LA to ATX

Marcy Lara Estrada

It is no secret Austin, Texas is known for our food scene. Whether you are craving a vegan kolache for breakfast from Batch or a fresh pretzel from Easy Tiger’s award winning bakery, the options are unlimitedly delicious. Now, Los Angeles is trying to get in on some of the action by migrating fan favorite eats and west coast flair kitchens down south. Here are some swanky new places with a Hollywood feel and a 512 zip code.

Sweetgreen

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An establishment known for their wide variety of bougie and delectable salads, Sweetgreen has found a new home deep in South Congress. Even the place itself is decadent, with retro neon signs and a colorful eye-stopping mural. Sweetgreen will also soon open a second Austin location on Guadalupe Street, right across from the University of Texas Campus. 

SunLife Organics

Known for their superfood smoothies & fresh juices, SunLife can also be found on South Congress, as a part of the quickly expanding Music Lane development.  The ingredients used in their juices and smoothies are all organic or foraged, and SunLife also offers a variety of acai bowls and coffees. Born out of a lot of hard work and self-healing, SunLife is meant to love, heal, and inspire everyone who walks through their door.

Alfred’s

Los Angeles Coffee Shop Alfred Makes Its Austin Debut - Eater Austin

I cannot, cannot! recommend this place more. Alfred’s Coffee can be located inside the Line Hotel on Ceasar Chavez St. – meaning yes, you can sip on one of their world famous iced vanilla lattes while basking in the beautiful views of Town Lake. Austin is the only city outside of LA Alfred’s can be found, and has quickly become an integrated Austinite by collaborating with other Austin crowd favorites such as Fronk’s Milk to make their heavenly drinks.

Reunion 19

Made for the taco lover, Reunion 19 can be found in East Austin across the street from Flat Track Coffee. Created by 4 Los Angeles chefs – one of who was a semifinalist on Netflix’s The Final Table – you can trust the food served on your plate was curated to taste exquisite. Two of the chef’s, Christopher Haydostian and Esdras Ochoa, initially went to Mexico for research in aspirations of learning how to serve meals as delicious as the carne asada Haydostian consumed during his childhood in L.A. Tacos made from passion – what more could you want?