I couldn't say no to the famous Rennedict, which I had with a side of very juicy grapefruit. This was AMAZING! This place has the best tofu scramble in the world, each bit was coated in delicious noochy goodness. I still dream of this.
I also tried a little bit of delicious potato and leak scramble.
Bouldin Creek is very close to Rabbit Food Grocery, which is such an awesome place, and is probably my favourite vegan store ever! I didn't have much room to buy all the wonderful things I could have, given that I had all my swag bag goodies to pack and flight baggage limits to stay under. But I bought a few fun things.
Afterwards we went to Thai Fresh to check out their vegan ice cream options. Unfortunately their ice creams had a very heavy coconut base, and after a sample I could tell it would be too much coconut fat for me. They had a lot of fun flavours that other people tried, and the tamarind flavour I sampled was pretty great. Luckily they also had a case full of vegan desserts. I had a a lovely blueberry crumble slice with an iced chai. Jojo ordered a peanut butter caramel chocolate pie, which seems to be similar to the Smlove pie from VWAV. I tried a tiny bit, it was great but so rich!
I had a free afternoon then, so I decided to get some culture at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, turns out that Texas has quite the history! It was a Republic briefly! Lots of people killed each other! There is a really big star there! There was also a pretty cool little exhibit about Roller Derby, which was fun.
I was craving some vegetables for dinner, and Christy recommended Koriente. It was just what I needed! Especially after a bit of a walk to get there. Through a field of SQUIRRELS! (More ont hat ina later post.) I started with a hummus roll that came with some peanut sauce, and a miso soup. Then moved on to a Shiitake Tofu Bowl with brown rice and broccoli, because I love tofu and mushrooms. I also had an iced red tea, yum.
After dinner I met up with some vegans at Rattle Inn for a Two-Step lesson as a Texas experience. It was fun, though I felt a bit awkward to after the lesson I was happy to watch.
The next morning, my last day in Austin, I went out to Biscuits and Groovy for part one of breakfast. I had the MC Hammer (scrambled tofu, maple bacon, cheese and chives) with home fries. I only realised later I should have also have asked for a side of gravy so that I actually had biscuits and gravy!
Breakfast part two found me back at The Steeping Room for the Vegan Breakfast Bowl with a side of Tempeh Bacon, and an Iced Spring Bud Chai (nutmeg and vanilla) on soy. The bowl had black beans, potatoes, greens and cashew sauce, and was nice. The tempeh bacon was good, but at $3 for three tiny strips of bacon was a bit steep!
On my way back to the AirBnB, I stopped by Central Market, which is a pretty nifty grocery store with a lot of vegan things. And then I went back to pack, as I was getting up at stupid o'clock the next morning to leave Austin. And also to hang out in the aircon, because it was hot!
My plan was to catch a bus to meet Kelly at Cherrywood Coffeehouse for afternoon tacos (it's a thing). However I accidentally waited at the slightly wrong corner and watched the bus go right by me. The next one didn't come for 40 minutes, so I power walked there instead. Hot!! Anyway, it was worth it to see Kelly and to enjoy a yummy tofu, avocado and potato taco. When they say potato, what they mean is shoe string fries! Yes please! I also had a hibiscus iced mint tea, because I was super hot after my walk!
Kelly headed off to the airport, and I successfully managed to wait at the right stop to catch a bus back to my AirBnB and finish getting ready for the morning. Then I headed out for pre-dinner ice cream (this is also a thing) at Sweet Ritual.
This time I was going for some fancy flavours. I had the Cinnamonkey Elephantastic, which is peanut butter, cinnamon and banana, with peanut shell. I also had a scoop of watermelon sorbet, which didn't scoop well at all but was so sweet and refreshing and delicious!
For dinner I tried out Love Balls, a vegan-friendly Japanese street food truck at Spider House. I got the Vegan Side Set, which had miso, grilled onigiri, seaweed salad and bean sprout salad. It was delicious!
Then it was back home to try and get an early night for my super early morning!
Sahara with the Panda With Cookie pirate carrot cat toy I bought for the girls from Rabbit Food.