Austin’s Farm to Table options are plentiful for living Austin Local!
This time of year, gardens begin to sprout from the Hill Country to the urban core! If you have dreamed about a bountiful Spring and Summer garden at your home, the time is now. Sow your seeds and plant those seedlings. To live and eat organically in Austin is easy. Austin’s native spirit supports local businesses and an organic lifestyle through locally grown, fresh farm-to-table food. We curated this list of local farm-to-table restaurants that support local farmers.
27 Best Farm to Table Restaurants in Austin
- Barley Swine
- Casa de Luz
- Counter 3. FIVE. VII
- Dai Due
- Eden East
- Emmer & Rye
- Foreign and Domestic
- Hillside Farmacy
- Honest Mary’s
- Komé Sushi Kitchen
- L’Oca D’oro
- Odd Duck
- Sala and Betty
- Salty Sow
- Swift’s Attic
- Texas French Bread
- True Food Kitchen
- Weather Up
Barley and Swine offers a dining experience that features multiple courses inspired by local farmers. Their shared plate and tasting menu options are truly seasonal and always changing based on the ingredient availability and creations of the kitchen. They even have an impressive list of house cocktails, beer, and wine with an airy space that features rustic wood tables, a 10-seat chef’s counter, and patio seating. Barley Swine is a place to celebrate the love of food and drink!
Austin’s premier vegan restaurant is nestled on the edge of Zilker and serves a cafeteria-style set menu of high-quality and imaginative organic food three meals a day! This hidden gem has a beautiful outdoor area with a secret garden feel. All their meals are organic and locally sourced. They also make sure to pre-soak their grains and beans before cooking so that their food tastes even fresher.
This East Austin restaurant serves fresh locally sourced food from sliders to dumplings, cold cocktails in an atmosphere that is family friendly and pet-friendly. Contigo has a heated patio with family-style picnic tables and lights strung across the patio to create a warm and inviting outdoor space.
This intimate Downtown eatery offers seats at a unique kitchen-facing counter surrounding a chef who prepares and serves contemporary seasonal cuisine. Their fixed course meals featuring New American cuisine with Southeast Asian influences are all sourced locally. The bright dining area is separated by sliding glass doors from a more subtly lit wine bar. When you dine at their restaurant, they don’t just bring your food to you, they create a dining experience that is unforgettable.
Dai Due, a brick-and-mortar restaurant, serves foods that are fresher, buys food that is produced in a fair and equitable way, represent local culinary traditions, and support farmers and ranchers who are striving to improve the quality of food. Their menu includes a smoked pork chop, a venison ceviche tostada and more, served with Texas wine in a spacious-yet-homey interior with exposed brick and natural woods.
Eden East; a 1920’s farmhouse on a five-acre farm, is a true farm-to-table dining experience. They serve a monthly prix fixe menu every weekend, and an a la carte breakfast on Wednesdays and Saturdays! Every month, Chef Sonya Coté develops a menu based on what is available from their local farms and ranches, which includes the freshest, most vibrant seasonal ingredients.
Emmer & Rye is a restaurant designed around the farmer’s haul with a focus on seasonally inspired and local cuisine. The airy space features lofted ceilings and centerpiece shelving with design elements like wheat, cookbooks, and vintage glass. Their goal is to maximize local ingredients, and they even have an in-house fermentation program! Grains milled in-house, and whole-animal butchery is the focus at this Rainey Street American, which also boasts a garden and nightly dim sum specials.
Foreign and Domestic is an inventive American-European hot spot serving farm-to-table plates focused on bold flavors. They have an adventurous wine selection and unique dining room that was a former skate shop. The vibe is so hip that you feel cool walking through the doors of the restaurant and lets not forget that they were featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri in 2012!
Hillside Farmacy is a revived historic East Austin landmark showcasing simple and unique American large and small plates. Their inventive cocktails and menu full of bistro classics and oysters are all made with locally sourced ingredients! You will be charmed by the white honeycomb floors, glass chandeliers, copper-topped tables and reclaimed cabinetry and artifacts from an old Central Texas pharmacy. This well-designed space has a little bit of something for everybody.
Honest Mary’s is a fast-casual eatery that features fresh, healthy grain bowls. Everything is hand-prepared and made from scratch daily, using whole ingredients that are locally sourced and organic, whenever possible. Minimalist in its design with basic black and white decor plus some succulents, their menu has the option to customize your grain bowl proteins like non-GMO tofu and hormone-free beef along with Youpon tea, kombucha and wine on draft! Their goal is to is to get you to feel better and to give you more life.
Jeffrey’s is an upscale neighborhood fine dining restaurant featuring dry-aged prime beef and French American classics. Decorated in walnut and comfortable tones, Jeffrey’s is named one of the classiest places in Austin. Their New American menu is prepared with continental flair, including caviar and steaks sourced locally from Texas ranches.
Once a food truck, Komé is now a beautiful contemporary Japanese-style dining space with modern bamboo, tile designs, and decorative hanging lanterns. They offer a casual and comfortable atmosphere and great food with reasonable prices, where customers can come and enjoy their meal whenever they want! They strive to provide great food that is safe and fresh and treat every customer feels like their family and friends.
Launderette restaurant was a laundromat converted into a polished, retro-chic space that uses locally sourced ingredients. Throughout weekend brunch, weekday lunch and dinner seven days a week, Launderette serve savory dishes, with a Mediterranean palette, and dessert from morning zucchini bread to seasonal ice creams and sorbets! You can enjoy their delicious menu on their modern and comfortable heated patio!
Owners of Lenoir, Todd Duplechan, and Jessica Maher, want to help build a strong culinary community in Austin and to create a new style of dining in Austin. Lenoir’s Mediterranean, Indian, and French-inspired dishes are sourced exclusively from Texas’ community of farmers and food artisans who provide incredible produce, meat, and cheese. The menu changes with the Texas season with a great wine selection to complement the food. Bedecked with reclaimed furnishings, vintage crochet curtains, and an old drugstore–style bar make Lenoir a date-worthy and intimate dining experience!
L’Oca d’Oro is an Italian inspired restaurant celebrating family, community, and sustainability. All of their dishes are prepared with local and sustainably grown produce and meats; a reflection of a farm-to-table philosophy. In true Italian fashion, their seasonal and prix fixe dinner series menus are an appreciation of regionalism. All their pasta, cheese, salami, bread, vinegar, and liqueurs are handmade. When you dine with L’Oca d’Oro, you become a part of their community, becoming more like family.
Odd Duck is a brick-and-mortar revival of the original food trailer! Their menu is inspired by the Texas seasons using local ingredients that showcase the loyal relationships between the chefs and the farmers built throughout the years. You can enjoy their excellent food, cocktails, beer, and wine on their wood and steel patio that screams ‘drink and eat here all day”!
Southern food gets a modern, farm-to-table spin at this Tarrytown American from chef Michael Fojtasek. Olamaie’s menu is elegantly plated in a former home tastefully refurbished with neutral hues, tufted banquettes, and charming art from local artists. Olamaie is reflecting their attitudes of acceptance of others, unending patience, boundless love and soulful allegiance to their food.
Picnik serves gluten-free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch items, butter coffee, and bone broth, all with a focus on sourcing locally, using premium ingredients all at affordable prices! They believe in eliminating the foods that do not enhance your health and want to serve you food that positively impacts your health in a practical and convenient way.
Sala and Betty is a family owned restaurant that celebrates the care of growing, preparing, and serving fresh food. The health-oriented menu features finds from local farms, from sandwiches to rotisserie chicken. They cherish the gathering of friends and loved ones and aim to serve them with gracious hospitality. Their shabby-chic interior with mixes of vintage furniture, polished woods, hipster accents, a drive-thru window and chill outdoor seating makes it a must go to restaurant!
Salty Sow will not disappoint! They serve handcrafted cocktails, and their entrees are served fresh daily; which are sourced from local farmers. Their rustic contemporary setting and heated patio make the Salty Sow a must go to!
Swift’s Attic, a modern punk style restaurant, is most recognized for their “R&D” style approach to producing the ever-changing menu, a carefully curated, farm-to-table take on American eats that proudly showcases a melting pot of flavor profiles and influences. Their bar features 14 draft beers and 24 wines that are sourced locally and an innovative craft cocktail program, supplemented by an ice tap that pours four ice-cold liquors instantly.
Tacodeli is inspired by the magical flavors of the taqueria in Mexico mixed with Austin’s friendly vibe. The merging of flavors from both sides of founder Roberto’s heritage creates something all of its own. The result is a big, ambitious menu, prepared by hand every day. Tacodeli has a healthy obsession with the quality of their ingredients and the quality of their lives and wants you to have an amazing experience eating their homemade tacos.
Bakery by day and bistro by night, Texas French Bread offers everything from coffee, muffins, and sandwiches to steak frites, housemade pappardelle and offers a vast wine selection. They seek out local, fresh, simple, nutritious and beautiful ingredients just for you! Their country and Mediterranean space and dishes make this a restaurant you want to come back to.
True Food Kitchen is a health-driven, seasonal restaurant that merges nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu. Their scratch bar has a great selection of wine, local beers and seasonal cocktails that are made using fresh-pressed fruit and vegetable juices paired with organic spirits. Their outdoor patio is spacious with a wood-paneled interior decorated with green banquettes, and plant accents that add to the bright ambiance just like their beautiful food!
Every bite is a revelation at Tyson Cole’s Uchi; and award-winning nontraditional Japanese restaurant. Their sushi is made from the freshest fish, and their other Japanese inspired food is paired with a selection of sake, wine, and cocktails! Uchi’s sophisticated setting brings in crowds from around the country and the world, and their impeccable service are all part of an experience that is well worth it!
Weather Up has three locations nationwide, two in New York and one in Austin. Weather Up is a sophisticated cocktail bar with a wide selection of cocktails with ice made from a Clinebell ice maker meant for ice sculptures! This special ice is crystal clear and free from impurities, making your drink the best drink ever! They are most known for using local ingredients and preparing meals that are perfectly crafted. So come out and enjoy a delicious brunch with a spicy bloody mary!
Year after year WINK is praised by critics far and wide for their clarity of purpose and consistency of service and quality. They strive to provide the absolute best in fine dining where you can feel comfortable and open to a new dining experience and new tastes. WINK’s menu is updated daily based on what is fresh and beautiful from local and national farms and purveyors and is designed to encourage multiple courses and a dining tour of many different flavors!
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