East Austin Food Tour

A delicious Austin experience where old meets new

$44 per adult €41 per adult £34 per adult C$61 per adult A$66 per adult

$34 per child

€32 per child

£27 per child

C$47 per child

A$51 per child

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$44 per adult

€41 per adult

£34 per adult

C$61 per adult

A$66 per adult

$34 per child €32 per child £27 per child C$47 per child A$51 per child

$44 per adult €41 per adult £34 per adult C$61 per adult A$66 per adult

$34 per child

€32 per child

£27 per child

C$47 per child

A$51 per child

review-star
  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Sample a variety of delicious food from local establishments serving farm-to-table fare.
  • Learn about the diverse and creative community of Austin’s East Side as you support local businesses.
  • See how chefs prepare mouthwatering dishes while being conscious of the environment and living sustainably.
  • Visit the Texas State Cemetery, home to the graves of Stephan F. Austin, “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, and more.

What you'll do

Austin’s eclectic East Side is often overlooked, but it’s the fastest growing creative neighborhood in the downtown area. Packed with restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment, when it comes to keeping Austin weird, the East Side has it all.

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Austin’s eclectic East Side is often overlooked, but it’s the fastest growing creative neighborhood in the downtown area. Packed with restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment, when it comes to keeping Austin weird, the East Side has it all.

Our East Side Austin food tour will take you to some of the best places to eat and show you this neighborhood’s passion for sustainable living and community. 

First, we’ll stop at Cisco’s Restaurant Bakery & Bar, in business in the same spot for over 60 years. We’ll also dine at Discada, TV-famous from “Somebody Feed Phil” and part of the so-called Taco Mafia, a collection of four taco trucks on the East Side that banded together to feed the community during Texas’s devastating winter storm in 2021.

This Austin food tour also includes a visit to Easy Tiger for their prosciutto baguette, BLT or “Grown Up Grilled Cheese”— not like Mom used to make! And then you can’t miss the sweet spot of the tour, a visit to The Soup Peddler. It’s not just soup, but the freshest all natural juices, smoothies, and sweets in downtown Austin. Find out how the owner went from delivering his tasty homemade concoctions by bicycle to having a six-store Austin franchise.

Our unique pay-as-you-go food tour model lets you enjoy more of what you want for less money, a better value than other Austin food tours. Simply hand the guide $40 cash on your arrival, and your guide will take care of the rest. They’ll pay for the entire group at each of our four stops, minimizing wait time. Paying cash also makes it easy for each restaurant to offer more food, so you’re guaranteed Texas-sized servings. We can guarantee you won’t leave this tour hungry!

East Austin Food Tour itinerary

  • Cisco’s

    Austin’s original Tex-Mex restaurant, serving a picadillo roll stuffed with seasoned beef and dipped in queso

  • Easy Tiger

    For freshly baked pretzels served with mustard, beer cheese, or salted whipped butter.

  • Texas State Cemetery

    A leisurely stroll through beautiful grounds and famous tombs

  • Discada 

    Specializing in north Mexican taquitos cooked on a traditional agricultural disk harrow or “cowboy wok”

  • The Soup Peddler

    Choose from a wide selection of all natural juices, smoothies, and sweets, including chia and hemp pudding (classic Austin!)

Plan your trip

Accessibility

This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

Tour ending point

This tour ends at The Soup Peddler.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

East Austin Food Tour reviews

This was a great tour. Sherry was considerate and knowledgeable about Austin history. She has lived in Austin a long time and was able to answer my totally off-topic questions about Austin. I liked that it was in a part of town that is very culturally and historically important to Austin, but also a place where tourists usually don't see.

— Matthew

Meeting point

We meet at the entrance to Cisco’s Restaurant Bakery & Bar at 1511 E. 6th St, Austin, TX, 78702. Your guide will be wearing a blue shirt that says ExperienceFirst.

FAQs

Are food and drinks included? 

Adult beverages can be purchased at each stop if you’d like. Please bring $40 in cash to give to your guide to cover food throughout the tour. By paying in cash, our group gets bigger portions at a better rate.

How much walking is there?

This East Austin Food Tour covers less than a mile at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, please contact us for a private tour.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

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