Looking for the best places to grab a quick meal or snack between films, concerts and other festival events? Here’s your guide to make that decision easier:
Ready To Go
Starving with no time to wait for your food to be prepared? Head to one of these.
Royal Blue – Bodega-styled groceries with pre-made meals perfect to grab and go
Hoboken Pie – Jersey-style pizza sold by the slice
Voodoo Doughnut – Not a meal (unless its breakfast) but delicious doughnuts available at all times of the day and night
Healthier Fast Casuals
We all know that sometimes your body really just needs a vegetable during a festival. If you are trying to find a healthy choice, here are places that make it easy.
Flower Child – Great for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options
Sweet Green – Perfect when you really just want a fresh, crispy salad
Modern Market – An array of delicious meal options with a short wait-time
CAVA – Mediterranean-styled fast-casual made to order as you travel down the line
The Well – Quick and healthy with many customizable options making it vegan friendly
Arlo’s – Delicious vegan food truck
Ziki – food truck offering Greek cuisine with a hint of Mexican
Super Filling Fast Casuals
Looking for more bang for your buck? Here are some places to get a large quick bite.
Happy Chicks – This is the spot for the chicken lovers, open late
Velvet Taco – A wild variety of creative tacos, open late
Torchy’s Tacos – A range of delicious street tacos
Tacodeli – Actually started in Mexico, great for breakfast with vegan options
P Terry’s – Perfect when you need a quick burger with chicken and veggie options
Burger Bar – Thick, juicy burgers served through a window
Alta’s Cafe – Great array of breakfast and lunch options with a view that will make you want to stay longer
Need to appease a lot of different tastes in one stop? Try these different food court options.
Fareground – Enjoy food from a variety of restaurants – tacos, dumplings, sandwiches, anything your heart can desire – in a beautiful food court with a large patio.
Red River Food Court – Food trucks galore, including Simply Wow Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Chinese food, Ditty Dogs, Bar-B-Que Heaven, Grub House, Shawarma Point, Taste of India and more, open late.
Rainey Street Food Court – This is a variety of food trucks that occasionally changes out, but you can usually find burgers and Mexican cuisine here. There is also a mini doughnut food truck on the street, all open late.
To Hold You Over
Looking to curb your appetite through the next show? Try a juice and smoothie bar; both also sell snacks.
Juiceland – Indulge in an Austin original in the juice and smoothie world.
Nektar – A refreshing juice bar with health-boosting juice shots if you need a little immune support during the frenzy.
Loading up on caffeine? Here are some fun places to try.
Houndstooth Coffee – This spot is adorable with good coffee and chai
The Hideout Coffee House – Theatre and coffee, it’s a must try
Jo’s Coffee – Love the quick bites, coffee and frosé
Alfred at the Line – Get the iced vanilla latte
Juan Pelota Cafe – Coffee served in a bike shop? Welcome to Austin
Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge – Food, coffee and cocktails served up at a fun spot
Intelligentsia Coffee Shoal Creek Coffeebar – Caffeinate right off of the Shoal Creek Trail
Merit Coffee – This Seaholm spot has quite the vibe and roasts their own beans
Forthright – Specialty coffee and tea menu and also boozy drinks if you’re looking for an alternative fuel