- Austin is the quintessential town that embraces the hallmarks of local business and a healthy lifestyle. Eating habits are a crucial component of a healthy existence and the dining culture here is a big part of why Austin is Austin. For these reasons, the founders of Leaf realized in the fall of 2005 that this was the perfect place for the first Leaf to be planted. Leaf serves fellow Austinites the best salads in the world, using the freshest and tastiest product around. Leaf prepares their dressings from original recipes, and run their environmentally conscious business with a huge smile. The impeccable staff will strive to serve you with common courtesies, speed, and of course, a little Austin flair.