100 Best Things to Eat in Austin

After a year living in the Lonestar State and Capitol of Texas, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite ONE HUNDRED bites, dishes, and desserts. While outsiders think we are just full of queso and fatty brisket, you’ll find some great seafood, dim sum, Thai, remarkable food trucks, pizza, Chinese, ice cream, and tamales. Let me know if you have something to add!

  1. ABGB Margherita Slice
  2. Amy’s Ice Cream Mexican Vanilla with M&M’s
  3. ATX Cocina Jumbo Lump Crab Tostada
  4. Blue Dahlia Bistro Egg White Frittata with tomato, spinach, feta (served all day)
  5. Be More Pacific’s Longganisa Tots
  6. Bouldin Creek Cafe Sweet Potato Tamales
  7. 40 NorthANY of the pizzas
  8. Casa de Luz Guacamole Tacos
  9. Cenote’s Cenote Scramble with tomato, onion, arugula, pesto and capers
  10. Clark’s Cioppino 
  11. Chez Nous Escargot with Button Mushrooms
  12. Cow Tipping Brownie Stacker
  13. Dee Dee Thai Mango Sticky Rice
  14. Dolce Neve Chocolate Gelato
  15. East Side Cafe Baked Brie
  16. East Side King Fried Brussels Sprouts
  17. Eberly Crab & Cornbread
  18. Emmer & Rye Short Rib Carnitas and Roti
  19. El Alma Ceviche and Fried Chips  
  20. El Borrego de Oro Chicken Tortilla Soup
  21. El Primo Bean, Egg and Cheese Taco
  22. Elizabeth Street Cafe Snapper Bun
  23. Epicerie Funfetti Cookie
  24. Flower Child’s Mother Earth Bowl
  25. Forthright Carrot Soup
  26. Franklin BBQ Brisket
  27. Freedmen’s Chocolate Mousse
  28. Fresa’s Jerez Salad with Marinated Chickpeas, Spicy Carrots, Pepitas
  29. Gemelli’s Olive Oil Gelato
  30. Granny’s Tacos Chilaquiles Taco
  31. Grizzelda’s Whole Fish
  32. Gus’s Fried Chicken
  33. The Hightower Corned Beef Short Rib Tacos on Sourdough Tortillas
  34. Holy Roller Everything English Muffin with Egg Whites
  35. Homeslice Turkey Sandwich
  36. Italic Roasted Chicken
  37. Jacoby’s Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream
  38. Jim Jim’s Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
  39. Jeffrey’s Tortellini
  40. Josephine House Huevos Rancheros
  41. JW Marriott Burger Bar Chocolate and Vanilla Soft Serve Swirl
  42. June’s All Day Matzo Ball Caldo
  43. Justine’s Steak Tartare
  44. Kemuri Tatsu-Ya Fish Collar
  45. Kellie’s Baking Co. Stuffed Reese’s Cookie 
  46. Kerbey Lane Migas
  47. Hillside Farmacy Kale Caesar Salad
  48. LA BBQ Brisket
  49. Lamberts Frito Pie 
  50. Launderette Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwich
  51. Le Politique Galette Norvégienne
  52. Lichas Choriqueso
  53. Lick Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
  54. Lenoir – Menu Changes Monthly
  55. Magnolia Cafe Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  56. Matt’s El Rancho Bob Armstrong Dip
  57. Maudie’s Tamale Breakfast Taco
  58. Mattie’s at Green Pastures Biscuits
  59. Michelthwait Pork Ribs 
  60. Musachino Escarole
  61. Monger’s Smoked Fish Dip
  62. New Fortune Steamed Peking Duck Buns
  63. Nuha’s Sinful Desserts S’mores Cookie
  64. Old Thousand Kung Pao Cauliflower
  65. Olamaie Day Boat Golden Tilefish
  66. Odd Duck’s Fish Head
  67. Cafe Pacha Banana Pancakes
  68. Perla’s Red Fish on the Halfshell with Red Chimichurrri
  69. Phoenecia Bakery Tabbouleh
  70. Picnik Blondie
  71. Pieous Vegetarian Pizza
  72. Poke House Poke Bowl with Crab
  73. Poke Poke Tuna with Brown Rice
  74. Polvo’s Green Enchiladas
  75. Pool Burger Cheeseburger
  76. Quality Seafood Gumbo
  77. Red Ash’s Hot & Crispy Country Italian Garlic Bread
  78. Russell’s Bakery Coconut Cake
  79. Saint Cecilia Cheese Platter
  80. Second Bar + Kitchen Roasted Rainbow Trout with Black Eyed Peas
  81. Skull & Cakebones Edible Cookie Dough
  82. Snooze Breakfast Burrito with Green and Red Sauce
  83. Soto South Lamar Chu Toro Sashimi
  84. Sprinkles Vanilla Cupcake Top with Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  85. Stiles Switch BBQ Banana Pudding
  86. Sway Nashi Pear Chicken
  87. Takoba Nopales Tacos
  88. Tamale House Chicken Tamale
  89. Terry Black’s BBQ Giant Beef Rib (location on Barton Springs)
  90. Thai Kun Khao Man Gai (Steamed Chicken)
  91. Thai Fresh Pad Prik King with Shrimp and Brown Rice
  92. Tiff’s Treats Chocolate Chip Brownies
  93. Tiny Boxwood Chocolate Chip Cookies
  94. Tiny Pies Berry Pie
  95. Tomodachi Miller Roll
  96. Uchi Machi Cure – Smoked Yellowtail, Yuca Crisp, Marcona Almond, Asian Pear
  97. Uchiko Wagyu Tartare Sushi
  98. Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ Chicken Taco
  99. Via 313 The Original Pepperoni
  100. Vera Cruz La Reyna Breakfast Taco
  101. Wu Chow Honey Walnut Shrimp