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 around 2,000 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 our Austin Food Truck Catering Guide with Roaming Hunger to find local food trailers for your next event.
Food Truck Parks in Austin
Arbor Food Park
Located on E.12th St., Arbor Food Park brings together several of Austin’s tastiest food trailers. Locals love Cuantos Tacos, Dough Boys pizzas and fajitas from Comal ATX. Take your pick of vendors and find a seat beneath the shady trees and string lights at one of the many colorful picnic tables.
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 Cannone Cucina Italiana, Yapa Artisan Empanadas, 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. Located near Zilker Park, The Picnic is a great spot to satisfy hunger after a busy day of Austin exploring. Learn More.
Ira & Bevs Food Court
South Austin is a hub for food trucks and trailers. Located at 1311 S. First St., Ira & Bevs Food Court was the long-time home to the Torchy's food truck, and now features more rotating favorites like Bananarchy, Pig Pen BBQ, The Bougie Foodie, Eggman ATX and more. Enjoy plentiful parking and ample picnic table seating.
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 Wonky Blends or get your fill of comfort food from Revolution Vegan Kitchen, Artipasta and others. Learn More.