Visiting Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this San Antonio neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a doughnut shop to a pizzeria.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Alamo Farmsteads-Babcock Road, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Snowflake Donuts
Topping the list is breakfast and brunch spot Snowflake Donuts, which offers doughnuts and more. Located at 5802 Babcock Road, it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 96 reviews on Yelp.
Snowflake Donuts offers up standard doughnuts like glazed, cake and cream-filled, along with "fancy" upgrades such as twists, cinnamon rolls and éclairs. The menu also includes doughnut holes, croissants, kolaches and breakfast sandwiches with ham, cheese, sausage and bacon.
2. Smashin Crab
Next up is Cajun/Creole spot Smashin Crab, which offers seafood and more, situated at 8910 Bandera Road, Suite 305. With 4.5 stars out of 630 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
The spot offers boiled shrimp, crab, mussels, clams and crawfish. Also on the menu are po'boys and baskets filled with catfish, oyster, shrimp, salmon, cod or chicken. Every diner can customize his or her sauce (Cajun, citrus pepper, garlic, trinity and classic) and spice level. (Check out the rest of the menu here.)
3. Honchos - The House of Churros
Food truck Honchos - The House of Churros, which offers desserts and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 5800 Babcock Road, five stars out of 172 reviews.
The mobile restaurant offers full-sized and mini churros. The sweet pastry snacks can be ordered plain (sauce on the side), filled with sauce or paired with ice cream. Sauce options include chocolate, Nutella, condensed milk, coffee sauce, peanut butter, strawberry jelly and the signature Honcho caramel sauce, spiced with cinnamon, cloves and anise.
4. Yaghi's Pizzeria
Yaghi's Pizzeria, a spot to score pizza, cheesesteaks and chicken wings, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 173 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5910 Babcock Road, Suite 104, to see for yourself.
This franchise has eight locations around central Texas. The menu offers New York-style thin-crust pizza (with more than 20 toppings to choose from), calzones, subs, salad, pasta and chicken wings. (Explore the menu here.)
5. Ichiban Steak & Asian Fusion
Check out Ichiban Steak & Asian Fusion, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 140 reviews on Yelp. You can find the steakhouse and Japanese and Asian fusion spot at 8601 Huebner Road, Suite 103.
Menu standouts include the spring rolls and the combination yakisoba noodle dish, with veggies and either steak, chicken or shrimp.