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Top 20 Food Experiences in December 2013

2 Dec 2013  I love Austin & want to share!
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10 Classic & 10 Casual Experiences perfect for the December months, involving Holiday events, Kids Activities, Shopping, Hot Chocolate & Smores.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Austin, Round Rock, Bee Cave
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Shopping, Never been before, Repeat visitors, Theater
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter
  • 1. The Domain
    The Domain, Austin, Texas

    One of the best places to shop in Austin. Eat lunch or dinner at North Italia, then enjoy the endless amounts of shopping from high end Tiffany & Co/Neiman Marcus to Lululemon. They provide 2 hours of childcare through All Things Kids.

  • 2. Trace - W - Austin
    Trace - W - Austin, Austin, Texas

    They serve Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with fantastic farm to table cuisine. If the weather is good, enjoy 2nd Street District shopping, the premier place to go in Austin. If the weather is damp or cold, enjoy the Away Spa inside or the Living Room Lounge fireplace with Drunken Donuts.

  • 3. Vespaio Ristorante
    Vespaio Ristorante, Austin, Texas

    A classic restaurant on South Congress Avenue, one of the trendiest, hip places to shop and hang out in Austin. After lunch or dinner here, check out the many different stores including Allens Boots and Parts+Labour with only local artists/vendors.

  • 4. Peche
    Peche, Austin, Texas

    A Classic Restaurant right in the hub of the Warehouse District in Downtown Austin, Peche will aim to please with their farm to table cuisine. After enjoying your meal, listen to the live music in the surrounding bars or try the TableSide Smores at Halcyon.

  • 5. Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
    Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, Austin, Texas

    An upscale BBQ restaurant in 2nd Street District, one of the premier shopping spots in Austin. Right next door is Toy Joy where you can spend endless hours looking at nostalgic and fun new toys, or walk across the street to Swatch. You can spend hours in this area of downtown Austin.

  • 6. Searsucker
    Searsucker, Austin, Texas

    A classic restaurant in the hub of Downtown Austin serves fresh farm to table cuisine, which is a perfect place to enjoy lunch or dinner for catching The Nutcracker across the lake with Ballet Austin.

  • 7. Bess Bistro on Pecan
    Bess Bistro on Pecan, Austin, Texas

    A Classic, French Bistro serving delicious food. Ask for the booth or table by the fireplace for a cozy experience, then walk across the street to The Departure Lounge for chocolates, champagne or hot drink.

  • 8. The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen
    The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen, Austin, Texas

    The Grove has one of the best patios in the city, and an excellent place to enjoy a fantastic meal before heading up the road to Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. They have an ice rink, s'mores and heaps of holidays fun for the kids.

  • 9. Backspace
    Backspace, Austin, Texas

    A cozy, classic Pizza Restaurant serving Neopolitan style pizza. A perfect place to enjoy a bottle of wine and meal before heading across the street to Firehouse Lounge, a speakeasy bar located within the Firehouse Hostel.

  • 10. The Bonneville
    The Bonneville, Austin, Texas

    Winning numerous awards in Austin, The Bonneville serves artisan cocktails and delicious farm to table cuisine. The restaurant sits in the 2nd street district, one of the premier places to shop in Austin, where they will also have window displays through the holidays. Enjoy!

  • 11. Haymaker
    Haymaker, Austin, Texas

    An excellent place to watch football, or grab a meal at a Neighborhood Bar. Located near campus, this place is great for a group of friends or family. Across the street is Thunderbird Coffee, serving up the best hot chocolate in the City!

  • 12. Verts Kebap
    Verts Kebap, Austin, Texas

    Serving delicious healthy food, and also good for kids, Verts is a great place to eat before checking out the new Thinkery Museum for kids.

  • 13. Greenhouse Local Craft Food
    Greenhouse Local Craft Food, Round Rock, Texas

    A new, farm to table cuisine, which is also family friendly. This is an excellent restaurant to eat before enjoying the Rock 'N Lights tour at Old Settlers Park where they are also showing It's A Wonderful Life play and Meet & Greet with Santa

  • 14. Holy Cacao
    Holy Cacao, Austin, Texas

    The trailer food craze is great here in Austin, and the South First Trailer Park & Eatery is one of the few places that provides shelter if gets chilly. Torchy's Taco is an amazing place to try a taco on steroids, otherwise, Conscious Cravings serves vegan/vegetarian, but either way...definitely do the Fireside Smores at Holy Cacaco. Where else can you cook smores in the middle of the city than Austin?

  • 15. Hopfields
    Hopfields, Austin, Texas

    An excellent, new restaurant in Austin serving fresh, comfort food and local beers on tap. MIracle on 37th Street is a fun, quirky street full of Christmas lights and art. Hopfields is a great place to eat before or after your adventure!

  • 16. 24 Diner
    24 Diner, Austin, Texas

    24 Diner, is exactly what it states...24 Diner...but it is one of the best restaurants in Austin, serving up everything from Chicken Fried Biscuits to fresh desserts. They also serve alcohol & coffee..and is a great place to grab lunch or dinner before enjoying the ice skating rink across the street at Whole Foods' rooftop.

  • 17. Barlata
    Barlata, Austin, Texas

    A new restaurant serving delicious tapas along with wine and cocktails. It's a cozy place to hang out with friends and family, and a perfect place to enjoy before heading to Saxon Pub down the street for live music, including Bob Schneider.

  • 18. Schmidt Family BBQ
    Schmidt Family BBQ, Bee Cave, Texas

    Passed on for generations out of Lockhart, Texas, Schmidt Family BBQ has arrived in Austin. You will quickly find out why Texans are proud of their BBQ! This restaurant is right in the HIll Country Galleria, which is one of the best places to shop in Austin. It is also hosting Meet & Greet Santa, live snow, and gingerbread workshops throughout December.

  • 19. Chuy's
    Chuy's, Austin, Texas

    Chuy's on Barton Springs is a great place to come with your family before heading to the Trail of Lights at Zilker Park. Showcasing thousands of lights and live music, this is a great event in December.

  • 20. Daruma Ramen
    Daruma Ramen, Austin, Texas

    Ramen is an excellent meal in December, and Daruma is a cozy place to enjoy it on 6th street in the hub of downtown Austin. This is a perfect place to go before heading to Esthers Follies across the street. Enjoy!