Loosen your belt and get ready to feast on all the kolaches your heart desires. This is the Kolache Trail.

Coffee and a blueberry kolache from the Czech Stop.
Coffee and a blueberry kolache from the Czech Stop. (The Czech Stop)

HOUSTON – In case you haven’t heard, let me be the one to introduce you to the only road trip your kolache-loving heart will ever need.

These aren’t just your everyday “kolaches” with sausage and cheese. No, these places give you an authentic taste of what a kolache really is.

According to Czech heritage, a traditional kolache is a sweet, yeast-dough pastry that is usually filled with a fruit jam. These Texas spots are serving them up the way it should be done.

Welcome to the Kolache Trail

Start up your car and head to the first of six spots along your route: Czech Stop

Located in West, Texas (between Waco and Dallas), this iconic bakery offers a massive variety of flavors including typical fillings like apricot, poppy seed or cottage cheese or more whimsical choices like Nutella or coconut cream.

Baking kolaches at the Czech Stop (Czech Stop)

Not to worry, because if you prefer the more popular savory options like sausage and cheese or jalapeño popper (aka klobasniky), the Czech Stop has you covered too.


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