The Most Important Things to Know About Thanksgiving in Houston


We’ve complained often enough about the lack of privacy in a Google-driven age, but in this instance perhaps it’s helpful.

Google examined the searches conducted by Houston residents to determine the best and worst time to conduct routine activities associated with Thanksgiving if you are looking to avoid crowds, and highlight a few of our local favorites.

Most uniquely popular restaurants: traditional Thanksgiving food with an emphasis on PIE

Flying Saucer Pie Company (one of the oldest bakeries in Houston)

Boston Market

House of Pies (diner with a massive selection of pies)

Most uniquely popular shopping centers: trend - electronics, outdoor gear, and food

Best Buy

Gordy and Sons (hunting and fishing store)

Trader Joe’s

Popular Times

Bakery

The best time to visit a bakery is on Thursday at 7pm (least crowded). The worst time is on Thursday at 10am (most crowded).

Grocery Store

The best time to visit a grocery store is on Tuesday at 9pm (least crowded). The worst time is on Wednesday at 5pm (most crowded).

Liquor Store

The best time to visit a liquor store on Tuesday at 10am (least crowded). The worst time is on Wednesday at 6pm (most crowded).

Movie Theater

The best time to visit a movie theater is on Thursday at 11am (least crowded). The worst time is on Tuesday at 7pm (most crowded).

Shopping center

The best time to visit a shopping center is on Thursday at 7am (least crowded). The worst time is on Wednesday at 4pm (most crowded).

On Black Friday, the best time to visit a shopping center is at 7am (least crowded). The worst time to visit a shopping center is at 3pm (most crowded).

Traffic Trends:

The best time to leave before Thanksgiving is Thursday at 6am. The best time to leave after Thanksgiving is Saturday at 6am.

The worst time to leave before Thanksgiving is Wednesday at 3pm. The worst time to leave after Thanksgiving is Saturday at 4pm.


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