Food trailer offering meatless and dairy-free food using fresh produce from local area farmers. Serves burritos, taco salad, nachos, mac and cheese, and more. Open Mon-Fri 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm.

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187 Reviews

First Review by pjw2000


Points +86

22 Sep 2023

Good Stuff

Got the Nachos and the Mac & Cheese
Both were delicious!
went on 9/17/23 when visiting Austin

Pros: All Vegan, Delicious Vegan Comfort Food, Good Customer Service

Cons: not super easy to locate, not very big portions for the price



Points +34

21 Jul 2023

Great food, great service, fun spot connected to a bakery and bar!

Food trucks are the best! Great selection of vegan food, affordable pricing and great atmosphere. Always enjoy coming here!

Pros: You can get dinner, dessert, and a drink


Points +246

02 Jun 2023

Back as a food trailer

Tasty, fresh and affordable.

Pros: Quality, Yummy, Love the new spot


Points +486

26 Mar 2023

Hoping They Come Back

Sad I came to write this review and found out this spot closed!

The Peachy Texan Sandwich and BLTA Salad were super tasty and a great option while my co-workers ate bar snacks.

Visited June 2022

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-26


Points +528

31 Dec 2022

Nice place

It's unfortunate to see that this place has closed. We just ate there on our trip to Austin, must've been one of their last nights. It was packed so it seems like it was an Austin favorite. To be honest, the food was not the best, but the desserts were pretty good especially for being sweetened with dates. I hope they get a chance to open another place


Points +1356

09 Dec 2022

Awesome sandwich

I got takeout from this place while visiting in town. The cold cutz sun was amazing! The Mac and cheese balls were ok but not great.

Pros: Yummy sandos , All vegan!!! Yay!!!


Points +327

19 Nov 2022


Service was not that great. Food tasted a little bland but overall it wasn’t a totally wasted trip. Went with my mother in law and she was excited to have vegan food in the city. I wish the southern plate had a little more soul (seasoning 😅)

Updated from previous review on 2019-04-06


Points +404

10 Nov 2022

Pretty good quesadilla

Ok jackfruit quesadilla but could have had more flavor. Average side salad.


Points +96

30 Oct 2022

Slow but worth the wait

Very busy spot but VERY GOOD and worth the wait; weekend brunch is off the charts


Points +106

24 Oct 2022

Cheesecake saved the meal

I had the asian BBQ skewers, mac and cheese balls, and the philly cheesesteak and all were pretty bland, especially the mac and cheese balls. However, the tiramisu cheesecake was delicious! I really liked how it wasn’t overly sweet.


Points +77

Mostly Veg
02 Oct 2022

So good!

Best vegan restaurant I've found in the US. I miss so many foods since changing diets but this place satisfies my cravings 😋


Points +2470

27 Sep 2022

Still worth visiting

I first came here as a new vegan and wasn't impressed; however, I returned months later and thought it was pretty good.

It's one of the older vegan places here and while there are others I'd visit first (e.g. Citizen Eatery), Counter Culture is still worth a trip.

Pros: An established vegan spot, An actual sit-down restaurant in east Austin


Points +76

25 Sep 2022

Best Vegan Restaurant!

Absolutely fell in love with this restaurant during a weekend trip to Austin. Full menu of all Vegan food. Staff was super friendly and helpful. This is my favorite Vegan restaurant I’ve ever been to!


Points +583

11 Aug 2022

Cute place

We ordered the BLTA salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked Mac and cheeze, peanut butter banana bar with ice cream and turtle cashew cheezecake. Salad was tasty and a nicely sized portion. The pieces of tempeh bacun in it were smoky and delicious. Mac and cheeze was a little dry and bland but after adding some salt it was actually really yummy. Mashed potatoes and gravy were smooth and like home cookin. Good comfort food. The peanut butter banana bar with ice cream was a big hit with the husband! Butterscotch sauce added on top. The turtle cashew cheezecake had great texture but wasn’t sweet. Added some butterscotch sauce to that as well but even that wasn’t very sweet. I like my desserts a little sweeter. Mint ice cream was great. Lavender lemonade didn’t taste like lavender at all and was super sour. Same with the hibiscus tea and lemonade Arnold Palmer. Way too sour. Even adding 7 packets of raw sugar didn’t help it. Pucker up! Service was a tad slow but Callie our server was attentive and gracious. Cute turquoise interior.

Pros: 💯 vegan, Decent portions , Reasonable prices

Cons: Super sour lemonade, Sketchy area


Points +1087

20 Jul 2022

Cute and cozy

Friendly staff, extensive menu, indoor and outdoor seating. Food was good, and I would definitely go back again. This is my first meal in Austin, so hard to say how it compares. It was extremely warm inside, so that was unexpected. They had fans running, so that may be 100% normal😄

Pros: Great , interesting variety of options

Cons: No AC


Points +41

06 Jul 2022

Great vegan options

Great tasting comfort food friendly for vegans with lots of options. GF options too!

Pros: Tastes great, Kid meals for GF and vegan too

Cons: Food takes a while, it isn't fast food, GF tortilla chips have an unusual taste, Cashew queso was so-so


Points +48

25 Jun 2022

Definitely eat here!

Service was amazing and the food was great. The nachos were a definite standout. I would have added a photo, but we ate it all lol.

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-25

Pros: Great service!, Food was amazing!, Not generic vegan fare... fun interesting options!

Cons: Limited parking


Points +23

24 Jun 2022

Really yummy

Really good. Had a wide variety of foods. From fresh to fried. Even a raw vegan would have multiple options. Ordered the BLTA salad which was delicious and very well seasoned. Along with the artichoke dip and chips. The two drinks we had were an oat milk iced coffee (very rich), and an Arnold Palmer that was spectacular, it was hibiscus tea with some lavender lemonade. It gets pretty hot in summer though. But overall great for all kinds of veggie eaters. Not as expensive as other vegan restaurants.


Points +11

Mostly Veg
24 Jun 2022

Pretty hippie

This place was a little too hippie for me, our waitress was so sweet but was not into deodorant. The best item we ordered was the sweet potato queso which I thought was outstanding. I did not like my pastrami sandwich the seitan was a really strange flavor. I took it home and replaced it with my own Tempeh and then it was a good sandwich.

Pros: Cute cat art, Sweet potato queso, Great seevice

Cons: Run down vibe, Seitan seasoning was strange


Points +24

17 Jun 2022

Pleasant surprise in TX

I was so happy to stop at Counter Culture on my way to downtown Austin from the airport. It's right on the way. The food is great and diverse. The staff is friendly and the setting is out of the 70s, but I like that vibe. Make sure to give it a try when you're in Austin!

Pros: Tasty food, Friendly staff, Good food selection


Points +459

14 Jun 2022

Delicious food

Great service and really tasty food

Pros: Good flavours


Points +50

12 Jun 2022

Get the nachos

Went here for our last night in Austin and it was fantastic. The Eastside Nachos are maybe the best nachos I have had in my life (get them with the jackfruit & beans). Cool atmosphere, great staff, amazing food.

Pros: Amazing food, Friendly, attentive staff, Lots of art on the walls


Points +47

02 Jun 2022

Best Vegan Restaurant in US

Excellent food, choices and desserts. Great menus and beverages. Service is wonderful. From Alabama and this is our favorite restaurant in the entire US. #Veganuary

Updated from previous review on 2020-01-31

Pros: Many options, Excellent flavors. , Great beverage menu

Cons: None, None, None


Points +20

31 May 2022

Best of the best!

One vegan restaurant to rule them all.

Pros: Love their brunch!, Love their lunch!, Love it all!


Points +205

30 May 2022

Great first time

First time , I tried the beet burger and made it gf , had potato salad and black lentil salad, I forgot to add avocado to that , . Lavender lemonade was sour, but needed more Lavender flavor, was very fresh lemon juice flavor 😋 👌

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-30

Pros: Cat friendly decorative , Vegan gf , Nice service

Cons: May need face lift, No cash take place , Ego friendly more to go choices


Points +16

11 May 2022

Wonderful experience

A cool homey and community setting with a excellent Vegan menu selection.
Very flavorful and creatively prepared.
Excellent service overall.
Riley was friendly and so helpful (informed !) describing the ingredients and preparation of
the various meal options- especially for my 2 non-vegan close friends.
Fantastic, wish I have a restaurant like this in my neighborhood.


Points +524

22 Apr 2022

10 year high quality diner like goodness

Counter Culture has a wonderful, all plant based, diner-like menu. Everything is good. Seitan and fresh ingredients are their sweet spots. Highly recommend!

Pros: Nice outdoor seating area, Tasty diner fare, Very nice wait staff

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