Restaurant Switcharoo

Austin's popular Paleo restaurant cooks up new location on Burnet Road

Austin's popular Paleo restaurant cooks up new location on Burnet Road

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Picnik will be serving Paleo-friendly food on Burnet Road this spring. Picnik Austin/Facebook

A new restaurant is sliding into the Burnet Road space vacated by Fork & Taco in December. Picnik, touted as Austin's first Paleo restaurant, will open a brick-and-mortar location at 4801 Burnet Rd. 

Picnik launched as a food truck on South Lamar Boulevard in 2013. The repurposed shipping container serves a gluten-free lineup of Paleo-friendly fare that includes breakfast tacos, bone broth, ready-made lunches, pastries, and decadent butter coffee.

The Burnet Road brick-and-mortar will uphold Picnik's Paleo and farm-to-table philosophy while expanding to include dinner service and additional menu items. "This place is going to be the mecca of healthy and ancestral eating in Austin," says a statement from the Picnik team.

In addition to new sips and bites, the Burnet Road outpost will feature more room for dine-in patrons and two outdoor patios. Diners can expect similar aesthetics to other notable eateries, as Picnik's interior will be designed by McCray & Co., the firm responsible for Odd Duck, Ramen Tatsu-ya, Lenoir, and Noble Sandwich Co.

The new brick-and-mortar is expected to open this spring. Picnik's South Austin spot will remain open and will get a new trailer with "expanded capabilities" in the next few months.