Stay Home and Order Delivery From These Popular Austin Restaurants

For a while, indoor and outdoor dining in Austin were shut down. Since then, residents have been able to visit some of their favorite restaurants in this bustling city. But if you aren’t yet comfortable with dining out, that’s ok. Most restaurants nowadays offer delivery either through their own driving staff or through food apps like GrubHub and DoorDash. Need some restaurant ideas for ordering out tonight? We’ve got you covered! Check out our top restaurant picks for delivery now. 

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1. ALC Steaks

Popular steakhouse in Downtown Austin currently offering delivery services so you can enjoy their savory dishes at home

ALC Steaks offers delicious steak plates like the Tomahawk for Two, which is pictured above. Image courtesy of Yelp

1205 N Lamar Blvd. | Downtown Austin | alcsteaks.com

Located at 12th and Lamar, ALC Steaks is a popular destination for enjoying sizzling slabs of steak. Right now, you can dine in at this popular steakhouse and enjoy its upscale ambiance and superb service. That said, if you prefer to stay at home until the pandemic is over, you also have the option of ordering delivery from ALC Steaks. The quality is still the same, and you don’t have to get dressed up to go out!

ALC Steaks offers a large dinner menu filled with appetizing meals like the Seared Ahi Tuna, Buffalo Style Grilled Lamb Chops, and Canadian Lobster Tail. Their Ribeye, Filet Mignon, New York Strip, and T-Bone steaks can be topped with some of the restaurant's signature sauces such as the Maker's Mark Bourbon and Jalapeno Horseradish. All of this and more can be delivered right to your doorstep!

“I had the 12oz Ribeye with a loaded baked potato. We also tried the grilled tomato and onion salad and the clam chowder. Steak was cooked perfectly and was so good. The clam chowder was a pleasant surprise and was really really good. Every time we come here whether for dinner or happy hour it is outstanding.” - Yelp Review

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2. Habanero Mexican Cafe

Well-known family-owned Mexican restaurant known for its all-day breakfast specials

Every meal starts off with some chips and salsa. Image courtesy of Yelp

501 W Oltorf St. | South Austin | habanerocafe.com

For over 20 years, Austin residents have flocked to Habanero Cafe for its flavorful and authentic Mexican dishes. The cafe has been featured in numerous publications for its breakfast tacos, in particular. Once you try a taco or two, you’ll definitely agree with the sentiment! Habanero Cafe offers special breakfast tacos filled with potatoes, eggs, bacon, chorizo, and beans! Side dishes and sauces are available to help complete your meal. Along with their famous tacos, Habanero Cafe also offers nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and Tex-Mex specialties! 

“What a wonderful family business!! And delicious order made fresh! I've been here 3 times in one month (I don't live close) and not one time disappointed. It's only take-out due to Covid-19 but that's ok too! I eat in my car (a great way for a time out). Food quality is as good (or great) as a 5-star restaurant. Some of the Best Mexican Food in Texas for sure.” - Yelp Review

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3. Veracruz All Natural

Mexican food truck serving tacos, quesadillas, and other classic Mexican dishes

Photo of Veracruz All Natural - Austin, TX, United States
Treat yourself to some delicious Mexican food from Veracruz. You deserve it. Image courtesy of Yelp.

2505 Webberville Rd. | East Austin | veracruzallnatural.com

Veracruz All Natural is another popular Mexican restaurant among Austin residents. Right now, the restaurant is only accepting orders for takeout or delivery. But along with its regular brick-and-mortar restaurants, Veracruz also offers a food truck at Littlefields for people in need of a quick bite. 

As for the food selection, you have a wide array of choices to pick from. If you’re in the mood for tacos, we recommend ordering a couple of Chile Relleno tacos. This vegetarian taco is stuffed with fresh queso fresco, egg, and avocado. The Barbacoa tacos are also popular among guests, and can be made from either homemade corn tortillas or locally-made flour tortillas. Veracruz is also known for its fine selection of smoothies made from organic almond milk and fresh fruit! Whatever you order, you are sure to be satisfied with your meal.

“This place is elite. E-LITE. I visited the food truck version but I'm sure the food is amazing at every location. I got tacos de pastor, veggie, and one of the breakfast taco options with chorizo. I also got a watermelon Agua. Man...everything was phenomenal. Seriously amazing.” - Yelp Review 

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4. Kome Sushi Kitchen

Trendy sushi spot known for its stylish interior and inventive plates

The dish pictured above is called the Yaki-Onigiri. You’ll find dozens of interesting and savory dishes on Kome Sushi Kitchen’s menu. Image courtesy of Yelp.

5301 Airport Blvd. Suite 100 | Austin | kome-austin.com

If sushi is what you’re craving, then pick up the phone and order a meal from Kome! Indoor dining may be closed for this restaurant, but it is open and ready to offer curbside takeout or delivery for its hungry customers! 

In addition to its extensive sushi selection, Kome also offers home-style Japanese meals, ramen, and traditional Japanese snacks like Pocky and Takoyaki chips. Catering trays are also available for large households. 

“We love Kome! We are so glad we live nearby and are regular customers. High quality sushi and Japanese food - their Nigiri and Sashimi is super fresh. Really friendly staff. When my sister's family visited us pre-COVID, the waitstaff was very accommodating with her kids. During COVID, KOME has set up a really good curbside pickup system.” - Yelp Review 

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5. East Side Pies

Casual pizza joint where you can find some of the most delicious thin-crust pies in Austin

Stay in for the night and order a pizza from East Side Pies. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1401 Rosewood Ave. Suite B | East Austin | eastsidepies.com

We would be remiss to post a blog about ordering delivery and not including the ultimate staple: pizza! If you and your family members or roommates are in the mood for a slice of fresh, hot pizza, then you’ll love East Side Pies. This popular pizza joint is known for its specialty pies, which are all made with 100% whole milk mozzarella and a dash of romano. Vegan pizzas are also available upon request! 

Guests can either order a pizza topped with a special sauce a la carte or build their own! For people in the party who aren’t in the mood for pizza, East Side Pies offers pepperoni stromboli as well as a small selection of fresh salads. Dessert is also available for people with a real sweet tooth! 

“Delicious pie! Super thin crust makes the toppings pop. Got the Nicola and Greek salad. The picked jalapeños were spicy, the homemade meatballs full of flavor. The Greek salad was romaine lettuce, sharp feta, olives, generous for the price. Bonus the box has a thick paper layer so the box can be recycled. Will definitely order again.” - Yelp Review 

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6. Wholy Bagel

No-fuss bakery specializing in handmade New York-style bagels

Order some delicious sandwich bagels for the whole family. Image courtesy of Yelp.

4404 W William Cannon Dr. Suite P | Austin | wholybagelatx.com

Who knew you could enjoy authentic New York-style bagels in the southern city of Austin? Wholy Bagel successfully brings the delicious style of New York bagels right to your hometown city. No longer do you have to dream of flying out to the Big Apple to try its famous bagels! 

Wholy Bagels offers classic breakfast bagels filled with cheddar, garlic, poppy seed, and other delicious ingredients while being topped off with cream cheese. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches filled with fresh meats and vegetables are also available. Some of our favorites include the premium nova lox, warm turkey club, and raginrajin cajun! 

“I got an everything bagel with an inch worth of lox cream cheese!! Some people may say that an inch is too much, but it is exactly what I wanted. My girlfriend got a cinnamon raisin bagel with the perfect Goldilocks amount of blueberry cream cheese. The service was friendly, patient, and fast!  Overall, this is a great place to go for a vast variety of bagels and delicious cream cheeses.” - Yelp Review

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Since the pandemic, a growing number of restaurants in Austin have encouraged guests to order pick-up or delivery. It’s one of the safest ways you can support the local economy while staying safe. What do you plan on ordering for delivery next? Let us know!

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