Foodee Eats: Lunch in Austin


Foodee Eats: Lunch in Austin

Donné Tor
By Donné Tor
March 1, 2017

Lunch in Austin

Bento boxes for the health conscious, BBQ for those who want to party and doughnut burgers for everyone else. This is where you should be having lunch in Austin.

Bento Picnic

Lunch in Austin Bento Picnic

979 Springdale Rd #150, Austin, TX
(512) 987-8767

What they’ve got: If you’re looking for a healthy alternative, check out Bento Picnic. (They’re an on-demand catering company that provides a pick-up option.) Traditional Japanese with locally-sourced ingredients. All ingredients are non-GMO from local farms, and gluten free.

What you’re getting:

  • Chirashi Rice Bowls with Tofu – Aburaage tofu seasoned with tamari, roasted Japanese sweet potato, napa kimchi, carrot slaw, scallion, crispy shallot & quinoa sesame sticky rice ($8.75)
  • Garden Bento Box with Pork – Pineapple-braised Berkshire pork, organic kale salad with seasonal vegetables, house-made ancho dressing and toasted pumpkin seeds & a sesame rice ball ($12.75)
  • Mix & Match – Chirashi Buffet 6oz Salmon, Pork & Tofu Combined • 5oz Sticky Rice with Quinoa • 6oz Vegetables: greens + herbs salad, miso ginger carrot slaw, napa cabbage kimchi, Chile pickled cucumbers, scallions, toasted nori, crispy shallots, lemon wedges with our house dressing ($18.50)

P.S. Bento Picnic is available for office delivery via Foodee!

Mission Dogs

Lunch in Austin Mission Dogs

1701 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX

What they’ve got: If you’re a hot dog lover, Mission Dogs is worth checking out. Regardless of the exciting topping choices, the most important reason why it’s worth your while is because EVERY hot dog is wrapped in bacon (well at least the meat dogs are).

What you’re getting:

  • Mission – Bacon wrapped hot dog, sautéed onions, jalapeños, ketchup, mustard, mayo on a bun ($6.75)
  • Vietdog – Vegetarian cucumber, carrot, jalapeño & cilantro marinated in seasoned rice, vegetarian bacon wrapped vegan hot dog, vinegar topped with chili garlic sauce & Sriracha mayo on a bun • Vegan Upon Request ($8.00)
  • Kim Dog – Bacon wrapped hot dog, kimchi, creamy sesame miso sauce on a bun ($6.75)

P.S. Mission Dogs are available for office delivery via Foodee!

Gourdough’s Public House

Lunch in Austin Gourdough's Public House

Suite B, 209 W 5th St, Austin, TX
(512) 645-0255

What they’ve got: Donut worry. Gourdough’s has your back. If donuts are your favorite then you’re in heaven. This spot is dedicated to incorporating donuts in every meal.

What you’re getting:

  • Ron Burgundy Burger – Angus beef, Bacon, fried egg, two slices of American cheese, cilantro, guacamole, sliced tomato & mayonnaise • Served on a donut bun with fried Yukon chips ($13.75)
  • Saussy Cock Sandwich – Fried chicken breast, Buffalo sauce (served on the side), red onion, blue cheese crumbles, sliced tomato & chipotle mayonnaise • Served on a donut bun with fried Yukon chips ($11.50)
  • Popeye’s Roids Salad – Fresh spinach, strawberry honey balsamic vinaigrette, blue cheese crumbles, walnuts, red grapes & roasted red peppers • Served with a piping hot garlic donut ($11.50)

P.S. Gourdough’s Public House is available for delivery via Foodee!

Smokey Denmarks

Lunch in Austin Denmark

3505 E 5th St, Austin, TX
(512) 385-0718

What they’ve got: An Austin BBQ staple. Family owned and operated company for 46 years. To get that BBQ fix, check out their food truck.

What you’re getting

  • Beer Brat Sausage – With black metal kraut, infused with Jester King black stout then smoked in their BBQ ($6)
  • Georgia Red Bark Chicken – ½ bird ($9.50)
  • Sliced Brisket Sandwich – ⅓ lb ($10)

Tamale House East

Lunch in Austin Tamale House East

1707 E 6th St, Austin, TX
(512) 495-9504

What they’ve got: A third generation Tamale house, they offer Tex-Mex food that excites the belly.

What you’re getting:

  • Traditional Pork Tamale – Topped with Tex-Mex chili ($3.50)
  • Bean, Cheese & Jalapeño Tamale – Top with salsa verde ($3.50)
  • Dad’s Fajita Taco – Grilled steak, mushrooms, bell peppers and onions on a warm flour tortilla ($5.00)

P.S. Tamale House East is available for delivery via Foodee!

Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

Lunch in Austin Cooper's

217 Congress Ave, Austin, TX
(512) 474-4227

What they’ve got: Austin packs a mean BBQ punch and Cooper’s Old Time Bar-B-Que won’t disappoint. Think pit smoked meats and a good patio.

What you’re getting:

  • Chopped Beef Sandwich ($7.50)
  • Grilled Corn on Cobb ($1.25)
  • Half Chicken ($7.99)

Hut’s Hamburgers

Lunch in Austin Hut's Hamburgers

807 W 6th St., Austin, TX
(512) 472-0693

What they’ve got: A classic burger and malt spot in Austin. Think no fuss burgers, fries, onion rings and milkshakes.

What you’re getting:

  • The All American Buddy Holly Burger: The Works! – Mayo, mustard, onions, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes & American cheese ($7.95)
  • Ritchie Valens Burger: Guacamole, grated cheddar, chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, mayo & mustard ($7.95)
  • The Fats Domino Burger – Lettuce, chopped tomatoes, pickles, mayo and mustard, jalapeños, onions, grated cheddar cheese & spicy New Orleans seasonings ($7.95)

Daruma Ramen

Lunch in Austin Daruma

612 B E. 6th Street, Austin, TX
(512) 369-3897

What they’ve got: For the soul soothing magic of ramen, check out Daruma Ramen. Unlike most ramen spots, their focus is on chicken broth, with vegetarian and vegan options also.

What you’re getting:

  • Miso Ramen – Miso and chicken stock, shredded chicken breast, bean sprouts, soft-boiled egg, scallions, chili threads, chili oil ($10)
  • Shoyu Ramen- Soy, seafood dashi, chicken stock, chicken chashu, soft-boiled egg, bok choy, bamboo, fish cake, scallions, sesame, white pepper, anchovy oil ($10)
  • Veggie Ramen (vegan) – Soy, fruit and veggie broth, spring mix, avocado, carrot, red onion, grape tomato, fried onion, scallions, sesame, ginger oil, lime ($10)
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Donné Tor

About Donné

Donné Torr is a writer, fine arts educator, and musician. Born in South Africa but raised on the west coast of Canada, she is ruled by her family’s motto “Torr Altiora Spero” which translates to “I hope higher things”. She thrives on the creative genius of her peers and is happiest when at home cooking.

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