Sometimes, the urge to have Vegetarian food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Austin's best Vegetarian restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Austin. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Conscious Cravings or tell you that Koriente gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.


Gourmet food trailers are fast becoming a popular and formidable force in their own right. Conscious Cravings is an example of how amazing these vendors can be. Vegetarian Austinites consider this Vegetarian eatery on wheels a bonafide restaurant that has them coming back for more over and over. You'll find options like their wildly popular BBQ Seitan and the yummy Black Bean Sliders. The pan seared tofu and Rosemary Fries get rave reviews from satisfied diners. Conscious Cravings operates in 2-3 locations around town so vegan and vegetarian yumminess is never too far away.

Local Expert tip: The Conscious Cravings menu can be transformed easily. Choose vegan mayo instead of having to opt for no mayo. They offer vegan cheese so you don't have to skip the cheese if you prefer a strictly vegan option.

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This restaurant is loved for it's simplicity and relaxing atmosphere. You'll find it just 5 minutes from downtown Austin. Not only is Mr. Natural a restaurant but it also features a bakery, juice bar and health food store. The award winning restaurant offers non-dairy, wheat-free, vegan or vegetarian food and prides itself on its use of all natural ingredients in a variety of Mexican style entrees. Their bakery goods will have your mouth watering with just one glance! Mr. Natural is in three Austin locations and also offers meals to go so if you are in a hurry or simply want to order a fabulous vegetarian take out dinner, this is a great place to order from. One of the great things about Mr. Natural's menu is that it offers a good selection of vegetarian meals for kids. Your children can choose from healthy options like broccoli and rice, yogurt with mixed fruit and several Mexican style dishes like the Kid's Quesadillas.

Local Expert tip: Mr. Natural also has its own radio, talk and television education shows so be sure to inquire about scheduling when you are visiting the restaurant.

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If you're tired of vegetarian plates consisting mostly of lackluster lettuce, check out this quirky turquoise trailer dishing up what many call the most scrumptious vegetarian and vegan fare in Austin. Only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients are used in Counter Culture's deliciously creative recipes, including the chilled quinoa salad, phenomenal Philly Seitan and wondrously sweet and tangy Jackfruit BBQ. Rich donut holes and cashew mint chocolate cheesecake round out this roadside paradise for the palate.

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Surrounded by a lush garden in downtown Austin, this primarily vegetarian cafe is dedicated to serving fresh, healthy and affordable Asian fusion dishes. The inventive menu options are always MSG-free and contain limited amounts of oil, salt and sugar. Instead, natural ingredients are used to enhance the bright flavors of fresh veggies served over mouthwatering sweet potato noodles or tasty rice medallions. Plus, the staff is as sweet as the complimentary green tea ice cream.

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