When the founders of Texas Tamale Company set out to make the first gourmet tamale in Houston, they could not have predicted it would make them instant legends. Their homemade recipes for lard-free tamales, served from a street cart, launched a small business with a big, bright future. By the way, that cart is the inspiration for our pepper cart we use on our logo today!
The owners began shipping ‘Survival Kits’ including tamales, chili, queso and sauces across the country to displaced Texans looking for a taste of home. That caught the eyes of friends outside the Lone Star state and the legend of the Texas Tamale grew.
Over the last three decades, the business swelled from a single tamale cart to a proud Texas-based company with a fan base that spans coast to coast.
Even though our tamales, signature sauces, and other Texas staples are no longer made ‘a la tamale cart,’ we at Texas Tamale Company pride ourselves on gourmet-quality food with next-door-neighbor-friendly service. Texas Monthly named our tamales among the best mail-order tamales in Texas and among the best store-bought brands! We happily ship all products across the country, from New York City to Seattle and down to Miami. Y’all know a good Texas meal is how Texans say, “I love you.”
As we grow as a company, it has become more and more important to explicitly define the core values from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our business strategies. These are the core values that we live by:
- We do what we say
- We do it with respect
- We do it fairly
- We do it with integrity
- We strive for excellent customer service and satisfaction
- We embrace a fun and healthy lifestyle
- We demand quality
- We execute with speed and deliver with WOW
- We work as a team
- We support and give back to our community
- We are accountable for our actions
We've added "Tex" the Tamale to the office. He's in charge of spicing up events and generally having a good time! Tex is pictured here with book donations from Texas Tamale Company's "Literacy in the Bag" book drive. He's helping Houston-area kids have an excellent and educational year!
Be sure to check out literacyinthebag.org to learn more!