Who hated brussels sprouts growing up? 🙋🏻 Luckily my mom didn’t chase me around the house trying to shove them down my throat because she hated them too. Who knew the world would come to love these tiny cabbages as we do now. Grilled, roasted, caramelized, and of course, fried.
Here are my personal picks for the best brussels sprouts in Austin starting with those crack brussels sprouts with fish caramel at Uchiko…
When Paul Qui was just starting his culinary career at Uchiko, he made a name for himself with his famous fried Brussels sprouts that created the craze. Sadly, the brussels sprouts are no longer on the Uchiko happy hour but they’re worth the full price on the dinner menu. Best brussels sprouts in Austin? Uchiko.
4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, uchikoaustin.com
FRESA’S SOUTH 1ST
I love Fresa’s crispy brussels sprouts with pasilla aioli! Pro tip: Order the power bol and sub out the chicken for brussels sprouts with Mexican street corn off the cob on the side.
1703 S 1st St, Austin, TX, fresaschicken.com/south-first/
My second favorite brussels sprouts in Austin would be at Lucky Robot. My friends and I were literally fighting over the last pieces of brussels sprouts with the lemongrass soy dipping sauce.
1303 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, luckyrobotrestaurant.com
EAST SIDE KING
East Side King’s fried brussels sprouts salad is not your ordinary healthy salad. The fried Brussels sprouts are tossed in a sweet-spicy sauce with shredded cabbage, basil, cilantro, mint, onion, and jalapeño. Then topped with a deep fried bun.
1618 E 6th St, Austin, TX, eastsideking.com
Start dinner at Peached Tortilla with the charred Brussels and bacon jam, parmesan, and lemon oil. And then order the Hainan Chicken, Thai chop chop salad, dan dan noodles, and lush pork belly bowl. You’re welcome.
5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX, thepeachedtortilla.com
The Brussels sprouts at Cafe Josie are so good that you’ll want them for dessert. Tossed with rum soaked cherries, candied pecans, and dijon rum glaze makes them irresistible. Order them al la carte off the dinner menu or have them unlimited on the all-you-can-eat chef’s tasting menu “experience.”
1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX, cafejosie.com
You guys know I frequent Grizzeldas and the street sprouts is one of the reasons why (along with the margaritas).
105 Tillery St, Austin, TX, grizzeldas.com
Picnik’s tops their fried Brussels sprouts with crisp pork belly, raw parmesan, and house vinaigrette. They also have a vegan option.
4801 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX, picnikaustin.com
AUSTIN DAILY PRESS
Austin Daily Press just launched a new bar menu starting at 5pm until close that features fried Brussel sprouts in marinated feta, jalapeno apple jam, red cabbage, and cilantro.
1900 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, austindailypress.com