Follow the walkway through herbs and flowers to the inviting, airy dining room for food that is organic, seasonal, vegan, and all-natural.
Here the emphasis is on fresh, healthy food with a minimum of sugar, oil, and fat. This MSG-free zone offers gluten-free items as well. The spicy chicken bulgogi is a favorite of Downtown bartenders.
This überhealthy living-foods bar and deli case offers Austin's largest selection of raw entrées, juices, smoothies, desserts, and salads.
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.
Creativity is fueled by serious coffee here, including a robust 16-hour cold brew. It's perfect for pairing with their selection of Red Rabbit Bakery's superlative vegan donuts. Japanese-style toast anchors most of the food offerings, whether as the main event or a side. The toast forms the foundation to everything from grilled vegetables (yasai) to egg spread (nori tama).
The Thali Special is probably the best sampler for newbies, but you can't go wrong with the different dosas they offer. Show up hungry.
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.
offers a nice selection of omelets, salads, and sandwiches, baking all breads in-house and using local ingredients. Look for plenty of gluten-free and vegan options, as well as a great wine list.
Southwestern mini-chain features an array of salads, soups, and botanical cocktails.
On the old site of Tamale House #2, this new addition to the South Austin Mexican food scene offers much of the same fare, as the new owner kept many of the ol' haunt's original recipes. Tamale Time is just around the corner, so give 'em a try!
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