Hi, hello! Happy Friday!
I loooove April in Austin. We have three bright, sunny days coming up this weekend, and I plan on spending them all outside! (Psst: just published this month-by-month guide to the weather in Austin; it’s perfect for anyone who is considering moving to or visiting Austin!)
On the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month, I share 5 restaurants I’ve been loving in Austin that I think are worth a try.
Some of them are brand spankin’ new, and some of them have been around for a long time. But all of them are places where I enjoy eating and spending my money.
Happy eating, friends!
5 Restaurants You Need To Try in Austin Texas
1. The Newest Deli: Mum Foods
Mum Foods has been around for a while at a couple local Austin farmers markets, but they just opened their brick-and-mortar this week in East Austin. I checked it out, and it’s adorable!
It’s in the building that used to house Elaine’s Pork & Pie (right next to Eastside Cafe), so it’s a small, cute lunch spot that’s perfect for grabbing a big, hearty pastrami sandwich the next time the craving strikes.
2. The newest healthy restaurant: High Note
High Note is a healthy concept from the team behind Kerbey Lane. This beautiful South Lamar eatery features lots of locally sourced food items, and they cater to all sorts of diets like keto, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free. If you love Flower Child, you’ll probably love High Note!
Aaaand….even if you don’t follow any of those healthy lifestyles, you’ll still find plenty of delicious eats to enjoy! This is a great place to dine with a friend who has trouble finding things to eat at other restaurants.
3. The next time you’re shopping at the domain: Happy Hour at Second Bar and Kitchen Northside
I’m so impressed with this new happy hour at Second Bar and Kitchen Domain Northside, I wrote a whole blog post about it!
(Check it out right here.)
Most happy hours are during happy hour times (4-6 on weekdays), but this one extends from noon-6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays! What the what?
4. The cinnamon rolls you neeeeeed to try: Teal House
Not only does this family-owned food trailer serve some of the most delicious, soft, gooey cinnamon rolls in Austin, they also offer GLUTEN FREE cinnamon rolls on the weekends! (Or, call 24 hours in advance and get them any day!) Apparently this is a big deal to you GF readers, because I got a bunch of messages on instagram to look for gluten free options when I announced I’m doing a city-wide search for the best cinnamon rolls in Austin.
Things I haven’t tried yet: all of the yummy kolache, coffee drinks, and specialty items on the menu. I’ll definitely be back!
5. Breakfast at Hopfields
This is one of those breakfasts that I think is severely underrated in Austin! Hopfields is a French gastropub near UT campus. They serve delicious breakfast every day of the week from 11 am – 3 pm, and 10 am on weekends.
The breakfast sandwich (pictured above) is only featured on the weekends, but it’s one of my favorite little bites: bacon, American and Swiss cheese, aioli, egg, and okie-dokie sauce on a soft challah bun. I also love the croquet madame and the full English breakfast.