Located at 8705 Airline Drive in between I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, the Sunny Flea Market is an unassuming market that doesn’t resemble much in the way of flourish. The parking lot costs $2 and isn’t paved. The entrance is a touch glum. Once inside, however, the festive excitement starts to settle in.
As a flea market, there are many vendors and shops that sell everything under sun: from cheap clothing, makeup, trinkets, to birds and baby turtles — you also might have a run-in with a couple dinosaurs (yes, dinosaurs).
@rubenoalcala Gracias a todos por todo el apoyo y amor aqui les dejo otro videoo para que se les antojen unos churros 😋 #churrero #houston #sunnyfleamarket ♬ Bandido
However, the expansive market offers much more than knick knacks and cheap electronics. If low-cost, authentic, and delicious food is what you’re looking for, there’s no better place than Sunny Flea Market.
For one, visitors can follow the cowboy hat to Stop N’ Grubb. The food stand specializes in authentic Mexican street food including snacks, elotes, and aguas frescas. Its main draw, however, is its churros. Or more specifically, its churro maker.
Donning a cowboy hat, black apron, and short-sleeved shirt, Ruben Alcala is the resident chef/cook of Stop N’ Grubb. On his TikTok channel, Alcala has garnered over 2.5 million likes over the course of his uploads. His videos, which feature him in usual handsome get-up, churning out churros have continued to fascinate the internet reaching viewcounts from the tens of thousands, to multi-millions.
@rubenoalcala Ya van a salir los churros! Cuantos van a querer? 🤠🤗 #houston #churrerodehouston #churrero #pulga #papichurro ♬ Bandido
Low-cost, authentic, and delicious food is also available on site at Que Tacote food stand. We try not to use the expression often but dare we say their meat options are super succulent. Plus four sauce options.
Sunny Flea Market is located at 8705 Airline Drive.