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13 Pimento Cheese Destinations in Austin

Where to find the cheesy Southern staple.

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While pimento cheese isn’t Austin’s beloved queso, it’s delicious, and it’s very Southern. Take cheese, mix it with mayonnaise and cherry peppers, and it makes for the best kind of spread there is. Here’s an updated guide to the the best places to find the cheesy condiment in Austin, including Freedmen’s jalapeno one, and bacon pimento from Odd Duck, and more. Is your favorite pimento cheese missing from the list? Let us know in the comments or on the tipline.

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Freedmen's

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The pimento cheese at Freedmen’s is perfectly smoked and spicy. The focaccia is a nice added bonus. [Photo: Freedmen's/Facebook]

Noble Sandwich Company

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Both locations of the sandwich empire serve a vegetarian-friendly pimento cheese sandwich, with smoked green onions, romaine, olive oil, and pickles. [Photo: Noble Sandwich Co./Facebook]

Nau's Enfield Drug

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Pretend it's 1950 by eating the classic cheese in sandwich form at the classic drug store and soda shop. [Photo: Jasmin Sun/EATX]

The Hightower

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The small loaf of chewy pretzel bread makes for the perfect companion with The Hightower’s pimento cheese. [Photo: The Hightower/Official]

Olamaie

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More pimento cheese-laden sandwiches can be found during Olamaie’s lunch, including the country-fried eggplant or the ham sandwich. [Photo: Robert J. Lerma/EATX]

Second Bar + Kitchen

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The team behind Second Bar and Kitchen came up with the brilliant idea of chicken frying olives, and then stuffing them with pimento cheese, creating the ultimate bar snack. [Photo: Michael U./Yelp]

Hillside Farmacy

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The spicy pimento cheese is made with roasted red bell peppers, green onions, and hot sauce, and sides of celery sticks and bread. [Photo: Hillside Farmacy/Facebook]

Jack Allen's Kitchen

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Pimento cheese is so important at Jack Allen’s Kitchen that every diner gets a small portion with every meal. It's made with three cheeses, cream cheese, and Worcestershire sauce.

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

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The pimento cheese at the rustic restaurant on the east side is served with arugula and crackers. [Photo: Jeff Amador/EATX]

Odd Duck

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Odd Duck throws bacon into its pimento cheese, and sneaks it onto the lunch-only burger. [Photo: Patrick Michels/EATX]

Avenue B Grocery & Market

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The Hyde Park grocery store sells a no-frills pimento cheese sandwich. [Photo: Larry M./Yelp]

Haymaker

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A deep-fried beer-battered pimento cheese sandwich is a thing that really exists at Haymaker. [Photo: Spencer Selvidge/EATX]

Counter Cafe

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Counter Cafe knows sandwiches, and the grilled pimento cheese is no exception. It comes with lettuce, tomatoes, and red onions. [Photo: Counter Cafe/Facebook]

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Freedmen's

The pimento cheese at Freedmen’s is perfectly smoked and spicy. The focaccia is a nice added bonus. [Photo: Freedmen's/Facebook]

Noble Sandwich Company

Both locations of the sandwich empire serve a vegetarian-friendly pimento cheese sandwich, with smoked green onions, romaine, olive oil, and pickles. [Photo: Noble Sandwich Co./Facebook]

Nau's Enfield Drug

Pretend it's 1950 by eating the classic cheese in sandwich form at the classic drug store and soda shop. [Photo: Jasmin Sun/EATX]

The Hightower

The small loaf of chewy pretzel bread makes for the perfect companion with The Hightower’s pimento cheese. [Photo: The Hightower/Official]

Olamaie

More pimento cheese-laden sandwiches can be found during Olamaie’s lunch, including the country-fried eggplant or the ham sandwich. [Photo: Robert J. Lerma/EATX]

Second Bar + Kitchen

The team behind Second Bar and Kitchen came up with the brilliant idea of chicken frying olives, and then stuffing them with pimento cheese, creating the ultimate bar snack. [Photo: Michael U./Yelp]

Hillside Farmacy

The spicy pimento cheese is made with roasted red bell peppers, green onions, and hot sauce, and sides of celery sticks and bread. [Photo: Hillside Farmacy/Facebook]

Jack Allen's Kitchen

Pimento cheese is so important at Jack Allen’s Kitchen that every diner gets a small portion with every meal. It's made with three cheeses, cream cheese, and Worcestershire sauce.

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

The pimento cheese at the rustic restaurant on the east side is served with arugula and crackers. [Photo: Jeff Amador/EATX]

Odd Duck

Odd Duck throws bacon into its pimento cheese, and sneaks it onto the lunch-only burger. [Photo: Patrick Michels/EATX]

Avenue B Grocery & Market

The Hyde Park grocery store sells a no-frills pimento cheese sandwich. [Photo: Larry M./Yelp]

Haymaker

A deep-fried beer-battered pimento cheese sandwich is a thing that really exists at Haymaker. [Photo: Spencer Selvidge/EATX]

Counter Cafe

Counter Cafe knows sandwiches, and the grilled pimento cheese is no exception. It comes with lettuce, tomatoes, and red onions. [Photo: Counter Cafe/Facebook]

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