Food truck eats are a must when you visit Austin. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly food truck park or tasty late night bites on the patio at a nearby bar, here are 25 to add to your Austin dining itinerary.
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Wake up with a migas breakfast taco at Veracruz All Natural, named one of Food Network’s Top 5 Tacos in America.
2. El Primo
Long-time staple El Primo dishes up tacos, tortas and burritos. Try the popular pastor (pork) or the lengua (beef tongue). Takeout only.
3. Churro Co.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at Churro Co. on South First Street. Grab a traditional churro, or go crazy with funky flavors like their Jazmoon (topped with homemade orange curd, chocolate hazelnut spread, and fruity pebbles).
4. Spicy Boys
Visit one of four Spicy Boys locations for a twist on crispy fried chicken sandwiches, boneless tenders and bone-in fried chicken. If you know what's up, you'll also add a side of spicy pickles and tater tots.
Via 313. Credit Stephanie Rogers Photography.
The Mighty Cone serves its foods in a handy paper cone, like the chicken tenders wrapped in a tortilla.
Tommy Want Wingy is all about the chicken wing lollipops that come in a variety of flavors, including garlic parmesan.
9. Via 313
Detroit-style square pizza is the specialty at Via 313, owned by two brothers who grew up on the stuff.
South Austin's Revolution Vegan Kitchen serves up plant-based comfort food like buffalo chick'n wraps, "notzarella" sticks, jackfruit al pastor tacos and more at the Thicket Food Truck Park.
Courtesy Micklethwait Craft Meats.
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.
Garbo’s serves up New England cuisine, including fresh lobster rolls prepared Maine style (chilled, with homemade mayo) or Connecticut style (warm, brushed with lemon-tarragon butter). Visit the website for daily food truck locations.
13. LeRoy and Lewis
LeRoy and Lewis offers a creative take on barbecue with a seasonally changing menu of meats sliced to order, such as the decadent smoked beef cheeks and pulled whole hog.
Indulge in family-style Italian from Patrizi’s, which uses secret family recipes to create its homemade sauces and pulled-to-order pastas.
Formally known as "klobásník," kolaches are one of a Texan's fave breakfast items, and Kerlaches does them right. These smoked-meat stuffed pastries are sure to have you licking your fingers!
Courtesy of Dee Dee Thai.
16. Bully Bagel
Bully Bagel is a one-of-a-kind food truck. Located in The Buzz Mill courtyard, this trailer is serving up chewy and fluffy bagels and bagel sandwiches. Most menu items can be altered for our vegan friends and they even have gluten free options! Insider tip: try the pizza bagels!
At Bananarchy, build your own frozen banana confection with dips like chocolate and peanut butter, along with toppings that include a selection of candies, nuts and cookies.
18. Dee Dee Thai
Authentic Northern Thai street foods like pad kaprow (spicy stir-fried pork sauteed in homemade chili paste) are the specialty at the husband-and-wife-owned Dee Dee Thai.
Stop by Bésame at Meanwhile Brewing Co. for ice cream made daily, with balanced and fresh ingredients. Try one of their signature flavors like banana pudding and Over the Rainbow, or grab a taste of one of their rotating flavors that change weekly.
Step up to the Airstream and treat yourself to a sweet donut treat (like the Miss Shortcake, with cream cheese icing and fresh strawberries) at Gourdough’s.
Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ. Credit Rose McIntyre, BFA Photography.
In Austin, you can even get your morning cup of coffee at a food trailer. Freewheelin Coffee features unique, homemade coffee flavors and freshly baked pastries. Take pics in front of their 1971 Airstream and sip on a rose-cardamom latte on their shaded patio.
At Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ choose from tempting taco fillings like smoked brisket topped with guacamole, tomato serrano salsa and sea salt.
23. Possum Pizza
Vegans rejoice! Possum Pizza serves up vegan thin-crust pizza with toppings ranging from classic vegan cheese to decadent bac'n mac and cheese. Save room for a side of vegan mozzarella sticks and chkn wings.
24. Abo Youssef
Sample Mediterranean fare at Abo Youssef. Make sure to snag a glass of mint tea and say "Hi" to the owner, Samir, who will always greet you with a smile.
25. Kreyòl Korner
Find authentic Caribbean dishes at the Kreyòl Korner trailer in Northwest Austin, including traditional Haitian dishes and house pickled vegetables.