Nice to Meet You, Kolache

November 4, 2011

Kolache? What's a Kolache?  Is it a knick knack?  Hmmm...

I kept wondering what a kolache was when I first moved here to Houston two months ago.  I would often see signs for a place called The Kolache Factory.  I seriously thought it was a store that sold random lil knick knacks.  Finally, I googled it and found out it was food!  
Kolache: a pastry popular in Texas that originated from the Czech Republic and is filled with fruit or sausage/cheese/jalapeños/other yummy goodness.  

Gay bf and Twin Sista told me kolaches aren't only found in their own lil shops but also in donut shops.  Kolaches+donuts=Bffs.  

I first attempted to try a kolache a few weeks ago on a trip home from Target only to find out The Kolache Factory was only open from the morning til mid-afternoon.  Poop.  I was too late.  

I finally decided to plan a field trip to eat kolaches with Erin and Twin Sista this morning.  They took me to a place called Christy's Donuts and Kolaches.  
located at: 1103 W Gray St, Montrose, Houston, TX
Christy's offers an assortment of savory kolaches along with donuts and other tasty breakfast pastries.  I decided on a sausage, cheese and jalapeño kolache and also got a plain glazed donut to share with Erin and Twin Sista.  Lightly heated on the spot in a microwave, the kolache was fairly small.  For a whopping $1.05, I wasn't going to complain about the size.  I'm so used to pricey cupcakes, I was just happy to eat a breakfast that totalled less than $2.  (Donuts are $0.55).  

Inside my kolache was a jalapeño stuffed sausage, actually 1/2 a sausage cut lengthwise.  There was also some yummy yellow melted cheese.  These were packaged nicely in a soft bread so it was hard not to compare my breakfast to a hot dog.  Kolache=the breakfast hot dog?!?  It was salty and perfectly delicious. 
You can't go wrong with a plain, glazed donut.  Also perfectly delicious.  

Next adventure: try a fruit filled kolache and a lunch kolache (The Kolache Factory offers Pepperoni, Philly Cheese Steak, and other non-breakfast ones!)  


  1. I'm literally sitting here in a food-less apartment, drooling. I DROOLED ON MY MOUSE PAD. I'm an animal.

  2. it's the sausage, right? (wink wink)

  3. Hey, check out the Kolache Shoppe on Telephone Road. I grew up stopping there on our way to school in the mornings. I haven't had better sausage Kolache anywhere.