Austin: Koriente

A few weeks ago, my dear pals invited me to lunch at Koriente, previously known as that-cute-and-seemingly-perfect-for-a-casual-date-place-that-I-always-see-when-I’m-at-the-municipal-court (don’t ask).

Turns out, not only do they have some delicious vegan items, but their story is pretty cool, too. According to their web site, it went like this:

My mom started this restaurant b/c she hates to cook. She loved going out to eat (make someone else do all the work) but found it tough to find healthy, msg free, low cal, balanced meals with prices within daily reach. She felt guilty for feeding us crap and felt sick of being a housewife, so she said, “Why not open a restaurant for people like me?”

I ordered the summer roll ($3.50!) and got a free side salad and miso soup. You just can’t do any better than this. It was fresh, colorful, and delicious. I don’t regularly eat miso soup, but then I have a tasty bowl like the one served here, and wonder why that is. It’s warm, but not too heavy for summer, and so good for you!

Summer roll with sauceMiso soup

I will definitely be back. And hopefully before my next court appearance.

Koriente
621 E 7th St.
Austin, TX 78701-3304

Cross posted from stellatex.