Your guide to the 4 top spots in Austin's Holly neighborhood

Your guide to the 4 top spots in Austin's Holly neighborhood
Juniper. | Photo: Darren B./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 27, 2020.

Visiting Holly, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Austin neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an Italian and modern European spot to an Indian eatery

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Holly, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Juniper

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Topping the list is Italian, modern European and New American spot Juniper. Located at 2400 E. Cesar Chavez, Suite 304, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 358 reviews on Yelp. 

The business offers contemporary fare inspired by the cuisine of Northern Italy and the flavors of Texas.

Courtesy of owner Nicholas Yanes, the menu features items like baked paccheri topped with fried prosciutto, charred carrots with salsa verde and squid ink pasta. If you've got a sweet tooth, try the zeppola, Italy's version of the fritter and topped with powdered sugar. 

2. La Barbecue

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Next is food truck la Barbecue, which offers barbecue, sandwiches and more, situated at 2027 E. Cesar Chavez St. With 4.5 stars out of 2,371 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

The menu features meats like brisket, pork ribs and chipotle sausage, a variety of sides and more than a dozen sandwiches. Try El Sancho Loco, which is loaded with sausage, pulled pork and chopped beef, topped with pickled red onions and served on a potato bun. 

3. Shaman Modifications Body Piercing Studio


Piercing and jewelry spot Shaman Modifications Body Piercing Studio is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1901 E. Seventh St., five stars out of 356 reviews. 

This studio prides itself on attracting artists who are safety conscious and technically skilled, according to its Yelp page.

4. Kurry Takos

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Kurry Takos, a food truck and Indian spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 243 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2730 E. Cesar Chavez St. to see for yourself.

Mexican-style tacos made with an Indian twist are the specialty here, as are traditional Indian dishes like chicken tikka masala, grilled panner, kebabs and garlic goat.

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