Everything Plant-Based at SXSW

Welcome to Austin, the home of good vibes, great food, and one of the largest conference & festivals in the country — South by Southwest® (SXSW®). The convergence of brilliant minds, music, film, art, and a glimpse into the future with keynotes, interviews and summits.

Plant-based? We’ve covered all of the must sees & eats for the 2019 SXSW, including a list of the best plant-based restaurants & bars for you to enjoy!

Conference Sessions

Mar 9

4pm-5pm *Free with SXSW Guest Pass
How to Be a Natch Beaut- Cruelty Free Beauty
Featuring Jackie Johnson, Founder of Natch Beaut

Mar 11

Localizing Food to Restore Human Health
Featuring Matt Barnard, CEO of Plenty / Daphne Miller, M.D.

Launching a Food Company to Change the World
Featuring David Benzaquen, founder of Ocean Hugger Foods / Kerry Song, founder of The Abbots Butcher / Aidan Altman, Co-Founder of Fora Foods

Food, Health, Climate Nexus Meet Up
Discussing the EAT Lancet Commission report

Mar 12

Refresh: Food & Tech at SXSW
Featuring ATX Food Co.JugoNew BarnSiete Foods

Tap Primal Instincts to Fuel Your Food Movement
Featuring Lauren M Scott, Produce Marketing Association

Alt. Proteins: Not Just Another Tech Revolution
Featuring Lisa Feria, Partner at Stray Dog Capital / Dan Altschuler, Partner at New Crop Capital / Andrew Ive, Partner of Big Idea Ventures
Moderated by Olivia Fox Cabane, CEO & Founder of KindEarth.Tech

DR. P.K. Newby (The Nutrition Doctor):Mentor

Hungry For Healthy
Featuring Mo Clancy, Founder of Five Suns Foods & Black Acorn Ventures / Kirby Bumpus, Head of Social Impact at sweetgreen

Tomorrow’s Perfect Food Narrative
Featuring Korsha Wilson of A Hungry Society podcast

Produce Matters: Why Eating More Plants is Key to Health 
Featuring Lisa Helfman, founder of Brighter Bites
P.K. Newby, The Nutrition Doctor
Lauren M Scott, CMO of Produce Marketing Association

Mar 13

Cultivating the Next Generation of Food Leaders

Featuring Haile Thomas, founder & CEO of HAPPY (Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth)

The Future of Eating
Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder of Agritecture

Sustainability Summit: Moving Food Where it Matters
Hosted by ATX Vegans at The Vegan Nom featuring a panel & party with plant-based thought leaders

SXSW Wellness Expo | March 9–10 *Free

Anyone can attend the SXSW Wellness Expo, just be sure to grab a SXSW Guest Pass here. Beyond all of these awesome plant-based booths below, you can enjoy the Expo Stage featuring demos and workshops, the Fitness Stage, Conscious Conversations, and Wellness Circles.

Booth 131: Vegan Outreach

Booth 207: Alpaca Market
Healthy meal vending machines

Booth 311: Prep To Your Door
Local, organic prepared meals. Gluten, dairy and meat free

Booth 312: Turmeric Latte Mix

Booth 314: Cleveland Kraut
Fermented & probiotic kratus

Booth 316: Element Tea LLC
Herbal teas

Booth 317: Loving Earth
Organic, bean-to-bar, plant-based chocolate

Booth 318: dafero
Plant-based date spreads

Booth 322: USA Pears
Fresh pears from Washington & Oregon

Booth 323: Imperfect Produce

Booth 329: Sprig
THC & CBD infused beverages

Booth 330: Cheekywell 
Organic CBD Products

Booth 331: The Nutramilk
Appliance simplifying the process of making dairy-alternative butters & milks

Booth 332: Partake Foods
Allergen free cookies

Booth 335: Sun & Swell Foods
Whole food, plant-based snacks

Booth 341: Desk Plants
Potted plants delivered to your door

Booth 359: Bädé Collection
Plant-based hemp infused products

Booth 407: Lettuce Grow
At home sustainable produce

Booth 408: Four Sigmatic
Mushroom elixirs

Booth 422: Bob’s Red Mill
Organic, whole grain foods

Booth 434: Just Made Juice
Cold pressed juice

Booth 458: Health Bomz
Healthy snacks with 2 vegan options

Booth 459: Kevita
Kombucha & probiotic drinks

Booth 520: Only by Nina Fitzgerald
Hypoallergenic, gluten /soy / paraben free, vegan skin & hair care

Booth 521: Lavva
Plant-based yogurt

Booth 541: Curcuma
Ayurveda, vegan, organic, gluten-free food & drinks

Booth 543: Local Leaf
Sustainable matcha & maté tea products

Booth 612: Everlywell
Personalized at home testing

Booth 630: Eagle Energy
Plant-Based essential oils

Booth 632: REBBL
Coconut-milk elixirs

Local Restaurants


Bouldin Creek Cafe
🍳 Hearty vegan breakfast options, plus lunch & dinner


Bistro Vonish
🍞 Elevated vegan cuisine — plz get the French Toast


🌮 Seriously delicious tacos, just be sure to request the vegan options and DO NOT LEAVE WITHOUT A BOTTLE OF DIABLO HOT SAUCE

🥗 100% plant-based, ayurvedic, gluten-free, organic cafe featuring elixirs, smoothies, bowls, and superfood treats

ATX Food Co
🥑 100% natural / sugar-free / soy-free bowls, tacos, and desserts

Dinner / Late Night

🍔 100% plant-based burgers, tacos, mac n cheese, frito pie (!!), tots — just go already. Featured on the cover of VegNews ’20 Vegan Burgers To Eat Before You Die

Plow Burger
🍔 Ridiculously delicious vegan (Beyond Meat) burgers piled high with flavor, and must have Nada Moo shakes 🍦

Lil Nonnas
🍕 100% plant-based pizza inside a bar


Beer Plant
🍺 100% plant-based gastropub with craft beer, wine, and cocktails

Cheer Up Charlie’s
🍻 100% vegan bar

Sweet Tooth

Nada Moo Scoop Shop
🍨 Try the latest & greatest flavors from Nada Moo with sundaes, shakes, and espresso

Capital City Bakery
🍰 Drool-worthy vegan sweets

HUGE thanks to the queen of Austin cuisine, Elle, of Vegan Wonder for helping me comprise this list!

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