East Cesar Chavez
Cheap eat: Chik’n Tacos, $5
Arlo’s is a bit of an anomaly; it is strictly vegan, but also manages to kick everyone else’s ass in regards to flavor. Any burly meat-lover would cry tears of joy at the mercy of Arlo’s tacos, burgers, and sides. The Chik’n Tacos come two per order and are made with house-made seitan (wheat gluten), grilled pico de gallo, lettuce, and chipotle sauce on corn tortillas. If you’re alright with spending a few dollars more, get a burger, tots, or sweet potato fries.
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Anastacia Uriegas is an Austin-based freelance food, drink, and culture writer whose booze and french fry habit is keeping our food economy strong. Follow her to all the truffle fries and fancy cocktails: @anaurie.