The Austin food scene is constantly changing, and luckily for vegans, these changes include a growing number of vegan restaurants and food trailers. Here is a list of all the vegan-friendly places that we know of (sorted with strictly vegan/vegetarian places listed first).
We can’t promise that this will remain the most comprehensive or up-to-date list, but we will try to update it as often as we can. If you have anything to add, please comment at the bottom. Thanks!
Vegan and Vegetarian Places in Austin
Arlo’s (vegan burger trailer) – trailer outside of Cheer Up Charlies. Serves burgers, sandwiches, and fries. Try the bacon cheeseburger.
BBQ Revolution (vegan bbq trailer) – smoked bbq made from seitan, tempeh, and soy curls, potato salad, coleslaw, mac and cheese. Hours often change, so be sure to check their facebook page before you go.
The Vegan Nom (vegan taco trailer) – my favorite is the Three Amigos taco (scrambled tofu, vegan sausage, and vegan cheese), but all are very good. They also have some interesting specials from time to time (like vegan carne asada, vegan brisket and mac and cheese, miso marinated sweet potato, and others).
Shhmaltz (vegan sandwich trailer) – po-boys, reubens, and patty melts
Golden Spike Rail Cart (vegan comfort food trailer) – parked outside the Buzz Mill. Brunch on weekends, call for hours.
Nice N Ful (vegetarian soul food trailer)
Unity Vegan Kitchen (vegan comfort food trailer) – sandwiches, lasagna, salads, rotating weekly specials. Try the Vegan Muffaletta sandwich.
Conscious Cravings (vegetarian wrap trailer) – wraps, sandwiches, salads, and smoothie. can sub cheese for vegan cheese. several locations. Try the Seitan Chimichurri Wrap.
The Vegan Yacht (vegan trailer) – freeto pies and mock chicken wraps. parked outside of Spiderhouse.
Guac N Roll (guacamole trailer) – location varies. Check website.
Bistro Vonish (fine dining vegan food trailer) – rotating menu that features local and seasonal ingredients
Casa De Luz (organic macrobiotic food) – set menu that rotates daily. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner). $12 gets you a meal, along with unlimited soup, salad, and delicious hot and cold teas.
Mother’s Cafe (vegetarian cafe) – cozy restaurant with soups, salads, sandwiches, enchiladas, tacos, and assorted comfort food specialties, delicious deserts and good weekend brunch. Try the Chipotle Tempeh Enchiladas, Bueno Burger, and Belgian Chocolate cake.
Mr. Natural (vegetarian Mexican food and bakery) – Great cafeteria style lunch, delicious pastries and agua frescas. Vegan brunch buffet once a month, along with other themed dinners. several locations.
Daily Juice (superfood smoothies and raw foods) – several locations.
Maoz Vegetarian (fast food falafal and salad chain)
Tom’s Tabooley (Mediterranean food)
Swad (vegetarian Indian food) – dosa, idli, chaat items, thali sampler plate. Try the Mysore Masala Dosa and the Samosa Chaat.
Madras Pavilion (vegetarian Indian food) – great South Indian lunch buffet
Suprabhat (vegetarian Indian food) – idli, dosa, uttappam, assorted specials
Sweet Ritual (vegan ice cream parlor)
Capital City Bakery (vegan bakery)
Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery (vegan bakery)
Happy Vegan Baker (vegan bakery)
Veg-Friendly Places in Austin
Note: This is FAR from comprehensive, but we focused on the veg places first. Will update this list soon with many more.
Cherrywood Coffeehouse (coffeehouse) – coffee, beer, salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos (I like my tacos with potato, avocado, and veggie chorizo). Inside and outside seating, free yoga class weekdays at 8am, occasional live music in the evenings.
Wheatsville Coop (grocery store and deli) – Try the popcorn tofu, southern fried tofu patti sandwich, tempeh chili, or anything from the hot salad bar. Two locations.
Black Star Co-op (brew pub) – Try the veggie burger and garlic fries
G’Raj Mahal Cafe (Indian food)
Via 313 (Detroit-style pizza) – food trailer outside the Violet Crown Social Club. can request vegan cheese