 1 (713) 973 6900

2250 Westheimer
Houston, Texas
Tel: + 1 (713) 524 3744

French Riviera Bakery 
3032 Chimney Rock
Houston, Texas
Tel: + 1 (713) 468 6366

La Madeleine
This is a very popular French style bakery and restaurant. Great for breakfasts, lunch and casual  family dinners. Good bread, but quite overrated.

Three Brothers Bakery
Houston's Family owned bakery, founded in 1949. A fine reputation for delicious breads, pastries, cookies, wedding & special occasion cakes.

New York Bagels Shop and Deli
9724 Hillcroft
Houston, TX 77096
Tel: 713-723-5879
email:[email protected]
Bagel Shop Hours Monday: 6 am - 3 pm; Tues-Fri: 6 am - 6 pm; Sat: 6 am - 5 pm; Sun: 6 am - 4 pm. Kosher Pareve - HKA
Cafeteria Hours: 7 am - 3:30 pm every day. (No HKA supervision)
The real deal. The only New York bagel in town.

Phoenicia Specialty Foods
12126 Westheimer
Tel: + 1 281 558 8225

Phoenicia Deli
12116 Westheimer
Tel: +1 281 558 0416

Asian bakeries and pastry shops

Most asian shops are located in the Bellaire area, but there are few in Sugar Land and Downtown

Jungle Cafe & Patisserie 
9110-A Bellaire Blvd.  Houston  77036
Tel: + 1 (713) 272-6633

Texas Lee Bakery 
9126 Bellaire Blvd.   
Houston 77036
Tel: + 1 (713) 272-6517

I-Ping Bakery 
9888 Bellaire Blvd #138
Houston 77036 
Tel: + 1 (713) 777-8838

Merryland Bakery 
Tel: + 1 (281) 495-0566
10804 Bellaire Blvd #C
Houston 77072

St. Honore Bakery 
9600 Bellaire Blvd.   
Houston 77036
Tel: + 1 (713) 270-6525

Thiem Hung Bakery 
12320 Bellaire Blvd. 3B
Houston 77072
(281) 495-8636

Yen Huong Bakery
 1203 Chartres St. #C 
Houston  77003  
Tel: + 1  (713) 223-3344

Memorial Bakery   
12345 Kingsride   
Houston 77024
Tel: + 1 (713) 467-7679

My Sam Bakery
6838 Ranchester   
Houston 77036
Tel: + 1 (713) 995-6100

Goodness Cake House 
6650 Corporate Dr. #C
Houston 77036 
Tel: + 1 (713) 271-6668

Classic Bakery 
4645 Hwy 6 Suite C
Sugar Land 77478
Tel: + 1 (281) 265-6886

Antony's Bakery   
3729 Highway 6  
Sugar Land 77478
Tel: + 1 (281) 491-0898



French Macaron: Anyone who tasted a Parisian macaron from Ladurée will not have to give up this delicacy in Houston. Jackie Burdisso, originally from France, started making macarons about 4 years ago, after being intrigued by an article on Ladurée, probably one of the most famous tea salons in Paris, and was fascinated by the macarons, small, round cakes, crisp on the outside, smooth and soft in the middle, made fresh daily. 

When travelling back to visit her father in Antibes, France, she asked him to teach her how to make them. Jackie's father, a pastry chef like his father, is following the family tradition and they owned Maison Burdisso.

Jackie is constantly thinking of new and unusual flavors for her macarons, she has developed more than 40 and keeps experimenting with new flavours constantly! Check her website  Maison Burdisso to find out day and time they are sold at the farmer's market locations and at  Kuhl-Linscomb (West Alabama and Kirby near Whole Foods). A little pricey but you may decide they are well worth the investment.



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