Austin's restaurant scene has grown by leaps and bounds in every direction. Leading the charge is a generation of female chefs ready to make sure that the heart of the Lone Star State is seen as a must-stop destination for foodies everywhere.
Callie Speer, owner of Holy Roller in Austin, Texas
Callie Speer, owner at Holy Roller
| Credit: Courtesy of Callie Speer

Open for delivery, takeout, and/or online orders

Andiamo Ristorante, 2521 Rutland Dr., Daniela Marcone, owner

Baby Greens, 1508 W. Anderson Ln., Sharon Mays, owner

Baguette et Chocolat, 12101 FM 2244, Bee Cave, Anne-lise Pham-dinh, co-owner

Brentwood Social House, 1601 W. Koenig Ln., Suzanne Daniels and Sarah Olano, owner

Buenos Aires Cafe, 1201 E. 6th St. and 13500 Galleria Circle, Reina Morris, owner and chef

Café Nenaí, 1700 Montopolis Dr.,Gladys Benitez and Elena Sanguinetti, owners

Capital City Bakery, 2211 E. Cesar Chavez St., Kristen Davenport, owner and chef

Casa Maria, various locations, Fatima Robles, owner

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 East 38 ½ St., Jennifer Marks, owner

Confituras, 2129 Goodrich Ave.,Stephanie McClenny, owner

Counter Café, 626 N. Lamar Blvd. and 1914 E. 6th St., Debbie Davis, owner

Crema Bakery, 9001 Brodie Ln., Jessica Forknerk owner and chef

El Alma, 1025 Barton Springs Rd., Alma Alcocer, chef and partner

El Mesón, 2038 S. Lamar Blvd., Marisela Godinez, owner and chef

Epicerie, 2307 Hancock Dr., Sarah McIntosh, owner and chef

Foreign & Domestic, 306 E. 53rd St.,Sarah Heard, co-owner

Franklin Barbecue, 900 E. 11th St.,Stacy Franklin, co-owner

Freda's Seafood Grille, 10903 Pecan Park Rd.,Freda Cheng, owner

Fresa's, 915 N. Lamar Boulevard and 1703 S. 1st St.,Margaret Vera and Tracy Overath, co-owners

Garbo's, 14735 Bratton Ln., Heidi Garbo, owner and chef

Gourmands Neighborhood Pub, 2316 Webberville Rd.,Tiffany Russell and Caitlin Shea, co-owners

68 Degrees, 2401 Lake Austin Blvd., Marion and Joan Gillcrist, owners

Home Slice Pizza, various locations, Terri Hannifin-Buis and Jen Scoville-Strickland, co-owners

Holy Roller, 509 Rio Grande St., Callie Speer, owner and executive chef

Jo's Coffee, 1300 S. Congress Ave. and 242 W. 2nd St., Liz Lambert, owner

Joann's Fine Foods, 1224 S. Congress Ave.,Liz Lambert, owner

Juice Society, online only, Danielle Sobel, owner

Julio's, 4230 Duval St., Estella Lucero, owner

Justine's Brasserie, 4710 E. 5th St.,Justine Gilcrease, co-owner

Komé Sushi Kitchen, 5301 Airport Blvd.,Kayo Asazu, co-owner

Kayo Asazu
Kayo Asazu, owner of Komé Sushi Kitchen
| Credit: Courtesy of Kayo Asazu

Kreyól Korner, 805 Stark St., Nahika Hillery, owner

La Barbecue, 2027 E. Cesar Chavez St., LeAnn Mueller and Alison Clem, owners

Launderette, 2115 Holly St.,Margaret Vera and Tracy Overath, co-owners

Lenoir, 1807 S. 1st St., Jessica Maher, owner

Lima Criolla, 6406 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd., #1550, Susan Osorio, owner and chef

Matt's El Rancho, 2613 S. Lamar Blvd., Gloria, Cecilia, Cathy, and Estella Martinez, co-owners

El Naranjo, 2717 S. Lamar Blvd., Iliana de la Vega, owner and chef

Las Palomas, 3201 Bee Cave Rd. #122, MariCarmen Dale, owner 

La Patisserie, 602 W. Annie St. and 7301 Burnet Rd. #102, Soraiya Nagree, owner and head baker

Parkside, 301 E. 6th St.,Jennifer Nguyen, executive chef

Picnik, 1700 S. Lamar Blvd. and 4801 Burnet Rd., Naomi Seifter, founder and CEO

Pieous, 166 Hargraves Dr.,Paige Kainer, co-owner

Poke Poke, various locations, Trisha Fortuna, co-owner

Polka Dots Bakery, 2826 Rio Grande St., Olga Lee, co-owner

Prohibition Creamery, 1407 E. 7th St., Laura Aidan, owner

Quality Seafood Market, 5621 Airport Blvd., Carol Huntsberger, owner

Sala & Betty, 5201 Airport Blvd., Teresa Wilson, owner and chef

Sawyer & Co., 4827 E. Cesar Chavez St., Lauren Shallcross and Mickie Spencer, co-owners

Sichuan River, 4534 W. Gate Blvd. #105, Cindy Zhao, owner

Skull & Cakebones, 3991 E. Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs, Sascha Biesi, co-owner

The Steeping Room, 4400 N. Lamar Blvd., Amy March and Emily Morrison, co-owners

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop, 1905 S. First St., Olivia O'Neal owner and baker

Sundaze, 4304 Clawson Rd.,Raine and Kara Hopper, co-owners

Tacos Guerrero, 96 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.,Yolanda Guerrero, owner

Tamale House East, 1707 E. 6th St.,Carmen Valera, co-owner

Taste of Ethiopia, 1100 Grand Ave. Pkwy., Pflugerville, and 3801 S. Congress Ave., Woinee Mariam, owner and chef

Thai Fresh, 909 Mary St., Jam Sanitchat, co-owner and chef

Vinaigrette, 2201 College Ave., Erin Wade, owner

Yard Bar, 6700 Burnet Rd., Kristen Heaney, owner

Closed temporarily

Bouldin Creek Café, 1900 S. 1st St., Leslie Martin, owner

Cheer Up Charlie's, 900 Red River St.,Tamara Hoover and Maggie Lea, owners

Chez Zee, 5406 Balcones Dr., Sharon Watkins, owner

Counter Culture, 2337 E. Cesar Chavez St., Sue Davis, owner

El Alma, 1025 Barton Springs Rd., Alma Alcocer, chef and partner

Maritza and Reyna Vazquez, owners of Veracruz All Natural in Austin, Texas
Reyna and Maritza Vasquez, owners of Veracruz All Natural
| Credit: Courtesy of Maritza and Reyna Vazquez

Fabi + Rosi, 509 Hearn St.,Cassie Williamson, co-owner

Hillside Farmacy, 1209 E. 11th St., Jade Matthews and Mickie Spencer, owners

Hotel San José Lounge, 1316 S. Congress Ave., Liz Lambert, owner

La Flor, 4901 S. 1st St., Angela Olarte, owner 

La Traviata, 314 Congress Ave., Marion Gillcrist, owner and chef

Parlor & Yard, 601 W. 6th St., Bridget Dunlap, owner

Spun Ice Cream, 1912 E. 7th St.,Christina and Ashley Cheng, co-owners

Sweet Ritual, 4631 Airport Blvd. #125, Valerie Ward and Amelia Raley, co-owners

Titaya's, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd., Titaya Timrerk, owner and chef

Vince Young Steakhouse, 301 San Jacinto Blvd., Laura McIngvale-Brown, co-owner

Walton's Fancy & Staple, 609 W. 6th St.,Sandra Bullock, owner

Zucchini Kill, 701 E. 53rd St.,Cece Loessin, MT Gibbs, and Jess Freda, co-owners