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Meet East End’s “Buñuelos Lady”

For years, Celia Diaz made buñuelos as part of a family tradition.


Celia Diaz making buñuelos in Houston’s Denver Harbor neighborhood (December 2018)

Celia Diaz says she and her family cooked the treat, a fried tortilla sprinkled with cinnamon, to bring good luck for the New Year. Today, Diaz sells buñuelos to Houstonians in Denver Harbor, a neighborhood in Houston's East End. She also sells her treats at the East End Farmers Market.

In the audio above, we the East End's "Buñuelos Lady."