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The novel coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected life in Austin, especially when it comes to local restaurants, food trucks, and bars. Dining in the city right now is very different, as restaurants pivot or emphasize takeout and delivery, reopen for dine-in services with limited capacities and strict social distancing measures, or just shutter temporarily to ride out the pandemic.

Trying to find a local meal while social distancing is tricky now, since situations are constantly changing. To help navigate this new world of Austin dining, here is Eater Austin’s complete guide to eating in the city during the pandemic, from restaurants offering takeout, where to find cakes for special occasions, restaurants adding full-on markets, under-the-radar supermarkets and stores, to local cookbooks and merch to a drive-in movie theater guide.

Have specific questions? Email This guide will be updated as new content is published.