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How @thebucketlistlatina Spends a Day in The Heights

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Hey, y’all! It’s Ana from @thebucketlistlatina here to share with y’all one of my favorite neighborhoods in Houston.

The great thing about living in Houston is that because it’s so big, there’s so much to explore and so many places to eat. But I am not going to lie, The Heights area is definitely one of my top favorite areas to explore! Well, if you’re wondering why and what is there to do, keep reading.

The Heights is known to be one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Houston. It also has some of the best restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities. 

Let me show you how to spend a day in The Heights, including some things to do and places to eat, which all happen to be dog friendly!

It’s going to be a full day of exploring so start your day off with some good coffee and breakfast at Uncle Bean’s! If you’re like me and start your day off a little late some of their tacos and sandwiches may be sold out, so go early or try anything else they have in stock because trust me they are all tasty!

About Uncle Beans

What’s unique about Uncle Beans is that they do not have indoor space. There’s a walk-up window, an outdoor covered patio, and a drive-thru! You can’t miss it as it’s super colorful and super instagrammable!

What to get

My go-to is the sausage breakfast sandwich which comes on a cinnamon raisin English muffin and my backup go-to is the bacon and egg taco. Also, make sure you try one of their seasonal drinks, they never disappoint! If you brought your pup, treat them to a Pupper’s Delight, they will love it!

Additional Recommendations for Breakfast: Revival Market and Egghaus

DAILY | 7AM–5PM

📍3024 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77009

Mural Hunting

Y’all know how much I love murals, so I couldn’t leave this one out! I actually think The Heights has some of my favorite murals. New murals are constantly popping up around town but here are a couple of my current favorites in The Heights. Happy Hunting!

Location: Sunbelt Pawn (217 North Loop)/Heights House Hotel (100 W Cavalcade)/Alexan Lower Heights Apartments (2770 Summer St)

For more murals in The Heights check out these blog posts on my blog EatSleepTravelin:

Did all that mural hunting make you hungry? Perfect, then head on over for lunch at Angela’s oven. They close at 1 pm so make sure you go before then. Just note that they are closed on Monday’s.

About Angela’s Oven

Angela’s Oven is a family owned and operated bakery. All of their artisan bread is made without preservatives and completely vegan except for their brioche. You can also purchase a loaf of bread to take home. In addition, there’s breakfast, coffee, pastries and food. They are currently open for take out and dine in on their patio.

What to get

Due to covid, they do have a limited menu right now. The spinach and garlic cream cheese pastry is A MUST! If they are sold out, then you must go back and try it another time, trust me. I always get their turkey club sandwich. Literally, every single time, I think they know our orders by heart now! Their sandwiches come in a box with chips, pickles, and fruit which is perfect to take on the go and have a picnic by the White Oak Bayou trail.

Additional Recommendations for Lunch: BellaGreen and Dish Society

TUES–FRI | 7AM–1PM

SAT–SUN | 8AM–1PM

📍204 Aurora St, Houston, TX 77008

Walk or Bike White Oak Bayou

We could all use some extra time outdoors right now and one of my favorite things to do in The Heights is walking or biking White Oak Bayou, which Nairobi, my Frenchie, obviously loves as well. Feel free to bring a blanket or anything you may need if you decide to pull over and have a picnic. How can you resist this view?

There are several Houston BCycle stations near White Oak but this one is located at 2109 South St. and is one of my favorites because of this view! If you have the time you can make a left here and you will bike directly to downtown. If you bike to your right you will end up at Studewood Park which also has a great view of downtown and more areas to picnic at.

Also a perfect option for drinks as well! Their menu consists of sandwiches, burgers, and German/Austrian food, and lots of beer of course! They have a huge patio with tons of outdoor seating which is dog friendly!

About King’s Bierhaus

From the creators of the #1 German Restaurant in America, they created King’s Bierhaus which is a modern fusion restaurant of German, Austrian and American food. 

What to get

If you happen to stop by on a Thursday, don’t miss their steak night! You get a 12oz prime rib steak with mashed potatoes and green beans for $20! And yes, it was delicious! Otherwise, if you stop by any other day try their classic schnitzel! 

Additional Recommendations for dinner: Lola (get the burger) and Hughie’s

MON–WED | 12PM–9PM

THUS | 12PM–1-PM

FRI–SAT | 11AM–12AM

SUN | 11AM–9PM

📍2044 E T C Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77008

Shopping

If you are looking for some souvenirs, gifts, or just something for yourself, head to the Shops on 19th street, MKT Heights, or Heights Mercantile. All three of these have plenty of parking, shops and restaurants nearby.

 Drive around The Heights

Honestly, driving around is how I find out about new murals and restaurants popping up. It doesn’t hurt that The Heights has some of the most beautiful Victorian homes. Start your drive on Heights Boulevard.

I hope you found a new place to explore in The Heights and made some plans for the next time you are in the area. If you stop by any of my recommendations feel free to tag me on Instagram @eatsleeptravelin I love seeing y’all visit any of my recommendations! Let me know if there’s any other area you want me to check out next!

 

Whitney Ellis

Whitney Ellis

Whitney is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in San Antonio City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the San Antonio area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinSanAntonio on Instagramand Facebook.

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