Time to round up the prettiest, most Instagramable dishes in the city to keep everyone’s social media game on point. These seven plates are guaranteed to garner comments like “that looks good” and sarcastic “thanks for the invite.”
Ignore those haters and get those camera phones ready. Here’s where to go to do it for the ‘gram.
Crispy Prawn Dumpling at Yauatcha
Let the swooning begin. Impress all fellow Instagrammers by visiting Yauachta, the London-based Cantonese dim sum restaurant and teahouse, and ordering the crispy prawn dumpling with plum sauce. This dish’s delicious combination of sweet and crunchy flavors and beautiful appearance steals the show. Step in a bit closer to capture this delicate dumpling in all of it’s glory.
5045 Westheimer; 713-357-7588
Jumbo Lump Crab Meat and Avocado Salad at Star Fish
Capturing a showstopper photo won’t be an issue at this new Heights restaurant with its white, nautical and fresh decor. Boasting a beautiful raw seafood bar, anyone could stop right there to get an Insta-worthy post. But, have a seat and feast your eyes on the Jumbo Lump Crab Meat with Avocado and any food ‘gram will instantly be elevated.
191 Heights; 832-831-9820
Cremoso de Chocolate at Xochi
When anyone’s Instagram is in need of a little luxury, look no further than Xochi, James Beard Award-winner Hugo Ortega’s stunning Oaxacan restaurant in downtown’s Marriott Marquis hotel. Imagine a billowy chocolate sponge cake enveloped in a mousse and accompanied by a blossoming branch made of solid chocolate. Strawberries are the perfect addition to top off this delight of a dessert. Created by Ortega’s brother Ruben from chocolate that’s roasted in house, the cremoso de chocolate is a unique and delicious must have on anyone’s food gram.
1777 Walker; 713-400-3330
Sticky Bun Breakfast Burger at Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
Looking for that perfect picture that combines sweet and savory? Bosscat’s creation of burger-meets-breakfast is just as pretty as it is yummy. It’s made with Canadian bacon, a duck fat fried egg and gruyere cheese. This drool-worthy restaurant sports glass garage doors so make sure to snap a pic with the impeccable natural light.
4310 Westheimer; 281-501-1187
Smoked Turkey BLT at Beaver’s Westheimer
As a chef with 11,000 followers of his own, Arash Kharat understands how to create Instagram-worthy dishes. Accompanied with their hand-cut fries, Beaver’s smoked turkey BLT is scrumptious and a compliment to anyone’s gram. There is no shortage of photo-worthy dining spaces as well as beautiful food combinations that makes this a must have on an Insta-feed.
6025 Westheimer; 713-714-4111
Chicken & Waffle at Krisp Bird & Batter
The casual vibe and delicious chicken sandwiches have already made Krisp an instant local favorite. Served on butcher paper, the restaurant’s spin on the chicken and waffle includes a waffle bun, Crystal hot sauce, yummy maple syrup, and cider slaw. This could possibly be the most coveted sandwich for any summer Instagram feed. Throw a favorite drink in the picture, and it’s Insta-gold.
5922 Richmond; 713-239-0320
Loaded Milkshakes at FM Kitchen and Bar
Go ahead. Indulge. You’re bound to slow your scroll when you come across this beauty. These loaded milkshakes in vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry are piled with ice cream and topped with frothy whipped cream. Although this hotspot has photo-worthy backdrop options at every turn, this magical milkshake makes makes such a grand appearance that it looks great everywhere.
1112 Shepherd; 832-804-6006