Medical Center: 1333 Old Spanish Trail
Glazed is everything a Cougar could ever want in a donut shop. It has sweet (and even savory) gourmet doughnuts, coffee and a quaint, comfortable environment for hanging out or studying. One of the most attractive components about Glazed is its hours as it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The shop is run by Bauer graduate and founder Edose “Ose” Ohen and his family. Glazed opened in 2013 after Ohen spent two years travelling and researching to perfect his recipes. From Plain Glazed to Crème Brulee and Glazed Chicken Sandwich to The Macon, Glazed has something for everyone.
West University: 3245 Southwest Freeway
School-project-turned-restaurant, 100% Taquito is the brainchild of UH alumnus Marco Garcia and his sister. 100% Taquito had humble beginnings, operating from a food truck for two years before moving to its storefront. Contrary to the more commonly known (in Texas anyway) wrapped, fried and smothered Tex-Mex, 100% Taquito aims to pay homage to the authentic tastes of Mexico City street cuisine. The restaurant offers a wide array of dishes, including tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, traditional plates and sopes, which are thick, open-faced tacos.
Montrose: 2710 Montrose Blvd.
BB’s is a Tex-Orleans style restaurant, featuring overstuffed Po-Boys and other New Orleans staple foods with a Texas twist. The café was founded in November 2007 by UH alumnus Brooks Bassler. The original location is a small building, just over 1000 sq. ft., on the corner of Westheimer and Montrose but has since expanded to 4 locations, stretching over Houston as far as Katy.