The capital city is home to approximately 1,200 food trucks that span a wide variety of cuisines. Here we’ve rounded up the 18 food trucks – from the classics to the new hotspots – not to miss.Less
Blending Southern American and Southeast Asian flavors, this North food truck is currently housed at 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. While beef, chicken, and pork are prevalent on the menu, the vegan crispy fried rice is also a standout. Pro tip: Make it out for Chef Bob Somsith’s modern interpretation of Laotian cuisine during a multi-course chef’s tasting menu.
The specialty hot dog truck draws inspiration from Mexican-style street hot dogs popular in Arizona, and they even ship their buns in from Tucson weekly. The Sonoran hot dog is typically wrapped in bacon and grilled, served on a bolillo-style hot dog bun, and topped with pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, and a slew of other condiments. In addition to franks, this truck also serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more.
After her father’s passing in 2020, Yeni Rosdiyani decided to move back to Austin and open her own food truck after testing the water with an Instagram pop-up first. Eventually she opened Yeni’s Fusion parked at Aristocrat Lounge with recipes she’s been developing for years. Aptly named, the eatery serves traditional and Indonesian fusion dishes, like bubur ayam (chicken porridge), bakso (meatball) soup and rendang (beef curry).
One of the OG food trucks in Austin, Hey Cupcake! was founded by Wes Hurt in 2007. Today you can find the humongous desserts–seriously, they’re the size of your face–housed at Mueller Trailer Eats.
Enjoy flavors of the Middle East with this Austin take on traditional Lebanese food located in the heart of the Domain. Enjoy cooked-to-order falafel, beef and chicken shawarma, or lamb kebabs while basking in the sunshine on the lawn. Wash it all down with housemade rose lemonade.
We’re partial to the north Spicy Boys locale parked at Fairweather Cider Co, which is also close to Q2 Stadium. While the name is definitely not a misnomer–the food truck serves some of the tastiest spicy chicken in town–the curries, including yellow, panang, and green served with the flakiest, butteriest roti are the food truck’s hidden gems.
It may be hard to believe that old-school Italian fare and housemade scratch pasta are being crafted in a food truck, but head to the Vortex theater to see for yourself. The Patrizi name has been associated with delicious pasta since Patrizi's Restaurant opened in Beaumont in 1948. Nowadays, the legacy continues with fresh ingredients and classic dishes, like cacio e pepe.
A visit to the East Side used to not be complete without a stop into the Liberty Bar for some pork belly buns out of the East Side King trailer. Although there are a plethora more options now, it’s undeniable that ESK is still as scrumptious as ever and still oh-so worth the pitstop.
New York-style thin crust is the name of the game at Sammataro on East 12th Street. The secret is obviously the dough, which Chef Issac Flores puts through a 48- to 72-hour cold fermentation and then bakes in a wood-fired oven, giving each pizza a puffed and torched edge that’s perfectly chewy. Each pie is lovingly topped with the right balance of fresh toppings and melty cheese.
Located in the Arbor Food Park as Sammataro, Cuantos Tacos offers some of the best Mexico City-style street tacos in Austin. Cuantos owner Luis “Beto” Robledo hails from Matamoras, Mexico and serves traditional fillings of suadro, achete, buche, carnitas, longaniza and mushrooms in nixtamalized corn tortillas. Always look out for specials, which sell out quickly.