NileGuide Expert Says:
This quaint joint's veggie burgers are popular not just among vegetarians, but also avid meat eaters.
404 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704
Locally owned and wildly popular, P. Terry's offers hamburgers made with all-natural black angus beef from hormone- and antibiotic-free cows raised on a vegetarian diet. Chicken burgers come from poultry that's raised locally in an environment free of hormones, steroids and pesticides. The tomatoes are organic and grown locally. All those big scientific words may not sound very appetizing, but the long line at P. Terry's is a testament to the food's excellent flavor. It's primarily a drive-through restaurant, but there are a few outdoor picnic tables. Even vegetarians flock to this burger joint; their veggie burgers are made of brown rice, cremini mushrooms, black beans, oatmeal, onions, cheese and fresh parsley. Hand-spun shakes and thick fries make P. Terry's an addictive favorite for adults and kids alike. Although they're persnickety about food ingredients and local sourcing, they still do a few things the old-fashioned way. The buns are Mrs. Baird's, and the ketchup is from Heinz.