Mother's Cafe & Garden
4215 Duval St., 512/451-3994
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11:15am-10pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-10pm
A welcoming vegetarian refuge since 1979, the meatless menu presents a mix of Southern and Tex-Mex options, including a selection of soups, salads, and heartier fare.
Ola Poke is a local Asian restaurant with Hawaiian roots offering hibachi, sushi and build-your-own poke bowls.
6808 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste B110, 512/323-0153
Taking its name from a long gone 1970's music venue that was beloved in the neighborhood, this incarnation puts the food center stage. The tacos are based around family recipes on handmade tortillas.
5520 Burnet Rd. #101, 512/619-9848