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Best Vegetarian Restaurants and Vegan Restaurants in Austin


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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. If you’re looking for the best vegan-friendly sweet treats, check out Lick Honest Ice Creams and Skull & Cakebones. Check out the full list below!

Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Austin

Arlo’s Truck

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Multiple Locations

Arlo’s serves plant-based comfort food in a bistro-style setting for the Austin nightlife scene. Their food is designed to satisfy omnivores and herbivores alike. Their vegan comfort food ranges from seitan-stuffed tacos and BBQ soy burgers to sweet potato fries, tots and beer! They also offer a fantastic alternative to the usual late-night trailer eateries.

ATXFOODCO.

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517 S Lamar Blvd #1, Austin, TX 78704

ATXFOODCO. uses high-quality unprocessed ingredients from farms and food growers to prepare meals that maximize both nutritional values and taste wonderful. They handpick ingredients with a minimal ecological footprint, saving thousands of gallons of water and reducing tons on emissions compared to other types of feed and food. They strive to practice zero waste management.

Bananarchy

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Multiple Locations

Bananarchy is currently closed for the winter season and will reopen their trailers March 2, 2020. If you still want their delicious desserts, they are still catering.

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

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New Location Coming Soon

BBQ Revolution is temporarily closed for the winter season. While the vegan barbecue truck looks for a new location in Austin, they are spending the winter in Los Angeles.

BBQ Revolution serves up vegan barbecue plates, sandwiches and sides served from their bright orange, a family-friendly trailer parked outside of Lost Well. They believe that BBQ doesn’t equal meat, and it can be better when there is no cruelty involved. Using traditional techniques, they can bring out a flavor that no other vegan places have been able to replicate. All their ingredients are locally sourced are meat free. They also use as many local ingredients as they can and love to collaborate with other vegan companies around town!

Bistro Vonish

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701 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751

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!

Bodhi Viet Veggie Cuisine

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2301 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78727

Peace begins on your plate. At Bodhi Viet Veggie Cuisine, their goal is to spread this message through tasty, homemade meat-free and meat-alternative Vietnamese cuisine. They are a group of local Buddhist nuns and volunteers who believe that wholesome vegan food is the key to a peaceful and healthy lifestyle. They seek to spread basic principles of wisdom and peace through fresh and affordable food.

Bouldin Creek Cafe

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1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

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 City Bakery

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2211 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

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!

Casa de Luz

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1701 Toomey Rd, Austin, TX 78704

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

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5011 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

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

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Multiple Locations

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

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2337 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

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

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Multiple Locations

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!

High Note

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300 S Lamar Blvd suite a, Austin, TX 78704

At High Note, they make fresh and vibrant food for the modern, clean lifestyle. They make all of their food in-house using fresh ingredients from vendors they trust. They serve nourishing, bold, flavorful food, drinks, and cocktails, and they hope that visiting their restaurant will be the high note in your day. On their menu, you’ll find fresh, pressed juices, hand-crafted cocktails, and thoughtfully composed dishes that are made to complement any lifestyle or diet. It all happens in our cozy, light-filled space that you’ll never want to leave!

Li’l Nonna’s

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1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78741

At Li’l Nonna’s, they’re combining their skills and experience to create some of the best pizza in Austin using the best ingredients to make both square Sicilian and round hand-tossed pizzas. They’re using organic flours, organic tomatoes, all-natural additive-free dairy cheeses, house-made vegan cheeses, house-made meat alternative toppings, house-made ranch dressing, plus local and organic produce for toppings and specialty pizzas! They’ll also have a gluten-free crust option. They also have other delicious snacks like cornmeal-crusted oyster mushrooms, crispy Sicilian Brussels sprouts, and cinnamon and sugar fried dough!

Mr. Natural

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Multiple Locations

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!

Nissi Vegan Méxican Cuisine

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1106 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

Nissi Vegan Mexican Cuisine is the perfect place for mouthwatering Mexican food. They provide high-quality food made to perfection, and you should try their tacos for yourself. They are also all about soy proteins (carne asada, chicharron, fajita, etc.) used in various plates and dishes, such as tacos, nachos, and burritos. Come in and experience their unmatched service and food!

Ramen Tatsu-Ya

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Multiple Locations

Ramen Tatsu-ya is the long-awaited collaboration between local chefs/DJs, Tatsu Aikawa, and Takuya Matsumoto. After returning from Los Angeles, Tatsu realized that there weren’t many options for ramen in Austin and wanted to provide a ramen experience with quality and authenticity in Austin. Tatsu then partnered with Takuya and opened up Ramen Tatsu-ya, where they enjoy educating people on what ramen truly is by cooking up delicious ramen. It’s the soul food of Japan, and they want you to experience that. The process of broth-making can take an extremely long time in order to draw out the flavors from each ingredient!

Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food

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1403 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Sassy (Andrea Dawson) came late to the game of vegetarian eating, but she’s here now with her food truck, Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food! Sassy is cooking delicious vegetarian food using family recipes and knowledge from her mother, Queen Mum Viola Dawson! Her desire is to share what she has found in her vegetarian travels that’s soothed both her desire for tasteful meals and her desire to cut out meat from her diet!

Swad Indian Restaurant

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1401 S Interstate 35 # 220, Round Rock, TX 78664

Swad is one of Austin’s fundamental Indian and vegetarian restaurants! Owners Manhar and Nikula Patel opened the restaurant in 1996 and is mainly known for its stellar vegetarian Indian food. The menu has a strong focus on Southern Indian fares such as plentiful dosas with fillings like potatoes, cheese, onions; idlis, as well as Indian-Chinese dishes, puris, and more!

Sweet Ritual Ice Cream

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4631 Airport Blvd #125, Austin, TX 78751

Sweet 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

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3110 Windsor Rd, Austin, TX 78703

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!

The Clay Pit

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1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701

The 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

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Multiple Locations

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!

The Vegan Yacht

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5212 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745

The Vegan Yacht offers plant-based goodness from their octopus adorned 1967 Airstream Land Yacht, the owners focus on serving organic, non-GMO food that even carnivores crave! Freeto burritos have been had by Yachtsters from all over while serving many festivals over the years. The Vegan Yacht has received many awards including ‘Best Vegan Burrito’ by Austin Chronicle 2013, ‘Best Vegan Wrap’ by Vegans Rock Austin 2014 and the winner of Progressive Insurance’s nationwide ‘Flo’s Fabulous Food Truck Contest’ 2015. They have also made appearances on The Food Channel, The Cooking Channel’s ‘The Veg Edge’ and the CW’s ‘Reluctantly Healthy” with Judy Greer!

Vegan Nom

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2324 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

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

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1611 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703

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!

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