VEGAN GUIDE TO EATING AT SXSW
SXSW starts tomorrow and we wanted to provide those of you attending with a handy guide of where to grab vegan snacks between movies and panels. Austin is a big town with Vegan food in many corners, we will try to keep it simple and give you a list of places that are close to Downtown. We’ve also created a handy google map that will show you were these places are in relation to festival venues.
Located on 7th at Sabine, this Asian inspired counter service restaurant is located close to a number of venues including the Paramount, Stateside, Alamo Ritz and Austin Convention Center. Featuring a fairly customizable menu, the staff here is very friendly and will help you out with veganizing (nearly all the items are customizable). Suggested Items: Mixmix Bibimibap, Bubble Teas, and Miso Soup.
Located at 1134 E 6th Street (on the east side of I-35), this all vegan food truck has delicious food including Bac’n Cheeze Burgers and Chik’n Tacos. It’s a quick 10-15 minute walk from the Alamo Ritz.
Located on 4th at Colorado, this place will get quite crowded during the fest due to it’s close proximity to the Paramount, Stateside, and Violet Crown Theaters. Serving primarily hot dogs they have a pretty nice vegan menu, serving Field Roast. They also have pretty good drinks. Sugested items: Vegan Dog Switcheroo and Beanie Weenie Cup.
You might think this is a little silly but the Austin whole foods is AMAZING. This is their flagship location and they have vegan prepared food options galore (including vegan donuts!). It’s walking distance from the Violet Crown, Paramount and Stateside theaters.
Located at 1900 S 1st St, this is a little further out but definitely worth the trip. They have great vegan options and breakfast items served all the time! We love the Renedict with tofu and the Predictable Breakfast with Tofu Scramble (photo above).
Located at 1110 E 12th St (on the east side of I-35), is another all vegan food truck featuring some of our favorites including frito burritos and frito pies! They have a limited menu during SX and are only open 12-6pm daily. A great place to jaunt to during the day when you have a little time to kill.
Located at 1914 A Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78705, this is a mainstay of vegan food in Austin (and one of Lentil von Trier’s favorites). Nearly the entire menu at this Asian restaurant is vegan including bubble teas. Fast, cheap and delicious, you can be in and out of here in under 30 minutes. Favorites include: #48 Protein Garden, #16 Tangerine Mushrooms (photo above), and #23 Protein 2000.
Located at 3101 Guadalupe St, a little further up the road from Veggie Heaven. Wheatsville features delicious vegan items in their deli. You have to try the popcorn tofu poboy and the donuts. Seriously, go right now!
Located at 4500 Duval St. Ok, ok so technically this isn’t in downtown Austin but it’s an all vegan ice cream parlor so it is worth the trip. They have soft serve, shakes, sundaes and a huge array of toppings!
At this point we could go on and on with more places, instead we will leave you with a brief list of other places to check out for some delicious vegan friendly food:
- Mother’s Cafe and Garden (great brunch on Saturday and Sunday)
- Conscious Cravings (vegan BBQ seiitan wraps)
- Kerbey Lane Cafe (open 24 hours)
- Snackbar (vegan french toast)
- Casa de Luz (menu changes daily)
- Counter Culture (vegan comfort food)
- Conan’s PIzza (offers Daiya cheese)
- Capital City Bakery (vegan baked foods food truck)
Did we miss your favorite vegan place in Austin? Tell us about it in the comments!
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