10 Best Farm-To-Table Restaurants In Austin, Texas

farm to table restaurants in austin

The capital city of Texas, Austin is well known for its unmatched live music scene. With iconic music festivals and events, this live music capital of the world has no shortage when it comes to entertainment and outdoor activities. However, a successful trip to the state capital is incomplete without savouring Tex-Mex cuisine and the Texan barbecues. With a number of food trucks and cafes lining up the streets, Austin offers plenty of options to taste the best of local produce and Texas-influenced fare. Here is a list of the best farm-to-table restaurants in Austin, that serve farm-fresh grub and deliver the perfect dining experience.

1. Barley Swine

Soft egg, sweet potato, bluefoot mushroom, jasmine, soy, capers, mustard seed
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Barley Swine features seasonal American fare inspired and produced by the region’s local farmers and ranchers. With a rustic setting and exquisitely prepared unique dishes, Barley Swine offers an optional chef’s tasting experience that should not be missed. The restaurant features Swine time, which is its own rendition of happy hour offering food and drink specials.

Barley Swine

Address: 6555 Burnet Road, Suite 400 Austin, 78757

Website: Barley Swine

Opening hours: Sun, Tue - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Mon)

2. Casa de Luz

Started with a founding idea of living a good life, Casa de Luz serves vegan, organic and gluten-free meals in a serene ambience. The restaurant prides themselves in dishes made with love and offers daily menus that feature soups, salads and main plates. Casa de Luz is a must visit for anyone looking to refuel their bodies with healthy, nutritious, and delicious macrobiotic food in Austin.

Casa de Luz

Address: 1701 Toomey Road, Austin, Texas 78704

Website: Casa de Luz

Opening hours: 7am - 8.30pm (daily)

3. Contigo

Modelled after a Texan ranch, Contigo has been serving farm-fresh Texan fare in East Austin for over 30 years. With great food made from the freshest of ingredients, friendly service and lovely ambience, this restaurant offers the perfect setting to relax and dine ranch style. The restaurant also offers separate rooms and decks that are ideal to organize social gatherings and events for small- and large-sized groups.


Address: 2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723

Website: Contigo

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 12am; Sun: 10am - 2pm

4. Dai Due

Dai Due
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Located in East Austin, Dai Due serves farm-fresh food that exhibits the culinary traditions and the quality of the produce of the region. From olive oil to draft beers, every dish on the restaurant’s menu is produced by the farmers, ranchers and fishermen of Texas. When it comes to flavours and aromas of the food served here, the quality is unique and unmatched.

Dai Due

Address: 2406 Manor Road, Austin 78722

Website: Dai Due

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

5. Eden East

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Located right next to a farm, Eden East offers an experience that features dining al fresco at community tables under a tree. The restaurant serves amazingly fresh food in a lovely setting that is perfect for creating timeless memories with your loved ones. The restaurant also features live music events every Thursday and can be booked for private parties and gatherings.

Eden East

Address: 755 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Website: Eden East

Opening hours: Wed: 9am - 1pm; Thu - Fri: 6pm - 10pm; Sat: 9am - 1pm, 6pm - 10pm (closed on Sun, Mon & Tue)

6. Emmer & Rye

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

With a goal to use as many local ingredients as possible, Emmer & Rye offers seasonal farm-fresh fare that includes small plates, entrees, pasta and desserts. Named after the variant of crop and bread, the restaurant offers a unique style of service with a menu that changes daily. The restaurant also features an expansive drinks menu that offers a wide range of wines, beers and cocktails.

Emmer & Rye

Address: 51 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

Website: Emmer & Rye

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5.30pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5:30pm - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

7. Komé Sushi Kitchen

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This sushi joint offers sushi and homestyle Japanese cuisine in a casual setting. Started by a Japanese couple, the restaurant features Japanese-style dining space and cuisine with recipes that represent their backgrounds in Japan. Their happy hour menu includes five dollar cocktails and sushi and is available from Mondays to Thursdays between 5 pm and 6 pm.

Komé Sushi Kitchen

Address: 5301 Airport Blvd, Ste 100, Austin, TX 78751

Website: Komé Sushi Kitchen

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm

8. Hillside Farmacy

Located in a building that was a drug store in the 50s, Hillside Farmacy serves fresh, local fare in a charming antique setting. With detailed decors, top-quality food and delish drinks, the restaurant is a favourite among local foodies. The restaurant also features a weekend brunch menu and weekday happy hour menu that offers half-price snacks and oysters and two dollars off of cocktails, wines, and beers.

Hillside Farmacy

Address: 1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

Website: Hillside Farmacy

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 9am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 11pm

9. Honest Mary’s

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Honest Mary’s serves you delicious grain bowls made with organic and sustainable ingredients from local farms in an airy, bright and roomy dining space. Their seasonal menu includes healthy bowls that are hand prepared with no usage of artificial ingredients, refined sugars or GMO oils. You can also choose to build your own bowl from a selection of naturally raised chicken, hormone-free steak, pokes, organic ingredients, veggies, toppings and sauces.

Honest Mary’s

Address: 9828 Great Hills Trail, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78759

Website: Honest Mary’s

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)

10. Jeffrey’s

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood, Jeffrey’s is an upscale fine dining restaurant that serves classic French and New American fare along with a swanky bar. Their menu includes a variety of excellent food ranging from crispy brussels sprouts to caviars served with sourdough blini. The restaurant’s happy hour runs from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm on all days and offers bar food at half price and two dollars off on all drinks.


Address: 1204 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703

Website: Jeffrey’s

Opening hours: 4.30pm - 11pm (daily)

Eat local

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With businesses that support local farmers and sustainable farming practices, the above list of farm to table restaurants in Austin pride themselves in serving locally grown, organic, fresh food on your tables. Take your pick and experience a fresh and delightful dining experience in the food truck capital of the country.

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