ATX Lunch


Austin-born taqueria chain serving meat, seafood & vegetarian options, plus a breakfast menu. Price: $

Torchy’s Tacos
Local chain serving Mexican-street-food-style tacos in inventive varieties, including breakfast. Price: $

Tyson’s Tacos
A variety of creative tacos are doled out at this laid-back stand with a funky covered patio. Price: $

Veracruz All Natural
Simple spot for tacos with spit-grilled meats or veggie options, plus juice & Machinehead coffee. Price: $

Juan in a Million
Breakfast tacos & traditional dishes in a basic setting with outdoor patio. Price: $

Cabo Bob’s Burritos
Chill, surf-themed mini-chain for Cali-style burritos & more made with health-focused ingredients. Price: $

Texas BBQ

Terry Black’s
Spacious, casual spot for pit-smoked meats & housemate sides from famous 4th-generation pit masters. Price: $$

Rudy’s “Country Store” and BBQ
Brisket, ribs & sides served up cafeteria-style in a no-frills setting with indoor picnic tables. Price: $$

Franklin BBQ
Long lines form early for brisket, pulled pork & other smoked meats at this bustling spot. Price: $$

Stiles Switch BBQ
BBQ joint in Violet Crown shopping center for smoked meats amid old-school decor. Price: $$

Micklethwait BBQ
Trailer with outdoor picnic tables serving up BBQ meats, including combo plates & sandwiches. Price: $$


Phil’s Icehouse
Mini-chain post serving creative burgers in a refurbished gas station shared with Amy’s Ice Creams. Price: $

Bright coffee shop & cafe offering casual American fare all day with a patio & drive-through. Price: $$

Kerbey Lane Cafe
Local breakfast spot known for its variety of pancakes, comfort food, and being open for 24 hours. Price: $$

Jeyboy Burgers
Burger-heavy food trailer with a clever menu of Mexican & Jewish mash-up fare, potato latkes & more. Price: $$

Pluckers Wing Bar
Spots bar & grill offering wings, burgers & more. Price: $$

Honest Mary’s
Fast-casual spot with build your own grain bowls responsibly-sourced proteins & Kombucha. Price: $

Nashville-style hot chicken joint with southern sides and milkshakes. Price: $


Xian Sushi and Noodle
Asian eatery serving hand-pulled Chinese noodles & signature sushi rolls in a comfy, casual setting. Price: $

Epic Poke
Modern Asian soups, salads, noodle & poke bowls with a health focus & emphasis on “rainbow” dishes. Price: $$

Bao’d Up
Casual cafe with a variety of Bao, Taiwanese burgers, smoothies & build-your-own bubble teas. Price: $

Ramen Tatsu-Ya
Popular noodle house & bar with a funky vibe serving classic ramen with many options for topping. Price: $

Michi Ramen
No-frills ramen outpost where diners choose from 3 broth thicknesses & toppings from pork to eggs. Price: $$


Home Slice Pizza
Thin-crust slices & pies for dining in or carry out. Price: $$

Easy Tiger
German eatery with burgers, pretzels, brats, pastries & coffee. Price: $$

DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana
Neopolitan-style pizza & wood-fired Italian specialties & drinks in a casual cafeteria-style space. Price: $$

Rebel Cheese
Trendy, plant-based eatery with a deli offering homemade sandwiches, cheese & wine. Price: $$

Ethiopian fare served family-style with injera instead of utensils, against a modern backdrop. Price: $$

Lima Criolla
Family-run Peruvian eatery serving traditional favorites in casual digs with folk paintings. Price: $$