Austin: Breakfast Tacos
With a city motto of “Keep Austin Weird,” one should expect nothing less than tacos for breakfast. Luckily, they are more why-didn’t-I-think-of-this delicious, than weird. Austin is known for it’s Tex Mex approach to everything; from art and architecture to the “Spanglish” spoken by many of its locals. So, it’s no surprise that it’s also the inspiration for many Mexican-Anglo crossover culinary creations.
It’s as simple as the name suggests, starting with the most important, Mexican staple: the tortilla. Then you can choose your favorite breakfast ingredients to fill it with: eggs, cheese, pork, beans, salsa. Some restaurants even cater to more bold-brunchers wanting tofu or a more hearty steak and eggs combo.
There is no shortage of filling options, in fact it’s the variety and versatility that makes them an Austin staple. But true to Austin form, ingredients should be locally farmed, organic and the funkier the better.