9 Good Food Places in Austin, Texas
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9 Good Food Places in Austin, Texas

Will Titterington
Will Titterington

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Right now, Austin, Texas is positively thriving with local businesses and entrepreneurs who want to improve the health and well-being of their customers, and the planet.

And if there are two things we love at NatureHub, it’s organic food and sustainability.

Okay, and we also love eating out at our favorite restaurants.

This is why we’ve cooked up this article — to help you in Austin find your new favorite good food spot. In this article, we’ll be covering 9 of the best organic and sustainable food joints in the City of the Violet Crown.

Let’s dive in!

Vital Farms

Vital Farms started life as a single farm in Austin run by a husband and wife team. Nowadays, they’re America’s market leader when it comes to pasture-raised eggs.

Their mission? To promote animal welfare by producing ethical food that makes its way from family farms to family tables. With a commitment to ethics before profits, Vital Farms is also looking to spread the word of conscious capitalism.

What else? Vital Farms are a certified B Corp business and you can trace any eggs you buy to their original source.

Address: 3601 S Congress Ave suite c100, Austin, TX 78704

Visit Vital Farms

Odd Duck

Odd Duck is a pillar of the Austin community. It serves only locally sourced produce and has grown from a humble food truck to a full-blown restaurant.

With a “craftsman's approach to cooking,” the creativity of the chefs is amazing. The menu includes the likes of a spicy melon salad, a TX Wagyu burger, blue crab capellini pasta, and a coconut rice pudding. Yum.

Due to the pandemic, you will need to book in advance.

What else? Odd Duck partnered up with an Austin elementary school to provide resources and funds for the school’s garden.

Address: 1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Visit Odd Duck

Bouldin Creek Café

Bouldin Creek Café has been cooking up satisfying and flavorsome vegetarian and vegan food to the local community since 2000. Everything on their menu is eco-friendly, including their coffee, which is locally roasted, fair trade, and organic.

They’re also on a mission to make dining out more sustainable, and to that end they supply plant-based, certified compostable, renewable cups, and containers.

What else? Bouldin Creek Café regularly displays the artwork of local artists on their walls, although their exhibitions are currently on halt due to the pandemic.

Address: 1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Visit Bouldin Creek Café

Casa de Luz

Casa de Luz is Austin's only 100% vegan, organic and gluten-free restaurant. However, it sees itself as more than just a restaurant — it’s also a community that’s on a mission to create “a sustainable living village, designed to include ecological features such as car-free living and shared spaces.”

Food-wise, it is, of course, glorious. The menu includes the likes of kabocha squash soup, black beans with sun cheese and tender blanched kale topped with fresh lemon slices. It’s also open all day long for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

What else? Casa de Luz sell their very own cookbooks filled with whole food plant-based recipes. You can also grab yourself a gift card to use in their restaurant.

Address: 1701 Toomey Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Visit Casa de Luz

Wheatsville Food Co-Op

Wheatsville Food Co-Op is a natural foods cooperative that’s been around since the mid-seventies. Over 24,000 people have already invested in it (for just $70!), and their cooperation and contributions help the Co-Op remain self-reliant.

Here, you can shop for all kinds of fresh, wholesome foods, such as fruit and veg —but there’s also cake. Mhmm. Owners, meanwhile, get access to special owner deals, and investing in Wheatsville is well worth checking out if you live in Austin.

What else? They have a newsletter you can sign up to if you want to stay up-to-date with all their latest deals and events.

Online shopping? Yes.

Address: 4001 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Visit Wheatsville Food Co-Op

The Beer Plant

Austin’s first ever plant-based gastropub, The Beer Plant serves you delicious craft beer, cocktails, and hearty vegan food. Brunch and dinner is all on the menu, as are late-night meals.

Check out their Instagram for the beer and wine snacks inspo, too: you won't be disappointed, guaranteed.

What else? The Beer Plant have their very own gift cards!

Online shopping? You can order online.

Address: 3110 Windsor Rd, Austin, TX 78703

Visit The Beer Plant

Alta’s Cafe

Alta’s cafe is an Austin-based cafe that’s perfect for catching up with your friends over breakfast, table sandwiches and coffee. They also sell craft beer and organic for when you want to relax even more.

Their coffee — which they describe as their first love — is a particular treat; it’s sourced from farmers who “spend years cultivating quality coffee cherries, picking and processing them meticulously.”

What else? Alta’s Cafe showcases live music on weekends.

Online shopping? No.

Address: 74 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701

Visit Alta’s Cafe

The Vegan Nom

The Vegan Nom specializes in plant-based tacos that they serve from an outdoor truck. Complete with picnic tables, it’s a one-of-a-kind, cute as heck concept that works perfectly.

You can order for takeout or delivery, and the taco’s have such amusing names as Al Pastor Taco and Birdie Sanders Burrito. We dig.

What else? The Vegan Nom is available on UberEats.

Online shopping? You can order online.

Address: 2324 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Visit The Vegan Nom

Rabbit Food Grocery

Rabbit Food Grocery wants to help you either go vegan or stay vegan. Open daily from 10am, it’s a vegan grocery store that sells locally sourced, wholly organic food.

Everything is 100% vegan, and most of what they sell are pantry staples and cool snacks for the days you want to be extra and treat yourself.

What else? Rabbit Food Grocery sell gift cards!

Online shopping? Yes.

Address: 2425 Exposition Blvd ste a, Austin

Visit Rabbit Food Grocery

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