The popularity of Austin, Texas has exploded over the past decade with the weirdest city in Texas becoming one of the hottest post-college destinations for millennials looking to enter the workforce. There are thousands of reasons why Austin is an amazing place to live, not least of which is the city is home to the best breakfast tacos in America.
A few months ago, Bon Appétit web editor Alex Delany turned a lot of heads when he ate 16 Philly Cheesesteaks in 12 hours to determine, once and for all, the best cheesesteak in all of Philadelphia. Now, Alex is back and he’s here to name the single best breakfast taco in Austin, Texas by eating 26 different breakfast tacos in 10 hours.
Making the perfect breakfast taco requires absolute harmony between the homemade tortilla, eggs, bacon, cheese, and potato. These five ingredients must come together in ways that complement one another without ever stealing the show. On his quest, Alex ordered 2 breakfast tacos at Austin’s 13 most reputable breakfast taco joints. This video’s a little long (18 minutes) so I’d suggest watching it at 1.5 or 2x speed, I’ve also included some information below on the final results:
Once the dust had settled and Alex Delany had finished eating 26 tacos he was forced to name the best breakfast tacos in Austin, Texas. There are plenty of lists out there from bloggers who claim that A is better than B but this is the first time someone actually hit the streets and tasted them all in one day to make an official determination. So, without further ado, here are the top three best breakfast tacos in Austin, Texas according to Alex from Bon Appétit:
The Top Three Classic Breakfast Tacos:
1. Rosita al Pastor
2. Joe’s Bakery
3. Dai Due Taqueria
You can click here for a complete list of the taquerias Alex ate at in Austin on his quest to name the best breakfast taco. He’s also