Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, but that’s not the only thing it’s known for. There are so many original food places in Austin! You can always grab a bite to eat while you’re watching an awesome show, hanging out with friends, or just want a quick bite. We try to keep things big in Texas, food included. Below are some restaurants that serve delicious, Texas-sized food that will leave your taste buds asking for more.
1. Kerbey Lane Cafe
2. Franklin Barbecue
3. Gourdough’s Donuts
4. Home Slice Pizza
Everyone loves pizza and the best food place in Austin to get it is Home Slice Pizza. They specialize in thin-crust pizzas and pies, ready for take-out, or you can sit and dine-in. Each giant slice of this New York-style pizza will keep you wanting more. Everything is home-made and hand-tossed fresh so you can feel good about what you’re eating and your taste buds will thank you!
Some of the best food places in Austin are the places that you can get tacos. Of those, Tacodeli ranks pretty high. Starting in 1999, Tacodeli serves fresh, handmade tacos every day made from local and high-quality ingredients! There are so many options to chose from for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, so everyone can enjoy these delicious tacos!
6. Elizabeth Street Café
Everyone loves a cute restaurant that you can take pictures at, especially when the food rocks too. A truly original food place in Austin, Elizabeth Street Café does it all. The entrance doors are pink, and the windows surrounding are blue, and then the interior sparkles and shines as well. It is a Vietnamese Café with a French bakery, and trust me, the combination is incredible! This is the perfect place for an instagramable meal!
7. Texas Honey Ham
One of the smaller food places in Austin, Texas Honey Ham does not disappoint. Their specialty is ham, but if you don’t eat ham like me, don’t worry. All the other options are spectacular as well. Everyone that works there will greet you with a smile and strike up a conversation, and if you are a regular, it doesn’t take long to become their friend. Even without all that, their food could do the talking. As soon as you are done with your meal, you will be planning when you will go back.
8. The Oasis on Lake Travis
Austin is all about the lakes, and what’s better than a food place in Austin where you can look at the lake? The Oasis is a beautiful restaurant where you can eat and dance, all while enjoying a breathtaking view. Known as the Sunset Capital of Texas, many people come from all over the world to watch the gorgeous sunset reflect over the water of Lake Travis.
9. Magnolia Café
In the middle of the night, the break of dawn, or the afternoon, Magnolia Café is the place to go. A 24/7 restaurant, this is a food place in Austin that you have no excuse to miss (not that you will want to). From its vast menu and incredibly friendly staff, every part of the experience at Magnolia Café will put a smile on your face, and leave you with a very full and very happy belly.
10. Fresas Chicken Al Carbon
Mexican Chicken Al Carbon is delicious, but Fresas puts an original twist that makes it stand out! And there is something for everyone (yes, even if you’re gluten-free)! Everything is fresh, making it even more delicious. Don’t have time to sit down at the restaurant? Don’t worry! There are two locations: one is a sit-down, while the other is a drive-through and walk-up! So you have no excuse to miss out on this delicious Mexican food place in Austin!