SXSW: Where to Eat Down South

A culinary guide for navigating your way through the city, from a funky French Vietnamese spot to a local hangout for people-watching.

Blue Dog Pizza
Stone-baked pizza
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-800-9186
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse
Local fave for people-watching; breakfast and lunch
1501 S. 1st, 512-416-1601
bouldincreek.com
Location: S. Congress
Category: Veggie Delight, Tried & True, Comfy Cafes

Buffalo Bob’s Chalupa Wagon
Vegetarian chalupas
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-662-2801
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Conscious Cravings
Vegetarian wraps, salads, and smoothies
1311 S. 1st, 512-582-9182
consciouscravingsaustin.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Trailers, Cheap Eats, Veggie Delight

Curra’s Grill
Comfy local hangout serving interior and Tex-Mex
614 E. Oltorf, 512-444-0012
currasgrill.com
Location: Down South
Category: Tried & True

Dock and Roll
Seafood and Southern cooking
1503 S. 1st, 512-657-8415
dockandrolldiner.com
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers, Cheap Eats

888
Pan-Asian casual diner
2400 E. Oltorf, 512-448-4722
888panasian.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats

Elizabeth Street Café
French Vietnamese offerings; funky South Austin space
1501 S. 1st, 512-291-2881
elizabethstreetcafe.com
Location: Down South
Category: Trendy

El Primo
Tacos
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Fair Bean Coffee
Fair trade micro-roaster; light food and bakery
2210 S. 1st, 512-444-2326
fairbeancoffee.com
Location: Down South
Category: Comfy Cafes

Gourdough’s
Endless choices of funky gourmet doughnuts
1503 S. 1st, 512-947-0917
gourdoughs.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Late Night, Cheap Eats, Trailers, Sweet Tooth

Grill Haven
Middle Eastern–inspired sandwiches
S. 1st Food Court, 601 W. Live Oak, 512-481-9769
Location: Down South
Category: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Holy Cacao
Sweet confections
1311 S. 1st, 512-851-2253
theholycacao.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Izzoz Tacos
Tacos and eclectic appetizers; food cart
1503 S. 1st, 512-916-4996
izzoztacos.com
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers, Cheap Eats

JMueller BBQ
Meat runs out quickly at this spot with picnic tables
1502 S. 1st, 512-229-7366
jmuellerbbq.com
Follow @JMuellerBBQ
Location: Down South
Category: Trailers

Jovita’s Mexican Restaurant
Local fave for greasy Tex-Mex and great live music
1619 S. 1st, 512-447-7825
jovitas.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Tried & True

La Pàtisserie
Small cottage; French pastries, sandwiches, and salads
602 W. Annie, 512-912-0033
lpaustin.com
Follow  @LaPatisserieATX
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats

Lenoir
Tiny, shabby-chic, inspired contemporary spot serving French and American
1807 S. 1st, 512-215-9778
lenoirrestaurant.com
Location: Down South
Category: Upscale, Trendy

Lucy’s Fried Chicken
Southern food in a hip South Austin patio joint
2218 College Ave, 512-297-2423
lucysfriedchicken.com
Location: Down South
Category: Tried & True

Osaka Soul
Japanese pizza
S. 1st Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak, 512-380-1513
osakasoul.com
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Polvo’s
Low-key interior Mexican and Tex-Mex
2004 S. 1st, 512-441-5446
polvosaustin.com
Follow  @PolvosAustin
Location: Down South
Category: Tried & True

SoCo To Go
Southern comfort food in a trailer
1209 S. 1st, 512-970-8646
socotogo.com/home
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

Torchy’s Tacos (South)
Cheap and tasty tacos
2809 S. 1st, 512-444-0300
torchystacos.com
Follow  @TorchyTaco
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats

Torchy’s Tacos (South Austin Trailer Park)
Cheap and tasty tacos from a trailer
1311 S. 1st, 512-366-0537
torchystacos.com
Follow  @TorchyTaco
Location: Down South
Categories: Cheap Eats, Trailers

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