Readers Say These Houston Grocery Stores Are Open on Wed., 2/17/21 – Updated with New Closures

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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.)

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Totally wiped-out water shelves at the H-E-B at Kirkwood and Westheimer on Tuesday, 2/16. Photo by Hank Lewis.

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

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DellaCasa Pasta makes a variety of pastas and sauces in Tomball. Photo by Natalie Wells

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.”

Bellaire/Bellaire Triangle

Shell, 11831 Bellaire: According to a representative, it is “well-stocked with water, snacks, food, batteries, and fuel”. It reportedly has ice, too.

Chinatown/Sharpstown

Fiesta, 8710 Bellaire

Downtown

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.

Heights

Kroger, 239 West 20th

Kroger, 1035 North Shepherd: Reported as open until 5 p.m. by reader
Izabela Stola-Lerma.

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.

Lazybrook/Timbergrove

Foodarama, 1805 Ella: The market just off of TC Jester is open with long lines, per reader Jessica Fallon.

Meyerland

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.

Pearland

H-E-B, 8710 Pearland Parkway

North

Shell, 6451 North Freeway: A representative for owner company fuelUP reports that this location is open with gas, bottled water, bagged ice and snacks.

Northwest

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

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Reader Jessica Fallon visited the El Tiempo market on Washington Ave, where the meat case is still half full. Photo by Jessica Fallon.

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.

Rosenberg

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.

Southwest

Shell, 7402 Fondren: It’s currently out of gasoline, but has “plenty of water, bagged ice, food, and snacks,” according to a representative.

West

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.


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  • February 17, 2021 at 12:32 pmTina

    Both Phoenicia Specialty Foods locations are open today as of 10am. Check their social media pages before heading out and stay safe everyone. https://www.facebook.com/YUMSTOP

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