Austin January 19, 2018
10 Austin Staples You Should Have Tried By Now
Austin is known for many things. This city’s live music, quirky festivals, and tangible energy make it one of the most fascinating places in America. Austin wouldn’t be what it is, however, without its decadent culinary culture. From breakfast tacos to creative Korean BBQ fusion, this city is brimming with iconic dishes. Get you hands on some of these magnificent eats. These are 10 Austin staples you should have tried by now.
1. Kimchi french fries from Chilantro BBQ
This rich, cheesy, and spicy indulgence is what dreams are made of. Comprised of crispy french fries, salty fermented vegetables and your choice of meat, Chilantro's kimchi french fries are an Austin staple for good reason.
2. Chips and queso
Whether you crave Kerbey Lane's cowboy queso or Torchy's Taco's classic dip, there's no denying this city's love for chips and cheese.
If you haven't tasted migas, get yourself over to a mom and pop taco stand pronto! This decadent breakfast dish, comprised of eggs, peppers, and tortilla strips, is often served all day long. It would be a crime to deprive someone of this epic deliciousness just because it's passed noon!
In Austin's barbecue scene, pork reigns supreme. You haven't lived until you've sunk your teeth into a piece of juicy, tender brisket.
5. Mexican martinis
This isn't simply a margarita. Mexican martinis kick it up a notch. Combine tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice. green-olive brine, and a splash of orange juice for a truly Texas treat.
Austinites are obsessed with these delicious Czech pastries. Savory or sweet, there's no denying the appeal of this irresistible treat.
7. Chicken fried steak
This gravy-laden delight is sure to put a smile on your face.
This sugary piece of fried dough will make you jump for joy, especially if it's from Churro Co. This Austin-based food truck makes churros like you've never had before. Covered in fresh whipped cream and decadent toppings, these treats are to die for.
9. Chicken and waffles
This unlikely combination may have you scratching your head, but don't knock it until you've tried it. Go ahead and smother it with warm maple syrup! It's even better that way. Austinites can taste this amazing dish at 24 Diner and Wild Chix and Waffles.
10. Fried avocados
Fried avocados are crunchy, creamy, and oh so delicious. Try one at Torchy's Tacos or Trudy's Tex Mex.
What’s your favorite Austin dish?