My Favorite Healthy Yummy Austin Restaurants

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Y’ALL know I am a total foodie, so it’s no surprise that one of my favorite hobbies is going out to eat and trying new restaurants :). Especially in our culinary centric, creative city–Austin, Texas.

I love a good date night with Max, Family night out with the kids, girlfriends’ Sunday brunch, Saturday Linner–you name the occasion, I’m there!!

As long as I get to pick the restaurant!!! #sorrynotsorry

I think I missed my calling as a food critic or a restaurant reviewer {Maybe there is still time?!}.
But seriously — I get at least three texts per week from clients/friends/family/neighbors, asking for restaurant recommendations. Most friends request something yummy, fun, “Austin-y” and healthy….
And apparently I seem to know the perfect spot! 🙂

This prompted me to finally get organized and create a blog post around my Healthy, Yummy Restaurant Recs in Austin, Texas. Although this healthy restaurant list seems long winded– there are a probably a few I’ve missed!

Downtown Austin Healthy Restaurants

Summer House on Music Lane

Downtown feels like an easy drive for us, so we tend to head beyond the burbs for a meal quite frequently. Three out of the four of us LOVE dining downtown, so we are usually dragging Zander with us. Zander prefers to stay close to home so he is available 24/7 for spontaneous soccer games.

We love the vibe and the food is incredible. The bone marrow tacos are not to be missed–The hearty, vibrant sharable salad is a must too! Really everything is fabulous

Sammie’s Italian
It’s nearly impossible to get a rez, but if you show up at 4:30p/5:00p for “linner” you can often get right in! We’ve scored twice using this method!

North Italia
Easy breezy vibe, yummy & healthy food, all four of us love it! There is one in the Domain too, but we prefer the DT patio.

The WELL Austin
It’s AMMMMAAZZING! Healthy, fresh, vibrant, delicious food, and it’s quick and easy. I’d eat here everyday if I could!!

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails
Our favorite place to frequent post LOVE Cycle spin class on our Sunday AM dates!

Clark’s Oyster Bar
Still one of our fav date night spots. We love a good oyster. Perla’s on Soco is a close 2nd!

Josephine House

ATX Cocina
Gluten free kitchen with yummy skinny margs! That’s my kind of Interior Mexican

Veracruz All Natural Taco Truck
It’s so Austin! One of our favorite post Lady Bird Lake run stops

Blenders & Bowls
For that perfect acai bowl or green smoothie craving

The OG smoothie spot in ATX. I’m so happy we know have one at our airport—I love a pre-flight green smoothie!

South Austin Healthy Restaurants

Carpenter Hall

South Austin (South Congress specifically) is probably our favorite areas to dine.
My Culinary dreams are made here!

The garden style patio is gorgeous. I always order the salmon skewers w/ a meditteranean salad + the short rib hummus

Two Hands Austin
One of our favorite places for brunch. I order the salmon bowl + turmeric chai latte!

SunLife Organics
The perfect stop for a mid day smoothie. Don’t miss a selfie on the healing amethyst rock chair :).

Cafe No Se
Such a cozy spot! The avocado toast is what dreams are made of

Sweet Green
Perfect for the grab and go salad

Summer House on Music Lane
One of our favorite places to dine. The food is so delicious, progressively exciting yet still casual. It has a come as you are vibe that is so Austin.

June’s All Day
Can’t beat the butter leaf salad with mimolette!

Enoteca Vespaio
An old Austin staple that still holds a special place in my heart and my belly :).

Elizabeth Street Cafe

A newer spot on the scene–we took the kids for family brunch and nearly ordered the entire menu! So good!

Soup Peddler
So good! So Austin! So easy–locations all over town

ATX Food Co
100% pure vegan food truck that will knock your socks off!! So good!

Bouldin Creek Cafe
An old Austin vegan gem w/ a fun boho vibe

El Naranjo
Gluten free interior Mexican—Super Innovative and often locally sourced

Odd Duck
Perfect for dinner out with couples. Love the friendly vibe and approachable food.

For those extra special moments. Super pricey and exclusive, but worth it!

Carpenter Hall
We LOVE Sunday brunching here. So much so that we celebrated both Mother’s Day + Father’s Day brunch at this locale. The salads are epic. The kids love the tacos + specialty pancake, and they even had oysters!

East Austin Healthy Restaurants

Aba on Soco

Hillside Farmacy
We love this old pharmacy turned farm to table restaurant!

Gluten free and yummy!

Counter Culture
Got a dietary restriction? You are covered!

Korean food made healthy!

Juniper Italian Inspired Cuisine

North Austin Healthy Restaurants

Flower Child

We love to frequent the Burnet location w/ the kids. Has a cozy diner quality but they use high quality ingredients and you can tell by the taste!

Flower Child
Healthy fast food!

Honesty Mary’s
My go to for a mid week lunch date with a friend or client.

True Food Kitchen
We love the patio! Perfect post Domain shopping lunch spot.

Epicure Austin
Awesome little centrally located grocer and cafe!

Modern Market
Quick easy and healthy!

Plank Seafood Provisions
The crispy redfish is delicous!

2nd Bar & Kitchen Domain Northside
Innovative menu with a fun vibe.

Great for healthy fro yo with the kids!

West Austin Healthy Restaurants

The Wayback

Blue Dahlia Bistro
Still one of my favorite places to meet a friend! So quaint and cozy.

Elle’s Cafe & Coffee
Wish this healthy little gem was closer to us. They cultivated both delicious and healthy selections, excluding most added sugars, dairy, and all gluten. The menu is formulated to please the foodie in you without neglecting your well-being. Yes!

The Wayback
This place is amazing! The family run cafe’ curates a farm to table menu that changes each season. You can enjoy your fresh and delish meal on the quaint patio or picnic style!! You can also have a little staycation in one of their cottages.

Favorite Four Points Healthy Restaurants

We live in the Four Points area so we do dine “locally” from time to time. I’ve compiled a list of our favorites in the Four Points area below–most are take out/casual + family friendly. #yes

Kale Me Crazy
So easy to cover your smoothie, juice or salad craving! The salmon toast is my favorite. I hold the goat cheese + add avocado. Now that we’ve cooled down for fall, they also offer seasonal, vegan soup. Warming and delicious.

OastHouse Kitchen + Bar
My go to for locally sourced, high quality cuisine in the four points ‘hood’. Bonus–they have an enclosed patio + a playground, and the brunch is divine.

Chiang Mai Thai Food
Y’all this place is delicious and somewhere we frequent when Mama doesn’t feel like cooking, but we want something healthy + clean. It’s a husband + wife team with a scratch kitchen in a food truck you can’t beat!

Lazeez Mediteranean Cafe
We love this for take out! The food is good, atmosphere not so much.

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