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.
Jack Allen’s Kitchen (3600 N Capital of Texas Hwy Building D, Austin, TX 78746)
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.
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)
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)
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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Decligous Austin food share you.