Leaf is where you go for actually-good salads downtown. The line is consistently long, the price adds up quickly, and the staff will probably rush you, but stay focused - the salads are worth the stress. If you want something less leafy, they also have sandwiches and soups.
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Le Politique in Downtown Austin is a place to see, be seen, and eat some great French food.
ATX Cocina downtown has one of the longest tequila and mezcal lists in the city and serves some great Mexican food.
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Royal Blue Grocery
Royal Blue is a grocery/bodega/deli with a few locations. We like the downtown location best for lunch.
Buddy’s Burger in North Austin serves excellent smashburgers that are caramelized and juicy.
Otherside Deli makes some of our favorite sandwiches in Austin, including reubens with their housemade pastrami.
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