Austin's 4 best spots to score affordable vegan food

The Vegan Yacht. | Photo: Alexis S./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 01, 2020.

Craving vegan food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable vegan restaurants around Austin, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.

1. Arlo's

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Topping the list is Arlo's. Located at 900 Red River St. downtown Austin, the food truck, vegan and vegetarian spot is the highest-rated low-priced vegan restaurant in Austin, boasting 4.5 stars out of 610 reviews on Yelp. 

The site has lots more information about Arlo's.

As to what the business is known for, "Arlo's serves vegan comfort food in a bistro style setting for the Austin nightlife scene," it notes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "Our food is designed to satisfy omnivores and herbivores alike."

2. Nadamoo!

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Next is Zilker's NadaMoo!, situated at 1701 S. Lamar Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 123 reviews on Yelp, the vegan spot, which offers ice cream, frozen yogurt, coffee and tea, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. 

The site has lots more information about NadaMoo!

"In 2004, we started making small batches of coconut-milk ice cream for our dairy-free friends and family in Austin," per the history section of its Yelp profile. "Pretty soon, word got around how creamy it was and, before we knew it, complete strangers were showing up on our doorstep with spoons!"

The business' signature items include "non-dairy ice cream, milkshakes, affogatos, espresso," according to the specialties section on its Yelp page.

3. Sundaze

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South Lamar's Sundaze, located at 4304 Clawson, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap food truck and vegan spot, which offers sandwiches and more, 4.5 stars out of 138 reviews. 

The site has lots more information about Sundaze.

Behind this business is owner Raine, a self-described foodie and fast food junkie with 10 years in the service industry.

"A menu that doesn't just have vegan options but intertwines the vegan diet into the fabric of our business," the business notes on its Yelp profile.

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "We have an amazing juicy chicken sandwich," it writes on Yelp in the specialties section. "Beside offering a vegan-version of the fried chicken breast, we also make all our in-house sauces completely animal-product-free."

4. The Vegan Yacht

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The Vegan Yacht, a food truck and vegan and traditional American spot in West Gate, is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 184 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5212 Manchaca Road to see for yourself.

We turned there for more about The Vegan Yacht, which opened its doors in 2010. 

Regarding signature items, "We offer healthy, organic and natural vegan burritos, bowls and Sammies," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.

This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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