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25 Best Vegan Austin Restaurants – Keep Austin Vegan! 2022

While the Lone Star State isn’t known for being plant-based, there are plenty of vegan Austin restaurants that are revolutionizing the food scene. From cruelty-free taco trucks to non-dairy ice cream shops – Austin, Texas is making all of our vegan dreams come true. 

So whether you’re a local looking for your new favorite diner or you’re just visiting and looking for a great brunch spot, here are the best vegan Austin restaurants that will have your mouth watering. 

Oh and hang around till the end of the article cause there is a bonus section for vegan options at the Austin Airport!

Top 25 Best Vegan Restaurants in Austin

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This, almost entirely vegan list of incredible restaurants in Austin won’t do you wrong. So, tune into your cravings, and choose whichever one suits your mood. You won’t be sorry!

  1. Nissi Vegan
  2. The Beer Plant
  3. The Vegan Yacht
  4. Casa de Luz
  5. Citizen Eatery
  6. Rebel Cheese
  7. Bouldin Creek Cafe
  8. Counter Culture
  9. Project Pollo
  10. Arlo’s
  11. Li’l Nonna’s
  12. Lick It Up
  13. The Vegan Nom
  14. Plow Bao
  15. Bistro Vonish
  16. Sunny’s Backyard
  17. Mr. Natural
  18. Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food
  19. Possum Pizza Food Truck
  20. Wasota Vegan Paradise
  21. Zucchini Kill
  22. ATX Food Co.
  23. Brunch Bird
  24. Clay Pit
  25. Sweet Ritual

Best Vegan Austin Restaurants

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1. Nissi Vegan

  • Cuisine: Mexican, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $
  • Address: 1106 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas

If you’re in the mood for some of the best vegan food in Austin, you absolutely have to stop by Nissi Vegan. They make 100% vegan Mexican food with locally-made tortillas. Their goal is to challenge non-vegans to fall in love with plant-based goodness. 

Their carne asada tacos will have you coming back for more. And luckily, they’re opening up new locations – so you can go back as often as you want!

2. The Beer Plant

  • Cuisine: American/Farmhouse, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 3110 Windsor Rd, Austin, Texas

The Beer Plant makes it onto the list of the best vegan Austin restaurants for a reason – plant-based comfort food and a huge selection of tap beers. What more could you possibly ask for?

If you don’t try their buffalo cauliflower wings, you’re truly missing out on a mouthwatering experience! 

3. The Vegan Yacht 

  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex, 100$ Vegan
  • Price: $
  • Address: 2000 Southern Oaks Dr, Austin, Texas

Even though the food scene isn’t known for being Vegan, Austin makes it easy with restaurants like The Vegan Yacht. With a huge selection of vegan Tex-Mex favorites, there’s no reason not to go plant-based!

You have to try their chips & chili con queso! It’s made with an organic tempeh chili with gluten-free chips and a vegan queso you’ll want to swim in. 

4. Casa de Luz

  • Cuisine: American, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 1701 Toomey Rd, Austin, Texas

This is by far one of the most unique vegan Austin restaurants on the list. That’s because Casa de Luz is more than an eatery – it’s a community center. You can host workshops and meetings or go to the spa treatment room. 

So you can enjoy delicious plant-based meals AND get some work done (or just relax)! 

5. Citizen Eatery

  • Cuisine: American, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 5011 Burnet Rd, Austin, Texas

Citizen Eatery is a health-conscious café that serves a completely plant-based menu. From breakfast to cocktails, you can get all your vegan fixes here. 

The best part about vegan Austin restaurants like these is that you’re able to rent out the space. So if you’re looking to host a large event or get all of your catering needs, then Citizen Eatery is a great vegan option.  

6. Rebel Cheese

  • Cuisine: Deli, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 2200 Aldrich St Ste 120, Austin, Texas

A vegan cheese shop? Yes, please!

Rebel Cheese is all about plant-based deliciousness via vegan deli, cheese, and wine. Everything you’ve ever needed for your vegan charcuterie board you can get here. 

Dine in with their delicious sandwiches (I’m looking at you, vegan Reuben), or get your takeout and catering to enjoy these veggie delicacies at home. 

7. Bouldin Creek Cafe

  • Cuisine: Bakery / Café, Vegetarian
  • Price: $
  • Address: 1900 S First St, Austin, Texas

Bouldin Creek Cafe is definitely an Austin favorite. Consistently voted as one of the best vegan Austin restaurants, their from-scratch food is to die for. This woman-owned cafe puts its values at the heart, from the food they serve to the wages they pay. 

The restaurant is fully vegetarian but has tons of vegan options. If you’re free on a Sunday morning, you absolutely have to go for brunch.  

8. Counter Culture

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches/Salads, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 2337 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, Texas

This 100% vegan restaurant has everything you could ever need. From burritos to pancakes, you’ll find something even for the pickiest of eaters here. 

Besides the delicious food and environmentally-friendly practices, Counter Culture also features a brilliant blue dining area that takes the whole eating experience to the next level. 

9. Project Pollo

  • Cuisine: Chicken Sandwiches & Tenders, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $
  • Address: 2438 W Anderson Ln, Austin, Texas

Chicken tenders, Nashville hot sandwiches, chicken caesar wraps – everything nonvegans love is made cruelty-free at Project Pollo. They have a fully-stocked menu of fan favorites for an affordable price. 

This is one of those amazing vegan Austin restaurants that really makes you question why anyone would ever choose to not be vegan.  

10. Arlo’s

  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 900 Red River at Cheer Up Charlie’s Austin, TX

Arlo’s Curbside Kitchen is another Austin favorite. This is another 100% plant-based restaurant that is renowned for revitalizing the late-night traffic with tasty comfort food. 

They currently have two locations offering burgers, tacos, and fries. Although you don’t need to be taking advantage of the Austin nightlife to enjoy Arlo’s – it’s always nice to have the option! 

11. Li’l Nonna’s 

  • Cuisine: Pizza, 100$ Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 440 E. St. Elmo Rd, Austin TX 78745

Li’l Nonna’s serves some of the best vegan pizza you’ll find anywhere – not just in Austin! Their huge NY-style pies are fit for even the biggest of appetites. Plus, with housemade vegan mozzarella, you really can’t find another pizza place like it. 

You can go with a classic Margherita or be adventurous with a pineapple and jalapeño pizza. 

12. Lick It Up

  • Cuisine: Mexican Food Truck, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 10542 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748

Lick It Up is the epitome of Texan food truck cuisine. They’ve veganized traditional recipes and have a huge range of delicious plant-based options. As one of the best vegan Austin restaurants, they quickly expanded into several locations across Texas, so you can enjoy delicious tacos wherever you are. 

Their seitan milanesa taco is a delicious twist that stands out among their classic dishes, so make sure to give it a try if you’re looking for something different. 

13. The Vegan Nom

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  • Cuisine: Tacos, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $
  • Address: 2324 E Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78702

Sticking to the theme of the best food trucks in Austin, the Vegan Nom absolutely deserves a special mention. They were the first completely vegan food truck in Austin and have stood out ever since.

Permanently parked in the all vegan food truck lot The Outpost Food Park, the Vegan Nom is surrounded by several tempting trucks selling vegan junk food, vegan ice cream shakes, and more.

The menu includes tacos, burritos, breakfast burritos, nachos, queso, and more.

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I highly recommend the Super Fresco, La Bodega, and the Del Rey Fish Taco.

I was also incredibly interested in the Big Brunch Burrito, which is served all day, but decided to listen to my initial taco craving instead.

Among the hits, one miss is the queso. It just wasn’t quite right, so I recommend giving it a pass.

14. Plow Bao

  • Cuisine: Chinese, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $
  • Address: 1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78741 

What isn’t to love about a completely plant-based bao and dumpling food truck? All of your favorite Chinese dumplings, bao, and dim sum are practically at your doorstep. 

And don’t think that they’re only open for lunch and dinner! Plow Bao make some truly unique brunch options, too. Though it might not be a traditional Chinese dish, their french toast sandwiches and breakfast baos are the best way to start off your Sunday morning. 

15. Bistro Vonish

  • Cuisine: American, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 701 E. 53rd St., Austin, TX 78751

If you’re in the mood for a more unique dining experience, then Bistro Vonish is one of your best options out of the vegan Austin restaurants. They keep up that classic food trailer vibe but offer more sophisticated dishes than you’ll usually find.

From seasonal veggie soups to shiitake mushrooms with a peach glaze, Bistro Vonish is serving up all of your favorite comfort foods with a modern twist. 

16. Sunny’s Backyard

  • Cuisine: Comfort, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $
  • Address: 3526 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

You might notice a theme going on with the vegan Austin food scene – Texans LOVE their comfort food. And Sunny’s Backyard definitely serves up the right dishes for the crowd. They offer a simple plant-based menu with craft beers all in a laid-back environment.

Make sure to check them out on a Wednesday night if you like trivia with your wings! 

And their beer-battered waffle fries are an absolute must! 

17. Mr. Natural

  • Cuisine: Burgers & Bakery, Vegetarian
  • Price: $
  • Address: 1901 E. Cesar Chavez St.   Austin TX

Mr. Natural is an all-vegetarian restaurant with plenty of vegan options. Their cafe and bakery is focused on creating delicious food that is health-focused. So whether you’re looking for some mouth-watering appetizers or some tasty sweets, they’ll have a plant-based option that makes you feel good about it. 

They also do catering and wedding cake services, so if you want more than just a typical dining experience, Mr. Natural is a great way to keep your events plant-based. 

18. Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food

  • Cuisine: Soul Food, Vegetarian
  • Price: $
  • Address: 500 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705

Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food is another one of those Austin classics that always has people talking. They’re a fully vegetarian restaurant, but over half of the menu is vegan. They’re whipping up classic soul food that you know is cruelty-free. 

Their cajun mac and cheese with their “chicon” basket is a combination you can’t miss out on. 

19. Possum Pizza Food Truck

  • Cuisine: Pizza, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $-$$
  • Address: 1516 Tinnin Ford Rd, Austin, Texas, USA, 78741 

Possum Pizza is definitely one of the most beloved vegan Austin restaurants around. They make self-proclaimed “trash” pizza for vegans. So they’re serving up proof that vegan doesn’t always mean healthy – but it is still absolutely delicious. 

The “possum’roni” pizza is amazing, with a seitan pepperoni that proves food trucks are just as good as traditional restaurants. 

20. Wasota Vegan Paradise

  • Cuisine: African, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 2701 East MLK Jr Blvd, Austin, Texas 78751

Wasota doesn’t lie when they call themselves a vegan paradise. They’re serving up a variety of African cuisines with a delicious plant-based twist. If you’re looking to get something that’s not your typical comfort food or Tex-Mex, then you have to come here. 

Obviously the Jollof Rice is a must – it’s rich, spicy, and filling! 

21. Zucchini Kill 

  • Cuisine: Bakery, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 701 E 53rd St., C Austin, Texas 78751

Once your sweet tooth starts screaming for something tasty, then you’ll want to head over to Zucchini Kill. This bakery is completely vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free.

They pride themselves in designing their restaurant after their “feminist punk pioneers” and offer a dessert revolution. 

If you like adventurous flavors, then the “Laven-Derketa Cupcake” is just as fantastic as it sounds!

22. ATX Food Co

  • Cuisine: Fusion, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 517 S Lamar Blvd #1, Austin, TX 78704

Now if you’re the type of vegan that is in it for the whole-foods, healthy-living style – ATX Food Co is your place. They serve a menu completely focused on creating the healthiest dishes out of high-quality, local ingredients. 

Go for a quick post-workout smoothie or sit down and enjoy a wild mushroom sushi salad to get your fill and feel good about it. 

23. Brunch Bird

  • Cuisine: Brunch, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 1209 E 7th Street Austin, TX 78702

No list of the best vegan Austin restaurants would be complete without mentioning somewhere to get the most talked-about brunch in town.

Brunch Bird serves up plant-based brunch classics that make Sunday mornings worth getting out of bed for. 

The classic Lumberjack breakfast is everything you want from that diner-style restaurant but made completely vegan. 

24. Clay Pit

  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegan-Friendly
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 1601 Guadalupe Street, Austin, 78701

Luckily for vegan foodies, the amazing flavors in Indian cuisine are often rooted in plant-based goodness. Clay Pit does an amazing job at offering unique Indian food in a more elegant setting. 

Clay Pit is not fully vegan, but ⅓ of their menu is designated as vegetarian/vegan. So it earns a notable spot on this list for having a huge plant-based selection, plus having a sophisticated design and delicious flavors. 

25. Sweet Ritual

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 4631 Airport Blvd #125, Austin, TX 78751

To finish off this list of the best vegan Austin restaurants, you have to stop by Sweet Ritual for a delicious way to end the day. Featuring a completely vegan ice cream menu, they’re everything you need once that warmer Central Texas weather starts to hit. 

Whether you want a classic milkshake or a scoop of their iconic roasted strawberry ice cream, Sweet Ritual is the perfect way to satisfy your dessert craving. 

Bonus – Where to Eat Vegan at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

I spent six and a half long hours at the Austin airport waiting on a flight to Amsterdam. Considering how small Austin-Bergstrom is, you will believe me when I say I walked the length of the airport about six times to see what vegan options were available, kill time, and hop from one bar and shop to another.

Here’s what I found.

Tacodeli Freakin Vegan Taco at Austin Airport

Considering it was my very last chance to feed my face with the Tex-Mex I grew up loving (except vegan, of course) I opted for two Freakin Vegan Tacos, Chips and Salsa, and a beer at Tacodeli. Despite what their website says, these are the only vegan options on the menu at the airport.

The Freakin Vegan Tacos come with refried black beans, avocado, and pico de gallo. It’s all wrapped up in the softest of soft flour tortilla. I honestly did not have my hopes up as these tacos seemed incredibly simple at first glance, but they were actually incredibly impressive. Super flavorful and filling.

The chips were crispy and the red salsa, though quite mild, was tasty. I actually ended up putting a splash of the green sauce in toward the end and that spiced things up perfectly.

My only complaint here is the fact that there is no option to order food as dine-in, despite the seating options. Which means everything comes wrapped in an incredible amount of waste – paper, foil, and plastic.

On my hunt for vegan food I noticed that Mad Greens offered up a few options. The Siam I Am salad and the Buddha Bowl both appear to be vegan. Additionally, there is a

Shockingly, Amy’s Ice Creams had a vegan flavor on offer. The day I was there it was the Ripple Mexican Vanilla, which is a vegan ice cream made from coconut and pea protein.

Finally, Juice Land is a chain of juice, smoothie, salad and wraps restaurant around the Texas. It offers a variety of vegan options of the afore mentioned products, and is perfect if you’re looking for something healthy.

Happy Eating at These Amazing Vegan Austin Restaurants

Lucky for us, there are tons of vegan Austin restaurants to choose from, so us plant-based foodies will never go hungry.

Make sure to check out the best vegan options in Austin! If you’re favorite isn’t on the list, get in touch and let me know!