Texas Unique Dining October 26, 2018
by Katie Lawrence This Restaurant In Texas Used To Be A Post Office And You’ll Want To Visit
Texas is full of charming
t, but none have a history quite this unique. Hye Market was a post office long before ever serving food, and remnants of its past are all over the building.
Established in 1886, this historic building has been a town icon for ages. It became a restaurant in 2011 after nearly being shut down, but the preserved post office inside makes its past undeniable.
Before sitting down to eat, visitors can peruse a fascinating collection of artifacts left over from the office's century of business. Original file cabinets, black & white photographs, and old stamps are just a few remaining treasures.
President Lyndon Johnson used the building to appoint Lawrence F O'Brien as U.S. Postmaster General in 1965. The former President also claimed to have mailed his very first letter here at just four years old!
Come for the history, stay for the food. As is common in small-town Texas, Hye Market proudly serves local produce, meat, and dairy to provide guests with the freshest flavors possible.
Sandwiches are by far the market's most popular menu item. Pulled pork, grilled cheese, a classic Reuben, and just about else imaginable is dished out of Chef Church's kitchen.
Other unique offerings include Naan pizza, cheese boards, and butternut squash soup. Click
here for more details about each dish + the restaurant's hours.
This might look like ice cream, but it's actually a case full of fruits and veggies grown right here in Hye. Nothing quite compares to nutrient-packed food that was still living minutes before making it onto your plate.
Doubling as a market, an entire wall of the cafe is lined with wine, beer, jam, and other goods patrons can bring home. Everything comes from Texas shops, farms, and breweries, so you'll be supporting local businesses in a delicious way.
You'll find Hye Market at 10261 W. Hwy 290, Hye, TX 78635. Stop by and say hello sometime - with a population of only 16, visitors are always welcome in this tiny community.
Have you ever eaten at Hye Market? Are there any other restaurants in Texas that used to be a different business? Let us know!
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Address: 10261 W. Hwy 290, Hye, TX 78635