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DO512: What to Eat in Austin on 420

DO512: What to Eat in Austin on 420

For some reason, we’ve noticed that people tend to feel more hungry than usual on April 20th.

We’re not clear on the science involved in this mysterious increase in appetite, but we went ahead and made a list of some tasty spots in Austin for you to wander into when your stomach starts growling. Our friends atIndependence Brewing Co. helped us round up some of the most cheesy, decadent eats your tummy desires. Let this list serve as your road map for 4/20, and may the munchies you seek be found.

Need help getting your mind right for a 4/20 munch-a-thon? Crack open a Stash IPA and check out our list of Smoke Shops in Austin… or read about Chill CBD Spots to get mellow.


Torchy’s Tacos 

Various Locations
WHAT TO MUNCH ON: Fried Avocado Tacos…

And get a big Queso with it. Dip the tacos in the Queso, dude. If anyone gives you a weird look just be content with the fact that you’re the genius who is enjoying your meal more than anyone else in the restaurant. Also, you’re probably just imagining that people are looking at you.



Garbo’s Restaurant

14735 Bratton Ln

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: Cheesy CBD Lobster Fries

Looking to get your mind right and make your tummy happy all at once? Two of our favorite Austin establishments, Garbo’s and Restart CBD, have joined forces this 4/20, and you’re gonna want what they have to offer. Let this sink in: Cheesy CBD Lobster Fries. Garbo’s famous buttery lobster over hot fries, topped with a cheesy CBD-infused sauce, bacon, scallions, and Flaming Hot Cheetos. This next-level item is only available on 4/20, so get your butt over to the brick and mortar Garbo’s and try it while you can!

Looking for more CBD eats? Blenders & Bowls has a fabulously fresh smoothie bowl made with mango, banana, pineapple, and spinach. Topped with hemp granola and infused with Restart CBD, this 4/20 friendly healthy snack is available at any of their three locations around Austin.

603 Barton Springs Rd 

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: The Butterscotch Milkshake

Sandy’s is famous for their burgers, but that’s not why we’ve included them in this list. We’re recommending you get into your zen state and then order the Butterscotch Milkshake. You can then email us a quick thank you for the suggestion.



Habanero Cafe

501 W. Oltorf St

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: The Deep-fried Habanero Burrito

Buckle up, y’all. This burrito is not for the faint of heart. Seriously… it’s deep-fried. The crispy-on-the-outside, melty-on-the inside goodness of the Habanero Burrito is a can’t-miss for anyone who calls themselves a burrito aficionado. (Pro-Tip: This place is cash-only, but there is an ATM by the door).

Star Seeds 

3101 N. I-35

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: The Eye Opener

The great thing about Star Seeds is that you can wander in at any old time of the day and get some killer breakfast. Because your vision may be a bit cloudy, go ahead and order the Eye Opener. It’s two biscuits, piled high with scrambled eggs & gravy.

Gourdough’s Public Diner

2700 S. Lamar

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: The Ron Burgundy

The menu at Gourdough’s sounds like the kind of thing some spaced-out, hungry undergrad would imagine while laying on the sticky carpet of his dorm room. The Ron Burgundy is a doughnut burger w/ bacon, fried egg, cheese, guacamole, tomato, and mayo. 



EastSide Tavern 

1510 E. Cesar Chavez

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: The Heartstopper Burger

There’s a classic paradox that runs rampant throughout human history: we chase the unconquerable. Captain Ahab had his white whale. King Arthur had the Holy Grail. Tom always had Jerry. EastSide Tavern, a newer and very delicious establishment in Austin’s restaurant scene, has created the unconquerable burger. Aptly called the Heartstopper, this sandwich is not for the faint of heart. Intimidating and gargantuan, the burger is topped with brisket, pulled pork, sausage, bacon, jalapeño, onion, and queso. While it’s probably smart to split this bad boy with a friend or maybe five, we won’t stop you from trying to conquer this mammoth by yourself. Beware: those who journey into the land of the Heartstopper rarely live to tell the tale.

Burro Cheese Kitchen

1221 S. Congress Ave

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: The Waylon & Willie

It’s a grilled cheese sandwich, on weed. Their bread is filled with stout-soaked Redneck cheddar and Gruyere, plus caramelized onion, pepperoncini, and spicy maple bacon.

Big Top Candy Shop

1706 S. Congress Ave

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: Grab a plastic bag and go buck wild, kiddo.

Be the proverbial kid in a candy shop. Relive that scene from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and try not to think about how weird that Tim Burton remake was.





2129 E 7th St.


Like delicious fried chicken, Sriracha-infused mayo, tallboys of Austin Eastciders Cider (and Lonestar!), and ice cream shakes? Thought so. Flyrite is one of Austin’s best places to munch on some fried chicken and ice cream, a perfect location to cure your 4/20 munchies. Be sure to try The Cowboy, their spicy crispy chicken sandwich topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, fresh jalapeños and Hoss Sauce.

Amy’s Ice Creams

1012 W. 6th St

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: The Ice Cream Sundae

Load that bad boy up with anything and everything Amy’s has available as a topping. All of it. Fulfill your destiny of becoming Mayor of Ice Cream Mountain. You’re unstoppable now. But really, Amy’s Ice Creams Sundae is pure bliss.



Via 313 Pizzeria

Various Locations

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: The Cadillac

Your taste buds will be singin’ happy songs at this Detroit-style pizzeria. Any pizza on the Via 313 menu is a deep-dish slice of heaven, but The Cadillac is especially noteworthy – it comes topped with fig preserves, prosciutto di parma, Gorgonzola, and a heavenly balsamic glaze.

Holy Roller

509 Rio Grande St


Don’t let the name fool you; Holy Roller’s Trash Fries are a true national treasure. They come topped with green chili, a sunny egg, sour cream, corn, lime, cotija, jalapeño, and cilantro. They’re a little spicy, a little messy, and hella tasty. The chill punk-diner vibe of Holy Roller is sure to keep your mellow un-harshed, too.



Churro Co.

1906 S 1st St

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: The Wake-n-Bake

Churros are pretty good without toppings; you know, it’s hard to go wrong with a lightly fried, crispy, warm, cinnamon sugar-coated stick of dough. At Churro Co., you can get all kinds of dank additions to the good ol’ churro. In the spirit of 4/20, we’re recommending the Wake-n-Bake, a pair of churros topped with rum pecan sauce, espresso whipped cream, frozen banana slices, and waffle crumbs.

888 Pan Asian Restaurant

2400 E Oltorf St

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: Crispy Pad Thai

The servings at 888 are gigantic enough to sate your most voracious munchies, especially if you start with some egg rolls. The Crispy Pad Thai is a unique take on everyone’s favorite Thai dish, with satisfyingly crunchy noodles. 888 is open late, so you can try it for your fourth meal of 4/20; or stop by between 11 am and 2 pm for the lunch buffet to sample a little (or a lot) of everything.



Phil’s Icehouse

Various Locations

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: The Crestview Burger

Before you get your dessert on at Amy’s Ice Cream, grab a hefty burger from their other business, Phil’s Icehouse. Named in memory of Amy’s Ice Cream’s business partner, Phil’s Icehouse is a classic burger joint with diner-style vibes. Try out the Crestview Burger, loaded with chili and topped with a toasted jalapeño cheese bun. Order a side of the sweet potato fries if you’re still feeling hungry.

Bao’d Up

1911 Aldrich Street


4/20 is the perfect time for carb-loading. At Bao’d Up, their variety of bao will leave you wanting more, but probably too full to continue. The warm, soft buns can be filled with your choice of juicy pork, good ‘ole Texas BBQ, or a veggie option. We prefer the Brisket Bun, a mouthwatering combo of softness and melt in your mouth goodness.




Various Locations

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: Kimchi Fries

Cheesy fries loaded with toppings are great, but what if they were even more delicious? Chi’lantro’s kimchi fries are a combination of two great late-night eats: loaded fries and Korean food. Topped with caramelized kimchi, Sriracha, onions, cilantro, magic sauce and enough cheese to cover every fry, you’ll dream about this one for a while.

Rosita’s Al Pastor Food Truck

1911 E Riverside Dr


There’s nothing better than late-night tacos. Luckily, Rosita’s Al Pastor has a food truck serving up al pastor-style tacos until the wee hours of 3 am. The Gringa has everything you need: a freshly-made flour tortilla, buttery meat and melted queso blanco.



Hut’s Hamburgers

807 West 6th Street

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: Fudge Brownie

You might be partaking in…another brownie this 4/20, but the fudge brownie at Austin staple Hut’s Hamburgers is TO DIE FOR. Topped with a heaping of whipped cream and Ghirardelli chocolate sprinkled on top, this fudge brownie ain’t nothing to laugh at. If you want it to be even more decadent, order a side of vanilla ice cream for the full malt-shop experience.

Sugar Mama’s Bake Shop

1905 S 1st St

2406 Manor Rd Suite B

WHAT TO MUNCH ON: The award-winning carrot cake cupcake

You might think carrot cake is the most boring-old-lady of all cupcake flavors, the oatmeal raisin cookie of the cupcake world…well, we’ve got news for you. The carrot cake cupcake at Sugar Mama’s is anything but ordinary. It’s uber-moist and topped with sweet, buttery cream cheese frosting. This bakery’s menu is always full of surprises, rotating by weekday and season through next-level options like French Toast and Honey Baklava.



24 Diner

600 N Lamar Blvd


412 Sterzing St

3402 Guadalupe St

Luke’s Inside Out

1109 S. Lamar Blvd

Juan in a Million

2300 E Cesar Chavez St

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Austin 360: Where to find CBD-infused drinks, food in Austin for 4/20

Restart CBD on the Menu in Austin

Austin 360: Where to find CBD-infused drinks, food in Austin for 4/20

CBD — or cannabidiol, the cannabis derivative that advocates say helps you feel better without actually getting you high — is starting to show up everywhere, even on days that aren’t the stoner-designated holiday of 4/20.

Plenty of Austin spots are toasting to the day this weekend with related events and products (North by Northwest, for instance, will have a CBD-infused IPA tapping at 4:20 p.m. tomorrow), although locals can find CBD on a more regular basis, too. Shops now carry CBD oils and balms for you to take home. But if you want to ease into its herbaceous flavor via infusions in drinks and food, some local cafes and restaurants have begun to incorporate CBD into their offerings.

Here’s a handful of places to go this weekend and beyond to try the cure-all that people are calling CBD.

Blenders and Bowls, multiple locations. The local purveyors of healthy smoothies and açaí bowls introduced a spring menu this month that includes the apparently already popular Restart CBD green smoothie bowl, which uses CBD oil made by an Austin company, Restart CBD, owned by sisters Shayda and Sydney Torabi.

Cosmic Coffee & Craft Beer, 121 Pickle Rd. Caffeine to perk you up and CBD to keep you calm? It’s a combination that seems to work like magic. Cosmic’s cold-brew cans containing CBD oil ran out quickly, just a few days before 4/20, but the South Austin hangout has promised that another batch of the strong and creamy liquid is in production.

Cuvee Coffee, 2000 E. Sixth St. One of Austin’s most well-known coffee brands has long been canning cold-brew on nitro, but last year, it introduced a version with 10 mg. of hemp oil after founder Mike McKim discovered its benefits. The oil is odorless and water-soluble and has no flavor when combined with coffee, according to Cuvee.

Flamingo Hemp, 515 E. Sixth St. One of your best bets to try CBD in a range of food items is via this new store within music venue Flamingo Cantina. Flamingo Hemp opened in March with a variety of CBD-infused baked goods, as well as coffee that can have optional CBD drops added to it. Here, you can find everything from muffins to gingerbread lollipops that have between 10 to 25 mg of CBD per serving.

Prohibition Creamery, 1407 E. Seventh St. The combination cocktail bar and ice cream parlor has a CBD-infused ice cream — red velvet swirled with cream cheese frosting — on the menu that’s turning into an extra big treat on 4/20. Tomorrow, you can order the Dazed and Confused cone for $8 featuring the CBD ice cream, whipped cream and Valrhona chocolate sauce in a red velvet waffle cone. Yes, CBD’s herbaceous flavor comes through in the dessert, but it’s miraculously tasty.

RELATED: East Austin CBD store planning custom ‘perfumery’ later this year

Wild Chix & Waffles, 7714 Burnet Rd. The gluten-free restaurant goes all out for 4/20 tomorrow with a full range of CBD cocktails — such as Martha’s Stewart Key Lime Pie with tequila, Paula’s Texas Orange, fresh-squeezed lime and coconut cream — and depending upon how they’re received, some or all of them just might become permanent fixtures on the menu. Wild Chix will also have sparkling CBD water from NoCo Chico always on draft.


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The Austin Chronicle: In Honor of 4/20 Some of Our Favorite Austin Purveyors of CBD

The Austin Chronicle: In Honor of 4/20 Some of Our Favorite Austin Purveyors of CBD

We may not be able to legally smoke weed in Texas (yet), but we figure you can partake in the closest corollary: cannabidiol, aka, CBD. It’s definitely not the same, but it can still take the edge off if you’re feeling prickly. Get in the spirit of 4/20 with these local restaurants and shops that are happy to help.

Cannabis growing at Compassionate Cultivation, which will be used for CBD oil (Photo by David Brendan Hall)

North by Northwest Brewing Co.

10010 N Capital of Texas Hwy

As part of a partnership with SunUp CBD, North by Northwest hosts a free event to sample their specialty CBD-infused drinks. Starting at 4:20pm (naturally), attendees can taste of Dank Sinatra, a New England IPA infused with watermelon-flavored CBD oil and topped with a classy watermelon Sour Patch Kid. NXNW will also have an assortment of “stoner food” like pizza rolls, candy bar brownies, and bar snacks. Bonus: NXNW rolled out their brand new menu today, and each dish has a beer/hop component. There’s fried calamari with pickled cherry peppers and lemon hop aioli, and seared scallops with whipped sweet potato, hop & parsley gremolata, and parmesan crisp.

Flamingo Cantina

515 E. Sixth

The recently opened CBD bodega offers various hemp cannabidiol products from coffee and espresso drinks to hemp vapes and edibles. Flamingo Hemp says their products are all natural and contain less than .3% THC.

Wild Chix & Waffles

Various locations

Celebrate 4/20 with a little gin and juice, as Wild Chix rolls out its new range of sparkling CBD cocktails. Orange Dreamiscle with Deep Eddy Orange Vodka, Coco-Loco and Dirty Sprite are some of the offerings they’ll have this Saturday along with appearances by the founders of NoCo Chico and Deep Eddy.

Wheatsville Food Co-op

Various locations

Known as one of Austin’s largest CBD retailers, Wheatsville carries more than 80 CBD products. They have lotions, balms, tinctures, balms, and even PlusCBDoil to add to its made-to-order smoothies. Wheatsville partnered with local honey shop, Bee Delightful to sell its Cannabee’s Honey.

Independence Brewing Co.

3913 Todd Ln. #607

Dallas-based nonprofit 4DWN is teaming up with the local brewery company to put on a 4/20 skating event Pipes ‘N’ Pints. Drink a limited edition CBD-infused IPA and listen to live music while watching skate sessions by professional Texas skaters like Auby Taylor and Brad Simms. The event also includes a raffle to benefit 4DWN, as they raise money to create opportunities for underserved youth through skate parks and after-school and mentoring programs.

Green Herbal Care

5601 Brodie Ln #620

This CBD shop opened just in time for 4/20. Edibles, oils, beauty and pet products, and more make Green Herbal Care a one-stop shop for cannabidiol goods. They even have pain relieving bath bombs so you can majorly relax this weekend.

Blenders and Bowls

Various locations

This female-owned açai cafe (with five locations) adds a new ingredient to their Spring specials – you guessed it, CBD. Starting this weekend, Blenders and Bowls will introduce their CBD bowl to the menu, which also includes other additions like hummus toast and a Blue Majik smoothie.

Prohibition Creamery

1407 E. Seventh

CBD can be used in a lot of products: gummies, smoothies, bath bombs, and even ice cream. Prohibition Creamery is known for creating alcoholic dessert flavors like their Signature Bourbon and the Green Fairy (absinthe and cacao) but they also have a flavor, Afternoon Delight, that features CBD as a main ingredient.

Courtesy of Garbo’s
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DO 512: Chill CBD Spots in Austin

CBD is the best new way to chill TF out.

Cannabidiol, affectionately shortened to CBD, is a cannabis compound that’s not psychoactive- meaning it doesn’t get you stoned. Numerous health benefits of CBD have been studied. The CBD industry (especially online) is not currently regulated by the FDA, and we’re not saying this compound is a magic cure-all. That said, CBD might just help you relax, and that’s something we can get behind in 2019.

Places to get your hands on this legal marijuana extract are popping up all over town. With the help of SweetWater Brewing Co. (creators of the G13 IPA, aka the dankest beer ever), we rounded up some of the best spots in Austin to buy CBD products.

Flamingo Hemp

515 E 6th St

A new addition to the burgeoning CBD scene here in Austin, Flamingo Hemp is now open within venue Flamingo Cantina. This cute little storefront serves up CBD edibles from local catering company Keep Austin Baked, made with CBD-infused coconut oil. You can also order from the espresso bar and add a CBD shot to any drink.


People’s RX

Multiple Locations

People’s RX calls itself Austin’s Favorite Pharmacy, and that slogan is right on the money.

Austin Vape and Smoke

Multiple Locations

Austin Vape and Smoke is a good ol’ fashioned smoke shop. They’ve got glassware, vape juice, and a superb array of CBD-infused goodies made by Grassroots Harvest.

Lazydaze Counterculture & Coffeehouse

Multiple Locations

Lazydaze isn’t just a smoke shop with tons of unique CBD products, from nasal sprays to coffee creamers to suppositories (whatever floats your boat…we don’t judge). It’s also a cafe, offering tasty beverages like bulletproof CBD hot chocolate.


Restart CBD

9705 Burnet Rd #314

Founded by Austin locals and sisters Shayda and Sydney Torabi, Restart CBD kind of checks all the boxes. Woman-owned? Yep. Local? Oh, yeah. Organic? You betcha. Restart offers three different strengths of CBD oil concentrate, as well as topicals, capsules, and a line of products for pets. If you fall totally in love, you can even save money by subscribing to have Restart products shipped right to your door each month. Somebody please just give these ladies a medal already.

Oh, yeah, AND you can get Restart CBD at local fresh fave Blenders & Bowls, whose Restart CBD Bowl also features fresh mango and hemp granola.



Prohibition Creamery

1407 E 7th St

We already loved Prohibition Creamery’s amazing selection of boozy and alcohol-free delights. The addition of a CBD infused red velvet ice cream flavor made almost too much sense.

Need more ways to get CBD on-the-go? You can also add it to sweet’n’fruity treats at Juicelands around town.


The Herb Bar

200 W Mary St

The Herb Bar has been an Austin favorite since the ‘80s. Offering natural remedies, CBD and essential oils, teas, crystals, and other esoteric goodies, this cozy little spot is a great place to drop by and browse for a while. Herb Bar also offers massages, psychic readings, and seminars – check out their website to see what’s coming up!

Rawsome CBD Austin 

1210 Rosewood Ave Suite 10

This family-owned shop was one of the first CBD vendors on the scene in Austin. Rawsome offers roll-on and droppable oils in varying strengths, as well as CBD skin patches and capsules. All of this shop’s products are mixed and bottled by hand in Fort Worth using organic hemp from Colorado.

GreenWave Naturals CBD Store 

4408 S Congress Ave

This South Congress CBD spot offers several forms of CBD, including solid crystals you can easily add to just about any food or drink.

Cosmic Cowboy Smoke Shop

2207 S Congress Ave

Knowledgeable staff is a huge plus at a CBD shop, especially when you’re new to the products and offerings available. This shop, started by a pair of brothers with over a decade of combined smoke shop knowhow, definitely offers expertise and chill vibes to get your CBD kick started right.

Healthy Pet

211 Walter Seaholm Dr

CBD’s benefits aren’t just for humans, y’all. Head to Healthy Pet for a great selection of different forms of CBD for pets, from oil droppers to infused treats.