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March 12, 2014

The Top 5 Vegetarian Restaurants In Austin, Texas


If you are going to Austin, Texas, here’s our top selection of vegetarian restaurants there:

Mother’s Cafe & Garden is one of the more popular restaurants for vegetarians in Austin, Texas. It is located at 4215 Duval St. If you visit Mother’s website, you’ll notice how outdated it looks but you’ll also find out that Mother’s was the first all vegetarian restaurant in Austin. It appears that they have not updated the website since the restaurant’s launch. Fortunately, Mother’s non-digital side is modern and remarkable.

The menu is full of tasty staples that will please diverse crowds. Mother’s features Southwestern style food, American style and authentic Mexican. There is a separate menu for their enchilada offerings. One of the better dishes at Mother’s is the Garden Patch salad with a cashew Tamari dressing that is to die for. Beer and wine are both served at Mother’s. Meals tend to cost between $15 and $25. For a special treat, ask to sit on the patio for a pleasurable outdoor dining experience.

Conscious Cravings, located at 1311 South First St. is quickly growing in popularity as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Austin. The restaurant is located near the University of Texas campus and a second location is found on South First St. Conscious Cravings’ specialty is vegetarian wraps. Reviews particularly note that the Spicy Chickpea Wrap is the best offering. It comes with a serving of delicious quinoa or rosemary fries on the side. They also serve vegan foods, many of which are made to order. Wrap fillings include curry tofu, barbecued seitan and blackened tempeh. Wash it all down with a sweet iced blueberry lemonade.

Veggie Heaven is located at 1914 Guadelupe Street. This restaurant serves a wide variety of food including Chinese, Asian, International and vegetarian fare. There is free parking and casual dress is expected. Veggie Heaven serves both lunch and dinner. Meals tend to cost about $15 on average. Aside from a wide variety of vegetarian fare, Veggie Heaven also serves vegan meals.

Casa De Luz is found at 1701 Toomey Road. This restaurant offers both international and vegetarian delights served buffet style. Casual dress is the norm at Casa De Luz. The restaurant does not serve alcohol. The focus is entirely on the amazing food. Meal costs average out to about $10 to $15 per person. The Casa De Luz menu changes on a daily basis. Everything is healthy, fresh and some dishes are even macrobiotic. Some of the popular foods include pickled radishes, brown lentils, roasted millet with vegetables and blanched greens glazed with pecan walnut sauce.

Counter Culture originally began as a food trailer back in 2009. Today, it is one of Austin’s premier vegetarian and vegan restaurants. The owners ditched the truck and now operate in East Austin at 2337 E. Cesar Chavez St. Counter Culture’s foods are made from scratch and are usually created with local, organic ingredients. The dishes are very affordable and tasty. Some of the better offerings include Tempeh Reuben which combines marinated tempeh with a special soy cashew sauce. RawPad Thai is also one of the more popular dishes. It is created with kelp noodles, seasonal vegetables, coconut, cilantro and ginger sauce.

Zane Schwarzlose is a writer at Fahrenheit Marketing, an Austin web design company. Zane thinks all of these restaurants sound delicious.

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