New eateries to check out around Waco
Our wonderful city of Waco is ever-growing, and one of the many benefits we’re seeing is food. New restaurants and food trucks are popping up all over the place, and Waco is becoming more and more foodie-friendly. Whether you’re a new Baylor student, an upperclassman back on campus for the fall, or a Baylor alum planning your next visit back, you might want to check out some of these new eateries:
* Milo All Day — This long-awaited food-truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant is worth the wait and the hype. Whether you’re in the mood for a scramble, a burger, or a locally sourced dinner, Milo All Day has you covered — in one of the most beautiful spaces in Waco to boot.
* Helberg Barbecue — Their tagline says it all: “Faith. Family. Barbecue.” Helberg Barbecue is a new food truck operated by the Helberg family that serves up delicious barbecue, fulfilling their calling in doing so. You can find them stationed outside of Pinewood Coffee Bar every Thursday and Friday, as well as at the Downtown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.
* Koko Ramen — Ramen is a food trend that has grown in popularity over the last few years, and we’re thrilled Waco has its very own spot for it. Koko Ramen operates out of a food truck at the Dancing Bear and has an incredibly diverse menu featuring burgers, barbecue, ramen (of course), and more!
* Slow Rise Slice House — A new venture from the owners of Common Grounds and Heritage Creamery, Slow Rise Slice House serves up New York-style pizza in Woodway. The pizza, made with slow fermented dough, is served by the slice — with pieces as big as your face, in true NY fashion. Pro-tip: the meatballs and bacon cheesy fries are a fan-favorite, and there are gluten-free options for their slices.
* Steak ‘n Shake — One of several new additions to the Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB), this is actually the only Steak ‘n Shake between Arlington and Round Rock.
* Hecho En Waco — In Texas, there’s no such thing as too much Mexican food. Hecho in Waco serves up fresh, fine Mexican cuisine at the new and growing Mary Avenue Market.
* Coming soon: Honest Kitchen — Happy Harvest is a Waco Farmer’s Market favorite, offering delicious, healthy, real food and focused on sourcing locally. While their breakfast tacos and meals-to-go are staples of their brand, the team at Happy Harvest is soon launching Honest Kitchen — a restaurant with a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner items.
Sic ’em, Waco eateries!
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