As the fourth-largest city in the United States, Houston is a constantly busy. From tourist favorites like the Museum District to Space Center Houston and the historic Heights, there is always something to see and do in this city. Houston is also home to many award-winning restaurants, but the food scene is changing in 2017. Here is a look at the hottest Houston restaurant trends this year and the new foodie favorites that you don’t want to miss.
Where flashy five star restaurants used to be center stage in Houston, today’s foodies seem to prefer food trucks. These mobile restaurants can be found parked all over the city throughout the week. You can grab crepes for breakfast, pocket pies for lunch, or cupcakes on your way home from work. Late night trucks serve up guilty pleasures like chicken and waffles, barbecue, and burgers. No matter what you’re craving, there is probably a food truck somewhere in Houston that has what you need.
If you’re a glutton for sugary treats, H-Town will deliver time after time. Houston’s bakeries serve up giant cupcakes, warm chocolate chip cookies, fresh doughnuts, and whimsical sorbets. Over in Houston’s Uptown Park, you can sample the famous Crave Cupcakes with flavors that change daily. Over at Ooh La La Dessert Boutique, you’ll find decadent pies, fresh baked cookies, and gelato courtesy of Chef Vanessa O’Donnell. If you’re trying to eat clean or you need something gluten free, Sprinkles Cupcakes will treat you right with their assorted of vegan and gluten free sweets.
In Houston’s gorgeous sunny weather, patio dining is a favorite for locals. Whether you want to grab a salad at lunch and soak up some sunshine or you want to enjoy a drink with friends after work, the city’s patio dining restaurants have just what you’re after. One of the best places to relax in the sunshine is Axelrad Beer Garden. Grab a pizza from Luigi’s next door and a local craft beer at Axelrad and then sit on the sprawling patio area where you’ll find picnic tables and a hammock grove. Backstreet Café also features a gorgeous patio area where you can enjoy Houston’s warm spring weather while you feast on delicacies like shrimp and grits or the famous goat cheese ravioli.
Fast, Casual, and Gourmet
Houston’s newest addition to the restaurant scene is Burgerim. This US-based franchise has quickly exploded into a worldwide phenomenon. The Houston Burgerim is scheduled to open in 2017 and will feature a fun menu of gourmet burgers made from lamb, Spanish beef, Wagyu beef, and chicken. There are dozens of ways to order a bite-sized Burgerim burger and you can mix and match buns, patties, and toppings to come up with new flavor combinations each time you visit. Burgerim offers gourmet food in a fast, casual way. It’s a fresh take on fast food, giving you affordable meals and quick service without sacrificing fresh ingredients.
If you’re looking for a new place to grab dinner in Houston in 2017, there are plenty of options. But don’t miss out on the new Burgerim for a one of a kind fast casual dining experience.