Visit these best food trucks in Austin to try a new cuisine or new dish! Thai, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Tacos, Hot Chicken, and more! Post updated February 2021.
One thing Austin is known for is food trucks. You can find them all over town and in a variety of cuisines. Of course, I’ve got some favorites, so I’m happy to share 10 of them for the next time you visit Austin or want to eat somewhere new.
Please visit a food truck’s website and/or social media to confirm hours and current status.
French cuisine with an Austin flair! Of course, their signature item would be their rotisserie chicken and potatoes, which is a must-order. They also have a selection of baguette sandwiches that go well with the rotisserie.
Location: The Far Out Lounge & Stage, 8504 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745
Bodhi Viet Vegan is a food truck in North Austin run by Buddhist nuns and volunteers and all profits go back to their temple. That in itself is unique but also, the food is incredible! I love the Bodhi Spicy Noodle Soup (Bún Huế) and taro tea. Yes, it’s vegan and delicious!
Location: 2301 W. Parmer Lane, Austin, TX 78727
I love this Thai food truck on the east side, and with their many awards in the past year, I’m not the only fan. They serve traditional Thai dishes that are full of spice and flavor. Om Gai is a non-spicy chicken dish and they also serve Pad Kapow and Larb Moo, two spicy pork dishes. Their popular sticky rice with mango is one of my favorites.
Location: Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78704
When it comes to dessert, Little Lucy’s is definitely one of my favorites. How do you say no to warm mini donuts? They have a variety of flavors but cinnamon sugar is still my favorite. Happiness comes warm in a little pink bag.
- Rainey Street: 75 1/2 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701
It’s incredible Italian food, and Patrizi’s recipes are over 50 years old! Fresh pasta and homemade sauces, it doesn’t get better than this. The Carbonara and classic Red Sauce are my favorites and you have to try the meatballs.
Location: 2307 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722 (at The Vortex and Butterfly Bar)
I love banh mi sandwiches and Saigon Le Vendeur makes a good one. I always go for the original with cold cuts and pate but they also have sandwiches with grilled pork or spicy chicken. You can also find vermicelli bowls here.
Location: 2404 E 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Have you ever had Taiwanese food? Song La is a great place to try it. Their bento boxes are humongous and I love that you can try a few dishes with it. Taiwanese chicken with Thai basil and tofu fries were my favorites, though you can’t go wrong with the pork belly bun and braised pork with rice. A couple of the dishes comes with cooked cabbage and while it may be simple, it’s so good. They also have boba tea.
Location: 411 W 23rd Street, Austin, Texas 78705 (at UT Co-Op Food Court)
I’ve been starry eyed ever since trying Spicy Boys. Their Asian fusion cuisine is worth the visit. The O.G. (original gai) chicken sandwich is a must-order for me. I also love the panang eggplant. They also have chicken wings and thighs on the menu.
- 1701 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 (at Zilker Brewing)
- 440 E St. Elmo Road, Building G-2, Austin, Texas 78745 (at St. Elmo Brewing Company)
This barbecue is unstoppable! The meat is juicy and whatever you order – sandwiches or tacos – will be loaded with it! The smoked brisket and smoked carnitas are my favorites. And have you ever had queso with brisket? Get there early because there will be a line!
Location: 11500 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748
Detroit-style pizza is thick, crispy, and chewy with cheese caramelized on the outside. These slices are delicious! I typically get the original pepperoni, the omnivore, or the cadillac. Don’t come hungry because it takes some time to fire it up!
Locations: Two trailers, three brick-and-mortar locations
- West 6th Trailer: 600 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
- Rainey Street Trailer: 61 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
Wow, is anyone else hungry now?
Do you have a favorite Austin food truck? Tell me in the comments below!
P.S. If you want to see my favorite ice cream or cold dessert food trucks, check out this list.
P.P.S. Need more Austin restaurant recommendations? Here’s my list of favorite Austin restaurants.
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