On Memorial Day weekend, my boyfriend and I took a trip to Austin. It was our second time there, and we got to do a lot of things, and eat a LOT of food. Austin is a great city for people who are dairy-free, vegan, or have special diets. The next couple posts are a round-up of some of the best places we visited – and something I picked up while shopping!
Biscuits and Groovy
The first place we went to for breakfast in Austin was Biscuits and Groovy, a food truck that was recommended to me by the blogger for Lone Star Plate. Going there is a pretty easy sell for anyone who at least likes biscuits and gravy because they have a wide range of vegan and non-vegan options.
The Donna Summer was excellent, and the vegan gravy, sausage, and cheese were all amazing. I did get real eggs, but you can get tofu scramble, too.
I hate to say it, but one morning, we each had two cupcakes for breakfast. So bad, I know, but it was for research, I tell you! Sugar Mama’s bakery is seriously out of this world. And they should be, seeing as how they just recently won the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Well deserved, without a doubt.
Every day of the week Sugar Mama’s rotates in new flavors. They have everyday flavors and then the daily specials, which you can check out on their website. I ended up trying the vegan Black Forest cupcake, and not being a huge Black Forest fan didn’t even matter – I inhaled it. I also had a gluten-free Strawberry Lemon-y cupcake and I can’t remember the exact name (unless it was that) but it was so moist and delicious I couldn’t believe it was gluten-free.
Due to the rotating menu, I’d suggest making this a place you visit more than once if you are planning on an extended stay in Austin.
Jo’s Coffee isn’t anything fancy – just a food stand with some shaded seating on the side – but it really hits the spot when you need a pick-me-up or a snack in the middle of the day.
We went to Jo’s the first time we visited Austin last year and made a point to go back this year. We checked into the Hotel San Jose for a night (more on that gorgeous hotel later) and while we were waiting for our room to be ready, we wandered next door to Jo’s to have some lattes and a vegan chocolate muffin.
They have lots of tasty baked goods, sandwiches, beers, hot drinks, and breakfast tacos. Last year, they served us up a PBJ (no judgments). It’s a nice chill place to hang out.
Hungry for more? Part 2 will be coming soon!