Our favorite part of any vacation is getting to try out the foods that are celebrated in the region we visit: Mexican in Arizona, comfort food in the south, seafood in the ocean states, and of course, our own barbecue right here in Texas. When you’re visiting Austin, the amount of restaurant choices can be a bit overwhelming, and because we love to help our guests with every aspect of their vacations, we are offering this list of the best spots for local Austin food to ensure you don’t miss out on a single taste experience!

Bouldin Creek Café, 1900 South 1st Street

Proving that meat doesn’t have to be the star of every show, even deep in the heart of Texas, this vegetarian coffee shop and art haven is a hit with our Austin locals. Its colorful interiors and tastily prepared vegetarian dishes make everyone feel at home and well-fed; we promise, you won’t miss the meat when you taste their grilled cheese sandwiches or their fajitas Italianas made with portobello mushrooms!

Tamale House East, 1707 East 6th Street

The great thing about Texas is the way we’ve claimed nearly every food type as our own and made it better! Tamale House East is a prime example. Offering tacos and tamales of every type, their breakfast tacos are the perfect way to start out a day of sightseeing in Austin. Try the potato and chorizo tacos; you can thank us later!

Uchi, 801 South Lamar Boulevard

Sushi has become an All-American dish, enjoyed by the entire family, and if you take the time to visit Uchi, we think you’re going to love it even more! Featuring creative sushi and an extensive cooked dish menu in which the chef takes a non-traditional approach to preparing the traditional Japanese favorites, the sasami yaki is one of our favorites, but feel free to explore the menu and find a favorite of your own!

Texas Chili Parlor, 1409 Lavaca Street

Spicy food lovers will rejoice at the flavors found in this much-loved local eatery. Everything on the menu of Texas Chili Parlor has that little extra kick that brings heat to your palate and warmth to your heart! Try the Texican Burger and you’ll never go back to plain old hamburgers again!

Unique and Wonderful Local Austin Food

The epicurean world of Austin is unique and wonderful, just like the luxury rentals you can find with Austin Vacation Rentals! Discover the style that is truly unique to Austin when you rent one of our classic homes. Whether you are looking for a spacious condo, cozy 1 bedroom home or even a 3 bedroom rental, we have the perfect rentals for you! Contact us today to book your stay.