Austin Food Trucks & Trailers
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 more than 1,200 mobile food vendors are in Austin.
From fresh lobster rolls at Garbo’s to family-style Italian from Patrizi’s, street eats occupy every niche, and there's always a new, delicious, fairly priced meal to discover. Food-court trailer parks are an Austin phenomenon in which multiple trailers cluster to create a dining destination. Check out roaminghunger.com to find more local food trailers, or visit these food truck parks around town.
Food Truck Parks in Austin
East Side Food Park
The East Cesar Chavez park offers great food, live music, shady trees and a fun spot for families, friends and couples. Don't miss rotating offerings like the Dolce Bacio gelato truck, along with Tito Adobo Filipino-American food and many more. Learn More.
The Picnic Food Trailer Park
Open seven days a week, The Picnic is a quirky trailer park that sports nine different food trucks throughout the year including Mighty Cone, Hey! Cupcake, Coat & Thai and more. Each truck is contracted to stick around for at least a year, so visitors and guests can map out their favorite bites before stopping by or visiting from out of town. Learn More.
South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery
South Austin is a hub for food trucks and trailers. Located at 1311 S. First St., the South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery was the long-time home to the Torchy's food truck, and now features more rotating favorites like Conscious Cravings, Mellizoz Tacos and others. Enjoy plentiful parking and a covered pavilion with fans and heaters for all temperatures.
South First Food Court
A little further down South First Street, you'll find the South First Food Court. Keep an eye out for the iconic sign, featuring some of Austin's best known names (be sure to snap a pic!). Find favorites like TX Shwarma, Manolis Ice Cream and more.
Thicket Food Truck Park
In deep south Austin, you'll find the family-friendly Thicket Food Truck Park. With a stage for live entertainment, a sizable jungle gym and play area for the kids, a community garden and a BYOB policy, Thicket makes for a cozy neighborhood gathering space. Brunch the day away at Brooklyn Breakfast Shop and Stellar Coffee Co or get your fill of comfort food from Revolution Vegan Kitchen and others. Learn More.