Wellness With Courtnie Goes To Austin

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Austin has so many great restaurants! I barely scratched the surface during my 5 day trip. The places I did get to try certainly did not disappoint! I was blown away by all of the healthy options too! Below I list some of my favorites and a few that came highly recommend.


Picnik is an absolute must when in Austin! Everything is gluten, soy and corn free and their menu is extensive. It’s hard to pick just one thing, which is why I ate there 3 different times during my trip. They also serve “healthier” cocktails which is such a treat! If I had to choose, I’d say the breakfast tacos were my favorite.


Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

We came here for a quick breakfast before going on a hike. The service was super fast and they have a cute outdoor seating area. We ordered oat milk cappuccinos and the breakfast sandwich to share. Both were delicious.


Juice Society

A great place to stop for smoothies, juices, bulletproof coffee and more! You can customize your own drink order and they have all the good add-ins like collagen, adaptogens and CBD.

NadaMoo Scoop Shop

Vegan coconut based ice cream! Such a treat!



If you love margaritas and Mexican food, then you’ll love Fresa’s! Especially because they use fresh ingredients and cater to all kinds of different diets (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc). I ate here twice and got the Power Bol both times. It reminded me of a meal I would make at home!


Plant-based food truck with delicious bowls.


Cafe No Se

Located at the South Congress Hotel in the middle of all the action! The interior is super cute and the food is fresh and beautifully plated! We came here twice for brunch and it was delicious. Try the quinoa bowl for a light meal packed with veggies.

Greater Goods Coffee Roasting Co.

Greater Goods has delicious coffee and a bright interior, making it a nice place to work from your computer.


Hank’s serves tasty food and has a beautiful interior.

Sweet Ritual

Dairy free ice cream and gluten free cones!


Jester King Brewing

I’m not a huge beer drinker myself, but Nate sure is! We visit a lot of breweries during our travels, but this one was extra special! The property is beautiful and very family friendly. They serve delicious food and the beer is really good (according to Nate).

Plant shops to check out

TILLERy Street plant co.

Wide variety of indoor/outdoor plants and garden supplies.

Frond plant shop

Plants and cute housewares.

Succulent native

Succulent and gift shop.



Jacob’s well

Jacob’s Well is artesian spring with crystal clear blue-green water. You can swim (although the water is on the colder side) or jump off the rocks into the 100 foot deep opening in the creek bed. You can visit Jabob’s Well for free if you just want to take a look. If you plan to swim, there is a small fee and you will want to make a reservation as they only allow a certain amount of people to swim at a time.

Barton Springs

Located within Zilker Park, Barton Springs is a three acre natural spring pool with water temperatures averaging from 68-70 degrees. There is a small fee required to swim and the spring is closed on Thursdays for cleaning.

Hamilton Pool

I’m so sad we didn’t get to visit Hamilton Pool while we were in Austin! They were all booked up on the day we wanted to go, so be sure to reserve far in advance!

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