Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop in Houston
While Pondicheri, the industrial-chic restaurant at the West Ave, offers a menu of Mumbai street food (think lamb burgers and Thali plates), its newly opened sister, located directly above it on the second floor, acts as a retail market. In addition to spices, chutneys and snacks, shoppers can find a wide range of pastries that fuse chef Anita Jaisinghani's love of baking with her Indian heritage.
Must-Order: We can't get enough of the Pondi Bar, made from housemade chevda (an Indian trail mix of rice crisps, peanuts, raisins and pumpkin seeds) and held together by gooey marshmallows.
2800 Kirby Dr.; 713-522-2022