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The Best Vegan Restaurants and Food Trailers in Austin, Texas

 Explore Austin’s stellar vegan scene, one restaurant at a time!

Arlo vegan wrap in tray
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 Explore Austin’s stellar vegan scene, one restaurant at a time!

Although Texas is known for its BBQ and brisket, the city of Austin has an abundance of plant-based fare. After all, Whole Foods got its start in Austin! So whether you’re a native or visitor, you’ll want to check out this list of the best vegan restaurants and food trailers in Austin.

The Beer Plant


If you can’t already tell by its name, this spot serves a wide range of vegan beer—as well as wine and cocktails! In addition to the beverages, The Beer Plant offers hearty plant-based dishes like Buffalo Cauliflower Wings, Beer Plant Curry, and the Nashville Hot & Crispy Sandwich. Don’t forget to stop by on the weekends to try their brunch dishes, too!

Vegan beer and sandwich from The Beer Plant

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Vegan Nom

Food Trailer

One thing we love about Austin is its abundance of breakfast tacos. And Vegan Nom is the vegan breakfast taco hot spot! With ingredients like scrambled tofu, housemade chorizo, and sweet potato hash browns, the handhelds are the perfect way to start your day on the right note. Be sure to try Vegan Nom’s other tacos, burritos, and nachos for lunch or dinner.

Vegan tacos from Vegan Nom

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Rebel Cheese


Rebel Cheese offers an impeccable selection of fifteen housemade vegan cheeses, as well as vegan meats and wines from fellow local businesses. Pick up a block at the shop, join their Cheese Club for a monthly nationwide cheese delivery, or dine in to enjoy their products in droolworthy dishes like the French Dip Sandwich, Caprese Salad, and Sir Loxalot Bagel.

Vegan cheeses from Rebel Cheese

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Food Trailer

Austinites love this OG vegan food trailer! Serving hearty burgers, tacos, fries, mac ‘n’ cheese, and more, Arlo’s knows a thing or two about vegan comfort food. Fan-favorites include the BBQ Burger, Street Tacos, and Frito Pie. Pro-tip: Add mac to your burger for an extra flavor boost!

Arlo's vegan burger

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Nissi Vegmex

North Austin

In true Texas spirit, Austin is home to an all-vegan Tex-Mex restaurant! Nissi Vegmex’s menu features all the classics like burritos, tacos, flautas, and nachos. In addition, customers can try more unique fusion dishes like Ramen Birria, Mex-Burgers, and Churro Nachos.

Nissi Vegmex vegan meal on plate

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Lil’ Nonna’s

Food Trailer

Lil’ Nonna’s has you covered for all-things-vegan-pizza in Austin! Their NY-style pies range from classic Cheese and Margherita to crazier flavor renditions like Beeteroni ‘n Cheese and Piña Jalapeño. The food truck also offers gluten-free options and single slices of Sicilian-style pizza if that’s more your speed.

Lil' Nonna's vegan pizza

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Casa de Luz

South Austin

Trips to Casa de Luz for an organic, whole food plant-based meal are a longstanding Austin vegan tradition. The community hub, founded in 1991, serves a rotating daily menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The cafeteria-style setup allows customers to pick and choose their faves and enjoy their meal in the company of other like-minded individuals.

Casa de Luz vegan dish on plate

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Bistro Vonish

Food Trailer

From brunch to dinner, Bistro Vonish crafts some wickedly delicious vegan dishes! We’re talking about Gluten-Free French Toast, Spicy Seitan Kolaches, Monte Cristos, Spicy Mac & Cheese, and Sweet Potato Arepas, among other satisfying bites.

Bistro Vonish vegan sandwich

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Citizen Eatery


This vegan Austin stap​​le serves everything from all-day breakfast to happy hour food and drink specials. So whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a weekend brunch with friends, a lunch meeting with colleagues, or a romantic dinner for two, Citizen Eatery is the answer.

Citizen Eatery vegan spread

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Possum Pizza

Food Truck

Calling all thin crust pizza lovers! Possum Pizza makes the vegan slices of your dreams, that you can fold in half and eat like a taco—the right way. In addition to their rad pizza lineup, the food truck also offers Mozz Sticks, Buffalo Wings, Cheezy Bread, and most importantly, vegan ranch!

Possum Pizza vegan pizza

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Counter Culture

Food Trailer

In case you missed it, Counter Culture has transitioned from brick-and-mortar to food trailer. The business has embraced its Austin roots with a menu of burritos, bowls, nachos, and mac ‘n’ cheese with vegan queso galore!

Counter Culture vegan spread

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Bodhi Viet

Food Trailer (closed for repairs until September 13, 2023)

A group of local Buddhist nuns came together to launch Bodhi Viet with the mission to spread wisdom and peace through fresh and affordable food. The vegan Vietnamese food trailer offers all the iconic cultural dishes such as banh mi sandwiches, vermicelli noodles, stir-fries, dumplings, soup, and more.

Vegan spread from Bodhi Viet

Photo by Max Hoberman

ATX Food Co.

Food Truck

Whether you’re looking for hearty vegan brisket or a light refreshing smoothie to beat the Texas heat, ATX Food Co. has your back! The vegan food truck’s diverse menu includes bites and sips for any time of day, no matter the weather.

Vegan smoothies from ATX Food Co.

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The Vegan Yacht

South Austin

The Vegan Yacht sticks to the three main Texan food groups: queso, Frito pie, and burritos. In all seriousness, this food trailer-turned-brick-and-mortar is known in the Austin area for their stellar vegan burritos. Naturally, after reading this, you have to pay a visit to try one. Our work here is done!

Vegan wrap from The Vegan Yacht

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Tellus Joe


Tellus Joe won the 2023 VegOut Award for Best New Restaurant, so you know they’re legit! This spot, owned by The Beer Plant team, is a vegan coffee shop and cocktail bar—depending on the time you stop by. In addition to beverages, Tellus Joe offers vegan breakfast tacos, pastries, and other small bites.

Interior of Tellus Joe

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Allie Mitchell

Allie Mitchell


When Allie responded to an Instagram post on @vegoutlosangeles a few years ago, she had no idea she’d join the coolest vegan team on the planet. An Austin native, actress, yogi, and part-time sword fighter (don’t ask!), Allie is on a mission to live her best life and inspire others to do the same. She graduated from Hussian College In Studio with a B.F.A. in Contemporary Musical Theatre + Film and currently acts, writes, and eats her way through Los Angeles.

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