Houston Holiday Treats

The holidays are fast approaching! I love to stock my pantry with these crowd pleasing Houston treats so I’m ready to offer a last-minute seasonal spread for friends and family. They also make the perfect hostess gift as you make the rounds to all the holiday parties.

Head to Airline Drive where the knowledgeable staff at Houston Dairymaids will help you create the perfect cheese board. Be sure to take them up on the offer of a free cheese tasting! Head down the street to El Bolillo Bakerywhere the shelves are stacked high with pan dulce (sweet bread), fruit-filled empanadas, churros, and bags of melt-in-your-mouth Mexican Wedding Cookies.

Stop by Hugo’s to pick up containers of their addictive spicy peanuts. Their special gift box set make a great gift for your favorite foodie friends which includes Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico cookbook, a tablet of housemade hot chocolate, a molinillo for frothing, and two coffee mugs!

Paulie’s delicious shortbread cookies are always a festive addition to any dessert table with their cute Christmas decoration designs. For a gourmet sweet treat, pick up chocolates from Cacao & Cardamom. Their creative flavors like szechuan peppercorn and garam masala pistachio are sure to be a hit.

Order a dozen or two of the handmade tamales from The Original Alamo Tamales, a Houston tradition perfect for any holiday meal.

Happy Holiday Feasting!