Thursday, February 11, 2010

A long weekend in Austin...

I recently spent some time in my favorite Texas city, Austin. While I could go to the Whole Foods breakfast taco bar every day, I also sampled the delicious food at Bouldin Creek, Hoboken Pie, and Mother's Cafe. Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse is one of my favorite places to eat in Austin. It's casual and easy with zero pretension. Check out my freakin' fabulous iced coffee (two shots of espresso with chocolate over ice):
I love the little ice chips. My homemade blueberry corn oven cake drizzled with agave and served with tofu scramble and fresh fruit was ridiculous. I'm drooling with the memory!
The Predictable Breakfast is a never-fail combination of tofu scramble, toast, and hash browns. I've eaten at Bouldin a bunch of times, and it never disappoints.

There is a hot dog stand near some of the bars in downtown Austin that serves vegan dogs (I believe they're tofurkey sausages). It is open really late and is a gift from the gods when you really need to eat and it's late. Hoboken Pie is located right down the street, and worth the trek for vegan pizza. Of course, I had to check this place out since I am from Jersey! They didn't have individual slices, but I was able to share a pie. Good stuff.

Mother's Cafe also never dissapoints. This time, I had the Bueno Burger (seeds, grains, tofu, and veggies) with vegan cheese and guacamole.

The Sloppy Joe's were enhanced by some vegan cheese.
Desserts are a must at Mother's Cafe. Check out their dessert menu:

We settled for the almond mocha torte and the blueberry pie.
Vegans eat well in Austin!

10 comments:

traveleatrepeat said...

The blueberry cake looks INCREDIBLE. Like -- oh my gosh, I need that now!

What a fun place!

vegeater said...

I'm headed to San Antonio this weekend. Unfortunately I don't think vegans fare as well there.

Theresa said...

That looks fabulous! I love the name of The Predictable Breakfast, and breakfast taco bar??? Do you have any photos of this amazingness?

Maria G: said...

The food photos look scrumptious!
Great job!

bittersweetblog said...

I never would have imagined finding much that's vegan friendly in Austin- How cool that these amazing places exist! And seriously, those pies? YUM!

Jill said...

Vegans sure do eat well in Austin! I've heard there is lots of great food there. I hope I can visit there someday :)

AleciaBangBang said...

Wow, that food looks sexy--I'm in Austin until Friday, and I'm happy for the inspiration! Thanks! Where are you off to next?

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

I'm not sure where I'll be going next, but I will be blogging about Woodstock, NY and various points in Australia soon. Thanks for all of the comments!

The Rockin' Vegan said...

Very cool! I will be in Austin for South By Southwest in March and I will most certainly be seeking out these spots. Sounds like you get around ;)

Thanks for stopping by...

lauren lanza osias said...

oh my lord, this is making me very hungry. i have one veg restaurant in my current town...that's depressing. i cook, a lot...but wow, this food looks sooooo yummy!

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