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Mention kolaches outside Texas state lines, and you’ll likely receive blank stares. But ask a local to name their favorite spot to grab the sweet or savory pastry, and you’ll stir up a fierce debate on the merits of Hruska’s versus Czech Stop. Originally introduced to central Texas by 19th-century Czech settlers, kolaches were almost exclusively found in highway-facing bakeries, gas stations and doughnut shops. Now they’re making a modern-day comeback, popping up in some of Austin's top fine-dining restaurants and its best food trucks. We tracked down our favorites in Austin—and no, they’re not by Interstate 35.