Conscious Cravings specializes in modern, fast vegan delights. Using flavors from around the world, this food truck has something for every palate. They specialize in a variety of wraps, but a favorite is their quinoa salad. Their mix of fresh vegetables brings out the earthiness of the quinoa. Top it with their chimichurri vinaigrette for a flavor punch of herbs and spices. Wash it down with their raspberry hibiscus tea for an added touch of sweetness. Check out either of their Austin locations and don’t forget; they deliver!
Conscious Cravings, 1311 South First Street, Austin, Texas, USA, +1 512 582 9182
Unity Vegan Kitchen
Unity Vegan Kitchen is located in South Austin and is the go-to place for meaty meals turned vegan. Dessert first is a good motto here. Their pineapple cobbler is the stuff dreams are made of; decadent pineapples baked to perfection with an airy crust – this grandma’s secret recipe will have you coming back for seconds. Also, try their meatless muffuletta with smoky cashew spread and bread baked fresh daily. Be aware; they pride themselves on turning carnivores into vegans.
Unity Vegan Kitchen, 415 Jessie Street, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 409 0420
Tärkă Indian Kitchen
At Tärkă Indian Kitchen, you are engulfed in the smells and the tastes of India without the hassle of leaving the city limits. Start with the vegetable samosas with vegan chutney – curry-scented potatoes wrapped in a flaky crust with little pops of peas. Then treat your taste buds to their authentic coconut curry. This velvety vegan delight features vegetables in a creamy onion sauce infused with explosive Indian spices and rich coconut milk. Be sure to get a side of roti, a vegan wholewheat bread, to sop up all that goodness.
Tärkă Indian Kitchen, 5207 Brodie Lane #120, Austin, Texas, USA, + 1 512 892 2008
Bouldin Creek Café
Bouldin Creek Café is a colorful, locally-loved joint known for being a chill place to get your caffeine buzz and for their divine breakfasts. A local favorite is their tofu Ren taco – tofu scrambled with spicy jalapeños, garlic, and onions, this taco packs a flavor punch vegan-style. Pair it with the Timmy taco, featuring their own homemade chorizo, and you’ll have a breakfast of champions. Enjoy your tacos with their bottomless coffee and one of the assorted mugs it’ll come in, or a mimosa garnished with blueberries.
Bouldin Creek Café, 1900 South First Street, Austin, Texas, USA, + 1 512 416 1601
Vegans won’t feel left out in BBQ country with this finger-licking-good destination. BBQ Revolution prides itself on their cruelty-free take on BBQ. They use the same techniques as their meaty competitors to create that essential smoky flavor for which BBQ is known. Get the BBQ combo platter and try a little bit of everything. Their smoky curls are a favorite among the regulars, and for good reason, these melt-in-your-mouth morsels will have you begging for seconds.
BBQ Revolution, 2421 Webberville Road, Austin, Texas, USA, +1 512 584 7659
Caspian Grill, located in North Austin, centers around the idea that food is your body’s first defense against illness. They use the concepts of Gharmi and Sardi, which have to do with regulating your body temperature to achieve optimal health, in combination with rich Persian and Mediterranean flavors to create delicious dishes. Their vegan stew is sure to pack a healthy punch. With tofu, red lentils, and an array of aromatic vegetables, this spicy stew is served with saffron rice and a house salad.
Caspian Grill, 12518 Research Boulevard, Suite J, Austin, Texas, USA, +1 512 382 1454
Casa de Luz
Casa de Luz prides itself on organic vegan fare centered on the concept of macrobiotics and an overall goal of achieving a healthy lifestyle. From the moment you pass through their serene canopy entrance, you will feel relaxed and ready to treat your body to the food it deserves. Their menu changes daily to feature the freshest produce in an array of colors and flavors. Every meal here is an adventure for the senses. Their food is the pure nourishment that your body craves and deserves, so treat yourself.
Casa de Luz, 1701 Toomey Road, Austin, Texas, USA, +1 512 476 2535
Nice-N-Ful Vegetarian Soul Food
Nice-N-Ful Vegetarian Soul Food is a family-run food trailer located in East Austin that promises soul food with a side of fun. Their vegan dirty rice will surely tantalize your taste buds – Basmati rice and stir-fried vegetables mixed with the rich flavors and spices of soul food create a dish that will leave you dancing on the tables, especially if it’s mimosa Sunday. Eat in their eclectically decorated patio for an atmosphere that is as colorful as the food. Enjoy live music on Saturdays and Sundays, what more could you want?
Bistro Vonish prides itself on elevated vegan cuisine. Their menu is small and seasonal to ensure that these fresh, locally grown ingredients get the spotlight they deserve. Be sure to try one of their kolaches, a breakfast favorite every Texan craves. Their kolaches are hand-made with fillings like tempeh-cheddar-jalapeño or apple jam. Their pear-arugula pizza with candied walnuts and aged vegan cheese is always a sweet-salty hit. They are a food truck located on East 53rd street, but stay tuned to their website for details about their upcoming immobile restaurant.
Bistro Vonish, 701 East 53rd Street, Austin, Texas, USA, +1 203 982 7762
Arlo’s has one of the best bacon cheeseburgers in all of Austin. It can hold its own against its carnivorous competitors. Be sure to pair this decadent burger with their tots, crispy and crunchy on the outside, creamy and delicious on the inside. Catering to the late-night crowd, their locations are the perfect places to stop between beers.
Arlo’s, 900 Red River Street, Austin, Texas, USA, +1 512 840 1600