Austin Daily Press
Austin Daily Press has spent the last five years honing their craft, and it shows! The ADP team, led by Chef Reed Faitak and co-owners Dustin Knef and Chase Rushing, have found their voice through creating incredibly flavorful experiences sandwiched between locally baked telera.
1900 E MLK Jr. Blvd. | 4620 E Cesar Chavez St. | austindailypress.com
Fukumoto Sushi & Yakitori
With intricate dishes that appear to be as much a work of art as they are a meal, Fukumoto is a restaurant that pleases your other four senses as much as it does your taste buds. Whether it’s hand rolled sushi and charcoal-grilled yakitori dishes, this is where a meal is meant to be enjoyed. When you visit, expect a unique dining experience where you are served gastropub cuisine gradually over several courses.
514 Medina St. | fukumotoaustin.com
The fresh tropical fruit juice and the arepas are why you need to visit Artessano. As a food trailer specializing in Colombian food, expect dance music and lots of friendly conversation when you visit.
1211 E 6th St.
Something about Hillside Farmacy’s oysters, weekend brunches, and cocktails just make you feel better. Perhaps that’s due to its historical location in the lovingly renovated 1950s Hillside Drugstore. Or perhaps it’s because the fresh, carefully selected seasonal food that comes from local farms and onto your plate is just good medicine.
1209 E 11th St. | hillsidefarmacy.com
Disrupting the fast food industry one sandwich at a time, Flyright is a drive-thru with all-natural, antibiotic-free chicken as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options.
2129 E 7th St. | flyritechicken.com
Find Caribbean beats, happy people, and soul-filled food at this trailer. Try the legendary empanadas that are rolled out fresh for everyone, the quipes, and the sweet bean dessert.
1403 E 7th St. | thedoughminican.com
At Kyoten, Chef Otto Phan’s attention to detail makes for an impeccable dining experience. With such measured preparation and presentation, you can trust that you will be dazzled with each visit.
4600 Mueller Blvd., Ste. 1035 | kyotensushiko.com
El Sunzal is a quintessential hole-in-the-wall that makes up for its barebones appearance with its exceptional El Salvadorian fare. Make sure to sample the fried yucca, seafood soup, and the papusas.
642 Calles St.
Juan in a Million
Made famous by the Don Juan, this no-frills establishment has more to offer than insurmountable breakfast tacos. Try the migas or the huevos rancheros for starters.
2300 E Cesar Chavez St. | juaninamillion.com
Buenos Aires Café
American cocktails and Argentinian fare make their home side by side at Buenos Aires Café. The locally inspired menu offers Argentinian mainstays like empanadas as well as seasonal favorites. Don’t be surprised to find yourself falling in love with the live Latin music and flavors that come out of this restaurant.
1201 E 6th St. | buenosairescafe.com
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Although known for their beef ribs, brisket, and craft meats, if you’re headed to Micklethwait’s, you can’t forget about the sides. Your meal won’t be the same without a scoop of the jalapeño cheese grits or lemon poppy seed cole slaw.
1309 Rosewood Ave. | craftmeatsaustin.com
La Matta is a cozy corner shop featuring classic Italian paninis, salads, salumi boards and hand-selected wine & beer on tap. It’s the perfect spot for a quick business lunch, casual dinner & drinks on the patio, or soccer watching with friends.
501 Comal St. | lamattaaustin.com
A tiny kitchen with a walk-up window, Taco Mex nevertheless manages to serve up healthy sized and fairly priced breakfast tacos and chicken quesadillas with authentic Tex-Mex flavors.
2611 Manor Rd. | tacomexorders.com
This unassuming store front houses an outstanding array of donuts, kolaches, and breakfast croissants. Even if the food wasn’t enough, owners Socea and Sarorn make the trip to S-H worth it every time.
5313 Manor Rd.
Under the wizened oak trees of Springdale Farm is an unmarked trailer whose plain façade belies hyper-seasonal, farm-to-table dishes. Whether it’s a farm-fresh breakfast on market days or a sit-down prix fixe dinner under the stars, Eden East reinvents the idea of eating local. Keep an eye out for their a-la-carte nights one Thursday a month.
755 Springdale Rd. | edeneastaustin.com
Yellow Jacket Social Club
Come for brunch, come for happy hour, come for a good time. Whether you’re on the shaded patio or inside at the bar, the food is always good and the drinks are always cold at Yellow Jacket Social Club. Plus, this is a pet-friendly establishment.
1704 E 5th St. | yellowjacketsocialclub.com
Go for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Joe’s ingenuity has produced some of the best bagels on the block. Made in an authentic New York fashion, you won’t be disappointed as you consider the texture of every chewy bite.
1900 Rosewood Ave. | rockstarbagels.com
Komé Sushi Kitchen
Seat yourself among wood-paneled walls and select from an expansive saké list featuring local and imported options as well as a menu full of inventive variations of flavorful Japanese classics.
4917 Airport Blvd. | kome-austin.com
Arriving via a twisted trajectory through Israel, Spain, and NYC, Berty Richter landed with an inkling that Austinites needed real hummus in their lives. He wasn’t wrong. With Turkish and Israeli roots, his fresh-to-order hummus is bold and daring with just the right amount of spice to make it a welcome addition to East Austin.
1906 E Cesar Chavez St.
Tso Chinese Delivery
Tso is one of the newest additions to East Austin. Unlike most eateries around, Tso is carryout and delivery only, but that doesn’t mean that the cuisine suffers. Each meal is made fresh to order, delivery is free, and tipping is discouraged.
(512) 774-4876 | tsodelivery.com
J. Leonardi’s Barbecue
This little barbecue truck produces a mountain of smoky flavor. With large portions and an affordable menu, you’ll be tempted into ordering the ribs and the turkey just because.
1149 1/2 Airport Blvd. | jleonardibbq.com
Known for late-night dining and artistic flare, Justine’s should be on the radar of anyone who is craving French fare. Sit on the patio, enjoy a cocktail, and revel in the experience.
4710 E 5th St. | justines1937.com
Raised in northern Thailand, Lakana brings the region’s flavors to east Austin. With a name that means “good good,” no one can argue that this food truck has set itself up for success.
1906 E Cesar Chavez St. | deedeeatx.com
Mongers Market + Kitchen
Fish doesn’t get much fresher. Check out the catch of the day blackboard for stellar raw bar creations, or order a Gulf-inspired dishes from the curated menu.
2401 E Cesar Chavez St. | mongersaustin.com
If the idea of a strong cup of coffee and small-batch pastries make you smile, then try Café Nena’í. This mother-daughter duo have deep South American roots that can be savored via pastafrola, empanadas, and arepas.
1700 Montopolis Dr., Ste. A | cafenenai.com