Food is second nature to Austin. People may know us as the Live Music Capital of the World, but something that we also rein in this town is food trucks. Austin, Texas bleeds music & food. There isn’t a day that goes by where people aren’t enjoying a variety of interesting and splendid food in the capital of the lone star state. There are over hundreds of different food trucks in Austin and new ones popping up all the time.
If you’re moving to Austin or just coming for a visit there are definitely staple Austin food trucks that you have to try. These trucks below have gotten national recognition for the flawless food that makes all of us never want to stop eating.
Best Food Trucks in Austin
Chi’lantro does fusion cuisine that makes Austinites drool. They have amazing Korean-Mexican hybrid food that is just what you want for late-night snacking after a long night out on 6th Street. This place combines two of the most perfect foods that you wouldn’t think go together but do, and that’s– tacos and kimchi.
Must-order Item: The kimchi fries are smothered in cheese, sriracha and a creamy “magic” sauce. They are then topped off with caramelized kimchi and Korean BBQ. This sweet, tangy, savory and spicy dish will be one of the best food experiences you ever have.
This food truck moves around all over Austin so keep up to date with their Twitter or look them up on their site!
The Peached Tortilla
The Peached Tortilla combines Southern and Asian flavors like it’s no ones business. This is a food truck you definitely have to find, order the food, and see for yourself just how good it is.
Must-order Item: The BBQ Brisket Burrito is stuffed with dry rubbed brisket, cilantro lime rice, creamy slaw and a smoky roasted peach BBQ sauce; it also includes everyone’s favorite–a fried egg.
East Side King
You can’t have completed a food truck tour of Austin without a visit to the East Side King truck. East Side King is the creation of chefs Paul Qui (winner of Top Chef Season 9) and Moto Utsunomiya. The chefs are inspired by Asian cultures, rock bands and the Austin’s laid-back, experimental and fun-loving vibe.
You can find East Side King at The Liberty, Cheer Up Charlie’s, Hole in the Wall, and other locations!
Must-order Item: The beet home fries at Eastside King are insane. The beets are first roasted which gives them a slightly sweet flavor and soft texture. They are then fried to get the crispy outer crust and served with a tangy mayo. Also try the Brussels sprout salad and the Tori Meshi.
Hey Cupcake! was one of the first silver airstream food trailers in Austin and is now one of the biggest names in town. The name tells it all, they serve large amazingly wonderful cupcakes that will bring a smile to your face. A great thing about Hey Cupcake! is that if cannot make the trip to the truck, they will deliver the goodness to you!
Must-order Item: For those of you with a sweet tooth, the red velvet cupcake is to die for as well as their 24 Carrot carrot cake cupcake. Who doesn’t love a cupcake?
Austin loves food trucks so much that there is even a food truck crawl every year! Just another perfect quirk of this beautiful place we call home.