Food truck eats are a must when you visit Austin; here’s a dozen to add to your itinerary.

The Picnic Food Truck Park at Barton Springs
The Picnic food truck Park at Barton Springs. Photo Credit Lars Frazer.

1. Wake up with a migas breakfast taco at Veracruz All Natural, named one of Food Network’s Top 5 Tacos in America.

2. Long-time staple El Primo dishes up tacos, tortas and burritos. Try the popular pastor (pork) or the lengua (beef tongue).

3. The Turkish-style wraps at Kebabalicious include the savory beef-and-lamb nestled in a pita, sided with hummus or crispy fries.

4. At Luke’s Inside Out, try one of Chef Luke Bibby’s creative bites, like the spicy Szechwan fried chicken sandwich.

5. Paperboy is a breakfast hot spot with early-morning eats, such as the sweet potato hash with braised pork belly.

Quarter Pounder and Fries from the Mighty Cone.
Quarter Pounder and Fries. Courtesy of the Mighty Cone.

6. The Mighty Cone serves its foods in a handy paper cone, like the chicken tenders wrapped in a tortilla.

7. Tommy Want Wingy is all about the chicken wing lollipops that come in a variety of flavors, including garlic parmesan.

8. For kid-friendly food on the run, find the Burro Cheese Kitchen food trailer on South Congress Avenue and savor the inventive grilled cheese sandwiches. 

9. Detroit-style square pizza is the specialty at Via 313, owned by two brothers who grew up on the stuff.

10. The hip Whisler’s bar pairs its cocktails with Asian food from Thai-Kun, including beef panang curry with jasmine rice. 

11. Find your barbecue fix at award-winning East Austin trailer Micklethwait Craft Meats, named one of Texas Monthly's 50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas.

12. The Picnic food trailer park offers perks like shady pavilions, and food trucks including Hey Cupcake!
and Acai Hut.