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ATX Cocina

Restaurant in Austin

At ATX Cocina, you will get to enjoy traditional Mexican dishes elevated with "modern" approaches and techniques. The menu showcases freshest, locally-sourced, all-natural ingredients available, featuring appetizing starters like "guacamole", organic greens like "mixed lettuce caesar", and succulent entrees like "barbacoa beef short rib". This restaurant's dedication to using only the freshest, natural ingredients not only applies to the food it serves but extends to the bar as well, highlighting "organic" agaves, hand-shaken margaritas, curated tequilas and mezcals sourced directly from Mexico, and a diverse selection of wine and beer.

(512) 263-2322

Boulanger FermentationsNo Own Retail Location

Artisan Food Producer in Austin

An Austin basedcompany, Boulanger Fermentations offer packets of “Vegan Jerky” made with fermented foods like Sauerkraut and Kimchi. They are using a low-temperature dehydrator to make the dried products, which preserves the “good-for-you bacteria” that draw many people to fermented foods in the first place. They strive to source our ingredients locally as much as possible. Their goal is to support a growing network of Texas based farmers who farm responsibly and sustainably. The owner has been fermenting with her family for 8 years and loves the science, health benefits and cultural traditions of fermentation. Boulanger Fermentations aims to make fermented foods delicious and approachable for everyone. They love sharing recipes and talking about their process with market goers!

(737) 400-1189

Café No Sé

Restaurant in Austin

Situated at South Congress Hotel, Café No Sé is an all-day cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with brunch on weekends. This chef-owned cafe boasts a "vibrant" and "stylish" interior and an extensive menu that reflects California cuisine. It features an extensive menu, including morning fare like "brioche french toast", lighter options like "granola & yogurt", shareable plates like "burrata & prosciutto", greens like "shredded kale salad", sandwiches like "loaded BLT", entrees like "grilled hanger steak", and sweets like "sunset bay cheesecake". It also offers freshly-baked pastries, featuring classics like "mocha coffee cake" and innovative creations like "blueberry peach pistachio croissant".

(512) 942-2061

Cannon + Belle

Restaurant in Austin

Cannon + Belle features a menu that both preserves and subverts Texas' culinary culture and consists of "comfort food" that selectively and artistically breaks the rules. With organic, hearty bowls such as "yogurt bowl" and all-time favorites "bone-in ribeye", one thing's for sure: Cannon + Belle doesn't identify as predictable. Serving three meals, this restaurant presents an extensive menu that you'll never run out of options. They feature breakfast fare like "brioche french toast", lunch specials like "chicken & waffles", wholesome greens like "caesar", hearty soups like "smoked corn & tomato chowder", handcrafted pizzas like "BBQ short rib pizza", and flavorful entrees like "shrimp & grits".

(512) 493-4900

Central District Brewing

Craft Brewery in Austin

The Central District Brewing – as the name implies – is centrally located in Downtown Austin. Opened in March 2019, they opened to serve local Austin beers. Starting May 2019, however, the brewery released their first batch of brews.The brewery is “very well located” at the ground floor of the parking garage next to the Austin Convention Center. That means you won’t ever have to worry about parking! It’s also “an easy walk to the nightlife on 6th Street”. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from nearby, and it’s “close to the Hilton and Fairmont”. That affirms the popular real estate saying of “location, location, location”!And the beers? The brewery won gold at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival within less than a year of operation for their Wit-tington and beat more established breweries. They’ve also started releasing their first sodas for non-beer drinkers!

(512) 993-4511

Cookbook Bar & Cafe

Restaurant in Austin

Situated in the Austin Public Library, Cookbook Bar & Cafe is a counter-service eatery serving seasonal dishes in a library-themed atmosphere. It offers a chef-driven menu that highlights farm-to-table ingredients, featuring breakfast food like "ham & cheese omelette", lighter fare like "granola parfait", snacks like "mac and cheese", greens like "classic caesar salad", soups like "vegetarian chili", sandwiches like "patty melt", and entrees like "chicken pot pie". For beverages, it serves craft beers, wines, and literary-themed cocktails. At Cookbook Bar & Cafe, you will get to enjoy "delicious" meals paired with "refreshing" drinks while appreciating culinary-themed publications at the library.

(512) 487-5166

Dad’s Premium GranolaNo Own Retail Location

Artisan Food Producer in Austin

Located in the food-friendly capital city of Texas, Dad’s Premium Granola is an artisan food company that produces all-natural granola and gourmet nuts. “Everyone loves Dad’s Premium Granola.” These goodies are made with organic rolled oats, almonds or pecans, organic coconut, maple syrup, brown sugar or agave nectar, and organic coconut oil. You can top off your desserts with it, “pour over some milk and eat it as a cereal,” or in “desperate times, eat it raw – right out of the bags!” It’s also a “really good deal because the packages are a full pound.” Come by at their stall this weekend but be sure not to forget the “one thing worth driving to Austin” – their bestselling Austin Manna.

Eberly Austin

Restaurant in Austin

Eberly Austin is a farm-to-table restaurant founded by Austinites dedicated to its fellow Austinites. This restaurant boasts a "beautiful" dining area, a "relaxing" study lounge, a "spacious" rooftop terrace overlooking the "spectacular" views of the downtown, and the "legendary" Cedar Tavern bar. Serving brunch and dinner, the menu features classic brunch food like "eggs benedict", appetizers like "charcuterie board", greens like "caesar salad", seafood offerings like "fresh oysters", entrees like "wood-grilled filet", and desserts like "pineapple rum cake". Its "historic" bar highlights an extensive list of cocktails, beers, and wines by the glass. At Eberly Austin, you will get a taste of "modern" American cuisine in an "elegant" and "welcoming" atmosphere.

(512) 916-9000

Emmer & Rye

Restaurant in Austin

Emmer & Rye is located at the south end of the Rainey Street historic district in downtown Austin. Emmer & Rye is a heritage grain-focused restaurant. This restaurant is passionate about the farm-to-table concept, highlighting pasta, bread, and tortillas that are not just made fresh daily, but also incorporates locally-sourced heritage grains finely grounded on a countertop Italian mill. The menu is a balance of vegetable-forward and protein-heavy dishes, featuring classic brunch fare like "biscuits and gravy", small bites like "deviled eggs", appetizers like "dry-aged beef tartare", entrees like "spaghetti squash", and desserts like "brioche bread pudding". It also features an extensive selection of cocktails, wine, and beer.Emmer & Rye continued to deliver farm-to-table goodness even in the middle of the pandemic! They’ve been featured as one of 15 farm-to-table delivery options in Austin During Quarantine.

(512) 366-5530

Fixe

Restaurant in Austin

Fixe celebrates Chef James Robert's Southern heritage, showcasing all-time favorite Southern classics infused with "surprising" flavors. This restaurant boasts a spacious, "elegant" dining area, "intimate" private dining rooms, a chef's table, and an open kitchen that allows guests to witness all the action going around in the kitchen. The menu features brunch food like "brioche french toast", appetizers like "fixe biscuits", salads like "gulf seafood chopped salad", sandwiches like "braised pork shoulder sandwich", entrees like "fried chicken", sides like "pimento mac & cheese", and desserts like "strawberry cobbler". Enjoy a selection of $7 cocktails, $8 snacks, $11 plates, and $9 reserve wines by the glass on happy hour, which runs daily at the bar, in the lounge, and on the patio.

(512) 888-9133

Flower Child

Restaurant in Austin

Flower Child makes every last bite from scratch by using fresh ingredients that are sourced nearby. With a simple mission to spread "positively delicious" vibes and healthy food in Austin, it promises to take you to a "happy place" through its healthy food. And whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-sensitive, or you're just simply hungry, there's always a meal for you. A great selection of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, organic, and offerings for folks who love meat make up the menu, featuring small plates like "tomato toast", salads like "organic kale", entrees like "gluten-free mac and cheese", and bowls like "spicy coconut curry". Non-alcoholic drinks such as lemonade, tea, and coffee round up the menu, in addition to a selection of Texas beer and wines. 

(512) 777-4132

Forthright

Restaurant in Austin

"At this small, bright breakfast/brunch place, farm-to-table comfort food gets a creative twist without becoming pretentious". "Everything is so unique at Forthright and has an upscale feel - but it's priced just right". It is a "nice spot with excellent food, coffee, and drinks". Also, "super convenient to pop in for your caffeine fix on the way into the office, a cozy brunch date, or fly solo and grab some food and drinks at the bar". And, "all of the brunch food options are solid, and the menu is diverse enough to have options for everyone". Plus, "they're also great at making substitutions to satisfy dietary preferences and restrictions". "Tiny but mighty" place and yet, "it's a nice go-to if you're looking for something a little more upscale in the downtown area".

(512) 300-0886

Geraldine’s

Restaurant in Austin

Set on the fourth floor of Hotel Van Zandt, Geraldine's is a farm-to-table restaurant boasting "elegant" and "spacious" dining area with "panoramic" views of Austin's glistening skyline. The menu features "contemporary" Southern-inspired fare, including breakfast food like "brioche french toast", appetizers like "aged cheddar cheese fritters", greens like "iceberg wedge salad", sandwiches like "pork belly & braised collard greens melt", entrees like "crispy pork ribs", and desserts like "chocolate caramel torte". It also offers handcrafted cocktails, a wide variety of beers, and an extensive selection of wines. Ultimately, Geraldine's is a celebration of its region, giving guests a taste of Austin on a plate and in a glass.

(512) 476-4755

Henbit

Restaurant in Austin

Henbit strives to change the way people eat by showcasing locally-sourced ingredients so you can feel good about where your food came from by offering a "feel good food" menu that features healthy food options that are "tasty", approachable, and convenient. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week, the menu features breakfast food like "cottage cheese & toast", greens like "kale & avocado salad", handhelds like "green goddess chicken sandwich", and entrees like "chimichurri shrimp". Henbit's dedication to healthy food options extends to its beverage menu, which features an extensive selection of matcha creations, coffee, tea, and organic cold-pressed juices.Henbit continued to deliver farm-to-table goodness even in the middle of the pandemic! They’ve been featured as one of 15 farm-to-table delivery options in Austin During Quarantine.

(512) 527-3054

Irene’s

Restaurant in Austin

Irene's is a restaurant known for having a great brunch on Sundays. Even with a large menu, the selection doesn't feel bloated and every item can be considered a special. They also serve biscuits and booze on the weekends. Their biscuits have been described as "Amazing" with a size that won't disappoint. Don't forget to ask to get a side of gravy with your breakfast sandwich.  Another item they're known for is their French Toast.  Nothing fancy, but made with lots of love. 

(512) 298-0853

Italic

Restaurant in Austin

Italic is an Italian restaurant offering an approachable, seasonally-changing menu. The menu features an Antipasti selection includes "arugula salad", "beef tenderloin tartar", "sauteed greens", and more. They also offer a variety of pizza and pasta such as "margherita" and "penne rigate bolognese". The majority of the items on the menu can also be made without gluten upon request. An extensive list of wines by the glass, signature cocktails, and draft beers are also available. Enjoy $10 pies and $5 wine, cocktails, and beers on "happy hour", which takes place on weekdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

(512) 660-5390

Jim Jim’s Water Ice

Artisan Food Producer in Austin

Austin Original! Jim Jim's Water Ice is the home of deliciously refreshing “Italian Water-Ice” and “Premium Homemade Ice Cream” in Texas. It is something you'll be craving when temperatures start peaking. It's healthy, cooling and makes you feel refreshed and invigorated while you fight that Texas heat. It's made with real fruit blended in fine ice to form a soft, velvety smooth texture process. It contains no fat, no cholesterol and is the ideal ice cream alternative for those who are lactose intolerant. Jim Jim's has an assortment of flavors, but the best seller are, mango and peach combination flavors. They even have gelato to go with some of the treats!

(512) 708-8285

Jugo

Restaurant in Austin

Jugo is a juice bar that features chef-created takeaway food, juices, smoothies, cold-brewed coffees, and teas. Jugo works closely with local farms to ensure that only the highest quality, freshest ingredients go into their blender. Their juices and smoothies come in a lot of "diverse" variants, from blending apple, spinach, and ginger to a pineapple, beet, and jalapeno mix. There is also an extensive list of add-ons you can add to your drink such as flax, yogurt, and chia seeds. Their food menu is veered on the healthy side with items like "texas roast beef wrap", "roasted cauliflower and olives", "coconut lentil curry", "caesar salad", and "beef bone broth".

(512) 474-0444

La Traviata

Restaurant in Austin

Situated in the heart of Downtown Austin, La Traviata is a chef-owned, farm-to-table restaurant that has been a favorite dining destination for "authentic" Italian cuisine for nearly two decades. It focuses on serving seasonally fresh fare in an "elegant" and "intimate" atmosphere of its "spacious" dining area. Serving lunch and dinner, the menu highlights locally sourced meat and produce, featuring appetizers like "cheese plate", greens like "caesar salad", seafood like "seared wild Atlantic salmon salad", and entrees like "penne pasta with Italian sausage". It also offers daily specials during lunch Monday through Friday if you're craving something "extraordinary". Whether it's a date night, business lunch, family gathering, La Traviata is a "staple" for Italian cuisine cooked and prepared with love and honesty. 

(512) 479-8131

Lamba’s Royal Indian Foods

Food Truck in Austin

Lambas Royal Indian Food offers the "real taste of Indian food" in the Austin Area.  This family-owned business specializes in traditional North Indian cuisine.  Their menu is prepared by using exotic Indian spices while also catering to specific diets with vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, and meat options.  Aside from their food trailers, they also sell at about 18 different farmers markets in Austin, San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Waco.

(281) 617-9374