It’s Chow Time at the 5 Most Delicious Soul Food Spots In Killeen, Texas
When it comes to life in Killeen, Texas, there is nothing more comforting than great food. The way to anybody’s heart has always been food, especially a comfort meal like good home-cooked soul food. The expression soul food originated in the mid-1960s when soul was a common word used to describe African-American culture. So food is down home cooking that is usually passed from generation to generation here in the South and it’s definitely in my top five when it comes to foods I love to eat.
Finding a great soul food restaurant in Killeen hasn't always been the easiest task. Living in Texas, you see a lot of barbecue spots, but not a lot of soul food comfort meal-type restaurants. I had to go out and check out these particular restaurants so I can let Central Texas know where to go to get the best soul food in Killeen.
CHOICE BARBEQUE RESTAURANT - 2606 E VETERAN MEMORIAL BLVD
I grew up on Choice's food. They are the original soul food restaurant here in Killeen. In fact, it's been here for at least 40 years. It was also the first restaurant I had ever seen in Killeen to serve chitterlings.
Even though chitterlings is not always a popular dish due to the smell and where chitterlings come from on the pig, the reality of it is it’s a part of a soul food meal with chitlins and hot sauce with greens and a side of mac & cheese was always a go-to in my house growing up. If you've never had it, give it a chance. You will not be sorry.
TILLIE MARIES COMFORT FOOD - 211 E HALLMARK AVE
I can’t say anything wrong about Tillie Marie and her food. I love her establishment, and not just for the food. They are all about family and making great comfort food for all of the city.
Tillie's has been in severl of my articles when it comes to talking about great food and how each meal tastes as if generation after generation taught the culinary skill behind each dish. (Hint: That's because they have.)
BOBBY B'S SOULFOOD KITCHEN & MORE - 3601 ZEPHYR RD
Bobby B’s is definitely the OG in the game. Bobby B’s came out at a time when soul food restaurants were very scarce in the city of Killeen. In my opinion, Bobby B's came right on time with all of his amazing dishes. This restaurant reminded us why great soul food is always needed.
In my opinion, the Butler boys DON'T mess around when it comes to soul food plates and great customer service!
SWEET HOME ALABAMA FOOD TRUCK - 4400 WATER CREST
Sweet Home Alabama was originally placed in an actual building, but has now grown wheels and brings soul food to you all over the city. That’s right - Sweet Home Alabama now is a food truck and her cabbage is probably some of the best cabbage I’ve ever had in my life. She has comfort food down to a science!
JUST COOKING BBQ AND MORE - 129 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD
Last but not least, it’s Just Cooking BBQ and More. Arthur Scott has also been in plenty of articles about being a grill master, and his Mississippi roast is always a crowd pleaser for all of Central Texas.
If your want barbecue or soul food, either way, it’s always a win with him!
I think great soul food is made from the heart with every bite. My heart smiles, and that’s exactly what soul food is supposed to do to us!