A staple lunchtime favorite, Fricano's Deli serves delicious deli fare.
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
At Fricano's Deli, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Wifi access is totally free at Fricano's Deli, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Fricano's Deli prides itself in its delicious catering.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
Pull into one of the many parking spaces nearby if you choose to drive to the restaurant.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Fricano's Deli.
Fricano's Deli boasts one of the best delis around, and they're awaiting your visit today!
Craving finger food? Head to Crown and Anchor Pub and chow down on classic pub fare. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Round out your meal with a little tipple — Crown and Anchor Pub has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. Get your whole crew together at Crown and Anchor Pub, offering lots of special space for larger parties. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Crown and Anchor Pub's al fresco patio seating.
If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Crown and Anchor Pub cater for you.
Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at Crown and Anchor Pub, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark.
For fresh maki, Austin's Zen Japanese Food Fast has got you covered.
Zen Japanese Food Fast works to create healthy meals with flavorful twists.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Zen Japanese Food Fast.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Zen Japanese Food Fast.
You can also grab your food to go.
Diners will appreciate the quick and easy parking options located near this dining establishment.
Commute by bike to Zen Japanese Food Fast and find easy bike parking.
Dine like you're in Japan with a dish from Zen Japanese Food Fast.
For that can't-get-enough Mexican flavor, check out Trudy's Texas Star, where five-star dishes are just over the counter.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Don't miss out on the great happy hour deals at Trudy's Texas Star.
Trudy's Texas Star will be able to accommodate your large party.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Trudy's Texas Star's outdoor patio.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
The after-work crowd can fill the place up, so be sure to take advantage of reservations at Trudy's Texas Star.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Parking is easily accessible.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Trudy's Texas Star.
Trudy's Texas Star happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
If you're more of an evening diner, you're in luck. Though all three meals are served, the restaurant's dinner menu will blow you away.
Experience the best flavors of Mexico when you try the highly-rated cuisine at Trudy's Texas Star.
For a fun evening out, Trudy's Texas Star 's Mexican food will have you begging for more!
There's no better way to celebrate Taco Tuesday than at Trudy's Texas Star, so head on over today and chow down on some unique tacos.
Find the perfect pairing for your next sandwich at Thundercloud Subs — this shop thrives on fine meat and fresh bread.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Thundercloud Subs' patio.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Parking is accessible and not far from the restaurant.
Cyclists are in luck. Thundercloud Subs provides bike parking.
If you are looking for a new lunch or dinner option, stop by Thundercloud Subs and enjoy a great sandwich.
Wheatsville Food Coop, a highly rated grocery store in Austin, is a great store to find one-of-a-kind and affordable items.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Wheatsville Food Coop? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
Wheatsville Food Coop serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
Here you can find a wide range of great spices and seasonings to make your next dish more flavorful and creative.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
Feeling hungry and creative? Fix up a tasty meal or salad with some oil and vinegar from here.
Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
This store has all the supplies you need to make a scrumptious dessert when your tastebuds are calling.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Maximize your evening time by relying on the amazing TV dinners available here.
Experience a new blend of coffee or tea from Wheatsville Food Coop and sip your way to happiness.
For an upgrade to your meals, you'll definitely want to test the fine meats for purchase here.
You can never have enough canned goods stocked in your pantry. Pick some more up here.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
For cool, refreshing H20, Wheatsville Food Coop's got you covered.
Hungry for a tasty meal but don't have the time to spend in the kitchen? Frozen food is an easy solution.
At Wheatsville Food Coop, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
Wheatsville Food Coop is centrally located near many parking lot options.
Wheatsville Food Coop offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Save yourself some time and energy, Wheatsville Food Coop will make sure you find everything on your grocery list.
Winter is officially over and we're now smack dab in the middle of prime patio season here in Austin. These are some of my favorite places to enjoy drinks outside.
Ables on the Lake | 3825 Lake Austin Blvd
You can’t beat the location, right on Lake Austin. Is it just me or do cocktails taste better when you're looking at a body of water? It’s a great spot to go for lunch as they offer a legendary Bloody Mary served with their signature garnish. They do a Bevo Tea that's super refreshing, and they also have happy hour Monday-Friday, 4-6 pm.
Easy Tiger | 709 E. 6th Street
They have a great location on 6th Street right along Waller Creek that creates a perfectly relaxing atmosphere. It feels like a Sunday Funday seven days a week here, with everyone mingling at their picnic tables or playing ping-pong. They also make some of the best baked goods in town, so I highly recommend their sandwiches and pretzels.
El Alma | 1025 Barton Springs Road
Mexican food and a killer patio. The patio is actually located on a deck above the restaurant, and it overlooks downtown and Butler Park. It would be criminal to go to a Mexican restaurant and not order a margarita, so I’d start with that, and then follow it up with some of their addicting sangria. Enjoy their happy hour daily from 3-6 pm.
Hotel San Jose | 1316 South Congress Ave
This seems to be one of those hidden gems that people often forget about. Their patio is located in their courtyard, next to their pool, and it’s a very chill atmosphere. Be advised that there's a limited food menu, so it’s not the place to go if you're hungry. However, if a cheese plate is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. I always get one of their House Specialties as they're some of my favorite cocktails in Austin. The Tropical Sangria is light, refreshing and made for easy drinking, as is the Champassion and Tinto de Verano. I always feel as if I am on vacation when sipping cocktails in their courtyard.
Elizabeth Street Café | 1501 South First Street
Go for lunch and continue sipping cocktails into the afternoon. Everything I’ve had from here has been delicious, both food and drink. The Green Mango & Cucumber Salad may be one of my favorite salads in Austin, and no meal here is complete without at least one carafe of punch. The punches change seasonally, but are always unique and delicious.
We are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining in Austin. From local restaurants to grocery stores, there are countless delectable options. Even our eclectic collection of food trailers are dishing up gourmet eats at a reasonable price!But, taking kids out for a meal can sometimes seem like a chore. Will they behave? Is it easier to just stay home and eat cereal for dinner?Fortunately, there are plenty of places around town where you can grab a bite to eat and let the children run free! Here are a few of my family’s favorites:Midway Food Park | 1905 S. Capitol of Texas Hwy., AustinMidway is an outdoor park with seven food trucks, ranging from Dock & Roll Diner (seafood) to CoolHaus (ice cream sandwiches). The park has a festive carnival atmosphere, with carousel horses hanging from a tree, Christmas lights, a stage for live music, and brightly colored picnic tables with umbrellas. Kids love the colorful playscape (pictured above), rocks to climb, and the large fenced-in field strewn with balls. In fact, Midway is so entertaining for children, you may have a hard time getting yours to eat at all.Two things to note: 1. Go early, as food does sell out and lines get long. Parking also becomes scarce and visitors have to park on the grass. 2. Each food truck sets their own hours, so not all of the trucks are open at the same time. Check their individual Facebook pages for hours.The Salt Lick Round Rock | 3350 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock | (512) 386-1044There is no disputing that the Driftwood location of The Salt Lick is worth the drive, but if you’re looking for quality barbecue a little further north, the Round Rock restaurant is a great alternative. Ribs and brisket and smoked turkey, oh my! Seating at picnic tables is casual and the outdoor playscape keeps antsy kids happy.Central Market | 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin | (512) 206-1000It may seem odd that one of our go-to dining destinations is a grocery store, but when it comes to relaxed family atmosphere, Central Market is tops. The cafe serves up delicious meals and dining on the patio with free live music Thursday to Sunday is always a treat. As a bonus, kids eat free on Tuesdays after 5 p.m. Children have a blast on the massive playscape, and can burn off a little steam in the neighboring field. Family walks to the duck pond after dinner are the icing on the cake.Whole Foods | 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin | (512) 542-2200My kids can’t get enough of the flagship Whole Foods Market downtown. The awe-inspiring array of soup, salad, cookies and other miscellaneous food bars are something that you have to see to believe. My kids love crafting their own meals, one fresh roll or spoonful of lo mein at a time. The options are endless. With to-go meals in hand, we head up to tables on the rooftop plaza and let the kids enjoy the small wooden playscape.Southpark Meadows | 9300 S Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, AustinThis shopping center in South Austin has a large playscape flanked by several restaurants, so you have your choice of where to eat. Mama Fu’s, Jason’s Deli, Waterloo Ice House, and Amy’s Ice Creams - you can’t go wrong. Dine, play, let the kids get wet in the seasonal water bubblers, and delight in the occasional band playing on the stage in The Grove. It’s a great place to hang out as a family.Photo of Midway sign courtesy of Midway Food Park, photo of Coolhaus courtesy of Coolhaus, photo of Amy's Ice Creams courtesy of Brandon Bergara
I don’t know if Austinites like spending time in coffee shops or actually drinking coffee more. Whatever the case, we’re always thinking about the next place to go for a cup of jo. In many cases coffee shops serve as ‘offices’ for local small businesses. Even in the 105 degree summer heat we don’t miss a beat.
Mozarts |3825 Lake Austin Blvd.
This is probably one of the more iconic coffee shops in town as it sits overlooking Lake Austin. Thus, the atmosphere is calming, relaxing and easy on the eyes. The abundant seating on the deck is shaded by large trees and is the perfect place to work if you’re looking for an outdoor office for the day. They offer traditional coffee drinks as well as pastries. Dogs are also welcome on the deck.
Jo’s Coffee | 1300 South Congress Avenue
Jo’s on South Congress is probably most famous for their ‘i love you so much’ street art on the side of the building. It has become a bucket list photo op for tourists and locals alike. Aside from cool graffiti, they also serve a great cup of coffee, imagine that. The ‘iced turbo’ is a menu favorite, and they also offer sandwiches and baked goods. Outdoor seating only, so keep that in mind on rainy days or those 100+ degree summer days.
Flat Track Coffee | 913 E. Cesar Chavez Street
This is a hidden gem hidden just east of I-35. No bells and whistles, just a focus on great coffee. This is the type of place you grab a cup of joe and are on your way. The menu is limited but executed perfectly, and the crown jewel is probably their espresso. Don’t plan your next meeting here as they have very limited seating and no wi-fi. But for coffee connoisseurs, this place is a must try.
Café Medici | Various Locations
Really really great coffee. I like the downtown location as it has plenty of seating (two stories). It’s also fairly quiet, and the type of place you can go to to get stuff done. The Clarksville location is also great, slightly smaller, but located in one of my favorite little neighborhoods; it really has an awesome old Austin feel to it.
Curra’s | 614 East Oltorf Street
Curra’s (A Mexican restaurant famous for its avocado margaritas) might be the most odd ball selection on this list. However, if you're a fan of drip coffee, they have their own brew that pairs perfectly with their breakfast tacos. They also sell their coffee beans by the pound.
Houndstooth Coffee | Various Locations
This is one of those Austin coffee shops that has a cult-like following, and you can’t make a list of places to grab a cup in Austin without including Houndstooth. Maybe it’s the sleek, simple design, their friendly and knowledgeable baristas, or the simple fact that they just make fantastic coffee. You be the judge.