SXSW: Where to Eat Vegetarian

A guide to the city's best restaurants that offer vegan tacos, gluten-free options, smoothies, and fresh alternatives to beef, chicken, and the other white meat.

Arlo’s
Food trailer offering vegan tacos, hot dogs, and burgers
1500 E. 6th, 512-628-0608
arlostruck.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Trailers, Veggie Delight

Borboleta Gourmet
Cozy vegetarian, vegan, and raw foods cafe
1221 W. 6th, 512-828-7404
Location: Downtown
Category: Veggie Delight

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

Casa de Luz
Funky organic, vegan, and macrobiotic cafe; daily menu
1701 Toomey Rd, 512-476-2535
casadeluz.org
Follow @CasaDeLuz
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Veggie Delight

Cheer Up Charlie’s
Homemade chocolates and vegan food cart
1104 E. 6th, 512-431-2133
Location: East Side
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Clay Pit
Indian food with plenty of vegetarian options in an old stone building
1601 Guadalupe, 512-322-5131
claypit.com
Location: Central
Category: Veggie Delight

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

Counter Culture
Vegan and raw foods trailer
120 E. North Loop/Ave F
countercultureaustin.com
Location: Central
Categories: Trailers, Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Daily Juice
Juices, smoothies, and raw food
4500 Duval, 512-380-9046
dailyjuice.org
Location: Central
Category: Veggie Delight

Eastside Cafe
Tiny cottage with a big garden; gluten-free menu
2113 Manor Rd, 512-476-5858
eastsidecafeaustin.com
Location: East Side
Category: Veggie Delight

FoodHeads
Specialty sandwiches; outdoor patio
616 W. 34th, 512-420-8400
foodheads.com
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Tried & True

G’Raj Mahal Café
Fun and casual Indian; delivery available
91 Red River, 512-480-2255
Location: Downtown
Categories: Veggie Delight, Trailers, Cheap Eats

How Do You Roll?
Create-your-own sushi rolls; franchise
454 W. 2nd, 512-320-8400
howdoyouroll.com
Location: Downtown
Category: Veggie Delight

How Do You Roll?
Create-your-own sushi rolls; franchise
4700 W. Guadalupe, 512-520-8917
howdoyouroll.com
Location: Up North
Category: Veggie Delight

Karibu
Ethiopian offerings; friendly service
1209 E. 7th, 512-320-5454
ethiopianrestaurantaustin.com
Location: East Side
Category: Veggie Delight

Koriente
Health-conscious Korean; gluten-free options
621 E. 7th, 512-275-0852
koriente.com
Location: Downtown
Categories: Veggie Delight, Tried & True

Leaf Salad
Local, fresh, made-to-order salads
419 W. 2nd, 512-474-5323
leafsalad.com
Follow @LeafSalad
Location: Downtown
Categories: Tried & True, Veggie Delight

Mother’s Cafe & Garden
Local vegetarian and vegan favorite with a bright, leafy garden room
4215 Duval, 512-451-3994
motherscafeaustin.com
Location: Central
Category: Veggie Delight

Mr. Natural (East)
Casual vegetarian Tex-Mex and grocery
1901 E. Cesar Chavez, 512-477-5228
mrnatural-austin.com
Location: East Side
Category: Veggie Delight

Mr. Natural (South)
Casual vegetarian Tex-Mex and grocery
2414 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-916-9223
mrnatural-austin.com
Location: S. Lamar/Barton Springs
Category: Veggie Delight

The Parlor (Hyde Park)
Punk-rock pizza dive and bar
4031 Guadalupe, 512-323-0440
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

The Parlor (North)
Punk-rock pizza dive and bar; nightly live music
100 North Loop Blvd, 512-454-8965
Location: Up North
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Toy Joy Cafe
Vegan soft serve and sweets inside funky local toy store
2900 Guadalupe, 512-320-0090
toyjoy.com
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Sweet Tooth

Veggie Heaven
Unique pan-Asian vegetarian and vegan
1914 Guadalupe, 512-457-1013
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Cheap Eats

Wheatsville Co-Op
Sandwiches and salads inside local cooperative grocery
3101 Guadalupe, 512-478-2667
wheatsville.coop
Location: Central
Categories: Veggie Delight, Comfy Cafes

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