Vegan & Gluten-Free Guide: Austin, Texas

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Looking for eats that are vegan and gluten free in Austin, Texas?

Eating vegan and gluten free while traveling can be tough, but doing it in Austin, Texas is easy!

Here are some places to check out next time you’re in the capital of the Lone Star State.

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vegan restaurant Citizen Eatery Exterior
Citizen Eatery Interior vegan restaurant in austin texas

Vegan & Gluten Free at Citizen Eatery

We liked this 100% vegan restaurant so much that we ate there twice, once for dinner and again for breakfast.

I was the only vegan in our group, but my non-vegan husband and stepson enjoyed it too.

The location is a little quirky, but it’s well worth a visit!

They have a wonderfully diverse menu. It was great that they have gluten-free options as well. Love that!

Citizen Eatery Breakfast vegan restaurant austin texas


For our breakfast, we ordered the gluten-free flapjacks (we all thought they were amazing), the chorizo omelette (the JUST eggs are so like the real thing!), and the Citizen Scramble (also amazingly delish).

Citizen Eatery Dinner vegan and gluten-free in austin texas


For dinner, we ordered Texas Tumbleweed, Brussels Sprouts, Tikka Masala, and BBQ “Pulled Plant” Sandwich. All were very yummy.

I was especially excited about the BBQ sandwich because the boys had eaten at a “real” BBQ joint, so I finally got a taste of Austin BBQ vegan style!


For dessert, we ordered the Chocolate Avocado Mousse. We weren’t really sure what to expect, but let me tell you, it was to die for! So light, so creamy, so good.

If you didn’t know it was made of avacado, you’d think it was regular ol’ mousse. The cool thing is that it has a cleaner finish to it. Of course, most vegan food does when compared to non-vegan food.

If you want to eat vegan and gluten free in Austin, this place is not to be missed.

Check out the Citizen Eatery website for more information.

Brentwood Social House Cafe Sign

Vegan & Gluten Free at Brentwood Social House

The Brentwood Social House is a super cute neighborhood café in, of course, the Brentwood area of Austin. Suzanne Daniels owns and runs it. The food, tea, and coffee are delicious.

They have everything well labeled (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free), so you don’t have to worry.

They have live music and other events each week, such as comedy, trivia, and crafts. How fun is that?

I’d love to go to one of their afternoon teas. If I lived in Austin, I’d be there all the time!

bright blue Counter at Brentwood Social House vegan gluten free friendly
Photo courtesy of Brentwood Social House


We stopped by for a light lunch/snacks and something to drink in between our sightseeing.

My tea and soup were great. The boys shared a scone and had a latte and cappuccino.

I highly recommend Brentwood Social House if you’re in the area.

Butternut Squash Soup at Brentwood vegan-friendly gluten free friendly austin texas
Butternut Squash & Cardamom Soup and a Pot of Tea

The Beer Plant: 100% Vegan

The Beer Plant exterior
The Beer Plant -- Great for late night, plant-based snacking

The Beer Plant is a gastropub with a 100% plant-based menu full of scrumptious sounding comfort foods.

This is a very hip hangout and clearly very popular. It was cozy and warm and a fun place to go for some late-night noshing.

Full tables and bar, people eating at the Beer Plant vegan austin texas
The Buzz at the Beer Plant

After Dinner

We really wanted to see what it was like, so we popped in at The Beer Plant for some after-dinner drinks and dessert.

Now, I was still full from dinner, so I didn’t eat anything. But, I did have some tea to warm me up though. 

Although they have gluten-free options, my husband’s carrot cake was not. So, I didn’t taste it, but he said it was really good.

Next time I’m in Austin, I definitely want to go there for dinner.


My stepson thought it looked like a fun place to hang out. We agreed it would be a good place to mingle and meet people since he’s new to Austin.

Side note: The one thing I have a hard time with is the NAME! We all kept wanting to call it Beer Planet (LOL).

Ah well, regardless of its moniker, it was a great find.

A Day Trip from Austin

If you’re interested in a fun day trip from Austin, be sure to read my post about Magnolia Market.

Another option just outside of Austin is to go to the nearby Hamilton Pool Preserve.

A Place to Stay in Austin

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Until next time…


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