Looking for the best food trucks in Austin, Texas?! Here are 16 of the best food trucks for breakfast lunch, dinner, dessert, or just a late-night snack! Austin food truck parks aren’t quite as popular as they used to be (probably because real estate is so pricey in ATX!), so most of these Austin food trucks are parked at businesses or little corner pockets of the city. Some of them roam, but most are permanent.
Have any other favorite Austin food trucks? Comment below and let me know!
16 FOOD TRUCKS YOU HAVE TO TRY IN AUSTIN TEXAS
1. Spicy Boys Fried Chicken
WHAT IS UP fried chicken?! You have to try this pan-Asian food truck from the team behind Soursop (#1 on my list.)
They have the tastiest fried chicken sandwiches (in varying levels of heat), wings, curry, and Thai dipping sauces. Don’t forget a side of those tater tots! Two locations in Austin.
1701 E 6th, AUSTIN TX 78702
2. Pepe’s Tacos
Holy delicious Birria Tacos! If you haven’t tried these delicious, gooey, cheesy tacos, Pepe’s Tacos is the place to go to try them.
New to birria? It’s a centuries-old Mexican tradition that has made its way to the states! Birria is traditionally stewed goat meat, but here in Texas chefs will often use beef instead. Then, they take that meat and put it in tacos, and use the consomé broth on the side for dipping or slurping. Pepe’s Tacos are some of my favorites because they’re also full of warm, melty cheese and grilled to a crunchy perfection.
704 N LAMAR BLVD, Austin TX 78703
3. Luke’s Inside Out Food Truck
Luke Wibby and his wife run this popular sandwich spot, which is parked beside Gibson Bar on South Lamar. The burger is my favorite, cooked to a delicate ruby and nestled with tomato, spinach, and sauce in between the two soft burger buns.
All the sandwiches come standard with potato chips, which are pretty awesome….but not as awesome as those crinkle fries! Worth the $1.50 upgrade, if you ask me.
Luke's Inside Out
1109 S LAMAR BLVD, AUSTIN TX 78704
4. Patrizi’s Italian Food Truck
If hand-pulled Italian noodles, homemade sauce, outdoor dining, and live music all sound like fun to you, you have to check out Patrizi’s food truck in Austin!
This little family-run food truck is an Austin favorite, and for good reason. Literally EVERY little thing that they serve is homemade or homegrown, even the honey from their own beehive.
It’s permanently parked at The Vortex, a fun little spot in east Austin. Step into the Butterfly Bar to get a bottle of wine, and enjoy a live outdoor performance at the Vortex theater.
2307 MANOR RD, AUSTIN TX 78722
5. The Churro Co
This is the only place in Austin where you can get a completely made-from-scratch Churro. The batter takes 24 hours to make; these are a labor of love!
Toppings range from simple (cajeta) to elaborate (The Date Night has popcorn sugar, vanilla ice cream, caramel, and sea salt) and they’re all sweet and delicious! Seriously one of THE best food trucks in Austin Texas.
The churro co
1906 S FIRST ST, AUSTIN TX 78704
6. Kreyol Korner
Have you ever tried Haitian food? Kreyol Korner was my first time, and I love it! My two favorite things to order are the stewed chicken with assorted peppers and onions in a spicy tomato sauce, and the tropical plantain cups with shrimp.
This food is packed with flavor!
805 STARK ST, AUSTIN TX 78756
7. Dee Dee
“Dee Dee” means “good good” in Thai, and the name makes sense after one bite of this northwester-style Thai food! It’s hot and spicy street food served with delicious Thai coffee and green tea.
You can adjust the spiciness based on your preference; the way they naturally serve it is pretty hot, so dial it down if you’re a spice wimp like me!
4202 MANCHACA RD, AUSTIN TX 78745
8. Via 313 Pizza
Via 313 serves deep-dish Detroit style pizza is served as a rectangle cut into four equal pieces. I can’t get enough of this pizza. I literally can’t. I eat it for dinner, and I immediately crave it again the next day (sometimes even for breakfast.)
I get mad at people who ask to split a pizza with me because, damnit, I want the whole thing to myself! And if I can’t finish it, I’ll save it for those inevitable cravings that will come tomorrow. 🙂
This is another baller Austin company that is so good at what they do that they not only have multiple trailers, but also opened several brick-and-mortars.
My favorite location is the first one I ever tried: the little trailer parked behind Craft Pride, the little bar on Rainey street that only serves Texas craft beer.
Via 313 pizza
61 RAINEY ST, AUSTIN TX 78701
This is a super fun Tex Mex food truck in a very walkable area of East Austin. Stop by for crispy tacos, queso, pastor, and more! BYO Tequila and purchase a margarita kit, and you can enjoy a pitcher of margs along with your dinner.
There are plenty of picnic tables here, so TexSueño is a great place to stop on East 6th street for a leisurely meal.
1606 E 6TH ST, AUSTIN TX 78702
10. Veracruz All-natural
Ok, here’s another Austin food truck that now has multiple brick-and-mortars because Veracruz is just SO DANG GOOD! I’ve yet to find another migas taco that I love quite as much!
The permanent location at Radio Coffee & Beer is fun because you can place your order and then go order a corresponding drink: cappuccino with a breakfast taco, or a beer to go with dinner.
4208 MANCHACA RD, AUSTIN TX 78704
11. Burro Cheese Kitchen
Be still my soul…. I love these melty sandwiches so much! The bread (sourced from Austin favorite Easy Tiger) is grilled to be audibly crunchy, and the gooey middle strings and pulls the way only the best grilled cheese can.
I almost always order the Waylon and Willie; that spicy maple bacon sauce is everything.
burro cheese kitchen
80 Rainey St, AUSTIN TX 78701
12. Sammataro Pizza Truck
Sammataro is one of the best pizza places in Austin, and here’s why:
They start with the perfect fermented pizza dough recipe (that took dozens of tries to get just right), top it with thoughtfully sourced ingredients that you won’t find at other pizza places, and then flash-cook the pie in their custom oven until it has a nice charred, bubbly edge.
The food truck has lots of picnic tables nearby, so come ready for a pizza date night!
1158 LOST CREEK BLVD, AUSTIN TX 78746
13. Tommy Want Wingy
Go to this popular food truck for wings on every heat level. Start with garlic parm (almost no heat) and work your way up through sweet chili, ranch on fire, all the way up to Holy Shnikes (painfully hot!) if you dare.
It’s parked outside Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden, a popular outdoor place to hang out with friends and enjoy a beer. While you’re there, try LeRoy and Lewis BBQ truck and Pueblo Viejo taco truck.
Tommy Want Wingy
121 PICKLE RD, AUSTIN TX 78756
14. Sno Beach
If you went to Barton Springs and didn’t stop by Sno Beach for shaved ice afterward, what are you even doing with your life?
This is seriously the creamiest shaved ice I’ve ever tried! I love trying new flavors, but I somehow always come back to my favorite combo: blackberry and coconut with cream.
Note: this one is cash only and only open March – October.
412 STERZING ST, AUSTIN TX 78704
15. Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
I thought this was just another BBQ joint until enough people told me I had to go and I caved…and I’m NEVER looking back!
Valentina’s not only serves some of the best brisket in Texas, they also make their own homemade flour tortillas, refried beans, and salsa.
If you’ve never paired BBQ with breakfast tacos, you MUST try the Real Deal Holyfield from the breakfast menu. Your mornings will never be the same.
11500 MANCHACA RD, AUSTIN TX 78748
16. The Happy Grilled Cheese
I’m telling you: these are some of the most ridiculously good, indulgent, addicting grilled cheese sandwiches you can find in Austin. It’s a Florida-based company that opened their first Texas location right here in Austin, and the grilled cheese sandwiches range from classic to extraordinary (mozzarella sticks and mac n cheese baked into the sandwich, y’all.)
the happy grilled cheese
1111 E 6th St, AUSTIN TX 78756
This guide is part of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s 2021 City Guide. Check out more of the best eats in Austin, curated by Austin food bloggers, on the full list of guides.
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