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25 Best Spots For Vegan Food In Austin

November 12, 2017

Let me preface this post by saying that I am not vegan. I’ve personally tried 24 of these 25 vegan restaurants in Austin and who knew vegan food is actually really good. It wasn’t easy cramming 3 – 4 vegan spots every single day for the past week but I’ve tried vegan queso, vegan chorizo, vegan pizza, vegan brisket, vegan ribs, vegan ice cream, vegan tacos, vegan mac & cheese, and vegan doughnuts.

SEE ALSO: 10 Best Avocado Toasts in Austin

It was a lot of fun going around town exploring new spots. Even if you’re not interested in veganism, try one of these spots for #meatlessmonday. Here are the 25 best vegan restaurants in Austin! Do note that some of these restaurants serve non-vegan items.


Vegan Restaurants In Austin


Love how delicious everything is at True Food Kitchen! My go-to is the ancient grains bowl with tofu, miso-glazed sweet potato, turmeric, charred onion, snow pea, grilled portobello, avocado, and hemp seed.

VEGAN OPTIONS: kale guacamole, butternut squash pizza, and T.L.T sandwich.

222 West Avenue, Suite HR100, Austin, Texas 78701,


Skull & Cakebones


Skull & Cakebones is every vegan’s sweet tooth dream come true. Gooey cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, fruit turnovers, cakes, sourdough pretzels, scones, and fruit galettes. If you don’t want to make the drive out to Dripping Springs, you can find Skull & Cakebones at Whole Foods Market, Blue Cat Cafe, Jo’s Coffee, Bennu Coffee, and Quickie Pickie.

3991 US-290 a, Dripping Springs, TX,


Flower Child


Located at Domain NORTHSIDE, Flower Child is a healthy spot with vegan options.

VEGAN OPTIONS: Avocado hummus, spicy Japanese eggplant, Thai cashew quinoa, mother earth bowl, “forbidden” rice, Thai dye whole grian wrap.

11721 Rock Rose Avenue, Austin, Texas 78758,

SEE ALSO: 9 Best Restaurants At Domain NORTHSIDE


Citizen Eatery


Vegan? Citizen Eatery is a sustainable, plant-based restaurant and bar that serves scratch-made vegetarian and vegan cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

VEGAN OPTIONS: Egg scramble with tofu, Citizen burger, smoked green chili burger, all veggie sides.

5011 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756,

SEE ALSO: Citizen Eatery is Austin’s Hottest New Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant


Casa de Luz


Casa de Luz is a non-Profit, experiential, educational community center that serves 100% organic, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are served buffet style with the choice of a soup, salad, entree, Kukicha hot tea, hibiscus mint tea, and filtered water.

1701 Toomey Rd, Austin, TX,


The Steeping Room


Almost everything at The Steeping Room can be made vegan or gluten-free. Be sure to grab the vegan double chocolate cupcake on your way out.

VEGAN OPTIONS: Napa rolls, Mediterranean plate, java bowl, buddha bowl, rustica salad, the crescent salad, lemon edamame tea sandwiches, and more.

4400 N Lamar Blvd #102 & 4400 North Lamar Blvd Suite 102,


Ramen Tatsuya


Bet you didn’t know that ramen tatsu-ya offers a vegan ramen, because I didn’t either. Ramen Tatsu-ya has a vegan mazemen (warm noodle salad) for lunch -mazemen is a type of ramen where you mix the ramen with sauce rather than having it sit in broth. The veggie ramen is 100% vegan with a soy-based vegan broth, shredded red pepper, spinach, tofu, brussels sprouts, corn, menma (pickled bamboo shoots), and woodear mushrooms. I double checked with Ramen Tatsu-ya and even the tofu and brussel sprouts are vegan.

VEGAN OPTION: Vegan mazemen

8557 Research Blvd & 1234 S Lamar Blvd,


The Beer Plant


Buffalo cauliflower with bleu cheese, nachos with queso and quinoa chorizo, and mac & cheese at The Beer Plant – and it’s all vegan. The Beer Plant is a plant-based gastropub with beer, wine, cocktails, and killer menu. #mindblown

VEGAN OPTIONS: everything

3110 Windsor Rd, Austin, TX 78703,


Avocado Toast at Juice Society


Refresh with a freshly cold-pressed organic juice and vegan bowl or toast at this Insta-worthy spot. The avocado-pesto with organic avocado, vegan pesto, and hemp seeds, and Kokonut yogurt parfaits are my favs!

VEGAN OPTIONS: Lemon vanilla cashew parfait, Kokonut yogurt parfait, chia seed pudding, avocado banana mousse, avocado-pesto toast, and spiced banana toast.

1100 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703,




Prettiest coffee shop in Austin also serves up plenty of yummy vegan options.

VEGAN OPTIONS: Pumpkin & butternut toast, avocado toast, soup of the day, veggie burger (without aioli), and iced cashew milk latte.

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701,


Capital City Bakery


Cupcakes, cakes, cookies, rice crispies, cinnamon rolls, kolaches, brownies, and cheesecakes are all vegan at Capital City Bakery!

VEGAN OPTIONS: Everything!

2211 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702,


Vegan Veggie Chili


Soup is food for the soul, and the best soups are made by The Soup Peddler! The Soup Peddler currently has 4 vegan soups on the menu – the tomato basil soup is always my go-to.

VEGAN OPTIONS: Tomato Basil Soup, Mulligatawny, Green Goddess, and Veggie Chili.

*multiple locations,


The Vegan Nom


Tacos for everyone – and they’re 100% vegan! Everything is gluten-free except for flour tortillas, vegan chorizo, and country sausage. The breakfast taco with local tempeh bacon and organic tofu scramble was delicious!

VEGAN OPTIONS: All tacos and appetizers are 100% vegan.

701 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751,


Bistro Vonish


Oh, you say you want fancy vegan food? The Bistro Vonish (located in the same lot as The Vegan Nom) makes vegan food fancy and sooo good. We tried the BBQ seitan sandwich, mac & cheese, and black garlic bruschetta. I’m eating the mac & cheese right now and wondering how I can bribe the owner for the recipe.

VEGAN OPTIONS: Menu is 100% vegan.

701 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751


Blue Cat Cafe


Pet adorable rescue cats and eat vegan food like the CanHaz Bac’n Cheeze Burger, TacOcaT, and Purrito at the Blue Cat Cafe.

VEGAN OPTIONS: Menu is 100% vegan.

95 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702,


Counter Culture


Counter Culture serves 100% vegan lunch, dinner, and brunch. My favorites were their daily pizza (it changes every day) and the curry quinoa.

VEGAN OPTIONS: Menu is 100% vegan.

2337 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702,


Wheatsville Donuts


Two words: Vegan donuts.

VEGAN OPTIONS: Vegan donuts, and the legendary popcorn tofu po’boy.

3101 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705,


Via 313

VIA 313

Via 313’s vegan pizza is SO good – it’s made with their regular pizza crust with marinara, seitan sausage, vegan cheese, and veggie toppings.

VEGAN OPTIONS: Vegan pizza

Multiple locations,




If you’re craving for a bacon and cheese burger that is vegan, Arlo’s has your fix. The Bac’n Cheeze Burger has a house-made soy free & gluten-free patty, stacked with house-made seitan bac’n, melted cheeze, mayo, ketchup, mustard, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and lettuce. Best vegan patty I’ve ever had and it’s not made with black beans!

VEGAN OPTIONS: Entire menu is vegan!

Multiple locations,


A Taste of Koko


If you’re looking for healthy vegan options, try Curcuma! This Tiffany & Co colored airstream is sure to bring a smile to your face like it did for me. I’m drinking the golden mylk latte with turmeric and house-made coconut milk. She also has black lemonade!

VEGAN OPTIONS: Menu is 100% vegan!

603 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704,


Doggie Style

Doggie Style

Vegan hot dogs, made doggie style. 😉 The walking taco hot dog with coney sauce, queso, and fritos was so good.

VEGAN OPTIONS: 100% vegan hot dogs

603 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704


BBQ Revolution


Brisket, ribs, mac & cheese – and it’s all VEGAN. Meat-free barbecue is truly a revolution. Personally I loved the sides more than the protein but the barbecue sauce is heaven sent.

VEGAN OPTIONS: Entire menu is vegan!

2421 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702,



Organic, vegan food truck that was highly recommended by vegans that I met.

VEGAN OPTIONS: Entire menu is vegan!

2324 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702,


Sweet Ritual


Unicorn poop. No really, that’s an ice cream flavor at Sweet Ritual. All the ice cream at Sweet Ritual is vegan with gluten-free options!

631 Airport Blvd #125, Austin, TX 78751,


Rabbit Food Vegan Grocery


Vegan queso, vegan marshmallows, vegan eggs, vegan snacks, etc – Rabbit Food Vegan Grocery has it all. You can also buy shirts with vegan messages to share your love for veganism.

2210 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704,


This guide is part of the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance 2017 City Guide. For more info about the Best Eats in Austin, check out our complete list of guides to delicious food in ATX!


Jane Ko is the blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog. She is a social media marketer, blogger, food photographer, and the host of the largest SXSW food crawl. Lives in Austin, find her on Google+


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