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The Ultimate Guide to Austin Eats

Cooking Channel · Austin Food Tour · created almost 6 years ago

Gear up for a trip to Austin, Texas, with our guide to the best Austin eats, featuring the fantastic food carts from Eat St, the one-of-a-kind dishes discovered on Unique Eats and the off-the-beaten path, international finds from Eden Eats.

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    Bacon Milkshake at Pig Vicious in Austin, TX

    All about delicious and innovative ways to serve tasty pig, this Austin eatery serves pulled pork tacos, bacon & eggs, bacon quesadillas, bacon sandwiches, bacon tortillas, bacon milkshakes, and bacon-wrapped-deep-fried-pickles.

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    PB & J at Gourdough's Donuts in Austin, TX

    With baked goods as unique as Austin itself, this little specialty shop doles out some of the most lavish and indulgent doughnuts you may ever encounter.

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    The Heartstopper Club at Pig Vicious in Austin, TX

    All about delicious and innovative ways to serve tasty pig, this Austin eatery serves pulled pork tacos, bacon & eggs, bacon quesadilla, bacon sandwiches, bacon tortillas, bacon milkshakes, and bacon-wrapped-deep-fried-pickles.

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    Zatar Bread at Phoenicia Bakery & Deli in Austin, TX

    Swing by for Mediterranean specialties, but make sure you don't leave without trying their homemade breaks and baklava.

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    S.O.S. at Olivia in Austin, TX

    Chef James Holmes made sure his menu included a treatise about buying from local farms, foragers and ranchers, and it shows with his fresh and changing takes on Texas-style cuisine.

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    Deep Fried Avocado Tortilla Cone at The Mighty Cone in Austin, TX

    They are know for their tortilla cones which they fill with crispy chicken, deep fried avocado, crispy shrimps - or a combo of your choice! Need we say more?

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    Hot and Crunchy Chicken Cone at The Mighty Cone in Austin, TX

    They are know for their tortilla cones which they fill with crispy chicken, deep fried avocado, crispy shrimps - or a combo of your choice! Need we say more?

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    Pan Borracho at Max's Wine Dive in Austin, TX

    Competitively priced wines from around the world, mouth-wateringly good fancy fried foods and a motto that reads: "Fried Chicken and Champagne After Midnight - Why the Hell Not?"

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    Famous Southern Fried Chicken at Max's Wine Dive in Austin, TX

    Competitively priced wines from around the world, mouth-wateringly good fancy fried foods and a motto that reads: "Fried Chicken and Champagne After Midnight - Why the Hell Not?"

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    Alligator Beignets at Max's Wine Dive in Austin, TX

    Competitively priced wines from around the world, mouth-wateringly good fancy fried foods and a motto that reads: "Fried Chicken and Champagne After Midnight - Why the Hell Not?"

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    The Caprese at The Jalopy in Austin, TX

    Homemade sauces and home-pickled vegetables, all on a rotisserie chicken sandwich.

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    The Padre Taco at Izzoz Tacos in Austin, Tx

    42 foot stationary trailer that prides itself on family tradition and using fresh ingredients.

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    Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate at Holy Cacao in Austin, TX

    Hot chocolate, cool cake shakes, and cake balls on a stick are the highlights at this Austin food truck that encourages indulgence in manageable portions. Don't miss the cake shakes, which combine fresh cake, milk, ice cream, and other flavorings.

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    Rechard Masala Shrimp at G'Raj Mahal Cafe in Austin, TX

    Eclectic and artsy stationary trailer that serves naan freshly baked in their tandoori oven that's built right into the trailer, as well as other authentic Goan dishes from Goa, India.

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    Mother Clucker at Gourdough's Donuts in Austin, TX

    With baked goods as unique as Austin itself, this little specialty shop doles out some of the most lavish and indulgent doughnuts you may ever encounter.

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    Fatty Brisket at Franklin BBQ in Austin, TX

    This roadside mobile restaurant doesn't merely churn out some of the best barbecue on the block, it makes some of the best brisket, ribs and pulled pork in the entire country. Don't believe us? Check out the line that starts to form as early as 9am.

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    Mole Rojo at El Naranjo in Austin, TX

    Acclaimed chef Iliana de la Vega serves up authentic Oaxacan cuisine at her El Naranjo mobile trailer in Austin, Texas.

  • Pastelito de Queso at Cuban Sandwich Cafe in Austin, TX

    Enrique left Regla, Cuba at the age of five, and now owns this Cuban bakery in Austin that's not to be missed. Don't miss the café con leche with cuban coffee, espresso, milk, and sugar. He makes his pastry with pork lard and butter: What a way to start your day.

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    Hawaiian Bulgogi Burger at Chilantro Korean BBQ in Austin, TX

    This Texas mobile truck serves Korean-Mexican inspired tacos, burritos, quesadillas and burgers, and zests things up with a little cilantro in nearly every dish.

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    Seared Yassa Chicken at Cazamance in Austin, Tx

    A fusion of flavors and styles influenced by Co-Owner and Head Chef's West African upbringing, as well as his experiences living in France, New York, and Austin.