Posts tagged Food
Where to Find the Dankest Breakfast Tacos in Houston?
26/49 respondents said "HECK YES!"

26/49 respondents said "HECK YES!"

Using the words taco and deli in the same sentence makes my mouth water. I'm ok rocking a Doña Stache. Jess, Otto, and El Popeye are all my friends. If you don't get these references, chances are you haven't taken a breakfast taco tour in Houston, YET. 

For the last 10 or so years, every single trip to Austin has included a trip to Taco Deli. I was super stoked to learn they were opening up their first location in Houston last year, and even more excited that it opened just down the street from me on Washington Avenue. 

I go there a lot... but I also eat breakfast tacos just about every day. I'll share another post sometime about my homemade bfast taco recipes, but this guide is all about eating out. 

I asked my Instagram friends if Taco Deli is the best breakfast taco in town, and 53% of the 49 responders said "HECK YES!". The others all provided lots of bacon-and-eggselent suggestions. Below is a list of my favorite spots, as well as some of my friends TOP recommendations. 

Starting with my top pick, Taco Deli delivers. I recommend The Otto + Add Egg + Flour, with a cup of coffee. If you love queso, I'd recommend getting that on the side. Their sauces are lined up from mildest to most spicy and the Doña is right in the middle. This place isn't open for dinner, so your best bet really is to go for breakfast. 

This spot was my taco-jam when I was living in the Heights. If you go too late in the morning, you might be waiting in a line that's going out the door. Their tortillas are made in house and absolutely delicious. The place is really spacious and has a back room that nobody really ever sits in, but plenty of seating despite the line out the door. Breakfast is served all day, so that statement alone means it's the best thing on the menu. @cateliza87 swears the green sauce at Chilosos is the best thing in the world. 

Laredo Tacqueria
This recommendation came from my fellow yoga teacher, @poopsbuds, who said "All the real Mexican places" are better than Taco Deli. She recommends all of the tacos, but especially likes the eggs + potatos. 

Tierra Caliente
Thanks to my former coworker and PR extraordinaire, @theycallmemimidiez, for sharing that Tierra Caliente now offers breakfast tacos! Tierra Caliente is a food truck, always across the street from West Alabama Ice House and was named 10 Best Foodie Spots in Houston in USA Today. The owner's daughter passed away unexpectedly 2 years ago, and the community came together to exceed the fundraising goal by over $7,000. Tierra Caliente loves their tacos, and their taco eaters love them back. 

Tacos a Go Go
There are a few Tacos A Go Go's in town, and I've been there plenty of times for lunch, dinner, and margaritas.. but I really had no idea they even served breakfast tacos until @sarah_fitz42 recommended them as her favorite breakfast taco spot in town.  

You might not really think of a hipster coffee shop as having the best tacos in town, but think again! Siphon makes their tacos in house, and they are absolutely delicious. It's nice that you can also get a really good cup of coffee with the tacos. 

Greenway Coffee Company has drastically improved Houston's coffee scene, and now also treats us to delicious breakfast tacos. Morningstar is more known for their sugar-coma donuts, but I was able to try one of their tacos for the first time when they sponsored Free Yoga at Raven Tower with Black Swan. Since that "wait..did you say tacos?" exchange, I've been to Morningstar about a dozen times to get their tacos and super delicious coffee. 

Revival Market
This is the 3rd realllly good coffee + realllly good tacos spot on the list. I've been going to Revival Market for breakfast tacos for years. It's not a traditional Mexican breakfast taco, but it's dang good. Everything at Revival Market is sourced within 90 miles of Houston, and they're using the highest quality ingredients to make their tacos. They're tacos are literally so good that the owners of Revival Market opened up a dedicated taco joint called 8th Row Flint. These folks know tacos. Insider tip: Revival Market gives away free coffee every Monday until 10am, so go there on Mondays, try a taco and get a free drip coffee. 

Another Houstonian favorite, Brothers Tacos is located on the East Side of town. They have a buffet style, so even if the line is out the door, you're still going to get through the line relatively quickly and your food is going to be ready right away. And yes, there's usually a line out the door because it's really that good. 


Closing Thoughts?
Do you have another taco joint that should be on the list? Let us know in the comments below!

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars
granola bar recipe.JPG

My Sundays are spent meal prepping. Taking the 2-3 hours on Sunday helps my week go well by not having to think what I want for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

My meal prep this week includes: 

Eggs + Cinnamon Toast
Yogurt + Berries


Lentil Pasta with Veggies & Ground Beef
Taco meat + corn + black beans
Chicken from Crock Pot + corn + beans

Snacks are a must.. as I tend to snack all the time. This week (and most every week), I make a batch of homemade healthy granola bars. 

These granola bars are high in protein, healthy fats, and calories, so they're filling. These are easy grab-and-go before yoga, or anytime I'm at work or home and just need a snack. 

All the ingredients that will go into today's granola bar recipe.

All the ingredients that will go into today's granola bar recipe.



  • Gluten Free Oats
  • Peanut Butter (or almond)
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Honey
  • Coconut Oil
  • Chia Seeds (optional)
  • Almonds (optional)
  • Chocolate chips (optional, but definitely)


  • I combine the dry ingredients in a blender (Ninja) and pulse a couple times to chop up the almonds and oats
  • I combine the wet ingredients (peanut butter, honey, vanilla, coconut oil) in a mug and heat the mug in the microwave for 30 minutes
  • I stir the heated wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until there is a nice consistency and no oats look dry 
Spread the granola out on Wax Paper, and then roll it out. 

Spread the granola out on Wax Paper, and then roll it out. 


Finishing Touches

After spreading out the granola on wax paper, I take another piece of wax paper and roll out the granola until it's a thin layer, about 1/2" thick. Leave the granola in the fridge overnight, and tomorrow you can cut it into bite size pieces, and enjoy!

I sometimes put granola bar in the freezer because it lasts longer (about 6 months) and I think it also tastes better. 


Next Time

You can add/take away ingredients. When it was halloween, I added some marshmallows and candy corn. I have a sweet tooth, so that's why I add chocolate chips, even though it's totally optional. Let me know if you try this ingredient or have some suggestions for making my granola bar recipes even better! 

@TheBlondePantry's Skinny Chocolate Protein Pancakes

I have a massive sweet tooth, and using whole, natural ingredients to make pancakes helps me think it's good for myself... because, it is. 

This recipe is from @TheBlondePantry



1/4 cup oats
2 tbsp flax seed
3 eggs
2 ripe bananas
1 scoop chocolate Whey Protein Powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla



  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender. 
  2. Heat a skillet on medium heat. Add coconut oil to skillet
  3. Add some pancake batter & cook until the sides turn up, then flip. 
  4. Top with fresh fruit and/or add a tbsp agave!