Houston Matters

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.”


Maggie Martin

Maggie Martin

Producer, Houston Matters

Maggie Martin is a producer for Houston Matters, the award-winning public affairs radio program on News 88.7FM. Originally from upstate New York, Maggie started her public radio career at WFUV, Fordham University’s public radio station in New York City. She’s also worked with The Brian Lehrer Show at WNYC, On...

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