Do the words “What’s for dinner?” leave you scrambling for the perfect recipe or restaurant? Never fear: The multitude of delivery options in Austin these days gives rise to the “where” not “what” is for dinner tonight — without leaving your home. Austin area restaurants have made the process quick and simple through Uber Eats by offering a variety of uniquely Austin options for sharing family-style meals. From apps to shared plates to family-style meals, there’s something to order for every type of situation. The only downside: Though you can share, after your first bite, you might not want to.Read More
‘Where’ Do You Want for Dinner? 10 Ideas From Uber Eats in Austin
PhoNatic Vietnamese Restaurant
Whether you’ve got a sickie at home or you just need a little extra inner warming, pho is a special soup for the soul, in portions that are perfect for sharing. And it’s ideal for ordering via Uber Eats so you don’t have to leave your cozy covers. Start with a variety of small plates like egg rolls or banh mi sliders and then customize your main course pho with your choice of protein, such as shrimp, filet mignon, beef meatballs, tofu, brisket, or chicken. Or build your own rice bowl with your favorites. Complete your meal with a nap.
Lima Criolla Peruvian Restaurant
Austin is rich with international flavor, and what better way to showcase that to your out-of-town visitors than by ordering in some Peruvian dishes? Lima Criolla has stolen our hearts with its oversized shareable appetizers like ceviche mixto and papa rellena (ground beef encased in deep-fried mashed potato) and authentic dishes like lomo saltado limeno, perfectly seasoned and sauteed steak served with french fries and garlic rice. Order several entree options to share and watch your guests be mega-impressed.
Tio Pepe Chicken
Whether you’re gathering with friends for board games or the “big game,” offer a slightly different take on the typical wing delivery and order Tio Pepe from Uber Eats, which serves Portuguese-style cuisine, including (yes) wings, but done Peri-Peri style, with a kick of unique spices and sauces. Or go all-in with a full chicken, which comes with your choice of sauces and sides. Round out the meal with a Mediterranean salad or an order of hummus and pita chips. Touchdown!
Juliet Italian Kitchen
Alternative date night idea to eating at the same restaurant with everyone else: ordering in some flavor-packed shareables and amping up the romance with that special someone at home. Juliet Italian Kitchen fits the bill, from appetizer to entree to dessert, all designed to be enjoyed slowly with your sweetheart. Start with the Shrimp Capellini Fresca or marinated olives and then split a pasta such as Fettuccine Funghi or Spaghetti Bolognese. Round out the meal with salads and sides, such as family-style sauteed spinach or burnt broccoli. Italian Cream Cake or Tiramisu provides are sweet kisses at the end of your delivered date night.
The Vegan Nom
Austin is lucky to have several vegan options that don’t leave flavor on the cutting board, and this Tex-Mex taco truck is a fan favorite. Order up endless combinations of the taco trios to share with friends at book club or while bingeing your new favorite show together. You can mix and match plant-based meats, from chorizo to al pastor, served on flour or corn tortillas, or opt for the Nomaste Bowl with rice, black beans, cabbage, pico de gallo, and vegan crema.
Watching basketball with your crew? You’ll definitely need some game-day grub. Order from Chi’lantro, a true step up from your average bar food, to liven up the party. If there is an official Austin fry, it’s probably their original kimchi fries, which are served with caramelized kimchi, cheese, onions, cilantro, and “magic sauce.” Add some Korean fried chicken wings to your order — up to 40 wings per order, served with Chi’lantro’s sweet and spicy Gangnam sauce — to keep everyone’s energy up through the game.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Who in your family doesn’t love a good burger? Hopdoddy, the wildly popular chain that started on South Congress, arguably offers some of the best, with toppings that satisfy both traditional and adventurous palates. Popular items include the Prime Time burger with kobe beef, caramelized onions, and truffle aioli or the vegetarian-approved Impossible burger. Their kids’ menu offers smaller, stripped-down versions of the grown-up burgers, too, making it an ideal choice for your whole fam. No matter what, you must order some Parmesan truffle fries to share (are we obsessed with fries in Austin? Guilty!) and cap off your meal with a Nutella chocolate pretzel shake.
East Side King
This Austin institution known for its Asian fusion cuisine is a great option for your next dinner gathering with friends. There’s several finger food options that are perfect for a relaxed night in, like the crave-worthy beet home fries, which are roasted and topped with a signature savory mayonnaise sauce. Other great options include bento boxes that give you a sample of everything, such as Brussels sprout salad and Thai chicken karaage.
Brunch is a sacred tradition in Austin, but if you’ve got a lot of mouths to feed, it can be a challenge to find a suitable venue. Solution: brunch delivered. Phoebe’s Diner is a particularly exquisite choice, with a menu full of decadent ways to maintain your weekend vibe, from the coffee smoked brisket burrito to the sourdough-based deep-fried French toast. The thick-cut Badass Bacon is a local fave, so make sure to add a few extra orders so you don’t risk running out.
Taste of Ethiopia II
This family-owned and operated restaurant puts a little love into every dish you order, and because it’s Ethiopian cuisine, it’s pretty much designed for sharing. Make this your next family dinner and enjoy the experience of eating with your fingers wrapped around a piece of injera, scooping up perfectly seasoned vegetables and meats. The restaurant offers a sampler platter for two or three, served with sides, or an Ultimate Combo with six separate dishes and sides.