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Restaurants in Houston

Houston is a culinary hotspot featuring outstanding ethnic and international cuisine.
Published on 3/20/19
Restaurants in Houston
  • Houston is one of the country’s most exciting food cities, with local restaurants scoring high on rankings:
    •  Houston was ranked second on Food & Wine’s “32 Places to Go (And Eat) in 2019”
    •  Yelp’s “Top 100 Places to Eat for 2019” includes five greater Houston eateries
    • The city is among WalletHub’s “Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians”
  • According to Yelp.com, Houston has nearly 160 categories of cuisine, including Afghan, Georgian and Ukrainian restaurants. Houston also has over 650 food trucks and stands, nearly 140 delis and about 100 wine bars.

Houston Restaurants

  • In the four quarters ending Q3/18, the Houston MSA was home to 11,292 food service and drinking establishments that employed more than 258,700. These establishments included: 4,319 full-service restaurants, 4,330 limited-service eating places and 648 drinking establishments.
     
  • Houston MSA’s food service and drinking establishments had sales of $18.1 billion in the four quarters ending Q3/18, according to the State Comptroller’s office.

Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research
713-844-3616
pjankowski@houston.org

Melissa Verhoef
Analyst, Research
713-844-3653
mverhoef@houston.org

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160 categories

Houston has nearly 160 categories of cuisine

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