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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."


Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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