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When you stay in Austin, you stay fed!
Texas’s state capital is a gem for deliciously affordable food. And food truck parks Austin draw crowds with their combination of flavor and frugality.
Every neighborhood and every corner of town has food trucks. While tacos and barbeque dominate, you can sample just about every type of cuisine from around the world.
As we ate our way through the city, we discovered some of the best food truck parks in Austin along the way.
While not exhaustive, we share 14 of the best food truck parks in Austin worth checking out.
Find the park addresses and the food trucks to check out. Dive into Austin’s local favorite foods.
Austin Food Trucks Map
If you take a look at an Austin food truck map, you’ll quickly note that a truck can be found just about anywhere. Most are stationary, so you always know where to find them.
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Best Food Truck Parks: Austin
1. North Austin Food Truck Park: 5000 Burnet Road
The latter is a locally renowned donut shop famous for serving comfort food in the form of “big fat donuts.”
5000 Burnet also hosts food trailers like Neighbor Coffee & Friends, which offers a signature bourbon caramel latte when you need an afternoon pick-me-up.
They also sell buttermilk biscuits and seasonal lemon lavender olive oil cake, among other light goodies.
Budare’s is another good option. They specialize in Venezuelan specialties like cachapes which are sweet, corn-based pancakes, and arepas. Don’t forget to get to order a tropical fruit juice with your meal.
Address: 5000 Burnet Road, Austin
Hours: Open 24/7
2. Central Austin – 11th Street and Rosewood
Micklethwait Craft Meats, one of the most popular barbecue Austin food trucks is located in this area.
You can enjoy some of Austin’s best-smoked meats under a canopy of trees. There is outdoor seating surrounded by native Texas flowers and shrubs making it a great place to savor your delicious bbq.
In this artsy park, you’ll also find The Doughminican known for its empanadas. And, if you are lucky, you’ll also be able to try their Dominican tamales which are seasonal.
If you are craving Thai food, Thai Kruefha is another tasty option. Find classics like red and yellow curries, pad pak stir-fried vegetables and rice, and tom yum soup.
Address: 1309 Rosewood Ave., Austin
Hours: Thurs-Fri, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sat-Sun, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Address: 1106 East 11th Street, Austin
Hours: Monn-Fri, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Closed Sunday
3. East Austin – Cesar Chavez (Vegan Food Truck Park in Austin)
If you’re looking for a bite in the East Austin neighborhood stop by Oye Taquito, which is a big hit for people who can’t get enough tacos.
You’ll find classic steak tacos or tacos de bistec and tacos al pastor topped with queso fresco, avocado, cilantro, and more.
For non-meat eaters, The Vegan Nom is just around the corner. The Vegan Nom offers filling burritos, tacos, and nachos and uses 100% vegan ingredients.
Gluten-free eaters are also in luck, as their entire menu is gluten-free, minus the fish and flour tortillas.
When you’re not in the mood for Mexican, you can also try The Vegan Nom’s sister truck, Nom Burgers.
They craft plant-based burgers and mock fried chicken. Add-ons include tempeh bacon, avocado, mushrooms, and even pretzel buns.
Children can also enjoy a special vegan corn dog kids meal.
Address: 1704 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin
Hours: Open daily, 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
4. Austin Food Trucks Downtown – East 6th Food Trucks/7th Street & Red River Street
On your next trip to downtown Austin, visit the food truck park at 6th/7th Street & Red River Street.
Closed to traffic from Thursday evening to Sunday evening, this pedestrian-only zone is also known as “Dirty Street.”
This is the most famous entertainment district in town. Bar and music venues attract visitors from Congress Avenue to I-35, and there are almost always special events and live music going on.
This food truck park offers the perfect spot for quick bites and late-night snacks to keep the party going.
Don’t be put off by the somewhat run-down location. While not as quaint as other Austin food truck parks, it’s conveniently located to the party scene.
You’ll find a Middle Eastern shawarma food truck called Shawarma Point, as well as BBQ and pizzeria food trailers.
Around the corner from Red River and 7th Street, you’ll find DittyDog, a hotdog trailer that promises to change your life.
With options like bratwurst, chili cheese dogs, and bulgogi fries, we’re pretty sure they’ll live up to that promise.
Address: 519 E 7th St, Austin TX
Hours: Thur-Sun, 8:00 pm to 2:30 am
5. Mueller Park Food Truck – 4209 Airport Blvd
Located across the historic Browning Hangar and Mueller’s scenic Lake Park is where you’ll find Mueller Trailer Eats.
Offering vegan wraps infused with spices and herbs from around the world, even the most discriminating palates will be delighted.
One of our favorite food trucks was Veracruz All Natural which has now opened a brick and mortar location across the park. Don’t miss out on their authentic tacos and nationally acclaimed migas.
Other popular food trucks in the area include StoneHouse Wood Fire Grill which offers burgers, sandwiches, kebabs, and more.
If you’ve got plenty of time, grab a bite and eat by the scenic lake at one of the picnic tables. There’s even a loop trail where you can walk and enjoy the open space.
Address: 4209 Airport Blvd., Austin
Hours: Mon-Sat, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sun, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
6. 26th and Rio Grande – Austin (West Campus Food Trucks)
Popular with students and locals alike, this Austin food truck park In the West UT Campus area, features more than 10 different trucks and cuisines.
Julie’s Handmade Noodles offers Chinese delights like chicken chow mein, suan tsai rice, and noodles with meat and bean sauce. This truck is popular, so don’t be surprised if you have to wait a bit.
JP’s Pancake is a nationally-recognized truck that will give you a new appreciation for pancakes. In addition to their white chocolate chip pancakes, you can try their pancake-fried Oreos with ice cream and whipped cream.
Espadas de Brazil is the type of place you stop when you are beyond hungry and need some protein. Be warned their portions are large!
Their Picanha Philly steak sandwich can be filling, as can their Chipotle chicken sandwich. They also serve sausage and french fries. They’re usually open only around dinner time, starting around 5:00 pm
Address: 2512 Rio Grande St.
Hours: Open daily 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, individual truck hours vary
7. SoCo – South Congress Food Trucks
This vibrant neighborhood in downtown Austin is a hip area just south of Congress Avenue. The South Congress area is a popular hangout for locals, with retro boutiques, eateries, galleries, and music venues.
Not surprisingly, you’ll find a variety of food trucks in the area. While not a food truck, Amy’s Ice Cream is an institution that must be visited.
Serving superior ice cream, Amy’s now has more than 13 locations around the city. Their SoCo one is not to be missed. Indulge in the best ice cream as you cool off from the Texas heat.
On your way to Amy’s Ice Cream, you’ll pass a few food trailers and trucks with open-air tables to enjoy your meal.
For savory options, swing by PitaLicious and check out its Mediterranean fares like hummus, pita, and wraps.
Ras Modern Indian is another mouthwatering alternative, offering Indian cuisine with a modern twist. You can munch on samosas, garlic and gluten-free naan, and a garbanzo bean bowl.
Address: 1503 South Congress Avenue, Austin
Hours: Open daily 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, hours vary by food truck
Amy’s Ice Cream: Open daily, 11:30 am – 10:00 p,
PitaLicious: Open daily, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, Fri-Sun, closes at 8:00 pm
Ras Modern Indian: Open daily, 8:00 am – 8:45 pm
8. Downtown – Rainey Street Food Trucks
Just south of downtown Austin is a two-block row of houses, bars, and delicious places to eat. This formerly sleepy neighborhood near the banks of Lady Bird Lake is now a local hotspot.
As you walk up Rainey Street, you head away from the river and toward downtown, running into one set of food trucks.
The setting here is warm and comfortable with picnic tables underneath trees.
The selection of food trucks includes Monks Momo, a must for Himalayan Nepalese cuisine. Their momo (steamed dumplings) are very popular with locals.
You’ll also have several options for various types of Asian cuisine as well as Mexican food, lobster, donuts, and more.
Address: 75 & 82 Rainey Street, Austin, TX
Hours: Open from 10:00 am – 3:00 am, hours vary by food truck
9. Picnic Food Truck Park – Austin – Barton Springs
The Picnic at Barton Springs is known by some as the best food truck park in Austin.
Considered one of the crown jewels of Austin, Barton Springs is named for the underground springs that form pools. These make the area a favorite spot to keep cool in the Texas heat.
The Picnic at Barton Springs is the first trailer park dedicated to locally-owned food trucks.
One highly popular food truck is The Original New Orleans Po-Boy and Gumbo Shop.
Its name is a mouthful, and so are its meals. Get a taste of the South with a crawfish po-boy sandwich, a fried shrimp platter, or chicken and sausage gumbo.
Coat & Thai is another beloved truck, serving pad thai, a selection of curries, and Thai iced coffee for those especially hot days when you’re on your way to one of the Barton Springs pools.
Address: 1720 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX
Hours: Open daily, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
10. The Possum Park – Vegan Austin Food Truck Park
This small food truck park in Austin caters to vegans, but just about everyone can find something they’ll love.
One of the most well-known is Bistro Vonish, which offers a range of delicious meals including many Czech dishes.
They put a Texas spin on a classic Czech pastry with their Spicy Seitan Kolache and Spinach Mushroom Kolache.
For something sweet to finish off your meal, try their rich chocolate pie or a cinnamon roll (or two .. or three!).
You also won’t want to miss stopping by the Zucchini Kill food truck. Not only do they specialize in vegan baked goods, but their food is also free from both soy and gluten.
At Zucchini Kill, you can get sweets like cookies, Swiss rolls, and even cookie cakes. If you can’t make it to the Possum Park location, they’ve also got a location at 2908 Fruth St.
Address: 701 E. 53rd St., Austin
Hours: Open daily from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm, hours vary by food truck
11. Arbor Food Truck Park – Austin
The Arbor Food Truck Park is host to several trucks serving food like burgers, fajitas, and tacos.
For burgers, you’ll want to stop by Burgalicious, where you can find hearty burgers topped with cheese, bacon, onions, onion rings – you name it.
Get the fries loaded with just about anything you want. Wash it all down with some of their sweet tea or pink lemonade.
Meat lovers should head straight to the food truck operated by Comal Fajita House and grab some of their sizzling beef or chicken fajitas.
Cuantos Tacos is the place to go if you’ve got a craving for Mexico City-style tacos. Order the barbacoa, longaniza, or carnitas tacos. For something cheesy, get a quesadilla loaded down with your favorite fillings.
Address: 1108 E 12th St, Austin, TX, 78702
Hours: Open Wed-Sun, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
12. Buzz Mill – Riverside Food Truck Park Austin
When you’re in the Riverside area, pop into the Buzz Mill food truck park to refuel and relax.
Try some Jamaican jerk chicken from Mr. Pimento. Vegetarians can order Jamaican jerk jackfruit with sides like mac and cheese and island rice.
There are also burger and chicken sandwich options at Buzz Burger if you’re craving a sandwich.
Bat City Pies makes their pizza Detroit-style, and you also have the option to build your own with several types of meats and vegetables.
You can also get some garlic cheese bread and their signature “Bat Bites,” which are peppadew peppers wrapped in prosciutto and stuffed with cheese.
For a lighter option, head to Bully Bagel. Load your bagel down with as little or as many toppings as you want.
Address: 1505 Town Creek Drive, Austin
Hours: Open 24/7, hours vary by food truck
13. South First Food Court – Ira and Bev’s Food Truck Park
For Halal food in Austin, stop by Ira and Bev’s Food Truck Park, and can visit Halal Wing Kingz.
Get a plate of wings seasoned with seasonings like lemon pepper, “sweet fire,” and barbecue.
Indulge in some Japanese food with a hibachi plate from Highway Hibachi. You can order tofu, shrimp, chicken, or steak.
Surprisingly, you’ll also see burritos as well as kale and butternut squash dumplings on the menu.
There are plenty of tacos around, sold by El Super Taco. Their focus is on making delicious traditional and authentic Mexican cuisine, and their brisket tacos are particularly outstanding.
For dessert, stop by Bananarchy, another one of the best food trucks in Austin. No matter the season or time of day, you’ll find frozen bananas for sale at this food truck.
Try the bananas with chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla, or vegan chocolate.
Address: 1311 S. 1st St. Park, Austin
Hours: Open daily, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
14. Thicket South Austin Food Truck Park
Another food park that locals adore is Thicket South Austin Food Truck Park. There are over 12 food trucks with plenty of choices for hungry bellies.
South Austin favorites also include juices and kombucha from Wonky Blends.
One food truck that stood out to Rosemary and me is Song La.
Song La offers authentic Taiwanese street food including pork belly buns, bubble tea, and other traditional Taiwanese snacks.
The Corndog Company brings you State Fair delights with options that go beyond traditional corn dogs. All the dogs are hand-dipped and honey glazed available in mini or epic sizes.
After your meal, visit the community garden, where locals can grow their own vegetables.
Depending on the day, you may be able to catch a yoga session or one of the many live music events that take place regularly.
Address: 7800 South 1st St., Austin
Hours: Tues-Sun, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Closed Mondays
The local food scene in Austin is dynamic and innovative. And, food trucks are an integral part of the city’s culinary identity.
One could say that the city’s motto, “Keep Austin Weird”, is uniquely expressed in the food.
Expect to find familiar foods with unusual combinations that take you on a delectable journey into unfamiliar territory.
We were never hungry in Austin, and we took great pleasure in exploring the food truck parks and the local food scene.
So savor your adventures in this wonderful city, and enjoy high-quality foods from affordably priced food trucks.
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Claire is co-founder of Authentic Food Quest and a lover of simple and exquisite cuisine. Since 2015, with her partner, Rosemary, she has been traveling the world as a digital nomad, creating content about local food experiences.
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