Lighten Up!


Does putting together your own fun food ideas feel a little labor intensive? Spend a lazy summer afternoon or evening at one of these relaxing spots.

Hillside Farmacy

The brainchild of East Side Show Room’s Sonya Cote, this eatery is known for using local farm-fresh produce in its small sandwiches and salads. Outside, you’ll be sitting alongside their herb garden. For a nice change of pace, try the tea sandwiches.

1209 east 11th st.

Blue Dahlia Bistro

For something a little different, this little East Austin gem has a nice variety of salads and tartines (open-faced sandwiches), using local and organic food when possible. And just in case, there are great vegetarian and gluten-free items to choose from as well.

1115 east 11th st.


The Jambon Beurre sandwich is presented with a light, yet absolutely flavorful salad, covered with a creamy lemon vinaigrette that will take your taste buds farther than your eyes can see.

3110 guadalupe st.

Henri’s Cheese, Charcuterie and Wine

This may be the new kid on the block, but it is quickly building a great reputation. Share the Pecorino Grand Cru or the Beecher’s Cheddar Sandwich with your favorite person. You will be delightfully surprised at how light these big bites taste.

2026 south lamar Blvd.