This AFBA city guide will assist in finding many Whole30 compliant restaurants in Austin!
*last updated March 2017
Austin is well known for its food and restaurant culture. You can find anything from $1 tacos to high-end barbeque and everything in between. For a foodie, it’s paradise. For a person on Whole30, not so much.
While Bud and I were on Whole30 in January, we didn’t eat out except to grab a cup of coffee. We didn’t want to walk in to a restaurant and tempt ourselves. While it made life much easier, we also didn’t experience much of the Austin food culture for the month of January.
Because of that, I decided that I would contribute a complete list of Whole30 restaurants in Austin as part of the 2017 AFBA City Guide! This lovely guide is compiled by bloggers all over town and covers a range of cuisines. One blogger will write specifically about sushi while another can write about the restaurants you can find in a specific part of town. It’s a fabulous guide and I highly recommend checking it out.
After a little bit of research, I’ve managed to put together a list of restaurants in town with Whole30 compliant options.
600 N Lamar
A great option for breakfast! They have a purely gluten-free menu, which includes many Whole30 compliant items. Their hashes are some of the best in town and the frittata is perfect for brunch. They have great salads and bunless burgers. They also locally source many of their menu items are super conscious of the ingredients they use.
4001 N. Lamar Blvd
Central Market is fairly similar to Whole Foods in that many of their prepared food options are Whole30 compliant. Their café is pretty nice and has a great patio. You’ll have to check the menu fairly carefully and possibly make substitutions, but still a great options
603 W Live Oak St (food trailer park)
Curcuma was honestly one of my favorite finds during Whole30 this year. The golden mlyk is fantastic. It was such a treat because a majority of their menu can be made Whole30 compliant. Plus, they owner is a gem.
Somehow, I omitted Juiceland on my round up list last year. It has so many great options! Technically, while on Whole30 you aren’t supposed to rely on juices and smoothies. But, they make for great snacks on the fly or for times when you just need to get out of the house!
1700 S. Lamar 400-B and 4801 Burnet Rd.
I’ve never had the opportunity to try Picnik, but I’ve heard great things. They are a paleo-specific food truck that’s about to open a brick and mortar! They offer Whole30 compliant bone broths as well as smoothies and a variety of Whole30 options. Picnik also focuses on sourcing locally and prides themselves on using the highest quality ingredients.
There are multiple locations throughout Austin, the Far West location just happens to be the closest to my house. Snap Kitchen is a fabulous option for takeaway items. Sometimes on Whole30 it gets a little exhausting to make every single meal at home. Snap Kitchen has quite a few options for Whole30. I’d make sure to really check the ingredients for each item, but you’d still be able to find multiple items for any meal.
1700 S. Lamar Blvd & 3800 N Lamar Blvd, Suite 120
In the last year, Snooze has opened not one, but two locations in Austin. They’re most well known for their pancakes and eggs benedict, but the rest of their menu is just as good. Lots of Whole30 compliant breakfast options here!
Similar to Juiceland, Soup Peddler falls in the smoothie and juice category. While technically not recommended while on Whole30, sometimes you just need a quick snack. Plus, they have some compliant soups and salads. Great for when you’re on the run or forgot to make lunch for yourself
909 W. Mary Street
Thai Fresh is another mainly gluten-free/paleo restaurant that also happens to have many Whole30 compliant options. For noodle and rice dishes, you’d have to forgo them, but could definitely add veggies. Great option for Thai food, which I definitely missed during Whole30!
The Beer Plant
3110 Windsor Street
The Beer Plant is a newcomer in town this year. It’s a completely vegan gastropub located in Tarrytown. While you’ll probably have to make some substitutions here and avoid the bar, it’s still a viable option!
525 N. Lamar Blvd
Now, this may seem like an obvious choice or a cop-out, but hear me out! They have a range of Whole30 compliant prepared foods. The salad bar is one option, but there are many more. The olive bar, some of the prepared BBQ, seafood bar and raw food bar all have Whole30 compliant options. Not too shabby! Whole Foods has a great seating area that makes a grocery store feel like a night out as well.
While this may not seem like a long list, each restaurant offers a lot of variety. Now that I have this list, eating out during Whole30 seems a lot less intimidating! While the primary focus of Whole30 is to eat wholesome foods, that can still be done at a restaurant.
Luckily, Austin is a place that is accommodating to many people’s needs. Whether you’re paleo, vegan or gluten-free, there’s most likely a place for you. That’s why I love being a part of the AFBA City Guide! If you’re looking for more options in Austin, it’s the best place to start