2612 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/599-4052
Photo by John Anderson
This traditional Italian restaurant from husband-and-wife team chef Ian Thurwachter and chocolatier Krystal Craig emphasizes whole animal butchery and using every last scrap of produce.
Belly up to the lunch counter for homemade migas, tacos, and award-winning menudo, then step up to the pastry counter for piedras, novias, cemitas, and capirotada. The American choices draw raves, as well.
2305 E. Seventh, 512/472-0017
A small-batch organic bakery serving chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and everything in between.
1010 E. Cesar Chavez St. Suite D, 512/740-6494
Offering catering and delivery as well as serving out of Wright Bros. Brew & Brew, Rosen's keeps it classic but adds some clever twists to the typical bagel/spread combo, like lime-poblano-scallion schmear or a veggie sandwich with sun-dried tomato tapenade.
500 San Marcos St. #105, 785/235-2777