Austin Insider Blog

This blog, written and curated by Visit Austin staff, shares the things that visitors love and locals can't get enough of.

Austin's Top Tacos

You’re not eating right if you’re not eating tacos while visiting Austin. From taquerias to taco trucks, there’s no shortage of spots to indulge in one of Austin’s favorite foods. And you can dine on them all day, from breakfast to late night. Here’s a roundup of some of our town’s top tacos…

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Top Smoothie & Juice Bars in Austin

Spring in Austin is all about the great outdoors and when it comes to sunshine, we have plenty to spare. After spending a day at Zilker (which celebrates 100 years in 2017!), swimming in Barton Springs , kayaking Lady Bird Lake, practicing sun salutations under the blue sky or wandering among the…

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Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Austin

In a city that’s known for its barbecue and carne asada tacos, it can seem as though Austin isn't so easy for the vegetarian or vegan visitor. But what most people may not realize about Austin is that it has some of the best options for those of us who are foodies, but also want to keep things…

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Where to Get Ramen in Austin

Who would have ever thought that a hot bowl of soup would put Austin in such a tizzy? Ramen, a dish that was once reserved for cash-strapped collegiates, has been revamped to a legitimate foodie favorite. Gone are the days of 25-cent plastic wrap and deceptively labeled flavor packets. Instead…

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Ramen Tatsu-Ya

In an attempt to consume as many noodles as possible in 2014, I made a point to check out the hidden gem that is Ramen Tatsu-Ya in North Austin on a recent fall day, and got my seasonal eating in at the city's first brick-and-mortar Japanese Ramen shop. The Ol' Skool bowl at Ramen Tatsu-Ya. Photo…

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