Austin has exploded on the food truck scene the past few year years. From stand alone trucks, to food pods, to funky trailers that have long-lasting relationships with the bar they’re next to, it can be daunting trying to decide where to eat. Lucky for you, we did the hard work and picked out the best food trucks the ATX has to offer. Now you only have one decision to make – Where to eat first!
Here are the Best Food Trucks in Austin!
Micklethwait Craft Meats
For melt in your mouth brisket, tender ribs, and delicious sausage, check out this no frills truck on the East side. There’s covered seating as well as free beer on Saturdays to wash down your BBQ.
Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
Valentina’s is doing amazing BBQ with a Tex Mex twist, serving up 14-hour smoked brisket on tacos. Pro tip: Get there early if you’re planning to eat breakfast!
While we’re generally a purist when it comes to Texas BBQ, we also can’t resist a perfectly baked, soft kolache. Kerlin is putting their tender brisket into their sweet kolache dough and we can’t get enough of it.
Luke’s Inside Out
Once you try the burger at Luke’s Inside Out, you’ll be a customer for life. It’s juicy, has the perfect amount of toppings, and that crust finish you can only get on a flat top grill. The food truck is right next to Gibson Bar on South Lamar, so you can wash your burger down with a beer on Gibson’s patio.
Burro Cheese Kitchen
An entire food truck menu dedicated to grilled cheese sandwiches? Sign us up! The Rainey Street food truck meets shipping container serves gourmet grilled cheese with havarti, pesto, brisket and more.
Paperboy has one of the best breakfast sandwiches we’ve ever had. The sausage makes this sandwich. We recommend going early because the line for this stationary trailer on the East side does get long.
Revolution Vegan Kitchen
Looking at the menu options, you’d never know this place was vegan. Everything is well-seasoned, delicious, and most importantly, plant-based! We love their tacos, fried mozzarella, and their take on a Crunch Wrap Supreme.
For vegans and meat eaters alike, we love this food truck for a healthy, feel-good lunch. All their salads and wraps are made with organic ingredients, so you can truly taste the difference.
Since 2013, this wickedly tasty vegan food truck has taken their food to the next level. Chef Craig serves everything from Brussels mac and cheese to Kolaches to cinnamon rolls, so you can get a taste of every single meal.
Las Trancas Taco Stand
If you’re looking for traditional, unassumingly great tacos, check out this truck on East Cesar Chavez. Munch on authentic street-style tacos like Al Pastor, lengua, or barbacoa on their small patio.
Pueblo Viejo Food Truck
There are a few Pueblo Viejo trucks around Austin, but our favorite is the truck next to Cosmic Coffee. They’re serving nachos, chilaquiles, and Gorditas with a variety of (often spicy!) homemade salsas.
Yucatan Tacos and More
Tucked into the parking lot of a gas station is one of the best taco trucks in Austin. On the weekdays, they are only open from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., so be sure to plan your lunch around them because it’s well worth it. The tacos are inexpensive, authentic, and super delicious.
Breakfast and Brunch:
Wham Bam Bagels & Coffee Truck
This adorably pink food van serves bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee starting at 7 a.m. It’s easy to spot off the road and the menu features a delicious amount of breakfast options.
Biscuits + Groovy
Fluffy biscuits that could melt in your mouth, covered in gravy with gooey cheese and crisp bacon – What more could you want? At this long-standing food truck that has two locations in Austin, you can customize your biscuit and gravy order just how you like it, including vegan options!
If you weren’t looking for it, you’d probably miss it. This tiny food truck off South First cranks out authentic breakfast tacos that are grilled to perfection. Pro tip: they only take cash!
Talad Thai and Lao Street Food
For some of the most flavorful food to come out of a truck, check out Talad. The three ladies that started this East side food truck opened it up to share their passion and love for food and cooking. With powerful dishes like Pad Thai, Fried Chicken, and their curry dipping sauce, you can tell their food comes from a place of love.
Specializing in Taiwanese dishes, this hip food truck offers tasty snack foods like pork belly buns, bubble tea, and fried chicken nuggets. We love Song La for their fast service, while still staying true to unique, Taiwanese street food.
Take a trip to St Elmo Brewing Company for a pint to experience this southeast Asian Fusion cuisine. The truck was started by Teddy Bricker, who has been recognized as one of the top young hospitality pros in the country. With dishes like panang eggplant and sambal wings, quality is at the forefront.
Manolis Ice Cream Pastries & Cakes
This giant food truck is hand making all their ice creams, popsicles, and pastries right off South First. The couple that runs the truck are absolutely lovely and always willing to let you sample your way through the various flavors until you find your favorite. Our faves? Passion fruit or cookies n’ cream ice cream!
A tiny pink food truck dolling out little, delectable donuts on Rainey Street. Sounds pretty Austin, right? The donuts are fresh and straight out of the fryer, you can literally watch them being made. Your only mistake is not ordering more.
This frozen banana-based dessert food truck is serving up dipped bananas in every flavor imaginable. Chocolate, peanut butter, coconut, strawberry, you name it. And with plenty of vegan options, everyone can find a dessert they love!