AUSTIN FOOD TRUCKS
What started in the early ‘90s as a not-so-humble hot-dog stand has blossomed into a citywide movement. All over town, chefs are eschewing sit-down establishments and serving inexpensive, unpretentious cuisine whipped up in the back of refurbished Airstreams and concession trailers. The trend is so hot officials estimate nearly 2,000 mobile food vendors will be moving from city block to city block by this fall.
From tasty cupcakes at Hey Cupcake! to Chi'Lantro's taco-and-Korean barbecue, street eats occupy every niche, and there's always a new, delicious, not-too-spendy meal to discover. Food-court trailer parks are an Austin phenomenon in which multiple trailers cluster to create a dining destination. Check out these websites to find a map of the trailer parks, search trailer food options by cuisine, location and more.