Rest of the Best 2013: Houston's Top Ten Breakfast Spots
Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in most cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several months. Bon appétit!
Photo from VoicePlaces The most important meal of the day at our No. 2 spot.
"I like to use 'I Can't Believe it's Not Butter' on my toast in the morning, because sometimes when I eat breakfast, I like to be incredulous. How was breakfast? Unbelievable."
Demetri Martin is a funny guy, but he's wrong. You really, really don't need to use I Can't Believe it's Not Butter to have an unbelievable breakfast. Instead, why not try incredible homemade salsa? Preposterously good Hollandaise sauce? Divine saffron yogurt?
Seriously, skip the faux butter (unless you're at a greasy spoon, then, by all means) and hit up one of these spots for the best breakfast in town. Not brunch, mind you. Put down the mimosas and Bloody Marys for a second and focus on the early morning, when all you really want are some perfectly fried eggs or fluffy pancakes. We'll get to brunch later.
But for now, rise and shine! And eat.
10. Taqueria La Macro
Photo by Troy Fields Tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Taqueria La Macro!
This year's winner for best breakfast tacos is also on our list for best breakfast spots because duh. We're in Texas. If we had an official state breakfast, it would probably be breakfast tacos, and La Macro makes some of the best in town. This small taco shop just north of Downtown offers real trompo tacos, complete with grilled pineapple chunks on top. Owner Saul Obregon is always present with a warm smile, and his staff is ready to dish out heaps of chorizo or potato and eggs into hot, fluffy flour tortillas that never get gummy or tough. And the house-made green and red salsas don't mess around; they'll wake you up more than any cup of coffee could ever hope to.
9. Le Peep
Photo from Le Peep Granola and almond pancakes are just one of the twists on classic breakfast items at Le Peep.
Although Le Peep does have a full lunch menu, its specialty is breakfast dishes. Le Peep's menu boasts everything from cinnamon rolls to Eggs Benedict, with traditional breakfast dishes (migas) and spins on favorites (granola almond pancakes), including a nicely sized section for the health-conscious. One of the most popular dishes is the Houstonian Skillet, which features "diced grilled chicken, mushrooms and broccoli served in a potato-filled skillet topped with creamy hollandaise sauce and two basted eggs." There are so many great breakfast items on the menu that you might have trouble choosing just one. Come hungry, and bring a friend.