A hidden classic gem in Austin serving local produce and hormone free meats is 34th Street Cafe. Open since 1995, this delightful cafe has remained a favorite among Austinites. Greeted with a smile for lunch or dinner, this place will immediately feel comfortable. Try the Shrimp Skewers and Grilled Eggplant with Fennel, Brussel Sprouts, White Bean Puree and Grilled Onions.
TIP: Open for lunch Mon-Sat 11am – 4pm, Dinner Mon-Thurs 5:30 – 9:30pm, Fri & Sat 5:30 -10pm. Take out is also available. Reservations online.
It’s hard not to feature 34th Street Cafe without mentioning their catering company. It’s nice to know there is are healthy choices for catering when you throw a large party with choices such as Belgium Endive Spears, Grilled Vegetable Strudel, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Walnut Pear Crisps.
TIP: Fill out the Catering Form online, or call 512.323.2000.
Down the street from 34th Street Cafe is Central Market, a local grocery store providing Austinites with healthy food since 1994. Their website hosts a special page of recipes ranging from beverages to entrees and has options for Vegan, Raw, Gluten Free and other dietary options. At their Lamar location, they also host a variety of cooking classes.
Both venues within 1/2 mile of each other at 1005 West 34th Street in Bryker Woods.
SPECIAL NOTE: The South Locations of Kerbey Lane and Wheatsville Coop are mentioned in another posting this month, and there are locations 1/2 mile from 34th Street Cafe.