While Austin is often known as a barbecue city, vegans can still feel at home with the city’s strong base of meat-free restaurants. There are plenty of soy proteins (hello, tofu and tempeh) and greens to go around, satisfying everyone’s plant-based food needs, available for takeout and delivery.
Here is Eater’s guide to the best vegan restaurants around Austin. Find hearty comfort food from Counter Culture, pairings at gastropub Beer Plant, vegan pizza from Li’l Nonna’s, and a famous burger at Arlo’s. Since this is Austin, there are even a few barbecue options — including at Citizen Eatery and taco trailer Nissi.
As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant 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 restaurants 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.
With updates by Nadia Chaudhury.Read More