The Stroop Club / Austin Dutch Food

The Scrumptious 200 Year Old Caramel Syrup Cookie.

Origin / The Netherlands — We’re the ‘crazy Dutch,’ as people in Austin refer to us. We moved from the beautiful city of Rotterdam straight to Austin in September 2015. Fully indulging in Austin culture, but still cherishing our own traditions, we had to share our lovely authentic stroopwafels with Texas. The stroopwafel is definitely the one and only traditional cookie of our home country. Seriously, don’t mess with stroopwafels, this recipe is over 200 years old! A crunchy cinnamon-y double layered waffle cookie filled with luscious caramel. A hint of sweet vanilla, a spicy cinnamon bite; crunchy and soft, it’s the best snack to have with your coffee or tea. Or bourbon. Or with ice cream. In your granola. While hiking… Or just, anytime of the day!

You can find our stroopwafels in a lot of stores and coffee shops in downtown Austin and you can try fresh stroopwafels at Farmers’ markets in the weekends. We work with many local vendors, creating incredibly delicious ‘gourmet’ stroopwafels, hot and fresh, just off the iron. We even have gluten free and vegan options. Want a workshop? Make them at your home, wedding, birthday party or corporate event? No problem at all, we bring our gear to give you your smile.


1900 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723


Mon: Find us at local shops
Tues: Find us at local shops
Wed: Find us at local shops
Thurs: Find us at local shops
Fri: Find us at local shops
Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Downtown Farmer’s Market)
Sun: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Mueller Farmer’s Market)

Austin's Habibi / Austin Mediterranean Food 

A Childhood Passion Turned Mediterranean Eatery.

Origin / Eastern Mediterranean: Greece, Turkey, Jordan — Tucked just below a towering sky scraper, Austin’s Habibi serves the type of fresh, healthy and flavorful food that the eastern Mediterranean is known for, from Greece to the Middle East. From vegetarian options like crisp balls of falafel, to tender chicken and lamb gyros and shawarma straight from a vertical rotisserie,  you’ll enjoy ever bite.

Owner, Ali Alabudi, has been in the restaurant business for nearly 20 years. His family has owned numerous restaurants and hotels abroad and he started to work with his father when he was just 12 year old, making him no stranger to hospitality and the importance of fresh and tasty ingredients in the Mediterranean food he serves his customers.  When he came to the United States, he decided to open and bring the same type of eatery to in Austin’s Habibi.


817 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703


Mon: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tues: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wed: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thurs: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fri: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Guantanamera / Cuban Food in Austin

Guantanamera is a place of discovery.

Origin / Cuba — A genuine, Cuban restaurant and bar, Guantanamera offers traditional Cuban dishes, all freshly prepared with hand-picked ingredients and served alongside island fresh cocktails and tropical smoothies. Guantanamera promises you a highly authentic Cuban experience by catering to all your senses. Its talented staff, decor, music, food, and beverage bring the ambiance of Cuba directly to Austin. We especially invite you to try our signature, hand crafted, Caribbean mojitos.

Iskander Gener left Cuba in 2008 at age 24. His circuitous path to the United States via Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Brasil, and Mexico over the next two years served as an introduction to mainland, Latin American cuisine and her various dining customs. After finally arriving in Austin, Texas in 2010, Iskander began working at popular Cuban restaurants. His honest and hard-working character, coupled with his fun-loving and generous personality were an immediate fit. As a result, his natural talent for the restaurant industry quickly led to a successful management role which he held for three years ending in 2014. With this background and a trove of family recipes, Iskander formed his own vision for a Cuban estalisment in Austin, one whose philosophy, “Simple, Fresh & Homemade” would resonate in Austin’s quest for authenticity.

In February 2015, Iska and his Ecuadorian wife Tuky opened Guantanamera as a manifestation of their own American dream. Their vision for Guantanamera is to provide un rincon (hiding corner) where one can escape to find homemade Cuban recipes prepared with the freshest ingredients. Guantanamera further seeks to provide an authentic, multicultural experience akin to dining with a Cuban family, 90 miles off the Florida coast.


6800 West Gate Blvd., Suite #112, Austin, TX 78745


Mon: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tues: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thurs: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Wasota African Cuisine / African Food in Austin

A locally-loved chef who loves to share good food.

Origin / West Africa: Nigeria, Senegal — Wasota African Cuisine, formally World Beat Café, in Austin, Texas, serves freshly cooked, home-style and authentic West African Cuisine with a Nigerian influence. Most of our food are freshly cooked vegan entrees,  with no dairies products. Gluteen free, MSG free with meat options. We have Veggie Burger and Ultimate Vegan Sandwich you can never found anyhwhere else in this World, all made from scratch. We do not just cook food for the sake of cooking, we cook all our food with LOVE.

If you are new to West African Cuisine, we will let you eat first, be happy, before you pay for your meal.

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1112 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78704


Mon: Closed
Tues: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thurs: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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Chicken Lollypop /  Indo-Chinese Food in Austin

Fresh offerings of delicacies, that’s FOOD.

Origin / India: Bombay also known as Mumbai — Owner and Chef Immie Shaikh defines food as “Fresh Offerings of Delicacies” (F-O-O-D), and uses this acronym in his own creations at Chicken Lollypop, an authentic Bombay-style Indo-Chinese restaurant nestled inside the Breaker Lane Food Mart in North Austin. To him, the freshness of the meat and vegetables he uses are at the forefront of his recipes—that’s why he manages and cooks everything himself to ensure that the quality and authenticity of his Indian Chinese specialty cuisine isn’t compromised.

The only Indo-Chinese restaurant in Austin, Chicken Lollypop features house-made entrees, sandwiches, wraps, and the popular and famous street food chicken lollypops—a sort of “jumbo chicken wing” which alone takes a 16 hour process from brining, to marinating in a house-made sauce to drudging in a melody of aromatic Indian Chinese spices. Also popular on the menu are the naan wraps, soups, chicken entrees, and fried rice plates which include the chef-invented Chili Chicken Fried Rice and Chicken Manchurian Fried Rice which can’t be found anywhere else.


Inside the Food Mart at
1005 E Braker Lane Austin, TX 78753
(512) 909-9826


Mon: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tues: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thurs: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm


Numero 28 / Southern Italian Food in Austin

We’re about making people happy.

Origin / Italy, Sicily — Our simple dishes are created by a team, a family of people, that believe attention to the quality of ingredients is half of the secret of good Italian food. Here, you’ll find the old world charm and same fresh, simple flavors known in Italy mirrored in the essence of our authentic Osteria. Specializing in unpretentious regional southern Italian and Sicilian dishes, as well as Neapolitan-style pizza, we take pride in ensuring that our guests are treated to an attentive level of dining expected in only the finest places, here locally.

Opened in November 2014, Numero 28 Pizzeria & Vineria, was born out of a passion to delight guests in a warm environment—that’s at the heart of our establishment. We’re open 7 days a week. Walk in for lunch or dinner, and from the moment you’re greeted we hope you’ll see that happiness is at the heart of everything that we do.


452 W. 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 494-5510


Mon: Lunch 11:30 am to 2:15 pm, Dinner 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Tues: Lunch 11:30 am to 2:15 pm, Dinner 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Wed: Lunch 11:30 am to 2:15 pm, Dinner 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Thurs: Lunch 11:30 am to 2:15 pm, Dinner 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Fri: Lunch 11:30 am to 2:15 pm, Dinner 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Sat: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm
Sun: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm

Astrid's Colombian Jewelry / Austin Colombian Arts

Handmade jewelry, with natural materials.

Origin / Colombia — Astrid is an artist, and her Colombian jewelry features natural handmade items made with orange peel, Colombian seeds and other natural materials. Her artistry in creating Colombian-inspired necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings are combined to make unique pieces of jewelry for all kinds of women.

Her mission is to promote and show to the population of the Austin area the riches and biodiversity of her home country Colombia, also, while generating employment opportunities to the artisan providers of her seeds and natural materials by buying materials to help them and their families.


Astrid’s Jewerly Exhibits in Austin, Texas 78726
(512) 797-1216


Mon: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Tues: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Wed: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Thurs: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Fri: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Sat: 12:00 am-11:59 pm
Sun: 12:00 am-11:59 pm


Llama's Peruvian Creole / Peruvian Food in Austin

Where homemade dishes are always a hit.

Origin / Peru — Llama’s brings authentic Peruvian flavors to the streets of Austin with delectable dishes from Chef Julio-Cesar Florez. Featuring traditional Peruvian pepper sauces of Lima and the Central Coast, Llama’s top quality, homemade dishes are always a hit.

As a native of Peru, owner Miguel Barrutia longed for the delicious cuisine so much that he had to open a place of his own.

Drawing from the amazing dishes his mother, aunt and grandmother served up daily at home, Miguel is pleased to keep up a proud culinary tradition in Austin.


611 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 529-4444


Mon: 6:00 pm – 3:15 am
Tues: 6:00 pm – 3:15 am
Wed: 6:00 pm – 3:15 am
Thurs: 6:00 pm – 3:15 am
Fri: 6:00 pm – 3:15 am
Sat: 6:00 pm – 3:15 am
Sun: 6:00 pm – 3:15 am