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A California Chain Known for Its Large, Loopy Churros Will Open in Houston

It’s the Loop’s first location outside of its home state

a box full on glazed churros
The Loop Handcrafted Churros will arrive in Rice Village later this month.
Derek Choi

A toasty churro and soft serve destination from Southern California will make its Houston debut later this month with a brand new shop in Rice Village.

The Loop Handcrafted Churros, first founded in Orange County in 2016, will open at 5216 Morningside Drive on Saturday, August 28. The franchise will be the first location outside of California, where the chain operates four other shops. Future locations are in the works for Austin and Dallas.

The company is known for its Instagrammable loop-shaped churros, which come in a dozen different styles and flavors. There are churros served with dipping sauces like Nutella, strawberry, and Reese’s peanut butter. Glazed churros come in flavors like matcha Fruity Pebbles, “crême brûloop”, toasted marshmallow, and chocolate almond. Churros can also be served sundae-style with vanilla, chocolate, or swirled soft serve, and topped with cookies and cream, S’mores, and more. Diners can also customize their own churro with any of the options above. Loop also serves drinks like lemonade, tea, and cold brew coffee.

The dessert spot was founded by siblings Minh and Loan Nguyen, who grew up loving churros. As the pastry started gaining popularity in Asian countries like Korea and Singapore, they decided to open their own churro restaurant. The duo said in a press release they chose Houston for their first location outside of California in part due to the Bayou City’s reputation as a diverse culinary destination.

“Houston is a foodie city through and through,” co-founder Loan Nguyen said. “We wanted to be part of that. From BBQ to authentic Vietnamese pho, all the way to creative concepts serving stuffed turkey legs, there’s no lack of diversity in Houston’s foodie scene.”

The Loop will be open from noon to 10 p.m. seven days a week.