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Where to Find Jewish Food in Austin

Latkes, bagels, pastrami, and more

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A bagel with lox and cream cheese from Rosen’s Bagel Co.
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While Jewish food isn’t as prevalent in Austin as barbecue and tacos, it can be found in the city if you know where to look. While, yes, there aren’t traditional Jewish delis in Austin, there are restaurants and cafes that offer up classic as well as modern takes on the classic foodstuffs.

With that, here is Eater’s guide to the best Jewish foods in Austin, some with Texas-twists. There are New York-style bagels, schmears, and house-cured lox from Rosen’s Bagel Co., pounds of freshly smoked pastrami from Pieous, latkes from Jewish burger trailer JewBoy Burgers, stacked reuben sandwiches from Noble Sandwich Co., Jewish-Mexican fusion with the matzo ball caldo from June’s, and others. Rest assured there are places dishing out corned beef and sauerkraut as well.

For certified kosher foods and deli items, head to the Far West HEB on 7015 Village Center Drive near the Northwest Hills.

Everything below is listed in geographical order from north to south. If Eater missed a favorite spot for Jewish dishes, let Eater know in the tipline or in the comments below.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Biderman's Deli

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3742 Far West Blvd #101
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 340-1404
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Dubbed Austin’s Jewish deli, the Eater 38 sandwich shop house-made bagels, sandwiches, and traditionally inspired recipes, like the house reuben. Other favorites include the Max, a corned beef, turkey, swiss, and coleslaw stack; and Sol’s Way with pastrami, corned beef, chopped liver, onion, and mustard packed between toasted rye slices.

Biderman’s Deli’s Reuben sandwich
Biderman’s Deli’s Reuben sandwich
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2. Little Deli & Pizzeria

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7101 Woodrow Ave Ste A
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 467-7402
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The pizzeria’s classic sandwiches include reubens and pastrami. The Harry’s Perfect Pastrami is made with a half-pound of hot top round pastrami, topped with Thousand Island dressing and coleslaw, then griddled between two slices of rye bread. End the meal with a stellar black and white cookie too.

Harry’s Perfect Pastrami at Little Deli
Harry’s Perfect Pastrami at Little Deli
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3. Jewboy Burgers

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5000 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(915) 861-6224
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For latkes, look to the JewBoy Burger truck, which combines a deep Jewish culture with rich Mexican flavors via El Paso to create one-of-a-kind burger experiences. Order The Yenta to top the Mexican diner-style burger with a latke or opt for solo latkes topped with onions and garlic or green chile and cheddar cheese. Plus there are black and white cookies. Also look out for specials too, like hamantaschen and matzo ball soup.

Latkes at JewBoy Burgers
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4. Noble Sandwich Co.

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4805 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 666-5124
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Noble’s stacked beef reuben sandwich, with sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on whole grain is bound to please any reuben connoisseur. For a different take, try one of the city’s iconic dishes, the smoked duck pastrami. Then there’s the vegetarian-friendly version: the oyster mushroom reuben.

Noble’s smoked duck pastrami
Noble’s smoked duck pastrami
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5. Fricano's Deli

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2405 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 482-3322
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Fricano’s Deli is a favorite for UT students and Austinites alike, offering five variations of the classic reuben sandwich (including one with turkey), well as pastrami on rye, complete with provolone, purple onion, pepperoncini peppers, and spicy mustard, in addition to black and white cookies.

Turkey reuben from Fricano’s
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6. Frank

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407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-6916
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Known for its hotdogs and sausages, Frank also offers a fun take on french fries: the reuben fries come with crispy waffle fries, loaded with melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef, and Thousand Island dressing.

Reuben fries at Frank
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7. Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

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500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 493-0963
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Rosen’s Bagel Co.’s full-time spot at Brew & Brew features New York-style bagels, schmears, and house-cured lox. For barbecue versions, hop down to Cosmic Coffee + Beer off South Congress for bagels paired with LeRoy & Lewis cream cheese, like, say, brisket.

8. June's

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1722 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1722
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The wine restaurant’s all-day bistro menu features the comforting matzo ball caldo, a soup made with poached chicken, vegetables, avocado, and jalapeños.

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9. Wholy Bagel

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4404 W William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78749
(512) 899-0200
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Jewish bagel sandwich dreams come true at Wholy Bagel, where the rueben comes with a choice of bagel, corned beef or pastrami, plus Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing. As per usual, there are black and white cookies too.

Bagels from Wholy Bagel
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10. Pieous

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12005 US-290
Austin, TX 78737
(512) 394-7041
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This South Austin spot has more than just delicious pizzas; it’s a bonafide pastrami haven. The house-smoked pastrami can be ordered by the pound, half-, or quarter-pound, or get it within a sandwich plus choice of mustard and pickles on sourdough bread.

Pastrami from Pieous
Pastrami from Pieous
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1. Biderman's Deli

3742 Far West Blvd #101, Austin, TX 78731
Biderman’s Deli’s Reuben sandwich
Biderman’s Deli’s Reuben sandwich
Biderman’s Deli/Facebook

Dubbed Austin’s Jewish deli, the Eater 38 sandwich shop house-made bagels, sandwiches, and traditionally inspired recipes, like the house reuben. Other favorites include the Max, a corned beef, turkey, swiss, and coleslaw stack; and Sol’s Way with pastrami, corned beef, chopped liver, onion, and mustard packed between toasted rye slices.

3742 Far West Blvd #101
Austin, TX 78731

2. Little Deli & Pizzeria

7101 Woodrow Ave Ste A, Austin, TX 78757
Harry’s Perfect Pastrami at Little Deli
Harry’s Perfect Pastrami at Little Deli
Jonathan S./Yelp

The pizzeria’s classic sandwiches include reubens and pastrami. The Harry’s Perfect Pastrami is made with a half-pound of hot top round pastrami, topped with Thousand Island dressing and coleslaw, then griddled between two slices of rye bread. End the meal with a stellar black and white cookie too.

7101 Woodrow Ave Ste A
Austin, TX 78757

3. Jewboy Burgers

5000 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Latkes at JewBoy Burgers
Jeff M./Yelp

For latkes, look to the JewBoy Burger truck, which combines a deep Jewish culture with rich Mexican flavors via El Paso to create one-of-a-kind burger experiences. Order The Yenta to top the Mexican diner-style burger with a latke or opt for solo latkes topped with onions and garlic or green chile and cheddar cheese. Plus there are black and white cookies. Also look out for specials too, like hamantaschen and matzo ball soup.

5000 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

4. Noble Sandwich Co.

4805 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Noble’s smoked duck pastrami
Noble’s smoked duck pastrami
Noble Sandwich Co./Facebook

Noble’s stacked beef reuben sandwich, with sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on whole grain is bound to please any reuben connoisseur. For a different take, try one of the city’s iconic dishes, the smoked duck pastrami. Then there’s the vegetarian-friendly version: the oyster mushroom reuben.

4805 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

5. Fricano's Deli

2405 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78705
Turkey reuben from Fricano’s
Brett C./Yelp

Fricano’s Deli is a favorite for UT students and Austinites alike, offering five variations of the classic reuben sandwich (including one with turkey), well as pastrami on rye, complete with provolone, purple onion, pepperoncini peppers, and spicy mustard, in addition to black and white cookies.

2405 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78705

6. Frank

407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
Reuben fries at Frank
Frank/Facebook

Known for its hotdogs and sausages, Frank also offers a fun take on french fries: the reuben fries come with crispy waffle fries, loaded with melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef, and Thousand Island dressing.

407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702

Rosen’s Bagel Co.’s full-time spot at Brew & Brew features New York-style bagels, schmears, and house-cured lox. For barbecue versions, hop down to Cosmic Coffee + Beer off South Congress for bagels paired with LeRoy & Lewis cream cheese, like, say, brisket.

500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702

8. June's

1722 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
June's/Official

The wine restaurant’s all-day bistro menu features the comforting matzo ball caldo, a soup made with poached chicken, vegetables, avocado, and jalapeños.

1722 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

9. Wholy Bagel

4404 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749
Bagels from Wholy Bagel
Wholy Bagel/Facebook

Jewish bagel sandwich dreams come true at Wholy Bagel, where the rueben comes with a choice of bagel, corned beef or pastrami, plus Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing. As per usual, there are black and white cookies too.

4404 W William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78749

10. Pieous

12005 US-290, Austin, TX 78737
Pastrami from Pieous
Pastrami from Pieous
Phillip B./Yelp

This South Austin spot has more than just delicious pizzas; it’s a bonafide pastrami haven. The house-smoked pastrami can be ordered by the pound, half-, or quarter-pound, or get it within a sandwich plus choice of mustard and pickles on sourdough bread.

12005 US-290
Austin, TX 78737

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