Allies, gather round. Time for a quick chat. Standing in solidarity with the queer community means showing your support in every way possible, which includes sitting down to eat at the LGBTQ+ owned restaurants around Austin, especially during Pride month! We scoured the city for the most delicious meals we could find that just happened to be made by glorious gay hands, and boy did Austin deliver. These are just a few of many LGBTQ+ owned restaurants in Austin you need to add to your foodie bucket list.
2401 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
If that meal above doesn’t look like heaven on earth to you, well, you must be vegan. Or crazy. Or both, possibly. Either way, it goes without saying that la Barbecue is a staple in Austin BBQ culture, sourcing only local meat and proudly owned by lesbian power duo LeAnn Mueller & Alison Clem.
514 Medina St, Austin, TX 78702
An East Austin delight that’s listed on Yelp as an LGBTQ+ owned restaurant, Fukumoto serves up tiny skewers of grilled meat and vegetables, bento boxes, and sushi rolls you’ll be thinking about long after you leave.
Today at work I learned that the owners of Jo’s are lesbians & they were drunk & got in a fight & broke up & one of the wrote this on the wall so the other one could see it when she opened the next day & they’ve been together since & they rewrite it whenever they repaint the wall pic.twitter.com/oWntMAh1GS
— nova (@jumexdedurazno) May 19, 2019
This iconic lesbian-owned coffee shop has the most storybook romance origin story. The South Congress location has a very picturesque “I love you so much” scrawled on the wall, apparently painted there by one owner for her girlfriend. Support gay coffee this pride and always!
3991 US-290 A, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Austin’s first locally sourced craft bakery is brought to you by the girls and the gays (couldn’t help it). This gay & woman-owned bakery in Dripping Springs is worth the Hill Country drive for its plant-based deliciousness.
105 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702
Powered by partners Adam Jacoby and Kris Swift, this chic little paradise draws coastal influence for its Mexican fare and has the best brunch vibes you can find in Austin. With $20 bottomless mimosas and $5 Micheladas, you’ll want to stay awhile.
3235 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Pull up a seat at Jacoby’s for a Southern meal you won’t soon forget. Enjoy farm-fresh classics in a communal garden setting.
2159 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
This South Lamar favorite coffee shop is serving up proud brews, healthy bites, and homemade pastries.