Eating healthy has never tasted so good! We are so grateful for Austin’s commitment to fresh, quality foods that taste delicious and leave our bodies feeling refreshed. But we have all experienced the struggle of eating healthy when we’re on a time crunch at lunch time.
That’s why we compiled this guide of some of our favorite spots to grab a quick and healthy lunch in Austin! Whether you’re on your way to class or an important meeting, these options allow you to fuel your body and make it on time.
This healthy spot is an Austin favorite for its bohemian vibes and delicious eats. Flower Child offers bowls, grains, greens, and wraps made with additive-free proteins and farm-fresh ingredients. Each dish is convenient for a grab and go lunch and pairs perfectly with a flavored lemonade, kombucha, or organic wine or beer!
True Food Kitchen lives up to its name! This restaurant ensures all of its craveable dishes and drinks work to increase the longevity of our people and planet, so you can guarantee quality and sustainability by eating here. Every ingredient is carefully selected and hand-crafted to give guests healthy eats full of flavor!
If you are looking for a clean and healthy lunch in Austin, Vinaigrette will satisfy your needs! Not only does eating fresh and healthy food make you feel good, but something about the ambiance in the shop really just enhances your happiness. With both indoor and outdoor seating, Vinaigrette has space for you and your co-workers on your next lunch break!
Serving Austin since 2000, Bouldin Creek Cafe has made a name for itself with fairly priced, wholesome vegetarian and vegan food as well as tasty beverages. This bohemian cafe offers an award-winning veggie burger, fresh salads, and vegan-friendly breakfast served all day that are perfect options for a quick bite! Plus, be sure to grab a coffee while you’re there, as they offer locally roasted, organic, and fair-trade coffee drinks.
Everything at The Well is prepared fresh for the ultimate healthy lunch. The interior is so stylish that you will be raving about this place to your friends! With tons of gluten-free options, The Well has something for everyone. We suggest pairing your healthy lunch with one of their delicious cocktails!
If you’re near the University of Texas campus, stop by CAVA for delicious and convenient Mediterranean dishes. CAVA offers flavorful and customizable grain bowls, salads, and pitas in a healthy fast-casual restaurant environment that pair perfectly with their house-made juices and other local treats.
Bento Picnic specializes in deliciously healthy Japanese food. You really can go wrong with anything on the menu. From curry to their signature bento box, you are bound to be delighted with any choice you make. Be sure to check out the uniques beverage options they offer!
Needing some green? Look no further! Sweet Green is a locavore-friendly chain offering salads and bowls with grains, greens, proteins, and other vegetables, fruits and dressings. Choose from one of their signature combinations or create your own with locally-sourced ingredients for a quick and healthy lunch in Austin.
Picnik features an entire menu that is gluten-free, soy-free, and peanut-free with clear callouts for other allergens like eggs and dairy for those with food sensitivities. So if you’re in a time-crunch, this is the perfect option for a stress-free ordering experience. Plus, all of the food is 100% scratch made using the best possible ingredients such as avocado oil, conscious meats, raw honey, and grass-fed butter.
JuiceLand offers a plethora of organic vegetable juices and superfood smoothies that taste as
good as they feel all across Austin. If you’re looking to supplement a smoothie for a meal, Juiceland smoothies have all the nutritions for just that! They also have pre-made sandwiches, quinoa bowls, and acai bowls for those looking for something more filling.
This fast-casual spot began in a small kitchen and has expanded to be an Austin favorite. Honest Mary’s offers honestly good ingredients in every build your own bowl, beautifully designed restaurants, and genuine hospitality that will make you feel right at home! Plus, they know the struggle of trying to eat healthy when you’re on the go, so their entrees are designed to meet this need for their guests.
Conscious Cravings will change the way you think about vegan food. With vegan wraps, homemade sauces and dressings, seitan chimichurri, pan seared tofu, fresh fruit smoothies, and salads, you’ll quickly fall in love with these healthy lunch options, both for their convenience and for their tastiness!
Finally, a drive-thru with healthy options! Baby Greens is your one stop shop for a healthy lunch consisting of various salads and wraps. This black-owned business has plenty of options for your healthy food cravings. The Asian salad is a fan favorite, so we suggest pairing that with their Agua Fresca for the perfect meal!
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