Houston Summer Eats & Drinks

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There’s no better way to cool off in the summertime than with cool treats and special eats! Whether it’s a trip to an ice cream parlor, indulging in a long brunch with friends, hanging with the fam at one of our many Houston-area breweries, or grabbing donuts for lazy mornings, check out all that our city has to offer this summer!

Houston Summer Eats & Drinks

  • Start a lazy summer weekend off right by enjoying brunch with the whole family
  • Relax with a cold one while the kids play at one of Houston’s many family friendly breweries.
  • Grab a Minute Maid slushie! Available in Pink Lemonade and Strawberry Watermelon—the frozen treats are the perfect way to beat the heat in Houston this summer. Minute Maid Slushies are available at participating Houston area McDonald’s restaurants through the summer.  
  • Houston Summer Eats & DrinksLove this list of the best places around town for cool treats on those hot summer days. From ice cream & soft serve to icees & popsicles, we have you covered!
  • Yes, summer is scorching hot and most of the time, you will prefer air conditioning to dining al fresco. But, if a late dinner is your thing, check out these Houston restaurants with amazing patios.
  • Our Houston summer eats list wouldn’t be complete without a way to satisfy your sweet tooth with one of the best donuts in Houston.
  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! It’s not summer until you have delicious ice cream melting down your chin. Check out our list of the best places in Houston to get your ice cream fix OR enjoy it at home. 
  • Grab a delicious shaved ice at Bahama Bucks. Then on your way out, grab a pack of their Sno 2 Throw for a backyard snowball fight right in the middle of summer!
  • Support a local farmer by buying produce and other goods at one of Houston’s farmers markets.
  • It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with the same old places to eat out with your family. Check out our list of 50+ family-friendly restaurants in the Greater Houston area! 
  • Order in pizza {or make your own!} and start a new Friday night tradition
  • Houston Summer Eats & DrinksSummer always feels like a time to eat a little lighter. Why not add some of these delicious shrimp recipes into the mix?
  • More brunch options for when mom wants to treat herself. 
  • Break up those long summer days with regular tea time! You’ll be surprised what you may learn about your kids, too. 
  • Plan a “Sunday Funday” either with your partner, friends, or family. Some great ideas of where to eat {& drink!} here

Where are your favorite Houston summer eats and treats? 


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Meagan is a Dallas native who has lived in the Katy area for over a decade. She kicked a soccer ball all the way to Louisiana to attend college at her family’s alma mater of LSU, where she promptly fell in love with a Texas Aggie in Baton Rouge for an internship. After swimming back to Texas following Hurricane Katrina, Matt and Meagan fell in love with the Houston area and now couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Following several years of infertility, their miracle twins Ryan and Quinn were born in June of 2010. She believes there is nothing better than a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio, a large Sonic Diet Coke, sushi take-out, Girls Nights Out, and a mindless book to curl up with. Besides playing chauffeur and catering to the whims of her children, Meagan also is the Co-Owner of Houston Moms Blog. You can keep up with Meagan at The Clanahan Fam and on Instagram @meaganclanahan!


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