Austin’s Eater 38 aims to answer any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant...?” This curated group covers the entire city, spans numerous cuisines and budgets, and collectively satisfies everyone’s restaurant needs, from taco trucks to finer dining spots. These are the restaurants and food trucks — which have gone through so much — that all truly define Austin.
Every quarter, Eater Austin adds pertinent restaurants that were overlooked, have become newly eligible (open for at least six months), or have revamped their game, all to keep the list inclusive and reflective of the Texas city.
This winter 2022 update adds barbecue truck Distant Relatives and East Austin French restaurant Justine’s. This round also means we’re saying farewell to Crema Bakery and Cafe and Slab BBQ.
As with all businesses, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant/truck is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Wear a mask, tip well, and if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurants/trucks themselves.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More