September 14, 2018 Slideshows » Food & Drink

24 Awesome Restaurants That Opened in San Antonio This Summer 

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The food scene changed a bunch this summer! From completely new coffee shops to second locations in pizza, popsicles and poke, here's our fav spots that popped up this past season.
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PRESS Coffee
4035 Broadway St, (210) 602-6590, presscoffeesa.com
PRESS is back after a nearly 10-month hiatus. A dramatic spike in rent forced the owners out of the French Place shop, but they’re back with a vengeance at the Boardwalk on Broadway. Fresh coffe and treats from local shops are just waiting to be enjoyed on the patio.
Photo via Instagram / 0hshittheregoestheplanet
Churroholic
4138 S New Braunfels Ave #103, (210) 817-6206, churroholic.com
The California-based franchise landed in SA last month, prompting long lines from day one. A look at the menu and you’ll understand why. Located on the city’s Southeast side, you’ll be able to enjoy decked out churros with glazes, as an ice cream sandwich, offered a la mode, and more. Check it soon if you haven’t already.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
South BBQ & Kitchen
2011 Mission Rd, (210) 437-0070, southbbqkitchen.com
Located on the South Side, South BBQ & Kitchenopened just in time for Memorial Day shenanigans. Offering a mixture of Tex-Mex and barbecue, the Mission Road eatery’s menu features options like brisket, St. Louis spare ribs, pulled pork and chicken quarters, and a selection of pickled items and sides, namely frijoles a la charra and Spanish-style rice.
Photo via Instagram / kodymelton
The Ramen Bar at The Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St, (210) 559-0421, cherritybar.com
The newest of this roundup, the folks behind Kimura make getting tasty AF ramen a bit easier. Rather than dealing with the hecticness of the Downtown, you can get your ramen fix next to the Alamodome at the Cherrity Bar. Slurp on your noodles and then grab some drinks – don’t worry, it’s for a good cause.
Photo via Instagram / cinderfoodie
The Juice Experiment
3438 N St Mary's St, facebook.com
The Art of Donut owners decided to go healthy for their side-venture, located right next to the St. Mary’s Street shop. If you feel guilty about devouring the decadent donuts, stop by The Juice Experiment and choose from slew of salads, juices and smoothies. We promise they’re just as tasty.
Photo via Instagram / safood.e
Hula Poke in Helotes
11830 Bandera Rd, Helotes, (210) 281-4049, facebook.com/HulaPokeBandera
Hula Poke has been popping off this year with their most recent opening in Helotes in early June. From the owners behind Rolling Fish Sushirritos and Poke, the shop offers refreshingly tasty DIY poke bowls and salads.
Photo via Instagram / stine.eats
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana at Yanaguana Garden
518 South Alamo Street, (210) 227-2900, doughpizzeria.com
Dough opened a second San Antonio location right in the heart of the city. As one of the tenants at Yanaguana Garden inside Hemisfair Park, Dough allows park-goers to enjoy fresh mozzarella and Neapolitan-style pizzas.
Photo via Instagram / tonyamla
Pluckers
14881 I-35, Selma, (210) 655-9464, pluckers.com
The wait was finally over for many anxious San Antonians when Pluckers opened in July. Though all the way out in Selma, the Alamo City can enjoy freshly-made wings and Holy Macaroni without driving all the way up to San Marcos or Austin.
Photo via Instagram / adam.eats.n.drinks
Koi Poke Sushi & Burrito
7211 Green Glen Drive, Suite 102, (210) 451-0050
The team at Koi Kawa dipped into the world of poke and sushi burritos in late August with the opening of Koi Poke. Located near UTSA, this trendy spot offers DIY bowls with either two or three protein choices.
Photo via Instagram / koi_poke_sushi_burrito
Just the Drip
24188 Boerne Stage Rd, facebook.com
The Point Park & Eats added more java to the mix with the opening of Just the Drip in mid-August. The shop features coffee by Quantum Coffee Roasters, cookies and baked goods by Chocollazo, and macarons by Dreamy Sweets by Blondee.
Photo via Instagram / eatablemedia
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Fugu Poke House
23702 W Interstate 10 Frontage Rd Ste #101, (210) 267-5504, fugupokehouse.com
The poke craze continues with the opening of Fugu in late June. The shop features DIY bowls, poke burritos, poke salads and a few soups and larger items such as udon, lo mein and yakisoba. And perhaps the coolest part of all is that some tables have swing seats!
Photo via Instagram / _accordingtocharlie
Berry to Bean Coffee House
3900 Broadway St, (210) 549-2222, facebook.com/berrytobean
More joe came to Broadway, Berry to Bean leading the season with an opening in mid-May. The shop features a menu of espresso drinks, juices and smoothies geared toward promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Photo via Instagram / dcampaa
Revolucion Coffee + Juice
300 E Houston St #105, (210) 607-1818, revolucionsa.com
With an outpost on Broadway, Revolucion’s second location headed into Downtown inside the former Moshe's Golden Falafel. Though smaller, fans can still find espresso drinks, juices, "not milks," smoothies, acai bowls, and grab-and-go salads and sandwiches here.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Tre at the Museum
200 W. Jones St #501, (210) 805-0333, tretrattoria.com
Tre Trattoria packed up its bags and moved out of Boardwalk on Broadway to set up at the San Antonio Museum of Art. With indoor seating at the Hops Building, the revamped restaurant also has patio dining overlooking the San Antonio River.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.tisfied
Earth Burger
2501 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 476-5010, eatearthburger.com
A former Church’s Chicken is now the second Earth Burger location in SA as of early June. The newest space is three times as big as the original location, but serves up the same vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu.
Photo via Instagram / letsbinge
Frida's Corner
1407 Bandera Rd, (210) 900-4077, snacksbyfridas.com
Snack shops may be all over SA, but not all of them are made in fashion of the great Frida Kahlo. Sit back and admire the colorful aesthetic inspired by Frida while you choose a treat from the menu: smoothies, smoothie bowls, ice cream and popsicles, and fruit-infused drinks alongside a few spicy concoctions.
Photo via Instagram / fridascornersa
Go Vegan San Antonio
Around SA, (210) 591-5012, facebook.com/GoVeganSa
What began at the monthly Vegan Stop Shop hosted at Brick comes food truck Go Vegan. The family-owned business takes on favorites like mac 'n' cheese, tostones, sandwiches and smoothies.
Photo via Instagram / govegansa
Singhs Vietnamese
2805 N St Mary's St, (512) 940-9662, facebook.com
Announced earlier this year, Singhs finally opened a brick-and-mortar last month. Visitors on the St. Mary’s Strip can now enjoy late-night bites from the prized Vietnamese joint.
Photo via Instagram / singhs_sa
Hawx Burger Bar
700 E Sonterra Blvd #318, (210) 908-9354, hawxburgerbar.com
With the original location on Vance Jackson, Hawx Burger Bar headed north for its second location. Replacing the former Draught Station, the Sonterra eatery offers the same menu along with a full bar and Sunday brunch.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
Smoke Shack Meat Market
3710 Broadway St, (210) 549-1090, smokeshackfamily.com
While not a restaurant per se, Chris Conger did right by San Antonio opened a meat market on par with the restaurant of the same name – and located right next door. The market offers bread and produce from local vendors as well as house-made meats available by the pound.
Photo via Instagram / safoodnstuff
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Don Martin’s Coffee
540 S Presa St, donmartinscoffee.com
Get your espresso-based drinks with fresh beans courtesy of White Elephant Coffee Co. and pan dulce from Cinderella Bakery. You can also enjoy beer and wine here, either on tap or from a can.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
El Ojo
3000 N. St Mary’s, instagram.com/elojosananto
The team behind Hi-Tones, Faust, Phantom Room, Lowcountry, Squeezebox and the also-new El Buho comes El Ojo. Opened in early July, the club-like spot features obscure punk, 80s goth, and industrial music and has all the sass you miss at Phantom Room.
Photo via Instagram / cherylthrogmorton
Steel City Pops
17619 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 610-9060, steelcitypops.com
The Alabama-based popsicle chain got a second San Antonio location, this time at The Rim, in mid-June. So get your shopping on and treat yourself to a creatively customized popsicle made to your liking.
Photo via Instagram / tinfoilforest
Hip Peaz Vegan Eats
13469 Wetmore Rd, (210) 274-1947, facebook.com/HipPeazVeganEats/
Found inside Munch On Co-Op, Hip Peaz dishes out house-made vegan meats like corned beef, ham, beet patties, along with frozen shrimp. Score one for all the vegans in SA!
Photo via Instagram / plantbasedhacker
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PRESS Coffee
4035 Broadway St, (210) 602-6590, presscoffeesa.com
PRESS is back after a nearly 10-month hiatus. A dramatic spike in rent forced the owners out of the French Place shop, but they’re back with a vengeance at the Boardwalk on Broadway. Fresh coffe and treats from local shops are just waiting to be enjoyed on the patio.
Photo via Instagram / 0hshittheregoestheplanet

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