This started at a SXSW guide but I thought I would keep it up for people visiting our fair city and it’s grown and grown. Here is a simpler list of 100% vegan places. Here is my list of the top ten dishes you shouldn’t miss! And my Vegan Tour of Austin. Also here is a late night guide. I have also have a Vegan Friendly Business Guide if you are looking for groceries, catering, meal delivery, and more. And let me know in the comments if you hear something, it’s gotten tough to keep up with. People ask me all the time to make this an app but I don’t know how! I do know on my iphone I can navigate to this page on safari and then press the button that says “add to home screen” under the box with the arrow and then my logo shows up right on the phone. It’s super helpful when you are in a strange part of town.
The list starts with places that are walking distance to the convention center and moves out from there with an emphasis on late night places. And remember this is all my opinion and what I like or have heard about. I haven’t even been to all of these places! If you have anything to add or questions please comment at the bottom, I continuously update the list.
Entirely vegan spots are bolded
El Naranjo 85 Rainey St This Mexican restaurant was very accommodating and had a vegetable mole on the menu and mushroom empanadas when I went but the menu changes seasonally.
Tapas Bravas 75 Rainey Street. Authentic Spanish tapas with a couple vegetarian and vegan snacks, like marinated olives and fried potatoes. Open until midnight Wed & Thur, 3am Fri & Sat, and 9pm on Sunday.
Wild Taco behind the Bungalow 92 Rainey. They have a variety of the typical tacos (avocado, mushroom, bean etc)
La Fantabulous 74 Rainey St Portabello & Onion tacos at this trailer. Open til midnight on the weekend.
Masala Dhaba 75 Rainey St They have a vegetarian section on their menu at this food trailer that includes stuff like Aloo Gobi, Korma, and Samosas. Open til 3am on the weekend.
Bangers Sausage House and Beer Garden 79 Rainey Street. Bar with a beer garden and off leash dog park and giant bike rack. Only one of the four vegetarian sausages is vegan but hey, your dog will be happy.
Phoenician Restaurant 84 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. This Lebanese spot has all the usual suspects, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, eggplant dishes, and falafel.
Forthright 98 San Jacinto just south of Cesar Chavez and Brazos. This coffee shop has some veganizable breakfast options like avocado toast and butternut toast.
Congress Second Bar + Kitchen– 2nd & Congress Upscale, the menu isn’t very vegan-friendly but apparently they will make you fabulous food if you ask nicely or call ahead Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – Midnight Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Here is a review from Veggies, Foodies, Austinites.
Mai Thai – 207 San Jacinto Boulevard Tiny Thai Restaurant with the usual suspects. Open until midnight Friday & Saturday
Hoboken Pizza– open until 2:30am Red River & 7th. Vegan Pizza on Red River with Daiya and Tofu Ricotta!
Hot Dog King– 8th & Red River trailer. vegan dogs. open late
Pelons 802 Red River Tex Mex restaurant that opened in 2012 has Spinach enchiladas with portobellos and veggie fajitas. 11-10 on weekdays and 11 on Fri & Sat.
Cheer Up Charlie’s– 900 Red River St All vegan bar. Fun place, with lots of events, raw vegan chocolate & Kombucha on tap. Super LGBTQIA friendly.
Arlo’s Austin– On the Cheer Up Charlies patio. An all vegan trailer with the best Bac’n Cheeze Burger in town or maybe the world. Plus, a BBQ burger, Chili Dogs, Chick’n Tacos, and Chip & Guac. Open 8pm to 2am Thursday, Friday and Saturday. My review
The Jackalope– 6th street bar. Portobello Pesto Sandwich is vegan. Even the pesto! Open til 2am
Voodoo Doughnuts – 212 E 6th St The line is long and it’s cash only but all the doughnuts on the top shelf of the spinning bakery case are vegan. Will be open 24hrs.
The Alamo Drafthouse– 320 E 6th Street and Multiple Locations.You can get a vegan burger patty made by Beyond Meat on any of the burgers or have tofu in the wraps. They change the menu quite a bit and sometimes things are vegan but sometimes things that were vegan no longer are so check with your server. The buffalo cauliflower is soooo good.
Daruma Ramen 612-B E 6th St. Vegan Ramen, last time I went they had two different kinds, the standard veggie, and a miso. They could also veganize several other menu items.
Easy Tiger Bake Shop and Beer Garden, 709 E. Sixth St. Some vegan items, the veggie sausage, peperonata, sauerkraut, braised red cabbage. When I asked they about which breads are vegan this is the response “All of our hearth breads (those that are baked in our deck oven) are vegan. The breads which are not vegan include our pretzels, pretzel buns, hamburger buns and a couple of Pullman loaves which are mainly sold wholesale. None of our pastries are vegan.”
Papadom 310 Colorado St This Indian spot has a vegan section of the menu that has quite a few offerings from Channa Masala to Baingan Ka Salan (Sauteed eggplant prepared in coconut tamarind sauce). Get free delivery if you are close by from Postmates if you order over $20.
Be More Pacific- 5th & Colorado. This Filipino truck moves around every day but seems to end up here most late nights. Check the schedule. The Adobo Tofu and the fried rice can both be made vegan. Open Late.
Blenders and Bowls 4th and San Jacinto You can have blended smoothies or Brazilian style bowls that have all sorts of health fruit blends topped with things like granola, hemp milk, and cacao nibs. They also have a truck at 2512 Rio Grande.
Backspace 507 San Jacinto. Most of the antipasti like , chickpeas, tomato, onions, basil, oregano or spicy cauliflower, capers, calabrese, lemon are vegan and the pizza crust is vegan too at this classy brick oven pizza place and bar downtown. They have valet and are open until 11pm.
Jim Jim’s Water Ice, 4th & Guadalupe if you are in need of Italian Ice this is the spot.
El Sol y La Luna 600 East 6th Street. This tex mex spot has tons of different options like veggie chorizo, tofu tacos, and spinach and mushroom enchiladas. Open 11 on weekdays and 2am on the weekend. Closed early Sunday.
The Hideout– On 617 Congress, coffeeshop, theater, and venue. Has sandwiches, soup, wraps, coffee, and baked goods. NOW carrying local Sweet Ritual vegan ice cream and milkshakes! open until 10 or 11. Long Lines sometimes during the fest.
Swifts Attic 315 Congress above the Elephant Room. This fancy tapas place doesn’t look very vegan-friendly at first but the chefs were happy to make us all sorts of delightful stuff and they had this amazing toasted coconut forbidden rice curry. The cocktail menu was delish too and they even had giant goblets of Grog!
JW Marriot- 110 E 2nd S inside this hotel the Corner restaurant offers Zucchini Cornbread, Vegetable Stuffed Poblano, and Roasted Squash & Farro Salad. Osteria Pronto also on site, offers vegetarian panini and meat-free pizzas.
Vaquero Taquero 5th & Congress right outside the Mexic-Arte Musem. M-F 7am to 10:30. Corn tortillas are vegan and there are a vegan potato and serrano breakfast taco on the menu.
Chi’Lantro BBQ, Korean BBQ trailer, has a fab tofu taco for 2 dollars. Location changes daily, you can also follow them on twitter. Will probably be open until at least 2am during the weekend. They have a vegan and GF cheat sheet you can ask for as well.
Chipotle-801 Congress Chain no longer owned by McDonald’s. Vegan items include rice, black beans, fajita veggies, salsa, and guacamole, the Pinto beans no longer contain bacon. Open 11-5
El Chilito– 918 Congress. Breakfast tacos. Vegetable taco & Burrito.
Which Which, 259 West 3rd St, open 10-10. white rolls are vegan, wheat contains honey. You mark all the toppings that you want so it is easy to order veg.
Austin Java– Under city hall (The crazy looking building with the scary point) and on 12th & Lamar. Breakfast tacos. Smoothies, salad, vegetable plate. Most things on the menu aren’t vegan as is so be careful when ordering. Note that their airport location has nothing vegan except fruit. Open until 10.
TRIO at the Four Seasons 98 San Jacinto Blvd off Cesar Chavez. Maybe Austin’s best fine dining option! The rotate a seasonal vegan menu which has appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Read about my fantastic experience here.
Mama Fu’s 100 Colorado St (at Cesar Chavez) and multiple locations and other locations all over town. This Pan Asian Chain Delivers! Choose your protein and your sauce from a wide selection. The Lonestar Plate has noted what’s vegan.
Daily Juice – 205 W 3rd St. Smoothies, Juice, and Raw Food. 7am-7pm
La Condesa– West & 4th. Fancy Mexico City style food with really nice atmosphere and bar. The vegan platter isn’t on the menu but if you call ahead they will make it. There is a cauliflower steak on the menu that’s all vegan and delicious. They also have dessert and the guacamole sampler can be veganized. Open until 11 most days.
Frank Hot Dogs and Cold Beer 4th & Colordado. You can replace the meaty dog in any of their creations with a vegan dog or their weekly vegan sausage. They also have vegan chili for dogs or for Frito pie, waffle fries, hummus, ranch style beans, baked beans, and a beanie weenie cup that has baked beans with sliced Field Roast. Not as friendly for brunch but super great late night food and great coffee.
Italic 123 West 6th Street. Finally an “approachable” Italian restaurant downtown. Or so their site says. Vegans Rock Austin got the details of what can be made vegan on their menu which included pizzas, pasta, and vegetable dishes.
Austin Ale House 301 W. 6th Street This bar has a fancy organic menu too which includes a tofu scramble. Open until 2am.
Hut’s Hamburger– 807 West 6th Street, veggie burger with vegan bread. Open until 10
Wu Chow – 500 W. 5th. Fancy Chinese spot with a vegetable menu that is all vegan. The fried rice can also be vegan with no egg and there will be a vegan dim sum option on the weekend.
Super Burrito 817 W 5th St outside of the Tiniest Bar in Texas. Cali-Mex food truck with California style burritos like Jolly Green Giant 8.49 Black, white, and pinto beans, mushrooms, bell peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, sautéed in olive oil in a spinach tortilla. They deliver too.
Whole Foods- Flagship store on 6th & Lamar. Crazy busy. Parking goes underground for 3 levels. I am obsessed with the breakfast tacos they are my favorite in town. PS Austin runs on breakfast tacos so make sure you try them somewhere. They have a salad bar/super bar that has a lot of random items usually the ingredients are listed and things are marked vegan. To-go section as well. They will also deliver to downtown by bike. There is a raw/vegan bar behind the produce section. Sometimes they have BBQ seitan and vegan eggs benedict but usually, it is mostly raw stuff. Check out our local Nadamoo Ice cream by the pint while you are here.
24 Diner– Across the street from Whole Foods next to Waterloo music is this diner that is open around the clock. Veggie Po’Boy and a Veggie Burger but check to see if they have added vegan bread, at last report it was not. They do have a grilled vegetable dish on the menu.
JuiceLand – All vegan mostly raw juice place that has raw food and vegan to-go food as well like salads and hummus. Everything is very high quality and expensive but so worth it. If you can’t decide, get the daily special. There are locations now in every part of town.
Joe’s Coffee– Multiple locations one on 2nd and one on South Congress. Veg Frito Pie & Chili. Garden Salad. BBQ sandwich. Cupcakes from Happy Vegan Baker and Doughnuts from Red Rabbit. Am not sure if the burger or the veggie dog is vegan. If anyone knows for sure let me know
ThunderCloud Subs- Multiple locations including 903 West 12th St and 1608 Lavaca The Veggie Delight is one of my favorite sandwiches in town. I never knew hummus and guacamole would work so well together. The nada chicken is not vegan There has been controversy but the bread is vegan according to both the people I talked to at Thundercloud and the New World Bakery where they get their bread
Soup Peddler, 12th & Lamar healthy smoothies and soups and a few salads. There are always vegan options
Arturos– 314 West 17th Street a little taco joint in a basement. Multiple vegan taco options for breakfast and lunch.
Clay Pit 1601 Guadalupe St. Indian. Lunch Buffet. All vegan menu if you ask. The basement dining is really nice.
Sushi A-Go-Go– 4001 Medical Pkwy vegan sushi options at this trailer. I love the inari. open until 8
Snap Kitchen 1014 W. 6th Street and another location at 4616 Triangle Ave. Snap Kitchen makes to-go foods at their kitchen and then puts them in containers at their two locations for sale. The idea is that people can get really healthy food to go. The vegan options are surprisingly good. I love their soups, I’d say they are the best I’ve had in Austin. They also have vegan scrambles, salads, smoothies, entrees and other healthy items. They will even bring it to your car.
Conan’s Pizza, central, north and south locations. Daiya pizza delivery until 11pm on weekdays 12 on weekends. You can order online!
Veggie Heaven 1611 W. Fifth This classic campus Asian style restaurant reopened under new management on the west side. Favorites like Protein 2000, Tangerine Mushrooms, and Bubble Tea remain the same.
The Beer Plant– 3110 Windsor Rd. Vegan Gastropub with full bar, happy hour, and dinner entrees like fish and chips with hearts of palm subbing in for fish and a portobello mushroom reuben.
Skinny Limits (multiple locations many on the west side) As someone who learned long ago that I will never be skinny I can promise you that I will never set foot in this restaurant but since they do have mostly vegan options I would be remiss not to mention them. Juice cleanses mock tuna salad sandwiches, zucchini pad thai and smoothies with names like the “Sun Salutation”.
Beets On the westside 1611 W 5th St. Suite- Open 8-8 or 9 All vegan raw place. Try the Asian Noodle salad. Mmm
Mozart’s 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard This lakeside coffee shop has vegan chili, The Hearty Vegan’s Tempeh Salad and Frito pie along with their regular assortment of espresso and gelato. The chocolate sauce for mochas is dairy free. They also get vegan baked goods from Quaks like chocolate vegan muffins and trail mix cookies and some bars. Open until midnight weekdays and 1 am weekends.
Maryes 3663 Bee Caves Rd. Vegan Cheese available and different interesting toppings like apples and toasted almonds along with the regular suspects.
MOD Pizza – 701 S Capital of Texas Highway, 1920 E Riverside Dr, 1801 E. 51st St. This chain has spots in Mueller, on Bee Caves, and on east Riverside. Create your own pie with dairy free cheese & tons of veggies. You can top it off with some sriracha or a bbq swirl
The Grove Wine Bar Westlake 6317 Bee Caves Road & Lakeway 3001 RR 620 South. Vegan options like the Asian Crisp Salad are marked on the menu with an E at this wine bar.
Red Lotus Asian Grille 6507 Jester Blvd Ste 501 Mostly Chinese entrees where you pick your protein including tofu.
Vicecreme 6650 Comanche Trail #109 by the Oasis on Lake Travis. All vegan ice cream shop.
Casa De Luz– All vegan macrobiotic place, behind Barton Springs on Toomey. A really lovely place with shared tables. The menu changes daily. Hippie.
The Shady Grove– On Barton Springs. Always very busy on nice days. Veggie plate is really good. Love the chili and hippie sandwich.
El Alma 1025 Barton Springs Road- A Mexican style restaurant that is all about fresh ingredients. They have quite a couple vegan-friendly salads like the “Ensalada Callejera Jicama, cucumber, carrots and mango; marinated in Valentina chili sauce with lime” and also some verde enchiladas with Hemp seeds, tacos, and corn on the cob.
Thom’s Market– Barton Springs, A great little place to stop for essentials, salsa, frozen food, beer, and whatever you need in if you are in the area.
Chuy’s 1728 BARTON SPRINGS To me this will always be the spot where the Bush girls got busted for underage drinking but they do have veggie enchiladas and pretty good margaritas and Texas martinis. Multiple locations.
Holla Mode 1800 Barton Springs Road This trailer serves up Thai style ice cream. The coconut version costs a dollar more but it comes with a range of flavors and toppings like fresh fruit and Oreos.
Eberly 615 South Lamar. This gorgeous bar and farm to table style restaurants has a couple vegetable dishes on their seasonal dinner menu and the bar has vegetable pizzas with no cheese.
Uchi– South Lamar. Known as the best restaurant in Austin. Maybe the world. Texas sushi. They will accommodate vegans. Expensive. Long wait.
Sazon – 1816 S. Lamar Interior Mexican food. Their menu doesn’t really have anything vegan as is but they will make you excellent tacos or enchiladas.
Mattie’s at Green Pastures 811 W Live Oak St. A beautiful historic house with peacocks has also been different restaurants over the years. The current iteration “Mattie’s” has some dinner options like Basmati Rice Bowl and Crispy Cauliflower (with Thai bird chile, tamarind bbq sauce, scallions) that look like they could be vegan or veganized but I haven’t confirmed yet.
Papalote Taco House – 2803 S Lamar Blvd Hongos and Epazote Taco and all sorts of interesting things are on this menu, they told me vegan options include “tlacoyo, huarache and sope w/any veggie filling and w/out cheese hongos y epazote, guacamole and we also have tortas de coliflor but they have parmesan” and they use 100% vegetable oil. They have a ton of vegetable options (cactus, zucchini, poblanos peppers, potato, onion, mushrooms, green beans, jalapeños, avocado tomato, tomatillos and chips) for their breakfast tacos too.
Black Sheep Lodge– 2108 Lamar, I love the sweet potato fries, they also have veggie burgers and a portabella sandwich and fried jalapeño strips breaded in cornmeal that is delicious. and tater tots. and really good beer. open til midnight and 1 on Saturday.
Sundaze – 2323 South Lamar, fast food style trailer with chicken and fake chicken for vegans. Wheat meat chicken sandwich, seitan nuggets, and all vegan sides like coleslaw, fries, and a house salad. All the dipping sauces are vegan-friendly too. Menu.
Rockin’ Tomato – 3003 S Lamar Blvd. Vegan Cheese option along with beer and wine & quite a few different crust options. Open til midnight Friday & Saturday. Delivers.
Lick– 2032 S. Lamar 363-5622 Local inspired gourmet ice cream parlor with coconut based vegan options like spicy coconut peanut. Here is my review. Sunday–Thursday, 12:30–10pm; Friday–Saturday, 12:30–11:30pm
Hunan Lion 4006 S LAMAR BLVD in the shopping center with Sprouts and Freebirds across the street from Wheatsville. You can put tofu in pretty much any of their dishes like Kung Pao, Sweet and Sour, and orange sauce. And you can order online and they deliver.
Radio– 4204 Manchaca Road Delicious Stumptown Coffee with several vegan milks at this coffee shop that turns into a bar as the day goes on. The best part is that one of my favorite taco trailers Veracruz all natural lives on the patio. Although it’s mostly an omni taco spot the beans are vegan and the homemade tortillas and salsa with chunks of avocado are delicious. They also have a vegetable taco that’s ok.
Cazamance 1102 E Cesar Chavez & Cazamance Cafe 96 Rainey Street- Senegal inspired trailer on at Radio Coffee. Items marked vegetarian include delicious sounding salads, wraps, and veggie burger. Cazamance open 6pm – 1:30am every day. The cafe is open 11am – 3pm M-F
The Live Oak Market– 4410 Manchaca Rd This little convenience store has pretty much everything I could ever want in a convenience store, Nadamoo ice cream, Go Max Go candy bars, coconut water, soy creamer, delicious local beers, noodle bowls,
Guantanamera Cuban Cuisine 6800 West Gate Blvd, #112 Vegetarian menu items include quimbombo and stuffed zucchini and different varieties of plantains.
Conscious Cravings– 1311 S 1st St trailer vegan trailer with lots of really fantastic wraps, sandwiches, salads, and smoothies. I love the Spicy Chickpea but the Seitan Chimichurri, Portabella Mushroom, and Blackened Tofu are all close behind. Open 11-8. My Review There are multiple locations now, the other is in the Mueller Development. And you can get it delivered by Favor or Prime Now.
Sway-1417 South 1st Street From the folks behind La Condesa Sway is an upscale Australian style Thai restaurant. Communal seating. Lots of vegan options and the staff has ingredient lists for everything. It is spicier than your average American Thai place. Sunday – Wednesday 11am – 10pm Thursday – Saturday 11am – 11pm
Elizabeth Street Cafe 1501 S 1st St French Vietnamese Cafe The former home of Bouldin Creek has been completely transformed into a fancy Vietnamese place. They have vegan pho, vermicelli, spring rolls and a well-trained staff who can answer all your ingredient questions. Sadly none of the beautiful desserts are vegan anytime I’ve gone.
Poppy 1628 South First inside Craft is this Challah making vegan bakery with vegan french toast and different toppings.
Dolce Neve 1713 S 1st street Handmade gelato with rotating seasonal vegan flavors. Open until 10 on weeknights and midnight on the weekend.
Thrice & Thai Fresh -909 W Mary St open 11-9 Thai restaurant and coffee shop that has a large assortment of vegan offerings including the occasional croissant on some Saturday mornings. They also have a full case of vegan ice cream with all sorts of fun flavors.
Mattie’s 811 W Live Oak St At the beautiful green pastures house you can watch the peacock and have the chickpea basmati bowl, and a side of crispy cauliflower with tamarind bbq sauce, local greens, or curried squash.
Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse– South 1st The tofu scramble is next level. You can get it in anything on the menu including the omelet which is fabulous. Also try with the vegan queso, the homemade veggie chorizo, and the potato hash cake. The breakfast tacos are really good. Ask for the special tea menu. They also have fantastic baked goods from Happy Vegan Baker and Capital City Bakery.
Lenoir – South 1st, make reservations and let them know you are vegan at this beautiful little farm to table restaurant on south first.
Mellizoz – (Formerly Izzoz) 1503 S. FIRST ST. Potatoes, beans, and portabellos are all vegan at this gourmet taco trailer open 7 days a week
Torchy’s– Multiple locations on South 1st and throughout town. The beans aren’t vegan but the rice, tortillas,
vegetables, poblanos, and avocado (without cheese) are along with the flour and corn tortillas. They use margarine to make their vegetables but it isn’t vegan marg. They have really become even less vegan-friendly. I wouldn’t recommend going here at all.
Polvos– South 1st. Tacos, enchiladas (hold the cheese), and burritos. My favorite salsa in town. Sometimes it can be difficult to order here but it is worth it. The breakfast tacos on the very back bottom of the menu are a great deal. The potato flautas can be vegan and you can order the veg enchiladas. You can choose from a list of different things to make the taco of your dreams. Here are some pics
Rabbit Food Grocery TEMPORARILY CLOSED South First and Live Oak- An all vegan convenience store packed with all the vegan goodies that are hard to find anywhere else. They also have vitamins, local handmade knitted items, and dog food. Read my review here.
Doggie Style– South First and Live Oak (603 W. Live Oak) Made from scratch hotdogs with different topping like the 313 which has coney sauce, golden cheddar, and fresh onion or the John Stewart topped with sauerkraut and Russian dressing. You can also order up a side of Wingman Nachos or Stacked Fries to share.
Naan Sequitur 601 West Live Oak Street Homemade Naan sandwiches including the vegan fried eggplant po’boy which has smoked fried eggplant, brussels sprouts slaw, vegan kimchi and sriracha aioli and another one with bulgolgi style shitake mushrooms.
Bananarchy on South 1st & Live Oak. The greatest frozen banana stand in the world. M-Sat 12-9. Only open in warm weather.
Four Brothers on South First and Live Oak. Venezuelan food truck with vegan options including a vegan Arepa (black beans, sweet fried plantains & avocado), Mandocas (sweet cornmeal fritters) and Patacon (fried green plantain sandwich with black beans and avocado) Here is my review
Atia’s Kitchen 7800 South 1st St Samosas, roti, and a vegan special of the day.
La Flor– South 1st almost to Stassney on the east side of the street. Traditional Taco trailer with refried beans, potatoes, and nopalitos on the freshest tortillas in town. Recently I have heard conflicting information about the beans so check with who is making it.
Lucky Robot– 1303 South Congress 11-10 Weekdays 10-10 Japanese style tacos and entrees and make your own bowls. Computer ordering. Sat & Sun
The Flying Carpet– 504 W. Oltorf This former trailer kept expanding until it became a restaurant. They still have items like “The Sleek Vegan” Grilled Eggplant, Falafel Crumble, Tomato Sauce, & Greens on a piece of Flat Bread for $6.00. But you can also preorder some Moroccan Soul Food in advance, you show up 24 hours later to a family style meal of vegetable tagine. Open Mon-Sat Dinner 6-10.
Gueros– South Congress. Ask for the vegan menu. Get a margarita (or several) while you wait. Mmm vegan meat. Open until 11 Thur-Sun
Home Slice– South Congress Pizza is vegan if you hold the cheese. Also the garlic knots.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar 1400 South Congress – Impossible burger available on a vegan wheat bun. The line can be long. There are multiple locations now at the Triangle, on Anderson, and in Round Rock.
FreeBird- South Congress. Multiple locations throughout the region. Very large burritos. Even the small is huge. You can order online. All the beans, vegetables, and tortillas are vegan and they have tempeh calibicitas.
Vinaigrette – 2201 College Ave just off South Congress. This all salad place was very accommodating to my vegan needs. I especially loved their cocktail bar (called the salad bar) which had cocktails like the FIERY LION Fresh-pressed orange, turmeric root, Plymouth Gin, Gran Marnier and a splash of homemade grenadine. They also veganized the Kale nachos for me. The interior is beautiful and airy.
Habana- 2728 South Congress. vegetarian-friendly Cuban food and delicious tropical cocktails. I love this place! You can even sit in a little tiki hut. Here is a list of of what is vegan. I love the monfongo and the quinbombo. and the servers have always seemed very knowledgeable. Open until 11 Fri & Sat
Mystic Java Cafe 2810 South Congress outside the Great Outdoors nursery. Avocado stuffed with “chicken” salad, tofu scramble, sandwiches, smoothies, coffee, and beer. The nursery is really fun to visit and they have smurf statues. Here’s a post about it from the Lonestar Plate.
A Taste of Ethiopia 3801 S. Congress Ave This very popular Pflugerville Ethiopian restaurant is now one South Congress as well.
Keso’s Tacos 4720 South Congress The refried beans are not vegan but the black beans are. You can get breakfast tacos or several vegetable taco options. I tried the “Barton Springs” Grilled cabbage, pico de gallo, roasted potatoes, sliced avocado, topped with guajillo sauce on a corn tortilla and it was really good.
Tarbouch 534 E Oltorf St. This Lebanese grill has a vegetarian platter and a couple different wraps to eat and then you can enjoy and nice hookah. Sun-Thur 11am-9pm Fri & Sat 11-10pm
Curra’s– 614 E. Oltorf St. Great Mexican food and avocado margaritas. They have a great veggie taco plate with homemade chorizo and super fat tamales both bean and veggie. The rice is not vegan but they let you double up on the beans. Also Food For Lovers queso. Make sure you say no cheese. Open until 11 on Fri & Sat.
Taco Deli– 1500 Spyglass off Mopac and multiple locations. You see these tacos all around town but you can usually only get the vegan ones at the place, but keep your eye out, they pop up and are delicious. The dona salsa is vegan! Here is a review
Whip In– Off I-35 & Oltorf. This is a convenience store and an Indian restaurant.
Hao Hao 1901 W William Cannon Chinese and Vietnamese food with a veggie menu. Delivers in the area! I like the huge portion of Vietnamese Hot and Sour Soup and the Spicy Crispy Tofu with Broccoli especially.
Asiana Indian Cuisine 801 E. William Cannon #205 off IH-35 Southern cuisine and a few Indo-Chinese dishes
Curry Leaf Cafe 3601 W William Cannon Dr, Suite No- 450 Vegetarian Indian restaurant with lunch and dinner buffet.
ZPizza– Several locations, the south is at 5701 W. Slaughter Lane but there is one at 3300 Bee Caves Road, and one in Round Rock 200 University Blvd. This pizza place has Daiya cheese, vegan meat crumbles, and gluten free crusts available.
Mangieri’s Pizza Café 5900 W. Slaughter Ln, Suite 460 and in Lakeway 2133 Lohmans Crossing Rd. Daiya Cheese and tons of veggies are available at this pizza place.
Pieous– 12005 Hwy 290 W, Brick oven pizza and salads at this pizza spot just outside of town. The marinara pizza is vegan & you can add veggies like Brussels Sprouts. South Austin Foodie has a review with pics of the menu.
Thai 2 U – 4205 Manchaca Rd (Buda) This Thai trailer can veganize their pineapple fried rice, pad Sa Eew, Pad Kee Mao( drunken noodles), red curry, green curry and atom Yum Ka Gai if you ask!
The Drag & Around Campus (guadalupe between MLK & 35th street borders UT campus)
Milky Way Shakes – All vegan milkshake trailer outside the Spider House with house made coconut based ice cream and almond milks. They also have aquafaba based meringues and other fun toppings. Try the Violet Beauregarde (blueberries, meringue, candied flower) or the Oreo Borealis (mint, fudge, oreos) or build your own.
Ramen Fukuya In the old Veggie Heaven, not actually vegan-friendly since they use egg noodles but if you are stuck there the fried rice can be made vegan.
Look Noodles and More – 1914 Guadalupe Street veggie ramen, noodle dishes, and rice dishes.
Thai, How Are You 2100 Guadalupe St. Standard Thai menu plus some Japanese options though the latter doesn’t look very vegan-friendly.
Verts– Multiple locations including on the drag at the Dobie Mall, 2530 Guadalupe Street, 2438 West Anderson Lane, 11521 Ranch Road 620 North, 12800 Galleria Circle, 1500 South Lamar Blvd. & 1801 East 51st Street, Round Rock and more. Handmade Vegan Kebab sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Super vegan-friendly.
Teji’s Indian Restaurant. The original location is in Round Rock. Some people say it’s the best Biryani in Texas, others say it’s fast food style. This sounds like a Zagat review, my apologies, I thought it was good Indian take out.
Hai Kai multiple Locations. Vietnamese, pho, and noodle dishes. UPDATE 10/29/2014! Just because it’s on the vegetarian menu does not mean it’s vegetarian according to a waitress they use fish sauce, pork, and beef broth while cooking the “vegetarian” options.
Cocos– Bubble tea
Goodalls Kitchen and Bar 1900 Rio Grande Street Vegan Items are marked at this sophisticated restaurant in the bottom of a mansion with craft cocktails. It seems from the reviews this place is more about atmosphere than it’s expensive food but sometimes you gotta get fancy!
MooJo – 2322 Guadalupe Street, Ice cream sandwiches with rotating flavors from local brand Nadamoo. The chocolate chip and peanut butter cookie are vegan. They also have toppings and are open late. 30 Minutes Free Parking @ the San Antonio Garage — 2420 San Antonio Street
Austin’s Pizza – Multiple Locations. Vegan cheese. Delivery.
Ice Scrapers – 411 W 23rd St. Dairy free coconut based ice cream in either vanilla, chocolate, or coffee. Rolled Thai-style and then topped withOreoss, coconut, banana, chia seeds etc. They also have New Orleans style snoballs.
Austin’s Pizza 2324 Guadalupe (Multiple locations in every part of town) Follow your heart vegan cheese can be added to any pizza.
Steel City Pops 3001 Guadalupe All natural real fruit popsicles made with cane sugar.
The Pizza Press 404 W 26th St. This California chain has Dayia cheese available and both the regular and gluten free crusts are vegan.
Kerbey Lane– multiple locations. 24-hour diner. Vegan pancakes. tacos. sweet potato fries. Tacos. I am not a fan of their homemade “Soysauge” but almost everything else is good enough dinner food. I especially love that they bring vegan butter with the pancakes.
Tom’s Tabooley– Almost everything here is vegan and well labeled. The best part is that they send their wraps to stores all over town.
Ruby’s BBQ– 512 West 29th Street- veg Jambalaya and more. This is another place to go if your group is desperate for BBQ. Open until midnight.
Royers Pie Haven, This Round Rock spot opened up of the drag and has some vegan pies along with coffee but I do believe you have to confirm with them what exactly is vegan from day to day.
Thai Kitchen– multiple locations. Open til midnight on weekdays and midnight on the weekend at the Guadalupe location but the others close earlier. Typical Thai. Green Curry is popular.
Trudy’s – 409 West 30th Street and multiple locations Gregory Rankin says to try the portobello fajitas at Trudy’s. Just tell them “no dairy anywhere on the plate”, I have also had the breakfast tacos and the enchiladas. Open until 2am
Guac-N-Roll- moving truck that’s either parked outside of Dane’s Body Shop at 4227 Guadalupe & third and Guadalupe. Fancy made to order nontraditional guacamoles plus beet salad, posole, and other stuff. All vegetarian and vegan-friendly.
Food Heads– off the drag on 34th. Lunch spot, sandwiches and salads. open until 4pm
Wheatsville– Don’t miss Texas’ only food co-op! They have an amazing deli with popcorn tofu po’boys, vegan mac & cheese, frito pie (with nutritional yeast), and almost every vegan product you could ever dream of. Here are some of my favorite local products.
Boomarangs– Curry Hand pies. They are also available in different shops around town.
Pick-A-Chili – 902 E Ceasar Chavez They have a veggie chili, sweet potato, and regular fries at this food truck. Or you can put chili over a wedge of lettuce. 11-4
Veracruz All Natural– Cesar Chavez & Chalmers. Food cart with super fresh fruit and agua frescas, shaved ice. You can get fruit Mexican style with chile powder on it. They also have awesome breakfast tacos with potatoes, beans, spinach, nopales, and avocado. Multiple locations including is South Austin and Round Rock.
The Blue Cat Cafe 95 Navasota Street, right off Ceasar Chavez. Inside you can hang out with cats that are up for adoption and watch them play on elevated walkways, lounge in unique cat beds, or play with toys. Outside is a vegan food truck with hot dogs, frito pie, nachos, and espresso drinks. You order and take a number and then they will either drop it off at your table outside or slide it through the pickup window inside.
Mission Dogs 1701 E. Cesar Chavez. Hot dog spot will exchange a vegan dog for any of their menu items like the “Jeepney” which has sweet & sour green papaya slaw & spicy plantain ketchup. They also have Hampton Creek vegan mayo and will do vegan garlic fries!
Mr. Natural– 1901 E. Cesar Chavez another location on South Lamar. Healthy style Mexican food. A full range of juices. Try the tofu migas for breakfast. The lunch special is cafeteria style ordering otherwise grab a menu, pay, and take a number.
Capital City Bakery– 2211 E. Cesar Chavez. The best vegan baked goods in town. For real. Apple Pie ala mode Peanut Butter Crunch cupcakes this is where it’s at.
Counter Culture– 2337 East Cesar Chavez Street All vegan diner with homemade seitan philly, soul food burrito, and mushroom beet burger and lots of raw and engine 2 friendly items. Raw style desserts. I love their weekend brunch. Open until 10pm. Weekly specials on facebook.
The Vegan Yacht – 2908 Fruth St . I love the frito burritos at this all vegan trailer, it’s Frito Pie with organic fritos in a burrito. I like to add avocado. They also have tacos, sandwiches, and quesadillas. Open Daily 3pm-midnight. Check their facebook to see if they are closing up early.
Curcuma– Healthy bowls and Golden Mylk will keep you coming back to this well-regarded trailer.
The Vegan Nom 2324 East Cesar Chavez. The Best Vegan Tacos, I love the Migas, the Three Amigos, and the Birdie Sanders. Sometimes they have barbecued seitan with jalapeno mac and cheese on special and it’s one of my favorite tacos in the world. Check their facebook and instagram for specials and hours. My review
Sawyer & Co – 4827 E Cesar Chavez Fried Eggplant Muffaletta sandwich (hold the cheese) and a veggie tray.
Launderette 2115 Holly St. This trendy east side restaurant has a Sunshine bowl (turmeric hummus, sprouted beans, pickled beet, quinoa, butternut squash, tahini dressing) at lunch, otherwise, you probably have to get the veggie sides without their fancy cheeses.
Grizzeldas 105 Tillery Super cute trendy Mexican restaurant with a vegetable mole taco option and some sides that could be veganized. Watch out the guacamole has bacon (gross)
Gourmands– 2316 Webberville Road. A pub with a patio and Ping Pong. Black Bean soup, hummus plate, veggie sandwich. Kitchen open until midnight.
North Door Pizza – 502 Brushy St. Teese cheese is available for your hand tossed pizza at this venue on the east side. They also have a GF crust. Late night mini pizzas until 3am on the Friday and Saturday.
Native – 807 E 4th St. This limestone remodeled hotel has a restaurant & bar and the menu includes a Tempeh Wrap with bibb, frisée, cannellini spread, toasted sunflower seeds, yellow bell peppers, pickled radishes, avocado, and miso marinated tempeh, served with a romesco sauce. They also have waffle fry nachos with seitan chorizo but you’d have to get it without queso & sour cream.
Wright Brother’s Brew & Brew. San Marcos & 5th just east of the highway. This coffee shop carries Rosen’s Bagels for breakfast and lunch. The bagels are vegan & they have vegan cream cheese and hummus.
Yellow Jacket Social Club 1704 East 5th. They have a tofu scramble for brunch on the weekends. Regularly they also have a hummus plate, some salads and perhaps can veganize some other dishes.
Gelateria Gemelli 1009 East 6th Street The sorbetto’s are vegan and possibly other things on this seasonally changing menu.
Thai-Kun @ Wonderland 1104 East Sixth Street Tues-Sat 5:00pm – 1:45am
Sun/Mon: CLOSED Another Eastside King Location this one has a very different menu with vegan options like Cabbage Two Ways & Black Noodles
The Hightower 1209 East 7th St. The smoked tofu dish and the blistered green beans were confirmed to me as vegan at this “New American” style restaurant. Open at 5pm Closed Mondays
Nasha 1614 East 7th. Finally an Indian Mexican fusion place on the east side that’s open late. They have tofu vegan tacos and vegan Indian section with favorites like Channa Masala and Aloo Gobi.
Flyrite 2129 E 7th St This drive thru has a vegan burger, a kale slaw, and a veggie wrap, everything is marked vegan
Kinda Tropical 3501 E 7th St This bodega also has a restaurant for breakfast they have an avocado toast and veggie toast, lunch with rotating specials of veggies and salads along with the Rainbow Rice Bowl (rice with kale cucumber, radish, cabbage, carrots, herbs and gomasio). You can add a side of fried sweet plantains, rice, beans, yucca fries, or toasted seaweed.
Kyōten 1211 E 6th House made tofu is all over this “trailer-raunt” menu. Vegetarian section of the menu includes a couple different maki rolls & a veggie bowl that can all be vegan.
Via 313 – 6th & Waller Trailer with Detroit Style Pizza with follow your heart cheese. Open til 2am on the weekends. This is my favorite vegan pizza in the world. They have a second location at Craft Pride on Rainy Street. And two restaurants one in Oak Hill and one on the drag.
Spartan Pizza 1104 E 6th at Waller. Vegan Cheese plus delivery. Open until 3am Fri & Sat.
Way South Philly 1209 E. 6th Street a Philly cheesesteak trailer with a vegan offering, though it looks like it is just grilled vegetables, they also have tots! Open from lunch until 10pm.
Fire and Soul 1104 East 6th Spicy Vegan Corn Dog and Sweet Potato Fries. Open until midnight on weekdays 2am on weekends. Closed Sunday
Handshakes 1104 East 6th Creative milkshake stand with many vegan options. Open til 2am Friday & Saturday. Closed Sunday.
All City Subs – East 6th and Pedernales, Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 12:00 am Sub sandwiches, vegan items noted, they have a marinated portabella one and a seitan stir-fry.
Vintage Heart Coffee 1405 East 7th Street
Takoba- 1411 E 7th St trendy Mexican restaurant with a nice patio. The two vegetarian items are marked. The rice has chicken stock. Open until midnight or 1am.
Rio Rita- 12th & Chicon coffee shop and bar with infused Tito’s drinks, some different snack options
Saigon Le Vendeur Tofu bahn mi, tofu vermicelli bowl, and tofu spring rolls are all on the menu and are vegan if you ask for no fish sauce.
Sa-Tén – 916 Springdale Rd Coffeeshop with plant-milks and red rabbit doughnuts. The restaurant also has a Japanese curry that can be made vegan.
The Juice Well 1309 Rosewood Ave. Open for lunch Tues- Sun. Vegan Juices and smoothies, plus, vegan Banh Mi sandwiches, veggie patty sandwiches, house salads and tacos at this cart.
Nice N Full 1112 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78704. Vegetarian Soul Food like a chicken nugget bowl. W-Sat: 11am-9pm Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Old Thousand 1000 E 11th St, Austin open 5-10 This trendy Chinese restaurant has confirmed vegan options including the pickles, cucmber salad, kung pao cauliflower, bok choy, ma po eggplant and gai lan. Dishes which can be modified vegan include the sunchoke fried rice, the tea egg salad, and ma po dofu.
Wasota African Cuisine-1112 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78704. The proprietor of the closed World Beat Cafe opened up this trailer and it is packed with African delights like fried plantains, veggie patties, black-eyes pea fritters, and Nigerian stew. There is a very large vegan marked menu and they are very clear about ingredients and super friendly. Highly recommended. Here is my review Open daily 11-9
Red Wraps Haddie’s food court on 12th and Chicon Their feature item is a vegan ancient Turkish dish with bulgur wheat called the Red Wrap.
Eastside Pies – Multiple locations. 1401 Rosewood Ave, 5312 Airport, 1809 1 W Anderson, The crust, both regular and GF and garlic knots are completely vegan. The bases are as well you can get hummus, black bean, marinara, spinach curry, tomatillo, chimichurri, or pesto even the special pestos are vegan! The only base that isn’t is the ricotta cheese. The breaded eggplant is not vegan but there is a wide range of fun toppings like sweet potatoes, avocado, Habañeros and Spicy Slaw. Follow your heart cheese.
Sagra – 1050 East 11th St, they have a vegan menu but you have to ask for it and the specify that you are ordering from it. The menu changes seasonally and features items like cauliflower rissoto, panzanella and funghi pizza. Homemade vegan pistachio cheese! Open most days from 11-10 with a break in the middle. Read about my experience here
El Chilie– 1809 Manor Road. This Mexican restaurant has tons of veggies in their enchiladas and puffy tacos along with some fabulous margaritas. The puffy tacos are no longer on the menu but you can still order them.
Abo Youssef – 2101 Manor Road. Mediterranean cart with Falafel & Gardenia Plate, Baba Ghanouj, hummus, falafel, and all the standard offerings.
Eastside Cafe 2113 Manor Road a fancy-ish vegetarian-friendly restaurant in an old house. A lot of the entrees are sourced from the surrounding gardens which are beautiful and nice to walk through. The enchiladas and a couple of the salads are vegan.
Thai Thani 2101 Manor Rd This Thai cart delivers. They make everything from scratch and the menu changes but they sound like they’d be very accommodating. And they are open until 10 pm.
Austin Daily Press– 1900 E. MLK. This sandwich shop has one vegan sammie that sounds really good, an Edamame fritter with ginger peanut sauce, avocado, cilantro, mint and onion. And they deliver and have a trailer or Red River.
Blue Dahlia-1115 East 11th Bakery/bistro with vegan bread, salads, sandwiches, soup, oatmeal, granola. I love the back patio and the lattes here. A great place to relax. They have happy hour specials too.
Cherrywood Coffeehouse– vegan breakfast tacos with all sorts of great options like fried tofu and chorizo. Also sandwiches and smoothies. 7am or 8am to midnight 1400 E 38.5 street
Bao’d Up 1911 Aldrich Street Ste. in Muller. Dumpling spot with veganizable Veggie Bao, Fried Tofu GuaBao (Taiwanese Hamburgers), and fries.
Fresh off the Truck- 4209 Airport. An Asian fusion truck with lots of different bahn mi sandwiches and even different kinds of fried potatoes like Korokke which is described as a “Japanese fried potato curry croquette” The monk sandwich looks like it could be vegan without the butter sauce, I’m looking into it but if you know, leave me a comment!
Tyson’s Tacos 4905 Airport Blvd Mon-Sat Make your own tacos with black beans, vegan chorizo, and guacamole. 6 am – 8:30 pm
Contigo 2027 Anchor Lane This bar out in the Mueller is super popular with Austin foodies. Their menu changes daily but usually they are happy to veganize their small plates for your. They have items like Olives, Smoked Shitakes, and Brussels sprouts with capers and pine nuts. Open pretty late.
Sweet Ritual New location on 4631 Airport Blvd you will find a magical vegan ice cream parlor with waffle cones, caramel sauce, crazy specials, and sundaes galore. They even have gluten free options and are so so vegan that you don’t have to worry for one second about eating something weird. Here is a post about the menu from the ice cream social when they first opened and a 2015 post about what the ice cream is made out of.
Bun Belly 5001 Airport Blvd Mostly Vietnamese with a bit of Asian fusion too. Items that can be made vegan items have a star by them including salt and pepper tofu, spring rolls, pad thai, Vietnamese Crepe, and Buddha Delight. Fancy cocktails too.
Kome Sushi Kitchen– 4917 Airport Blvd. Emma who is vegan and works at Kome made a wonderful list and they also said they have vegan specials sometimes with local ingredients. Here are the menu items Edamame, Hiyayakko (no bonito), Kome Salad (no anchovies), Yaki onigiri (no sauce), Rice, pickles, Kikkoman Soy sauce, tamari, mango sauce, Mango/avocado roll, Veggie roll, Oshinko roll, Kanpyo roll, Natto roll, Avocado nigiri, Asparagus nigiri, yamagobo. Closed Sunday. At lunch they have vegan ramen.
House Pizzeria – 5111 AIRPORT BLVD Apps include roasted olives and a cannellini bean spread. The focaccia is vegan and so is the pizza crust. The salad with kale, walnuts, and dried cherries is also supposed to be really good but any of the salads can be made vegan, even the lentil because they aren’t pre-made. TUE-SUN 11 AM-10 PM
Li’l Nonna’s – This pizza trailer in the back of the coffee shop / bar The Buzz Mill has vegan pizza and toppings, house made vegan cheese and then also dairy cheese. They have happy hour slices that are a really good size portion and daily specials, follow them on instagram to see. Try the “meat out” which has Italian seitan sausage, beeteroni, and smoky tempeh. They have both New York Style and Detroit Style to chose from.
Dragon Delights 1919 East Riverside Drive in front of American Bingo. The menu includes steamed vegetable dumplings, stir fried vegetables, spicy tofu, and vegetable fried noodles or rice. I have not confirmed it’s all vegan. Open 7 days a week, 7:00PM – 2:30AM.
Orange Leaf- Frozen Yogurt place. The orange and pineapple are both vegan as are some of the toppings.
Java Noodles– 2400 E Oltorf St south and east of the river. Indonesian. Most items are made with fish sauce that can’t be removed. The pad thai can be made vegan along with the tofu satay and tofu spring rolls but most of the rest of the menu items in the “vegetarian’ section are not actually vegetarian.
Austin Taco Joint 2807 San Jacinto Tacos and Tortas made with Gardenburgers. Regular Taco fixins too.
Thrilled Cheese– This grilled cheese sandwich truck moves around North Austin but they do have a vegan grilled cheese sandwich.
Mother’s Cafe – If you loved vegetarian cuisine in the 90s you will love Mother’s, imagine lots of brown rice and sprouts. Their veggie burger is very popular as is their cashew tahini dressing.
Banzai 3914 N LAMAR BLVD, edamame dumplings, Vegetable and Tofu Teriyaki Bowls, and lots of sushi options like Inari, avocado, Spiral Maki- tofu, avocado, carrot, daikon, cucumber, and Apple Maki – apple, avocado, chili.
People’s RX 4018 N Lamar Blvd. This pharmacy has smoothies and some other options and coconut soft serve, Cocowhip, and chocolate syrup both in plain, chocolate & swirl and it’s GF
Kismet Cafe 1000 E 41st Ste 200 Mediterranean Restaurant with vegan options like Cauliflower Wrap, Vegan Gyro, Vegan Shawarma
Bistro Vonish 701 East 53rd St This all vegan trailer with pizzas, homemade kolaches, and specials that change with the season. They also have a popular monthly supper club.
The Great Y’all 701 East 53rd trailer. Chinese American food like Sesame Soy Curls, Bao, and Gobi Wings with cauliflower.
Zucchini Kill Bakery 701 E 53rd ST. SUITE C. Brick and mortar vegan bakery with house-made Twinkies, cupcakes, doughnuts. Everything is gluten-free & soy free. You can also pick up their treats at Counter Culture and the Buzzmill. 10-percent discount to musicians traveling through Austin.
Americano Tattoo Shop 701 E 53rd St All vegan ink at this tattoo shop.
ASTI Trattoria– The manager at this fantastic Italian place is one of the nicest people I ever met when she heard we didn’t have a great experience she invited us back to try all the vegan items and we did. From the truffle white bean dip to the pesto pizza to the artichoke risotto it was all amazing. Closed Sunday and no lunch Saturday, make a reservation.
The Grand Social Club & Billiards Room. 4631 Airport Blvd. This bar has vegan sriracha tofu tacos, just say plain sriracha no mayo. You can also just get the fried tofu appetizer, it looks delicious.
Titaya’s Thai– The most vegan-friendly Thai place in town, it was recently closed for a while as the fixed up the interior but they are back in business. Pretty tasty That food. open until 10 pm. closed between lunch and dinner.
Biscuits and Groovy 5015 Duval St, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, and sandwiches open 7-2 thur-sun… or so they say…they tend to run out of stuff on weekends. Everything on the menu can be made vegan so you can get biscuits topped with tofu scramble, bacon, sausage, daiya cheese and gravy. And maybe even a vegetable if you are feeling it.
Daisie’s Cafe 2320 Hancock Dr Breakfast tacos, a hummus plate, fattoush, burger, hotdog, and fruit salad.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Lots of Dairy Free Sorbets and toppings at multiple locations Hancock Center 1000 E. 41st Street, Suite 255, Great Hills Market, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Lakeline Market 14028 N US Hwy 183, Quinlan Crossing 5145 N. FM 620, Shops on 685 2324 FM 685 Suite # 200 Pflugerville, Cedar Park Town Center 909 East Whitestone Blvd
The Brick Oven on 35th 1608 West 35th Street by the original Kerbey Lane. This location of the Brick oven pizzeria offers a vegan version of their wood fired pie. There is no cheese but an array of toppings and vegan chipotle pesto sauce.
Aster’s Ethiopian– 2804 North I H 35 really good Ethiopian. open til 9 on weekdays & 10 weekends. Everything vegetarian is vegan as well.
Tso Delivery – 3909 North Interstate 35, E-5 This Chinese American restaurant is delivery and carryout only. You order online. Almost all dishes can be customized to have tofu instead of meat and dairy free.
Taj Palace 6700 Middle Fiskville Rd off IH-35 by Highland Mall. Indian Buffet that is mostly just vegetarian-friendly but you can ask them to make your dishes with no ghee.
Vivo– 6406 N I 35 Ste 2343. Enchiladas, tacos, rice, and beans. Awesome Puffy Tacos and cocktails. Open until 10 or 10:30
Pacos Tacos– 1304 E. 51st A flour corn hybrid tortilla! Vegan breakfast taco options include black beans, vegan chorizo, spinach, mushrooms, and jalapenos. They even sell their salsa by the gallon. Tuesday-Sunday open for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Xian Sushi and Noodle Handmade to order noodles! The plain ones are usually vegan but occasionally mixed with egg whites so ask. Soon they will be selling spinach noodles too which will be 100% vegan. Along with the vegetable noodle soup, they also have a variety of salads.
Drink.Well 207 East 53rd. Craft beers, cocktails, and a menu with vegan items noted. open until 11pm
The Mediterranean Chef Cafe 5908 Aurora Dr Austin The woman behind the best hummus in the world – Grandma’s Hummus- has a little cafe that is open 9-8. They have falafel and Mediterranean wraps made to order. Closed Sunday
Black Star Co-op– 7020 Easy Wind Drive, Suite 100, open 4-midnight, you can take the train! You can become an owner of this local pub but even if you don’t enjoy their local beers and vegan-friendly pub menu.
Vigilante Gaming Bar 7010 Easy Wind Drive, Ste 150 This is a bar set up for boardgame play, you can play the games they have or bring your own. Vegan options on the menu include a bell pepper sushi roll, edamame, falafel sliders, falafel bites, and samosa croquettes.
Fat Cats Organic Coffee And Dessert– 7020 Easy Wind Dr Ste 140 off North Lamar. This all vegetarian coffee shop has a full range of espresso, tea, milkshake, and other drinks along with vegan baked goods, waffles, ice cream, and more. All items can be made vegan.
Kim Phung – Vermicelli, lo mein, kung pao, pad thai, and more at this old school Vietnamese spot
Michi Ramen– 6519 N. Lamar They have a veggie ramen with a shoyu based broth so and the noodles are now egg free. Tuesday – Sunday 5pm – 10pm
Chago’s Puerto Rican Grill 7301 North Lamar Blvd The Paella Vegetariana has white rice cooked in coconut milk with eggplant, chick peas, black beans, peppers, onions, tomatoes, olives, ripe plantains with tostones and a side salad. Just ask them to leave off the cheese.
Balkan Cafe and Grill 11800 N Lamar Blvd They have a homemade red pepper tomato soup with ajvar and other Balkan condiments and homemade bread. Having a Serbian owner, you can be assured that there is also a full bar.
Habesha Restaurant and Bar 6019 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. Ethiopian with a vegetarian section on the menu and a combo plate in a nice little cafe.
La Casa Chapala 3010 Anderson at Shoal Creek by Nomadic Notions Bead Store. Interior Mexican cuisine with table side salsa and guacamole service. Vegetarian menu that can be veganized by removing cheese, the black beans are vegan but not the charro beans. Danielle says the spinach enchiladas are her favorite. A second location on San Jacinto downtown. I want to go!
Star of India 2900 W Anderson Ln lots of veg options at this North Indian Cafe. Buffet at lunch but you can still order off the menu. Lunch: 11 AM to 2:30 PM Dinner: Sun-Thu: 5:30 PM to 10 PM Fri-Sat: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Ka-Prow Thai & Sushi Bistro 1200 W Howard Ln Ste O. Dishes like Pad Thai and Pad Peanut sauce can be made vegan just by asking.
Bombay Express– 13000 N IH35 Building #12, super vegan-friendly North and South Indian fast casual. take out available. My friend Maria says it is awesome. Tuesday – Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm
Pinthouse Pizza 4729 Burnet Rd, 4236 S Lamar Blvd “The greenbelt pizza”, Red sauce, mushrooms, Kalamata olives, garlic, green peppers, poblano peppers, red onions, spinach, and cherry tomatoes is vegan with “no cheese what-so-ever”
Citizen Eatery 5011 Burnet Rd This vegetarian paleo spot has all day breakfast and burgers. Most items can be veganized and they say they are 99% Gluten free.
Roll On Sushi Diner 5350 Burnet Rd Super fun vegan options like The fruity vegan which is stuffed with cucumber and tempura jalapenos & topped wit avocado and strawberry mango salsa Check out Mary Makes Dinner’s fab review
Hat Creek 5400 Burnet Road, Round Rock 3700 E Palm Valley Blvd (Next to R Bank at The Dell Diamond), 201 San Gabriel Village Blvd., 5902 Bee Cave Road. This Drive Through has a vegan veggie burger
T-Loc’s Sonora Hot Dogs 5715 Burnet Rd They have Smart Dogs and Veganise for the Sonoran Hot Dogs at this trailer that come with jalapeno sauce, beans, mustard, and onion. I’m not sure if all the toppings are vegan so please make sure when heading out there. Open 11-10 Tue-Sat
Pour House – 6701 Burnet Rd, 6701 Burnet Rd. Follow Your Heart vegan cheese isn’t on the menu but you can ask for it.
Sarovar – 8440 Burnet Rd Restaurant that has dishes from all over India and also some Indo Chinese. Buffet at lunch. open until 10 on weekdays and 11 Friday and Saturday.
Pars Mediterranean Supermarket & Deli 8820 Burnet Road Veg options such include hummus, tabooli, falafel, dolmas, and pomegranate lentil soup. Grocery store attached.
Sarah’s Mediterranean Restaurant– 5222 Burnet Rd My friend told me this is where to find the best falafel and hummus in town and I have to agree, it is so good! They also have a market where you can pick up all sorts of fun stuff. Mon – Sat 10:00 AM – 9 PM / Sun Closed
Yard Bar – This super dog-friendly bar has a huge patio with a dog park and dog agility equipment! They even have vegan coconut ice cream FOR THE DOGS! For the humans, they have a vegetable and hummus plate and a hummus sandwich.
Teriyaki Madness 7301 Burnet Rd This is another fast-casual chain choose a bowl place. You pick a protein like tofu teriyaki, a base like brown rice and then vegetables. They also have a yakisoba noodle dish and a stir fry.
Enchiladas y Mas 1911 W Anderson Danielle says “They have killer veggie enchiladas and their refried beans are veg. As is their rice, unless something was seriously messed up in translation their salsa (can be pretty spicy for some) and guacamole rock, too!” Tue-Sat 7-9 Sun 7-2 NOTE reader Alexandra pointed out the veggie enchiladas are not on the menu, you have to ask, but there are fajitas on the menu.
Happy Vegan Bakery 8309B Research Blvd Although you can get her pastries and savory food in quite a few spots in town, there is also this storefront in north Austin with to-go food like Mac & Cheese.
Ng BMT 8557 Research Blvd In the back of Hong Kong supermarket you can find this bahn mi counter that has a vegan bahn mi with homemade tofu.
Madras Pavilion Vegetarian Indian restaurant. Offers a vegan friendly daily lunch buffet.
Big Daddy’s Burgers & Bar 9070 Research Blvd at Burnet & 183. A sports bar with vegan fried pickles and & mushrooms. The Portabella Stack burger and the housemade veggie patty burger, Holy Shish Kabobs with chimichurri sauce, and the hand cut fries are all vegan. Open late.
O’Joy 11101, Burnet Rd Organic Juice and Yogurt. The unique bit about this juice place is that for every menu item you buy they donate a meal to someone in need. So you can get your green smoothie or beet juice guilt free. They also have a menu of super healthy sounding wraps like “SKINNY SALAD” Organic Kale, Organic Spinach, Organic Arugula, Organic Tomatoes, Organic Cucumber, Organic Garbanzo Beans and Organic Chia Seeds with our Home-made Organic Lime Vinaigrette. They use organic before every ingredient which makes reading the menu nearly impossible.
Dang Bánh Mì 9070 Research Blvd Suite 303. This Bánh Mì spot has tofu sandwiches and the bread doesn’t contain and dairy products or egg. The peanut sauce is vegan too. The Lemongrass Tofu vermicelli noodle salad and the spring rolls can both be made vegan. They have updated their menu with a jackfruit “pulled pork” taco, they also have rice bowls with tofu and vegetables. Here is what they said “Our vegetarian options can be vegainzed easily. The veg pulled pork tacos by removing the cheese. And the steam buns by asking for no mayo. We have some vegan sauces we can swap them out for so you still have a mixture of flavor. I recommend the chimichurri or the tofu sauce. Our tofu dishes can be made truly vegan by asking for it to be pan seared.”
Triumph Cafe– 3808 Spicewood Springs. Vietnamese dishes like Coconut Tofu and eggplant and green bean stir-fry. Open until 9 on weekdays and 10 on the weekend.
Kanji Ramen – 12636 Research Blvd. Veggie Ramen and a spicy veggie ramen.
Molcas Mexican Restaurant– 8127 Mesa Drive, Mexican restaurant with a vegetarian menu including vegetable fajitas and fried avocado tacos. Here is a review from Veggies, Foodies, Austinites. Open Mon-Sat 7am-10:30 pm and Sunday 7am – 9pm.
Masala Wok 10515 N. MoPac Expressway with another location on tech ridge. Chain restaurant stir-frys. What’s vegan isn’t clear so you have to ask. 11-10pm.
Salata 10515 N Mopac Expy Ste A-165. This is a “pick your ingredients” salad bar place where For $8, you have an unlimited selection of greens, veggies, fruits, and nuts that is tossed with dressing at the end. The vegan dressings are Lemon Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Fat-Free Sun-Dried Tomato. They also have a vegan chipotle sauce. Another location in Round Rock.
Pho Taison Vietnamese Cuisine 2438 W. Anderson although there are also locations by UT, south on William Cannon and in Southpark Meadows, Lakeway, and Kyle. Vegan pho, Singaporean Tofu, lemongrass vermicelli bowls, curry and more. The menu is online. Molly said and “Tofu in [the Singaporean tofu is] infused with chiles”. and “the chiles were incorporated into the soy milk before it was curdled” I can’t wait to try it!
Hanabi Ramen 2525 W Anderson Ln. Their veggie ramen is made with a shitake shoyu broth.
Alborz Persian Cuisine 3300 W Anderson Lane Traditional Iranian spot with Persian lunch buffet. Many vegetarian plates including one with skewered vegetables. The torshi leeteh looks good too.
Eldorado 3300 W. Anderson Lane. This Mexican restaurant has lots of veganizable options so no meat broths or butter, no lard in beans, no broth in rice, no animal products in corn tortillas or chips. Crispy tacos, tostadas, and enchiladas can all be easily made vegan with mushrooms as an option and no cheese. All the sauces are vegan. They also have a vegetable plate with Lemon Garlic Roasted Cauliflower, Carrots, Peppers & Onions, 3 Potato Hash, and a Butternut Squash hash. Just make sure you tell the server you are vegan so you don’t get a sprinkle of cheese.
Shandeez Restaurant 8863 Anderson Mill Rd.Suite 109 Traditional Iranian Restaurant with several different vegetarian plates with items like Mirza-Ghasemi and veggie stew. Mon-Thur 11-9 Fri & Sat 11-10. Closed Sunday.
Satay – 3202 West Anderson This is supposed to be one of the best Thai places in town but since I rarely go this far north I can’t tell you for sure! Open until 9:30 weekdays and 10:30 Friday & Saturday.
Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet– 12636 Research blvd Austin, south of mcneil and 183 an all you can eat Mediterranean buffet, everything is well labeled with ingredients.
Yummi tacos – This Korean Mexican fusion spot sounds like they have some vegan options for their tacos – fried tofu and eggplant – but I haven’t confirmed.
Fire Bowl Cafe Great Hills Market 9828 Great Hills Trail #100 in the Arboretum with another location in South Austin Brodie Lane shopping madness. This is one of those places where you pick your veg, your grain, your protein, and your sauce and they stir fry it together. Veggie sign means vegan except they do use egg in their refried beans so watch out. Danielle says ” I love-their cucumber & tomato salad (an app) and a cold peanut noodle salad (entree)”
Elevation Burger Great Hills Market 9828 Great Hills Trail Fantastic Veggie Burgers and multiple locations.
Hot Breads Bakery – 7318 Mc Neil Dr, Suite #102, This cafe specializes in Indian breads and Dosas and they have a full menu. They also have all the vegan items, like Aloo Capsicum Rolls, Dabeli, and all kinds of dosas marked on the menu. Open 10-10.
Flaming Pizza 3220 Feathergrass Ct #140 Vegan Cheese and lots of vegetable toppings. Unlimited Toppings.
Velvet Taco This Dallas fusion taco chain has a couple vegan options, a falafel taco and the Nashville hot tofu (without the buttermilk ranch)
The Steeping Room– The Domain shopping center If you are in town doing expensive shopping and vegan this is the place to eat. The have bowls, cupcakes, sushi, salads and tea! Open until 9 or 10. My review Now they have a second location on 4400 N Lamar!!! Check out the lonestar plate’s review of that one.
General Tso’boy – Rock Rose @ The Domain 11501 Rock Rose, Suite 152. This Chinese American sandwich shop has a ma’po tofu sandwich on Easy Tiger Vegan bread, the restaurant confirmed that everything is vegan.
Yard House @ The Domain Gardein Menu section with items like Chicken and Rice Bowl, Wings, a Vegan Burger, and Orange Peel Chicken. And Craft Beer.
Flower Child @ The Domain Healthy style food like wraps, bowls, and salads.
Jinya Ramen Bar Austin 3210 Esperanza Crossing Suite 130 @ The Domain a Ramen chain with a creamy vegan ramen, a vegetarian ramen, and a spicy tofu salad.
Chutney 2121 Parmer Vegetarian North Indian restaurant with vegan options noted on the menu. Chaats, Dosas, and vegan Thali on request.
Bodhi Viet Veggie Cuisine 2301 W Parmer Ln All veggie Vietnamese trailer with more exciting options than most of Austin’s Vietnamese spots.
Curry in a Hurry 2121 W Parmer Lane #114 A (next to Gandhi Bazar) All vegetarian Indian Take Out. Pick Curry + Pick Dal +2 Paratha/4 Roti + Rice = $5.99
Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza 10526 W Parmer Ln. and second location in Bee Caves 12800 Hill Country Blvd. Thin crust marinara pizza.
Blaze Pizza Lakeline Commons 14009 N. Research Blvd. Vegan Cheese and toppings like spinach, zucchini, and artichokes. They also have all their nutritional information on their site so you can see all their crusts, including the GF one, is vegan.
Momiji Hibachi and Sushi 13201 Ranch Road 620 Ross from Vegans Rock Austin loves their hibachi lunch which comes with “home-fried tofu and vegetable stir-fry with dipping sauces, as well as vegan miso soup”. And they deliver!
How Do You Roll– 10515 N Mopac Exp Sushi place where you pick your wrapper, sauce, and fillings and they wrap it up. Open until 9pm. Another location downtown on 2nd st.
Tam Deli and Cafe 8222 N Lamar Blvd. Vietnamese and vegetarian fish sauce.Mon, Wed-Sun 10 am – 8 pm
Swad 9515 N Lamar Blvd. Vegetarian South Indian restaurant. I haven’t been here in probably ten years but it is supposed to be one of the most authentic vegetarian Indian spots in town. Closes between lunch and dinner on the weekdays. Open until 9:30pm
Lilly’s Sandwich Shop 10901 N Lamar Blvd A.d. Keese says “They have an awesome bahn mi sandwich. You have to hold the mayonnaise. I add the Vegenaise at home.”
TC Noodle House 10901 North Lamar Chinese and Vietnamese restaurant by MT supermarket. The menu has a noodle and vegetarian section with items like Tofu with Orange Peel Sauce, Lo-Mein with Imitation Duck and Water Spinach with Salted Tofu Sauce.
Street 3407 GREYSTONE DRIVE This Asian Street Food and Sushi restaurant looks like it could be very vegan-friendly but I haven’t confirmed. The menu has a whole vegetable section and vegetable dumplings.
Rice Bowl Cafe 11220 N Lamar Blvd Building C306. Kung Pao and Sesame Tofu are on the menu but they mix pork in with a lot of the other tofu dishes. Open daily 11;30-9. Have Delivery and online ordering.
Peace Bakery and Deli 11220 N Lamar Blvd. Mediterranean food like falafel, hummus, salads, & fried Cauliflower.
The Juice Spot 12400 N Interstate 35. Lots of different juice and smoothie combos.
A Taste of Ethiopia, 1100 Grand Avenue Pkwy Pflugerville. I have heard this is the best Ethiopian around but I haven’t tried it yet. I’m sure it is the best in Pflugerville! They have a lunch buffet and I can’t wait to try it. Someday.
Pie Five Pizza Co 2424 FM 685, Ste. 200 Pflugerville Vegan Cheese option and a spicy sriracha marinara sauce at this chain.
Kumar’s 15803 Windermere Dr #206 Pflugerville TX South Indian “village cuisine” restaurant with a vegan section of the menu BUT some of the vegan items contain butter but they are underlined. So weird.
T.Jin’s China Diner Stone Hill Town Center, 18816 Limestone Commercial Dr, Pflugerville. Standard Chinese menu.
Nancy’s Sky Garden 501 S Austin Ave, 4th Floor Georgetown, TX 78626. Garden Roll, Summer Roll, Miso Almond Soup, and then a whole array of entres like the Lentil Garden and Spicy Tofu.
A bunch of places mentioned above in Austin have locations in Round Rock including Nancy’s Sky Garden, Veracruz All Natural, Kerbey Lane, PhoNatic, Tarka, Salata, FreeBird, Teji’s Indian Restaurant, Fire Bowl Cafe, ZPizza, Austin’s Pizza, Hat Creek
Roll With It Vegan Bakery – 1000 Green Valley Cv, Round Rock’s very own made to order vegan bakery is now open on the weekend with items like kolaches, cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, pie, and giant cookie “pizzas”. Check their FB for specials.
Pizza Rev 200 University Blvd. The menu has everything marked vegan including four sauces, Daiya cheese, and vegan sausage.
Mellow Mushroom 2600 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd This chain has daiya cheese you can put on their pizzas and calzones along with tempeh and tofu for toppings.
Thai Spoon 3720 Gattis School Rd #400 Standard Thai menu with tofu options.
Greenhouse Craft Food 1400 E Old Settlers Blvd #110 The Grass Eater Black Bean Burger and Tomato Bun are vegan. It’s on the weekend brunch menu too.
Zoe’s Kitchen 200 University Boulevard Suite Mediterranian Chain with several kinds of hummus, veggie kabobs, white beans, roasted vegetables, and potato salad.
Mad Greens 455 University Blvd Suite 100 Salads wraps and juices at this chain.
Hunan Lion 1208 N Interstate 35 Standard Chinese restaurant with a vegetable section, no tofu though.
Peppers Indian Restaurant 2711 La Frontera Blvd Suite 200 Indian Restaurant with vegan options noted.
Inchin’s Bamboo Garden Sara says they have an “extensive, vegan menu if you ask for it. Everything I’ve tried so far has been great! They serve “Pan-Asian” food”.
Blind Squirrel– Lunch sandwich place. Andrew says “they have a really delicious portobello sandwich on a vegan bun. They usually have a rotating vegan sandwich on the menu as well.”
PizzaRev– Vegan dough at this custom pizza spot has daiya cheese for $1 more and unlimited toppings.
Jack Allen’s Kitchen– Andrew says “no vegan menu, however, my wife and I had our reception dinner here and they made our family an amazing off menu (we planned way in advance) beet and butternut squash ravioli along with some insane appetizers.”