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In Austin you’ll find locals hanging out and eating at small trailers on the side of the road. They’re not your normal trailers, but food trucks are taking over the city and enabling small businesses running on a budget to serve up quality food with minimal space. From steak sandwiches to gourmet cupcakes, these top 10 Austin food trucks have everything to offer.
For fans of Japanese street food with a twist, try East Side Kings, a chain of local food trucks that has a loyal, rapidly growing fan-base. The food at all the locations differs, so check online to see what is available before making an appearance. This food is guaranteed to be delicious, and likely coated in sweet Kewpie mayo or orange peel with sesame seeds.
East Side Kings, 1618 East Sixth Street, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 422 5884
It’s hard to find a place that is willing to mix Korean with Mexican, but that’s what Chi’lantro does when it makes its signature Kimchi Fries. The food is all Mexican-style, with burritos, tacos, and quesadillas, but what makes it stand out from your traditional Tex-Mex is the combination of sesame seeds, Korean salad, and bulgogi. If this sounds like the perfect spot to unleash your hunger, make sure you check online before you drop by.
Chi’lantro, Locations vary by day—see website, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 800 9098
The Peached Tortilla follows a trend of serving Asian fusion-based recipes inspired by the owner’s time spent in Tokyo, Japan. However, it is certainly unique from other restaurants and offers tacos, burgers, and burritos that can be served with a delicious egg. All the products are made with love and care, and The Peached Tortilla prides itself on creating meals where quality, and not quantity, is the priority. The location of this food truck changes daily, so check the website to locate the several trucks.
It started as a cookie and ice cream spot, but the food truck Coolhaus has now grown into an architecturally inspired brand of trucks that provide delicious creamy desserts to the waiting public. Coolhaus is known for testing the boundaries of ice cream by mixing together different combinations that tingle the taste buds, such as wasabi ice cream with ginger cookies. Every treat is homemade using all-natural and mostly organic ingredients, and, in line with the venue’s ethos, even the wrapper is edible.
Coolhaus, 1905 South Capitol of Texas Highway, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 994 2616
Hey!…You Gonna Eat or What? made its debut with a small menu of Texas-style dishes. These meat-based items are big on bacon and ham and are a great place to get a slice of Texas in a sandwich. Every sandwich ordered comes with house made fresh chips which are a great lunchtime addition, though the business is open for dinner as well. Located near Zilker Park, this trailer is great for those looking to enjoy a meal under the Austin sunshine.