If you’re a health conscious consumer whose determined on clean, non-GMO, gluten-free, all organic dining, whether vegan or not, then the following selection of restaurants is just for you! Each offers a unique assortment of flavor combinations, signature dishes, beverages and captivating environments that’ll wow even the most discerning diner.
Address: 1209 E 11th St Austin, TX 78702, East Austin
Price Range: $11 – 30
Delectable weekday brunches, fresh ingredients, quick service and beautiful yet quirky décor are the little touches that set Hillside Farmacy apart from the rest. Hailed as a great farm to table establishment with exciting options for health conscious meat eaters, the restaurant offers mouth-watering meals from Mac and cheese, to their peewee pork belly sandwich and their famous special recipe egg sandwich. One restaurant goer had this to say about her experience at the restaurant, “the Bloody Mary comes with a forest in it, and the carafe of mimosa comes in a beaker. They have homemade sodas, and Lick Honest Ice Creams” (yelp.com). If that doesn’t sound enticing then I don’t know what does!
Address: 621 E 7th St., Austin, TX, 78701
Price Range: Under $10
The penny-wise health conscious eater’s paradise, Koriente serves guilt free food packed with flavor! The restaurant employs strict food preparation standards, to offer unique pan-Asian dishes that have no added MSG, and minimal amounts of salt, sugar and oil. Their vegetables are hand cut at the restaurants’ kitchen on a daily basis, which only adds to the flavor, crunch and nutritional value of the meals. Awesome favorites to try out include Koriente Curry with rice medallions, the Ahi Tuna entrée and the famous iced black tea. The restaurant earns extra brownie points for their salt-free unlimited vegan miso soup, which is available to customers at no extra cost.
Casa De Luz
Address: 1701 Toomey Rd Austin, TX
Price range: $11-30
As the only 100% macrobiotic and vegan restaurant in Austin, Casa De Luz specialises in well-crafted dishes that are both flavorful and satisfying. The restaurant’s menu changes according to the seasons, but some of the favorites from regulars include their secret recipe quinoa salad, kale with tahini sauce, and mashed pumpkin with coconut cream and walnuts, accompanied by their special and calming tea blends. Besides the macrobiotic fine dining, another drawing card for Casa De Luz is its relaxing atmosphere with lots of trees, wind chimes, dream catchers and garden benches where customers can just sit back and enjoy the peaceful spa-like ambience of the venue. Casa serves breakfast at $7 per person while $12 will get you a buffet of soup, salad and a plate of nutrient rich macrobiotic goodness.
Address: 1311 S 1st St Austin, TX
Price Range: under $10
Conscious Cravings is an organic vegan food truck that offers a range of flavorful plant-based dishes prepared with organic and super food ingredients like seitan, tofu and quinoa. Their selection includes oven baked rosemary fries, blacked tofu wrap on a wheat tortilla, and the popular Indian-style spicy chickpea wrap. They also offer nutritious flavor packed smoothies and homemade sauces and dressings. Conscious Craving’s added advantage is their delivery service which is available to areas in North and South Austin, see website or more details: www.consciouscravingsaustin.com
Address: 2337 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX
Price Range: $11-30
This list would not be complete without Austin’s best plant-based restaurant. Counter Culture is an institution among health-conscious eaters, and offers a diverse menu of healthy, gluten free and flavor packed meals that can satisfy the cravings of every food lover. Their menu includes famous dishes like the almond milk Mac and cheese, Jalapeño cornbread, and delectable desserts to delight your taste buds which include the key lime pie and the delicious coconut crème pie.
The ambience is that of a family style 70s diner setting with a cute eclectically designed patio.