Bars and restaurants in Austin are closed for dine-in service, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit in a corner and eat beans out of a can until you forget what plates look like. You can still order takeout and delivery - and help support a lot of businesses while you do it. If you need some ideas, here are a bunch of places that are perfect for everything from a Big Night In to When You Want Barbecue But Smoking A Brisket Is Hard. Scroll down for all the spots (organized by situation), and stay tuned for updates.
For restaurants offering delivery and takeout for the first time and serving new specials, read our guide to Austin Restaurants With New Takeout & Delivery Options.
When You Want Tacos But You’re Totally Out Of Tortillas
Vaquero Taquero’s al pastor tacos on handmade corn tortillas are what put them on the map. But it’s the excellent breakfast tacos - especially the bacon, egg, and cheese (with the cheese crisped up on the griddle first) - that are what we wake up in the middle of the night thinking about. You can order online or call (512) 366-5578 to pick up at their window or they’ll bring it out to your car. They’re working on getting delivery going too.
Nixta Taqueria is accepting online and phone-in orders at (512) 551-3855 for curbside delivery of tacos, beer, and natural wine. There’s even a new special on the menu that you should probably order: chips, salsa, and duck-fat refried beans. While you’re at it, get some extra homemade heirloom corn tortillas.
Family-run Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop is an East Side staple that’s been around since 1962, and it’s now operating as a drive-in. Park your car and a server will take your order (no phones). They’re also accepting walk-up orders and selling toilet paper, bleach, and paper towels as add-on items, as well as tortillas by the dozen.
All six Austin locations of Tacodeli are offering takeout and curbside pickup, with expanded hours (open until 8pm. You can order online or call in to the individual location. And if you’re anything like us, you should order some extra doña sauce to keep around to slather on anything and everything else.
We usually go to Mi Madre’s for the very good breakfast tacos and the full bar, but now we can enjoy all of that at home. The restaurant has become a to-go operation, and they’re selling beer, wine, and margarita kits that come with triple sec, tequila, their house-made margarita mix, and a lime.
When You Want Something Affordable
The butcher shop at Dai Due remains open, and the restaurant has a new to-go menu with the cheeseburger, wine to go, bread, organic produce bundles. and more (check their Instagram for the latest menu). Call (512) 524-0688 to place a to-go order.
All the pasta at Patrizi’s is fresh, so it’s going to be better than that dusty box of penne in the back of your pantry. They’re running a takeout operation with a more limited menu than normal, but there isn’t anything over $13.
Both locations of Home Slice (South Congress and North Loop) are open for take-out. Call in, order online, walk-up to the takeout windows. There are affordable sandwiches and salads, and a basic medium pie is $16. You can save the boxes and build a fort (but you should really just compost them).
Ramen Tatsu-Ya used to not sell noodles to go, but for the first time ever, all three locations now accept to-go orders that can be placed online. Ramen starts at $10.
Downtown restaurant Italic is offering $10 pizzas, carry-out only. You can order online.
Daruma Ramen closed its downtown location and reopened at 4917 Airport blvd (in the old Kome and Sa-Ten space). Ramen starts at $10.
Taking the idea of delivering smiles to a new level, Emoji’s Grilled Cheese truck is up and running with online ordering available for delivery. There’s a full menu of grilled cheeses and melts to satisfy even the cheesiest of palates.
When You Want Barbecue But Smoking A Brisket Is Hard
Don’t socially distance yourself from smoked sausages if you don’t have to. East Austin barbecue trailer Micklethwait Craft Meats is take-out only with new extended hours - 11am-7pm - which means you can now have barbecue for dinner. Call (512) 791-5961 to pre-order, or use Favor for delivery.
The meat whisperers at Franklin Barbecue are now offering online ordering and same-day curbside delivery to your car. Ostensibly, you’re supposed to park in their parking lot, but the end result seems to be a fair bit of traffic on E 11th Street. There’s a $50 per order minimum. The breakfast taco trailer is currently closed.
South Austin’s LeRoy & Lewis is doing parking lot service, and you can call in your order at (512) 945-9882. You can also pre-order online 24 hours in advance, including family packs like a Barbacoa Crunchy Taco Kit (with 10 crispy corn taco shells). On Wednesdays, they’re giving out free Frito pie to the service industry. They’re open for lunch and dinner.
Central Austin barbecue spot Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew is taking online orders with curbside pickup - or you can call (512) 380-9199. They’ve got all the smoked meats, family packs that feed four to six people, desserts (including banana pudding), and (maybe most) importantly: six-packs of beer to go. They’re also open for dinner.
La Barbecue is serving a full menu and taking orders via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or over the phone at (512) 605-9696 for same-day pick up. They also offer pre-orders online with three days advance notice.
When You Want To Have A Big Night In
Southern/Asian restaurant The Peached Tortilla is offering curbside pickup and online ordering with a menu featuring family meals that feed two to four people. There’s even “end of the world toilet paper” for $2. The Peached Tortilla is also offering separate delivery of large-format dishes like Shredded Pork Enchilada Casserole and Coconut Curry & Roasted Chicken.
Uroko is offering a 12-piece sushi omakase for $45 with miso soup for pickup or delivery.
The bakery/beer hall Easy Tiger is operating a drive-up window at the Linc location. Order online, check in at the drive-thru, park your car, and they’ll put your order in the trunk. There’s a limited menu that includes salads, sandwiches, bread, and pastries. There are also family-style meals with options like a grill pack (four bratwurst, plus two baguettes, sauerkraut, and beer cheese) and a sandwich pack (two levain boules, one lb pastrami, and potato salad). They also have delivery.
Kemuri Tatsu-ya is taking online to-go orders, and their abbreviated menu includes new dishes like gochujang pepper rubbed ribs, miso cornbread, and a half smoked chicken.
The boutique grocery/all-day-cafe Epicerie has a limited menu for curbside pick up or free delivery (within five miles). The restaurant is also doing family meals for four, as well as grocery, cheese, and charcuterie. All beer and wine is 20% off. Call (512) 371-6840 or email email@example.com.
Uchi has curbside pickup with a more limited menu that includes sushi, sashimi, rolls, and hot food. Wine, sake, and beer is 25% off.Call (512) 916-4808 to place your order. Uchiko is currently closed.
For the first time ever, Fonda San Miguel has a to-go curbside menu. The menu has large-format dishes, like pork chops for two or four people, rotisserie chicken, mole, and cochinita pibil. You can also buy wine to go. Call ahead at (512) 459-4121
South Austin Tex-Mex diner Joann’s Fine Foods has call-ahead curbside pickup and large format family packs that feed four, including enchiladas and chicken fajitas. Call (512) 553-6015.
Fukumoto is changing things up a bit and switching to what they’re calling “Fuku-Chan Bento” - with a menu featuring sushi and bento boxes. It’s takeout only with curbside pickup available. Call (512) 770-6880.
When You want to stock your kitchen
In addition to their usual selection of meats to-go, Dai Due is now offering a daily selection of menu favorites, household essentials (like eggs, milk, or cheese) and local fruit and produce bundles. They’re currently operating daily from 12-8pm. Grabbing some steaks for later? Make sure to snag a bottle of wine or a six-pack to keep it company.
Got plenty of mac, but having trouble finding that cheese? Antonelli’s Cheese Shop has no shortage of supply. Order online or by phone (walk-ups won’t be accepted) for a curbside pickup order. We also suggest trying their cheese tasting in-a-box kits if you want to spice up your 14th night in a row staying in, and find out the real difference between brie and camembert.
Japanese market Asahi Imports is currently operating under limited public shopping hours (10am-3pm) with curbside orders available until 5pm - hours vary day by day, so check their Instagram for the latest updates. Be sure to also pick up a couple of ready-made onigiri for a quick dinner, if you don’t finish them on the drive home first.
Steak lovers, rejoice. At Salt & Time, you can still grab your favorite steaks to-go from 11am-8pm daily, in addition to plenty of other menu items. If your local grocery store still has a line around the corner, Salt & Time has plenty of locally sourced eggs, and milk, and produce. And we can’t forget about their biggest staple - meat. The butcher shop will remain open from 10am-8pm, with an extra hour starting at 9am for the elderly and immunocompromised to safely shop.
If you’re having trouble finding flour for your new sourdough bread making hobby, Foreign & Domestic is carrying bulk staples like flour, eggs, butter, and sugar, in addition to their curbside lunch and dinner offerings. Order online or by phone, and pull your car up to the front door for some farm-to-window supplies.
If you’re ready to treat yourself to a little wine and cheese while you finish off those last episodes of Love Is Blind, Swedish Hill is offering smoked fish, cheese and charcuterie boards, as well as fresh baked breads and pastries.There’s also a whole pantry section with things like stock, canned tomatoes, butter, and cookie dough. Check their website for the most up-to-date menus then place an order over the phone for curbside pickup from 11am-8pm daily. Last we checked, they also had sourdough starter available.
In addition to a limited food menu, Sour Duck is offering a selection of staples from local farms and gardens, including avocados, eggs, milk, and a good variety of fresh fruit, all available 11am-8pm, Wednesday-Sunday. Don’t forget to add a copy of The Odd Duck Almanac to your order. A new cookbook will come in handy for all the cooking you’re doing now.
If you live out on the Southwestern fringes of Austin, or just happen to be making the trek out to pick up some great beer, stop by the Jester King country store for everything from yeast, cornmeal, and flour, to onions and mushrooms. It’s important to note: the goats are not for sale.
Texas French Bread is about so much more than just bread (though they do that exceptionally well, of course). With eggs, coffee, flour, milk, chicken, and cheese, you’ll have just about everything you need to accompany the large selection of breads and pastries they have available for takeout. Currently open Wednesday-Friday from 10am-2pm, and 9am-2pm on the weekends.
In addition to a limited food menu, Easy Tiger’s Linc location is now offering kitchen staples like eggs by the dozen and butter by the pint, in addition to their wide selection of freshly baked breads. And if you finally have the time to try your hand at baking bread like you’ve always wanted, pick up some of their sourdough starter and a five pound bag of flour and give it a go.
If you’re looking for something a little fun to accompany your essentials, Epicerie’s Epic Survival Kits are now going to include a wide range of extras, from cookie dough and fresh pasta, to salad dressings and house-made yogurt. You know, in case you’re sick of Oreos and ranch dressing by now (not together, we’re not monsters). Of course, they’ll also come stocked with the essentials you need in the kitchen, like produce, meat, and coffee.