Vinaigrette actually makes you feel excited about eating a salad. A New Mexico import, this place is the best thing to happen to your lunch routine if you live or work anywhere nearby. Whether the word “raw” is a word you use to describe your diet, or you just like to do not-terrible things for your body once in a while, you’ll be able to find something you like amongst the giant salads, tasty snacks, and freshly-made fruit drinks. Unless it’s over 95 degrees, you have no excuse not to eat on the glorious back patio under a big oak tree.
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Lucy's Fried Chicken
One of our favorite places to spend an afternoon eating in the sun is Lucy’s Fried Chicken, with a bucket of bird, grilled oysters, and beers.
Home Slice Pizza
Home Slice on South Congress is bringing New York-style thin crust pizza to Austin, and is definitely worth a visit.
El Borrego de Oro
El Borrego De Oro serves a large menu of Mexican classics, like fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, and soups.
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Phoebe’s Diner on Oltorf is where to go for breakfast or lunch any day of the week when you want both crab cake Benedict and smoked brisket at once.
Central Market Cafe
Central Market on North Lamar is a grocery store, but they also have a cafe with a long menu, live music, and an outdoor space.
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