It isn’t always easy being vegan in a city that could probably safely claim to be the Barbecue Capital of the World. True, Austin is incredibly progressive, but this is still Texas, y’all — the land of Blue Bell and brisket. Even at some of our most beloved local restaurants, the plant-eaters among us are often hard pressed to find appetizing and nourishing meals that line up with their dietary values.

Happily, the number of all-vegan and veg-friendly restaurants in town has been steadily increasing over the past few years, especially within the food trailer movement. Since we absolutely want our herbivore neighbors to enjoy ATX’s colorful food culture, we’ve cultivated a list of ten of the best vegan eats and eateries in the greater Austin area:

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10. Kerbey Lane Cafe is the uncontested king of vegan pancakes

strawberry vegan pancakes Kerbey Lane Cafe

Kerbey Lane’s strawberry vegan pancakes. Photo: Flickr user Stephanie, CC licensed.

We adore Kerbey Lane Cafe for multiple reasons. Not only do they serve food that makes both our tastebuds and our tummies supremely happy, but they’re also champions of the local and sustainable food movement and they seriously care about our community. But back to tastebuds. Kerbey Lane serves three major vegan eats beyond salad: a veggie burger that’s usually quite decent, a tofu breakfast scrambler that’ll make you curl your toes, and the best friggin’ vegan pancakes ever.

7 locations, phone numbers and hours vary. Menu. Website.

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