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9 Sustainable Austin Eateries

Austin is known for its vibrant food scene, and the city offers plenty of great choices for those who are looking for sustainable, ethical options. From farm-to-table restaurants to establishments that use locally grown ingredients, there are many options for environmentally conscious diners. Here are 9 of the best sustainable restaurants in Austin that you should check out:



1. Odd Duck

This farm-to-table restaurant began as a food truck and has since expanded into a sit-down establishment. The restaurant purchases its produce exclusively from local farmers who use sustainable growing methods.


2. Juan Pelota Café

This café has roots in a bike shop owned by Lance Armstrong, and it is an eco-friendly establishment. Juan Pelota Café serves 100% Arabica beans that are organic, Fair-Trade Certified, shade-grown, bird-friendly, and sold within ten days of roasting.


3. Snap Kitchen

This fast food restaurant offers healthy, sustainable options that are made with organically-grown produce from local Austin farmers.


4. La Condesa

This Mexican restaurant offers a unique take on traditional cuisine and is known for its sustainable practices. La Condesa uses water efficiency, waste reduction, sustainable furnishings, building materials, sustainable food, energy, disposables, and more.


5. Barley Swine

Known for its inventive dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, Barley Swine takes farm to table to the next level by working directly with local farmers. On top of this, they're invested in the communities compost/recycling efforts.


6. Casa de Luz

Casa de Luz specializes in macrobiotic meals. That's a type of dietary plan that emphasizes whole, plant-based foods, rich in whole grains, such as brown rice and quinoa, as well as legumes, fruits, and vegetables. The diet is based on the principles of balance and harmony, and promotes physical and spiritual health and well-being.


7. Citizen Eatery

A new take on locally sourced American cuisine is served up at Citizen Eatery, where they've made a commitment to using sustainable practices and supporting local farmers and artisans.


8. Dai Due

This farm to table fare uses locally sourced ingredients in their Texas style cooking. The environment provides a rustic ambience and includes a butcher shop.


9. Swift's Attic

This modern punk style restaurant offers a farm to table take on American cuisine that is made with locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant features a selection of locally sourced beers and craft cocktails.


If you are a restaurant owner looking to be more sustainable while also increasing profits, reach out to us!

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