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Austin's 33 Favorite Vegetarian Dishes, According to Eater Readers

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Austin is a barbecue city, but there's still plenty of vegetarian enthusiasm to go around. To balance out the city's love of meat, Eater readers share their favorite vegeterian dishes around Austin. From fried avocado tacos from Torchy's to local veggie plates at Cenote, here's a map of 33 great options.

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— Nadia Chaudhury

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bouldin Creek Café

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1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1601
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The vegetarian and vegan friendly South Austin cafe has plenty of choices for the veggie lover, from the veggie royal made with pecan pesto, and the Wanna-BLT with tofu bacon.

2. Mettle

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507 Calles St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 236-1022
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3. Polvos Mexican Restaurant

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2004 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 441-5446
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4. 24 Diner

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600 N Lamar Blvd #G
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
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5. Wheatsville Co-op

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3101 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 478-2667
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6. Mellizoz Tacos

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1503 S 1st St, #B
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 916-4996
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7. Cenote

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1010 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1311
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Share the delicious carrots, green beans, beets, Brussels sprouts, turnips, and chard when you order the local veggie plate.

8. Torchy's Tacos

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1311 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 366-0537
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9. Curra's Grill

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614 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-0012
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10. House Pizzeria

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5111 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 600-4999
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11. Chuy's

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1728 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 474-4452
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12. Banzai

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3914 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 323-2151
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13. Bartlett's

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2408 W. Anderson Ln.
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 451-7333
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14. The Steeping Room

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11410 Century Oaks Ter, Ste 112
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 977-8337
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15. Sway Thai

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1417 S. 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 326-1999
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The squash curry is a medley of butternut and kabocha squash, or go for the traditional green curry, with no meat.

16. Texadelphia

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9828 Great Hills Trl, Ste 140
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 338-1338
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17. Kerbey Lane Café

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3704 Kerbey Ln
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 451-1436
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18. Kebabalicious

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1311 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
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19. The Hightower

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1209 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

The smoked tofu comes with loads of veggies, charred orange, and edamame puree.

20. Lucy's Fried Chicken

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2218 College Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 297-2423
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21. Hyde Park Bar & Grill

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4521 W Gate Blvd
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 899-2700
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22. Chago's Caribbean Cuisine

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7301 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 275-6013
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23. Eastside Cafe

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2113 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 476-5858
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24. Counter Culture

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2337 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
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25. BBQ Revolution

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701 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
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26. Mr. Natural

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1901 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 477-5228
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27. Lulu B's Sandwiches

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2113 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 921-4828
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28. Jason's Deli

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1000 E 41st St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 453-8666
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29. Galaxy Cafe

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1000 W. Lynn St.
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 478-3434
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30. Foreign & Domestic

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306 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 459-1010
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Fit for a steak replacement, the glazed portobello mushroom steak at Foreign & Domestic comes with mushroom custard, field peas, and pea broth.

31. El Monumento

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205 w 2nd st
Austin, TX 78701
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32. Maria's Taco Xpress

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2529 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-0261
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33. Takoba

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1411 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 628-4466
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1. Bouldin Creek Café

1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

The vegetarian and vegan friendly South Austin cafe has plenty of choices for the veggie lover, from the veggie royal made with pecan pesto, and the Wanna-BLT with tofu bacon.

1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

2. Mettle

507 Calles St, Austin, TX 78702
[Photo: Mettle/Yelp]
507 Calles St
Austin, TX 78702

3. Polvos Mexican Restaurant

2004 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
[Photo: Sean C./Yelp]
2004 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

4. 24 Diner

600 N Lamar Blvd #G, Austin, TX 78703
[Photo: Vinh T./Yelp]
600 N Lamar Blvd #G
Austin, TX 78703

5. Wheatsville Co-op

3101 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
[Photo: Kathy H./Yelp]
3101 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705

6. Mellizoz Tacos

1503 S 1st St, #B, Austin, TX 78704
[Photo: Jennifer Y./Yelp]
1503 S 1st St, #B
Austin, TX 78704

7. Cenote

1010 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

Share the delicious carrots, green beans, beets, Brussels sprouts, turnips, and chard when you order the local veggie plate.

1010 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702

8. Torchy's Tacos

1311 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
[Photo: Vicki V./Yelp]
1311 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

9. Curra's Grill

614 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
[Photo: Ben C./Yelp]
614 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

10. House Pizzeria

5111 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
[Photo: Chris M./Yelp]
5111 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

11. Chuy's

1728 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704
[Photo: J.M./Yelp]
1728 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704

12. Banzai

3914 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
[Photo: Allen T./Yelp]
3914 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756

13. Bartlett's

2408 W. Anderson Ln., Austin, TX 78757