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The Best Restaurants with Vegan Options in Austin

Austin may be known for a history and love for all things meat, but diners shouldn’t be surprised to find some incredible vegan options in this hippie Texas town. From Chinese to Indian, there’s a whole world of flavor for vegans to bite into. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Whether it's for an intimate dinner for two or a wild night out with friends, some of the best restaurants with vegan options in Texas resides right here in Austin. So, book a table for tonight, these restaurants won't disappoint.

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9 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:True Food Kitchen - Austin, Uchi Austin, Uchiko Austin
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Sushi
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Central Austin
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True Food Kitchen - Austin

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.6
2173 reviews
Owner and founder Dr. Andrew Weil has created a place where good food and a comfortable atmosphere greet diners of all kinds. The True Food Kitchen menu rotates frequently to take advantage of seasonal produce. Chef Robert McCormick combines the best of the best in local foods to create menu options to please vegan and vegetarian diners as well as fish and meat eaters. Their aim is to allow people to enjoy an anti-inflammatory diet and still eat out. Look for menu options like a Korean Noodle Salad, an Inside Out Quinoa Burger, and Grilled Salmon.

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Uchi Austin

$$$$
Sushi
Downtown
4.9
5112 reviews
Uchi translates to "house" and you'll find this restaurant literally in a converted house, which provides a comfortable dining experience. Known for their fresh fish sushi and other Japanese delicacies, James Beard Award-winning chef and owner, Tyson Cole, has also assembled an incredible vegetarian tasting menu that also includes sushi options. Try his Tempura Cauliflower or Kabocha, a Japanese pumpkin tempura. Other favorites include desserts like a Calamansi Tart featuring elderflower ice cream.

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Uchiko Austin

$$$$
Sushi
Central Austin
4.8
5669 reviews
The "little brother" to Uchi and owned by the same award-winning chef, Tyson Cole, it offers Japanese farmhouse dining with a focus on sushi and sashimi. With their evolving menu based on seasonal and sustainable produce, you won't want to miss the vegetarian tasting menu. On it, you'll find cold options like Beet Crudo, a Ko Salad, and the Chef's Veggie Roll. Hot items include Tempura Shishito made with lion's head peppers and edamame, which come whole and grilled. Most of these options are vegetarian, but you can request them as a vegan option if you prefer.

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wink

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.6
2147 reviews
Wink's menu changes daily and you'll find a variety of options to satisfy any group of eaters. From meat-based entrees to a special pescatarian and vegetarian tasting menu, they have every appetite covered. Chefs and co-owners Mark Paul and Stewart Scruggs stand firmly behind the local farm and sustainability movement by offering only those produce items they can source from the nearby land. Their five- or seven-course vegetarian tasting menu offers an eclectic mix of options and the opportunity to pair the courses with fine wines as well for a complete meal.

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Wu Chow

$$$$
Chinese
Downtown
4.7
1855 reviews
While not strictly a vegetarian restaurant, Wu Chow does offer many veggie-only options on their menu. Known for their farm-fresh take on Chinese food, Wu Chow has a love affair with local produce and traditional cooking styles. Executive Chef Ji Peng Chen has partnered with local farms to supply the freshest seasonal produce for the restaurant. This produce becomes the basis for menu items like Yu Xiang Eggplant and Mapo Tofu. The menu does change seasonally based on what's available, but you'll always find several tasty options for vegetarians to choose from.

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Saffron - South

$$$$
Indian
West Austin / Westlake
4.7
34 reviews
Known for their wide selection of both vegan and vegetarian menu options, Saffron brings the flavors of Nepal, India, and China to Austin. They source their produce from local farms whenever possible, leading to a menu that changes to best suit what's seasonally available. The chefs at Saffron make all of the dishes from scratch in-house including the naan, sauces, and desserts, too. Vegan and vegetarian options are clearly marked on the menu and there's an entire section of entrees devoted to herbivores as well.

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Tillery Kitchen and Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
East Austin
4.4
533 reviews
This is not strictly a vegetarian or vegan restaurant but they have lots of options for every preference, making Tillery Kitchen and Bar a great spot for a mixed group of eaters. The restaurant features a wonderful outdoor seating area where you can even bring your dog to enjoy the atmosphere and incredible views of the Colorado River while you dine on some of the freshest menu options in town. Try the Coconut Curry Rice tableside or one of the Lounge-Friendly plates like the pickled veggies or hummus and pita while enjoying a refreshing libation under the trees.

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Caroline

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.4
835 reviews
Located in Downtown Austin, Caroline offers something for everyone. It's a coffeehouse, restaurant and bar all wrapped up in one popular location. While not strictly a vegetarian restaurant, it does offer some delicious options like the veggie breakfast taco options in the coffeehouse or some of their in-house made pastries. For dinner, sample the Quinoa Chili or the Wild Mushroom Bolognese. In the bar area called Upstairs at Caroline, try the Street Taco with Quinoa and Cauliflower "Chorizo" or the Mexican Chopped Salad. It's even pet-friendly so Fido can come along for the fun.

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L'Oca d'Oro

$$$$
Italian
North Central
4.6
1241 reviews
L'Oca d'Oro, which is Italian for "The Golden Goose," is truly golden when it comes to great Italian food. The menu changes quite frequently because they use only the freshest local ingredients. The chefs make their own pasta from freshly milled grains and they make their own cheeses, vinegars and breads in-house. While you'll find some traditional favorites, you'll also find some tasty vegetarian options like the Ricotta Gnocchi made with roasted broccoli and a Meyer lemon sauce and the Tagliatelle.

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