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Guide to vegan restaurants in Austin

Dig into delicious and nutritious plant-based fare in every corner of the Capital City.

A close-up of food at Citizen Eatery

Enjoy all-day breakfast at Citizen Eatery.

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Eating plant-based hasn’t always been easy, but in Austin, it’s a piece of (vegan) cake.

With Bat City gaining a reputation as a culinary capital, it’s no surprise there are a slew of local chefs serving up fresh, plant-based bites across town. From vegetarian barbecue to scrumptious vegan tacos, here are 27 restaurants serving up plant-based fare in ATX.

Coffees at Dear Diary

Dear Diary Coffee’s food and drink menu is entirely vegan.

🍊 The brunch bunch

The Beer Plant, 3110 Windsor Rd. | You can enjoy bee-free honey butter and “oysters” and grits at this vegan brewpub’s brunch.
Try this: Honey butter with chicken-fried seitan, JUST Egg, and cheddar-style cheese on an English muffin

Bouldin Creek Cafe, 1900 S. 1st St. | This local staple is beloved by vegans and non-vegans alike for its plentiful menu catering to all diet restrictions, local engagement, and walk-in only policy.

Fried mushrooms on printed "Community Vegan" paper next to a red sauce.

Community Vegan’s mushrooms are fried with love.

Photo courtesy @communityvegan

Community Vegan, 1124 E. 11th St. | Get your comfort food made vegan at this food truck that specializes in mouthwatering fried mushrooms and vegan chick’n and waffles.

Dear Diary Coffee, 1212 Chicon St., #103 | The coffee at this eastside shop is produced by women-owned farms and women-led coffee collectives. Its menu of sweets and savories is entirely vegan.

Rebel Cheese, 2200 Aldrich St., Ste. 120 | This nationally profiled cheese shop — which serves brunch from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays — sells its products in stores across the country, and offers a monthly subscription box.

A Crunchwrap from mission street burrito

Dig into Tex Mex staples at Mission Street Burrito.

Photo by @vegdumps

🥑 Tex-Mex cravings

Nissi Vegan Méxican Cuisine, 9012 Research Blvd., Unit C-6 | The most popular dishes at this North Austin restaurant are birria, flautas, and the taco plate.

Un Mundo De Sabor, 5333 Fleming Ct. | There’s a little something for everyone at this taco truck, which serves a vegan taco menu.

The Vegan Nom, 2324 E. Cesar Chavez St. | Considered Austin’s “original vegan taco truck,” The Vegan Nom celebrated a decade of business last year. This menu is also 100% plant-based and nut-free.
Try this: Grilled Avocado Reale, featuring caramelized onions, black beans, cilantro, and kale

A close-up of a vegan burger at Arlos.

Have your burger, and make it vegan, too.

Photo by @crimsella

🍔 For the vegan carnivore

Arlo’s, 2906 Fruth St. | Two words: Vegan. Barbecue. Dig into plant-based Texas staples like burgers, tacos, and mac-and-cheese.
Try this: Frito Pie Burger, featuring a house-made soy- and gluten-free patty, melted “cheeze,” chili, Fritos, pico de gallo, and chipotle sauce.

A plant-based smash burger with pickles, vegan cheese, and a charred bun in someone's hand.

Believe it or not, this smash burger is 100% plant-based.

Photo courtesy @missionburgerco

Mission Burger Co., Multiple locations | Even vegan or vegetarian foodies crave a burger from time to time, and you can get one (or a chicken sandwich, Philly cheesesteak, or mushroom burger) with all the fixings here.

Sunny’s Backyard, 3526 E. 7th St. | It’s all casual — and all vegan — at this backyard-style pub. With a wide range of small plates and apps, this spot is the perfect go-to for a casual afternoon lunch.
Try this: Loaded fries with credo queso, spare “rib,” jalapeños, and garlic aioli

🍣 Date night dining

Bistro Vonish, 701 E. 53rd St. | Try gluten-free cornbread, spicy seitan kolaches, and crispy seitan sandwiches at this elevated vegan food truck.
Try this: Thursday Night Gnocchi, including house-made gnocchi, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, almonds, and fresh pomodoro sauce

Fine dining tartelettes filled with colored vegetables and flower-shaped pieces.

Try a rotating, coursed menu of plant-based dishes at Fabrik.

Photo courtesy @fabrikatx

Fabrik Austin, 1701 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ste. #102 | A plant-based take on fine dining and seasonal menus, Fabrik offers five-course and seven-course menus in an upscale setting.

Fonda San Miguel, 2330 W. N. Loop Blvd. | This 45-year-old Allandale Mexican restaurant recently released its “De la Tierra” menu, featuring eight entirely vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free dishes.

Nori, 3208 Guadalupe St., B | Japanese staples take on a plant-based twist at this atmospheric dinner spot.
Try this: Nigiri sampler, with tastes of shiitake, tofu, tomato, cucumber, avocado, and tamago.

A close-up of pizza

How do you like your plant-based pie?

🥬 Casual bites

ATX Food Co., 517 S. Lamar Blvd. | Pair your meal with a smoothie from this truck’s extensive drinks menu. You can even buy wild sea moss — in two different forms, no less.

Casa de Luz Village, 1701 Toomey Rd. | This space doesn’t just serve up mouthwatering vegan food — it also offers classes, workshops, meetings, and seminars related to mental and physical health.

Li’l Nonna’s, 2908 Fruth Sr. | The pies at this South Austin vegan pizzeria come on New York-style or gluten-free crusts.

Mr. Natural, 1901 E. Cesar Chavez St. | Whether you stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, make sure to take in the iconic “Vegetarians of the World” mural on the outside of the East Austin restaurant and health food store.

Possum Pizza, 2324 E. Cesar Chavez St. | Expect foldable classics, rotating specials, and vegan sides from this couple-owned and -run truck. Bonus: This spot is also 100% nut-free.

The Vegan Yacht, 2000 Southern Oaks Dr. | Pack up the family and head down to South Austin — this restaurant offers an all-vegan kid’s menu.

A close-up of bananas at Bananarchy

Don’t fret: Austin’s famous frozen banana truck is vegan-friendly.

Photo by @treyschowdown, Hunting Deliciousness

🫐 Delicious desserts

Bananarchy, Multiple locations | Don’t worry, Austin’s iconic frozen banana truck is vegan-friendly. Dip your banana in vegan chocolate and choose from a variety of plant-based toppings — including vegan peanut butter — at one of Banarchy’s locations.

Capital City Bakery, 2211 E. Cesar Chavez St. | Next time you’re in need of a sweet treat, head to East Austin to peruse this vegan bakery’s rotating menu of pastries and cupcakes.

Lick Honest Ice Creams, Multiple locations | This local chain offers a range of creative dairy-free and vegan flavors.
Try this: Tequila lime coconut milk ice cream

Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery, 411 E. 43rd St. | This south Austin bakery isn’t entirely plant-based, but it does offer vegan truffles, peanut butter cups, and oat bars.

Thai Fresh, 909 W. Mary St. | Dig into pies, cakes, and tarts made with unique flavors on this mostly vegan dessert menu.
Try this: Tres Leches Cake, made with almond, coconut, and coconut condensed milks and drizzled with vegan caramel

Zucchini Kill Bakery, Multiple locations | Get your treats vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free at this bakery specializing in cupcakes (think flavors like peanut butter, cookies and cream, and s’mores) and bread.

🍽️ Chef it up at home

Check out our favorite tips and tricks for serving veggie-focused fare from your own kitchen:

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