I know there are probably lots of threads if I had time to look, but I really don't.
My daughter is getting married Saturday, and heading to Austin on Sunday. Honeymoon, and job hunting, as they plan to move there shortly.
She is a vegetarian. I'd love to be able to give her some recs from the people that really know.
Anything that would knock her out?
My favorite veggie places from when I lived in Austin were Veggie Heaven on Guadelupe (Chinese), Madame Mam's on Guadelupe (not Vegetarian but Thai. Have some great Tofu/Vegetarian dishes). I also loved the Black Beans with Jalepeno Corncake at Magnolia on Lake Austin Blvd. Mothers was also good but I think it may be no more???? Not sure.
At just about any local austin restaurant vegetarians will do fairly well, so I would go with which ever food variety she's most into. Mother's is out of commission for a while and I still miss West Lynn Cafe for purely vegi affairs, but my fave recommendation as a former vegi is Vespaio's Pansoti di Zucca.
Half moon shaped pasta filled with butternut squash & amaretti in sage brown butter
Finished with toasted walnuts, sage fritte & parmigiano reggiano
It is better than crack, and their fresh, handmade mozzarella is also awesome. Only real downside is they don't take reservations, its a little pricier than other options and you will be waiting for a table unless you show up very early.
Casa de Luz on Toomey Road is vegan and macrobiotic. I've not been there in a while but last time I was there it was $10 and all you can eat.
For an upscale dinner, Zoot on Hearn off Lake Austin Blvd has a really nice vegetarian tasting menu. They can make it vegen too if you give them some notice ahead of time.
I just went to Hai Ky on Oltorf for the first time this evening. I think we were all pleased with our choices, ranging from lemongrass tofu vermicelli, hai spicy chicken with noodles, shrimp curry with noodles and pho with beef. I found the tofu spring rolls a little dry (they'd most likely been made earlier and kept in the fridge), so maybe earlier in the day they'd be fresh.
We had a nice waiter who was great with refills and anything else we needed too.
I would go back to Hai Ky.