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.
This restaurant is the weekday, lunchtime alter ego of the Joe Cooks! catering company. Expect sandwiches with everything from smoked salmon to Vietnamese pork, or try the Ask for It! special. No, we don't know either.
This is the best people-watching spot in the 78704 ZIP code. The usual coffees and lattes, as well as a selection of baked goods, provide context for the best fried pies in town.
Stop by the coffee shop and juice bar attached to Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop for hot and cold drinks, snacks, pastries, and craft beer.
This friendly and popular juice bar offers fresh juices, smoothies, froths, and nondairy ice cream. You'll feel better on the way out than you did going in.
This friendly and popular juice bar near Barton Springs offers fresh juices, smoothies, superfood lattes, wraps and more. You'll feel better on the way out than you did going in.
The vegetarian taco with perfectly grilled zucchini and summer squash is a favorite. Chicken is available in enchilada, chalupa, and fajita forms. If you're up early, the hearty breakfast tacos are a good to-go option.
Offers a wide selection of high-quality doughnut-shop fare, including several flavors of cake and yeast doughnuts, éclairs, Bismarcks, and, of course, doughnut holes.
Most folks go for the pho or the bun, but you should give the dinners a try. The hot-and-sour soup rocks, and the lunch specials are big, cheap, and delicious.
On the ground floor of the William P. Clements Jr. Building, this cafeteria-style eatery boasts good food and low prices. Open for breakfast and lunch. You can pretend you're a state employee like so many of the other diners.
Don't let the modest exterior fool you. The food exceeds expectations with great value for your money, superior quality, and culinary know-how.
This tiny yet first-class Mexican restaurant provides both sit-down and takeout meals, as well as exceptional, professional Mexican catering for your big event.
The barbacoa is top notch, while the picadillo is mind-numbingly good, made from minced – not ground – beef. What sucked us in originally was the promise of chivo (goat barbacoa), which melts in your mouth with intensely good flavor and isn't too gamey. The carne guisada is tender and smothered in a rich, beefy, comino-kissed sauce, while the pork carnitas are tender and unctuous. When it all settles out, La Fruta has vaulted into rarified territory as one of the best taquerias in town.
The wide selection of inexpensive pan dulces, empanadas, and galletas is available 24/7, just like the taqueria menu. Get the tres leches cake on your way out.
This mercado is theoretically coming soon to the former Schlitz brewery.
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