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Vegan pizza from Li’l Nonna’s.
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Austin for Vegans: Where to Find the Best Meat-Free Dishes

From vegan burgers at Plow Burger to beet pepperoni-topped pizza at Li’l Nonna’s to dim sum from Plow Bao to a barbecue pulled sandwich at Citizen Eatery

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Vegan pizza from Li’l Nonna’s.
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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.

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 great burger at Plow Burger. Since this is Austin, there are even a few barbecue options — including at Citizen Eatery and taco trailer Nissi.

As with all businesses, be sure to call ahead to make sure each shop is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Wear a mask, tip well, and if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the shop themselves.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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1. Fo Guang Shan Xiang Yun Temple

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6720 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 346-6789
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For vegan Chinese food, Xiang Yun Temple is offering regular pickup orders. Sales will go back towards the temple. range from turnip cakes to sticky rice dumplings to bean curd slices to many vegan sweets. Orders must be placed online for pickups on Saturdays.

2. Citizen Eatery

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5011 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 792-9546
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The meat-free restaurant is all about vegan “meats” and cheeses, with vegan queso, grain-packed burger patties, and barbecue soy shreds. It also serves all-day breakfast and brunch — try the scramble made with kale, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, cheeze, and tofu or mung bean eggs. The restaurant is open for dine-in service, and pickup orders can be placed online and there are DoorDash deliveries.

A woman holding up an English muffin sandwich with a thick patty and cheese.
A breakfast sandwich from Citizen Eatery.
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3. Bistro Vonish

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701 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(203) 982-7762
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For vegan finer dining fare from a food truck, head to North Loop’s Bistro Vonish, with mac and cheese, sandwiches, and kolaches, with plenty of seitan and tempeh can be added to all dishes. Currently, the truck is only open for contactless pickups on Wednesdays through Saturdays for lunch and dinner and Sundays for brunch via online preorders.

A white plate of chopped mushrooms and green leaves.
A dish from Bistro Vonish.
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4. Wasota Vegan Paradise

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701 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 565-3864
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West African vegan fare can be found at the North Loop food truck by owner Lawrence Eguakun, such as jollof rice, black-eyed peas, fried sweet plantains, sandwiches, and juices. Orders can be placed in person, and there are outdoor tables available.

5. Plow Burger

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4429 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751

The vegan burger truck boasts Beyond Burger patties, gluten-free buns, and vegan chicken wings. Orders can be placed online or in person, and there are Uber Eats deliveries. There are multiple locations, with outdoor seating available.

A burger with a patty and melted yellow cheese on a yellow plate.
A vegan burger from Plow Burger.
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6. Rebel Cheese

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2200 Aldrich St Suite 120
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 382-0048
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Try a vegan cheese and charcuterie board at this Mueller cafe, which also offers wine and beer, or pick up a few kinds of cheese to serve at home. Orders can be placed online, DoorDash delivery is available, and there is dine-in service on the patio.

Two triangle wedges of cheese on a wooden tray.
Vegan cheeses from Rebel Cheese.
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7. The Beer Plant

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3110 Windsor Rd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 524-1800
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The vegan gastropub focuses on beers and pub food like Buffalo cauliflower wings, a Nashville hot and crispy sandwich made with mushrooms, chicken-fried seitan with mashed potatoes, and eggplant parmesan, plus really rich desserts. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in service, takeout orders can be placed online, and deliveries are available through Caviar.

A white bowl full of chili with Frito chips, beans, and sliced green onions.
Vegan chili from the Beer Plant.
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8. Lick It Up

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2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705

El Paso restaurant Lick It Up expanded into Austin with a bunch of trucks, focusing on vegan Mexican fare like tacos, tortas, and quesadillas. There are three locations in total, and all offer online and in-person ordering plus dine-in areas.

A hand pouring an orange sauce onto an open-face taco with brown-orange chunks, eggs, and cheese.
A vegan breakfast taco from Lick It Up.
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9. Dear Diary Coffeehouse

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1212 Chicon St #103
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 489-6757
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The Central East Austin cafe is all vegan: coffee, baked goods from Celeste’s Best, and food from Bistro Vonish, plus there’s beer. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services available.

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A vegan lavender latte from Dear Diary Coffeehouse.
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10. Nissi Vegan Mexican Cuisine

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1106 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 293-2597
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The vegan Mexican truck is all about soy proteins (carne asada, chicharron, fajita, etc.), which are used in various plates and dishes, including tacos, nachos, and burritos. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person, and there is outdoor seating available.

Four thin tacos with filling and cheese on a plate with two sliced limes and a glass bowl of red salsa on a white plate.
Vegan tacos from Nissi.
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11. Project Pollo

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1401 Rosewood Ave A-1
Austin, TX 78702
(737) 212-0010
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The rapidly growing San Antonio vegan already opened three locations in Austin, bringing along its vegan chikn used in sandwiches, nuggets, and wraps. Rounding out the menu are cheez burgers with Impossible Meat patties, fries, mac and cheese made with cashew queso, and fried pickles. Orders can be placed online or in person. All locations feature dine-in service.

A sandwich with buns and breaded vegan chicken and thick slices of pickles, and white sauce atop fries.
A vegan chicken sandwich from Project Pollo.
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12. The Vegan Nom

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2324 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 497-3147
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Vegan queso? Yes please. This vegan taco trailer also has burritos, nachos, and more. Pickup orders can be placed in person or over the phone and there are third-party deliveries, including Favor. Outdoor seating is available.

13. Counter Culture

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2337 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1540
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Craving jackfruit barbecue, seitan sandwiches, and desserts sweetened with dates? The Holly restaurant’s vegan menu is your best bet. Pickup orders can be placed online, and the restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A bowl of quinoa, curry sauce, greens leafs, and an orange sauce in a white bowl.
The curry quinoa bowl from Counter Culture.
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14. Plow Bao

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1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741

This food truck is dedicated to vegan Chinese dim sum dishes, such as bao, rice balls, and dumplings. Orders can be placed in-person or online, and there are Uber Eats deliveries. It’s found at Buzz Mill Coffee, which offers outdoor and indoor dine-in areas.

Three triangular rice balls with fillings.
Vegan rice balls from Plow Bao.
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15. Possum Pizza

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1516 Tinnin Ford Rd
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 939-7787
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This vegan trailer on Oltorf serves New York-style pizza that gets rave reviews. Try creations like Buffalo cauliflower or bac’n mac and cheeze pizzas. Orders can be placed over the phone, in text messages, or in person. Host site Buzz Mill offers indoor and outdoor areas for dining in.

16. The Vegan Yacht

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2000 Southern Oaks Dr
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 394-5353
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The vegan trailer cares a lot about ingredients, which translates into its hearty vegan food. Among the comfort food menu are dishes like freeto (not Frito) pie, a burrito with Buffalo tempeh, and chili mac and cheeze. Orders can be placed over the phone or in-person and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

17. Li'l Nonna's

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440 E St Elmo Rd A1
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 993-8998
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The pizza trailer, found outside of Austin Winery in south Austin, is all about vegan pies, like the barbecue jackfruit or the “meaty” Meat Out with beet pepperoni, Italian seitan sausage, and smoky tempeh. Orders can be placed online, there are deliveries through Favor and Uber Eats, and there are both indoor and outdoor areas for dine-in services.

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A vegan pizza from Li’l Nonna’s.
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1. Fo Guang Shan Xiang Yun Temple

6720 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78731

For vegan Chinese food, Xiang Yun Temple is offering regular pickup orders. Sales will go back towards the temple. range from turnip cakes to sticky rice dumplings to bean curd slices to many vegan sweets. Orders must be placed online for pickups on Saturdays.

6720 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78731

2. Citizen Eatery

5011 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
A woman holding up an English muffin sandwich with a thick patty and cheese.
A breakfast sandwich from Citizen Eatery.
Citizen Eatery/Facebook

The meat-free restaurant is all about vegan “meats” and cheeses, with vegan queso, grain-packed burger patties, and barbecue soy shreds. It also serves all-day breakfast and brunch — try the scramble made with kale, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, cheeze, and tofu or mung bean eggs. The restaurant is open for dine-in service, and pickup orders can be placed online and there are DoorDash deliveries.

5011 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

3. Bistro Vonish

701 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
A white plate of chopped mushrooms and green leaves.
A dish from Bistro Vonish.
Bistro Vonish/Facebook

For vegan finer dining fare from a food truck, head to North Loop’s Bistro Vonish, with mac and cheese, sandwiches, and kolaches, with plenty of seitan and tempeh can be added to all dishes. Currently, the truck is only open for contactless pickups on Wednesdays through Saturdays for lunch and dinner and Sundays for brunch via online preorders.

701 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

4. Wasota Vegan Paradise

701 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751

West African vegan fare can be found at the North Loop food truck by owner Lawrence Eguakun, such as jollof rice, black-eyed peas, fried sweet plantains, sandwiches, and juices. Orders can be placed in person, and there are outdoor tables available.

701 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

5. Plow Burger

4429 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751
A burger with a patty and melted yellow cheese on a yellow plate.
A vegan burger from Plow Burger.
Plow Burger/Facebook

The vegan burger truck boasts Beyond Burger patties, gluten-free buns, and vegan chicken wings. Orders can be placed online or in person, and there are Uber Eats deliveries. There are multiple locations, with outdoor seating available.

4429 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751

6. Rebel Cheese

2200 Aldrich St Suite 120, Austin, TX 78723
Two triangle wedges of cheese on a wooden tray.
Vegan cheeses from Rebel Cheese.
Rebel Cheese/Facebook

Try a vegan cheese and charcuterie board at this Mueller cafe, which also offers wine and beer, or pick up a few kinds of cheese to serve at home. Orders can be placed online, DoorDash delivery is available, and there is dine-in service on the patio.

2200 Aldrich St Suite 120
Austin, TX 78723

7. The Beer Plant

3110 Windsor Rd, Austin, TX 78703
A white bowl full of chili with Frito chips, beans, and sliced green onions.
Vegan chili from the Beer Plant.
The Beer Plant/Facebook

The vegan gastropub focuses on beers and pub food like Buffalo cauliflower wings, a Nashville hot and crispy sandwich made with mushrooms, chicken-fried seitan with mashed potatoes, and eggplant parmesan, plus really rich desserts. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in service, takeout orders can be placed online, and deliveries are available through Caviar.

3110 Windsor Rd
Austin, TX 78703

8. Lick It Up

2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705
A hand pouring an orange sauce onto an open-face taco with brown-orange chunks, eggs, and cheese.
A vegan breakfast taco from Lick It Up.
Lick It Up/Facebook

El Paso restaurant Lick It Up expanded into Austin with a bunch of trucks, focusing on vegan Mexican fare like tacos, tortas, and quesadillas. There are three locations in total, and all offer online and in-person ordering plus dine-in areas.

2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705

9. Dear Diary Coffeehouse

1212 Chicon St #103, Austin, TX 78702
The top view of a latte with lavender and white foam in the shape of hearts.
A vegan lavender latte from Dear Diary Coffeehouse.
Dear Diary Coffeehouse/Facebook

The Central East Austin cafe is all vegan: coffee, baked goods from Celeste’s Best, and food from Bistro Vonish, plus there’s beer. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services available.

1212 Chicon St #103
Austin, TX 78702

10. Nissi Vegan Mexican Cuisine

1106 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
Four thin tacos with filling and cheese on a plate with two sliced limes and a glass bowl of red salsa on a white plate.
Vegan tacos from Nissi.
Nissi Vegan Mexican Cuisine/Facebook

The vegan Mexican truck is all about soy proteins (carne asada, chicharron, fajita, etc.), which are used in various plates and dishes, including tacos, nachos, and burritos. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person, and there is outdoor seating available.

1106 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

11. Project Pollo

1401 Rosewood Ave A-1, Austin, TX 78702
A sandwich with buns and breaded vegan chicken and thick slices of pickles, and white sauce atop fries.
A vegan chicken sandwich from Project Pollo.
Project Pollo/Facebook

The rapidly growing San Antonio vegan already opened three locations in Austin, bringing along its vegan chikn used in sandwiches, nuggets, and wraps. Rounding out the menu are cheez burgers with Impossible Meat patties, fries, mac and cheese made with cashew queso, and fried pickles. Orders can be placed online or in person. All locations feature dine-in service.

1401 Rosewood Ave A-1
Austin, TX 78702

12. The Vegan Nom

2324 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Vegan queso? Yes please. This vegan taco trailer also has burritos, nachos, and more. Pickup orders can be placed in person or over the phone and there are third-party deliveries, including Favor. Outdoor seating is available.

2324 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

13. Counter Culture

2337 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
A bowl of quinoa, curry sauce, greens leafs, and an orange sauce in a white bowl.
The curry quinoa bowl from Counter Culture.
Counter Culture/Facebook

Craving jackfruit barbecue, seitan sandwiches, and desserts sweetened with dates? The Holly restaurant’s vegan menu is your best bet. Pickup orders can be placed online, and the restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

2337 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

14. Plow Bao

1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78741
Three triangular rice balls with fillings.
Vegan rice balls from Plow Bao.
Plow Bao/Facebook

This food truck is dedicated to vegan Chinese dim sum dishes, such as bao, rice balls, and dumplings. Orders can be placed in-person or online, and there are Uber Eats deliveries. It’s found at Buzz Mill Coffee, which offers outdoor and indoor dine-in areas.

1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741

15. Possum Pizza

1516 Tinnin Ford Rd, Austin, TX 78741

This vegan trailer on Oltorf serves New York-style pizza that gets rave reviews. Try creations like Buffalo cauliflower or bac’n mac and cheeze pizzas. Orders can be placed over the phone, in text messages, or in person. Host site Buzz Mill offers indoor and outdoor areas for dining in.

1516 Tinnin Ford Rd
Austin, TX 78741

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16. The Vegan Yacht

2000 Southern Oaks Dr, Austin, TX 78745

The vegan trailer cares a lot about ingredients, which translates into its hearty vegan food. Among the comfort food menu are dishes like freeto (not Frito) pie, a burrito with Buffalo tempeh, and chili mac and cheeze. Orders can be placed over the phone or in-person and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

2000 Southern Oaks Dr
Austin, TX 78745

17. Li'l Nonna's

440 E St Elmo Rd A1, Austin, TX 78745
A hand picking up a pizza slice from a pizza pie with a lot of toppings.
A vegan pizza from Li’l Nonna’s.
Li’l Nonna’s/Facebook

The pizza trailer, found outside of Austin Winery in south Austin, is all about vegan pies, like the barbecue jackfruit or the “meaty” Meat Out with beet pepperoni, Italian seitan sausage, and smoky tempeh. Orders can be placed online, there are deliveries through Favor and Uber Eats, and there are both indoor and outdoor areas for dine-in services.

440 E St Elmo Rd A1
Austin, TX 78745

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