Austin’s farm-to-table scene is made up of some of the most exciting spots the city has to offer.
From those celebrating local cuisine to the ones proposing an internationally-inspired menu, a wide variety of restaurants are striving to support local farmers and ranchers, as well as promoting a healthier and more sustainable way of eating. Here is our selection of ten farm-to-table restaurants in Austin you should not be missing out on.
1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
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This Eastside treasure-eatery resides in a former drugstore owned by one of the oldest African American families in the neighborhood. Hillside Farmacy‘s great ambiance and seasonal menu are the just perfect combination for one of the city’s most beloved brunch spots. Their menu features different kinds of Texan farm produce (including farm eggs, honey, cheese, and other delicacies), as well as exciting options such as pork schnitzel, beef tri-tip steak, or roasted chicken & biscuits.
East Side Pies
13265 North Highway 183 Suite B, Austin, TX 78750
1401 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702
5312 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
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East Side Pies focuses on serving exquisite thin-crust pizza made with locally sourced and organic ingredients from farms and ranches. All preparations are made in-house daily, from their special dough to their saucy sauces.
2612 E Cesar Chavez St Suite 105, Austin, TX 78702
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Intero embraces the essence of Italian cuisine through its focus on seasonal and regional products. Here, Chef Ian Thurwachter and Pastry Chef and Chocolatier (yes, chocolate desserts are one of the restaurants’ secret specialties) Krystal Craig propose a cuisine mixing the farm to table approach with a contemporary take on traditional Italian recipes. These include different types of pasta, as well as veggie-based or meat-based options.
Emmer & Rye
SkyHouse, 51 Rainey St UNIT 110, Austin, TX 78701
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Emmer & Rye is all about celebrating seasonal and local cuisine by proposing the forgotten flavors of their beloved grains, after which the restaurant is named. Their kitchen team is dedicated to milling heirloom grains to make house-made pasta, bread, and sweet treats. The restaurant follows a similar in-house approach for animal butchery or fermentation. Last but not least, Emmer & Rye works with Zero FoodPrint and is a carbon-neutral restaurant.
Casa de Luz
1701 Toomey Rd, Austin, TX 78704
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Don’t just call it a restaurant: Casa de Luz‘s cozy and heart-centered space is fully dedicated to nutrition and education and hosts different workshops and classes to engage with the local community. Their menu changes daily and offers organic dishes like salads, soups, and other treats enhancing the taste of whole foods, with no additional sweeteners or refined oils.
Foxhole Culinary Tavern
13995 US-183, Austin, TX 78717
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Foxhole Culinary Tavern‘s Texan inspired cuisine proudly proposes farm to table products from local vendors combined with premium quality meat and seafood. Their options include in-house cut Linz Heritage Angus steaks, wild game meat from local free-range ranches, and selected & handpicked seafood from trusted purveyors.
IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168, Austin, TX 78701
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The farm to table restaurant Wu Chow offers a real full immersion into the authentic flavors of all eight styles of Chinese cuisine within a modern ambiance. On Sundays, their kitchen team also proposes a special dine-in menu with a curated selection of Dim Sum (now also available frozen for curbside pick up).
1700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
4801 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
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Real food and good vibes are the secret ingredients of Picnik. With two locations in Austin, their farm to table kitchen focuses entirely on food that is 100% made from scratch and using local and consciously sourced ingredients. Their menu is also completely gluten, peanut, and soy-free.
Texas French Bread
2900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705
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Farm to table bistro and bakery, Texas French Bread is another historic location, active since 1981 as a family-owned business. Their home-crafted items include some of the city’s best bread, pastries, and desserts made with 100% organic flour. Their dine-in menu is inspired by European cuisine and mainly influenced by Mediterranean and French country cooking, accompanied by a selection of natural wines.
1014 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
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Wink‘s daily menus feature the finest seasonal products from local farmers, ranchers, and foragers. Their five or seven-course tasting menus specialize in New American, vegetarian, and seafood cuisine, paired with world-class wines from their selection of over 150 options.