Austin may be known for its legendary BBQ, but there are several restaurants that have great menu options for those with dietary restrictions. In fact, if you are or are contemplating being a vegetarian or vegan, Austin may be one of the best cities for you. Below are some of Austin’s best vegetarian and vegan restaurants.

The Vegan Nom

Tacos are at the center of Austin cuisine, and it’s almost mandatory to have your favorite taco joint to visit, vegans included. The Vegan Nom has a variety of breakfast tacos, classic tacos, quesadillas, and nachos to cater to vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike!

Casa de Luz

Every day you’ll find a new set menu that features oil-free, plant-based, organic, wholesome, and gluten-free food. The family-style vibe of the restaurant builds a sense of community amongst the regular diners, and Casa De Luz welcomes everyone to stop in and give them a try.

Bouldin Creek

If you’re looking to prove to your friends how good vegetarian cuisine can be, Bouldin Creek is where you should go. From their Veggie Royale and Wanna-B.L.T.A. to the Fajitas Italianas and The Renedict, you’ll have trouble deciding which delicious dish to order next.

Mother's Café and Garden

For more than 30 years, Mother’s Cafe and Garden has been serving the community some of the best meatless dishes around. Lasagnas, stir-fries, soups, sandwiches, salads, and almost any other vegetarian dish you could think of can be found on this menu, and it’s been perfected over the decades.


Comfort food is what everyone gravitates towards after a long day, so whether you’re craving a burger, mac and cheese, or a street taco, this plant-based menu does comfort food right.

Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food

There aren’t many restaurants that bring soul food flavors to vegetarian and vegan ingredients, that’s why Sassy’s is a beloved staple in Austin. The Cajun Mac and Cheese with Vegan Shrimp and Chicon N Waffles could turn any non-vegan into a believer.

There’s never a shortage of great restaurants to visit, even if you have dietary restrictions. We challenge everyone to try out these vegetarian eateries, and if you’re looking for more Austin recommendations, reach out to Team ATX Life. We’re happy to help you navigate the city and the real estate market, so give us a call at (512) 586-7270 anytime.