Czech This Out
Even Oprah Winfrey has raved about the kolaches at Little Czech Stop, a gas station-cum-bakery in West, 15 miles north of Waco. A traditional rest stop for road trippers crawling along the I35 corridor between the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and Austin, this no nonsense bake shop has been welcoming travelers since 1983. Always busy, the shop stays open 24/7, and rolls out a remarkable range of traditional Moravian-style filled buns. According to a poster on the wall, the bakery goes through 9,000 pounds of flour, 24,000 pounds of butter, and 21,000 eggs every month. Rich and fluffy, the kolaches range from sweet to savory, and come in a variety of flavors. Try traditional cherry and cream cheese or Texas-inspired jalapeno and sausage. Cheaper by the dozen, the kolaches can be frozen and reheated—after all, nobody eats just one.