Coming To Austin For SXSW? Here’s How To Do It Like A Local!

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4.) Grab A Bite To Eat At A Food Trailer

BBQ brisket taco from The Peached Tortilla. Photo: Flickr user Rachel Leah Blumenthal, creative commons licensed.

BBQ brisket taco from The Peached Tortilla. Photo: Flickr user Rachel Leah Blumenthal, creative commons licensed.

Food trailers have become a big deal around the nation, but they were a big deal in Austin first. If Austinites hadn’t been into food trailers years ago, there would never have been The Great Food Truck Race. Austin’s most famous food trailers include Mickelthwait Craft Meats, East Side King, Peached Tortilla, Torchy’s Tacos and Gourdough’s.

You can find some of Austin’s best food cooked in a kitchen on wheels and served through a window. Like Old West outlaws, you typically see food trailers in small groups. These culinary enclaves dot Austin’s map. If you’re not looking for any particular trailer, these trailer parks allow you to get something from several trailers and split the food among friends like going out for sushi where everyone tries everyone else’s rolls.