The Five Best Spots in Houston for Take-Out and a Picnic
Bodegas Taco Shop and Hermann Park
Photo courtesy Hermann Park Tacos and Sam Houston. What could be more Texan than that?
Tacos almost have to be eaten outside, and Hermann Park near Bodegas Taco Shop is a fine place to do just that. One of the largest parks in Houston, Hermann Park has a number of areas perfect for picnicking, from the woods surrounding the zoo to the grassy knolls in the shade of the Sam Houston statue. Bodegas Taco Shop will hook you up with create-your-own tacos and burritos (a la Chipotle), and if you decide to stay and eat there, you can customize your margaritas as well. Or you could BYOB and bring the whole meal to the park. But...you know...that's illegal. So we definitely didn't suggest it.
Fusion Taco and Market Square Park
Photo from VoicePlaces Market Square Park is in bloom this time of year.
The area around Market Square Park has been booming in the last few years, so there's no shortage of restaurants to hit up for a meal on-the-go. One of my favorites is Fusion Taco, right across the street from the park. Because the spot used to be a food truck, so the chefs know how to make food that can withstand being packed up and moved elsewhere. Market Square Park is an oasis in the middle of downtown filled with flowers, benches and the occasional homeless person. There's frequently live music in the park, and if you want booze, Niko Niko's sells beer and wine, as well as pretty good food if you aren't feeling like tacos. But if you aren't feeling like tacos, you might want to see a doctor.
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