100 Best Things to Eat in Austin

Well, I know it’s titled 100 Best Things to Eat in Austin but with my sweet tooth and all these at-home bakers, I couldn’t narrow it down from 113. While outsiders think Austin and Texas is just full of queso, tacos, and fatty brisket, you’ll find some great seafood, dim sum, Thai, remarkable food trucks, pizza, ice cream, and vegetarian options. Let me know if you have something to add!



1. 40 North Hot Honey Pizza & Bibb Salad

2. ABGB Margherita Pizza

3. Amy’s Ice Cream Mexican Vanilla with M&M’s or Reese’s

4. Asador Adobo Chicken Taco

5. ATX Cocina Short Rib Queso Fundido with Pickled Chiles + Salsa Ranchero

6. Bad Larry Burger Smash Burger (check insta for pops-up around town)

7. Bento Picnic Rice Bento Box with Salmon & a Miso Chocolate Chip Cookie

8. Better Half Cauliflower Tots with Beet Ketchup

9. Birdies Sablefish with Chilled Corn and Seafood Broth

10. Bouldin Creek Cafe Sweet Potato Tamales

11. Carpenters Hall Turkey Club Sandwich

12. Casa de Luz Daily Soup, Salad, Entree (go for Guacamole Tacos on Wednesday)

13. Cenote Cenote Scramble with Tomato, Onion, Arugula, Pesto, Capers

14. Churro Co. Campfire Churro with Graham Cracker Sugar, Mexican Chocolate Sauce, Marshmallow

15. Cisco’s Migas Plate

16. Clark’s Cioppino

17. Comedor Bone Marrow Tacos

18. Deckhand Oyster Bar Seafood Gumbo & Oysters

19. Dee Dee Thai Mango Sticky Rice

20. De Nada Cantina Fried Mexico City Carnita Quesadilla

21. Dõ Bakery Pan Sobao; Traditional Puerto Rican Bread

22. East Side King Fried Brussels Sprouts

23. Eberly Grilled Octopus

24. Emmer & Rye Short Rib Carnitas and Roti

25. El Alma Ceviche with Fried Chips

26. El Borrego de Oro Chicken Tortilla Soup

27. El Primo Bean, Egg and Cheese Taco

28. Elizabeth Street Cafe Cha Cá Red Fish: Turmeric & Coconut Marinade, Rice Vermicelli

29. Epicerie Funfetti Cookie

30. Fonda San Miguel Calabacitas Rellenas: Baked Zucchini Filled with Corn, Cheese, & Jitomate

31. Four Seasons: Live Oak Lounge Tuna Nachos

32. Franklin BBQ Brisket & Pork Ribs (they fall off the bone)

33. Fresa’s Power Bowl: Chicken, Sweet Potato, Avocado, Chickpeas, Cauliflower, Pickled Onion

34. Gati Golden Milk or Pandan Ice Cream (all ice cream is vegan)

35. Gemelli’s Olive Oil Gelato

36. Granny’s Tacos Chilaquiles Taco

37. Hestia Scallop in Beef Tallow, Shoyu, Apple

38. Homeslice Turkey Sandwich

39. Il Brutto Lasagna Alla Bolognese wit Beef Ragu, Bechamel, Parmigiano

40. Jim Jim’s Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

41. Jeffrey’s Tortellini

42. Joann’s Fine Foods Rainbow Salad or Avocado Tacos

43. Josephine House Huevos Rancheros

44. June’s All Day Matzo Ball Caldo or Fried Chicken Sandwich

45. Justine’s Steak Tartare

46. Kalimoxto Spanish Tortilla

47. Kemuri Tatsu-Ya Fish Collar

48. Kellie’s Baking Co. Stuffed Reese’s Cookie


49. Kome Spooky Roll

50. Koriente Obake Bowl A- Chicken Sautéed with Mushrooms, Broccoli, Carrots, Rice

51. La BBQ Brisket or Turkey

52. La Condesa Esquites

53. La Tunita 512 Birria Taco

54. Lamberts Mac & Cheese or Prime Niman Ranch Ribeye with Mustard & Brown Sugar Crust

55. Launderette Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwich

56. LeRoy & Lewis Akaushi Brisket Saturday and Sunday only + Kale Caesar Slaw

57. Lichas Choriqueso

58. Lenoir Goan Crab Curry Whole Fish

59. Loro Chicken Karaage

60. Love Supreme Pizza Roasted Cauliflower with Almond Vinaigrette, Golden Raisin Pesto

61. Magnolia Cafe Chocolate Chip Pancakes

62. Manuel’s Crab Nachos

63. Matt’s El Rancho Bean and Cheese Nachos + Fajita Chicken

64. Maudie’s Tamale Breakfast Taco

65. Mattie’s at Green Pastures Biscuits

66. Mum Foods Pastrami (pre-order for pick-up at the farmers market on Saturday + Sunday)

67. Musachino Escarole Nigiri

68. Monger’s Smoked Fish Dip

69. Nixta Tuna Tostada or Duck Carnitas Taco

70. Odd Duck Redfish Ceviche with Leche de Tigre

71. Oseyo Wood Grilled Mackerel

72. Otoko 20-course Omakase (p.s. special $100 omakase First Thursdays)

73. Pacha Cafe Banana Pancakes

74. Perla’s Red Fish on the Halfshell with Red Chimichurrri

75. Pho Please Grilled Chicken Rice Paper Rolls

76. Picnik Blondie

77. Pieous Eggplant Pizza or Smoked Pastrami

78. Polvo’s Green Enchiladas

79. Pool Burger Cheeseburger

80. Qi Shanghai Soup Dumplings

81. Red Ash Hot & Crispy Country Italian Garlic Bread

82. Russell’s Bakery Coconut Cake

83. Rollin Smoke BBQ QuesaTaco with Beef Cheek on Sunday

84. Sammie’s Mozzarella Sticks

85. Scull House Sweets Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tart

86. Skull & Cakebones Edible Vegan Cookie Dough

87. Soto South Lamar Chu Toro Sashimi

88. Spicy Boys at St. Elmo Panang Curry with Roti

89. Suerte Quesadilla Azul or Goat Barbacoa

90. Super Thai Red Curry

91. Summer House Whole Branzino with Pickled Chilies, Preserved Lemon Saffron Sauce, Greens or Ribeye for 2

92. Sushi Bar ATX 16-course Nigiri Sushi Omakase

93. Sway Jungle Curry: Black Angas Brisket, Okra, Thai Eggplant, Corn, Fresno Chili

94. Taco Flats Black & Green Breakfast Taco: Grilled Jack Cheese, Black Beans, Eggs, Guac, Onion

95. Tamale House Chicken Tamale

96. Terry Black’s BBQ Giant Beef Rib (Barton Springs location)

97. Texsueño Sweet Potato Taco

98. Thai Fresh Pad Prik King with Shrimp, Brown Rice and a Caramel Brownie (gf)

99. TLV Salatim’s: Israeli Salad, Cumin Beets, Babaganoush, Moroccan Carrots

100. The Meteor Pepperoni Pizza Roman Style

101. The Peacock  Short Rib Hummus and (extra!) Pita and Simple Greens Salad

102. The Well Overnight Oats with Blueberry and Banana

103. Thorough Bread Banana Nutella Cookie

104. Tiny Boxwood Chocolate Chip Cookies

105. Tomodachi Miller Roll

106. Two Hands Brassicas Salad

107. Uchi Machi Cure: Smoked Yellowtail, Yuca Crisp, Marcona Almond, Asian Pear

108. Uchiko Wagyu Tartare Nigiri or Eggplant Nigiri

109. Uncle Nicky’s Mortadella Sandwich or Olive Oil Sardines with Ritz Crackers

110. Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ Smoked Chicken Fajita Taco with Lime Guacamole, Tomato Serrano Salsa

111. Via 313 Detroit-Style Pizza: The Omnivore

112. Vera Cruz All Natural Migas Originales Breakfast Taco or Grilled Fish Taco

113. Walton’s Golden Egg: Nutmeg Infused Yellow Cake Dipped in Butter & Cinnamon Sugar