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Be Lively | Where to get the best kolaches in West, Texas

There are a few kolache joints to try in West, so Matt Lively reviewed each one and chose the best to make the choice easier on your next trip.

WEST, Texas — West, Texas (the city, not the direction) is the Czech Heritage Capital of Texas. With just under 3,000 people, mostly of Czech descent, the town is a tight-knit community that loves its heritage.

One of the most popular Czech attractions in West are the kolaches. A kolache is a pastry filled with fruit, cheese and even meats. They are delicious and famous in the town.

As you drive up I-35, you are bound to see different billboards for the different bakeries. On this Be Lively, I wanted to declare who serves up the best kolaches. 

I visited: 

  • Gerik's Ole Czech Bakery & Deli - 511 W Oak St, West, TX 76691 
  • The Czech Stop - 104 S George Kacir Dr, West, TX 76691 
  • Slovacek's - 214 Melodie Dr, West, TX 76691 

I'm not sure which one I could decide was my favorite. Each was so delicious that it made it easy to understand why people drive from all over to eat the kolaches.

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 If you have any recommendations for what I should try next, comment on a video or email me at mlively@kcentv.com.