Hillside Farmacy-1st stop on Austin Food Tour
We just wrapped up a food tour for my show, The Perfect Little Life, in Austin! We were greeted with open arms, and you could definitely say Austin is a lovely, friendly city! And their slogan is “Keep Austin Weird”, so right up my alley!!!
Our first stop was at Hillside Farmacy, located in East Austin, also known as the Rosewood Area. This restaurant is to date one of my faves so far. The building is set up for success just by it’s looks. It’s in an actual old Pharmacy, and still has a lot of the cabinets, and aesthetics from the original building. I love when a company embrace the history of what the original building was used for. Adds such a super cool vibe. They source everything locally, which I love and admire. You can taste it in their food! If it’s not local, they don’t serve it. They literally have fresh herbs still in the planters on the bar for when they make drinks. THAT’S FRESH.
We had such a blast filming for my show, so to see our whole experience be sure to watch!!! I loved everything about this place. As I mentioned it was gorgeous, and had the most beautiful decor. (I also forgot to mention they have a KILLER patio!!!) Next let’s talk about the drinks. They have all the traditional cocktails, but also have a whole list of specialty cocktails only offered there! My fave was the “Mr. Cool”. I’m on a major cucumber kick right now, and this one embraced cucumber with a twist.
We started out with the Farmacy Plate, the King of all cheese plates! I could have had 4 of those! SO GOOD. Next we had the Burger, The DELISH Mac + Cheese, and lastly the Roasted Chicken with fresh local veggies. We left with full tummies and full hearts. The hospitality they gave us was so wonderful and refreshing. Emily, their GM, was a peach! She was so knowledgeable of not only their restaurant and all they had to offer, but knew so much about the neighborhood. We had a mini history lesson while we were with her and i LOVED it! For even more details on our time spent there, be sure to watch our episode! It’s full of fun! And if you live in Austin, or are getting ready to visit there, be sure to pay Hillside Farmacy visit! You won’t regret it! ( Also follow them for food inspo!)