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Where to Eat on New Year’s Day in Austin for 2021

Start off on the right foot with lucky dishes (oh hi, black-eyed peas) and brunch

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Soon enough, it’ll be 2021, which means good riddance to 2020. The first day of a new year requires hearty brunch food, good luck dishes (lots of black-eyed peas), and some DIY mimosas. To help, Eater put together this handy map of the best restaurants offering takeout meals, dishes, and drinks on New Year’s Day 2021.

Everything below should be open or available on Friday, January 1, 2021. Still need to order your New Year’s Eve meal? Eater has it covered elsewhere.

As with all businesses right now, 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. Be sure to wear a mask, tip well, and, if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurant/truck themselves.

A number of Austin restaurants have resumed dine-in service. That level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the City of Austin website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking Round Rock

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2850 N Interstate Hwy 35
Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 351-9724
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It’s the best of both worlds at Jack Gilmore’s seafood restaurant: warming, filling seafood chowder poured over French fries. Both locations (the other in Zilker) are offering pickup orders placed online. Both have reopened for dine-in services.

Salt Trader Coastal Cooking’s chowder fries
Salt Trader Coastal Cooking’s chowder fries
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2. Fat Dragon

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8650 Spicewood Springs Rd #109
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 258-7587
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Find all sorts of dumplings and noodles (ramen to udon to lo mein) at the general Asian restaurant in Barrington Oaks. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant offers patio dining.

Udon at Fat Dragon
Udon at Fat Dragon
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3. New Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant

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10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 832-9992
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Dim sum at home is made easier with the Chinese restaurant. The assortment ranges from dumplings to steamed buns to turnip cakes to sticky rice rolls. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopend for dine-in service.

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Buns from New Fortune
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4. Taco More

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9414 Parkfield Dr
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 821-1561

The pozole and the menudo from the Mexican restaurant is epic and hearty. Place pickup orders for all locations (including Round Rock and Riverside) online. All locations have reopened for dine-in services.

5. Seoulju Korean Kitchen and Bar

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9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 382-1858
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Ramen plus cheese is a wonderfully hearty, soothing dish, and it can be found over at the Korean restaurant. There are both pickup orders and deliveries available. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

6. Julie's Noodles

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8557 Research Blvd #110
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 394-6967

Noodles and dumplings are considered good luck foods, and both can be found at the Chinese restaurant. Pickup orders can be placed online.

Dumplings from Julie’s Noodles
Dumplings from Julie’s Noodles
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7. Lucy's Fried Chicken

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5408 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 514-0664
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Those seeking out black-eyed peas can find ‘em at the mini-fried-chicken chain, available by the luckily available in quarts. Pair the lucky dish wit tots covered in cheese and chili, easy fried chicken, and cups of gravy. Pickup orders for all three locations (the others in Cedar Park and on South Congress) can be placed online. The restaurants have reopened for dine-in services.

8. MezzeMe

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The Triangle, 4700 W Guadalupe St Suite#9
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 900-8200
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those looking for grain, salad, and green bowls should turn to the fast-casual Mediterranean restaurants, especially for its array of mains, from beef and lamb doner to falafels to roasted vegetables. Pickup and DoorDash delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

A bowl from MezzeMe
A bowl from MezzeMe
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9. Wasota Vegan Paradise

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701 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 565-3864
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The North Loop trailer dishes out comforting vegan West African fare, which includes black-eyed peas (including fritters), cabbages, and fried plantains. Place to-go orders in person.

10. Hopfields

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3110 Guadalupe St #400
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 537-0467
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Poutine — fries laden with gravy and cheese curds — seems like a good bet for New Year’s Day, which the North Campus gastropub happens to be serving for lunch and dinner. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

The poutine from Hopfields
The poutine from Hopfields
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11. Hoover's Cooking

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2002 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 479-5006
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Nothing is more comforting than the menu of Southern restaurant Hoover’s, from chicken fried steaks to smoked meats to the Friday special of fried catfish etouffee, and yes, plenty of black-eyed peas. For New Year’s Day, the restaurant is even selling black-eyed pea collard green wraps for in-person orders. Pickup orders can be placed online, and there are deliveries through DoorDash and Favor. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

Southern dishes from Hoover’s Cooking
Southern dishes from Hoover’s Cooking
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12. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

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406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 645-0786
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The day-time friendly Clarksville restaurant is making its brunch menu available for New Year’s Day until 3 p.m., which means breakfast sandwiches stuffed with fried eggs and hash browns, ham biscuits, and breakfast burritos. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for patio dine-in service.

13. Delray Cafe

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1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 987-4294

Indulge in the Detroit-style truck’s tots and chili cheese fries and cheese curds and sliders and excellent cocktails from host site bar Nickel City. Pickup orders can be placed online. The bar has reopened for dine-in service.

14. Paperboy

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1203 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 910-3010
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The Central East Austin restaurant is all about breakfast, from loaded toasts to eggy plates to coffee. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

15. Russian House

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307 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 428-5442
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If you’re looking for New Year’s Day caviar, bilinis, pelmeni, the downtown Russian restaurant is your answer, plus there’s a very wide-range of house-infused vodkas. Pickups and deliveries can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

16. Sassy's Vegetarian Soul Food

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1403 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(737) 333-4458
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Plan ahead and grab an order of the vegan comfort food truck’s New Year’s meals, consisting of black-eyed peas, mixed greens, and hot water cornbread. Place pickup orders online.

17. Cisco's Restaurant Bakery & Bar

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1511 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 478-2420
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Tex-Mex breakfast dreams are made at the East Austin restaurant, full of breakfast tacos, biscuits with gravy, and plentiful migas. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

Dishes from Cisco’s
Dishes from Cisco’s
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18. The Cavalier

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2400 Webberville Rd suite a
Austin, TX 78702

The East Austin bar is offering a takeout New Year’s Day brunch menu from noon to 4 p.m., full of black-eyed peas, chicken and waffles, customizable biscuits and gravy, and giant mimosas and bloody marys. Pickup orders can be placed online. The bar has reopened for patio service.

Biscuits and gravy from the Cavalier
Biscuits and gravy from the Cavalier
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19. Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop

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2305 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 472-0017
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One of Austin’s best breakfasts can be found at the longtime Mexican restaurant. The barbacoa plate with eggs, beans, potatoes, and tortillas is particularly great. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or in person.

The to-go barbacoa plate from Joe’s Bakery
The to-go barbacoa plate from Joe’s Bakery
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20. Biscuits + Groovy

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1210 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78748
(512) 373-6031
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A trailer made for lazy mornings, it serves up huge messes of biscuits, gravy, eggs, with as many toppings a person can dream of. Pickup orders can be placed online.

Biscuits + Groovy’s biscuits
Biscuits + Groovy’s biscuits
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21. Counter Culture

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2337 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1540
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While the vegan restaurant isn’t hosting is annual all-you-can-eat buffet, it is still offering New Year’s Day fare, such as the vegan McRib-ish sandwich, smoked barbecue seitan, mac and cheeze, barbecued jackfruit quesadillas, and much more. Day-of pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for patio service.

Jackfruit barbecue quesadilla from Counter Culture
Jackfruit barbecue quesadilla from Counter Culture
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22. Thai Fresh

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909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 494-6436
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The Bouldin Creek Thai restaurant is offering a bunch of “lucky” foods for New Year’s Day, from black-eyed pea salad to cabbage soup to lemon cakes with lucky coins (a la king cakes and the baby figurine). Pickup orders can be placed online.

23. El Tacorrido

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2316 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-1939
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Eater readers say the east side El Tacorrido’s menudo is the best bowl of tripe soup in town. Pickup orders can be placed in-person through the drive-thru.

24. Veracruz All Natural

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4208 Menchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 629-8238
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Nothing is more perfect than the pairing of Veracruz All Natural’s hefty migas taco and an iced latte from Radio Coffee. Veracruz’s pickup and delivery orders can be placed online, and there is in-person ordering for the cafe. The patio has reopened for dine-in service.

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1. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking Round Rock

2850 N Interstate Hwy 35, Round Rock, TX 78681
Salt Trader Coastal Cooking’s chowder fries
Salt Trader Coastal Cooking’s chowder fries
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

It’s the best of both worlds at Jack Gilmore’s seafood restaurant: warming, filling seafood chowder poured over French fries. Both locations (the other in Zilker) are offering pickup orders placed online. Both have reopened for dine-in services.

2850 N Interstate Hwy 35
Round Rock, TX 78681

2. Fat Dragon

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd #109, Austin, TX 78759
Udon at Fat Dragon
Udon at Fat Dragon
Fat Dragon/Facebook

Find all sorts of dumplings and noodles (ramen to udon to lo mein) at the general Asian restaurant in Barrington Oaks. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant offers patio dining.

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd #109
Austin, TX 78759

3. New Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant

10901 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
Buns from New Fortune
Buns from New Fortune
New Fortune/Facebook

Dim sum at home is made easier with the Chinese restaurant. The assortment ranges from dumplings to steamed buns to turnip cakes to sticky rice rolls. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopend for dine-in service.

10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

4. Taco More

9414 Parkfield Dr, Austin, TX 78758

The pozole and the menudo from the Mexican restaurant is epic and hearty. Place pickup orders for all locations (including Round Rock and Riverside) online. All locations have reopened for dine-in services.

9414 Parkfield Dr
Austin, TX 78758

5. Seoulju Korean Kitchen and Bar

9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230, Austin, TX 78753

Ramen plus cheese is a wonderfully hearty, soothing dish, and it can be found over at the Korean restaurant. There are both pickup orders and deliveries available. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230
Austin, TX 78753

6. Julie's Noodles

8557 Research Blvd #110, Austin, TX 78758
Dumplings from Julie’s Noodles
Dumplings from Julie’s Noodles
Julie’s Noodles/Facebook

Noodles and dumplings are considered good luck foods, and both can be found at the Chinese restaurant. Pickup orders can be placed online.

8557 Research Blvd #110
Austin, TX 78758

7. Lucy's Fried Chicken

5408 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

Those seeking out black-eyed peas can find ‘em at the mini-fried-chicken chain, available by the luckily available in quarts. Pair the lucky dish wit tots covered in cheese and chili, easy fried chicken, and cups of gravy. Pickup orders for all three locations (the others in Cedar Park and on South Congress) can be placed online. The restaurants have reopened for dine-in services.

5408 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

8. MezzeMe

The Triangle, 4700 W Guadalupe St Suite#9, Austin, TX 78751
A bowl from MezzeMe
A bowl from MezzeMe
Consumable Content

those looking for grain, salad, and green bowls should turn to the fast-casual Mediterranean restaurants, especially for its array of mains, from beef and lamb doner to falafels to roasted vegetables. Pickup and DoorDash delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

The Triangle, 4700 W Guadalupe St Suite#9
Austin, TX 78751

9. Wasota Vegan Paradise

701 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751

The North Loop trailer dishes out comforting vegan West African fare, which includes black-eyed peas (including fritters), cabbages, and fried plantains. Place to-go orders in person.

701 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

10. Hopfields

3110 Guadalupe St #400, Austin, TX 78705
The poutine from Hopfields
The poutine from Hopfields
Hopfields/Facebook

Poutine — fries laden with gravy and cheese curds — seems like a good bet for New Year’s Day, which the North Campus gastropub happens to be serving for lunch and dinner. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

3110 Guadalupe St #400
Austin, TX 78705

11. Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Southern dishes from Hoover’s Cooking
Southern dishes from Hoover’s Cooking
Hoover’s Cooking/Facebook

Nothing is more comforting than the menu of Southern restaurant Hoover’s, from chicken fried steaks to smoked meats to the Friday special of fried catfish etouffee, and yes, plenty of black-eyed peas. For New Year’s Day, the restaurant is even selling black-eyed pea collard green wraps for in-person orders. Pickup orders can be placed online, and there are deliveries through DoorDash and Favor. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

2002 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

12. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

The day-time friendly Clarksville restaurant is making its brunch menu available for New Year’s Day until 3 p.m., which means breakfast sandwiches stuffed with fried eggs and hash browns, ham biscuits, and breakfast burritos. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for patio dine-in service.

406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703

13. Delray Cafe

1133 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

Indulge in the Detroit-style truck’s tots and chili cheese fries and cheese curds and sliders and excellent cocktails from host site bar Nickel City. Pickup orders can be placed online. The bar has reopened for dine-in service.

1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

14. Paperboy

1203 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

The Central East Austin restaurant is all about breakfast, from loaded toasts to eggy plates to coffee. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

1203 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

15. Russian House

307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

If you’re looking for New Year’s Day caviar, bilinis, pelmeni, the downtown Russian restaurant is your answer, plus there’s a very wide-range of house-infused vodkas. Pickups and deliveries can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

307 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

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16. Sassy's Vegetarian Soul Food

1403 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Plan ahead and grab an order of the vegan comfort food truck’s New Year’s meals, consisting of black-eyed peas, mixed greens, and hot water cornbread. Place pickup orders online.

1403 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

17. Cisco's Restaurant Bakery & Bar

1511 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Dishes from Cisco’s
Dishes from Cisco’s
Cisco’s/Facebook

Tex-Mex breakfast dreams are made at the East Austin restaurant, full of breakfast tacos, biscuits with gravy, and plentiful migas. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

1511 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

18. The Cavalier

2400 Webberville Rd suite a, Austin, TX 78702
Biscuits and gravy from the Cavalier
Biscuits and gravy from the Cavalier
The Cavalier [Official]

The East Austin bar is offering a takeout New Year’s Day brunch menu from noon to 4 p.m., full of black-eyed peas, chicken and waffles, customizable biscuits and gravy, and giant mimosas and bloody marys. Pickup orders can be placed online. The bar has reopened for patio service.

2400 Webberville Rd suite a
Austin, TX 78702

19. Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop

2305 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
The to-go barbacoa plate from Joe’s Bakery
The to-go barbacoa plate from Joe’s Bakery
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

One of Austin’s best breakfasts can be found at the longtime Mexican restaurant. The barbacoa plate with eggs, beans, potatoes, and tortillas is particularly great. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or in person.

2305 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

20. Biscuits + Groovy

1210 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78748
Biscuits + Groovy’s biscuits
Biscuits + Groovy’s biscuits
Biscuits + Groovy/Facebook

A trailer made for lazy mornings, it serves up huge messes of biscuits, gravy, eggs, with as many toppings a person can dream of. Pickup orders can be placed online.

1210 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78748

21. Counter Culture

2337 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Jackfruit barbecue quesadilla from Counter Culture
Jackfruit barbecue quesadilla from Counter Culture
Counter Culture/Yelp

While the vegan restaurant isn’t hosting is annual all-you-can-eat buffet, it is still offering New Year’s Day fare, such as the vegan McRib-ish sandwich, smoked barbecue seitan, mac and cheeze, barbecued jackfruit quesadillas, and much more. Day-of pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for patio service.

2337 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

22. Thai Fresh

909 W Mary St, Austin, TX 78704

The Bouldin Creek Thai restaurant is offering a bunch of “lucky” foods for New Year’s Day, from black-eyed pea salad to cabbage soup to lemon cakes with lucky coins (a la king cakes and the baby figurine). Pickup orders can be placed online.

909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704

23. El Tacorrido

2316 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Eater readers say the east side El Tacorrido’s menudo is the best bowl of tripe soup in town. Pickup orders can be placed in-person through the drive-thru.

2316 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

24. Veracruz All Natural

4208 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Nothing is more perfect than the pairing of Veracruz All Natural’s hefty migas taco and an iced latte from Radio Coffee. Veracruz’s pickup and delivery orders can be placed online, and there is in-person ordering for the cafe. The patio has reopened for dine-in service.

4208 Menchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704

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