Austin food

The last of my Texas trip recap, some of the foods I ate around Austin.

The Salty Donut (2000 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704)

These are the best donuts I’ve had in a long time. They are also very expensive donuts — around $4-$5 per donut making them premium donuts. The star-shaped donut is a churro donut stuffed with dulce de leche cream. The white cream donut is the horchata donut. The chocolate donut is Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake.

the salty donut austin

Jack Allen’s Kitchen (3600 N Capital of Texas Hwy Building D, Austin, TX 78746)

Cuisine: American

We realized during our trip, we did not visit many chain restaurants exclusive to the area. This was a really good country-fried steak, not too heavy.

country-fried steak

Country-fried steak

Breakfast tacos are a Texan thing

Here are a couple of places we had breakfast tacos. Apparently, breakfast tacos are the go-to breakfast choice in Texas like how for me, fruit smoothies are mine. But to be honest, HomeState Tacos in LA are still better and it is owned by a Tejana. Plus they cost the same in either state.

Veracruz All-Natural (Inside the LINE hotel 111 E Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78701)

breakfast tacos

Torchy’s Tacos (1822 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704)

I put my hand over the breakfast for reference.

Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurant (The Village at Westlake, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy K, Austin, TX 78746)

Cuisine: Tex-Mex

The question I kept asking my foodie friend was “what is Tex-Mex?” She didn’t know what Tex-Mex is either. There is a lot of Mexican food in California, but I never hear it called Cali-Mex. Also in California — namely Southern California — I believe Mexican food varies by region. But I’ll go over that another time. Back to Tex-Mex, yellow cheese is what indicates Tex-Mex because that’s cheddar. In Mexico, they use white cheese like Cotija, Chihuahua, Oaxacan, and Manchego. Cumin is a spice commonly used in Tex-Mex, while Mexican food uses chile peppers, cacao, oregano, epazote, and cilantro.

Left: Fajitas and queso. Right: I believe enchiladas?

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