This was my first time at Juiceland, and I have to say, my juice was DELISH! I had the traditional green juice with apple juice, pineapple, kale, celery, and ginger, and it was so fresh. They also have pre-made juices you can grab as well as to-go snacks, which I grabbed to take for my afternoon stroll at the park.
2. Wanderlust Summer at the Springs (Barton Springs) – Zilker Park
We had an incredible class led by Gustavo, and there were about 300 yogis there. Afterward, we all enjoyed great samples from local vendors, from organic yogurt to local kombucha, then walked over to Barton Springs for a dip in the pool! It was a wonderful way to spend a flaming-hot Texas afternoon.
3. BFREE YOGA Austin
This space has a very special energy and a very loving community. We had the best class with Shelby as she was in the midst of leading her Teacher Training. This is the neighborhood studio to visit. They have great teachers and are very steeped in teaching yoga while keeping classes fun and sweaty. I can’t wait to go back!
4. Pennybacker Bridge
Brant happened to find this place, and we were so lucky that he did! This beautiful bridge, which opened in 1982, is part of one of the most scenic urban drives in Texas, and its iconic to Austin. It spans 1,150 feet across Lake Austin, is suspended by 72 steel cables, and has the best seats in the house for a beautiful sunrise or sunset. It’s a MUST!
5. Casa de Luz
This is my favorite restaurant in Austin. I love eating healthy, macrobiotic foods, and this restaurant is not only completely vegan, but also organic and gluten-free. They make everything fresh in-house, and it’s communal-style eating. The menu is prix fixe, you serve yourself soup and salad, and the lovely cooks bring you the entree of the day. It’s like having a home-cooked meal in the middle of the city!
6. Yoga Yoga
We had a great experience taking John’s Yin class, because he explained what we were doing and why we were doing it. It was the BEST! This studio has a good mix of ages, shapes, sizes, experience levels, and a lot of diversity, and everyone was so warm and welcoming.
I loved this place so much that I went to both locations! Leah Cullis was kind enough to host us at this delicious eatery. I loved the golden milk matcha! You know a place is good when the locals all go there to eat. Picnik has lots of veggie options, as well as GF pancakes that are to die for!
8. Wanderlust Yoga Austin
Amelia’s Saturday class was the best way to start the weekend! It was a great opportunity for us to meet the community, as well as see familiar faces from the Wanderlust Summer Springs event. The studio was spacious, and had everything you would need to get ready after a sweaty class. They offer different types of classes, so there is something for everyone.
I’ve never had better breakfast tacos than the ones at Tacodeli! In fact, I had never had tacos for breakfast. I loved the Otto and the Freakin’ Vegan. Everything here is made with fresh, farm-to-kitchen ingredients, using local suppliers, and they feature unique combinations and plenty of gluten-free options. After your breakfast tacos, go to Houndstooth Coffee (see the next slide).
10. Houndstooth Coffee
The Mocha Latte here was the best thing I’ve tried on this tour thus far. Not kidding, they used real chocolate and it was phenomenal. These locals take their coffee drinking seriously. Everything was great, and even though I overdosed on caffeine, it left me wanting more. They have alternative milks if you have a dairy-free diet.
11. EO Products
I wanted to take a moment to thank EO Products for their incredible support during this tour. It’s so exciting to work with a brand that I trust and that I already used prior to this tour. My favorite EO product is their natural Deodorant Wipes, which are suitable for all skin types. I love the Organic Lavender essential oil used in the wipes that is combined with Organic Ethanol to kill bacteria, which eliminates body odor at its source—something we truly need after driving for hours and then going to several yoga classes per day! Thank you, EO!