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31 Delicious Austin Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

Nommin' in the Lone Star State.

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We recently asked BuzzFeed Community to share their favorite foods under $10 in and around Austin. Here’s what they said. Prepare your stomachs.


1. Chicken and waffles from Freddie's Place.

Price: $9.49

What you get: Golden fried chicken with two Belgian waffles, honey butter, syrup, and honey.

–Randy Allamon, Facebook

2. Cinnamon roll pancakes from Kerbey Lane Cafe.

Price: $6.75 for a full stack

What you get: Buttermilk pancakes with a cinnamon swirl and glaze.


3. The Johnny Hash from Biscuits + Groovy.

Price: $9

What you get: Three freshly baked buttermilk biscuits smothered in white pepper gravy topped with sausage, home fries, crumbled maple bacon, colby jack cheese, and chives.


4. A Blackout doughnut from Gourdough's.

Price: $4

What you get: A chocolate doughnut with chocolate icing, brownie batter, brownie bites, and chocolate chips... Maybe this should have been in the dessert section...


5. The Joey Rocha Plate at Joes Bakery.

Price: $9.29

What you get: Two eggs any style, pork carne guisada, potatoes, beans, sausage or bacon, and two tortillas.


6. The Don Juan Taco from Juan in a Million.

Price: $4.60

What you get: The perfect combo of potato, egg, bacon, and cheese in a tortilla.

—Carla Zamiska, Facebook


7. Mag Mud from Magnolia Cafe.

Price: $8.75

What you get: A concoction of black beans, queso, avacado, and pico served with chips and hot sauce.


8. Duck fat fries at Salty Sow.

Price: $5.50 during happy hour

What you get: Fries that have been cooked in duck fat and topped with an egg, accompanied by an insane béarnaise sauce.


9. A pretzel and beer cheese from Easy Tiger.

Price: $4–$8

What you get: A fresh pretzel served with a beer cheese made of a lager, sharp cheddar, and garlic.


10. Sweet & Sour Yodas from Ramen Tatsu-ya.

Price: $3.50

What you get: Fried Brussels sprouts tossed in apricot vinegar, curry spice.


11. Beet home fries from East Side King.


What you get: Deep-fried beets, Kewpie mayo, shichimi togarashi, and green onion.

Julie M.

12. Kimchi fries from Chi'lantro.

Price: $6.99

What you get: Choice of ribeye bulgogi, spicy pork, spicy chicken, soy glazed chicken or marinated tofu, caramelized kimchi, cheddar + monterey jack, onions, cilantro, magic sauce, sesame seeds, and Sriracha.

—Nadine Abdullat, Facebook


13. A döner kebab from Kebabalicious.

Price: $7.35–$9.15

What you get: Beef and lamb mixed with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, tzatziki sauce, and red sauce in a pita.


14. A vegan cheeseburger from Arlo's.

Price: $7

What you get: A homemade patty with seitan bacon, melted cheese, vegan mayo, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles on a whole wheat bun.


15. A slice of pizza from Home Slice Pizza.

Price: $ 3.25–$3.75

What you get: A New York–size pizza slice with toppings that change daily.


16. A grilled cheese from Sweet-n-Cheesy.

Price: $4.99–$8.99

What you get: The best grilled cheese you'll ever have.


17. Chicken wings from Tommy Want Wingy.

Price: $6.25

What you get: Five chicken lollipops of your choice with veggies and dressing.


18. Pho from 888 Vietnamese.

Price: $6.25

What you get: A wonderful soup with veggies and your choice of meat.

—Hazel Sharpe, Facebook

19. The Lano Pablano Burger from Hopdoddy.

Price: $8

What you get: Angus beef, pepper jack, roasted poblano chiles, apple-smoked bacon, and chipotle mayo on a bun.


20. The chicken avocado cone from The Mighty Cone.

Price: $5.95

What you get: Fried chicken, avocado, mango-jalepeño slaw, and ancho sauce in a tortilla.


21. The bahn mi from Tam Deli.

Price: $4.95

What you get: Pork, pickled vegetables, and mayo on a homemade French roll.


22. A Philly cheesesteak from Hoody's.

Price: $5.25

What you get: Grilled rib-eye steak, mushrooms, onions, and peppers on a roll.


23. The Democrat from Torchy's Tacos.

Price: $4

What you get: Barbacoa topped with avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, onions, and lime on a corn tortilla.

—Barbara Cassidy, Facebook

24. Falafel from Halal Bros.

Price: $4.99

What you get: Fresh falafel over rice.

—Hamdiya Akbar, Facebook

25. A Cheeseburger from P. Terry's.

Price: $2.60 (not a typo)

What you get: 100% all-natural black angus beef patty and American cheese on a bun.

—Amelia McBrayer, Facebook

26. Any sub from ThunderCloud.

Price: $4.89–$6.69

What you get: A sandwich of your choice with meat sliced to order on homemade bread. Don't forget the Thundersauce!

—Jessica Moore, Facebook

27. A brisket sandwich from Franklin Barbecue.

Price: $10

What you get: Their famous sliced brisket on a bun.

Javier Moreno


28. A slice of pie from Royers Pie Haven.

Price: $4.75–$5.25

What you get: a slice of glorious pie, for example, their Buttermilk pie has "Lots of sugar to cover up that awful buttermilk flavor!"


29. An ice cream-cupcake mixing at Amy's Ice Cream.

Price: Around $5 for a small

What you get: A generous portion of ice cream with a fresh cupcake mixed in.

—Desy Quintanilla Garza-Tron, Facebook

30. A Snow Cone from Sno Beach.

Price: $2.50 for a small

What you get: A snow cone topped with your favorite flavors from horchata to blueberry. Add cream for extra flavor.


31. A Gimme S'More Sundae from Cow Tipping Creamery.

Price: $3.50 for a small

What you get: Their famous soft serve topped with toasted marshmallows, chocolate chips, graham cracker, and chocolate sauce.

—Maya Hughley, Facebook

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