The question on which place has the best barbecue is one that will most likely remain for the rest of time. Living in El Paso, there's so many to choose from (like Rib Hut, The State Line or Hallelujah BBQ come to mind). However that honor might belong to a certain Texas store: HEB's True Texas BBQ.

Steve Kaplowitz.
Steve Kaplowitz.

Where is True Texas BBQ?

Sadly since El Paso doesn't have an H-E-B (yet), you can't find it here. But if you live around the central Texas area, you can find them around the San Antonio & Austin area, as well as north of Houston inside the H-E-B grocery stores.

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Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media

Who said HEB's BBQ is the best place for barbecue in Texas?

As of May 14, 2023, the blog site Eat This, Not That, wrote an article that listed 6 grocery chains with the best in-store dining. It was here that they listed the chain right at #1 on their list (and the only one from Texas they included as well). Texas Monthly also listed it as one of the best in the state on their site back in 2019.

And there are people who went to try it for themselves

Of course there are other places considered to be the best BBQ places in Texas

If you go on Yelp, you'll find some other places that are considered the greatest in Texas. Here's their top 10 list:

  • la Barbecue in Austin,
  • Tyler's Barbecue in Amarillo,
  • Cattlejack in Dallas,
  • Franklin Barbecue in Austin,
  • Terry Black’s Barbecue in Austin,
  • Pecan Lodge in Dallas,
  • Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland,
  • The Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood,
  • Heim Barbecue in Fort Worth,
  • Pinkerton’s Barbecue in Houston,
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So like I said at the beginning, the search for the best barbecue will continue for many many years to come. But at least we have some places to try for ourselves to decide.

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