Chinese restaurant Bao’d Up opens today in Mueller

Update: Slow your roll, people. Apparently Austinites were really jonesing for some bao, because Bao’d Up ran out of food today and had to turn guests away. They will wait until 5 p.m. to open Wesnesday while they tighten their processes

Bao’d Up, a fast-casual restaurant focused on Chinese steamed buns, opens today at 11 a.m. at 1911 Aldrich, Suite 1A in the Mueller development. The restaurant is operated by chef Ting Li, who also owns Xian Noodles.

Baos from Bao’d Up. (Credit:

The menu serves steamed buns; savory meat and veggie-filled buns; sweet fried bao, bubble tea and more. As part of its opening celebration, Bao’d Up is giving each customer who spends $10 or more a free bao.

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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