Lunch deserves more attention — it’s what gets us through the day. Nowhere is that more important than in the constantly changing high-rise maze that is downtown Austin. Set aside those sad desk sandwiches and salads, duck out of the office for some fresh air, and head to these recommended lunch spots for a chance of pace.
Downtown offers classic barbecue from Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, healthier bites from Koriente, the fun edible-filled array of Whole Foods Market, smorgasbord offerings of Fareground, and more. This update adds Cava, the Well, North Italia, Polvo’s, and two great taco options: Vaquero Taquero and Veracruz.
For more neighborhood eats, there is Austin’s downtown map and the best restaurants around the Austin Convention Center.
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