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25 Best Vegan Austin Restaurants 2024 – Keep Austin Vegan!

While the Lone Star State isn’t known for being plant-based, there are plenty of vegan restaurants in Austin that are revolutionizing the food scene.

I’ve spent a LOT of time in Austin in the past few years and had the pleasure of devouring tons of delicious vegan food. From cruelty-free taco trucks to non-dairy ice cream shops – Austin, Texas made all of my 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 I added a bonus section for vegan options at the Austin Airport!

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!

Rebel Cheese

Rebel Cheese Store - Vegan Cheese in Austin
  • 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. 

Rebel Cheese has a huge array of housemade vegan cheeses, as well as vegan cheese from other brands to choose from. My favorites were those of the goaty variety and their vegan brie.

You can dine in and try one of their delicious sandwiches (I’m looking at you, vegan Reuben), hit them up for a cheesy brunch, or get your takeout and catering to enjoy these veggie delicacies at home.

If you’re a local, sign up for their cheese club and get vegan cheese delivered straight to your door.

The Beer Plant

Vegan Brunch at the Beer Plant in Austin. Chormigas plate and mimosa.
  • 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!

Head to Beer Plant for brunch on Saturday and delight in the Chormigas – vegan chorizo scramble with crunchy fried corn tortilla strips. It’s paired with a side of tasty refried beans topped with a sprinkling of vegan cheese. The dish comes with a spicy jalapeño hot sauce. YUM!

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. 

I love their carne asada tacos, their rice is moist and tender, and the refried beans are silky smooth. The seasoning is on point, and the hot sauces are fiery and full of flavors.

Additionally, the birria tacos look unbelievable and are next on my list of items to order.

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. 

They also have vegan Frito Pie and a Frito Pie burrito. Seriously, what more could you ask for?

Fabrik Austin

Fasntastic news! Fabrik has arrived and it’s Austin very first all vegan fine dining restaurant.

Opened in summer of 2023, Fabrik offers two options. A 5 or 7 course, consciously crafted menu. Wine pairings for each menu are also possible.

Executive Chef and owner, Je Wheeler, has been vegan for 20 years and her seasonal menus are created to show off just how incredible plants really can be! Take a peek at one of her menus, and you can see for yourself.

I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Fabrik myself (it opened right before I left on my last trip) but the buzz about this restaurant is strong! I really can’t wait to see for myself.

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)! 

Bouldin Creek Cafe

Bouldin Creek Cafe Interior - Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant in Austin
  • 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 friendly 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 pretty much everything can be made vegan. If you’re free on a Sunday morning, you absolutely have to go for brunch. I’ve been several times, and always with non-vegan and non-vegetarian friends and family. Everyone has loved their experience.

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Don’t miss out on the vegan blueberry cornbread. It’s heavenly. Or, if you want something savory, try the tofu scramble migas or their fantastic vegan breakfast tacos.

You will not leave here hungry!

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! 

Li’l Nonna’s 

  • Cuisine: Pizza, 100$ Vegan
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 7107 E. Riverside Dr. Austin, Austin TX

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 but I highly suggest building your own and top it with seitan sausage, almond ricotta, mushrooms, olives, and basil. My mouth is watering thinking about it.

One pizza is enough to last three or four meals, so get it delivered or take away leftovers. It’s superb cold or heated up the next day.

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 food trucks, they started in El Paso and later expanded to Austin. Now their Austin truck proudly sits in East Austin on Webberville Road, but you can also find their tacos in other locations like Dear Diary Coffeehouse.

Their mushroom chorizo tacos and quesadillas are to die for! This is the place I ate from the most during my stay in Austin.

Dear Diary Coffeehouse

Interior of Dear Diary Coffeehouse - Vegan in Austin Texas
  • Cuisine: Sweets, Tacos, and Coffee
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 1212 Chicon St. #103, Austin, TX 7870

Speaking of Lick It Up, if you’re weird like me and enjoy the pain that comes along with spicy savory food and coffee, head to Dear Diary Coffeehouse.

They have three different Lick It Up tacos on offer, a bevy of hot sauces to choose from, and delicious drip or espresso style coffees. 

Oh, and the drip coffee comes with unlimited refills so long as you don’t leave, and it’s supplied by Sightseer. This women owned company roasts and imports from women-led coffee collectives and women-owned farms.

Vegan Blueberry Poptart and coffee from Dear Diary Coffeehouse in Austin TX

Additionally, Dear Diary has a bevy of vegan sweets to choose from including poptarts, croissants, muffins, cinnamon rolls, and ice cream.

Dear Diary Coffeehouse Shop in Austin TX

The coffeehouse is also a shop and has a huge selection of prints, pottery, jewelry, and other items from local artists. And of course, you can also grab a few bags of coffee beans to take home with you.

If I lived near Dear Diary, it would absolutely be my morning coffee spot.

The Vegan Nom

The Vegan Nom Food Truck in Austin Texas
  • Cuisine: Tacos, 100% Vegan
  • Price: $
  • Address: 2324 E Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78702

The Vegan Nom absolutely deserves a special mention as one of the best food trucks in Austin. 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.

The Vegan Nom Food Truck in Austin Texas - Super Fresco vegan taco

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

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. 

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! 

Mr. Natural

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

Mr. Natural is an all-vegetarian, mostly Mexican restaurant with plenty of vegan options. Their cafe and bakery focuses on creating delicious food that is health-focused.

I highly recommend trying their vegan flautas plate and the Macho Nachos. Both are incredibly satisfying and packed with flavor!

They also have lovely desserts and 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. 

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. 

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.

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 bakery 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!

Keep your eyes peeled for Zucchini Kill around town too. Their tasty treats, including coffee cake, coffin creams, and oatmeal pies can be found at a bunch of coffee shops.

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. 

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.

Pinthouse Pizza

Pinthouse Pizza Interior - Pizza and Craft Brewery in Austin TX
  • Cuisine: Pizza & Craft Beer, Vegan-Friendly
  • Price: $$
  • Address: Multiple

Pizza and beer? Yes, please!

Pinthouse Pizza’s name says it all. This craft beer and pizza joint can be found in four different spots around Austin. Do yourself a favor and get to at least one.

Ale, IPA, Stout…whatever your little craft loving heart desires they have it here. All presented on a lovely wall of taps.

Pinthouse Pizza - vegan pizza in austin tx

And don’t worry, they also offer a mighty good vegan pizza. You can make your own and select from vegan cheese, sausage, and all the veggie toppings you can imagine.

The crust is soft, yet crispy. The cheese is gooey, and the sausage is superb. Highly recommended!

Voodoo Doughnuts

Voodoo Doughnuts in Austin Texas
  • Cuisine: Doughnuts
  • Price: $
  • Address: Multiple

I love donuts. I could probably write poetry about donuts because my feelings about them are so strong. So, having access to a Voodoo Doughnuts while I was in Austin was pretty much a dream come true.

If you’ve ever been to Portland you know just how popular this brand is. Known for its voodoo doll donut and so much more, it has expanded all the way to Texas. With locations in Austin and Houston, it’s certainly making a lot of people happy. Including me!

Voodoo isn’t a totally vegan donut shop, but they do have a LOT of options to choose from. So, let me narrow them down for you. My favorites are the apple fritter, and the Maple Cream Filled. That said, you can’t really go wrong with any of them.

Bonus: Vegan Options 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, The Heather sin queso, and the Chips and Salsa, and a beer at Tacodeli.

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 it was actually incredibly impressive. Super flavorful and filling.

The Heather has refried beans, guac, lettuce and pico. It is super refreshing and the lettuce gives the otherwise soft taco a nice crunch.

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. It, surprisingly, tastes like vanilla birthday cake batter.

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!