Vegan Eats on the Drag

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If you are at or near UT Austin and looking to grab a bite to eat, head on over to the Drag — where Guadalupe Street borders campus. The Drag offers a mix of American, Asian, and Tex-Mex cuisines at prices even a college student can afford!

Vegan Breakfast Platter at Kerbey Lane

Kerbey Lane Cafe: Gotta love a 24-hour diner! Try the vegan queso (small $6.05), daily vegan pancakes (full stack $5.95), or the hippy burger ($5.75).  Vegan menu available online.

Madam Mam’s: Vegan options at Madam Mam’s are scarce (most dishes contain fish oil); however, they mark what’s vegan on the bottom of their online menu. Stick with the madam rolls ($3.50), tofu spring rolls ($4.50), noodle lord ($6.95), and pad macaroni with tofu ($6.95).

Mellow Mushroom: We highlighted Mellow Mushroom in our vegan pizza round-up. Try a mega-veggie specialty pizza (small $12.99) and sub in some Daiya.

The DragNoodles & Company: Noodles & Company is the newest vegan-friendly joint on the Drag. Order any bowl ($5.35) and add on some organic tofu ($2.39). My personal favorite is the Japanese pan noodles. Vegan options are listed at the bottom of their nutritional guide.

Pita Pit: Staying late on campus? Pita Pit is open till 4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. They offer 4 different vegan pitas: garden, falafel, hummus, and spicy black bean ($5-6 each). Choose from their big selection of vegan toppings to create the perfect late night snack.

Austin’s Pizza: Austin’s Pizza serves vegan crust and sauce but you’ll have to eat it cheeseless, as their soy cheese contains dairy. Order a personal size pizza ($8.29) and jazz it up with 20 different vegetable toppings.

Jamba Juice: So many smoothies ($4-6) to choose from! Pair an apple cinnamon pretzel with a smoothie of your choice! Quick, delicious breakfast. Vegan menu available online.

Chipotle: Grab a veggie burrito, bowl, taco or salad ($6.25) and add guacamole to your order for free. Just avoid the pinto beans (contains pork) and the chipotle-honey dressing.

Hoa Hoa: Located inside the Dobie Mall, Hoa Hoa offers a variety of tofu and vegetarian entrees, many of which are vegan. I highly recommend the sesame tofu ($6.50).

Hai Ky Cafe: I love when restaurants indicate vegan options on their menus. Thanks Hai Ky! The #83 Bun Goi Cuon Tofu ($7.25) is awesome and big enough to share with a friend.

Veggie Heaven: Last, but certainly not least, is Veggie Heaven. Almost everything on the menu is vegan and entrees range from $5-$8. The service is pretty quick for sit-down or take out. Enjoy your meal with a flavored bubble tea with soy milk ($2.50).


  1. Jojo

    Awesome map! I was just in Austin & I ate the pancakes at Kerbey Lane Cafe, they were great. Next time I really need to try Veggie Heaven, that plate of food looks goooood!

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