Favor Archives - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

This year for SXSW I curated a list of my favorite spots to Favor. While you’re here in Austin, you can order from my list right on the Favor app: www.favordelivery.com/download (Available now through Sunday, March 19th.) Ok, here’s the rundown…
1.     Blenders and Bowls
2.     Pinthouse Pizza
3.     Chinatown Westlake
4.     Poke Poke
5.     Forthright
6.     Burro Cheese Kitchen
7.     Soursop
8.     Santa Rita Cantina
9.     Zocalo
10.   One Taco

Favor is more than doubling the size of their current delivery zone to include Southeast Austin, Circle C, Jollyville, Wells Branch, Lost Creek, and the North Lamar neighborhoods.  The new zone extends east to Hwy 183 and north past Texas State Hwy 45.  As part of an initiative to focus on their home state of Texas, the company will be giving Texans more access to Favor than ever before.  The company has also expanded zone coverage in Fort Worth, Houston, Dallas and College Station.

New delivery zone starts Monday, March 6th. Learn more here.

To celebrate the expansion, Favor is offering FREE delivery + $2 tacos from all Chi’Lantro locations for #TacoTuesday 3/7 only! That’s right, Tuesday (3/7) from 11:00 AM-9:00 PM you can score FREE delivery + $2 tacos from Austin favorite, Chi’Lantro!

Here are the details:

  • March 7th, from 11am-9pm just open up the Favor app and order Chi’Lantro

  • Free Delivery (Users just pay the tip)

 

Favor announced the launch of The Chef’s Club series last week. In partnership with several of Austin’s most talented chefs, Favor will deliver an exclusive Fall-inspired dish each week through mid-December.

This week they are doing Thanksgiving pies!

November 21th – 23th starting at 8:00 AM – While Supplies Last!

Mañana at South Congress Hotel
Chef Amanda Rockman
Texas native and James Beard-Award semi-finalist, Chef Amanda Rockman, spent twelve years conquering the pastry scene in Chicago and now has made her way to Austin to take on a new challenge as the Executive Pastry Chef at South Congress Hotel.

Holiday Pies
Caramel Apple, Bourbon Chocolate Pecan, and Pumpkin Pies are perfect for the holiday table. Chef Rockman brings you warmth and holiday cheer with these three seasonal pies. All great to share with your family and friends, or a even personal indulgence!

Here is sneak peak at what is to come!

November 29th – December 1st starting at 5:00 PM – While Supplies Last!

The Peached Tortilla
Chef Eric Silverstein
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Chef Eric Silverstein used his Asian influences to start The Peached Tortilla truck in 2010. With a brick-and-mortar and new event space Social House, he continues to take on the exploding Austin food scene by exploring and developing ethnic cuisine.

Hanger Steak Bun Xao
A Vietnamese rice noodle salad with fresh Thai Basil and mint accompanied by marinated Hanger Steak is a vibrant dish that still has the warmth for the Fall weather. With Chef Silverstein’s love of Asian food, this dish fully embodies his vision for The Peached Tortilla.

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December 5th – December 7th starting at 11:00 AM -While Supplies Last!

Walton’s Fancy & Staple
Chef Phillip Anderson
At the helm of Walton’s Fancy & Staple’s culinary vision since 2014, Chef Anderson embraces Austin’s creative food scene as well as the open mindedness of its residents. With exposure to various global cuisines, he continues to paint a vivid picture on the open canvas of the Austin culinary scene.

Turkey Harvest Sandwich
Roasted Turkey with Sweet Potato, Broccoli Rabe & Pecan Pesto, and Smoked Mozzarella on house made multigrain bread. A quintessential Thanksgiving sandwich that caters to the Fall season with locally sourced ingredients perfect for the holidays.

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December 12th – December 14th starting at 5:00 PM – While Supplies Last!

Salty Sow
Chef Harold Marmulstein
Best Chef in American nominee and award winning Who’s Who of Chefs in America, Chef Harold Marmulstein is part owner and executive chef of Salty Sow. With his love and influence of southern culinary traditions, Chef Harold fully embraces the style of cooking fresh farm produce and supports independent local farmers.

Duroc Pork Collar
Pork Collar, Sweet Potato Mash, Burgundy Onions, Apples, and a Moroccan Honey sauce. The classic holiday ingredients, sweet potatoes and apples, along with the sweetness of the honey sauce meld beautifully with the meatiness of the pork.

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Around these parts, melted cheese is serious business. Any great meal in Austin can and should begin with a velvety bowl of queso— locally, it’s one of our main food groups. A great queso recipe can not only put a new restaurant on the map, it can make it an institution.

Luckily Favor, your personal delivery assistant, understands that queso is the lifeblood of our fair city, and they are standing by to bring your favorite blend of queso straight to your door. With that in mind, here is a list of the quesos we can’t live without.

Use code ‘365Things’ to get your first Favor free!

#1 – Torchy’s Tacos

Their green chile queso may be even better than their tacos. That’s a major statement, but we stand behind it!

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#2 – Kerbey Lane

Save this one for a late night craving as this is queso is one you can enjoy 24 hours a day!

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#3 – Matt’s El Rancho

 This classic Austin joint makes nearly every “best of” list for good reason. Bob Armstrong Dip is a truly heavenly version of queso. Just make sure you don’t go on Tuesday (they’re closed)!

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#4 – Chuy’s

Many moons ago, on a past Cinco de Mayo, we judged a blind queso tasting contest and this guy was the winner.

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#5 – El Alma

El Alma gets bonus points for the homemade chips that come with its queso. It’s a stellar combo!

Photo Credit: Gabriel Campbell Photography

Photo Credit: Gabriel Campbell Photography

#6 – Maudie’s

This bowl of melted goodness has a distinctive flavor that keeps the queso connoisseurs coming back. Is it butter? Garlic? It’s AMAZING is what it is.

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#7 – Magnolia Café

Another place where you can snag queso 24 hours a day, this one known as “Magnolia Mud” is dangerously addicting.

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#8 – Taco Deli

This white and peppery queso is rich and savory. It’s the perfect thing to distract you during those five looooong minutes you have to wait for their incredible tacos.

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#9 – Texas Chili Parlor

Don’t be fooled by its humble (and dark) appearance. This queso is worth the stop.

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#10 – Pelon’s

Melted cheese with hatch green chiles. Need we say more?

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#11 – Valentina’s / Violet Taco

The Vidal family’s food truck is famous for brisket, but their chips y queso are to die for as well.

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#12 Santa Rita

This bowl is old-fashioned and devoid of trendy nonsense. You can’t go wrong.

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#13 – Posse East

Down and dirty bar food is one of life’s simple pleasures, and this queso is pure bliss.

Photo Credit: Meredith V. Yelp.

Photo Credit: Meredith V. Yelp.

#14 – Hula Hut

Queso with a view? You don’t have to ask us twice!

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#15 – Curra’s

This is all you need to know: Land O’Lakes extra melt with whole black beans, guacamole and pico.

Photo Credit: Christi K. Yelp

Photo Credit: Christi K. Yelp

#16 – Polvo’s

This queso comes standard with bonus ingredients. You’ll love every bit of melted American cheese topped with guacamole, ground beef, and pico de gallo.

Photo Credit: adi7anand instagam

Photo Credit: adi7anand instagam

#17 – Zocalo Cafe 

Cream cheese is the secret ingredient that sets them apart from the rest!

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Get any (or all) of the quesos above, delivered right to your door with the Favor Delivery app.

Austin’s favorite start-up has been expanding rapidly and making big moves across the country. They have just recently launched in the city that is home to the Philly cheesesteak. You guessed it – Favor has taken on Philadelphia!

Their pick-up zone covers the neighborhoods of Temple, University City, No Libs (Northern Liberties), Fishtown, Rittenhouse, Fairmont, Center City, and Old City. This zone will continue to expand.

Favor will delivery ANYTHING for a $5 delivery fee. Enter the promo code:  PhillyBlog and first delivery is free!

Tell all your Philly friends!

If you’re in town for SXSW, it’s the perfect time to think like a local. With the help of our friends at Favor, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best local food and drinks you have to try while you’re in Austin.

Haven’t heard of Favor? They’ll make crossing off the items on this list a breeze! Download the app and they’ll deliver while you’re waiting in line to see your favorite bands.

1. Breakfast Tacos – Veracruz All Natural

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On a typical Saturday morning in Austin, people wait hours for a taste of these breakfast tacos. And for good reason—they’re the bomb.

2. Pizza Via 313

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Who would have thought you’d find Detroit-style pizza in Austin? Thick crust and rich marinara sauce. This is a must try in Austin.

3. More Pizza Home Slice Pizza

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Did we already mention pizza? Come on, we know you can’t get enough. If deep dish isn’t your thing, try the city’s thin crust pizza go-to, Home Slice.

4. Smoothies and Fresh Juice Juiceland

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Feeling a little burnt-out from awesome showcases and free drinks? Grab a smoothie from Juiceland. It’s the best detox in town!

5. Healthy Prepared Meals Snap Kitchen

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If you need something a little more substantial than a smoothie but you still want to eat clean, Favor will deliver you homemade, healthy meals from Snap Kitchen.

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Waiting in lines during SXSW and mustering up enough energy for Hype Hotel is not possible without iced coffee. Try this local favorite cold brew coffee, Chameleon. We can’t live without it.

7. Late Night Cravings P. Terry’s Burger Stand and/or East Side King

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You can’t go wrong with a burger from P. Terry’s or some Thai Chicken Kara-age from Asian fusion food trailer, East Side King to finish off the evening. No regrets.

Happy South by-ing, y’all! And remember, if you make the rookie mistake of forgetting things like sunscreen, or a phone charger, Favor’s got your back.

It’s one of our favorite times of the year in Austin, Texas. Free food, free drinks, live music, and lots of visitors. That’s right – it’s South by Southwest.

You may have noticed a lot of buzz around local Austin company, Favor recently. And that buzz certainly isn’t slowing down for SXSW. They’ve teamed up with SouthBites Trailer Park, dating app – Bumble, and Car2go.

Free deliveries and free swag were plentiful this weekend from Favor, but the fun’s not over just yet. Check out some of the awesome giveaways Favor is doing for the remainder of SXSW.

Monday 3/14

Favor has teamed up with car2go to present you free deliveries. 12 – 2 pm

Tuesday 3/15

Favor has a pretty sweet sponsorship this year with SouthBites Trailer Park. Go check out some of the best local food and while you’re at it, treat yo self to a free massage (on Favor). 6 – 10 pm

Thursday 3/17

Free deliveries once again! Courtesy of car2go and Favor. 12 – 2 pm
Get stamped with tattoos on demand at the SouthBites Trailer Park. 12 – 6 pm

Saturday 3/19

There’s so much barbeque to eat, yet so many sxsw things to do. Get your fill of both, because Favor will deliver you some of Austin’s best barbecue (Salt Lick) from 11 am – 2 pm.

Check out Favor for more information. Don’t miss a beat and follow their sxsw moves on Snapchat – @Favordelivery

For all of the procrastinators out there, Favor is the perfect solution to show you put some thought and effort into saying “I love you.” The best part? You can do it all from your phone, without the mass chaos that may ensue in the chocolate aisle.

Whether it’s flowers for your sweetie, a latte to brighten their day or dinner for two from your favorite restaurant, with Favor you can take your pick from any restaurant or store in your city.

Check out our top 5 picks of best favored items for this Valentine’s Day!

1. The Sweetheart Collection from Austin Cake Ball

There’s no better way to treat your sweetheart than with Austin Cake Ball’s Sweetheart Collection. Favor will deliver but you will get all the credit for your smooth Valentine’s delivery!

Pro tip: Make he/she feel special by going the extra mile to customize your cake ball delivery.

2. A latte from Caffe Medici

For me, the perfect Valentine’s involves spending a lazy Sunday morning in bed with bae. Your home coffee machine is overrated; get Favor to deliver you some of Austin’s finest, silky lattes from Cafe Medici. 

Pro tip: Gentlemen – a latte will go perfectly with that breakfast in bed you’ll whip up. 

3. Flowers from Charlotte’s Fiesta Flowers

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Some may think it’s cliche to give flowers on Valentine’s day, but we (and most women) think it’s classic. After all, flowers are a gal’s best friend! Surprise your significant other with a beautiful, bouquet from Charlotte’s Fiesta Flowers. 

Pro tip: A grocery store bouquet is a nice gesture, but a specialized bouquet will make your lady feel like the bee’s knees. 

4. Shoes from Nordstrom

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Going on a fancy-shmancy dinner date this Valentine’s Day? You want your man to look classy and sophisticated. Give him the gift that keeps on giving – a top of the line pair of shoes from Nordstrom. Avoid the hassle of lines and crazy crowds; let Favor deliver your man the gift of style.

Pro tip: Ladies – you’ve just found the perfect excuse to throw out your man’s rundown, worn-out sneakers. 

5. Southern Comfort Food from The Peached Tortilla

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Going out to eat on Valentine’s day is a nice treat, but maybe you didn’t make that reservation months in advance. Enjoy a night in with your boo by getting Favor to deliver food from your favorite restaurant. Nothing beats southern comfort food from The Peached Tortilla, especially when it compliments your candlelit dinner oh so nicely. 

Pro tip: Put that delivery food right in the pan. He/she doesn’t have to know you can’t cook the best southern comfort food!

Use the code: 365THINGS to get $5 off your first Favor delivery

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I’ll be the first to say that after coming home from a long day of work, searching through recipes, going to the grocery store, and then cooking a meal at 8:45 pm is not on my daily agenda.

But, what if there was something that made it all a little easier? Sometimes, all you want is a home-cooked meal, but it can be challenging to make time to search the internet for recipes and make a trip to the grocery store. We’ve found your solution; Austin’s very own, Cilantro Lime.

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Cilantro Lime is a unique service that delivers fresh ingredients to your door and makes it possible to whip up a healthy, and very tasty home-cooked meal within minutes. Here’s the lowdown on how it all works –

  • You select from a list of unique and might I say, fancy entrees. (They have an extensive list)
  • Within the same day (as long as you order by 12pm), the food will be delivered to your door
  • Here’s the fun part – you get to cook the entree and have lots of fun while doing so.

Can you say perfect date night? Cilantro Lime makes for a delicious meal and fun experience that you can do with your partner or even with friends.

I checked out the service and made Gamberi al Rosmarino for two; it included these fresh ingredients – shrimp, pancetta, rosemary, zucchini, tomato, and pine nuts.

Take a look at the final product!

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Be sure to check out Cilantro Lime and have the perfect Valentine’s Day date night!

Use the code DATENIGHT for free delivery

Fried donuts, topped with Nutella and fresh strawberries. Mexican vanilla ice cream with cookie dough, and all the crush’ns you could possibly think of. Austin is home to the creators of both of these iconic gems (Gordough’s Donuts and Amy’s Ice Cream), among many other dessert eateries. 

It’s a fact – sweet tooths rejoice here in Austin because we live in a dessert paradise. And for all your sugar cravings, our friends at Favor have compiled a list of Austin’s most favored, sugary treats. 

1. Red Velvet Cake from Hey Cupcake!

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True or false: red velvet cake is chocolate cake with red food coloring? Who knows but we do know Hey Cupcake gets it right with the perfect ratio of cream cheese frosting and whatever red velvet cake actually is.

2. Miss Shortcake from Gourdough’s

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On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being you need dessert and will go to extreme lengths to get it), if you’re at a 10, you better call Favor to deliver you Gordough’s. These donuts are one of our favorite treats in Austin. Miss Shortcake is a popular choice among Austinites – a warm donut, topped with an overload of cream cheese icing and fresh cut strawberries. This is what heaven looks like. 

3. Founder’s Fav from Blenders & Bowls

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If your sweet tooth craving has kicked in, you can get your sugar fix from many items at Blenders & Bowls without going overboard. You can also build your own smoothie bowl and get Favor to deliver it to you! Perfect for breakfast or a mid-afternoon treat.

4. Mexican Vanilla Ice cream + crush’ns from Amy’s Ice Creams

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Is it too cold for ice cream? Never. Is it too cold outside to start your car and drive to the nearest Amy’s? Maybe. Whatever your flavor of choice may be, enjoy any of Amy’s decadent ice cream flavors brought right to your door.

5. Dark Chocolate with Olive Oil and Sea Salt Ice Cream from Lick

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Lick has a good habit of combining unexpected ingredients to make unique, refreshing ice cream flavors. Hence, the dark chocolate, olive oil and sea salt combination. But don’t get up, Favor will bring any crazy Lick flavor to your door.  

6. Cake Shake from Holy Cacao

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Holy Cacao. They don’t call it “divinely delicious” for nothing. Favor will keep you warm in winter and deliver Holy Cacao’s hot chocolate and/or satisfy your cake shake cravings. Yes. That is cake + milkshake combo of your liking.

7. French Toast from Kerbey Lane

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Breakfast for dinner, breakfast for lunch, breakfast for breakfast? We can’t get enough of breakfast, and we definitely can’t get enough of Kerbey Lane. For all you breakfast lovers, the good news is both Favor and Kerbey Lane are open late and Favor will deliver you breakfast at almost any hour you desire (8am – 3am). Go for their delicious pancakes or one of a kind french toast!

Use the code: 365THINGS to get $5 off your first Favor delivery

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