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Vegetarian Restaurants in Austin?

Madras Pavilion at Burnett and 183 is also 100% veg. Long time since I've been there.

If you're looking for authentic, avoid Clay Pit at 17 and guadalupe.

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Madras Pavilion
9025 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

Clay Pit
1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701

Sep 03, 2010
wbohrer in Austin

S-H Donuts in NE Austin

What she said. The owners are friendly, the donuts are fresh, and since I live right down the street and around the corner I've been waiting months for them to open, they were teasing us with the "Coming Soon" sign. I find them a little more dense than my favorites, Mrs. Johnson's, but they have nicer icing, more flavor, and it doesn't crack off. The kolaches are really tasty as well, and a bargain. For something like a dollar you can get a nice little sausage about the size of 3 vienna sausages, in a kolache roll, it's a tasty breakfast on the go.

Sep 03, 2010
wbohrer in Austin

Where to get home-grownish tomatoes?

And the reason tomatoes are so expensive here and tend to suck is it's the wrong soil and climate for them, too hot and too dry, and on the west side of town you have limestone a few inches under a layer of topsoil, on the east side, black clay. Not a lot of nutrients like you get up north in a true temperate zone. I miss Jersey tomatoes, but lately I've found some pretty decent ones at farmer's markets. I've tried growing tomatoes - back home, you spit a seed on the ground in the Fall and in the spring you have a farm. Doesn't work that way here.

South/Central Texas growing season is split, and shortened, you have to plant early, mid march, and again in september after the august heat and drought are over. On the other hand, it's HEAVEN for cheap melons of all kinds of varieties because it's hot enough to grow them well.

Sep 03, 2010
wbohrer in Austin

Where to get home-grownish tomatoes?

Wheatsville CoOp on Guadalupe buys local produce and the tomatoes that I find quite acceptable, almost as good as the ones from Boggy Creek Farm in East asutin and not nearly as expensive.

You're going to pay at least 1.99 to 2.99 for vine ripe local tomatoes. I won't eat anything else, not worth polluting my body with crappy tasting food.

Sep 03, 2010
wbohrer in Austin

Tino's Greek at The Triangle?

There's a Tino's on Guadalupe I think? Around the 30 block. But Greek and Milddle Eastern food in Austin sucks and is expensive, don't waste your money.

If you want insanely great Kabob, baba ghanouj, hummus, rice, road trip to Pasha in San Antonio. You can feed two big men on one plate of food for ten bucks. You'll be one of the few non-middle-easterner in the bunch, I believe the owners are lebanese but don't quote me on that.

Sep 03, 2010
wbohrer in Austin