Restaurant Guide

By AFM Team – November 1, 2019

Flower Child
TWO AUSTIN LOCATIONS: Domain Northside and Downtown 2nd Street

Good and good for you is every meal at Flower Child. Flower Child comes to life in a vibe that starts with the positive energy and genuine smiles of our team, and builds into a contagious, cheerful atmosphere that creates a blissful buzz that our guests can bring home with them. Every single item is made from scratch with only the best ingredients, ensuring the highest quality and an amazing variety. Flower Child celebrates the joys of flavor and freshness. New seasons bring the freshest flavors to Flower Child’s kitchen with seasonal bowls. Flower Child knows that food is fuel for all the other joys in your day, that’s why they offer the freedom to mix and match your favorite ingredients to make your perfect meal — on the quick. No matter if you’re vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free — Flower Child offers options you’ll crave day after day

The Soup Peddler Real Food & Juice Bar

The Soup Peddler Real Food & Juice Bar is the brainchild of David Ansel, the original boy on the bike who delivered soup to his neighbors in South Austin back in the day. Before Austin was replete with farmers’ markets, food trailers and a burgeoning chef culture, Ansel forged a DIY path into the food world, enjoying a solid fifteen minutes of national fame in the pre-social media world. Along the way, he created a brick and mortar concept where his famed soups were joined by a unique array of superfood smoothies and organic juices, grab-and-go salads and grilled cheese sandwiches. Seventeen years since that first bike ride, The Soup Peddler has five
locations around town.The “Real Food” subtitle for The Soup Peddler’s stores is an indication of the company’s culinary approach insisting on painstaking 24-hour bone broths, chef-prepared dressings and sauces and local handmade breads. When combined with the company’s vibrant and professional service culture, the effect is “slow food fast.” Their attention to vegan cuisine has led The Soup Peddler, already an expert in vegan soups, to feature local small-batch tempeh in salads and provide one of Austin’s only gluten-free vegan grilled cheese sandwiches. But care has been taken to appeal to the omnivore as well, featuring Bastrop Cattle Company grass-fed bone broth. Ansel is still a daily-involved owner and can be found toting his toolbox from store to store doing light repairs, shaking hands and kissing babies. He is even still allowed to stir the soup on occasion.

Intero Ristorante
512.599.4052 |
Open Tuesday-Sunday for Dinner and Happy Hour

Just as in Italy where the food is authentic and locally sourced, you’ll find the same at Intero! Translating to “entire,” this restaurant uses traditional Italian techniques and preparations coupled with sustainably sourced whole Texas produce and whole raised animals. Enjoy great wines, craft cocktails and handmade pastas along with well highlighted vegetarian and gluten free dishes. Additionally, Intero provides an authentic nod to Italy’s sweet side with its handcrafted artisan chocolates, Italian desserts and extensive Amari list. Austinite couple and Chef duo, Ian Thurwachter and Krystal Craig, welcome you in for an Italian farm-totable experience in the city’s central-east side.

Eldorado Cafe
512.420.2222 |

Eldorado Cafe was founded in 2017 and merges Texan and Mexican foods with healthy options and the pleasures of comfort food. With no hidden ingredients, its menu is clean, vegan-friendly and gluten-free. Many of the plates are dedicated to old Austin institutions or a homage to old friends or employees. Eldorado also supports the Austin Community by giving back every day to a variety of nonprofits from animal rescues to local area schools. Founder Joel Fried’s goal is to make people feel comfortable and his plates are meant to remind you of a visit home.

Maudie’s Tex-Mex

Maudie’s Tex-Mex has been serving up tried and true TexMex for over 25 years. With seven area locations, Maudie’s goal is to bring the best of TexMex to a neighborhood near you. Hand prepared dishes and fresh-squeezed juices daily, they select natural proteins and pasture-raised, local, farm fresh eggs because we take healthy eating to heart alongside flavor and tradition. Quintessential

Chi’lantro BBQ

Chi’lantro BBQ, home of the famous Original Kimchi Fries, has been dishing out Korean-Inspired favorites since 2010. From the humble beginnings of running one food truck in downtown Austin, Chi’lantro has grown to seven brick-and-mortar locations, with more to come. Chi’lantro serves fast casual Korean BBQ inspired bowls, salads, tacos and more, which are all customizable and friendly for any dietary requirements. Chi’lantro was also seen on Shark Tank in 2016, where founder Jae Kim received a deal from Barbara Corcoran.


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