Readers Say These Houston Grocery Stores Are Open on Wed., 2/17/21 – Updated with New Closures
Like many businesses, some grocery stores are unable to open today due to lack of power and running water. However, Houston Food Finder readers are reporting in on the ones that are actually open. If we happen to find that these also have packaged ice or bottled water, we’ll include that information, too. (We’re also including convenience stores.)
Expect long lines and limited nearly everywhere. H-E-B’s posted hours for Houston-area stores today are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (H-E-B also owns Central Market, Mi Tienda and Joe V’s.)
This is a running list and it will be updated as information continues to come in. Please send new information via email. Thanks to all our readers who shared what they knew.
Direct Grocery Delivery
Della Casa Pasta: Not a grocery store, but this local producer of fresh pasta in Tomball is delivering directly to area residents on Thursday, 2/18 and Friday, 2/19. Check the how-to-order page and the selection online. “We’re delivering to residents in Houston and the surrounding cities,” said owner Luisa Obando. “We are trying to go as far as Friendswood, but if we don’t get at least three orders for the area that are farther away from us and can’t justify the delivery, we will give a complete refund.”
Shell, 11831 Bellaire: According to a representative, it is “well-stocked with water, snacks, food, batteries, and fuel”. It reportedly has ice, too.
Fiesta, 8710 Bellaire
Phoenicia Specialty Foods, 1001 Austin: The downtown outpost of the international food supermarket is open. It’s recommended to check the store’s Facebook page before heading out in case something changes. Please note: the store has no ice or regular bottled water left, but there is some sparkling water.
Kroger, 239 West 20th
Kroger, 1035 North Shepherd: Reported as open until 5 p.m. by reader
Kroger, 1440 Studemont: Was reported as closed earlier, but reader RoChelle Salinas says that it’s now open — and has gasoline. The lines are long, of course.
Foodarama, 1805 Ella: The market just off of TC Jester is open with long lines, per reader Jessica Fallon.
H-E-B Meyerland, 4955 Beechnut: reported as open, but bottled water is “very scarce” and about to run out. Packaged ice is available now.
H-E-B, 8710 Pearland Parkway
Shell, 6451 North Freeway: A representative for owner company fuelUP reports that this location is open with gas, bottled water, bagged ice and snacks.
Kroger, 6350 N Eldridge Pkwy : Genevieve Guy reports this location is open.
Shell, 15450 Highway 249: It’s currently out of gasoline, but has “plenty of water, bagged ice, food, and snacks,” according to a representative.
Rice Military/Washington Ave
El Tiempo Taqueria, 5526 Washington: According to reader Jessica Fallon, the market still has meat, eggs and a nice selection of produce. The dining area is currently closed.
Kroger, 24401 Brazos Town Crossing: Reader Jessica Schumann says that, as of around 1 p.m. the store was open and had both water and gasoline.
Shell, 7402 Fondren: It’s currently out of gasoline, but has “plenty of water, bagged ice, food, and snacks,” according to a representative.
Phoenicia Specialty Foods, 12141 Westheimer: According to a representative, the long-running international foods superstore is open. It’s recommended to check the store’s Facebook page before heading out in case there are new developments. Please note: the store has no ice or regular bottled water left, but there is some sparkling water.
CLOSURES Reported By Readers
Per reader Jennifer Puls, H-E-B in the Buffalo Heights District at 3663 Washington Avenue was not open as of this morning. That may have since changed.