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Austin has exploded in the food truck scene in recent years. From standalone trucks to food pods to funky trailers that have a longstanding relationship with the bar they’re next to, deciding where to eat can be daunting. Thankfully, we did the hard work and selected the best food trucks the ATX has to offer. Now all you have to do is make one decision: where to eat first!
Here are the best food trucks in Austin!
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Check out this no-frills truck on the east side to see the brisket, tender ribs, and delicious sausage melt in your mouth. On Saturdays there is covered seating and free beer to wash your grill.
Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
Valentina’s grills fantastic with a Tex-Mex touch and serves 14-hour smoked breast on tacos. Pro tip: get there early if you want to have breakfast!
While we’re generally purists when it comes to Texas BBQ, we can’t resist a perfectly baked, soft kolache either. Kerlin puts her tender brisket in her sweet kolache batter and we can’t get enough of it.
Luke is inside out
Once you try the burger at Luke’s Inside Out, you become a customer for life. It’s juicy, has the perfect amount of topping, and the crust finish can only be gotten on a flat grill. The food truck is right next to the Gibson Bar in South Lamar, so you can wash your burger with a beer on Gibson’s patio.
Burro cheese cuisine
A whole food truck menu for grilled cheese sandwiches? Log in! The Rainey Street Food Truck meets shipping containers and serves grilled gourmet cheese with Havarti, pesto, brisket and much more.
Paperboy has one of the best breakfast rolls we’ve ever had. The sausage makes this sandwich. We recommend driving early as the queue for this stationary trailer gets long on the east side.
Revolution vegan cuisine
If you look at the menu options you will never know this place is vegan. Everything is flavorful, tasty and, above all, vegetable! We love their tacos, fried mozzarella, and their take on a crunch wrap supreme.
For vegans and meat eaters, we love this food truck for a healthy, feel-good lunch. All salads and wraps are made from organic ingredients so you can really taste the difference.
Since 2013, this incredibly delicious vegan food truck has taken its food to the next level. Chef Craig serves everything from Brussels mac and cheese to kolaches to cinnamon rolls so you can try every single meal.
Las Trancas Taco Stand
If you’re looking for traditional, nondescript tacos, check out this truck on East Cesar Chavez. Enjoy authentic street style tacos such as Al Pastor, Lengua or Barbacoa on the small terrace.
Pueblo Viejo food truck
There are a couple of Pueblo Viejo trucks in Austin, but our favorite is the one next to Cosmic Coffee. They serve nachos, chilaquiles and gorditas with a variety of (often spicy!) Homemade salsas.
Yucatan tacos and more
In the parking lot of a gas station is one of the best taco trucks in Austin. On weekdays they are only open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. So plan your lunch around them because it’s worth it. The tacos are cheap, authentic and delicious.
Breakfast and brunch::
Wham Bam Bagels & Coffee Truck
This adorable pink food truck serves bagels, breakfast rolls and coffee from 7 a.m. It’s easy to spot from the street and the menu offers a delicious amount of breakfast options.
Cookies + Groovy
Fluffy Cookies That Might Melt In Your Mouth Covered In Sauce With Sticky Cheese And Crispy Bacon – What More Do You Want? Customize your biscuit and sauce order the way you want, including vegan options, at this long-standing dual-location Austin food truck!
If you weren’t looking for it, you would probably miss it. This tiny food truck outside South First produces authentic breakfast tacos that are grilled to perfection. Pro tip: they only take cash!
Talad Thai and Lao Street Food
Check out Talad to learn how some of the tastiest foods come out of a truck. The three ladies who started this food truck on the east side opened it to share their passion and love for food and cooking. With hearty dishes like pad thai, fried chicken and their curry dip sauce, you can find that the food comes from a place of love.
This hip food truck specializes in Taiwanese dishes and offers tasty snacks like pork belly rolls, bubble tea and fried chicken nuggets. We love Song La for their quick service while staying true to the unique Taiwanese street food.
Take a trip to St Elmo Brewing Company and enjoy a beer to experience this Southeast Asian fusion cuisine. The truck was started by Teddy Bricker, recognized as one of the best young hotel professionals in the country. For dishes such as panang aubergines and sambal wings, quality is paramount.
Manolis Ice Cream Pastries & Cakes
This huge food truck makes all of the ice creams, popsicles and pastries by hand right outside South First. The couple who drive the truck are absolutely lovely and always ready to let you sample through the different flavors until you find your favorite. Our favorites? Passion fruit or cookies and ice cream!
A tiny pink food truck that pops out small, delicious donuts on Rainey Street. Sounds like Austin, doesn’t it? The donuts are fresh and straight from the deep fryer. You can literally watch them being made. Your only mistake is not to order anymore.
This banana-based frozen dessert food truck serves dipped bananas in all imaginable flavors. Chocolate, peanut butter, coconut, strawberry, whatever you call it. And with loads of vegan options, everyone can find a dessert they love!