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Vegetarian Citizen Eatery Opens With Meat-Free Burgers

It’ll serve health-conscious cocktails

Citizen Eatery’s parsnip waffles
Citizen Eatery’s parsnip waffles
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Citizen Eatery, Austin’s latest vegetarian and vegan restaurant, will fling its doors open on Friday, November 4. The spot, now run by owners Michael and Aimee Moyer, took over 416 Bar & Grille’s vacant spot on Burnet Road.

The menu is mostly all about plant-based meals. Meat-free burgers come with a variety of wood-smoked patties, like the bean, grain, kale one, or another mixed with rice, chickpeas, tomato. Other entrees include some unexpected dishes (poached eggs on crispy fried vegetable noodles, parsnip waffles) and expected (avocado toast, cauliflower macaroni and cheese, salads).

Cocktails will be mixed using the restaurant’s own liquors, Citizen Smart Spirits, which is made by “add[ing] a biological benefit” by adding juices, syrups, Kombucha and more, as it claims. Beer on tap, wine, tea, coffee, and juices are also available.

The food was developed by the Moyers, catering service Spirited Food’s chef Andrew Brooks, and chef Jason Sales, who will remain with the restaurant.

Over in Tarrytown, vegan-focused beer bar Beer Plant opened in September.

Citizen’s hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Citizen Eatery

5011 Burnet Road, , TX 78756 (512) 792-9546 Visit Website