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You know restaurant success is all about getting the word out to your community. But how? For people looking for their next food recommendation, word of mouth is still one of the best (and cheapest) way to make people interested. A positive review from a food blogger or a pic of your shrimp scampi from an Instagrammer could boost your restaurant's reputation.
As the city of Austin’s population has grown, so has its dining scene. Austin has always been home to authentic tacos and barbeque. But now, you can now discover a variety of different cuisines in the Live Music Capital of the World.
Keep reading to learn more about these 15 awesome Austin food blogs and uncover some of the best Texan recipes and restaurant recommendations.
A Taste of Koko
Austin Food Mag
Keep Austin Eatin’
The Austin Things
Eat With Clarity
Austin Food Blogger Alliance
Best hidden gems in Austin - A Taste of Koko
A Taste of Koko is one of Austin's top food and travel blogs, featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways since 2010. While this blog has tons of restaurant recommendations, we particularly love Taste of Koko’s recent post covering all the best dog-friendly restaurants in Austin.
Best restaurant recommendations - Austin Food Mag
Whether it is food trailers, brick-and-mortar establishments, or clandestine supper clubs, Austin Food Mag seeks to present hungry Austinites with reviews, news, and coverage to sate their appetites.
Austin Food Mag also features posts about the top food vendors at Austin City Limits (ACL) Festival, a music festival in Austin that offers many delicious dining options.
Best for a date night - Keep Austin Eatin’
Keep Austin Eatin’ is dedicated to honoring local restaurants, farmers, chefs, and their teams. This food blog works best through its app, which you can download for free to view Austin’s best dining experiences. One main category Keep Austin Eatin’ covers is Top Romantic Experiences – a guide to the coziest, most romantic restaurants Austin has to offer.
Best for music lovers - Food Fidelity
Food Fidelity is the perfect blog for lovers of food and music. It features family-friendly and mostly weeknight-focused modern soul food recipes all inspired by music. For example, they have a recipe called "Don't You Worry About A Thing" Tender & Delicious Instant Pot Country-Style Pork Ribs, inspired by the Stevie Wonder hit.
Best new restaurant finds - ATX Bites
ATX Bites is an Austin-based food and travel blog highlighting the writer, Shveta’s, favorite places to eat, drink, and visit in Austin. With guides on top new restaurants, where to drink wine, and the best bites all over the city, what more could you want?
Top “top-5” recommendations - Phat Phoodies
Phat Phoodies provides its readers with recipes, places, products, footnotes, and top-fives. Top-fives is a category dedicated to the best of the best in different categories, like the top 5 Austin ice cream spots. Beyond the “top 5,” this blog also writes Austin food guides, such as your guide to the best sandwiches and your guide to the best ramen spots. See – Austin has much more than just tacos and BBQ!
Best recipes for dietary restrictions - Evolving Table
If you like healthier recipes that still pack a ton of flavor, then that’s exactly what you’ll find on Evolving Table. On this website, you can filter all recipes by diet type (gluten-free, paleo, whole30…etc). With Evolving Table, you can cook the foods you love while keeping dietary restrictions in mind.
Most likely to save you from a touristy trap - The Austin Things
TheAustinThings.com is your go-to resource for the best things to do, restaurants to try, and places to stay in Austin. The authors personally try every single restaurant, activity, and hotel on the site, then share the best ones with you. They have a great article titled “25 Things To Do In Austin (That Aren’t Tourist Traps)” that is filled with restaurants and activities that are actually worth your while (and the read.)
Best user experience - Austin Monthly
Austin Monthly delivers a guide to the best of the city along with thought-provoking reads on all things Austin. If you’re looking for a media platform that will give you the same feeling as flipping through a well-written, detail-oriented magazine, Austin Monthly is your answer. This website is a phenomenal guide to all Austin has to offer.
Best Ultimate Austin Foodie Bucket List - Fearless Captivations
Fearless Captivations is an Austin-based lifestyle blog inspiring adventurous living with eats, travels, and celebrations. With compiled lists of local-recommended restaurants, this ultimate foodie list is your ultimate guide to eating your way through Austin. It even features a bingo card at the bottom of this post to help you keep track of which ultimate Austin restaurants you try!
Easiest recipes - Forking Up
The heart of the blog is this: if I can do it, you can do it. Forking Up is the spot for easy, inexpensive meals – with a variety of simple recipes from bacon corn chowder to Honey Dijon Pork Loin. Follow author Ashley along as she cooks her way through Austin.
Best for Texas newbies - ATX FYI
ATX FYI is a collective of creator Bianca Delmar’s Austin experiences. From the best taco shops to the best cocktail bars each list outlines what to order, along with the pros and cons of each spot.
And, you can subscribe to the ATX FYI newsletter to get notified when new content drops.
Best BBQ recommendations - Feastio
What happens when you mix a passion for travel with an appetite for incredible food? You get Feastio, a food and travel blog showcasing top dining experiences. On Feastio’s Austin page, you can find out where to eat and drink in Austin, read about the best restaurants, and explore the city's award-winning BBQ scene. Make sure to check out all their BBQ recommendations and reviews to stay on top of all the best BBQ in Austin!
Most likely to convince you to go gluten-free - Eat With Clarity
Eat With Clarity welcomes all types of eaters, but focuses on gluten-free recipes that are easy to make (and will have you reaching for seconds.) You can browse all of their recipes by diet type – this way, you can make your favorite dish while not worrying about dietary restrictions.
Best blog for the Austin community - Austin Food Blogger Alliance
Formed in 2011, Austin Food Blogger Alliance (AFBA) has over 100 active members blogging on a range of topics. With these numbers, AFBA has built up credibility in the community – you can trust that their recommendations and recipes will be just as good as they seem. Check it out to read about everything in the Austin food scene from brunch spots to food trucks.
From mouthwatering barbecue and Tex-Mex to gluten-free and healthy eating, these 15 bloggers showcase Austin's diverse and thriving food culture. Whether you're a foodie looking for new recipes and inspiration, or just someone who appreciates good food, these bloggers are a great resource. So, grab a bite to eat, and start exploring the vibrant food scene of Austin through the eyes of these talented bloggers.
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