Nutritional Wisdom with Carly Pollack

Carly’s Picks For Healthy Dining In Austin

This article was published in Austin Fit Magazine

Carly’s Picks For Healthy Dining In Austin

Bouldin Creek Café  
1900 S. 1st Street

You might say that Bouldin Creek Café is a secret treasure, but the daily overflow in the parking lot would say you’re lying. With almost a cult following, this vegetarian restaurant captures the spirit of Austin: community building, socially conscious, actively fit, and always up for a good meal out. And how cool is this? The Tarzen Salad, pictured here, was actually inspired by a favorite of local guru Tarzen of Keep Austin Slacklining.

“Fresh, healthy options and a fun environment. Add a fried egg to the top of the Tarzen Bowl.”
– Carly Pollack

​Hopdoddy Burger Bar 
1400 S. Congress Avenue 
2438A Anderson Lane

Burgers are often associated with fast food, but Hopdoddy works hard to create the best possible option for this quintessentially American staple. There’s a good reason why lines of patrons snake out the door and around the block for lunch and dinner. Quality ingredients are paired to create mouth-watering burgers—and in case you didn’t know, the salads are rave worthy.  

“[On recommending a Hopdoddy burger] When it comes to making good choices, don't look at it as black and white. There is always an alternative to make a meal healthier, and that doesn't always mean you have to order the salad. When you do sit down at the table, tell yourself that you are not willing to give up what you want MOST for what you want RIGHT NOW. Make the decision that is in alignment with living your best life.”
– Carly Pollack

Elizabeth Street Café
1501 S. 1st Street

“They have a lot of gluten-free options and quality meats. Try their Pho.” – Carly Pollack

1500 Spyglass Drive
12001 Burnet Road
4200 N. Lamar Boulevard
701 South Capital of Texas Highway
7301 Burnet Road

“They use local produce and Vital Farms eggs. Try the El Popeye breakfast taco with no tortilla, hold the cheese, and add avocado.” – Carly Pollack 

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