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Where to Find the Best Food Trucks in Austin

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There are a few things Austin is serious about: music, the outdoors, and food. While there are many famous restaurants to try in the city, some of the best eateries in town roll on four wheels. From breakfast tacos to fried chicken to BBQ, Austin is home to a wealth of food trucks that congregate at designated spots known as food truck parks.

Say goodbye to boring food courts and enjoy these lively parks, where you can enjoy outdoor seating, try a variety of dishes, and share a meal with the local community. Get a true taste of the city at the best food truck parks in Austin!



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Pangea Lounge

Located on East Sixth Street, just a five-minute drive from downtown, Pangea Lounge is a great spot to eat when you’re looking for variety in East Austin. Whether you’re craving empanadas or pasta, you’ll find something delicious to enjoy here, even for the pickiest eaters. The area has picnic tables and hammocks where you can kick back, and there’s often live music. It has the perfect vibe for a fun meal with family or friends!

Food Trucks at Pangea Lounge

  • Artessano: Colombian food including empanadas, arepas, patacones, and bowls with rice and beans
  • Boteco: Brazilian dishes like coxinha (chicken croquettes), yuca fries, and pastéis (fried hand pies filled with cheese or meat)
  • Casa Golosa: Italian favorites such as eggplant parmesan, home-made pastas, and paninis
  • Pepitos 512: The signature dish is the Venezuelan pepito, a French bread sandwich stuffed with your choice of protein, bacon, cheese, and condiments.
  • And more!


The Picnic

Billing itself as “Austin’s Original Food Truck Park,” The Picnic is located near Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool. It’s the ideal spot to grab a bite to eat after a day at the park with the whole family. Bring your favorite beverages and browse all the food options.

You don’t have to all agree on what you want to eat — there’s something for every palette here. The Picnic is dog friendly, so even your furry friends can join you for lunch. Aside from the food trucks, you can also shop at the trendy boutique trucks.

Food Trucks at The Picnic

  • The Mighty Cone: Born from their signature Hot ‘n’ Crunchy coating, the cones feature a variety of foods (chicken, shrimp, avocado) breaded and sauteed, wrapped in a tortilla, and served in a cone for ease of eating on the go.
  • The Burger Truck/King of Lobster: Classic burgers and hot dogs with your choice of toppings, as well as lobster rolls
  • Cannone Gelato Italiano: Gelato flavors like pistachio, hazelnut, coffee, salted caramel, ricotta and pears, and many more, as well as sorbets including lemon, strawberry, mango, and even avocado!
  • Dog Treat Truck: Healthy treats for your four-legged bestie
  • And more



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The Buzz Mill

Located in the Southeast Riverside neighborhood, The Buzz Mill is the place to go for a drink fix at any time of day. Open 24 hours a day, this coffee shop and bar serves everything from your morning latte (with a variety of flavors like caramel apple butter and honey lavender) to beer on tap and flavoured liquors (such as pickle vodka, espresso vanilla whiskey, and cucumber jalapeño tequila).

Before you imbibe, get something in your stomach at one of the food trucks right outside!

Food Trucks at the Buzz Mill

  • Plow Bao: Plant-based dim sum and bao, including crowd-pleasers like teriyaki rice dishes and “beef” chow fun
  • Plow Burger: Meat-free burgers with all your favorite toppings
  • JNL Barbecue: Classic barbecue fare like pulled-pork sandwiches, brisket, ribs, and more
  • 1776 Cheesesteak Co.: Philly cheesesteaks made with Angus beef (with chicken and vegan options for those who prefer to avoid red meat)
  • Ol’ Soul Creole: Nashville hot chicken sandwiches, shrimp po’ boys, jambalaya, and more Cajun dishes
  • And more



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World’s Largest Longhorn Food Court

Whether you’re a student at the University of Texas at Austin or a visitor checking out the famous campus, you won’t go hungry at this bustling food truck park. Located behind the University Co-Op, it’s a great place to grab a bite while you soak in the energy of the campus.

Food Trucks at World’s Largest Longhorn Food Court

  • Vittle Vibes: Filling and flavorful Indian dishes like coconut curry, chickpea masala, samosas, and refreshing mango lassi (a sweet, cold drink with yogurt and spices)
  • Jefe’s: Tacos, flautas, enchiladas, and more Mexican favorites
  • Song La: Authentic Taiwanese street food, including crispy chicken bites, braised pork belly, convenient bento boxes, and boba tea!
  • And more



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Rainey Street

This bustling street is the place to be on any night in Austin, and even more so during festivals like SXSW. With live music at every corner and bars and restaurants as far as the eye can see, you won’t run out of fun places to explore. The street is lined with food trucks offering everything from crepes and donuts to wings and grilled cheeses. Get a variety of dishes to share with your group, and plan to visit at least a few times to try as much food as possible.

Food Trucks on Rainey Street

  • Saperlipopette!: Fresh-made crepes with delicious fillings, sweet and savory
  • Little Lucy’s: Mini donuts! Need we say more?
  • Four Brothers Venezuela: Arepas, empanadas (with fillings like cheese, chicken, and beef), tequeños (cheese sticks wrapped in dough and fried), cachapas (sweet corn cakes), and more
  • Tommy Want Wingy: Chicken wings for every palate, from garlic parm for those who like it mild to “holy schnikes” hot
  • Burro Cheese Kitchen: Next-level Texan grilled cheese sandwiches made with sourdough bread and artisan cheeses
  • Happy Lobster Truck: Lobster rolls — regular (happy) or spicy (angry) — lobster mac and cheese bites, and more from the only spot on Rainey Street serving lobster
  • Olaya Peruvian Food: A variety of ceviches and wok bowls with your choice of protein
  • Bananarchy: Frozen bananas dipped in chocolate, peanut butter, or vegan chocolate and finished with your choice of toppings and drizzles
  • Quezzas: Unique, pizza-like open-faced quesadillas with toppings like meats, veggies, and sauces
  • And a lot more!

If your mouth isn’t watering yet, it certainly will as you start exploring Austin’s food truck parks and breathe in all the aromas mixing together. Whether you’re a dedicated foodie or you’re looking for a meal your kids will enjoy, Austin delivers and then some. Visit a few of these food trucks and find your favorite dish!

Once you’re full and happy, don’t miss some of the most popular activities in Austin.