Best Kolache 2017

Reader Pick

Pearl Snap Kolaches

In case you’ve been living under a rock for a few years, a kolache (pronounced KO-LA-CHEE) is based on the fruit-filled pastries from Central Europe. They have become a Texas-by-way-of-the-Czech Republic tradition and an excellent alternative to bagels, muffins or doughnuts. Fort Worth friends, Wade Chappell and Greg Saltsman, couldn’t find an acceptable kolache anywhere in Fort Worth and decided to change that. Not knowing anything about how to make them, they traveled far and wide across the state of Texas, speaking to experts and learning the craft. They opened Pearl Snap Kolaches (named for the type of button found on Western shirts), and locals have made it a part of their morning rituals.

4006 White Settlement Road

Staff Pick

Busy B's Bakery

Busy B’s Bakery has been located in the same spot for over 25 years, so it’s no surprise that its kolaches made our list. Made fresh daily, these goodies can be filled with sausage, cheese, sausage and cheese – or, for a spicier bite, go for the jalepeño, sausage and cheese.

3701 Southwest Blvd.