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Austin Vegan Restaurant Is Closing in Brentwood

Citizen Eatery will have its last day in December

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A burger.
The Citizen burger at Citizen Eatery.
Citizen Eatery
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.

Brentwood vegan restaurant Citizen Eatery is closing. Its last day of service on 5011 Burnet Road will be on Sunday, December 3.

The reason Citizen Eatery is closing is because of it was “unable to navigate the challenges of our ever-changing market,” according to the Instagram post announcing the shutter yesterday. Co-owners Michael and Aimee Moyer tease that there will be something new, writing in the post to “stay tuned for what’s next.” Eater has reached out for more information.

The restaurant served a general New American-ish vegan menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dishes included items like scrambled eggs, queso, burgers (including the Assam burger with a spiced chickpea-potato-rice patty), sandwiches, nachos, noodles, desserts, and more. There are also cocktails, beers, and wines.

The restaurant is auctioning off its iconic pink rabbit painting by Dallas artist Kendall Rabon, which is hanging in the dining room. The starting bid is $1,500.

The Moyers opened Citizen Eatery in October 2016, originally with vegetarian and vegan options. Before Citizen, the address had been American restaurant 416 Bar & Grille from February 2015 to July 2016 when the Burnet Road complex was brand new.

Also closing in Brentwood on Burnet Road on the same day will be Chinese American restaurant Old Thousand’s second location.

Citizen Eatery

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