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Where Should a Foodie Go In Austin, TX?

Created by: frances
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About This Set

Austin, TX is definitely abuzz with aspiring and established foodies ... but sometimes there are too many choices to distinguish what makes Austin such a great place for food! This set is customized for a foodie who needs some dish tips from Austin's best nooks & crannies, or for a visitor who just wants to know where the locals love to eat!

Set Location: Austin, TX
Set contributors: frances laura
Hot & Crunchy Chicken and Avocado Cone at The Mighty Cone, photo by laura
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Hot & Crunchy Chicken and Avocado Cone at The Mighty Cone

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, 78704

The cone is mightier than the sword on South Congress Ave, especially if that cone comes stuffed with hot and crunchy chicken and avocado. A signature Hudson's on the Bend approach (check out this review: more…   [1 review]

Tags: chicken  avocado  flour  tortilla  corn flakes  sesame  seeds  cone  edit
Hamachi Cure at Uchi, photo by tom
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Hamachi Cure at Uchi

801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 916-4808

I love yellowtail and this is the bomb. Plus we found a heart in our dish! The taste of pear, almond and yellowtail on the yucca chip is melt-in-your-mouth amazing! If you ever go to Uchi, I recommend more…   [2 reviews]

Tags: yellowtail  hamachi  marconi  almonds  salmon  roe  yucca  chips  asian  pear  edit
Zanahorita at East Side Show Room, photo by poco-cocoa
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Zanahorita at East Side Show Room

1100 E 6th St, Austin, TX, 78702
(512) 467-4280

I decided to be brave and try the Zanahorita ($8), a sort of margarita made with reposado tequila, carrot juice, and cilantro agave, with a Turkish salt rim. Aside from being incredibly gorgeous (look more…   [1 review]

Tags: tequila  margarita  carrot  agave  cocktail  drink  edit
Chicken Frontera Fundido Tacos at Tacodeli, photo by bighousepink
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Chicken Frontera Fundido Tacos at Tacodeli

1500 Spyglass Dr, Austin, TX
(512) 732-0303

The Chicken Frontera Fundido Taco is divine. It is one of the best tacos in Austin. I go nowhere else, but Tacodeli for my tacos! more…   [3 reviews]

Tags: chicken  taco  Mexican  Tex-Mex  edit
Doña Sauce at Tacodeli, photo by austineater
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Doña Sauce at Tacodeli

1500 Spyglass Dr, Austin, TX
(512) 732-0303

Can't endorse it enough. I buy a 16oz. take home container EVERY week. I put it on everything. On pizza? Awesome. In a Bloody Mary? Yep. On sushi? Sure. On a banana? Okay, that wasn't so good, but it more…   [4 reviews]

Tags: doña  sauce  salsa  green  jalapeno  edit
Green Chile Pork Taco at Torchy's Taco's, photo by poco-cocoa
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Green Chile Pork Taco at Torchy's Taco's

1207 S 1st St, Austin, TX
(512) 445-6599

I love this taco... but I like to ask for it without onions, as I'm not a raw onion fan. Anyway, the pork is super tender and flavorful... corn tortillas are the way to go for this one. more…   [11 reviews]

Tags: green  chile  pork  cilantro  goat  cheese  lime  edit
Cookies N' Cream at Sugar Mama's Bakeshop, photo by laura
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Cookies N' Cream at Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

1905 S 1st St, Austin, TX
(512) 448-3727

First, it's hard to believe this is a vegan cupcake - it is so rich and creamy! The chocolate cake is incredibly moist, and studded with bits of cream-filled chocolate cookies. It is topped with a luxurious more…   [1 review]

Tags: cupcake  cookies  cream  snack  Oreo  vanilla  edit
Beef, Sausage, Pork Rib Plate at The Salt Lick, photo by Mandalina
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Beef, Sausage, Pork Rib Plate at The Salt Lick

18001 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX
(512) 858-4959

Arguably the best bbq I have ever eaten, and I have eaten a lot! Let's start with the meat. The pork ribs fell off the bone, the brisket melted in my mouth and the sausage was plump and juicy. Next, the more…   [2 reviews]

Tags: brisket  pork  ribs  sausage  edit
Banh Mi Thit at Lulu B's, photo by silentmeow
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Banh Mi Thit at Lulu B's

2113 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, 78704
512-921-4828

Been meaning to try this place all year and it did not disappoint. There's a lot of food here, but it's too good to save for leftovers. I had the Chinese BBQ Pork - thick pieces of meat and fresh more…   [3 reviews]

Tags: French  Vietnamese  banh mi  pickled carrots  baguette  fusion  edit
Pimiento Cheese Sandwich at Counter Cafe, photo by laura
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Pimiento Cheese Sandwich at Counter Cafe

626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, 78703
(512) 708-8800

This excellent sandwich is like a grilled cheese with pimentos (and lettuce and tomato and onion). It doesn't have the creamy cheese spread of some by the same name. It's a winner, though - and it's got more…   [4 reviews]

Tags: pimiento  cheese  edit
Battered French fries at Hyde Park Bar and Grill, photo by laura
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Battered French fries at Hyde Park Bar and Grill

4206 Duval St, Austin, TX
(512) 458-3168

Not a fan. Don't like battered fries in general, and thought the sauce was just 'meh' ~ Give me a classic fry with a really garlicky aioli. more…   [10 reviews]

Tags: fries  potato  edit
Popcorn Tofu at Wheatsville Food Coop, photo by lazysmurf
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Popcorn Tofu at Wheatsville Food Coop

3101 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX
(512) 478-2667

I have heard people refer to this dish as "tofu crack". It is seriously addictive. Tofu is marinated, then breaded and deep fried. The breading is the really the miracle here. It's far from your standard more…   [1 review]

Tags: vegetarian  vegan  tofu  fried  snack  edit
Calamari Forno Panini at Enoteca, photo by bighousepink
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Calamari Forno Panini at Enoteca

1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX
(512) 326-4411

Abundance indeed, Laura! When I received my calamari panini, I told the waitress, "Excuse me, I ordered the panini not the basket of calamari...?" and she told me that it is the panini! After some digging, more…   [2 reviews]

Tags: calamari  lettuce  tomato  lemon aioli  edit
Rigatoni Con Polpette at Enoteca, photo by laura
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Rigatoni Con Polpette at Enoteca

1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX
(512) 326-4411

This is my absolute favorite dish at Enoteca. The most wonderful thing about it is the heartiness of the long-simmered sauce, which is rich and savory and complex--tomatoey, meaty, garlicky. The meatballs more…   [2 reviews]

Tags: rigatoni  arrabbiatum  tomato-based sauce  Italian  pasta  pork meatball  edit
PB & Nutella Gelato at Teo, photo by laura
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PB & Nutella Gelato at Teo

1206 W 38th St, Austin, TX
(512) 451-9555

Peanut butter and nutella. I mean, is there a BETTER combination? I could eat this gelato by the gallon. It's so creamy...so smooth. Think pure cool, silky sweetness on your tongue. And the rich, buttery more…   [1 review]

Tags: peanut butter  nutella  gelato  edit
Lemon Meringue Pot at Wink, photo by laura
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Lemon Meringue Pot at Wink

1014 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 482-8868

The Lemon Meringue Pot is one of the best things I've ever eaten. The meringue and curd balance the lemon's tartness with sweetness, while the crisp meringue holds the soft, creamy filling, to make an more…   [2 reviews]

Tags: lemon  meringue  berries  candied  dessert  edit
Black Truffle Macaroni & Cheese at Wink, photo by laura
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Black Truffle Macaroni & Cheese at Wink

1014 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 482-8868

I finally tried Wink's mac n' cheese w/black truffles -- and completely concur with both foodie and evehull's reviews. This is a refined mac & cheese - not too cheesy; rather, it allows the truffles to more…   [3 reviews]

Tags: macaroni and cheese  truffle  edit
El Rey Chocolate Cake at Wink, photo by laura
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El Rey Chocolate Cake at Wink

1014 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 482-8868

Delicious! and so so chocolaty and decadent! more…   [2 reviews]

Tags: chocolate  flourless  cake  dessert  El Rey  edit
Margherita Pizza at Home Slice Pizza, photo by bighousepink
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Margherita Pizza at Home Slice Pizza

1415 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX
(512) 444-7437

So my pal Swayze tricked me into eating this. Told me it was a solid meat pizza soaked in tequila. Nevermind why I found that appealing on any level. I just did. Anyway, I'm from the North where pizza more…   [3 reviews]

Tags: pizza  NY  margherita  tomato  basil  edit
Eggplant Pizza at Home Slice Pizza, photo by elsigh
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Eggplant Pizza at Home Slice Pizza

1415 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX
(512) 444-7437

There is no feeling like a Home Slice belly! The #4 or the #6 or both at the same time topped off with the cheesecake leaves your body warm and satisfied with food educed endorphins flowing wild. more…   [7 reviews]

Tags: pizza  eggplant  late-night  edit
Chile con Queso at Fonda San Miguel Restaurant, photo by laura
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Chile con Queso at Fonda San Miguel Restaurant

2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 459-4121

This is some of the best queso in Austin, Texas - and that's saying a lot. We suspect the cheesy delight is made from a variety of real Mexican cheeses (as opposed to the Velveeta-type quesos served at more…   [1 review]

Tags: queso  cilantro  chile  edit
Tostadas Compuestas Surtidas at Fonda San Miguel Restaurant, photo by laura
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Tostadas Compuestas Surtidas at Fonda San Miguel Restaurant

2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 459-4121

I love these 3-4 bite tostadas. They are a wonderful appetizer to enjoy and share with your table mates, particularly when you pair them with a cold Michelada, or a tart margarita on the rocks. The crunchy more…   [1 review]

Tags: tostada  pork  chicken  avocado  edit
Crepas de Cajeta at Fonda San Miguel Restaurant, photo by laura
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Crepas de Cajeta at Fonda San Miguel Restaurant

2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 459-4121

My Mom has a saying when something really great happens to her: "God blew me a kiss." That's how I felt when I took one bite of Fonda San Miguel's crepas de cajeta. (For the uninitiated, cajeta is the more…   [1 review]

Tags: cajetum  caramel  crepe  ice cream  edit
Fried Calamari at Apple Annies Cafe Bakery, photo by poco-cocoa
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Fried Calamari at Apple Annies Cafe Bakery

319 Congress Ave, Austin, TX
(512) 472-1884

Fried calamari is usually a safe bet for an appetizer, but this one shines a little brighter than the rest... tossed in with the squid are rings of pepperoncini peppers and very thinly sliced lemon. I've more…   [1 review]

Tags: squid  lemon  pepperoncini  edit
Sidecar at Apple Annies Cafe Bakery, photo by poco-cocoa
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Sidecar at Apple Annies Cafe Bakery

319 Congress Ave, Austin, TX
(512) 472-1884

Made with brandy, Paula's Texas Orange and lemon juice with a sugared rim. Simple and delicious. more…   [1 review]

Tags: brandy  edit
Lobster Roll at Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar, photo by laura
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Lobster Roll at Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, 78704
(512) 291-7300

It's a little pricey at $25, but it's oh-so-worth-it. Perla's lobster roll is all about the lobster - at least a 1/2 pound of it nestled into a crusty French bread loaf. It comes with a few pieces of more…   [1 review]

Tags: lobster  roll  French  bread  shoestring  fries  drawn  butter  lunch  dinner  seafood  edit
Crispy Snapper at Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar, photo by laura
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Crispy Snapper at Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, 78704
(512) 291-7300

This snapper is cooked to a moist tenderness on the inside while the crisp skin adds flavor and crunch. Paired with lemon spinach and a tomato based Sofrito, this is a delightful dish that smacks of freshness more…   [1 review]

Tags: crispy  snapper  seafood  sofrito  lemon  spinach  lunch  dinner  edit
New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp at Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar, photo by laura
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New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp at Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, 78704
(512) 291-7300

Wow - these fresh gulf shrimp at Perla's were amazing! So plump, sweet and succulent that I had to check with chef Larry McGuire to make sure he hadn't flown them in from Europe (I thought they might more…   [1 review]

Tags: Texas  Gulf  shrimp  Creole-style  tomatoes  garlic  chive  focaccia  edit
Caesar at Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar, photo by laura
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Caesar at Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, 78704
(512) 291-7300

This is one fine Bloody Mary. Maybe it was the two years I spent in Mexico City, but any drink that involves Clamato (tomato and clam juice - I know, it sounds gross) scores high in my book. Perla's more…   [1 review]

Tags: caesar  cocktail  bloody  mary  clamato  celery salt  pickled  green  bean  tomato juice  edit
Special Duck Mole in a fried taquito with avocado, green sauce, pickled red onion. at La Condesa, photo by far
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Special Duck Mole in a fried taquito with avocado, green sauce, pickled red onion. at La Condesa

400-A W 2nd Street, Austin, TX
(512) 499-0300

Next on our taquito adventure was one of the specials of the day, a duck mole in a fried taquito. This one was WITHOUT A DOUBT my favorite! The duck was so savory and not gamey at all. The combination more…   [1 review]

Tags: duck  mole  taquito  edit
Guacamole at La Condesa, photo by laura
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Guacamole at La Condesa

400-A W 2nd Street, Austin, TX
(512) 499-0300

We tried the traditional guacamole, and loved it. It was perfectly seasoned, and it seemed like every avocado used was a perfect one... no off flavors. We scraped the bowl clean. more…   [2 reviews]

Tags: guacamole  mexican food  side dish  almonds  chipotle  edit
Barbacoa at La Condesa, photo by poco-cocoa
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Barbacoa at La Condesa

400-A W 2nd Street, Austin, TX
(512) 499-0300

Spiced lambchop and shoulder baked in maguey leaf, esquites, cactus salad, and jalapeno-mint recado. The lamb was so tender and tasty, and the dish of corn was cheesy and flavorful. Underneath the cilantro more…   [1 review]

Tags: lamb  cactus  corn  cilantro  edit
Crema Cocida at La Condesa, photo by laura
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Crema Cocida at La Condesa

400-A W 2nd Street, Austin, TX
(512) 499-0300

Who ever said a dessert had to involve chocolate in order to garner a dishola? (Okay, I probably did, but I soooo take it back). La Condesa's crema cocida is incredible. I didn't even know I like more…   [1 review]

Tags: Panna  Cotta  Mexican  watermelon  cotija  cheese  agave  dessert  edit
Straight Plate at Maudie's Too, photo by hamburgler
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Straight Plate at Maudie's Too

1212 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 440-8088

These picadillo enchiladas topped with an over-easy egg and double rice are undoubtedly the best cure for a Saturday night hangover! more…   [2 reviews]

Tags: enchilada  cheese  Tex-Mex  egg  edit
Chocolate Milkshake at Mighty Fine Burgers, photo by laura
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Chocolate Milkshake at Mighty Fine Burgers

10515 Mopac Expy N, Austin, TX, 78739
512-418-0444

I 100% agree with Laura's take on this shake. What I love most is that you can taste the ice cream in every sip, which is of course the point. So often shakes loose the ice cream in the fray of flavors more…   [2 reviews]

Tags: chocolate  milkshake  edit
Cheeseburger at Mighty Fine Burgers, photo by JL1101
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Cheeseburger at Mighty Fine Burgers

10515 Mopac Expy N, Austin, TX, 78739
512-418-0444

Mighty Fine is the only way to go when youre in the mood for a burger and fries. The all natural, high quality beef is always cooked to perfection. Make sure to order with the crispy crinkle cut fries more…   [4 reviews]

Tags: cheeseburger  hamburger  beef  shakes  fries  edit
Veggie Burger at P Terry's Burger Stand, photo by silentmeow
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Veggie Burger at P Terry's Burger Stand

404 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 473-2217

In December P. Terry's was serving Gardenburgers as their veggie burger. I gave them an eight because they made them taste far better than the grocery store variety. In January they came out with their more…   [1 review]

Tags: gardenburger  veggie burger  burger  edit
French Fries at P Terry's Burger Stand, photo by laura
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French Fries at P Terry's Burger Stand

404 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 473-2217

Well, these are pretty good. In the age of the blanched, sweet fried spud, these are a good change of pace. Wouldn't go out of my way for them, though. more…   [6 reviews]

Tags: french fry  edit
doughnuts at Parkside Restaurant, photo by silentmeow
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doughnuts at Parkside Restaurant

301 E 6th St, Austin, TX, 78701

I am going to have to try these again because my doughnuts weren't even close to being as good as natanya's. They tasted as though they were fried with the seafood. Knowing that the pastry chef at Parkside more…   [2 reviews]

Tags: doughnuts  edit
fluke, lemon, almond at Parkside Restaurant, photo by natanya
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fluke, lemon, almond at Parkside Restaurant

301 E 6th St, Austin, TX, 78701

This amazing raw dish is the perfect combination of sweet fish, crunchy almonds, and zesty lemon. Even if you aren't a big fan of raw fish, I encourage you to try this dish because it's so very easy to more…   [1 review]

Tags: fish  raw bar  fluke  edit
Roasted Marrow Bones with Parsley Salad and Toast at Parkside Restaurant, photo by tom
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Roasted Marrow Bones with Parsley Salad and Toast at Parkside Restaurant

301 E 6th St, Austin, TX, 78701

I agree. This took a little while, but with good company and a little patience, it is well worth the wait. The marrow easily came out the other side as one large chunk of very rich goodness. One thing more…   [2 reviews]

Tags: marrow  bone  parsley  salad  toast  edit
Maguro Ceviche at Uchi, photo by laura
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Maguro Ceviche at Uchi

801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 916-4808

Tyson Cole's maguro ceviche - seared bluefin tuna with spring onions and crispy shallots in Vietnamese fish sauce and sesame oil – sets the culinary bar high. Top-notch quality ingredients, fresh fish, more…   [1 review]

Tags: bluefin  tuna  spring onions  crispy  shallots  maguro  sushi  ceviche  edit
Shag Roll at Uchi, photo by laura
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Shag Roll at Uchi

801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 916-4808

If you have never tried this roll you need to stop what you're doing and go straight to Uchi right now. The eel sauce they put on top of it is the perfect compliment to the roll itself. It's incredible! more…   [7 reviews]

Tags: sushi  edit
Coffee & Eggs Dessert! at Uchi, photo by silentmeow
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Coffee & Eggs Dessert! at Uchi

801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 916-4808

I ordered this dessert for my husband's birthday because it sounded so inventive. It was more than inventive - it was incredibly delicious! Months later, my friends and I are still talking about it. The more…   [1 review]

Tags: dessert  edit
Cake Shake at Holy Cacao, photo by silentmeow
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Cake Shake at Holy Cacao

1207 S 1st St, Austin, TX, 78704
(512) 323-6671

This might just be my new favorite dessert in town (and I'm not even a cake fan). How can you go wrong with ice cream, milk, and cake balls blended together? You can't. It gives you a wonderfully grainy more…   [1 review]

Tags: milkshake  cake balls  cake  dessert  ice  cream  edit
Brass at Holy Cacao, photo by jacque
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Brass at Holy Cacao

1207 S 1st St, Austin, TX, 78704
(512) 323-6671

nutter butters peanut butter chocolate 'nuf said more…   [1 review]

Tags: peanut butter  chocolate  dessert  cake ball  edit
Cookie at Tiff's Treats, photo by bighousepink
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Cookie at Tiff's Treats

1806 Nueces St, Austin, TX
(512) 473-2600

I work in the Uptown area of Dallas, and my co-workers and I will sometimes order Tiff's Treats and have them delivered to ourselves on particularly stressful days, and they're just that - treats. They're more…   [18 reviews]

Tags: cookie  chocolate  chip  warm  delivery  fresh  dessert  edit
Box of Cookies at Cookie Lounge - CLOSED :(, photo by laura
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Divine Dish
Box of Cookies at Cookie Lounge - CLOSED :(

2222 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX, 78705
512.478.BAKE (2253)

Want to treat yourself (or someone else) to something really special? Head to Austin's Cookie Lounge, helmed by Mark Chapman (former executive pastry chef at the nearby Driskill Hotel) and order a homemade, more…   [1 review]

Tags: cookies  Belgian chocolate  vanilla  sweet cream  candied  ginger  oatmeal  Butterscotch  almonds  edit
Bring the Heath at Gourdough's, photo by silentmeow
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Bring the Heath at Gourdough's

1219 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX

This is big, fat donut with cream cheese icing covered in Heath bits. It is heavenly! What I love about Gourdough's is that that donuts are made to order, so they're served warm. You simply cannot beat more…   [1 review]

Tags: donut  doughnut  Heath bits  cream  cheese  edit

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