Keepin’ Busy, Eatin’ All The Food

It’s been a busy August in these parts. We’ve set out to eat all the vegan food inside of Austin. ALL OF IT. We’ve hit up food trucks, restaurants and bakeries for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. One might think that perhaps we have a deadline coming up for our book…. And one would be correct. Here’s a fast smattering of some of the amazing food we’ve consumed this month at Austin’s fine vegan eateries, all in the name of book writing.

Pulse Vegan

Behold The Philly, The Frenchy (with a side of au jus for dipping!), home fries and mac & cheese (cheese made in-house and without nuts for you folks with allergies)
from Pulse Vegan in South Austin.



We hit up Shhmaltz one Friday afternoon on our lunch break for some fantastic Jewish deli fare. Julia Hungerford is churning out some fine pickled vegetables, vegan potato salad and master sandwiches out of her truck behind Farewell Books. Love that you can call ahead to get your order started. (And that she keeps the Topos ice cold. Dog days are upon us, y’all.)


Casa De Luz

We treated ourselves to a Tuesday night supper at Casa De Luz, an Austin institution tucked just south of the river. Way more than a restaurant, Casa De Luz offers a macrobiotic eating experience focused on community, good health, integrity and fantastic organic food.


Conscious Cravings

We found more lunch break bites at Conscious Cravings. We hit up their location in the South 1st food trailer park. Want a quick way to pick up your work day? Rosemary fries. Yes. (PS – that Eggless Tofu Salad turned into three meals. Yeah, leftovers!)


Sugar Circus

We fell in love with darling Sugar Circus Bakery on East 5th on a Sunday afternoon. We left their cute, circus-themed shop with two big boxes of goodies that held vegan cupcakes, cookies and a slice of vegan “cheese” cake with chunks of chocolate. Book writing is sooooo hard, y’all.


The Juice Well

The Juice Well in Rosewood saved us one sunny Sunday morning. This sweet Airstream trailer serves up a variety of sandwiches featuring their own trailer-made seitan, pickled veggies, juices and smoothies. Merlin’s magic, a blend of carrots, ginger, caryenne, apple and lemon, cured all the ailments that morning. Also helpful towards reviving our weary souls was Juice Well’s cheerful, friendly atmosphere. We loved sitting out under the palm tree sipping our drinks and watching the sun play in the windchimes.


Mr. Natural

Mr. Natural on Cesar Chavez was a great way to start a work week.  Breakfast tacos and a breakfast sandwich with veggie bacon and tofu scramble set us right on a Monday morning. (And coffee. Plenty of coffee.)



Oh, Arlo’s. Is there a better way to sink into a weekend than with a Bac’n Cheeze Burger and Tater Tots from their truck? (So glad they’re open again!) Add a kale margarita from Cheer Up Charlie’s and we are happy, happy campers.


Believe it or not, there is way more food to come. It’s incredible how many vegan eateries Austin has to offer. We’re wowed by the number of options we have on a daily basis. We’re living in vegan Paradise, y’all.