One of Austin’s most walkable neighborhoods is Downtown, and this spring there are a few good reasons to walk and use other options to get to lunch if you happen to live or work there (or both).
The Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) is hosting a Downtown Street Fair every Friday through June 3. The festival will take place from 11:30am to 1:30pm on the 900 block of Congress Avenue, and is free and open to the public. It will include food vendors, retailers, artists, and entertainers, with different vendors each week. In addition to the festival vendors, businesses on the block will participate by offering food and retail options. Check the DAA Facebook page to see this week’s list of vendors and special deals.
“The Downtown Austin Alliance initiated this event as a way to highlight the great businesses on the north end of Congress Avenue and reintroduce Austinites to that neighborhood,” said Molly Alexander, Executive Vice President of Economic Development at the Downtown Austin Alliance. “Additionally, this is a great way for our organization to provide business opportunities to Austin artists and entrepreneurs, and support arts and live music in downtown.”
It’s a great excuse to get out and walk around – and who knows, you may discover some new places around downtown you hadn’t seen before.
Another great lunchtime option in downtown is Food Truck Friday, which takes place every Friday from 11:00am to 2:00pm at St. David’s Episcopal Church on the corner of 8th and San Jacinto. The Brazos Tech District lines up food trucks that rotate every week, so you’re sure to get a good variety of lunchtime treats to choose from. Subscribe to get the weekly menu.