Kolache Factory: First Stop of Progressive Lunch in Houston

A progressive meal is where you go to more than one place for one meal. Some people like to do it by course: an appetizer at one eatery, the main course at another, dessert at a last place. My friends and I do it by what the restaurant is known for. This entry is the second (out of four) of a series for a progressive lunch we had in Houston. Here is a list of the entries in chronological order:

1. Sneak Preview/Introduction of Progressive Lunch
2. Kolache Factory: First Stop of Progressive Lunch in Houston
3. Antones: 2nd Stop of Progressive Lunch
4. Little Bigs: Third and Thankfully Last Stop of Progressive Lunch

So I met Thomas and Willis (of Skissors Eats) for lunch the day after Thanksgiving. Willis was originally supposed to introduce us to Little Bigs, a sliders eatery and I said something about how I want to eat the world. I often say how I want to eat the world. Willis suggested we add three more places and that he had three more places he’s been craving. (He lives and plays in Houston, unlike Thomas and me). Willis wanted to go to Kolache Factory to eat their special flavor of the month: turkey and stuffing kolache. Turkey and stuffing in a kolache? I’ve been to Kolache Factory but usually in the early morning when I’m half awake and never thought to stray from my usual sausage, cheese, and jalapenos. So this is where we started our food trek.

We each ordered one and then shared a Philly Cheesesteak kolache. The Philly Cheesesteak one was sub par but the turkey and stuffing one rocked our socks off.


This photo taken by Thomas.

So here are the ingredients we gleefully discovered as we chewed through our kolaches: cranberry sauce, turkey, stuffing, and gravy. Doesn’t it look gorgeous? I must remember to come back next year. In hindsight, we should have kept focused on our goal and not order that Philly Cheesesteak kolache. Our bellies were hurting by the time we finished our back to back eating extravaganza.

Here’s a video that I love. Willis was being a little shy (surprisingly) and I was prying to get him to give me a better introduction/reaction to the kolache. Wait for Thomas’s interjection.