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Where to Eat Vegan in Austin

February 25, 2019

Vegan Food in Austin is amazing. Eating Vegan in Austin isn’t hard unless you count trying to decide where to actually go! With so many options choosing somewhere can be difficult so I’m here to help with my handy “where to eat vegan in Austin” guide!

As most of these places were open breakfast through to dinner I’ve included what I ate, so that’ll hopefully give you a bit more reference rather than thinking that breakfast tacos are just for breakfast, or that dessert is just for after dinner.

Where To Eat Vegan in Austin

Magnolia Cafe South Congress

Magnolia cafe was amazing! It’s open 24hrs so if jet lag hits and you are starving at 5am, you have somewhere to go. And here the scrambled tofu that takes centre stage. I went for the tofu migas, then the next day I went back for the tofu mags scramble. Both were amazing and the fact that you can get breakfast 24/7 was a massive plus point for me!

Austin Motel

We stayed at the Austin Motel and the first night and since we were so tired we decided to eat there. We were not disappointed. The Tacos were lovely and the Guac was amazing! We also popped down to the bar for cocktails one afternoon so if you are looking for a boozy lunch spot on south congress this is your best bet.

Arlos Food Truck

The perfect lunch spot, vegan burgers, fries & sides. We went for the bbq burger and tots to share. We also got the mac and cheese but I wouldn’t rate it to be honest. Get the chipotle sauce for the tots tho, it’s so moreish!

The Vegan Nom

Hands down my favourite meal when I was in Austin. This lil food truck literally makes the best taco’s I’ve ever had. So good we went back for dinner! I’m going to list our favourite things on the menu by ranking, because we ate most of it! Rockin vegan migas is amazing, scrambled tofu, tortilla chips and all the trimmings, I think we both ate like three each! Three Amigos, we went for all the bells and whistles which was basically avo, crema & peppers on top of an already amazing taco. The Gracias Madre was fantastic as was the quesadilla. At night the menu changes and we went for the buenos nachos with vegan chorizo. AH MA ZING.

Torchy’s Tacos

If you love taco’s then you’ll love torchy’s. The Mushroom (I think it was called the independent?) and the fried avocado are both delicious and the guac is a must have to share.

Conscious Cravings

This vegan food truck of dreams is a must visit. Sit on the picnic benches and watch the world drive by. The pan-seared tofu wrap is great but needs a little extra sriracha, grab it with the strawberry banana smoothie and you have the perfect combo. I wish I went back to try the blackened tofu, i’ll just have to try and get back over to Austin to try it!

Ramen Tatsu-Ya Comal

If you love Ramen then you will LOVE this place. They have one vegan option but each ramen is fully customisable so you can basically create the meal of your dreams! I went for the veggie with extra brussel sprouts and a hot sauce bomb with edamame on the side. You will not be disappointed.

Via 311

Detroit style Sicilian pizza, basically that means deep dish, rectangular pizza. I went for the Herbivore with a vegan cheese substitute. It’s not really a pizza slice as I would typically describe but it is super tasty. Finish with the vegan cinnamon sticks.

Plow Burger

This burger was so realistic that I had to check the menu to make sure it was actually vegan. Even though the entire menu is plant based! We went for the campfire burger and fries. I would 100% recommend you don’t share, because it’s just too damn tasty.

The Beer Plant

The Beer Plant was a little more fancy restaurant than taco truck but it wasn’t off-putting, it was actually quite nice to eat somewhere a little more boujie! The eggplant parmesan is amazing and so was the orchard salad. Start with the buffalo cauliflower wings to share and then finish with the tres leches, it’s enough to feed 4 so you’ll have some left over, make sure you take it home, it’s the best in bed snack I’ve ever had.

Voodoo Doughnuts

Voodoo was my most recommended place to go to in Austin and it didn’t disappoint! There was a great selection of vegan doughnuts and one was more than enough to satisfy even the sweetest tooth. I went for the peanut butter & oreo combo and it was a meal in itself. Would 100% go back for more but be prepared to wait. I’m not saying it’s not worth it, but maybe grab a drink for the queue!

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