When looking for the hottest food trucks in Austin, you’ll soon realize that the city hosts one of the liveliest and most diversified on-the-road-food scenes in the U.S.
Austin counts over 1000 mobile food vendors offering all kinds of treats from classic bbq items and grilled cheese sandwiches to undiscovered flavors from all over the world. Ready to hit the road and grab some of the most delicious food specialties Austin has to offer? Here is our selection of food trucks you should not miss out on.
Burro Cheese Kitchen
7800 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78745
605 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701
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Opened in 2013 and currently present in two different locations, Burro Cheese Kitchen brings the grilled cheese sandwich experience to the next level. The intergalactic shipping container was born out of Justin Burrow’s and Aaron Ross’s passion for great bread and great cheese from local Texan artisans paired with scratch in-house made sauces. Their grilled cheese artworks include Long Tall Texan (sourdough bread with aged cheddar, brisket, and serrano pineapple sauce) or Burning Mac (sourdough bread with mac & cheese and cheddar with yellowbird sauce).
1106 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
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Austin’s first Dominican food trailer is Chef Melvin Mendez’s dream come true of feeding the city with the best empanadas, along with quipes, natural fruit juices, and other typical items. Prepared from scratch and made with fresh and seasonal ingredients, The Doughminican‘s menu also includes limited weekly specialties you will not find anywhere else around.
The Mighty Cone
1720 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
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The Mighty Cone was born out of Chef Jeff Blank’s mission of creating different variants of his beloved Hot ‘n’ Crunchy cones, from his first successful trout dish at the Lake Travis restaurant (detaining the honor of being of the most ordered entrees at the restaurant) to his later experiments with more festival-friendly items like chicken or shrimps. Their most iconic recipe consists of a tortilla with chicken topped with mango-jalapeño slaw and ancho sauce, and served in a paper drink cone; the coating is made with corn flakes, sesame seeds, chili flakes, and a special seasoning blend.
Veracruz All Natural
2505 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702
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Austin’s taco-heaven-on-wheels, Veracruz All Natural, is a family business dedicated to working with fresh and organic ingredients while serving inventive and delightful versions of the Mexican staple. Their menu proposes a wide range of options like snow cones, smoothies, and other alternative fresh (and always natural) drinks. With their five locations in Austin and Round Rock, Veracruz All Natural’s owners, Reyna and Maritza Vazquez, are known internationally for the quality of their food.
805 Stark St, Austin, TX 78756
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Chef Nahika’s Kreyól Korner is the very first Haitian food truck in Texas, as well as her intent of fostering Caribbean culinary culture through amazing food, art, and music. Her menu features traditional Haitian delights with a modern twist, from various chicken or veggie-based stews to patties and meatballs, all paired with fresh tropical juices.
Emojis Grilled Cheese
1818 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702
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Chef Hope Green’s Emojis Grilled Cheese sandwiches are nothing but the quintessence of the homie, crusty, toasty, and buttery allegory of comfort food. Their menu offers different meat-based and cheesy treats, including the Italian inspired best seller, tomato, and pesto grilled cheese sandwich.
Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
11500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748
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Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ is a family business helmed by Chef Miguel Vidal offering sustainably sourced mesquite-smoked bbq items, fresh and hand crafted, along with their favorite salsas and sides. Their burgers are also a must-try: made with Prime Angus beef and Berkridge Berkshire Pork and stuffed with melty, earthy, and spicy Tex Mex classics, they are here to bring up the real juice of the regional cuisine.
2307 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
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Patrizi‘s food truck celebrates old-school Italian classics and housemade pasta like Cacio e Pepe or their signature Patrizi’s Red Sauce. This family-owned business roots back to the 1940s, with their first Patrizi’s Restaurant in Beaumont, Texas. Today, their food truck in Austin carries on their tradition of family-centered dining as a way to pay homage to their legacy.
1209 E 6th St suite a, Austin, TX 78702
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Boteco is one of the hottest food trucks in Austin to enjoy Brazilian Cuisine with a modern take. Their menu focuses on the typical flavors of Minas Gerais and includes different staples such as Picanha Grelhada, Feijoada, Coxinha, or Yuca Fries.
12709 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78727
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Garbo’s is the one destination to get a taste of the New England shore in Austin. Chef Heidi Garbo’s food truck menu offers some of the most delicious seafood delicacies in town, including Maine and Connecticut style Lobster Rolls, as well as Maine Crab Roll with chopped bacon, melted smoked gouda, and spicy mayo.