Curras Grill – come here for breakfast, lunch and dinner; traditional Mexican fare at it’s finest and delicious house made tamales.
Flip Happy Crepes – Huge crepes at great prices with creative fillings, both sweet and savory. They’re served out of an airstream parked by Zilker Park. Everything is made to order; be prepared to wait.
Franklin’s BBQ – Best bbq locally, in Austin proper on I-35 N. Tender brisket, a variety of bbq sauces including espresso flavored – and yes, it’s good. They also make a wicked key lime pie.
Gourdoughs – Not your ordinary gourmet donuts; they are huge as well!
Maria’s Taco Express – Fun atmosphere and the best Breakfast tacos
Smitty’s Market – My favorite of the Lockhart BBQ joints. Old school vibe, better tasting meat – especially the brisket.
The Mighty Cone – Order their signature hot & crunchy Chicken Cone, eat it on South Congress while absorbing the madness.
Taco Deli – No, it’s not a “deli.” Come here for their inexpensive creative tacos flavor combos such as the Cowboy or Mole Pork. Various locations throughout Austin.
Texas Coffee Traders – Local roaster in East Austin, offering a great assortment of blends, grinders and machines. During events, they sometimes have a pop up.
Uchi – Exquisite, elegant and tasty Sushi creations outside the box that will blow your mind… and clean you out. Have a good friend with a hefty expensive account pick up the tab.