Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you crave wheat and gluten? Do want comfort food in the morning? Well, this is the tour for you. We offer 3 options that are all between 2 and 3 hours depending on how many people are on the tour and how much time people browse and eat. These tours take you several different cultural sites to try the gourmet delights. We will stop at each bakery for about 15 – 20 minutes. These are all local bakeries. You may get a sample at some of these bakeries. Each tour has 7 bakeries, but we will generally be able to stop at only 6 as not all bakeries are open 7 days a week. Bring money to sample whatever you might like.
Some bakeries have sit-down areas to eat. Other bakeries lack such facilities and you will have to eat the yummy products later. Please, no eating in the vehicles.
Tour A – This tour is north of US 59. We go through the Upper Kirby District, Montrose area, River Oaks, the Heights area, and the Garden Oaks neighborhood. Did you know that Shipley’s Do-Nuts started in Houston in 1936? We will go to the oldest operating Shipley’s Do-Nuts. See the identifications below.
Tour B – This tour is south of US 59. This includes the Rice Village, Bellaire, Meyerland, Maplewood, Fondren Southwest area, and the Third Ward. This tour includes the oldest Kosher bakery in Texas. See the identifications below.
Tour C – This tour is west of I-610. It includes the Mahatma Gandhi District, Little Korea, and Asian Town. This tour has a strong emphasis on Asian bakeries. See the identifications below.
All tours start at the Visitors Center, located on the first floor of City Hall at 901 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002. Parking for a fee is available under Tranquility Park, located at 510 Rusk Street, Houston, Texas 77002.
North of US 59
- Creole Beignets
- Old Shipley's
South of US 59
- African - American
- Jewish Kosher Bagels
- Jewish - Polish Kosher Bakery
West of I-610 W.