The food truck scene in Austin is alive and well, with new on-the-go dining options popping up on what seems like a daily basis. Some have even gotten so popular that they’ve set up shop for the long haul with stationary trailers! Here’s a round-up of the latest and greatest food trucks in Austin, Texas.
Hey!… You Gonna Eat Or What?
The food at this humorously-named truck is nothing to joke about. Spicy Reubens, Monte Cristos, and Texas Mesquite Turkey sandwiches with housemade potato chips are menu mainstays, with rotating daily specials which you can peep online before you make your way to the truck.
Find this Truck: The Midway Food Park | 1905 Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
Luke’s Inside Out
Putting a gourmet twist on your traditional food truck fare, Luke’s serves up tasty sandwiches, like shrimp with chipotle rosemary glaze, blue cheese, apples, and honey. They also boast a full brunch menu, with corned beef hash and eggs, chicken fried beef tenderloin, Belgian waffles with honey whiskey and coffee whipped cream, and a bloody mary bar. Hungry yet?
Find this Truck: By Gibson Bar | 1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Baton Creole serves mouthwatering Cajun cuisine out of a Pepto-pink trailer on the East side of Austin. If you’re not sold already, just take one peek at the menu, which includes gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, green bean casserole, and crab boil potato salad. Save room for the hot Nawlins-style beignets!
Find this Truck: 1016 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Known as a “curbside kitchen,” Arlo’s specializes in plant-based comfort foods with meaty names like Bac’n Cheeze Burger and Chipotle Chik’n. Side orders include sweet potato fries, tots, and chips and salsa. Open until 2 am, it’s easy to see why this truck has become a post-bar favorite.
Find this Truck:
Cheer Up Charlie’s | 900 Red River, Austin, TX, 78701
Historic Scoot Inn | 1308 E 4th St., Austin, TX 78702
Spider House Cafe | 2908 Fruth, Austin, TX 78705
Art of Tacos
It wouldn’t be Austin without a ton of taco trucks, and this one is arguably the best of the bunch. You’ll find all of the staples, from beef and chicken to al pastor tacos and quesadillas. It’s not only a great place to eat, however; as its name suggests, works of art are painted right on the side of the trailer, making for a unique lunch or late-night experience. There are also picnic tables if you want to stay a while.
Find this Truck: 75 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
Start your day off right with a visit to this breakfast-centric food truck, which doles out egg sandwiches, french toast, and grits made with locally-sourced ingredients, plus plenty of coffee. Patrons are encouraged to linger on the quaint adjacent patio.
Find this Truck: 1203 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702