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Quick Bites Between Shows

March 11, 2022
Sandwiches at Royal Blue

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:

Royal Blue

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

Flower Child

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

Torchy's Tacos

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

Fareground for Quick Meals

Variety Stops

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.

Coffee Shop

For Fuel

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

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