Channel Your Inner Foodie

These are some of Austin’s hottest restaurants this month!
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Tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater Austin always want to know: Where should I eat right now? What are the buzziest new restaurants? What haven’t I heard of? What’s everyone talking about?

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

Out in Round Rock, chef Jack Gilmore tackles his first new concept in a while, which is all about seafood. There are so many options to choose from, like the raw bar, tacos, fried fish, and a few land creatures (chicken, steak) thrown in for good measure.

2850 N Interstate 35
Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 351-9724


It’s dessert any time at Sprinkles’ first Austin location in the Domain Northside thanks to an all-hours cupcake vending machine. The Los Angeles-based cupcake empire offers long-time favorites and more unusual creations such as chai latte, banana dark chocolate, and triple cinnamon. There are gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free versions too.

3120 Palm Way
Austin, TX 78758

Pizzeria Sorellina

Apis applied its perfectly-executed techniques to its next-door casual pizzeria out in Spicewood, resulting in pies topped with like the maitake mushroom, which comes with both fermented and dried shiitake cream for extra depth, and a complete array of house-cured salumi.

3210 Esperanza Xing
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 829-7779

Ola Poke

Poke blows into Austin with the fast casual Hawaiian restaurant, where the marinated fish is available by the pound or in customizable bowls. Other Pacific Rim dishes include loco moco and spammy musubi. Guests can also fill up with hibachi-grilled meats and Korean fare.

23526 State Highway 71 W
Spicewood, TX 78669
(737) 222-6061

DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana

One of Nashville’s essential restaurants decided to expand over into North Shoal Creek, firing up Neapolitan pies in one of the four wood-fired ovens, alongside calzones, pizza desserts, and more. Everything is sourced from Italy.

8000 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 323-2426

Vigilante Gaming Bar

The Crestview newcomer Vigilante brings the power trio of food, drink and board games (more than 150 different titles) together. The food menu features hand-held faves like skewers, sliders, and cookies, while the beverage list highlights lots of a local beers.

Austin, TX 78752

Brentwood Social House

Brentwood Social House brings a touch of Britain with its community-focused cafe. Baker Sarah Olano is whipping up frittatas, tarts, all sorts of sweet and savory pastries, along with a breakfast pie.

1601 W Koenig Ln
Austin, TX 78756

Old Thousand

East Side finally gets a neighborhood-friendly Chinese restaurant, serving up family dishes with twists. Think creamy dan dan noodles, soothing rice congee, and spicy chongqing chicken. Even better: you can order almost everything for takeout.

1000 E 11th St Ste 150
Austin, TX 78702
(737) 222-6637

My Name Is Joe Coffee Co.

Chef Philip Speer’s trailer with a charitable purpose offers coffee and a few breakfast faves like toasts and oatmeal downtown. Speer set up the trailer as a way to help those who struggle with similar dependencies. The Airstream employs people in recovery, and a percent of sales are donated to Comfort Cafe, a donation-only restaurant in Smithville run by residents of an addiction treatment center.

168 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701