4_WholeFoodsWhole Foods:

Whole Foods is an Austin institution of amazing eats. The location at Sixth and Lamar is great place to bring kids for a healthy lunch or dinner. The top floor has a playground that is sure to entertain young ones and the patio is dog friendly! Don’t worry about a picky eater feeling left out because there is something for everyone, from tacos to sushi to sandwiches.

boyHarrison’s TIP: Head to the back of the Lamar location where you will find a BBQ joint. They smoke all their meat in-house and have homemade BBQ sauce. There is seating in the back as well. The chopped beef sandwich with a few pork ribs is my favorite.


TIP: Open daily 7 am -10 pm, coffee bar opens at 6 am, multiple area locations
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Book People:

Just across the street from Whole Foods is Book People. This quirky bookstore has everything from childhood classics to unique toys. The children’s book section has a playroom that is perfect for young school-age children. There is a cafe downstairs that offers a wonderful selection of coffee and pastries. Be sure to check out the calendar for storytime!

TIP: Open daily 9 am-10 pm

Both located within 300 ft of 525 North Lamar Boulevard.