Favorite South Austin Spots

Updated October 2016

Also see my March 2016 posts from the Austin Food Blogger Alliance 2016 City Guide:
The Best South Austin Restaurants
Guide to South Austin Food Trailers

Sweets
-- Sugar Mama's (cupcakes + baked goods)
-- Dolce Neve (Italian gelato)
-- La Patisserie (French sweet goods)
-- Crepe Crazy (savory crepes too)

Trailers
-- The Flying Carpet (Moroccan -- get the Big Abdu)
-- Pie Plante (coconut cream pie)
-- Regal Ravioli (fresh pasta: beet ravioli w pecan pesto and sweet potato gnocchi w bolognese are my faves)
-- Four Brothers (big, fat Venezuelan arepas)

Vegetarian
-- Vinaigrette (not exclusively vegetarian, but you mix and match your proteins from tofu to ahi tuna with your salad)
-- Bouldin Creek Cafe

Mexican
-- Alcomar (Latin seafood)
-- Papalote (street food)
-- Habanero
-- Sazon
-- Curra's
-- La Mexicana (panaderia/bakery + tacos, etc)
-- El Alma

Thai 
-- Sap's (amazing tom kha soup)
-- Thai Fresh (some of the best pad thai)
-- Thai Taste (delicious pad se ew)
-- Sway (upscale, Australian-influenced)

Japanese
-- Uchi (one of the top restaurants in the city)
-- Yanagi (underrated, great bento box lunch specials)
-- Ramen Tatsuya (ramen)

Chinese
-- Chen Z Noodle House (green onion pancakes, handcut noodles + lamb skewers)
-- Sichuan River (finally, decent Sichuan/Szechuan in South Austin!)

Vietnamese
-- Dong Nai (good inexpensive Vietnamese, love the bun bowl with char-grilled pork)
-- Lulu B's (bahn mi sandwiches)
-- Elizabeth Street Cafe (upscale; really what I love are the French breakfast pastries)

Italian + Spanish
-- Enoteca (I always get the carbonara with linguine instead of spaghetti)
-- Barlata (the crema catalana for dessert is incredible)
-- Juliet (that patio!)

Gastropub
-- Porter Ale House
-- Winebelly (some of the best chicken liver mousse pate)
-- Odd Duck
-- VOX Table

Burgers
-- Hill's Cafe (great old Austin institution)
-- Hopdoddy (oh, but the lines....)
-- The Park ($5 Tuesdays during happy hour)
-- Bouldin Creek Cafe (all vegetarian and my favorite veggie burger in town)

Pizza
-- Homeslice (NY style)
-- Cane Rosso (Neopolitan)
-- Via 313 (Detroit style)

BBQ
-- Uncle Billy's
-- Terry Blacks
-- Opie's (yes, it's in Spicewood, but they've got my favorite baby backs!)

Liquids
-- The Golden Goose (fun cocktails)
-- Patika Coffee and Wine (great pastries too)

2 comments:

  1. South Austin Foodie:
    Have you tried Tuk Tuk on Manchaca. Their soups are amazing. Thai food.

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    1. I've heard good things about Tuk Tuk, but that physical location has changed (Thai) hands so many times it makes me wonder if it's cursed! ;)

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