2613 E. Fifth, 512/761-4100
Hours: Wed.-Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., noon-5pm
This Eastside bakery features a stunning array of traditional and vegan sweets, including cupcakes, mini pies, and cheesecakes. Bonus: Coffee!
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.
2612 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/599-4052
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
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