There are oodles of places to eat downtown and honestly, the hardest thing is narrowing it down to favorites. I’ve pulled together a list of places that get thrown into the mix with some of my fave menu items from each. Happy eating!
621 E. 7th
Love, love, love the Japchei – sweet potato noodles, fresh veggies and worth adding the tofu. The hummus role takes a close second.
507 San Jacinto
I suppose it says a lot about me that I consider Backspace, a tiny little pizza joint off 6th, one of my fancy go-tos. It is T-I-N-Y and reservations are a must. The marinated olives and spicy cauliflower are my faves and there isn’t a bad pizza on the menu.
400 W. 2nd Street
Salsas, guacamole and the street corn are what keep me coming back. If you’re looking for a more substantive meal, go for the hongos & huitlacoche huaraches.
I have not been in a few months, but it never disappoints. The blistered shishitos are a must. The staff there is always great, so be sure to ask them for veggie/vegan suggestions.
600 N. Lamar
Love going for breakfast. My husband and I usually split the fried egg sandwich (minus the bacon) and have a veggie (beet) sausage on the side. Messy and yummy.
Other Vegetarian Eats Downtown:
Austin Farmer’s Market on Saturdays
Be sure to check out my East Austin edition of vegetarian eats.