Explore Houston’s Jewish food based on the recommendations of chefs Justin Turner, owner and executive chef of Bernie’s Burger Bus, and Matt Marcus, chef and co-founder of 8th Wonder Brewery. Read on to discover their favorite spots to eat Jewish food in Houston.
After surviving Nazi occupation in Poland, Sigmund, Sol, and Max Jucker arrived in Houston from Poland and opened Three Brothers Bakery in 1949. The award-winning bakery, which rose from humble beginnings, is now an iconic Houston destination selling European-style breads and pastries, as well as American-style desserts. Among its offerings you’ll find freshly baked challah twists, bagels, hamantaschen (a triangular filled cookie or pastry), sufganiyot (Hanukkah donuts), rugelach, and more.
Address: 4036 S Braeswood Blvd.
Searching for a classic Big Apple-style Jewish deli in Houston? Look no further than Kenny & Ziggy’s. Owned by Ziggy Gruber – who agreed to bring New York deli food to Houston at the request of friend and restauranteur Lenny Friedman in the late 90s – the deli is packed with regulars who flock there for its mile-high pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, bagels topped with smoked fish, and matzoh ball soup.
Address: 2327 Post Oak Blvd.
In true Houston fashion, this family owned Kosher restaurant opened in 2001, serves a fusion of diversity of foods ranging from Jewish foods, such as jachnun and bourekas, to sushi and pizza. Committed to serving Kosher dairy and parve foods to the Jewish community, the restaurant’s menu has something for everyone.
Address: 9704 Fondren Rd.
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