Austin Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants
Living in Austin, there are so many restaurant options for vegetarian and vegan eating so we compiled a list of our favorites! Even restaurants that aren’t vegetarian and vegan focused such as True Food Kitchen, Sway, Vinaigrette, Gueros, and Jinya Ramen Bar offer great menu item options, but check out the full list below.
19 Best Vegetarian and Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Austin:
- Arlo’s Truck
- BBQ Revolution
- Bistro Vonish
- Bouldin Creek Cafe
- Capital City Bakery
- Casa de Luz
- Citizen Eatery
- Conscious Cravings
- Counter Culture
- Flower Child
- Mother’s Cafe
- Mr. Natural
- Sweet Ritual Ice Cream
- The Beer Plant
- The Clay Pit
- The Soup Peddler
- Vegan Nom
- Veggie Heaven
Arlo’s serves plant-based comfort food for the Austin nightlife scene and offer alternatives to the usual late night food trucks. Their vegan comfort food ranges from seitan-stuffed tacos and BBQ soy burgers to sweet potato fries, tots and beer! Their bright blue trailers are located at Cheer Up Charlies, The Grackle, and Spider House.
Bananarchy is Austin’s only frozen banana stand! Their banana dessert flavors do not disappoint! Their most popular dessert items are The Afternoon Delight, The Cookie Crumble, The Milly Vanilly, The Joe Banana and The GOB. They strive to use bananas from socially responsible banana and chocolate companies to help stop the injustices related to the trade business. They also compost their banana peels and recycle them to help keep Austin environmentally friendly!
BBQ Revolution serves up vegan barbecue plates, sandwiches and sides served from their bright orange, family-friendly trailer parked outside of Lost Well. All their ingredients are locally sourced are meat free. They are currently closed while they move to their new location! For more information on when their new location will open check their website for updates!
After originally starting as monthly Supper Club, Bistro Vonish has moved into a trailer on 53rd Street that offers vegetarian and vegan menu items. Their inspired and elegant meals aim to please, nourish, and arouse your senses, memories, and emotions. They pride themselves on only serving the freshest local and organic ingredients and modify their menu seasonally! One day they plan to open a brick and mortar restaurant!
Bouldin Creek is an eclectic cafe that provides wholesome vegetarian food that is flavorful, satisfying and will not disappoint! They also have many vegan options as most of their menu can be made vegan. Their options range from salads to tacos to sandwiches, plus a gluten-free menu, coffees, and juices. Their baristas are well trained, and all their coffee is locally roasted and organic. This funky space, dog-friendly patio, and vegetarian food draw everyone from parents to hipsters.
Capital Bakery was built on a love for food, a desire to foster community and a passion for providing Austin with high-quality pastries made from scratch. All of their baked goods are made fresh daily, cholesterol-free, and made from locally-sourced and organic ingredients. They also make sure to recycle and compost to help keep Austin clean. Let’s not forget to mention that all their desserts are 100% vegan!
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.
Citizen Eatery is a modern, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly restaurant with bold flavors and fresh twists on plant-forward dining! Their bright, cheery space is decked in white and wood, while the bar offers craft beer, organic wines, and Citizen Smart Spirits, cocktails made from cold-pressed juices and tea infusions. They will offer you a dining experience you will never forget!
Conscious Cravings offers both vegetarian and vegan fare and has two locations, in Mueller and the Trailer Park Eatery on South 1st Street. They offer simple, healthy food that’s great for a quick lunch if you’re out and about such as meatless wraps and salads with homemade sauces and dressings!
Counter Culture is a popular spot in East Austin serving internationally inspired vegan comfort food which is made fresh daily. Catering to vegetarians, yet popular with omnivores, Counter Culture offers friendly, informal service in a lively mid-century atmosphere. Their sandwiches are always a go-to, and they offer their brunch menu Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm!
Flower Child promises to serve healthy food for a happy world. They work with ranchers who respect, protect and love their animals, all of their proteins are raised naturally, and their produce is organic. Their food is always cooked fresh, served quickly, and most of it is vegetarian and vegan! Flower Child now has two locations, downtown and at the Domain!
Mother’s has been serving up vegetarian, vegan comfort food and gluten-free options in Austin since 1980. With a wide range of menu items, this place has something for everyone, even for omnivores! The warm interior features spacious tables and booths, and it’s a great spot for a delicious meal or just a cup of organic coffee. Let’s not forget that they also offer a special brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday, complete with champagne and mimosas!
Mr. Natural specializes in special dietary baking such as gluten free, soy free, nut free, sugar-free, dairy-free and more. They have tacos, sandwiches, and Tex-Mex and you can check their website for weekly lunch specials! Mr. Natural has been voted for Best Tres Leches and Healthiest Mexican Lunch Specials by the Austin Chronicle! The owner, Jesus Mendoza Jr, has attended classes taught by professional bakers such as Buddy Valastro (owner of Carlo’s Bakery); which means his bakery is one of the best in Austin!
BSweet Ritual believes that ice cream is more than just food and more than just a treat. It’s part of the celebrations that mark important events in our lives! They make everything from scratch with so many different flavors such as creamy nut butter, fruits, spices, lavender, and more! No one should be left out from enjoying ice cream, which is why Sweet Ritual makes dairy-free ice cream with options for a wide variety of dietary needs.
The Beer Plant is Austin’s first vegan gastropub, combining 40 craft beers, wine, and botanical cocktails with a 100% plant-based menu. This hoppin’ spot in Tarrytown also serves decadent seasonal vegan dishes in a farmhouse pub atmosphere! The Beer Plant aims to create a new model for dining and drinking on the healthy side. The Beer Plant fills up quickly, so be sure to make reservations or stop by during off hours!
Clay Pit is a nationally acclaimed, high-energy, contemporary Indian restaurant with an extensive menu that offers many different vegetarian and vegan options. Located in the historical “Bertram building” in beautiful downtown Austin, The Clay Pit is warm and inviting and has been pleasing crowds for nearly two decades!
The Soup Peddler looks like a cute little mini-cafe from your college days. They have indoor and outdoor seating while offering delicious, fresh, healthy handmade soups and sandwiches and smoothies with multiple vegetarian options. It’s perfect for a lunch stop at work or a dinner pick up on the way home!
Vegan Nom is Texas’ first all-vegan taco truck located East Austin on Cesar Chavez. All of their delicious tacos and hot sauces are plant-based to reduce our carbon footprint, improve animal welfare and health. Their breakfast tacos are on the menu all day and let’s not forget to mention that they also have vegan queso!
Veggie Heaven strives to uphold its legacy with eccentric Star Wars decor, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and an all vegetarian and vegan Asian-inspired menu. Their menu has old favorites like Protein 2000 (fried protein in sweet brown sauce) and Thunder Tofu and new items like their vegetarian ramen and bibimbop. Come out and check out their new location on West 5th Street!
Map of Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Austin