8 Places to Eat Frito Pie in Austin
While the origin of Frito pie is debatable (some say New Mexico, some say Texas), one thing is not: these creative takes that we found are undeniably delicious and unequivocally "Austin." From brisket to bison and everything in between, you'll be in meat-bathed-corn-chip heaven. That's sounds gross, but it's totally not.
West Anderson Lane
Head over to Cover 3 for lunch (11am-3pm) for their Frito pie. It's made with a secret chili with queso recipe, cheddar, onions, and house-pickled chiles with onions & cilantro.
Their brisket Frito Pie is just another home run for Micklethwait Craft Meats, which can stand up there with the big boys in town. This tasty snack is a handful of Fritos topped with their signature moist brisket, cheddar, red onion, escabeche, and cilantro.
Black Star's aptly-named fiery chili, "Bowl of Red," is made with 44 Farms beef brisket braised in a spicy Texas chili, and topped with sharp cheddar cheese, onions, and jalapeño. Add Fritos for free!
Since the mid-'70s, Texas Chili Parlor has been serving chili to a devoted group of patrons, including sports fans and Texas legislators -- and its Frito pie is a big part of that storied history.
Local favorite, Kerbey Lane Cafe, has a bison Frito pie that combines bison and pork chili served on top of Fritos, black beans, sour cream, cheese, pickled jalapeños, and red onion -- just one of many reasons it continues to be a local favorite.
Whip In has amazing Indian food, and the South Asian Frito pie is an intriguing mash-up of flavors. It's made with Fritos (obviously), black beans, spicy Bastrop beef chili, cheddar-jack cheese, sour cream, and a cilantro chutney. Mmmm...
Okay, so it's vegetarian and gluten-free, but it's oh-so-good. Frank is keeping it simple with a veggie chili served on top of Fritos with cheese, sour cream, and onions. You won't even miss the meat.
YJSC's chili is seasoned to perfection and served baseball field-style: in the bag. Pair that with a cold Pearl Snap, and you're good to go.
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